Congressional Gold Medal

  • US: Congressional Gold Medal to Malala likely January 5, 2013

    Washington: A legislation to award the prestigious Congressional Gold Medal to Malala Yousufzai, the Pakistani peace activist who was shot in her head by Taliban, has been reintroduced in the US Congress. Introduced by Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, the House Resolution (No. 60) calls to award Congressional Gold Medal to...
  • Suu Kyi receives US Congressional gold medal September 20, 2012

    Washington: Visiting Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has received prestigious Congressional Gold Medal, a rare honour bestowed to any foreign leader by the US administration. The National League for Democracy leader also met President Barack Obama on a day when the US lifted additional sanctions on Myanmar. "This is one...
  • Keep away from Dalai Lama function: Govt to ministers November 3, 2007

    New Delhi: In a move aimed at appeasing China, the Centre has advised all cabinet ministers to stay away from an event to felicitate the Dalai Lama in Delhi on Saturday. In a letter to all ministers, Cabinet Secretary K M Chandrasekhar said, "The function is not in conformity with the...
  • US honour for Dalai Lama irks China September 14, 2006

    Beijing: China on Thursday denounced a decision by the US Congress to award the Dalai Lama a Congressional Gold Medal, its highest honor. The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed the Bill, which recognises the exiled spiritual leader for ''his many enduring and outstanding contributions to peace, non-violence, human rights, and...