By Jayant V. Narlikar, the existence of life in outer space, after a probe balloon, sent 41 km up into the atmosphere, detected bacteria not commonly found on earth.
Paris-based artist S.H. Raza of the Bombay School of progressives, with the Dayawati Modi Award, given for promoting Indian art and culture.
&nbs;Filmmaker K.M.Madhusudhan’s short feature Atma Chitra as the best entry in the section for independent films at Greece’s Thessaloniki fest.
OBC status to Jats, Sainis and Choharakas in Himachal Pradesh.
The Japan government, to pay Yen 79.2 million to seven asthmatics, by a Tokyo district court, after it lost in a pollution case.
A fellowship in the memory of Daniel Pearl, the Wall Street Journal reporter killed by Islamists in Pakistan last year. Preference will be given to Pakistanis. Intent: press freedom and East-West entente.
The ritual of briefly Burying children alive observed in a Madurai temple after a controversy this year, by the TN government.
Submitted The once-banned Bangladeshi film Matir Moina (The Clay Bird) for Oscar nomination, the first Bengali language film to be thus entered.