17 Oct 2015
Washington: Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi has been conferred with Harvard University's prestigious humanitarian award for this year, in recognition of his continuing contribution to the cause of child rights.
21 Oct 2015
London: Noted novelist Anita Desai has said she will return her Sahitya Award if the Akademi does not make it clear that it is not a government body but an independent one that exists to defend free speech and the right to question and dissent.
23 Jun 2015
United Nations: A project in West Bengal's Nadia district for improving heath by providing sanitary toilets and promoting their use has won a first place UN award for innovative public services.
18 May 2015
Houston: An 44-year-old Indian-American policeman has been awarded the prestigious "Top Civilian Supervisor of the Year" award for his efficient services to the Houston Police department in the US state of Texas.
30 Jun 2011
President Barack Obama has compared himself to Barcelona striker Lionel Messi at a White House awards ceremony.
16 May 2015
Washington: An 18-year-old Indian-American boy has won the prestigious Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award in US for inventing a device that quickly shuts down undersea oil spills. Karan Jerath of Friendswood, Texas, claimed USD 50,000 top prize on Friday at this year's Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (IISEF).
24 Jan 2015
Islamabad: Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain has decided to confer Tamgha-i-Shujaat on 145 students and staff members of the Army Public School in Peshawar who were killed in a terrorist attack on December 16.
29 Oct 2014
Stockholm: Girl's rights champion Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel Peace Prize laureate in history, won the World's Children's Prize, after a global vote involving millions of children.
14 Jan 2015
Washington: ISRO's Mars Mission team has won the prestigious 2015 Space Pioneer Award in the science and engineering category in recognition of achieving the rare feat in its very first attempt.
20 May 2015
London: Hungarian author Laszlo Krasznahorkai has won Britain's prestigious Man Booker International prize for his achievement in fiction as he edged out India's Amitav Ghosh and eight others to bag the top literary award.