Major Events and Top News Headlines of 31 December 2010:
- The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Thursday gave its nod for infusion of Rs 1,200 crore in state-owned Air India but asked the airline to rationalise its wage bill, an issue which has brought the company management and unionised staff on collision course in the recent past.
- Pakistan’s anti-terrorism law needs to be improved because thousands of terrorists apprehended by law enforcement agencies were bailed out in courts and again indulged in terrorist activities, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said.
- A triumphant, and much relieved, Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has said India still needs to be disciplined in batting, bowling and fielding to win the Test aeries against South Africa, thereby refusing to think about any out-of-the-box strategy.
- In a bid to end the deadlock between the government and the Opposition over the JPC issue and facilitate a smooth Budget session, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar met Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and BJP leaders over lunch on Thursday.