Major Events and Top News Headlines of 15 July 2009:
- Indicating some movement, Foreign Secretaries of India and Pakistan had “good detailed discussions” on terrorism here on Tuesday and will be meeting again on Wednesday to prepare the basis for the talks between Prime Ministers of the two countries.
- A study of constraints in implementing the Right to Information (RTI) Act has criticised the government for treating the Central Information Commission (CIC) and its state counterparts as a dumping ground for retired bureaucrats.
- The Indian rupee appreciated by 22 paise at 48.74 in early trade on Wednesday, extending gains on increased dollar sales by exporters amid expectations of fresh capital inflows by funds as market may open higher in tandem with firming trends on the other Asian equity markets.
- Ayman al-Zawahiri, the Al-Qaeda number two, has asked Pakistanis to support insurgents in their battle against a US-led “crusade” which he said threatened the country’s existence.