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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 this task.

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 Rajouri town.

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.

Bombshell found
A live bombshell, belonging to the Army, was recovered from Koba and Adalaj road on Gandhinagar highway near here yesterday, police said.

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