Indian History (Part 6)

Historical Events

Events 501 - 568 of 568

  • 2011-09-09 58th National Film Awards (India): "Adaminte Makan Abu" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 2012-02-25 World Health Organization removes India from the list of polio endemic countries
  • 2012-04-30 Overloaded ferry in the Brahmaputra River, India, killing 103 people
  • 2012-05-03 59th National Film Awards (India): "Deool" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 2012-05-22 14 people die and 30 are injured in train collision in India
  • 2012-06-14 An explosion at an Indian steel plant kills 11 people and severely injures 16
  • 2012-06-16 30 people are killed and 15 injured after a bus falls into a gorge in Osmanabad, India
  • 2012-06-29 16 Naxalite Maoist insurgents in India are killed by police
  • 2012-07-02 Monsoon rain in East India kills at least 79 people and leaves 2.2 million homeless
  • 2012-07-22 Pranab Mukherjee is elected 13th President of India
  • 2012-07-30 Train fire kills 32 and injures 27 people in Andhra Pradesh, India
  • 2012-07-30 Indian power grid failure leaves over 300 million without electricity
  • 2012-07-31 A second power grid failure in India in two days leaves 670 million people without power
  • 2012-08-23 At least 30 are killed as a result of monsoon rain in Rajasthan, India
  • 2012-10-28 Sebastian Vettel wins the 2012 Formula One Indian Grand Prix
  • 2012-11-25 16 people are killed and 44 injured after a wedding party bus plunges 300 ft down a gorge in India
  • 2012-12-16 A gang rape of a woman on a bus in India that resulted in her death leads to national and international outrage
  • 2013-02-10 36 people are killed and 39 are injured in a stampede at a train station in Allahabad, India
  • 2013-02-21 21 people are killed and 54 are injured in a bombing in Hyderabad, India
  • 2013-02-27 20 people are killed in a market fire in Calcutta, India
  • 2013-03-04 11 children are killed after a bus collides a truck in the Jalandhar district, India
  • 2013-03-19 27 people are killed and 14 are injured in a bus crash in Maharashtra, India
  • 2013-04-04 74 people are killed after an illegally constructed building collapses in Thane, India
  • 2013-04-04 9 people have been killed on an axe-murdering rampage in Chhattisgarh state, India
  • 2013-05-03 60th National Film Awards (India): "Paan Singh Tomar" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 2013-05-07 8 people are killed and a dozen are injured after bear attacks in Orissa, India
  • 2013-05-08 33 people are killed after an overloaded bus falls into a river in Himachal Pradesh, India
  • 2013-06-05 44 people are killed by a lightning storm in Bihar, India
  • 2013-06-07 18 people are killed and 14 are injured after a bus plunges off a mountain road in Himachel Pradesh, India
  • 2013-06-14 Massive flooding occurs in northern India killing up to 10,000 people
  • 2013-07-08 A dozen people are killed and injured after a hotel collapses in Hyderabad, India
  • 2013-07-16 27 children are killed and 25 are hospitalized after eating lunch contaminated with insecticide in India
  • 2013-07-30 9 children are killed and 20 are injured after a school bus collides with a truck in Hanumangarh, India
  • 2013-08-18 6 people are killed by a bomb blast on a bus in West Bengal, India
  • 2013-08-19 37 pilgrims are killed in a train accident in India
  • 2013-09-27 60 people are killed after a building collapses in Mumbai, India
  • 2013-10-13 109 people are killed in a stampede on a bridge in Datia district, Madhya Pradesh, India
  • 2013-10-30 44 people are killed after a bus catches fire in Mahbubnagar, India
  • 2013-11-11 4 people are killed and 8 are injured after a building catches fire in Mumbai, India
  • 2013-11-15 5 people are killed and 10 are injured after a train derails in Nashik, India
  • 2014-01-02 30 people are killed after a bus plunges off a cliff and falls 400 ft in Malshej Ghat, India
  • 2014-01-04 14 people are killed after a three-story building construction site collapses in Goa, India
  • 2014-02-04 10 people are killed & 35 injured after a bus falls into a ravine in Pune, India
  • 2014-05-03 61st National Film Awards (India): "Ship of Theseus" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 2014-05-17 The center-right Hindu Nationalist Party, the BJP, wins landslide election victory in India

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2014-05-26 Narendra Modi becomes the 15th Prime Minister of India

15th Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi
15th Prime Minister of India
Narendra Modi
  • 2014-09-04 Monsoon rains begin and cause flooding over a sustained period that kills over 400 people in India & Pakistan
  • 2015-05-03 62nd National Film Awards (India): "Court" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 2015-05-11 India's poulation officially reaches 1 billion - Astha Arora named India's billionth baby
  • 2015-05-29 Heat wave in India centered in Telengana and Andhra Pradesh states is reported to have killed 1800 people in a week
  • 2015-06-21 94 people die & 45 are hospitalized after drinking moonshine in Mumbai, India

