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Indian reporter wins AFP prize for work in Kashmir

Indian reporter wins AFP prize for work in Kashmir

HONG KONG – Dilnaz Boga, an Indian photojournalist and reporter, has won the Agence France-Presse Kate Webb Prize for her courageous work in Indian-administered Kashmir, the AFP Foundation announced on Wednesday.
Boga, 33, spent a year in Srinagar working for the respected news portal Kashmir Dispatch as well as a number of international publications and websites, the culmination of a decade covering the troubled region. The Kate Webb Prize was launched in 2008 in honour of the

CM announces prize money for hockey team

LAHORE – The Pakistan Whites hockey team will receive Rs 1.6 million as prize money for winning the 11th SAG trophy. The team participated in the 11th SAG held in Dhaka from January 29 to February 8, 2010 and won the title.
Chief Minister Punjab Mian Shahbaz Sharif promised a cash award for the winning team and on Tuesday he announced the prize money for the victorious team members from Punjab amounting to Rs 1,600,000. The prize distribution ceremony will be held on Thursday,

Prize distribution ceremony held at Maritime Training Institute

KARACHI – A prize distribution ceremony of QC/RTG was held yesterday at Maritime Training Institute, an outreach campus of Mersk Training Center, Denmark. The Denmark Consul General in Karachi Naheed Irshaduudin, chief guest of the ceremony, distributed certificates to trainers and trainees. The CJ also praised facilities and training provided by the Maritime Training Institute. The ceremony was mainly attended by maritime and shipping personalities.

Abacus Consulting garners prize

LAHORE – Abacus Consulting has made into the Top 500 Asia companies. An announcement in this regard was made by the All World Network, while announcing the Pakistan Fast Growth 25 winners at an event hosted by the US Ambassador Cameron Munter.

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

PFF announces attractive prize money for Lyari League

LAHORE – Pakistan Football Federation (PFF)’s President Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat Sunday announced handsome prizes for the finalists of PFF-KESC Lyari Football League.
The final of the event will be played on Monday when hot favourites Lyari Town face Singholane at Peoples Sports Complex, Karachi ( 3 PM Kick-off). The winning team of the 17-day event will be presented Rs 1,00,000 cash while the runner-up will receive Rs. 50,000.
There will also be individual prizes. It is

Women cricketers await prize money

LAHORE – Pakistan women cricketers who won the gold medal in the Asian Games still await the prize money announced by the government.
The Prime Minister announced Rs 8 million for the team and construction of a separate stadium for the women’s cricket, but even after the passage of two and a half months the prize money has not been given.

PINA seminar: Assange deserves a Noble Prize

LAHORE: Speakers at PINA’s seminar on “Post WikiLeaks Pakistan” held on Sunday recommended the Nobel Prize for Wikileaks owner Julian Assange for courageously unveiling truth about Pakistani and world leaders. The seminar’s participants agreed that Islamic countries leaders were exposed after the revelations made by Wikileaks and there was a need to development mutual relations and brotherhood amongst all Islamic countries.
They stressed upon the need for reviewing national

Jailed Chinese dissident awarded Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO: Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in an Oslo ceremony derided by Beijing as a farce, and dedicated it from his prison cell to the “lost souls” of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown.
In Beijing, police stepped up patrols at key points on Friday, including Tiananmen Square, where witnesses say hundreds or thousands were killed when troops crushed reform protests, and Liu’s apartment where his wife is believed to be under house arrest.

CM competition’s prize distribution ceremony held

LAHORE: Prize distribution ceremonies to honour students who excelled in the Punjab Chief Minister Competitions were held across the province on Monday. Rs 70 million were distributed amongst winners of various competitions. More than 53,000 male and 56,000 female students participated in debating competitions held from November 3 to 25 while essay writing, sports and arts and crafts competitions were also held.
According to the Punjab government, the CM had directed officials

Tutu, Havel urge China to release Nobel Peace Prize winner

LONDON: Archbishop Desmond Tutu and former Czech president Vaclav Havel on Sunday demanded “the unconditional release” of Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, in an article published by a British newspaper.
Ahead of the Peace Prize award ceremony in Oslo on Friday and writing in The Observer, Tutu and Havel said the dissident’s imprisonment was “sadly emblematic of the Chinese government’s intolerance to individual expression”.
The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded in October

Sindh govt mulling prize on assassins’ heads

KARACHI: The Sindh government is planning to place a bounty on the heads of criminals involved in the assassinations in Karachi, Home Minister Dr Zulfiqar Mirza told the Sindh Assembly on Monday.
“There is no amnesty for the criminals who surrender,” he said during the Question Hour. Mirza said that from May to October 2010, 822 kidnapping had been registered in the province and out of them, 520 had taken place in Karachi.
At least 56 honour killings occurred during the same

Saad Rafique claims assets won from ‘prize bonds’

Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday issued notice to PML-N MNA Khawaja Saad Rafique on a petition seeking the verification of prize bonds submitted in court by the legislator.
The petition was filed by PML-Q candidate Humayun Akhter, who had lost the NA-125 election against Saad. The petition alleges that Saad had concealed his assets when he filed his nomination papers.
The petition claims Saad declared his assets post-elections, claiming he had won assets worth

China cries foul over peace prize, dissident’s wife elated

China on Friday slammed the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to jailed dissident Liu Xiaobo as a violation of the honour’s ideals, while the laureate’s joyful wife led calls for his immediate release.
Beijing — which has repeatedly branded the 54-year-old writer a criminal following his December 2009 jailing for 11 years on subversion charges — also warned Norway that ties would suffer over the Nobel committee’s decision.
“The Nobel Peace Prize should be awarded to those