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Harkishan Singh Surjeet - nationalist to Communist and then kingmaker (Obituary)
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) A hardcore nationalist who was known in his youth as 'London Tod Singh' (one who breaks London, the centre of colonial power), Harkishan Singh Surjeet took to politics in Punjab at a young age as a follower of iconic freedom fighter Bhagat Singh.

Friday, August 01, 2008 2:28:23 PM

Communist veteran Harkishen Singh Surjeet is dead
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Veteran Communist leader Harkishen Singh Surjeet died Friday following a prolonged illness. He was 93.

Friday, August 01, 2008 2:27:15 PM

Change mobile phone operator but retain your number
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Mobile phone subscribers who are dissatisfied with the quality of service will soon get a respite - they can not only change the operator but also retain their existing numbers by paying a nominal fee.

Friday, August 01, 2008 2:25:10 PM

Apex court stops two acquitted Briton pedophiles from leaving India
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday stopped two alleged British pedophiles from leaving India, barely a week after Bombay High Court acquitted them of charges of sexually abusing destitute boys in a Mumbai orphanage run by them.

Friday, August 01, 2008 2:24:47 PM

Ashok Mankad: Feared cricketer in domestic circuit (Obituary)
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Former India Test cricketer Ashok Mankad, 61, had been a feared first-class cricketer, but with a modest Test record. He played only 22 Tests between 1969 and 1978, scoring 991 runs, and a solitary One-Day International.

Friday, August 01, 2008 2:24:25 PM

Raghav Pandey takes over as petroleum secretary
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Raghav Sharan Pandey took charge as the petroleum secretary Friday, promising he would try balancing the 'health' of both oil companies and consumers during his tenure.

Friday, August 01, 2008 2:23:37 PM

Uttar Pradesh top cop sends 25 mn SMSes against terror
Lucknow, Aug 1 (IANS) About 25 million mobile phone subscribers in Uttar Pradesh have received an SMS from the state's Director General of Police (DGP) Vikram Singh urging them to assist the police in fighting terror, an official said Friday.

Friday, August 01, 2008 1:30:05 PM

13 killed, three injured as train catches fire
Hyderabad/New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Thirteen people were killed and three injured early Friday when four coaches of a passenger train caught fire in Andhra Pradesh's Mehboobabad town. The cause of the fire has not yet been ascertained but Railway Minister Lalu Prasad ruled out the possibility of a bomb blast.

Friday, August 01, 2008 1:23:14 PM

Ahmedabad blasts claim two more victims
Ahmedabad, Aug 1 (IANS) Six-year-old Mohammad Idris and 12-year-old Rohan Vyas succumbed to the injuries they sustained when serial blasts ripped through this industrial hub of Gujarat, raising the toll in the terror attack to 53, doctors said Friday.

Friday, August 01, 2008 1:20:25 PM

Overcast sky may spoil chances of watching solar eclipse
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) An overcast sky may spoil the excitement of watching Friday's solar eclipse in the national capital since the weatherman has forecast rain and thundershowers.

Friday, August 01, 2008 1:14:28 PM

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