Major Events and Top News Headlines of 29 August 2010:
- Three Border Security Force (BSF) personnel, a constable of the Chhattisgarh police and a Special Police Officer were killed in an ambush in Chhattisgarh’s Kanker district, 250 km from Raipur, on Sunday morning.
- The Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council (NAC) is yet to reconcile the government’s assurance of a monthly provision of 25 kg of foodgrains for every family with its desire to enhance it to 35 kg.
- The close link between diabetes and poverty is triggering the rapid advancement of the disease in low and middle income populations of the world, Ala Alwan, Assistant Director-General, Non-Communicable Diseases and Mental Health, World Health Organisation (WHO), Geneva, said on Sunday.
- A forthcoming U.N. report on 10 years of extraordinary violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo bluntly challenges the conventional history of events there after the 1994 Rwandan genocide, charging that invading troops from Rwanda and their rebel allies killed tens of thousands of members of the Hutu ethnic group, including many civilians.
- Communist Party of India (Marxist)’s Tamil Nadu unit will gear up for elections once dates are announced, G. Ramakrishnan, state secretary, said here on Sunday. The party was, however, ready to face the polls, he said while flagging off the party’s State-wide ‘Meet the People’ awareness campaign.
- Pakistan cricket has once again rocked by fixing scandal with team management in England confirming that some players were under investigation by Scotland Yard for having taken bribes for spot-fixing in the ongoing Lords Test.