Indian History (Part 8)

Today in Indian History

Historical Events

Events 701 - 749 of 749

  • 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
  • 2019-06-16 India imposes retaliatory tariffs on 28 US goods
  • 2019-06-18 Chennai, India's 6th largest city with 4 million people runs out of water as its reservoirs dry up
  • 2019-06-24 Mysterious sickness affects 718 children with 152 deaths around Indian city of Muzaffarpur, previously thought due to lychee fruit but now unknown
  • 2019-06-26 More than 5,000 smuggled turtles discovered in luggage at Kuala Lumpur Airport, Malaysia, bound for India
  • 2019-07-03 Heavy monsoon rains strike Mumbai and surrounding Maharashtra state in India killing at least 43, worst flooding in a decade
  • 2019-07-09 Indian restaurateur "dosa king" P. Rajagopal finally begins his life sentence for organizing a murder, 15 years after he was convicted
  • 2019-07-22 India's lunar mission, Chandrayaan-2 successfully takes off from Satish Dhawan Space Center, Sriharikota aiming to be fourth nation to soft-land on the moon
  • 2019-07-23 Investigation launched after no girls born in three months in 132 villages in Uttarkashi district, India, with sex-selective abortions suspected as the reason
  • 2019-08-02 Seven-year-old boy operated on after 526 teeth found inside his mouth in Chennai, India
  • 2019-08-05 Indian government announces it is changing the status of Indian-controlled Kashmir from a state to a union territory, revoking Article 370 in response to security concerns
  • 2019-08-10 Monsoon flooding in southern and western India kills at least 150 with 40 dead in Kerala state and 100,000 in emergency relief camps

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2019-08-14 Pakistan PM Imran Khan strongly criticizes India for revoking Kashmir's special status and putting it under lockdown in address in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir

Cricketer and Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan
Cricketer and Prime Minister of Pakistan
Imran Khan
  • 2019-08-31 India removes citizenship status from 1.9 million people in state of Assam, leaving them off its new National Register of Citizens
  • 2019-09-05 Erramatti Mangamma becomes the world's oldest living mother giving birth to twins aged 74 in Hyderabad, India
  • 2019-09-07 Indian Space Agency loses contact with its Chandrayaan-2 moon lander just 2 km from landing on the Moon's surface

  • 2019-09-18 Indian government proposes a ban on e-cigarettes

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2019-09-22 "Howdy, Modi!" US President Donald Trump holds a mass rally for Indian PM Narendra Modi in Houston, Texas

15th Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi
15th Prime Minister of India
Narendra Modi
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 2019-10-01 Indian government bans the export of onions, an important food staple to control prices, causing shortages in Bangladesh and Nepal
  • 2019-10-30 Kashmir officially loses their autonomous status, their flag and their constitution, as India brings it under federal control
  • 2019-11-09 India‚Äôs Supreme Court rules in favor of Hindus over Muslims in dispute over who has right to holy site in city of Ayodhya
  • 2019-11-09 Kartarpur corridor opens allowing Sikh worshippers from India to access holy site of Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur in Pakistan without a visa

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2019-11-12 550th anniversary of the birth of Guru Nanak - the founder of Sikhism celebrated in India and Pakistan

Founder of Sikhism Guru Nanak
Founder of Sikhism
Guru Nanak
  • 2019-12-08 Fire in an illegal bag factory in Delhi, India, kills 43
  • 2019-12-11 India passes controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill clearing way for citizenship for immigrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan but not if they are Muslim
  • 2019-12-15 Protests against India's new citizenship bill that excludes Muslims, erupt across major cities, killing at least five
  • 2020-02-17 India's Supreme Court grants equal rights to women in the armed forces
  • 2020-02-23 Violent protests against new citizenship laws in Delhi, India erupt leaving at least 38 people dead over the next few days
  • 2020-02-24 US President Donald Trump begins a 2 day trip to India meeting Indian PM Narendra Modi
  • 2020-03-08 BNP Paribas Open international tennis tournament in Indian Wells, California, dubbed 'the 5th Grand Slam' is cancelled due to concerns surrounding COVID-19 and the safety of participants and attendees
  • 2020-03-20 India hangs four men for 2012 gang rape and murder of woman on a bus in New Delhi, country's first hanging since 2013

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2020-03-22 India puts 1 billion people under a daytime curfew to curb COVID-19

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Burial of a coronavirus victim in Iran during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic
Burial of a coronavirus victim in Iran during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic
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  • 2020-03-24 Indian PM Narendra Modi orders a 21 day lockdown for world's second most populous country of 1.3 billion people to deal with COVID-19
  • 2020-04-14 PM Narendra Modi extends India's COVID-19 lockdown until May 3
  • 2020-05-04 India begins lifting some restrictions in regions with fewer COVID-19 cases
  • 2020-05-07 Toxic leak at Indian chemical factory near Visakhapatnam kills at least 13 and injures many when it tried to reopen after lockdown
  • 2020-05-12 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announces a $260 million economic rescue package, worth 10% of GDP
  • 2020-05-20 Cyclone Amphan comes ashore in West Bengal, East India and Bangladesh, with winds of 185 km per hour (115 mph) killing at least 84 people
  • 2020-05-27 Locust swarms in western and central India worst since 1993 after spreading from Pakistan and Iran and due to extreme weather
  • 2020-06-14 India reports surge of nearly 12,000 a day confirmed COVID-19 cases (320,922 overall), the world's fourth-affected country, as death toll hits 9,195
  • 2020-06-16 At least 20 Indian soldiers killed in 1st deadly clash on the Chinese Indian border in 45 years in the Galwan Valley, Himalayas
  • 2020-06-27 Locust invasion labelled 'Swarmageddon' by The Times of India as it reaches Delhi
  • 2020-07-07 India surpasses Russia to become the world's third-worst affected country, daily COVID-19 cases exceeding 20,000 and total cases over 700,000
  • 2020-07-15 Heavy monsoon flooding in Indian north-eastern state of Assam affects more than 2 million people, kills more than 50
  • 2020-07-17 India becomes the third country to record 1 million cases of COVID-1, 56% concentrated in Maharashtra, Delhi and Tamil Nadu

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2020-07-18 Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan and his son Abhishek are hospitalized with COVID-19 in Mumbai

  • 2020-08-05 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi lays the cornerstone for a new Hindu temple at Ayodhya Ram to replace a previous Muslim mosque
  • 2020-08-30 India reports world's highest single-day increase in COVID-19 cases at 78,761
  • 2020-09-07 India overtakes Brazil to record the second-highest number of COVID-19 cases with 4.2 million

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 701 - 704 of 704

  • 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
  • 2005-08-10 Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa, Indian chess prodigy, born in Chennai, India

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