July 16

Today in Indian History
Events for July 16

16-July-1856 Ishwar Chand Vidyasagar, on the request of Governor Lord Canning, instituted a law announcing the right of Hindu widows for re-marriage.
16-July-1905 A decision to boycott British goods was taken at Bagarhat.
16-July-1909 Aruna Asaf Ali, social worker and freedom fighter, was born at Kalka in Haryana.
16-July-1914 N. E. Balram, communist leader, died.
16-July-1917 Jagdishchandra Mathur, modern Hindi playwright, was born.
16-July-1929 Indian Council of Agricultural Research, an autonomous apex national organisation which plans, conducts and promotes research, education, training and transfer of technology for advancement of agriculture and allied sciences, was established. It has 45 Central Research Institutes, 4 National Bureaux, 10 Project Directorates, 30 National Research Centres, 90 All India Co-ordinated Research Projects, 261 Krishi Vigyan Kendras and 8 Trainers Training Centres.
16-July-1931 C. T. Studd, 69, died. He was an English missionary, one of the ‘Cambridge Seven,’ who worked on the mission field in China, India and Central Africa.
16-July-1936 Venkataraman Subramanya, cricketer (Indian bowler in nine Tests mid-60’s, Leg Break Googly, Right Arm), was born in Bangalore.
16-July-1954 French rule ends in Mahe. De facto power was transferred to the people and the Indian flag hoisted.
16-July-1956 K. L. Pawar, who guided students for the written examinations, was born.
16-July-1959 Suhridkumar Roy, famous geologist, died.
16-July-1969 Air Chief Marshal Pratap Chandra Lal, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan, DFC. became the Air Officer Commanding, India Command. He was in this office till 15/01/1973.
16-July-1969 Morarji Desai resigns from cabinet.
16-July-1981 India performs nuclear Test.
16-July-1990 O.P.Chautala resigns following directive from JD.
16-July-1991 Railway budget hikes passenger fares by 15-20\% and freight up by 10\%.
16-July-1992 Shankar Dayal Sharma is appointed President.
16-July-1992 Amar Varma, Hindi author, producer and director, died.
16-July-1993 Russia cancels cryogenic rocket deal with India.
16-July-1996 Narasimha Rao moves Delhi High Court seeking quashing of the summons issued against him by Chief Metropolitan Magistrate in the Lakhubhai Pathak cheating case.
16-July-1996 Supreme Court says dowry demand even during marriage talks is an offence.
16-July-1996 The four basin states of Narmada valley – Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra – reach agreement to raise the height of Sardar Sarovar dam in Gujarat to 436′ after which hydrological studies will be done for 5 years to decide whether the height should be raised to the awarded 455′.
16-July-1997 Kamal Hassan gets best actor award for ”Indian” while Tabu bags best actress award for ”Maachis”.
16-July-1997 V. S. Rama Devi, Secretary-General of Rajya Sabha, appointed Governor of Himachal Pradesh.
16-July-1999 17 are killed and over 200 injured when the Delhi bound GT Express collides with derailed wagons of a goods train near Mathura.

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June 11

Today in Indian History
Events for June 11

11-June-1901 Pramathanath Bishi, professor and Hindi writer, was born.
11-June-1907 Shantilal Jivanlal Gandhi, famous Hindi writer, was born in Mehmadabad, Gujarat .
11-June-1921 Snehlata, social reformer and politician, was born at Mathura, U.P.
11-June-1930 A cyclonic storm blew a train off the rails near Himmatnagar, Gujarat, killing at least one person and injuring many more.
11-June-1931 Purushottam Vishnu Behre, great editor, story and novel writer, was born.
11-June-1932 Minu Modi, famous industrialist, was born.
11-June-1946 Viceroy interviewed Gandhiji, and mooted proposal of Coalition Government at Centre.
11-June-1964 Dr. Jayant Narlikar, great mathematician of India, submitted his thesis to Royal Society of London.
11-June-1976 Indira Gandhi and Brezhnev sign the Moscow Declaration of Friendship and Cooperation.
11-June-1983 Ghanshyam Das Birla, great freedom fighter, social reformer, pioneer of Indian business, industry, and nationalist, died at London at the age of 89.
11-June-1984 574 Sikh army deserters arrested.
11-June-1991 Forty die in rioting in Srinigar, Kashmir.
11-June-1991 Over 106.6 million voters go to the second phase of national polls.
11-June-1995 PM leaves for 4-day official visit to France.
11-June-1996 Narasimha Rao’s name figures in fresh FIR on bribing JMM MPs case.
11-June-1997 BSE sensitive index reaches 3927
11-June-1997 I.K. Gujral, PM, asserts that India had not deployed the `Prithvi’ ballistic missile anywhere in the country or on the border.
11-June-1997 Jaspal Rana and J. Abhijit in the men’s section and Nisha Millet in the women’s section adjudged best sports persons of the National Games.
11-June-1998 Chetak helicopter of IAF rescued a Border Security Force Jawan stuck waist deep in quicksand.
11-June-1999 India provided incontrovertible tape evidence of Pakistan’s involvement in the Kargil sector. The Indian army killed 23 intruders in the Batalik and Dras sectors but lost 15 of its men.
11-June-2000 Assailants gun down 12 upper caste persons, including eight of a family in Bihar’s Nawada district.
11-June-2000 Rajesh Pilot, Congress(I) leader and former Union Minister, died in a road accident in his home constituency, Dausa.
11-June-2000 27 army personnel die after the bus carrying them plunges into a gorge at a spot 80 km from Jammu.

