Major Events and Top News Headlines of 12 December 2010:
- = China’s leaders wrapped up an annual economic planning meeting on Sunday with a pledge to keep growth on track while stepping up moves to combat inflation and other potential destabilizing problems.
- = German auto major BMW has regained top slot in January-November period after a fierce battle for numbers with compatriot Mercedes Benz in the Indian luxury car market, inching closer to be the leader in 2010.
- = The University of Cambridge has launched a unique project to provide universal access to languages of India and elsewhere that are endangered and part of the world’s disappearing spoken traditions.
- = Every day for two years, he carried the toxic burden of a name that meant fraud to the world. On Saturday, the eldest son of disgraced financier Bernard Madoff hanged himself in his Manhattan apartment, another casualty in the saga that sent his father to prison and swindled thousands of their life savings.
- = A brief but intensive dialogue on a whole range of subjects from reform of the United Nations and the security situation in the Asian sub-continent were discussed at a bilateral summit between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and German Chancellor Angela Merkel here on Saturday.