Major Events and Top News Headlines of 11 August 2010:
- India may decide to temporarily shut down BlackBerry Messenger and email services if Research In Motion does not address security concerns in a meeting to be held between the government and operators on Thursday, government officials said.
- The Mayawati government will spend as much as Rs 491 crore more on parks and memorials to Dalit icons being constructed in the state capital during the current fiscal 2010-11.
- Whatever Mark Hurd did that cost him his job as CEO of Hewlett-Packard, the world’s largest technology company, it wasn’t enough to cost him a payday that could top $40 million.
- The BJP has criticised Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s statement on autonomy for Jammu and Kashmir and said autonomy for the state was not an option.
- In a major setback to suspended IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi, the Indian Cricket Board on Wednesday rejected his demand for the recusal of Chirayu Amin and Arun Jaitley from the disciplinary panel investigating the charges of financial irregularities against him.
- Indian-American Satveer Chaudhary, who in 1996 became the first Asian-American lawmaker in the Minnesota House of Representatives, has lost in the primary for the State Senate Seat, which he has represented for a decade.