Indian History (Part 6)

Historical Events

Events 501 - 600 of 631

  • 2001-05-21 The Enron Corporation's power generating venture in India, the Dabhol Power Company, serves formal notice that it will terminate its power supply contract and pull out
  • 2001-06-18 Protests occur in Manipur over the extension of the ceasefire between Naga insurgents and the government of India

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2001-09-10 Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan is awarded Actor of the Century at the Alexandria Film Festival

  • 2001-09-21 University of Roorkee, becomes India's 7th Indian Institute of Technology, rechristened as IIT Roorkee
  • 2001-12-13 Indian Parliament Sansad attacked by terrorists. 15 people killed, including all terrorists
  • 2002-05-03 A military MiG-21 aircraft crashes into the Bank of Rajasthan in India, killing eight.
  • 2002-07-15 A. P. J. Abdul Kalam is elected 11th President of India (results announced 18th July)
  • 2003-02-23 49th National Film Awards (India): "Dweepa" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 2003-06-05 A severe heat wave across Pakistan and India reaches its peak, as temperatures exceed 50°C (122°F) in the region
  • 2003-10-17 Eunuchs in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh float the political party Jiti Jitayi Politics.


2003-10-19 Mother Teresa of Calcutta is beatified by Pope John Paul II

Catholic Missionary Mother Teresa
Catholic Missionary
Mother Teresa
264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 2003-11-18 The congress of the Communist Party of Indian Union (Marxist-Leninist) decides to merge the party into Kanu Sanyal's CPI(ML).
  • 2003-11-26 India accepts Pakistan's offer of a ceasefire in Kashmir
  • 2003-12-29 50th National Film Awards (India): "Mondo Meyer Upakhyan" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 2004-03-23 Andhra Pradesh Federation of Trade Unions holds its first conference in Hyderabad, India
  • 2004-05-22 Manmohan Singh becomes the 13th Prime Minister of India
  • 2004-06-06 Tamil is established as a Classical language by the President of India, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam in a joint sitting of the two houses of the Indian Parliament.
  • 2004-09-17 Tamil is declared the first classical language in India.
  • 2004-09-21 The Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) People's War and the Maoist Communist Centre of India merge to form the Communist Party of India (Maoist).
  • 2005-01-25 A stampede at the Mandher Devi temple in Mandhradevi in India kills at least 258
  • 2005-02-03 51st National Film Awards (India): "Shwaas" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 2005-07-26 Mumbai, India receives 99.5cm of rain (39.17 inches) within 24 hours, bringing the city to a halt for over 2 days
  • 2005-10-21 52nd National Film Awards (India): "Page 3" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 2006-07-06 The Nathula Pass between India and China, sealed during the Sino-Indian War, re-opens for trade after 44 years
  • 2006-07-06 Nathu La mountain pass between India and China reopened after 44 years
  • 2006-07-11 209 people are killed in a series of bomb attacks in Mumbai, India
  • 2007-07-25 Pratibha Patil is sworn in as India's first woman president
  • 2007-09-14 53rd National Film Awards (India): "Kaalpurush" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 2008-09-02 54th National Film Awards (India): "Pulijanmam" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 2008-10-22 India launches its first unmanned lunar mission Chandrayaan-1.
  • 2008-11-26 Terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India: Ten coordinated attacks by Pakistan-based terrorists kill 164 and injure more than 250 people in Mumbai, India.
  • 2009-10-21 55th National Film Awards (India): "Kanchivaram" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 2010-02-13 A bombing at the German Bakery in Pune, India, kills 10 and injures 60 more.
  • 2010-03-20 56th National Film Awards (India): "Antaheen" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 2010-10-03 19th Commonwealth Games open in Delhi, India
  • 2010-10-14 19th Commonwealth Games close in Delhi, India
  • 2010-10-22 57th National Film Awards (India): "Kutty Srank" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 2011-01-14 Stampede near Sabarimala in Kerala, India kills 104 devotees and injures 100 more
  • 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
  • 2012-06-22 "Gangs of Wasseypur Part 1" directed by Anurag Kashyap is released in 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
  • 2013-04-30 Bollywood actor Rajesh Khanna is declared "The First Superstar of Indian cinema" at the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards
  • 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
  • 2015-05-29 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 and 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
  • 2016-11-08 Indian PM Narendra Modi announces the demonetization of all ₹500 and ₹1,000 banknotes during an unscheduled live televised address, canceling 86% of the notes in circulation in a battle against corruption

