|Thursday, January 6, 2000,
|S P O T L I
G H T
Nepal expels Pak
Jan 5 (UNI) Nepal today ordered a Pakistan Embassy
junior staff member to quit the Hindu kingdom within 72
hours for involvement in an activity incompatible
with his status. Mr Aslam Saboor, posted as an
UDC/Assistant in the visa section of the Pakistan mission
here, was declared persona non grata by the
Nepal Government and issued quit-orders this afternoon.
He was caught last Sunday while dealing in fake Indian
high-denomination currency notes, a Nepali Foreign
Ministry official said.
5 (PTI) The three-day-old transporters
strike that affected life in the metropolis was suspended
tonight following talks between the Maharashtra
Government and the agitating unions. Announcing this in
the presence of Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, joint
convener of the transporters associations Sharad
Rao said the agitation in protest against the state
governments implementation of the Mumbai High Court
directive on vehicular emission norms stood suspended
with immediate effect.
5 (PTI) A Pakistan-trained Punjab terrorist has
been arrested by the Rajasthan police here,
Director-General of Police Amitabh Gupta said today.
Paramjeet Singh alias Jarnail Singh, wanted by the Punjab
police, was arrested in Jawahar Nagar area yesterday by
the intelligence branch, Gupta told reporters. The
terrorist had returned to India about seven months ago
after receiving training, the police chief said quoting
his preliminary questioning.
33 feared dead
(Norway), Jan 5 (Reuters) Children on a shopping
trip on the last day of the Christmas holiday were feared
to be among the 33 persons believed to have died in a
head-on collision between two trains in Norway, the
police said today. Rescue workers prepared to search the
burned-out wrecks of the two trains after
yesterdays collision at Asta station, 160 km north
27 hurt in Pak
Jan 5 (AP) A powerful bomb exploded in the
Southern Sindh province here today, injuring 27 persons,
five of them seriously, the police said. The bomb went
off in a congested market in Hyderabad, 180 km north from
here. No one has taken responsibility for the blast.
5 (PTI) The ashes of the former President, Dr
Shankar Dayal Sharma, were immersed today at Bodhni Ghat
in the Narmada in neighbouring Sehore district, about 60
km from here.Those present at the Ghat included Madhya
Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijay Singh and Sharmas
son Ashutosh Dayal Sharma.