Major Events and Top News Headlines of 12 June 2009:
- US President Barack Obama has exhorted his countrymen to buckle up as the Indians and Chinese are catching them fast, as Americans have now settled into mediocrity.
- Amid reports of dissidence in its Karnataka unit, BJP on Friday asked party leaders to maintain discipline and work unitedly and refrain from doing anything that will tarnish the image of the state government.
- India has said it would talk to Pakistan if it takes “credible steps” to demonstrate its willingness to fight terror both “within and without.
- Observing that Pakistan has taken the US for a ride with massive aids for its support in the war on terror, an influential lawmaker in Washington has asked the Obama administration to make sure taxpayers’ money provided in assistance is accounted for and does not go down the drain.