Indian History (Part 7)

Today in Indian History

Historical Events

Events 601 - 700 of 748

  • 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

Historic Event

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

  • 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

Historic Event

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

  • 2016-11-21 India celebrates 50th anniversary of IR8, rice variety specially bred that saved much of Asia from famine

Film Premiere

2016-12-21 Indian sports drama film "Dangal" directed by Nitesh Tiwari and starring Aamir Khan, Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra premieres - first Indian film to earn $300 million worldwide

  • 2017-02-15 The Indian space rocket PSLV-C37 successfully launches 104 satellites in a single flight
  • 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 win a court case, 3 years after his death, to keep his body in a freezer in case he should return to life
  • 2017-07-25 Ram Nath Kovind becomes 14th President of India
  • 2017-08-13 More than 60 children reported to have died at Gorakhpur Hospital, India, prompting an investigation
  • 2017-08-22 India's highest court outlaws instant divorce for Muslim men (talaq, talaq, talaq)
  • 2017-08-23 India toll from swine flu rises above 1000 for the year, 22,186 cases reported
  • 2017-08-25 Indian spiritual leader Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh is convicted of raping two of his followers in Panchkula
  • 2017-08-30 Authorities say floods across Bangladesh, Nepal and India have killed more 1200 people and damaged 697,000 houses
  • 2017-09-14 19 people die when a boat capsizes on Yamun River in Uttar Pradesh, India
  • 2017-10-25 First fossil of a ichthyosaur (marine reptile, 152 million years old) found in India. Reports published in "Plos One" science journal.
  • 2017-10-27 First operation to separate conjoined twins joined at the head in India completed in New Delhi
  • 2017-10-31 Two men convicted of raping and impregnating their 10 year old niece in Chandigarh, India
  • 2017-11-01 Boiler explosion at a NTPC government-run coal-fired power plant in Rae Bareli, India, kills 29

Historic Event

2017-11-02 On This Day and Xiaomi launch a content partnership to display today in history content in Xiaomi's calendar app to users in India

  • 2017-11-07 Extreme smog in Delhi, India, leads Indian Medical Association to declare "a state of medical emergency"
  • 2017-11-08 In unprecedented move, Indian officials close all Delhi schools for rest of the week due to smog
  • 2017-11-27 8 Donkeys freed from jail after 4 days in Orai, Uttar Pradesh, India for eating plants
  • 2017-11-28 India's Supreme Court rejects appeal to block global release of controversial film "Padmavati"
  • 2017-12-07 Naples' pizza spinning given UNESCO intangible heritage status along with Germany's organ music, Kyrgystan's Kok boru, and India's Kumbh festival
  • 2017-12-11 Rahul Gandhi, son of former Prime Minister Rajiv Ghandi, is elected leader of the Indian National Congress

Film & TV History

2017-12-31 Indian movie star Rajinikanth announces he is entering politics

  • 2018-02-01 The Indian government announces plan to give 500 million people free healthcare
  • 2018-02-21 Indian film star Kamal Haasan launches a new political party - Makkal Needhi Mayyam in Tamil Nadu state
  • 2018-03-12 Tens of thousands of farmers from Indian state Maharashtra end protests over loan waivers, prices and land rights after promises from state officials and walking 167km to Mumbai
  • 2018-03-16 Indian actor Irrfan Khan reveals he has been diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumour
  • 2018-04-17 Protests across India at the rape and murder of an 8-year old Muslim girl in Kathua, Bengalu
  • 2018-04-25 Indian religious leader Asaram Bapu is sentenced to life for raping a 16-year old girl
  • 2018-04-28 Indian government announces electricity has now reached every Indian village
  • 2018-05-02 Indian city of Kanpur declared world's most polluted city by WHO with 14 other Indian cities in the top 20

Film & TV History

2018-05-03 Bollywood actors both posthumously recognized at India's National Film Awards; Sridevi Kapoor Best Actress for "Mum" and Vinod Khanna receives Dadasaheb Phalke award.

