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  • WHO, Greta Thunberg, Alexei Navalny among Nobel Peace Prize nominees Jan 31, 2021 03:35 PM IST

    WHO, Greta Thunberg, Alexei Navalny among Nobel Peace Prize nominees

    Alexei Navalny, nominated by Russian academics, was named for his “efforts for a peaceful democratisation of Russia” by Norwegian former minister Ola Elvestuen.

  • Donald Trump suggests he won Nobel Prize for brokering Israel-Arab peace deal in a campaign-style video Dec 29, 2020 11:01 PM IST

    Donald Trump suggests he won Nobel Prize for brokering Israel-Arab peace deal in a campaign-style video

    US President Donald Trump was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for brokering a peace deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates through the 'Abraham Accords'. However, the prestigious award eventually went to the World Food Programme for 'its efforts to combat hunger'.

  • Nobel Peace Prize 2020: World Food Programme awarded for efforts to combat global hunger Oct 09, 2020 02:44 PM IST

    Nobel Peace Prize 2020: World Food Programme awarded for efforts to combat global hunger

    The prize is awarded by a committee elected by Stortinget, the Norwegian Parliament.

  • Trump nominated for Nobel Peace Prize 2021: Here's a list of US presidents who won the award Sep 09, 2020 10:21 PM IST

    Trump nominated for Nobel Peace Prize 2021: Here's a list of US presidents who won the award

    Four US presidents, including Barack Obama, and one vice president, have so far received the prestigious award

  • US President Donald Trump nominated for Nobel Peace Prize 2021: Nomination, selection process explained Sep 09, 2020 08:31 PM IST

    US President Donald Trump nominated for Nobel Peace Prize 2021: Nomination, selection process explained

    Candidates eligible for the Nobel Peace Prize need to be chosen by qualified nominators, who can range from former Nobel laureates to university professors. No one can nominate themselves.

  • Nobel Peace Prize 2019 awarded to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Oct 11, 2019 02:46 PM IST

    Nobel Peace Prize 2019 awarded to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed

    The Norwegian Nobel Committee observed that PM Abiy Ahmed Ali be awrded for his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation, and in particular for his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighbouring Eritrea.

  • 'Fridays for Future' turns one: How Greta Thunberg's fight against climate change became a global phenomenon Aug 22, 2019 04:22 PM IST

    'Fridays for Future' turns one: How Greta Thunberg's fight against climate change became a global phenomenon

    In March this year, the phenomenon snowballed with more than 2 million people taking part in protests across 135 countries. Greta was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize the same month.

  • 'You had the Nobel Prize?' Trump learns of Yazidi activist Nadia Murad Jul 18, 2019 08:18 PM IST

    'You had the Nobel Prize?' Trump learns of Yazidi activist Nadia Murad

    Trump, who has boasted of crushing the self-styled caliphate of the Islamic State group that once stretched across Iraq and Syria, also appeared at a loss when Murad asked him to press the Iraqi and Kurdish governments to create safe conditions for the Yazidis to return.

  • Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old nominated for Nobel Peace Prize, wants nations to treat climate change like war Mar 15, 2019 05:49 PM IST

    Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old nominated for Nobel Peace Prize, wants nations to treat climate change like war

    Greta reprimanded leaders of 200 nations at the UN climate change summit and also gave a compelling speech at Davos in January 2019, beseeching top leaders to act on climate change urgently.

  • Person who solves Kashmir issue will be worthy of Nobel Peace Prize: Imran Khan Mar 04, 2019 01:55 PM IST

    Person who solves Kashmir issue will be worthy of Nobel Peace Prize: Imran Khan

    "I am not worthy of the Nobel Peace prize. The person worthy of this would be the one who solves the Kashmir dispute according to the wishes of the Kashmiri people and paves the way for peace & human development in the subcontinent," the premier tweeted.

  • Resolution submitted in Pakistan parliament to endorse PM Imran Khan for Nobel Peace Prize Mar 02, 2019 03:45 PM IST

    Resolution submitted in Pakistan parliament to endorse PM Imran Khan for Nobel Peace Prize

    Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on March 2 submitted the resolution in the secretariat of National Assembly, the lower house.

  • Comment | Kerala's fishermen deserve the Nobel Peace Prize Feb 08, 2019 08:36 AM IST

    Comment | Kerala's fishermen deserve the Nobel Peace Prize

    Kerala’s fishermen have been recognised for their efforts by the state government and various organisations. Perhaps there's still this incomplete expression of gratitude which wants to see them being recognised at an international level.

  • For 'selfless service' during floods, Shashi Tharoor nominates Kerala fishermen for 2019 Nobel Peace Prize Feb 06, 2019 08:25 PM IST

    For 'selfless service' during floods, Shashi Tharoor nominates Kerala fishermen for 2019 Nobel Peace Prize

    Tharoor said the community should be lauded for demonstrating an “extraordinarily altruistic spirit” during the floods despite living under such circumstances

  • Iraq welcomes Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad Dec 12, 2018 03:20 PM IST

    Iraq welcomes Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad

    Murad, a member of Iraq's Yazidi minority, was among thousands of women and girls who were captured and forced into sexual slavery by Islamic State militants in 2014.

  • Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege awarded Nobel Peace Prize 2018 Oct 05, 2018 03:07 PM IST

    Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege awarded Nobel Peace Prize 2018

    The duo were recognised for their efforts to stop use of sexual violence as a weapon of war

  • Norwegian politicians nominate Donald Trump for Nobel Peace Prize Jun 15, 2018 03:50 PM IST

    Norwegian politicians nominate Donald Trump for Nobel Peace Prize

    This nomination puts Trump in the league of some distinguished political leaders who have been nominated for the award in the past like Vladimir Putin and Fidel Castro. If he wins, then he will join Barrack Obama as a recipient of the award.

  • Ban the bomb: How Nobel Peace Prize winner ICAN has been combating nuclear weapons Oct 06, 2017 05:09 PM IST

    Ban the bomb: How Nobel Peace Prize winner ICAN has been combating nuclear weapons

    Based out of Geneva, ICAN is a coalition of over 400 non-governmental organizations from 101 different countries across the world.

  • Anti-nuclear campaign ICAN wins Nobel Peace Prize Oct 06, 2017 03:10 PM IST

    Anti-nuclear campaign ICAN wins Nobel Peace Prize

    "The organisation is receiving the award for its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons," said Norway's Nobel committee president Berit Reiss-Andersen.

  • 2017 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to anti-nuclear weapons organisation ICAN Oct 06, 2017 03:02 PM IST

    2017 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to anti-nuclear weapons organisation ICAN

    ICAN is a coalition of non-governmental organizations from around 100 different countries across the world.

  • Nobel Peace Prize 2017: Here's everything you need to know Oct 05, 2017 02:15 PM IST

    Nobel Peace Prize 2017: Here's everything you need to know

    The Norwegian Nobel Committee will announce the winner of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo on Friday.

  • Socially boycott those sexually abusing kids: Kailash Satyarthi Sep 21, 2017 10:10 PM IST

    Socially boycott those sexually abusing kids: Kailash Satyarthi

    The noted child rights activist said the law enacted to protect minors from sexual offences is not being properly enforced.

  • Mother Teresa will soon be elevated to sainthood: MC Dec 18, 2015 04:11 PM IST

    Mother Teresa will soon be elevated to sainthood: MC

    Nobel Peace Prize winner Mother Teresa founded the Missionaries of Charity and spent 45-years serving the poor, the sick, the orphaned, and the dying on the streets of Kolkata. Mother Teresa died at the age of 87 in Kolkata in 1997.

  • Satyarthi gets 'Harvard Humanitarian of the Year Award' Oct 17, 2015 12:38 PM IST

    Satyarthi gets 'Harvard Humanitarian of the Year Award'

    The annual award by the prestigious university is given to an individual whose works and deeds have served to improve the quality of lives and have inspired us to greater heights. Satyarthi is the first Indian to have been given this award.

  • Tunisia's 'National Dialogue Quartet' win Nobel Peace Prize Oct 09, 2015 04:17 PM IST

    Tunisia's 'National Dialogue Quartet' win Nobel Peace Prize

    The Quartet paved the way for a peaceful dialogue between the citizens, the political parties and the authorities and helped to find consensus-based solutions to a wide range of challenges across political and religious divides.

  • Modi, Satyarthi among world's greatest leaders: Fortune Mar 27, 2015 12:02 PM IST

    Modi, Satyarthi among world's greatest leaders: Fortune

    Modi is ranked 5th on the 2015 roster of 'World's Greatest Leaders' with Satyarthi coming in at the 28th spot. The list has been topped by Apple CEO Tim Cook.

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