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Indian couple wins Alternative Nobel Prize

Indian couple wins Alternative Nobel Prize

Krishnammal Jagannathan, 82, and her husband, Sankaralingam, 95, have spent a lifetime fighting for the rights of the deprived, especially the Dalits, the former untouchables, who form the lowest rung of India’s ancient caste ladder. The couple – named Wednesday among the recipients of the 2008 Right Livelihood Awards, often called the Alternative Nobel Prizes […]

October 1, 2008 | By | Reply More
School feeding programme begins in 5 districts

School feeding programme begins in 5 districts

School Group Feeding Programme has been introduced in five districts of the country to achieve the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) by the year 2010. The main target of introducing the programme is to reduce number of dropouts in primary schools, ensure quality education, increase number of children in primary schools, combat malnutrition and ensure cent […]

September 28, 2008 | By | Reply More
Biswa Sahitya Kendra gets UNESCO award

Biswa Sahitya Kendra gets UNESCO award

Biswa Sahitya Kendra has been selected for one of UNESCO’s most prestigious awards, the Jan Amos Comenius Medal, for outstanding achievement and innovations in the field of education. Chairman of Biswa Sahitya Kendra’s trustee board, Prof Abdullah Abu Sayeed will

September 28, 2008 | By | Reply More
Nobel laureate Yunus blasts Telenor ethics in Bangladesh

Nobel laureate Yunus blasts Telenor ethics in Bangladesh

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQ030y37uMQ]Norwegian telecom operator Telenor, which recently tightened ethical procedures in Bangladesh, still has sub-contractors there using child labour,

September 4, 2008 | By | Reply More
Success that takes society into account

Success that takes society into account

Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus founded a bank that has helped 7.5 million beggars and borrowers escape abject poverty in his native Bangladesh.Speaking to about 1800 people this week, he encouraged them to do what they could to change the world by using business techniques to solve everything from poverty to pollution. “We can […]

January 19, 2008 | By | Reply More