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 610

  • 1972-11-04 Tabassum Hashmi, Indian actress
  • 1972-11-09 Laxmi Poruri, tennis star (1994 Futures-College Park), born in Guntur, India
  • 1972-11-26 Arjun Rampal, Indian actor
  • 1972-12-17 John Abraham, Indian actor
  • 1973-06-17 Leander Paes, Indian tennis player
  • 1973-07-08 Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Indian founder and CEO of mobile payments company Paytm, born in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh
  • 1973-07-23 Himesh Reshammiya, Indian Bollywood composer, singer and actor.
  • 1973-07-30 Sonu Nigam, Indian singer/actor
  • 1973-08-10 Lisa Raymond, tennis star (1995 Indian Wells doubles), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania
  • 1973-08-23 Malaika Arora Khan, Indian actress and model
  • 1973-09-01 Ram Kapoor, Indian actor
  • 1973-11-01 Aishwarya Rai, Indian actress and beauty queen (Miss World 1994), born in Mangaluru, India
  • 1974-01-09 Farhan Akhtar, Indian Bollywood Director, Actor, Producer, Singer.
  • 1974-01-10 Hrithik Roshan, Indian actor and dancer (Bang Bang!, Fiza, Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai), born in Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • 1974-05-15 Shiney Ahuja, Indian actor
  • 1974-05-19 Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Indian actor (Gangs of Wasseypur- Faizal Khan), born in Budhana, Uttar Pradesh
  • 1974-06-07 Mahesh Bhupathi, India, tennis pro
  • 1974-06-22 Joseph Vijay, Indian actor
  • 1974-06-25 Karisma Kapoor, Indian actress
  • 1974-08-05 Kajol Mukherjee, Indian actress (Fanaa, My Name Is Khan), born in Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • 1974-09-09 Vikram Batra, Officer of the Indian Army
  • 1974-12-25 Nagma [Nandita Arvind Morarji], Indian actress, born in Mumbai
  • 1975-01-01 Sonali Bendre, Indian model and actress
  • 1975-01-08 Harris Jayaraj, Indian music composer
  • 1975-01-31 Preity Zinta, Indian actress
  • 1975-03-08 Fardeen Khan, Indian actor
  • 1975-05-21 Abbas [Mirza Abbas Ali], Indian Tamil film actor and model (Kadhal Desam), born in Kolkata, West Bengal, India
  • 1975-06-08 Shilpa Shetty, Indian actress
  • 1975-06-22 Laila Rouass, Moroccan-Indian actress
  • 1975-10-03 India Arie [Simpson], American singer and actress (Voyage to India), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1975-11-19 Sushmita Sen, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, Indian actress and model, crowned 43rd Miss Universe in 1994
  • 1976-02-05 Abhishek Bachchan, Indian actor
  • 1976-02-20 Rohan Gavaskar, Left-handed batsman, India ODI 2004 (son of Sunil Gavaskar)
  • 1976-09-03 Vivek Oberoi, Indian actor
  • 1976-12-15 Baichung Bhutia, Indian footballer
  • 1977-06-09 Roopa Mishra, Indian civil servant
  • 1977-06-09 Amisha Patel, Indian actress
  • 1977-07-17 Lehmber Hussainpuri, Famous Indian Singer
  • 1977-09-01 Aamir Ali, Indian television actor
  • 1978-01-01 Paramahamsa Sri Nithyananda, Indian spiritualist
  • 1978-03-21 Rani Mukherjee, Indian actress
  • 1978-04-16 Lara Dutta, Indian actress, born in Uttar Pradesh, India
  • 1978-06-11 Ujjwala Raut, Indian supermodel
  • 1978-11-01 Manju Warrier, Indian actress
  • 1978-12-17 Riteish Deshmukh, Indian actor
  • 1979-01-07 Bipasha Basu, Indian model
  • 1979-02-02 Shamita Shetty, Indian actress
  • 1979-03-24 Emraan Hashmi, Indian actor (Murder, Zeher), born in Pulgaon, Maharashtra
  • 1979-03-31 Amey Date, Indian playback singer
  • 1979-04-17 Siddharth Narayan, Indian actor
  • 1979-04-23 Yana Gupta, Indian actress & model
  • 1980-02-21 Parthiva Sureshwaren, Indian racing driver
  • 1980-08-18 Preeti Jhangiani, Indian actress, born in Mumbai, India
  • 1980-09-21 Kareena Kapoor, Indian actress (3 Idiots), born in Bombay, India
  • 1980-12-11 Arya [Jamshad Cethirakath], Indian actor, born in Trikaripur, Kerala
  • 1981-02-25 Shahid Kapoor, Indian actor
  • 1981-03-29 Jlloyd Samuel, WestIndian-born footballer
  • 1981-04-30 Kunal Nayyar, British-Indian actor and writer (Dr. Raj Koothrappali - The Big Bang Theory), born in London
  • 1981-06-07 Amrita Rao, Indian model and actress
  • 1981-06-25 Pooja Umashankar, Indian actress
  • 1981-09-21 Rimi Sen, Indian actress
  • 1981-10-12 Sneha, Indian actress
  • 1981-10-24 Mallika Sherawat, Indian actress
  • 1981-10-29 Reema Sen, Indian actress
  • 1981-12-09 Diya Mirza, Indian actress
  • 1982-02-23 Karan Singh Grover, Indian actor, born in New Delhi, India
  • 1982-03-28 Sonia Agarwal, Indian actress
  • 1982-04-07 Sonjay Dutt, Indian American professional wrestler
  • 1982-07-03 Kanika, Indian actress
  • 1982-07-18 Priyanka Chopra, Indian actress, singer and beauty queen (Miss World 2000), born in Jamshedpur, India
  • 1982-09-11 Shriya Saran, South Indian actress
  • 1982-09-28 Abhinav Bindra, Indian shooter
  • 1982-09-28 Ranbir Kapoor, Indian actor (Rockstar, Barfi!, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani), born in Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • 1982-11-21 Aarti Chhabria, Indian Bollywood actress and Miss India Worldwide 2000, born in Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • 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 (Mounam Pesiyadhe), born in Chennai, India
  • 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
  • 1984-10-18 Freida Pinto, Indian Bollywood actress (Slumdog Millionaire, Rise of the Planet of the Apes), born in Mumbai, India
  • 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, actress, and activist (Om Shanti Om, Cocktail, Piki), born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 1986-01-28 Shruti Haasan, Indian actress
  • 1986-04-10 Ayesha Takia, Indian actress (Taarzan: The Wonder Car), born in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • 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

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