  • 2018-05-03 Indian government confirms around 110 people have died in dust storms in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh in the last 9 days

Taj Mahal

2018-05-09 India's Supreme Court criticises the country’s archaeological conservation body for failing to protect the Taj Mahal from discoloration and green slime

  • 2018-05-09 Walmart takes a majority stake in Indian online retailer Flipkart for 16 billion
  • 2018-05-14 Indian politician Shashi Tharoor is charged by police with driving his wife to commit suicide
  • 2018-05-15 Flyover collapses in Varanasi, India, killing at least 18
  • 2018-05-22 Outbreak of Nipah virus confirmed to have killed 10 including a nurse in Kozhikode, India
  • 2018-05-24 At least 14 children reported mauled to death by wild dogs near Khairabad, India after closure of slaughterhouses
  • 2018-06-08 WhatsApp rumours of child kidnappers in India prompt two men to be beaten to death by a mob in Karbi Angong district, Assam
  • 2018-06-23 Indian chess prodigy Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa becomes the second-youngest grandmaster at 12 years, 10 months, 13 days
  • 2018-06-26 India is named the most dangerous country to be a women because of sexual violence and slave labour by the Thomson Reuters Foundation
  • 2018-07-05 Saleswomen in Kerala, India, win right to sit down and take toilet breaks in new amendment to law
  • 2018-07-18 Seventeen men charged with the gang-rape of a 12-year old girl in Chennai, India
  • 2018-07-21 India scraps tax on sanitary products after campaign by activists
  • 2018-07-30 Four million people excluded from Assam National Register of Citizens in India prompts fears of deportation, loss of citizenship
  • 2018-08-07 Swedish furniture brand Ikea opens its first store in India in Hyderabad
  • 2018-08-16 Unprecedented flooding and landslides in Kerala, India, reported to have killed 106 people with 150,000 homeless

Priyanka Chopra & Nick Jonas

2018-08-18 Indian actress Priyanka Chopra and American singer Nick Jonas confirm their engagement with an engagement party in Mumbai, India

  • 2018-08-19 Monsoon rains finally ease in Kerala State, India, with flooding taking 350 lives with 200,000 in relief camps
  • 2018-08-21 Water-ice first detected on the Moon by India's Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft (2008-9) in findings published by scientists
  • 2018-09-06 India's Supreme Court legalizes gay sex, overturning a colonial law
  • 2018-09-11 Bus crash in southern Indian state of Telangana kills 53
  • 2018-09-13 Nearly 40% (36.6%) of all female suicides occur in India according to report published in "The Lancet"
  • 2018-09-23 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches "Modicare", free heathcare for 500 million, world's biggest healthcare program
  • 2018-09-24 Pakyong Airport, India's 100th airport, is opened in the Himalayan mountains at 1,400 meters by Prime Minister Narendra Modi
  • 2018-09-27 India's Supreme Court rules overturns 158-year old rule, section 497, decriminalizing adultery because it was discriminatory against women
  • 2018-10-15 Indian minister and editor MJ Akbar files a defamation case after being accused of sexual harassment by multiple women in #MeToo case
  • 2018-10-17 India's junior foreign minister MJ Akbar is highest official to resign in #MeToo case after sexual harassment accusations by numerous women

Statue of Unity

2018-10-31 World's biggest statue, the Statue of Unity at 182m is unveiled of Indian independence leader Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in Gujarat state

  • 2018-11-02 Tiger thought to have killed 13 people shot dead after month-long hunt near Pandharkawada, central India

Film & TV History

2018-11-20 Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan confirms he has paid off the debts of 1,398 farmers worth $560,000, amid Indian agricultural crisis

  • 2018-11-29 Tens of thousands Indian farmers protest the agrarian crisis at parliament in Delhi
  • 2018-12-09 Tens of thousands march on Delhi, India, to demand Hindi temple be built on contentious religious site in Ayodhya
  • 2019-01-01 Millions of women create a 300 mile 'Women's Wall' across state of Kerala, India, in support of women's access to temple of Sabarimala
  • 2019-01-02 Two women become the first to ever enter India's Sabarimala shrine in Kerala State, after law change, prompting protests
  • 2019-01-15 Beginning of humanity's largest gathering, the Kumbh Mela Hindu festival with 15 million people bathing at the joining of Ganges and Yamuna rivers, India. 120 million expected over next 49 days.
  • 2019-01-17 Indian spiritual leader Ram Rahim Singh and two aides sentenced to life in prison for murdering journalist who exposed sexual abuse at the sect
  • 2019-01-31 Leaked Indian government reports says unemployment rate at 6.1% highest since 1972-73, up from 2.2% in 2011-12
  • 2019-02-07 First reports of poisonous homemade alcohol killing people in the Indian states of Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh, will go on to kill about 100
  • 2019-02-12 Hotel fire in New Delhi, India, kills 17
  • 2019-02-12 NASA data shows the world has got greener - 5% more leafier since early 2000s, mostly due to tree planting in China, intensive farming in India
  • 2019-02-14 Explosive-packed vehicle rams paramilitary convoy in Indian-controlled Kashmir killing at least 40. Islamic group Jaish-e-Mohammad claim responsibility.
  • 2019-02-16 India's new high-speed train the Vande Bharat Express breaks down on its first return trip on Delhi to Varanasi route
  • 2019-02-18 Gun battle in Pulwama, Indian-controlled Kashmir, kills nine with Pakistan-based group Jaish-e-Mohammad held responsible
  • 2019-02-24 At least 133 people have died and 200 treated in hospital after drinking toxic bootleg alcohol in Golaghat district, north-eastern India
  • 2019-02-26 India launches air strikes on alleged terrorist camps within Pakistan
  • 2019-02-27 Pakistan shoots down an Indian fighter jet and captures the pilot, further escalating tensions in the disputed Kashmir region
  • 2019-03-27 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announces the country is now a "space power" after successfully shooting down a satellite from space in a ballistic missile test

