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Report on national security by next month
While asserting that security agencies and police forces had made silent progress in recent times in preserving the country's internal security, the Union Home Minister, Mr. L. K. Advani, today asked the keepers of law to instil a sense of security in the common man.

No differences with Sinha: Naik
The Petroleum Minister, Mr. Ram Naik, today denied any differences with the Finance Minister, Mr. Yashwant Sinha, over duty cuts on petroleum products. He said, ``there is no difference with anybody.''

 A golden climax to the Summer of Venus
Venus Williams, the irresistible force of women's tennis this season, was devastating as she outplayed Russia's Elena Dementieva in the women's singles final of the millennium Olympic games here today.

Call off bandh, Rajkumar tells fans
The Chief Ministers of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka today got a reprieve in the Rajkumar abduction episode, with the thespian, held hostage by the forest brigand Veerappan, appealing to his fans and other related organisations to call off the ``Karnataka bandh'' planned for tomorrow.

Naidu to take up ST issue with Centre
The Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, Mr. N. Chandrababu Naidu, today reiterated his opposition to the proposal for the reduction in sales tax as a measure to reduce the impact of the proposed oil hike as it would further cut into revenues.

Pension benefits to all BSNL staff
The Government today finalised the service conditions and financial issues for corporatisation of the Telecom Department from October 1. Accepting one of the major demands of the employees, the Cabinet agreed to give pension benefits as per government rules to all employees of the proposed Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) even after their absorption.

New virus prevents access to anti-virus sites
A complex computer virus named MTX threatens to spread fast via e-mail and prevents the affected user from accessing prominent anti-virus sites on the Internet. The virus, with three components, a virus, worm and a backdoor, enters the machine as an attachment with one of 32 names, but has a blank message body and subject line in the e- mail, Prognet Technologies, which provides free detection of the virus at its website,, said.

 Dinosaur eggs found
A Vadodara-based scientist, Prof. Atul Joshi, has discovered eggs of dinosaurs dating back to nearly 65 million years from Bagh, a village in Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh.

Don to be chargesheeted
Thai authorities here have decided to charge the underworld don, Chhota Rajan, with giving false information to the immigration office.

Top militant killed in J&K
The Divisional commander of Harkat-ul- Mujahideen was killed in a gun battle here on Wednesday. Four civilians and two security personnel also lost their lives in the encounter. Two houses were damaged in the fighting which continued for more than five hours.

Bollywood raid yields 6.10 cr.
The raids by the Income-Tax Department on nine film personalities, including Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai, have so far yielded Rs. 6.19 crores in cash, jewellery and other materials.

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