Nobel Laureate

  • Curtains down at the Jaipur Literature Festival 21-01-2014 10:46 PM

    The seventh edition of the annual Jaipur Literature Festival concluded in Jaipur on Tuesday on a rainy day with organisers vowing to maintain the event as a platform to celebrate the freedom of speech and expression. "We have always advocated this festival to be a platform supporting freedom of expression...
  • China's jailed Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo seeks retrial 22-11-2013 10:26 AM

    Beijing: Five years into his 11-year prison term, Chinese Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo plans to challenge his subversion conviction on grounds that he was legally exercising his right to free speech, his lawyer said Tuesday. The complaint seeking a retrial would likely have slim chances for success. But lawyer...
  • Wall on India's Nobel laureates set up at Metro station 10-11-2013 06:44 PM

    DMRC in collaboration with the Swedish Embassy has set up a Nobel Memorial Wall at the Rajiv Chowk Metro Station in New Delhi to spread awareness about Nobel laureates of India with special focus on Rabindranath Tagore. An exhibition on the country's Nobel laureates and their work will be on...
  • Alice Munro: Marathons in Sprint 22-10-2013 11:33 AM

    In Boys and Girls, Alice Munro accomplishes the perfect storyteller's feat--instilling in the reader feelings of delight, shock, surprise, suspense, and dejection, all over the course of a single short story. The narrator is a young girl whose father raises foxes in a pen for selling their fur to traders...
  • Vargas Llosa says latest novel his 'most optimistic' 01-10-2013 02:39 PM

    Segovia: Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa says his latest novel, 'El heroe discreto' (The Discreet Hero), reflects on the growth and consolidation of democracy in Peru, making the work his "most optimistic" so far. The Peruvian writer, who also holds a Spanish citizenship, discussed his latest work during an appearance...
  • Irish poet Nobel winner Seamus Heaney dies at 74 30-08-2013 06:40 PM

    Dublin: Seamus Heaney, Ireland's foremost poet who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1995, died on Friday after a half-century exploring the wild beauty of Ireland and the political torment within the nation's soul. He was 74. Heaney's family and publisher, Faber & Faber, said in a statement that...
  • Pablo Neruda's bone remains to be analyzed in US 13-04-2013 01:34 PM

    Santiago: Bone remains of Chilean Nobel Laureate Pablo Neruda will be analyzed in the United States as investigators seek to resolve a four-decade mystery about his death. Neruda's body was exhumed this week in an effort to discover if he died from prostate cancer or if he was poisoned by...
  • US: Tagore's 83-year-old notebook to be auctioned 18-11-2011 10:44 AM

    New York: A notebook belonging to legendary Indian poet and Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, containing poems and drafts of his work, will go under the hammer in New York at a Sotheby's auction next month. The previously unknown manuscript notebook dates back to 1928 and contains 12 poems and lyrics...
  • Nobel laureate Maathai's death mourned 26-09-2011 07:08 PM

    Nairobi: The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Monday mourned the death of Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai, who died of cancer here Sunday night. Maathai was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004, becoming the first environmentalist and the first African woman to receive the honour. The 71-year-old activist was founder...
  • Bangladesh clears Yunus bank of misconduct 25-04-2011 05:47 PM

    Dhaka: A Bangladesh government probe cleared micro-lender Grameen Bank of financial irregularities, the finance minister said on Monday, but the finding will not change the decision to fire Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus. Yunus, 70, was dismissed by a central bank order - upheld by the High Court and Supreme Court...
  • B'desh court rejects Yunus plea against removal 05-04-2011 04:46 PM

    Dhaka: Bangladesh's highest court rejected on Tuesday an appeal by Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus against his dismissal as managing director of Grameen Bank, the microlender he founded, lawyers said. Associates say Yunus's removal is prompted by government vendetta after he briefly considered a political career to challenge Prime Minister Sheikh...
  • Court upholds Yunus' ouster from Grameen Bank 08-03-2011 03:41 PM

