Nobel Prize

  • Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez's health 'delicate' after pneumonia, says the Colombian President 17-04-2014 09:12 AM

    Bogota: Nobel Prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez has recovered from pneumonia but his condition remains "delicate", Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos said on Wednesday. Garcia Marquez, who was hospitalized for nine days in Mexico City for dehydration and a lung and urinary infection, has been receiving treatment at his...
  • Nobel prize winner for peace Oscar Arias Sanchez visits charitable hospital in Pink City 31-03-2014 09:44 PM

    Nobel prize winner for peace and former president of Central American country Costa Rica, Oscar AriasSanchez on Monday visited a charitable hospital in the Pink City, which is known for manufacturing famous Jaipur Foot. Sanchez went round the assembly unit of Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti and also spoke to...
  • Kolkata: Special tram rides to commemorate Tagore's Nobel prize 15-12-2013 06:25 PM

    Calcutta Tramways Company celebrated the centenary of Rabindranath Tagore winning the Nobel prize by offering special rides in a tram named Gitanjali. The two-coach tram has been named Gitanjali after the book of poems which won the bard the Nobel prize in 1913. The tram, in which the two conductors...
  • What you might not have known about Nelson Mandela 06-12-2013 11:59 AM

    The world knows Nelson Mandela as a man who forever changed the course of modern history and who will surely continue to leave his mark long after his death Thursday at the age of 95. You may know that he spent 27 years in prison, that he led South Africa...
  • Nelson Mandela, an inspiration for music, movies, poems 06-12-2013 09:59 AM

    Heroic in his deeds, graceful in his manner, sainted in his image, Nelson Mandela long served as both cause and muse in the entertainment community. From the 1960s, when he was a political prisoner and South Africa was under the laws of apartheid, right up to recent times, when the...
  • Nelson Mandela - Global statesman and peace icon 06-12-2013 07:18 AM

    Johannesburg: Globally respected as a symbol of resistance against injustice, Nelson Mandela brought an end to the much-despised apartheid regime in South Africa while spreading the spirit of freedom in the rest of Africa. Incarcerated for 27 years through much of his youth, Mandela became the first-ever elected black president...
  • Nobel prize-winning novelist Doris Lessing dies at 94 17-11-2013 09:16 PM

    The Nobel Prize-winning novelist Doris Lessing, one of the most important English-language writers of the late 20th century, has died aged 94, her publisher said on Sunday. Lessing tackled race, ideology, gender politics and the workings of the psyche in a prolific and often iconoclastic career, and won the Nobel...
  • Google doodles the Raman effect for CV Raman's 125th birthday 07-11-2013 06:43 AM

    New Delhi: November 7, 2013 is the 125th birth anniversary of one of India's most prominent scientists CV Raman and Google has highlighted on its India home page the work for which the physicist won a Nobel. The postage-stamp-like Google doodle celebrating CV Raman's birthday has Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman's...
  • 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...
  • Alice Munro declines invite to Nobel Prize ceremony 18-10-2013 06:07 PM

    Stockholm: The Swedish Academy says Nobel literature prize winner Alice Munro won't travel to Stockholm to collect her award because of poor health. Academy secretary Peter Englund said in an email Friday that the 82-year-old Canadian writer had declined the invitation, and that it's not yet clear who will represent...
  • Eugene F Fama, Lars Peter Hansen, Robert J Shiller win 2013 economics Nobel Prize 14-10-2013 04:49 PM

    Stockholm: Three American scientists has been awarded the 2013 economics Nobel prize on Monday "for their empirical analysis of asset prices," the award-giving body said. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences gave the 8 million crown ($1.25 million) prize to Eugene Fama, Lars Peter Hansen and Robert Shiller. The economics...
  • Alice Munro of Canada wins the 2013 Nobel Prize for Literature 10-10-2013 04:36 PM

    Canadian short story writer Alice Munro has won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2013. The 82-year-old Munro, who only writes short stories, is often compared to Russian writer Anton Chekov for the depiction of the human condition in her fiction, with plot and drama frequently being secondary to moments...
  • 2013 Literature Nobel Prize awarded to Canadian author Alice Munro 10-10-2013 04:34 PM

