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Desmond Tutu calls on Meira Kumar

February 8th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) Nobel laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu called on Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar here Wednesday with the two discussing women's empowerment and other related issues.Tutu ... Read more...

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Yunus loses appeal against ouster from Grameen Bank (Second Lead)

March 8th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 8 (IANS) The Dhaka High Court Tuesday rejected Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus's writ petition challenging the legality of his removal as managing director of Grameen Bank that he ... Read more...

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Mixed reactions to Yunus sacking

March 3rd, 2011 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 3 (IANS) The removal of Grameen Bank managing director Muhammad Yunus from his duties has drawn mixed reactions from people across the globe, with some saying the ... Read more...

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‘Charges against Muhammad Yunus politically motivated’

February 18th, 2011 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 18 (IANS) Eminent people from across the world have formed "Friends of Grameen", vowing to protect the micro-credit pioneer and Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus from "politically orchestrated" attacks. Over ... Read more...

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‘Friends of Grameen Bank’ defend Nobel laureate Yunus from aggressive govt attacks

February 17th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 17 (ANI): A group of charities led by former Irish President Mary Robinson has come to the defence of Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus after the Bangladeshi government asked the ... Read more...

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Former U.S. President Carter calls for including Hamas in peace talks

October 20th, 2010 - 3:00 am ICT by BNO News
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (BNO NEWS) -- Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter on Tuesday called for the inclusion of the militant group Hamas in the Middle East peace process, local media reported."We believe that ... Read more...

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‘The Elders’ slam Sri Lanka for lacking ‘reconciliation’

August 4th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 4 (ANI): 'The Elders', a council of retired global leaders led by Desmond Tutu has slammed Sri Lanka, based on its report, for lacking post-war reconciliation. They also expressed their ... Read more...

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Sibal to get Stephen P. Duggan award in September 2010

May 13th, 2010 - 7:56 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 13 (ANI): Union Minister for Human Resource Development Kapil Sibal has been conferred the Stephen P. Duggan award for mutual understanding by the New York-based Institute of International Education ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu get prize for love and forgiveness

September 28th, 2009 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Vancouver, Sep 28 (IANS) The Dalai Lama joined Bishop Desmond Tutu, eBay founder Pierre Omidyan, "Power of Now" author Eckhart Tolle, Nobel laureates and other spiritual leaders here to call for ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama to lead ‘dream spiritual team’ at peace summit

April 1st, 2009 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 1 (IANS) The Dalai Lama, who is an honorary citizen of Canada, will lead Nobel Peace Prize laureates at a global peace summit in Vancouver in September. According to the ... Read more...

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