Major Events and Top News Headlines of 17 August 2010:
- A students’ leader and two hostel residents are in the dock for violating the visiting hours deadline at a Panjab University girls’ hostel. On Saturday night, president of Panjab University Students’ Union (PUSU) Uday Singh Wirring was spotted inside the girls’ hostel-6, at Sarojini Extension, at 11.30 pm.
- Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who arrived at flood-ravaged Leh on Tuesday morning on a day’s stock-taking mission with his Cabinet colleagues, announced a relief package of Rs 125 crore from the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund for the victims of the Leh cloudburst that left 179 dead and nearly 400 injured.
- State-run refiner Hindustan Petroleum Corp is looking at buying fuel retail assets of Royal Dutch Shell in Africa, the Indian company’s chairman said on Tuesday.
- Bollywood star Salman Khan, who played mentor to several newcomers like Katrina Kaif and Zarine Khan always felt that his Dabangg co-star Sonakshi was wired to become an actress.
- BCCI disciplinary panel meeting on Wednesday to probe the alleged financial irregularities by suspended IPL Chairman Lalit Modi in running the Twenty20 league has been put off due to non-availability of one of its members, Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia.