Major Events and Top News Headlines of 13 February 2010:
- Against the backdrop of alleged involvement of BSF personnel in the killing of a teenager in Srinagar, Government today said it followed a “zero tolerance” policy towards aberrations in armed forces’ behaviour with the public and such incidents will be dealt with strongly.
- India’s locally developed farming techniques look set to take their place on the world heritage map alongside the country’s national parks of outstanding beauty and its grand monuments to culture.
- All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam general secretary Jayalalithaa, leading a demonstration here to highlight the problems of sugarcane farmers, alleged that sugarcane cultivation in Tamil Nadu was facing an uncertain future owing to the anti-farmer policies of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam government.
- The U.K. announced a partial lifting of the ban on student visas in north India, sending a wave of relief among thousands of genuine students who are at an advanced stage of enrolling at British universities.
- The BSF has constituted an internal inquiry into the killing of a Kashmiri youth after a constable of the paramilitary force was found to be involved “prima facie.”