Major Events and Top News Headlines of 17 August 2009:
- Former ‘Spice Girl’ Victoria Beckham’s waif-like figure and British accent is worrying the producers of ‘American Idol’ who think that her ‘Posh’ image might not go down well with the viewers.
- Tata Consultancy Services Ltd, India’s top IT services firm by sales, is seeing an increase in corporate technology spending in Asia Pacific in the current quarter on signs of economic revival, an official said on Monday.
- Recuperating from a second surgery on his injured eye, Indian hockey goalkeeper Baljit Singh will meet his surgeon for a check-up on Monday at the Alabama hospital where he was operated. Baljit, who was successfully operated upon on Tuesday last week, said he was feeling better but his eye remains bandaged.
- The police have arrested two minor boys for stabbing a youth over a minor brawl.
The deadline to convert petrol and diesel-run autorickshaws into LPG-run ones is fast approaching, but the city has only two LPG filling stations for the 3,500 registered autos in the city.