Hit List — 13 February 2012
Hit List – 13 Feb 2012

Greeks clean up their act, Romney fights back and Ferguson slams Suarez.

1. Greek parliament passes austerity plan

The Greek parliament passed an austerity plan of strict austerity measures even as protests raged in Athens. The new plan includes cutting the minimum wage by more than 22 percent and laying off more than 150,000 Greeks in the next 5 years.

The whole story at The New York Times.



2. Romney back Maine and straw poll one-two

Mitt Romney regained some of his momentum by winning the Maine caucus and the conservative leaders’ straw poll. Romney seems to have gotten his act together after a disastrous last week when Rick Santorum took three states.

Read more at CNN.



3. Maldives leaning towards hardline Islam

The recent coup in Maldives has installed a new government that is increasingly leaning towards Islamic radicalism. This could prove to be major concern not just for India but for all of Southern Asia.

Read about it at The Times of India and The Wall Street Journal.




4. Sir Alex slams Suarez, calls for his dismissal from English football

Alex Ferguson called for Liverpool to get rid of ‘disgrace’ Suarez after he refused to shake hands with Patrice Evra and got into scuffles at half-time and after the match. Suarez had earlier been banned for 8 games after racially abusing Evra.

More about Suarez and Sir Alex at The Daily Mail.



5. Adele wins 6 Grammy Awards including album of the year

Adele made a fantastic comeback to the Grammy Awards winning in all the categories she was nominated for. The singer also performed her smash hit ‘Rolling in the deep’ in the award ceremony.

All the details live at The New York Times.



Yesterday, our headline mistakenly conveyed that LBS student Praveen Reddy had passed away. Praveen is critical and we wish him a speedy recovery. Apologies for any misinformation.

Yesterday’s Hit List here

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