Friday, August 25, 2000, Chandigarh, India

10 Pakistani troops killed
Indian forces repulse attack
JAMMU, Aug 24 — At least 10 Pakistani soldiers were killed and several wounded today when Indian troops repulsed an attack on a forward post in the Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir, a defence spokesman said here. The Indian troops fired on 30 to 40 Pakistani soldiers who had sneaked into Indian territory to raid the post in the Doda area around 4 a.m.

India expels Pak official
NEW DELHI, Aug 24 — India today expelled an official of the Pakistan High Commission here for his involvement in espionage activities.

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Three Punjab militants held
NEW DELHI, Aug 24 — The Delhi Police claimed to have discovered a base of Khalistan Zindabad Force in Nepal with the arrest of three Punjab militants who were involved in several blast incidents in Delhi, Punjab and Jammu.

Pinto brought to India for trial
NEW DELHI, Aug 24 — A key accused in the Rs 133- crore urea scam, A.E. Pinto, an agent of Turkish firm ‘Karsan’, was brought here today for trial from the UK by a three-member CBI team.

A.E. Pinto (centre), an accused in the Rs 133-crore urea scam, arrives at the CBI headquarters in New Delhi on Thursday. — PTI 
A.E. Pinto (centre), an accused in the Rs 133-crore urea scam, arrives at the CBI headquarters in New Delhi on Thursday.

Mori asks India to sign CTBT

  NEW DELHI, Aug 24 — The Japanese Prime Minister, Mr Yashiro Mori, today urged India to sign the comprehensive test ban treaty (CTBT) for amicable bilateral ties. “I strongly expect India’s early signature to the CTBT in order that we can take initiatives together for nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation and further promote our amicable relations”, Mr Mori said in his special address at the India-Japan global partnership meet organised by FICCI here.
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Central team for 189 cr aid to HP
NEW DELHI, Aug 24 — While recommending a special assistance of Rs 189 crore to Himachal Pradesh, the Central team that toured flood-affected areas of the state has said ascertaining the cause of floods was of “utmost importance” besides considering a treaty with China for early a flood warning system.

Health Minister stranded in Kathmandu
NEW DELHI, Aug 24 — Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Dr C.P. Thakur, is among 175 passengers held up in Kathmandu due to a technical problem in Airbus 300 (IC-814). The Health Minister was scheduled to return at 4.10 pm on Thursday.

Terror strikes Doaba region
JALANDHAR, Aug 24 — Terror has struck the Doaba region of Punjab following activities of a small gang which reportedly injects some poisonous substance into the bodies of unsuspecting people.

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