Govt. committed to security of minorities
The Union Home Minister, Mr. L.K. Advani,
today asserted in the Lok Sabha that the Government was committed
to removing the sense of insecurity among the minorities, and
sought the cooperation of all political parties in fulfilling
Kapil speaks his mind
Even as the CBI and Income Tax authorities
continue to probe the murky side of cricket, the current national
coach, Kapil Dev, hurt by the raids on his house and on his
reputation, has decided to take stock of the situation.
Kumaramangalam condition deteriorates
The condition of the Union Power Minister,
Mr. P. R. Kumaramangalam, who continued to be on life-support
systems at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences here for
the third day today, remained critical, his doctors said.
Fresh issue surfaces in hostage crisis
Amidst the reported reluctance by the five
Tamil militants to seek bail, the Tamil Nadu Government today
began examining the legal issues related to the withdrawal of all
cases against them.
Curfew in Rajouri as militants kill 6
At least six persons who were members of a
village defence committee (VDC) were gunned down and as many
injured by unidentified militants in a Rajouri village late on
Thursday evening. (According to UNI, militants of the Harkat-ul-
Jehade-Islami were involved in the incident.) Apprehending
trouble, the authorities have imposed indefinite curfew in
SC rejects Bhagwat's petition
The Supreme Court today rejected a petition
filed by the former Navy Chief, Admiral (retd.) Vishnu Bhagwat,
challenging his dismissal from service and the consequent
direction stripping him of the title Admiral.
Sri Lankan Parliament dissolved
The Sri Lankan Government today announced the
dissolution of Parliament and said general elections would be
held on October 10. The President, Ms. Chandrika Kumaratunga,
passed the order for the dissolution of the 225-seat House from
midnight on Friday, a Government statement said. Its six-year
term was due to end next week.
Suicide by scientist
A scientist of the Bhaba Atomic Research
Centre(BARC)'s training division committed suicide at his
residence at Anushaktinagar in North-east Mumbai, by hanging
himself from a ceiling fan yesterday.
A live bombshell, belonging to the Army, was
recovered from Koba and Adalaj road on Gandhinagar highway near
here yesterday, police said.