|Friday, March 17, 2000,
|S P O T L I
G H T
March 16 (UNI) President of the USA Bill Clinton
will address MPs in the historic Central Hall of
Parliament at 11 a.m. on March 22.
March 16 (Reuters) Nepalese Prime Minister Krishna
Prasad Bhattarai announced his resignation today, a day
ahead of a scheduled vote by the ruling Congress party on
whether to dump him for failing to stem a Maoist
insurgency. I am going to tender my resignation
right away, the 76-year-old Premier said in a
special address to the Himalayan kingdoms Lower
House of Parliament.
March 16 (Reuters) The Asiaweek magazine said
today that exiled Saudi Arabian dissident Osama Bin Laden
is dying of kidney failure. The magazine, quoting a
western intelligence source who has been tracking
him, said in its latest edition that Bin Laden, 45,
who is in Afghanistan, remained mostly conscious and was
able to talk and hold meetings, but the man is
dying, it quoted the source as saying.
March 16 (UNI) Indias first mass signature
campaign for seeking a permanent seat at the United
Nations Security Council was launched here today by a
charitable society. President of the Special Care
International (SCI) D.D. Jesudas told newspersons here
that there was a need to pursue the demand for a
permanent seat in the council aggressively or get out of
the UN in protest.