Major Events and Top News Headlines of 27 August 2010:
- A glamorous Russian ballet dancer who doubled up as a Nazi spy was responsible for one of the worst defeats for the Allied forces in the Second World War, causing a political upheaval in Britain, according to classified intelligence files released by M15 on Thursday.
- The Supreme Court on Friday favoured creation of a nodal agency to oversee implementation of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), in view of the allegation that benefits of the scheme were not reaching the intended beneficiaries.
- The Supreme Court on Friday restrained the Gujarat government from handing over the investigation into the Ishrat Jahan encounter case to the Special Investigation Team (SIT), headed by the former director of the Central Bureau of Investigation, R. K. Raghavan, probing the post-Godhra riots cases.
- Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) State president V. Muraleedharan said on Friday that the involvement of the CPI (M) and certain UDF leaders in aiding extremists in the State were behind the decision against the investigation on the attack on a college professor at Muvattupuzha, by the National Investigation Agency (NIA).