Film & TV History

2019-03-30 Swedish gamer and YouTuber PewDiePie overtaken by Indian channel T-Series as YouTube channel with most subscribers (both on 92 million)

  • 2019-04-11 First day of voting in Indian general elections, the world's largest democracy with 900 million eligible voters in the world's largest-ever election (till 23rd May)
  • 2019-05-03 Cyclone Fani strikes Odisha State, India and Bangladesh, killing 33 people after one of the biggest human evacuations ever - 1.2 million in India in 24 hours
  • 2019-05-19 Sprinter Dutee Chand comes out as India's first openly gay professional athlete
  • 2019-05-23 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wins re-election in a landslide over the opposition Congress Party, world's largest-ever democratic election with over 600 million voters
  • 2019-05-30 Narendra Modi sworn in for a second term as Indian Prime Minister in New Delhi with 8,000 guests at largest-ever gathering at the Presidential Palace
  • 2019-06-10 Three men sentenced to life imprisonment for rape and murder of eight-year-old Muslim girl in Kathua, India in high-profile case that sparked political resignations and nationwide protests

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 601 - 700 of 701

  • 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, Indian pro tennis player (Men's Doubles champ - French Open, 1999 & 2001; Wimbledon, 1999; US Open, 2002), born in Chennai, India

VijayVijay (48 years old)

1974-06-22 Indian actor and singer (Poove Unakkaga), born in Madras (now Chennai), India

  • 1974-06-25 Karisma Kapoor, Indian actress (one of the most popular and highest-paid Hindi film actresses in the 1990s and early 2000s), born in Mumbai, India
  • 1974-08-05 Kajol Mukherjee, Indian actress (Fanaa, My Name Is Khan), born in Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • 1974-09-09 Vikram Batra, Indian army officer, born in Palampur, India (d. 1999)
  • 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, born in Chennai, India
  • 1975-01-31 Preity Zinta, Indian actress & entrepreneur, born in Shimla, India
  • 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 and producer (Phir Milenge), born in Mangalore, India
  • 1975-06-22 Laila Rouass, Moroccan-Indian actress
  • 1975-08-09 Mahesh Babu, Indian actor,' Prince of Tollywood', born in Madras, India
  • 1975-10-03 India Arie [Simpson], American Grammy Award-winning neo-soul singer ("I Am Light"; Voyage to India), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1975-11-19 Sushmita Sen, Indian actress and model, crowned 43rd Miss Universe in 1994, born in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • 1976-02-05 Abhishek Bachchan, Indian actor, born in Mumbai, India
  • 1976-02-20 Rohan Gavaskar, Indian cricket batsman (11 ODIs; son of Sunil Gavaskar), born in Kanpur, India
  • 1976-09-03 Vivek Oberoi, Indian actor (Company), born in Hyderabad, India
  • 1976-12-15 Baichung Bhutia, Indian soccer striker (80 caps; SC East Bengal, AC Mohun Bagan), born in Tinkitam, India
  • 1977-06-09 Amisha Patel, Indian actress
  • 1977-06-09 Roopa Mishra, Indian civil servant
  • 1977-07-17 Lehmber Hussainpuri, Indian singer, born in Kapurthala, India
  • 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
  • 1978-06-25 Aftab Shivdasani, Bollywood actor (Mast), born in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • 1978-11-01 Manju Warrier, Indian actress (How Old Are You?), born in Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu, India
  • 1978-12-17 Riteish Deshmukh, Indian actor
  • 1979-01-07 Bipasha Basu, Indian model, born in New Delhi, India
  • 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 film actor, born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • 1980-02-21 Parthiva Sureshwaren, Indian racing driver, born in Chennai, India
  • 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 (Ishq Vishk), born in New Delhi, India
  • 1981-03-29 Jlloyd Samuel, West Indian-born English footballer (Aston Villa), born on San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago
  • 1981-04-30 Kunal Nayyar, British-Indian actor and writer (Dr. Raj Koothrappali - The Big Bang Theory), born in London
  • 1981-05-13 Sunny Leone, Canadian born Indian American model and actress, born in Sarnia, Ontario
  • 1981-06-07 Amrita Rao, Indian model and actress
  • 1981-06-17 Amrita Rao, Indian Bollywood actress (Vivah)
  • 1981-06-25 Pooja Umashankar, Indian-Sri Lankan actress (Asai Man Piyabanna), born in Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • 1981-09-21 Rimi Sen, Indian actress
  • 1981-10-12 Sneha, Indian actress (Aanandham), born in Mumbai, India
  • 1981-10-24 Mallika Sherawat, Indian actress (Murder), born in Moth, Hisar district, Haryana, India
  • 1981-10-29 Reema Sen, Indian actress, born in Kolkata, India
  • 1981-11-07 Anushka Shetty, Indian film actress (Arundhati), born in Puttur, Mangaluru, Karnataka, India
  • 1981-12-09 Diya Mirza, Indian actress, born in Hyderabad, India
  • 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 (Five Star), born in Thiruvananthapuram, India

