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Kailash Satyarthi asks religious leaders to take stand on child marriage, says girls trafficked on pretext of marriage
India

Kailash Satyarthi asks religious leaders to take stand on child marriage, says girls trafficked on pretext of marriage

In an exclusive conversation with Firstpost, Kailash Satyarthi extensively spoke about child marriage and its associated evils that plague the country, society and economy

14 October: Keeping Up with the Kardashians premieres; Martin Luther King Jr. receives Nobel Peace Prize
India

14 October: Keeping Up with the Kardashians premieres; Martin Luther King Jr. receives Nobel Peace Prize

Endeavour had to navigate around trees and street lamps throughout the 12-mile journey from the Los Angeles International Airport to the research centre

The Nobel that wasn’t: A black day for fact-checking
World

The Nobel that wasn’t: A black day for fact-checking

The story about two Indian citizens being frontrunners for the prize turned out to be fake, it gave the commentariat an opportunity to re-examine the Nobel Peace Prize as an institution, reassess its value, and lay bare its objectives

Dalai Lama congratulates 2022 Nobel Peace Prize winners
India

Dalai Lama congratulates 2022 Nobel Peace Prize winners

Human rights activists from Ukraine, Belarus and Russia won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday

Four Nobel Peace laureates who were in jail when they won
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Four Nobel Peace laureates who were in jail when they won

Furious over the Norwegian Nobel Committee's decision to award Carl von Ossietzky, Adolf Hitler banned all German citizens from accepting a Nobel in any category

Why was a Russian organisation awarded the Peace Nobel with a Belarusian activist and a Ukraine rights group?
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Why was a Russian organisation awarded the Peace Nobel with a Belarusian activist and a Ukraine rights group?

The Russian human rights organisation Memorial, awarded this year’s Nobel Peace prize along with Belarusian human rights activist Ales Bialiatski and Ukrainian human rights group Center for Civil Liberties, was banned by Moscow last year. It has worked tirelessly for victims of state-led oppression

Belarus' Ales Bialiatski, Ukraine and Russian rights organisations win Nobel Peace Prize 2022
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Belarus' Ales Bialiatski, Ukraine and Russian rights organisations win Nobel Peace Prize 2022

The judges wanted to honor 'three outstanding champions of human rights, democracy and peaceful coexistence in the neighbor countries Belarus, Russia and Ukraine', Berit Reiss-Andersen, chair of the Norwegian Nobel Committee said

The Famous Five: The scientists who have won two Nobel prizes
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The Famous Five: The scientists who have won two Nobel prizes

American Barry Sharpless is only the fifth person ever to win a second Nobel Prize, two decades after being awarded his first. He won the illustrious award in 2001 for his work on chirally catalysed oxidation reactions

Kailash Satyarthi: We need a comprehensive, strong, stringent and specific law against the crime of child trafficking
Arts & Culture

Kailash Satyarthi: We need a comprehensive, strong, stringent and specific law against the crime of child trafficking

Says Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi in an exclusive interview with First Post, as he talks about the urgent need for mental health and legal support for child abuse victims, law against trafficking, need of a global fund for protection of kids and more…

Watch: Malala Yousafzai’s close friend shares video of 'two types of friends', internet loves it 
World

Watch: Malala Yousafzai’s close friend shares video of 'two types of friends', internet loves it 

In November 2021, the human rights activist graduated in philosophy, politics and economics. She had also shared a few images of her graduation ceremony on her Instagram handle. During the same month, Yousafzai married Asser Malik, an official in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)

Russian Nobel laureate auctions medal for $103.5 million to benefit Ukraine kids
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Russian Nobel laureate auctions medal for $103.5 million to benefit Ukraine kids

The medal was sold to an as yet unidentified phone bidder at the sale in New York organized by Heritage Auctions

Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov sells Nobel Peace Prize for Ukrainian children
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Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov sells Nobel Peace Prize for Ukrainian children

Muratov helped found the independent Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta and was the publication's editor-in-chief when it shut down amid the Kremlin's clampdown on journalists and public dissent in the wake of Russia's invasion of Ukraine

Ethiopia says Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, a Nobel Peace laureate, is at battlefront
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Ethiopia says Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, a Nobel Peace laureate, is at battlefront

Tens of thousands of people have died in the war between Ethiopian federal and allied troops and fighters from the country’s Tigray region

South Africa's last apartheid president De Klerk, who shared Nobel Peace Prize with Nelson Mandela, dies at 85
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South Africa's last apartheid president De Klerk, who shared Nobel Peace Prize with Nelson Mandela, dies at 85

Frederik Willem de Klerk died after a battle against cancer at his home in the Fresnaye area of Cape Town, a spokesman for his foundation confirmed on Thursday

Journalists winning Nobel peace prize is a reminder that the press is under threat from strongmen and social media
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Journalists winning Nobel peace prize is a reminder that the press is under threat from strongmen and social media

The honour for both Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov is important as the Nobel Committee wants to deliver the message that 'without media, you cannot have a strong democracy'

Philippines journalist Maria Ressa and Russia's Muratov win 2021 Nobel Peace Prize
World

Philippines journalist Maria Ressa and Russia's Muratov win 2021 Nobel Peace Prize

The Nobel committee hailed the two for their fight for freedom of expression, stressing that it is vital in the promotion of peace

Greta Thunberg, WHO, Reporters Without Borders: Guesses for Nobel Peace Prize begin
World

Greta Thunberg, WHO, Reporters Without Borders: Guesses for Nobel Peace Prize begin

The Norwegian Nobel Committee never drops any advance hints, making the right guess ‘the world’s most difficult job’

Nobel Prize winners to be announced from 4-11 October in a mix of online and offline events
science

Nobel Prize winners to be announced from 4-11 October in a mix of online and offline events

The prize-awarding institutions will conduct this year’s Nobel festivities in Stockholm from 6 to 12 December.

Explained: How Ethiopia led by Nobel Peace Prize winner Abiy Ahmed got caught in a civil war again
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Explained: How Ethiopia led by Nobel Peace Prize winner Abiy Ahmed got caught in a civil war again

Following "a rapid offensive", rebels seized control of Tigray's capital Mekelle, which was followed by a ceasefire announcement by the federal government led by the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize winner

WHO's actions during the COVID-19 pandemic earned them criticism and Nobel Peace Prize nomination
science

WHO's actions during the COVID-19 pandemic earned them criticism and Nobel Peace Prize nomination

The organisation dampened some of the criticism against it by launching an independent probe into the pandemic response, including its own actions.