Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will receive the highest US award, the Congressional Gold Medal, when she visits that country this year. She was expected to make the US trip in September. The top award was given to her in 2008, when she was under house arrest, the Mizzima News reported on Wednesday.
She will also receive the Atlantic Council's "Global Citizen" award, which was earlier given to Henry Kissinger, ex-diplomat, Japan's Sadako Ogata, former UN high commissioner for refugees, and Quincy Jones, a composer and musician. The trip will mark her first return to the US since she worked in New York City at the UN from 1969 to 1971. She will receive the award Sep 21.
Suu Kyi, 67, was released from house arrest in November 2010, and earlier this year was elected to Myanmar parliament. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had invited Suu Kyi to Washington when the top American diplomat visited the country in December.
Ridiculing West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's visit to Kamduni village, the opposition Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Tuesday said she was now "scared" to enter a village in the state.
A sex racket was busted in Delhi after two Uzbek women who were held hostage for five months in a house and were repeatedly sexually abused by customers, escaped, police on Tuesday said.
The Supreme Court today agreed to give an urgent hearing to a PIL on the issue of US National Security Agency snooping on Internet data from India
The Republican-controlled US House of Representatives has approved a legislation to ban abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
Senior IPS officer Sadanand Date, who was injured in the gun battle with Pakistani terrorists Ajmal Kasab and Abu Ismail during the 26/11 attacks, has approached a local court seeking getting back his uniform.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday directed all central government agencies to assist in rescue and relief operations in flood-affected Uttarakhand and assured Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna of all help, a statement said.
The latest sting operation by the online magazine exposes how some employees in two foreign banks in India have also been involved in accepting black money and agreeing to launder it.