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Why Pakistan abandoned its Nobel laureate

The two-room bungalow, the birth place of Pakistan’s only Nobel laureate, today stands empty, testament to the indifference, bigotry and prejudice surrounding the country’s greatest scientist. Professor Abdus Salam, the child prodigy

Female trio for Nobel Peace Prize

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberian “peace warrior” Leymah Gbowee and Yemen’s Arab Spring activist Tawakkul Karman on Friday won the Nobel Peace Prize, the jury said. The three prizewinners share the

Three women share Nobel Peace Prize

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberian “peace warrior” Leymah Gbowee, and Yemen’s Arab Spring activist Tawakkul Karman on Friday won the Nobel Peace Prize, the jury said. The three prizewinners share the

Bangladesh removes Nobel winner as Grameen Bank MD

DHAKA – Bangladesh’s central bank said on Wednesday it had removed Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus from the post of managing director of microlender Grameen Bank, following allegations of irregularities in its operations.
“We have delivered a letter to the Grameen Bank that Muhammad Yunus has been removed,” said the central bank governor’s spokesman, AFM Asaduzzaman. Yunus, 70, set up Grameen Bank and has been its managing director since 2000. Lauded abroad by politicians and

WikiLeaks candidate for 2011 Nobel Peace Prize: MP

OSLO – A Norwegian member of the parliament on Wednesday said he had nominated WikiLeaks for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, saying the whistleblower website was a gauge of transparency in the world, including in democratic societies.
Jailed Chinese dissident “Liu Xiaobo was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize last year for his struggle for human rights, democracy and freedom of speech in China,” Snorre Valen, a member of the Socialist Left Party that is part of the ruling left-leaning

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