Bofors trial to resume

NEW DELHI: A city court is to resume trial of the multimillion-rupee Bofors scam on June 9. The centre of the action will be the court of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Reena Singh Nag, who will hear fresh arguments in the case that rocked the nation in late 1980s. The scam dates back to 1986 when the Rajiv Gandhi government signed a multimillion-dollar deal with Bofors on the condition that middlemen would not be engaged in the deal. — HNS

Landslide buries 24

SHANGHAI: A massive wave of soil and coal mine waste collapsed on a village in western China, burying 24 people and killing at least three, the official Xinhua News Agency reported on Sunday. Rescuers pulled three people alive from the wreckage of Saturday afternoon’s landslide on the outskirts of the town of Wandong in the Chongqing region, but don’t expect to find any more survivors, Xinhua said. — AP

US terror expert expelled

JAKARTA: A leading American expert on Indonesia’s terrorist groups left the country on Sunday after being ordered out by authorities who had accused her of visa violations. Sidney Jones, however, has claimed that Indonesia’s intelligence agency was behind her expulsion because it considered reports published by her group, the International Crisis Group, to be subversive. — AFP

Al Qaeda suspect arrested

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani security forces have arrested a suspected Al Qaeda-linked militant of foreign nationality in the northwestern tribal region bordering Afghanistan, officials said on Sunday. “He is a foreigner, he was arrested on Friday,” military spokesman Major General Shaukat Sultan said. — AFP

Sikh separatists honoured

AMRITSAR: Thousands of Sikhs wearing colourful turbans and traditional daggers assembled at their holiest site on Sunday to honour hundreds who died there in 1984 when the Indian military stormed it to flush out holed-up Sikh separatists. The operation outraged Sikhs and is believed to have triggered the assassination months later of then-Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, who ordered the military action. — AP

INGOs warned of attacks

Islamabad: Offices of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and five foreign NGOs in Quetta have been warned against “imminent suicide attacks” on their offices, Dawn reported. It quoted a UNHCR official as saying that the local office of the Afghan Refugee Organisation had asked them to take strict security measures, saying it had information suggesting that terrorists were planning to carry out suicide attacks. — HNS