Major Events and Top News Headlines of 27 August 2009:
- The Maharashtra state Director General of Police remained present before the Bombay High Court on Wednesday and sought 15 days more for the investigation to trace the child and the absconding father. DGP S S Virk also apologised for not filing investigation report as per court orders earlier.
- Even as the J-K High Court is yet to make up its mind regarding handing over the Shopian double murder case to the CBI, the investigating agency has conveyed its reluctance to the state government.
- New Zealand struggled to 159 for five on the second day of the second and final test on Thursday, trailing Sri Lanka by 257 runs after Thilan Samaraweera’s century had put the hosts in command. Ross Taylor was providing lone resistance for the Kiwis at the close, having compiled 70 not out from 118 balls.
- Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Thursday praised leading Iraqi Shiite politician Abdel Aziz al-Hakim as the symbol of the struggle against Saddam Hussein’s regime as Iranians mourned his death.
- Noting that the recent success of Pakistan military against the Taliban and al-Qaeda has been encouraging, a top US army general has said that the enemy in Pakistan has been far from defeated.