Major Events and Top News Headlines of 19 December 2010:
- Sachin Tendulkar on Sunday created history by becoming the first cricketer to score 50 Test centuries but India found themselves staring at defeat on the fourth day of the opening cricket Test against South Africa.
- Leaked diplomatic cables show that the United States still acts as the “world’s policeman” despite US President Barack Obama’s “friendly rhetoric,” President Raul Castro said.
- The Congress is set to step up its attack on the RSS demanding in its political resolution, to be passed at the party’s plenary session on Sunday, that the government of India should investigate its links with terror attacks.
- With the latest release by WikiLeaks revealing that the US embassy in India had described its general secretary Prakash Karat as an “extortionist” during the height of the Left-UPA tug of war over the nuclear deal, the CPM on Saturday said the remarks were “objectionable” and argued that the overall contents of the cables revealed the extent of “US interference” in India’s domestic affairs.