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  • Andhra Pradesh: Telangana TDP leader Dayakar Rao said extension in deadline to debate Telangana bill in assembly will be unacceptable
  • Assam: Union minister Oscar Fernandes arrives in Guwahati to attend the closing ceremony of 74th Indian Road Congress
  • Bihar: Maoists blast a panchayat building at Pio village in Giridih district in Jharkhand; no casualties, say police today
  • Chennai: CM urges PM to ensure release of 25 fishermen taken into custody by Lankan Navy to facilitate fishermen-level talks
  • Delhi: CM Arvind Kejriwal was hospitalised Wednesday morning due to severe lung congestion, an AAP party member said
  • Gujarat: Two persons killed as miscreants fired at a petrol pump office Tuesday night Botad in Bhavnagar, probe on
  • Haryana: Four persons killed, 13 hurt when maxi cab collided with truck near Dhani Toda village on Bhiwani-Loharu road Tuesday
  • Himachal Pradesh: CM directs officials to stop felling of trees for widening of road from Dharamsala to Bagli, say officials
  • Jammu and Kashmir: Srinagar-Jammu national highway closed for all sorts of vehicular traffic today following heavy snowfall
  • Karnataka: First joint session of state legislature in the new year begins at vidhana soudha in central Bangalore
  • Kerala: CM Tuesday demanded apology from AAP leader Kumar Vishwas for his alleged derogatory remarks against nurses from state
  • Kolkata: Govt will set up a puppet museum at Kankurgachi in Kolkata to preserve art of puppetry, announces minister Upen Biswas
  • Madhya Pradesh: A Sagar district court awards 3-years of jail to a head constable for taking bribe from an accused
  • Maharashtra: State Secondary and Higher Secondary School Principals Federation to protest in Pune Jan 27 for their pending demands
  • Mumbai: BJP leader Vinod Tawde demands principal secretary to probe the Jan 18 Malabar Hills stampede, which left 18 dead
  • Northeast: Agartala Municipal Council, oldest municipal body of northeast, Tuesday upgraded as a corporation
  • Odisha: Berhampur police Tuesday arrested 7 members of a gang involved in burglary cases on national highway in Ganjam dist
  • Punjab: AICC expands Punjab poll panel adding five new members, including former law minister Ashwani Kumar
  • Rajasthan: Jaipur administration extends holiday in schools till Class 5 to January 25 due to extreme cold condition
  • Tamil Nadu: CM urges PM to ensure release of 25 fishermen taken into custody by Lankan Navy to facilitate fishermen-level talks
  • UP East: Uttarakhand assembly Tuesday passed a new Lokayukta Bill modelled on Lokpal of the Centre
  • UP West: Uttarakhand assembly Tuesday passed a new Lokayukta Bill modelled on Lokpal of the Centre
  • West Bengal: Govt will set up a puppet museum at Kankurgachi in Kolkata to preserve art of puppetry, announces minister Upen Biswas
  • Andhra Pradesh: TDP candidates file nomination in 3 assembly constituencies allotted to BJP in Seemandhra after trouble in alliance
  • Assam: Two persons killed and ten injured in collision between two cars at Pokia Tiniali in Dhemaji this morning, say police
  • Bihar: Four CRPF troopers and a civilian were injured in Bokaro today in a landmine blast triggered by Maoists
  • Chennai: Navy detains two Sri Lankan fishermen, seizes their fibre boat off Kodiyakarai coast near Nagapattinam today
  • Delhi: Delhites woke up to a pleasant morning today with a minimum temperature at 20.2C; met predicts light rain in evening
  • Gujarat: 517 cartons of beer worth Rs12.40 lakh, being transported in five vehicles, seized near Kamboli in Bharuch; no arrests
  • Haryana: INLD leaders, including MLAs, ex-MPs, to soon visit Punjab to campaign for SAD, where polling will be held on April 30
  • Himachal Pradesh: Woman files complaint with DGP against Mandi AAP candidate JC Thakur for allegedly assaulting her in June 2013
  • Jammu and Kashmir: Over 35 percent voter turnout reported till 1 pm in Udhampur Lok Sabha constituency
  • Karnataka: 1,500 villagers boycott polling in Kolar, Mysore, Tumkur, Bangalore Rural LS seats, protesting lack of basic amenities
  • Kerala: Kerala govt to take steps to clean up Padmatheertham and Mithranandapuram ponds in Padmanabhaswami temple
  • Kolkata: 60 pc voting reported till 1 pm in 4 LS seats; a few EVMs malfunctioned in Alipurduar disrupting voting for a while
  • Madhya Pradesh: An engineering student found dead today in a pvt hostel in Bhawar Kuan area of Indore; police suspect suicide
  • Maharashtra: Voting disrupted for about 90 min at S Kalmadi booth in Pune due to a defective EVM; voters demand extra time
  • Mumbai: NGO Jago Janta Jago to run a voter awareness campaign April 18 to 22 in Mumbai
  • Northeast: Meghalaya police arrested a 47-year-old man today in West Garo Hills for allegedly raping a minor girl for past 5 yrs
  • Odisha: Re-polling underway in 22 booths in 8 assembly segments where voting was disrupted April 10, an EC official told
  • Punjab: Governor Shivraj V Patil today extended goodwill message to people of the state on occasion of Good Friday tomorrow
  • Rajasthan: People are voting for the BJP this time as they are fed up with bad governance of the UPA govt, says state BJP chief
  • Tamil Nadu: Navy detains two Sri Lankan fishermen, seizes their fibre boat off Kodiyakarai coast near Nagapattinam today
  • UP East: AAP candidate Kumar Vishwas today alleged that a close aide of Cong leader Rahul Gandhi has threatened to kill him
  • UP West: AAP candidate Kumar Vishwas today alleged that a close aide of Cong leader Rahul Gandhi has threatened to kill him
  • West Bengal: 60 pc voting reported till 1 pm in 4 LS seats; a few EVMs malfunctioned in Alipurduar disrupting voting for a while
Iran to create Islamic 'Nobel Prize'
Iran to create Islamic 'Nobel Prize'

IANS

Moscow, Oct 13: Iran, which only has one Nobel Prize laureate, announced the inception of a rival award intended solely for outstanding scientists of the Islamic world, the country's news agency Fars said Saturday.

The Great Prophet World Prize will be bestowed biennially on "the Muslim world scientists in three technological fields in which Iran has also make outstanding progress," said Iranian Vice President for Science and Technology Nasrin Soltankhah.

She did not identify the fields covered by the Great Prophet World Prize, but said it would help prepare Muslim scientists for tighter competition over global awards such as the Nobel Prize, identified in the report as "the Noble prize."

The Nobel Prize, established in 1901, currently has six categories. The only Iranian to win it so far has been human rights activist Shirin Ebadi, now living in London, who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2003.

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