It was agreed by Supreme Court vacation bench of Justices P Sathasivam and A.K. Patnaik to decide on Friday, 1st of July 2011, the criteria to admit OBC candidates to thousand of seats under 27% quota in Central Education Institutions, including Delhi university and Jawaharlal Nehru University.
On Wednesday Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao assured British support for India’s bid for full membership of the four multilateral export control regimes. The assurance came during her talks with Foreign Office officials in London. India, wanting to join the Nuclear Suppliers’ Group, the Missile Technology Control Regime, the Australia Group and the Wassenaar Group had received public backing from several countries, including America, Russia and France.
Moldovan police have arrested six people suspected of trying to sell a type of uranium that can be used in nuclear weapons. They were held liable to sell more than 1 kg of uranium with a value of at least $20m, as per an official report.
Jean Ping, chief of African Union Commission, stated that, France’s decision to air-drop weapons to Libyan rebels is dangerous and puts the whole region at risk as according to him the action is capable of creating problems similar to those in war-torn Somalia.
Six cellars of the local Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Temple, which is being run by a trust of the royal family that had ruled Travancore in the past, are being opened one by one, as per Supreme Court order. The court had ordered for opening up of these cellars and to make a list of items found thereon, while hearing a private complaint. These cellars have remained off limits from everyone and are located underground.