    Stockholm: Canadian Alice Munro won the Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday for her tales of the struggles, loves and tragedies of women in small-town Canada that made her what the award-giving committee called the "master of the contemporary short story." "Some critics consider her a Canadian Chekhov," the Swedish...
  • Watch live: Nobel Prize in Literature 2013 announcement 10-10-2013 02:23 PM

    The Nobel Prize in Literature 2013 will be announced by Peter Englund, permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy at The Swedish Academy in Stockholm, Sweden. Watch the event live here. ...
  • The Nobel Prize for Literature: all the winners, all the citations 10-10-2013 12:24 PM

    The Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded 105 times to 109 Nobel Laureates between 1901 and 2012. 2012 Mo Yan 'who with hallucinatory realism merges folk tales, history and the contemporary' 2011 Tomas Transtrmer 'because, through his condensed, translucent images, he gives us fresh access to reality' 2010 Mario...
  • Literature Nobel Prize to be announced today 10-10-2013 09:23 AM

    The panel that selects the winner of the Nobel Prize for literature says it will announce its decision on Thursday.That means the dates of all the 2013 Nobel Prize announcements have been set. The Swedish Academy receives hundreds of nominations from literary and language professors from around the world, as...
  • Nobel prize in literature: what to look out for 10-10-2013 09:09 AM

    After three days of science awards the Nobel spotlight turns to the art of writing Thursday when the Swedish Academy will announce the winner of the Nobel Prize in literature. Will it be a woman for the first time since 2009? Or the first American in two decades? The secretive...
  • Karplus, Levitt, Warshel win 2013 Chemistry Nobel Prize 09-10-2013 03:45 PM

    Stockholm: Three US scientists won the 2013 Nobel Prize for chemistry on Wednesday for laying the foundations for development of computers to understand complex chemical processes from the purification of exhaust fumes to photosynthesis. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said in a statement, when awarding the prize of 8...
  • 2013 Physics Nobel an insult to Satyendranath Bose? 08-10-2013 05:47 PM

    Two theorists who predicted the existence of the subatomic Higgs boson almost 50 years ago - and were proven right only in 2012 - won the Nobel Prize for physics on Tuesday. British physicist Peter Higgs and Belgian physicist Francois Englert shared the honors, announced in Stockholm at the Royal...
  • Peter Higgs, Francois Englert win 2013 Physics Nobel Prize for Higgs Boson 08-10-2013 04:29 PM

    Stockholm: The 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics has been jointly awarded to Franois Englert and Peter W Higgs for the theory of how particles acquire mass. In 1964, they proposed the theory independently of each other. In 2012, their ideas were confirmed by the discovery of a so called Higgs...
  • Medicine Nobel winners: Rothman, Schekman, Sudhof 07-10-2013 05:45 PM

    The 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded jointly to Americans James E Rothman, Randy W Schekman and German-born Thomas C Sdhof for their discoveries of machinery regulating vesicle traffic, a major transport system in our cells. Below is a brief profile of the three winners. The...
  • Two Americans, German win Nobel medicine prize 07-10-2013 03:12 PM

    Stockholm: The 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded jointly to Americans James E Rothman, Randy W Schekman and German-born Thomas C Sdhof for their discoveries of machinery regulating vesicle traffic, a major transport system in our cells. The 2013 Nobel Prize honours the three scientists who...
  • 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...
  • Pakistan college offers tribute to Tagore 21-05-2013 04:40 PM

    Lahore: A leading college in Lahore has organised a tribute to Rabindranath Tagore to mark the centenary of his winning the Nobel Prize for literature, with participants offering renditions of his poetry in song and recitation. The tribute was organised by the Department of History at Forman Christian College and...
  • Malala Yousafzai goes back to school 19-03-2013 11:45 PM

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  • World View: Is America globalising torture of terror suspects? 08-02-2013 08:02 PM

    On World View this week the remarkable Malala story; and the PM's daughter, Amrit Singh on CIA torture. ...