Priyanka ChopraPriyanka Chopra (40 years old)

1982-07-18 Indian actress, singer and beauty queen (Miss World, 2000), born in Jamshedpur, India

  • 1982-09-11 Shriya Saran, South Indian actress (Santhosham), born in Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
  • 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 Chabria, Indian model, beauty queen (Miss India Worldwide, 1999), and Bollywood actress, born in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • 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 Telugu film actor (Parugu), born in Madras, India
  • 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 (Kalyug), born in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
  • 1984-01-19 Karun Chandhok, Indian racing driver, born in Chennai, India
  • 1984-02-15 Meera Jasmine, Indian actress (Paadam Onnu: Oru Vilapam), born in Thiruvalla, Kerala, India
  • 1984-03-12 Shreya Ghoshal, Indian playback singer, songwriter, composer and music producer, born in Berhampore, West Bengal, India
  • 1984-03-19 Tanushree Dutta, Indian actress (Aashiq Banaya Aapne), born in Jamshedpur, India
  • 1984-07-16 Katrina Kaif, Indian actress (Dhoom 3), born in Hong Kong
  • 1984-08-03 Sunil Chetri, Indian footballer (Bengaluru FC), born in Secunderabad, India
  • 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 & model, born in New Delhi, India
  • 1985-06-09 Sonam Kapoor, Indian actress (Neerja), born in Bombay, India
  • 1985-07-06 Ranveer Singh, Bollywood actor (Bajirao Mastani), born in Mumbai, India
  • 1985-10-26 Asin Thottumkal, Indian actress (Ghajini), born in Kochi, Kerala, India
  • 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
  • 1987-03-31 Humpy Koneru, Indian chess player (youngest woman to achieve title of grandmaster), born in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh
  • 1987-08-05 Genelia D'Souza, Indian actress (Bommarillu), born in Bombay, India
  • 1987-08-19 Ileana D'Cruz, Indian-Portuguese actress, born in Mumbai, India
  • 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 (Ragini MMS 2), born in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • 1989-09-02 Ishmeet Singh [Sodhi], Indian playback singer (Voice of India, 2007), born in Ludhiana, Punjab, India (d. 2008)
  • 1991-08-09 Hansika Motwani, Indian actress (Desamuduru), born in Bombay, India
  • 1991-11-23 Anurag Kashyap, 2005 Scripps National Spelling Bee champion, born in Muzaffarpur, India
  • 1995-07-05 P.V. [Pusarla Venkata] Sindhu, Indian badminton player, first Indian woman to win a silver medal (2016), born in Hyderabad, India
  • 1996-03-09 Darsheel Safary, Youngest Indian actor to win filmfare award for best performance (Taare Zameen Par), born in Mumbai, India
  • 1997-04-30 Ayaan Chawla, Indian entrepreneur

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