Major Events and Top News Headlines of 05 August 2010:
- There are 793 Indians in Pakistani jails, out of which 582 are fishermen.
- A court on Thursday issued notice to Delhi Police on a plea of disgraced diplomat Madhuri Gupta, accused of passing sensitive information to Pakistani intelligence, seeking certain documents including emails she allegedly exchanged with her handlers.
- A delegation of BJP MPs and senior leaders today met President Pratibha Patil and submitted a memorandum and crores of signatures as part of its campaign against “abject failure of the UPA government” to control price rise.
- Indian-American Raj Goyle has won a primary from Kansas State to bag Democratic party’s nomination for the November Congressional elections, becoming the latest candidate from the community to join the race for the House of Representatives.
- Forty US billionaires pledged to give away at least half of their wealth to philanthropic purpose in response to a campaign by Microsoft chief Bill Gates and legendary investor Warren Buffet.