Thursday, October 22, 1998
held in Chile
SANTIAGO, Oct 21 (AFP) Nearly 100 persons were arrested and several injured in clashes with the police during separate demonstrations for and against the arrest of former dictator Augusto Pinochet in Britain. It was the second day of the unrest over an incident that has deeply divided Chile, prompting some Chilean officials to cancel visits to London while the Roman Catholic Church called for calm.
WELLINGTON, Oct 21 (AP) Much of New Zealand's South Island, south of the city of Christchurch was rocked by an earthquake of the magnitude of 6.1 this morning, the authorities said. Police and emergency services said minor property damage was caused by the earthquake in the Canterbury, West Coast and Otago regions.
MUZAFFARABAD, Oct 21 (AFP) A teacher was stabbed to death after he penalised a candidate for cheating in a university examination in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK), the police said today. Prof Raja Naeem Khan was attacked late yesterday by three persons in his home in the town of Rawalakot, 115 km from here, it said.
TOKYO, Oct 21 (AFP) Japan's Government today announced it had decided to unlock funding for a major international deal to provide North Korea with safe nuclear reactors. A financing deal for the Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organisation (KEDO) project would be signed by Japan, said Chief Cabinet Secretary Hiromu Nonaka.
Car of Arunachal minister stoned
ITANAGAR, Oct 21 (PTI) Arunachal Pradesh Home Minister Daklo Nidak escaped unhurt when his car was stoned during the 24-hour statewide bandh called by the All-Nishing Students Union (ANSU) today, official sources said. Mr Nidaks car was badly damaged when bandh supporters attacked his car while the minister was on his way to his office this morning. Normal life in some parts of Arunachal Pradesh, including the state capital, was affected following the bandh.
NEW DELHI, Oct 21 (PTI) Union Urban Affairs Minister Ram Jethmalani leaves here tomorrow for Colombo "on a private visit" to attend the SAARC lawyers conference there. "I am going there as a lawyer. It is my private visit and the question of the government footing my expenses does not arise," he told PTI.
ISLAMABAD, Oct 21 (PTI) Former Pakistani Premier Benazir Bhutto has been charge-sheeted in another corruption case involving illegal appointments in the countrys international airlines. The Special Accountability Bench of the Sindh High Court yesterday framed charges against Benazir, her former political secretary Naheed Khan and Air Marshal Farooq Umar (retd), a former managing director of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), for making "illegal" appointments of more than 1,300 persons in the PIA.
MOSCOW, Oct 21 (PTI-Reuters) Russian President Boris Yeltsin visited a hospital for a check-up today. Mr Yeltsin (67) has been recuperating from malady which the Kremlin says is bronchitis since cutting short a visit to Central Asia last week. A Kremlin spokesman said Mr Yeltsin had eliminated all but the last traces of the illness. "Everything is normal", a Kremlin spokesman said about the President's health.
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