June 9

Today in Indian History
Events for June 9

9-June-1659 Dara Shikoh was handed over to Aurangzeb’s army by Jiwan Khan, a Baluchi whose life was saved by Dara.
9-June-1752 French army surrenders to the English in Trichinopoly, India.
9-June-1834 Dr. William Carey, great writer and social worker, died.
9-June-1900 Birsa Munda, freedom fighter and leader, died in Ranchi Jail.
9-June-1909 Baburao Arnalkar, famous detective story writer, was born.
9-June-1923 Idris Hassan Latif, Air Chief Marshal, was born at Hyderabad, Deccan.
9-June-1923 K. Alagirisami, famous journalist, playwright and story writer, was born.
9-June-1948 Laloo Prasad Yadav, former Chief Minister of Bihar, was born.
9-June-1949 Kiran Bedi, the first woman Indian Police Service Officer, was born in Amritsar, Punjab.
9-June-1957 General Election ( 2nd) of India ends.
9-June-1964 Lal Bahadur Shastri became the second Prime Minister of India when the country was shocked of Jawaharlal Nehru’s death and Indo-China war. Shastri gave the quotation “”Jai Jawan Jai Kisan”” which motivated the war-affected Indians to boost their morale. He remained in this office till he died on January 11, 1966 at Taskent. In his cabinet, Indira Gandhi served as Minister of Information and Broadcast
9-June-1967 Narayan Shripad Rajhans, alias Bal Gandharva, went into a coma in Bombay and never regained his consciousness.
9-June-1980 M. G. Ramachandran’s second AIADMK ministry takes office.
9-June-1986 ICMR set up a network of Reference/Surveillance Centres for AIDS in almost all states of India.
9-June-1986 First AIDS death reported from a private hospital in Mumbai.
9-June-1991 A question paper was leaked due to which the Civil Services preliminary examination was cancelled.
9-June-1991 Raj Khosla, famous film producer and director, passed away.
9-June-1992 LDF wrests Narakal while the UDF retains the Tanur assembly seat in Kerala.
9-June-1992 Rajesh Khanna (Congress-I) defeats Shatrughan Sinha to wrest the New Delhi Lok Sabha seat from the BJP.
9-June-1994 Yogi Dhirendra Bhramachari, [controversial Flying Swami], hindu saint, died in an air crash near Jammu. He was 70.
9-June-1997 Portfolio changes were effected by I K Gujral in Union Cabinet.
9-June-1997 At least 50 persons were killed and 5,000 families affected in a landslide triggered by heavy rains in Gangktok.
9-June-1998 Gujarat was hit by a cyclone killing 1,000 people in six days.
9-June-1998 81 persons are killed as cyclone hits the Saurashtra and Kutch regions of Gujarat and Jalore district of Rajasthan. Subsequently, the toll is put at 934 in the Kutch-Saurashtra region alone.
9-June-1998 The rupee plunges to an all-time low of Rs. 42.23/25 against the dollar.
9-June-1999 The Indian army occupies two key positions in the Batalik sector.
9-June-2000 The CBI-designated court frames charges against Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi and RJD president Laloo Prasad Yadav in the disproportionate assets case.

June 8

Today in Indian History
Events for June 8

8-June-1897 Manindranath Basu, Bengali story writer and novelist, was born.
8-June-1906 Syed Nazir Ali, cricketer (bro of Wazir Ali, India’s 1st Test 1932), born at Jullunder.
8-June-1915 Geeta Rahasya’, written by Lokmanya Tilak, published.
8-June-1915 P.C.Kuttikrishnan ‘Urub’, Malyalam story writer and novelist, was born.
8-June-1929 Ventappa Musandra Muddiah, cricketer (Indian off-spinner in 2 Tests 1959-61), was born in Bangalore.
8-June-1936 Akashwani Radio was later changed into All India Radio (AIR) in 1958.
8-June-1948 Malabar Princess’, Air India’s first international flight, takes off from Bombay to London via Cairo and Geneva. This was weekly air service was started between India to United Kingdom.
8-June-1968 Madhuri Mani Iyyer, famous singer of Karnatak Gharana, passed away.
8-June-1990 Krishna Prasad Bhattarai, Nepal PM, and his Indian counterpart V.P.Singh decide to restore normal ties.
8-June-1992 55-60\% polling takes place in the Andhra, Bihar, W. Bengal and Delhi by-elections.
8-June-1992 Assets of 31 persons including Harshad Mehta attached.
8-June-1997 Prafulla Kumar Mahanta, Assam Chief Minister, has a narrow escape as a powerful remote-controlled bomb exploded in Maligaon area of Guwahati.
8-June-1998 A Disaster Management Cell (DMC) under the direct command of the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, South Western Air Command, was set up at the Command Operations Room to liaise with the State Government and initiate necessary actions. All aircrafts were evacuated from IAF bases at Jamnagar, Bhuj and Naliya and flown to pre-determined destinations. In this meticulously planned and smoothly executed drill, more than 60 aircrafts (including helicopters) were flown out.
8-June-1998 Sani Abacha, 54, Nigerian President, died in Abuja of heart attack.
8-June-1999 ATP announced Paes-Bhupathi as No. 1 ranked doubles team. In individual doubles ranking, Bhupathi and Paes were No. 1 and 2 respectively.
8-June-2000 Bomb blasts rock churches in three states (A.P, Karnataka and Goa).