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Google Doodle honours inventor of worldwide standard time

New Delhi:  Google has honoured Sandford Fleming, a Canadian inventor and engineer of Scottish birth known for his invention of worldwide standard time, with a Doodle. “Today’s Doodle reflects Fleming’s legacy on this, the 190th anniversary of his birth,” Google said in a statement on Saturday. It is widely believed that Fleming missing a train

Proteas, Black Caps shootout for Test honours

Centurion:  South Africa and New Zealand go into a one-match shootout for series honours when they meet in the second and final Test starting at SuperSport Park here tomorrow. The Proteas can nudge up one place to sixth in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test rankings if they win, while the Black Caps will remain

Maha govt honours Seechewal with ‘Jal Mitra’ award

Jalandhar: Renowned environmentalist Balbir Singh Seechewal has created an example in the world in environmental protection by turning 160 km long Kali Bein (Black rivulet) into Pavittar Bein (Holy rivulet). He created a Seechewal model in the area for treating underground sewage water and reusing it for agriculture. He is the only Asian of having

Lance Hav Davinder Singh cremated with full military honours

Fate ditched the hopes of the family of soldier Lance Havildar Davinder Singh of 17 Sikh Light Infantry (LI), who fought for life at the Research and Referral (R&R) Hospital Delhi for 12-days before succumbing to injuries on August 19. He died at 6 am on Friday. Lance Havildar Davinder was all set retire in

Nawazuddin, Sonam, Fawad win top honours in Melbourne

Melbourne: Actors like Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Sonam Kapoor and Fawad Khan received top honours at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) 2016 here. The awards night, held at the iconic Melbourne Recital Centre on Friday, had “Parched” bagging the award for Best Indie Film while the Shakun Batra’s directorial “Kapoor & Sons” won award for

Kin of slain Sikh leader in Pak ask govt to honour promises

Peshawar: Family members of a prominent Pakistani Sikh politician who was gunned down in April today staged a protest demanding that the promises made by the provincial government to the victim’s kin be fulfilled. Sardar Sooran Singh, 52, Special Assistant to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister on Minority Affairs and leader of Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf

In Hiroshima, Obama honours ‘silent cry’ of bombing victims

Hiroshima: President Barack Obama paid tribute on Friday to the ‘silent cry’ of the 140,000 victims of the atomic bomb dropped 71 years ago on Hiroshima, and called on the world to abandon ‘the logic of fear’ that encourages the stockpiling of nuclear weapons. Obama’s trip to Hiroshima made him the first US president to

Haryana’s martyred son Major Deswal cremated

Jhajjar (Haryana): The mortal remains of Major Amit Deswal, killed on Wednesday in a gun battle with Manipur militants, were consigned to flames on Friday with full military and state honours at his village in Haryana. The state government announced Rs.50 lakh for the next of the kin of Major Deswal of the 21 Special Force