Major Events and Top News Headlines of 19 November 2010:
- = Textile production on Friday came to a halt in several parts of this region, covering Coimbatore, Erode, Tirupur, Namakkal and Salem districts, with garment and weaving units going on a one-day strike demanding ban on cotton yarn exports.
- =The U.S. on Friday announced a more convenient visa application process for Indians. Its embassy in New Delhi and consulates-general in Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and Hyderabad will now accept applications from across the country at all visa facilities, regardless of the applicant’s home address or city of residence, says an embassy release.
- = India on Friday summoned the Acting Iranian Ambassador to protest Tehran’s observations on Kashmir even as it abstained from voting on a U.N. resolution alleging human rights violations in Iran for the first time.
- = Inexperienced Shane Shillingford and Kemar Roach shared seven wickets to help the West Indies gain a big lead in the opening Test against Sri Lanka on Thursday.
- = The U.S. dollar ended dearer against the rupee at Rs. 45.29/30 per dollar and the Pound Sterling also finished higher at Rs. 72.69/71 per pound at the close of the Interbank Foreign Exchange Market (Forex) in Mumbai on Friday.