Major Events and Top News Headlines of 31 August 2010:
- CPI(M) today asked the Centre and the Jammu and Kashmir Government to immediately initiate the process of dialogue to find a solution to the Kashmir issue, saying delay will only aggravate the situation.
- Taking suo motu cognisance of reports that the Srinagar airport would remain closed for a fortnight due to renovation and repairs, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday intervened to ensure uninterrupted air connectivity to Kashmir Valley from other parts of the country.
- The U.S. has decided to release a postage stamp in the honour of India’s Nobel prize winner Mother Teresa on September 5, the U.S. Postal Service has announced.
- Author J.K. Rowling has given 10 million pounds ($15.4 million) to set up a centre to research multiple sclerosis, the disease that killed her mother.