Marconi Lifetime Achievement Award for Indian-born Stanford professor

By Fakir Balaji Bengaluru, Aug 14 : The US-based Marconi Society has announced its Lifetime Achievement Award to Indian-born Stanford University professor Thomas Kailath, for his outstanding contributions to modern communications. “Kailath is the sixth scientist to be honoured with our Lifetime Achievement Award for his research contributions, which advanced modern communications technologies over the […]

This Independence day, take home hidden treasures of the past

New Delhi, Aug 14 : This Independence Day, enthusiasts and collectors of unique items have an opportunity to bring home hidden treasure that recreate memories of the time India became free. These items, that include vintage cars, coins and stamps among other rare historical antiques are on sale on OLX, one of India’s leading online […]

London’s Big Ben to fall silent for four years

London, Aug 14 : The famous Big Ben is going to fall silent for four years for a crucial refurbishment project. The iconic London landmark will stop chiming from August 21 as the Palace of Westminster’s Elizabeth Tower, which houses the clock, undergoes a series of repairs, the Telegraph reported on Monday. The hammers which […]

Met predicts heavy rains in Himachal, may hamper rescue operations

Shimla, Aug 14 : Several parts of Himachal Pradesh, including Mandi district where a massive mudslide claimed 46 lives, may experience heavy rainfall on Monday, a weather official warned. It may hamper the rescue operation that continued on the second day on Monday. “There are chances of heavy rainfall in Mandi and Kangra districts,” Manmohan […]

Pakistan army chief hoists largest flag in Wagah Border

Islamabad, Aug 14 : Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General QamarJaved Bajwa hoisted the largest national flag at Wagah Border on the eve of the country’s 70th independence anniversary, the media reported on Monday. The flag, made entirely in Pakistan, was hoisted on a 400-feet pole at midnight. The size of the flag is […]

India’s sewage system needs urgent modernisation: Magsaysay awardee Bezawada Wilson

By Vishal Narayan New Delhi, Aug 13 : With increasing reports of deaths of manual scavengers, including in the national capital, anti-manual scavenging crusader and Magsaysay awardee Bezawada Wilson says nothing less than a complete overhaul of the country’s sewage system will eradicate the “dirty job” tradition. He also took a jibe at the Swachh […]