    Dhaka: In a major setback to Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus, the Bangladesh High Court on Tuesday upheld his dismissal from the Grameen Bank he founded nearly three decades ago. The petitions by 70-year-old Yunus challenging legality of a Central Bank order removing him as Managing Director of the Grameen Bank...
  • B'desh HC to deliver verdict on Yunus today 07-03-2011 08:37 AM

    Dhaka: Bangladesh High Court is expected to deliver its verdict on Monday on a petition by Nobel laureate and micro-financier Muhammad Yunus challenging the legality of a central bank order removing him as the chief of the Grameen Bank. "We would make our submission when the court would reconvene," Bangladesh...
  • Grameen Bank: Yunus drags Bangla govt to court 03-03-2011 08:49 PM

    Dhaka: A day after he was sacked as the chief of the Bangladesh's Grameen Bank, Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus on Thursday took his battle to the court to overturn the government's decision to remove him from the institution he founded. Yunus petitioned the High Court challenging his sacking after the...
  • Nobel laureate Yunus ousted from Grameen Bank 02-03-2011 07:02 PM

    Dhaka: Nobel laureate Mohammed Younus, a celebrated pioneer of micro-finance was on Wednesday forced out from the Grameen Bank, he founded nearly three decades ago, amid a growing spat with the Bangladesh government, officials said. Yunus was relieved of his duties as Managing Director of the Grameen Bank, a central...
  • 'Non-English authors don't get better representation' 24-01-2011 02:45 PM

    Jaipur: Agitated by the categorisation often assigned to non-Western writers by the Western world, Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk feels non-English authors do not get better representation globally. The author, who did not seem to be in the best of humour during a discussion at the Jaipur Literature Festival, said that...
  • Pamuk says being rhetorical is not his type 21-01-2011 06:52 PM

    Jaipur: His characteristic literary style was born out of a quest to re-discover the roots of a diminishing Ottoman Islamic tradition in a westernising Turkey, but Nobel Laureate Orhan Pamuk believes one does not have to be rhetorical in wanting to preserve the historical culture of his birthplace. "What is...
  • Tagore's compositions in 450-year-old chapel 19-01-2011 02:16 PM

    Panaji: Temple bells and compositions by India's legendary creative genius Rabindranath Tagore will echo within the walls of a beautifully restored 450-year-old chapel - a Christian place of worship - in Goa next month. The Monte Hill Music Festival, organised annually by the Goa-based Portuguese cultural institute Fundacao Oriente and...
  • Canada invites its honorary citizen Suu Kyi 28-12-2010 11:10 AM

    Toronto: Prime Minister Stephen Harper has invited Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi to visit Canada. The Nobel peace laureate, who was freed from house arrest by the military junta on November 13, is an honorary Canadian citizen along with other famous leaders such as Nelson Mandela, the Aga...
  • PM's integrity is irreproachable: Amartya Sen 26-12-2010 08:16 PM

    Karan Thapar: Hello and welcome to Devil's advocate. At the end of the year that seems to be one of the most troubled in recent times, we look back at 2010 with the Nobel Laureate, economist and philosopher Amartya Sen. Professor Sen, you've come to India at a time when...
  • Devil's Advocate: Amartya Sen on scams of 2010 26-12-2010 07:56 PM

    Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen said that not the Prime Minister individually, but the political system is to be blamed for corruption. ...
  • Tagore's paintings to be auctioned today 15-06-2010 11:57 AM

    On Tuesday, 12 of Rabindranath Tagore's paintings will be auctioned at Sotheby's in London. ...
  • Nobel medal lost, why cry over Tagore paintings? 22-05-2010 12:19 AM

    Twelve paintings by Rabindranath Tagore are to be auctioned by the Sotheby's on June 15 in London. ...
  • Author Pamuk says he dreads newspapers for bad news 07-03-2009 03:53 AM

    Nobel Laureate Pamuk says he is very influenced by what he sees. ...