Major Events and Top News Headlines of 27 June 2009:
- Leaning against the new duel-fuel Spark that runs on petrol as well as liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), Karl Slym, the president and managing director (MD) of General Motors India, looks proud. In an industry that shrank by two per cent, his company grew 10 per cent last fiscal and has two more cars slated for rollout later this year.
- Three Central Reserve Police Force personnel were injured on Saturday, one of them critically, when militants hurled a grenade on the paramilitary force at Jehangir chowk, adjacent to the state High Court here, a police spokesman said.
- After a 26-day operation, Brazil’s military ended its search for more bodies and debris of Air France jet that plunged into the Atlantic nearly four weeks ago.
- While marginal signs of improvement are being observed in Tata Motors, the company still has not ruled out plans of further layoffs in its most recent acquisition, the Jaguar Land Rover (JLR).
- Senior IAS officer Ranjit Singh Pankaj has been appointed new Chief Information Commissioner of Uttar Pradesh, a post lying vacant for past eight months.