Major Events and Top News Headlines of 01 February 2010:
- The Oil and Natural Gas Commission (ONGC) Limited will spend Rs 26,000-crore on capital expenditure in the next financial year, ONGC Chairman and Managing Director R S Sharma said.
- As the January 31 deadline came to an end, all the key countries, including India, China, US and the European Union, have formally ‘associated.
- Top US officials have come to a definitive conclusion of the slaying of Tehrik-i-Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud and said his death would set off a new power struggle as al-Qaeda would find it hard to replace him with a commander of their choice.
- Chinese state media blasted the United States on Monday for a planned $6.4 billion arms package for Taiwan, while a US official said Washington was committed to helping the island defend itself.