  • 2015-08-04 31 people are killed & 100 are injured after floods partially sweep two passenger trains off a bridge in Madhya Pradesh, India
  • 2015-08-05 Torrential rains and flooding leave at least 178 people dead in India, in the wake of Cyclone Komen
  • 2015-09-18 Government of Uttar Pradesh, India, confirms 2.3 million people applied for 238 menial office jobs
  • 2015-12-04 Floods in Chennai and Tamil Nadu state, India start receding after a month of heavy rainfall, leaving more 260 dead and thousands stranded

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2016-02-12 Student leader Kanhaiya Kumar is arrested on “anti-nationalism” charges by Indian police at an anniversary event of the death of Afzal Guru, at Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University

1st Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru
1st Prime Minister of India
Jawaharlal Nehru
  • 2016-04-10 Explosions and a fire caused by fireworks at Puttingal Temple in Kerala, India, kills more than 100 and injures nearly 400
  • 2016-05-10 Indian fertility clinic announces that a 70 year old woman has successfully gave birth to a baby boy
  • 2016-08-09 Longest ever hunger strike ends, Indian human rights campaigner Irom Sharmila tastes honey after 16 years
  • 2016-11-06 Indian government declares levels of air pollution in Delhi an emergency situation, closing schools and construction sites
  • 2016-11-21 India celebrates 50th anniversary of IR8, rice variety specially bred that saved much of Asia from famine
  • 2017-03-20 Indian rivers Yamuna and the Ganges declared "living entities" by court in the state of Uttarakhand
  • 2017-05-07 “Baahubali 2: The Conclusion” becomes the highest grossing Indian box-office film ever earning $120 million
  • 2017-05-16 10-year-old girl granted special 20 week abortion request in Rohtak, India in land-mark case
  • 2017-05-27 In Bangalore, India, white puffy toxic foam begins spilling out of Varthur Lake onto city streets
  • 2017-06-05 Bus crashes with a truck in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India, 22 die in resulting fire
  • 2017-06-06 Indian Arundhati Roy publishes her 2nd novel "The Ministry Of Utmost Happiness" 20 years after her first
  • 2017-07-05 Followers of Indian spiritual leader Ashutosh Mahara, dead 3 years, win court case to keep his body in freezer in case he should return to life

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 501 - 538 of 538

  • 1982-09-11 Shriya Saran, South Indian actress
  • 1982-09-28 Abhinav Bindra, Indian shooter
  • 1982-09-28 Ranbir Kapoor, Indian Actor
  • 1982-12-10 Shilpa Anand, Indian film and television actress
  • 1983-02-03 Silambarasan Rajendar, famous south Indian actor
  • 1983-02-23 Aziz Ansari, Indian American comedian and actor (Parks and Recreation, Master of None), born in Columbia, South Carolina
  • 1983-04-08 Allu Arjun, Indian film actor
  • 1983-05-04 Trisha Krishnan, Indian actress
  • 1983-05-20 Jr. NTR, Indian film actor
  • 1983-05-25 Kunal Khemu, Indian actor
  • 1984-01-19 Karun Chandhok, Indian racing driver
  • 1984-02-15 Meera Jasmine, Indian actress (Paadam Onnu: Oru Vilapam), born in Thiruvalla, Kerala, India
  • 1984-02-29 Adam Sinclair, Indian field hockey player
  • 1984-03-12 Shreya Ghoshal, Indian singer
  • 1984-03-19 Tanushree Dutta, Indian actress
  • 1984-07-16 Katrina Kaif, Indian Actress
  • 1984-08-03 Sunil Chetri, Indian Footballer
  • 1985-01-18 Minnisha Lamba, Indian Actress and Model
  • 1985-01-30 Aaadietya Pandey, Indian astrologer
  • 1985-06-09 Sonam Kapoor, Indian actress
  • 1985-10-26 Asin Thottumkal, Indian actress
  • 1986-01-01 Vidya Balan, Indian actress
  • 1986-01-05 Deepika Padukone, Indian model and actress
  • 1986-01-28 Shruti Haasan, Indian actress
  • 1986-04-10 Ayesha Takia, Indian actress
  • 1986-06-06 Bhavana Balachandran [Karthika Menon], Indian actress, born in Thrissur district, Kerala
  • 1986-10-20 Priyanka Sharma, Indian actress
  • 1986-11-15 Sania Mirza, Indian tennis player, born in Mumbai, India
  • 1987-03-31 Humpy Koneru, Indian chess grandmaster
  • 1987-08-05 Genelia D'Souza, Indian actress
  • 1987-08-19 Ileana D'Cruz, Indian actress
  • 1988-01-04 Nabila Jamshed, Indian writer
  • 1988-11-22 Suresh Guptara and Jyoti Guptara, British-Indian novelists
  • 1988-12-02 Soniya Mehra, Indian Actress
  • 1989-09-02 Ishmeet Singh Sodhi, Indian Playback Singer (d. 2008)
  • 1991-08-09 Hansika Motwani, Indian actress
  • 1996-03-09 Darsheel Safary, Youngest Indian actor to win filmfare award for best performance
  • 1997-04-30 Ayaan Chawla, Indian entrepreneur

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