Major Events and Top News Headlines of 18 November 2010:
- =With the petitioners in the ongoing PIL case on Salwa Judum asking for the formation of a high-level committee to oversee the rehabilitation of displaced persons in Chhattisgarh and deal with criminal matters arising from the activities of the state-sponsored anti-naxal movement, the Centre.
- = For the nearly 25 families living in Lokkere on the eastern fringes of the Bandipur tiger reserve in Karnataka life is difficult.
- =The Parliament failed to function for the fifth consecutive day on Thursday, with the Opposition insisting on a Joint Parliamentary Committee probe into the 2G spectrum allocation and Congress and JD(S) hitting back alleging land scam involving BJP-led government in Karnataka.
- = The Chinese government on Thursday mounted a defence of its dams on the Brahmaputra and Mekong rivers, assuring its seven neighbours, including India, who have voiced concerns about the projects that downstream flows will remain unaffected.
- =As diplomatic efforts gathered steam, Israel on Thursday awaited a crucial U.S. document meant to persuade government hard—liners to renew limits on settlement construction and give stalled Mideast peacemaking a boost.