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Why hasn’t an Indian got a Nobel Prize for literature in 106 years since Tagore?

Austria’s Peter Handke was awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize for Literature while the postponed 2018 award went to Polish author Olga Tokarczuk.

Peter Handke critics outraged by Nobel committee’s decision to award ‘genocide denier’

Austrian novelist Peter Handke, who awarded this year's literature Nobel, has been controversial for his support of Serbian war criminal Slobodan Milošević.
Peter Handke and Olga Tokarczuk | Photo: NobelPrize | Twitter

Swedish academy announces Nobel Prize for Literature for 2018 and 2019

Poland's Olga Tokarczuk won the 2018 Nobel Prize while Austria’s Peter Handke won this year's Nobel for literature.
Nobel Prize Chemistry

2019 Chemistry Nobel awarded for work in development of lithium-ion battery

The Chemistry Nobel was awarded to Americans John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Japanese Akira Yoshino.

The 3 Physics Nobel Prize winners who transformed our understanding of the universe

The 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded with one half to James Peebles and the other half jointly to Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz.

Medicine Nobel awarded for study on how human cells sense and adapt to oxygen levels

The findings by scientists William G. Kaelin Jr, Sir Peter J. Ratcliffe, and Gregg L. Semenza are relevant to nearly all bodily functions and mechanisms.

Measuring pleasurability of scratching an itch wins its researchers 2019 parody Peace Nobel

The Ig Nobel Prize, founded in 1991, is a celebration of wacky research studies in various fields.
Rabindranath Tagore profile

Rabindranath Tagore — the poet who knew nationalism could not rise above humanity

Even 78 years after his death, Rabindranath Tagore remains much like a God for Bengalis. Several of the poet-playwright's works still need to be adequately explored.
Toni Morrison

Author Toni Morrison was the black voice that refused to be whitewashed in America

Toni Morrison, first black woman to win a literature Nobel, wrote fiercely and unapologetically about black women. She died Tuesday at the age of 88.
Tasuku Honjo

Cancer treatment patents worth billions in legal soup as Nobel winner fights for payday

Nobel winner Tasuku Honjo has taken ex-collaborator Gordon Freeman to court for leaving his name out of patents on immunotherapy, the evolving cancer treatment.

On Camera

Erdogan’s assault on Macron is the height of cynicism

There was a time when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan didn’t see the West as Turkey’s enemy and even wanted to join the European Union.

Turkey waging new war of economic liberation, says Erdogan after country’s currency falls

Erogan's speech follows the Turkish lira weakening to a record low of 8.3849 per dollar on Friday.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets his US counterpart Mark Esper at his office in South Block Monday | Twitter | @rajnathsingh

Here is why US changed Rajnath Singh’s statement on ‘reckless aggression’ by China

Both the US State and Defense departments have added footnotes to the transcripts they released on Rajnath Singh’s remarks at 2+2. The State Department has also updated the text.
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5 reasons for the crisis in global Islam

If tens of crores of Muslims across the world feel they are victims of mass Islamophobia, their holy prophet shown deliberate disrespect, it is a sense of crisis and siege.