1929 - Bhagat Singh and Rajguru killed Sanders
1933 - Lala Amarnath scored a century on his debut.
1961 - Operation launched to liberate Goa, Daman,Diu from Portuguese rule
1971 - Ceasefire between India and Pakistan
1990 - N. Janardana Reddy was sworn as CM of Andhra Pradesh
1995 - Arms dropped in Purulia, West Bengal from foreign airplane
Defence forces celebrate Vijay Diwas
2012 - Public function at Shivaji Park, Mumbai
PM salutes the courage and indomitable spirit of Indian Armed Forces, on Vijay Diwas
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has saluted the courage and indomitable spirit of Indian Armed Forces, on Vijay Diwas.
"Today, on Vijay Diwas we salute the courage and indomitable spirit of our armed forces. Their service to India is unparalleled", the Prime Minister said.
Bharat Sabha organized by Surendranath Banerjee
Surendranath Banerjee started Indian Association in 1876. The Indian Association organized the National Conference as Bharat Sabha during 28-31, December 1883.
The first session of the Indian National Congress was held on 28 December 1885 in Bombay. The initial name of the organization was Indian National Union.
Vande Mataram was first Sung at Congress session
First talkie film shown in India in Elphinstone Picture place Calcutta
Gavaskar scored 30th century. Beat Bradman's record
On 13 December, 1946, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru moved the Objectives Resolution (of the Constitution of India) in the Constituent Assembly.
1.This Constituent Assembly declares its firm and solemn resolve to proclaim India as an Independent Sovereign Republic and to draw up for her future governance a Constitution;
2.WHEREIN the territories that now comprise British India, the territories that now form the Indian States, and such other parts of India as are outside British India and the States as well as such other territories as are willing to be constituted into the Independent Sovereign India, shall be a Union of them all; and
3.WHEREIN the said territories, whether with their present boundaries or with such others as may be determined by the Constituent Assembly and thereafter according to the law of the Constitution, shall possess and retain the status of autonomous Units, together with residuary powers and exercise all powers and functions of government and administration, save and except such powers and functions as are vested in or assigned to the Union, or as are inherent or implied in the Union or resulting therefrom; and
4.WHEREIN all power and authority of the Sovereign Independent India, its constituent parts and organs of government, are derived from the people; and
5.WHEREIN shall be guaranteed and secured to all the people of India justice, social economic and political : equality of status, of opportunity, and before the law; freedom of thought, expression, belief, faith, worship, vocation, association and action, subject to law and public morality; and
6.WHEREIN adequate safeguards shall be provided for minorities, backward and tribal areas, and depressed and other backward classes; and
7.WHEREBY shall be maintained the integrity of the territory of the Republic and its sovereign rights on land, sea, and air according to justice and the law of civilized nations; and
1845 - First battle Britishers and Sikhs
1958 - Wilson Jones became India's World Billiards Champion
1968 - Har Govind Khorana got Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology
1990 - T N Seshan was appointed CEC
1991 - BJP President MM Joshi set out on Kanya Kumari to Kashmir Ekta Yatra
1994 - H D Devegowda becomes CM of Karnataka
1996 - T.N. Seshan retired.
1825 - First steam engine ship "Enterprise" reached Calcutta
1856 - First Hindu widow married officially
1979 - First International Children's Festival was held in Bombay.
1989 - Hemanand Biswal was sworn in as Orissa Chief Minister
1992 - Riots broke out in India as a response to the demolition of the disputed structure at Ayodhya. More than 800 people were killed as Muslims were on an offensive and Hindus also joined them in fighting pitched battles and killings. L.K. Adani resigned as opposition leader.
1993 - BJP leaders Advani, Joshi and Kalyan Singh were arrested.
1995 - INSAT 2C was launched.
Shekhar Suman (Film actor and TV anchor)
1966 - Nalin Kumar Kateel - Lok Sabha Member 15 & 16 Lok Sabha - Karntaka - Dakshin Kannada
1973 Anil H. Lad 2009 Rajya Sabha Member
2015 - Special event to to commemorate 125 Birth year of Dr. Ambedkar
Run for Equality
The Speaker, Prof Ramaiah stressed the words liberty and equality to achieve fraternity in his speech at NITIE on 26 November 2015.
National Milk Day
1931 - Gandhi announced new civil disobedience movement in Young India
1949 - New constitution of India was adopted and signed.
1954 - The atomic energy commission of India started functioning.
1960 - STD services started between Lucknow and Kanpur.
1961 - Inaugural flight of first AVRO plane assembled by IAF - Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru inaugurated the flight from the Palam airport. http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/IAF/History/1960s/Kapil-Avro.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawker_Siddeley_HS_748
1978 - Shaukat Ali passed away.
1989 - 9th general election to lok sabha ends. (Counting?)
1997 - Bharat Ratna to A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
2008 - Mumbai was attacked by terrorists. Terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India: Ten coordinated attacks by Pakistan-based terrorists killed 164
1921 - Padma Vibhushan, V.K. Kurien, Amul Man
1953 - Bharatsinh Madhavsinh Solanki - 2009 Lok Sabha Member - BJP - Anand - Gujarat
1920 - Jamia Millia Islamia was founded by Dr. Jakir Husain at Aligarh
2014 - Golden Jubilee Celebrations of National Institution of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), National Conference on Industrial Engineering and Technology Management was held during 29 to 31 October. Dr. K.V.S.S. Narayana Rao, Professor acted as the conference chairman.
1934- Manik Rao Hodlya Gavit - 2009 Lok Sabha Member
1964 - Vijayant - First indigenous tank was made at Awadi factory.
1971 - National Science and Technology Committee was established.
2012 - The Union Cabinet approved the National Policy on Electronics 2012.
The objective of the policy is to make the domestic electronic hardware manufacturing segment a $400 billion industry by 2020. Under the policy, the government will take steps to create an ecosystem for a globally competitive Electronic System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) system. The sector will require an investment of $100 billion. It will generate employment of 28 million persons.
1997 - BSP withdraws support to Kalyan Singh government
2014 - Counting of Votes for Maharashtra and Haryana Assembly Elections. Exit polls predict win for BJP. (In the election results, BJP became the largest party in the assembly and formed the government with Devendra Fadanvis as Chief Minister. Later Shiv Sena also joined Government as alliance partner)
1920 P.C. Sethi
1921 - Pandurang Shastri Athvale
1925 - B. Shankaranand
1929 - Balbir Singh (Hockey)
1954 - Nehru - Mao meet in Peking
1956 - Dr. Babasaheb has declared officially on Sept 23rd, 1956 to all Janata that he is going to take Buddhism on Sunday 14th Oct 1956 and took Deeksha on that day.
1998 - Prof Amartya Sen was awarded the Nobel Prize
1999 - Sheikh Shamim, an Indian citizen was hanged in Pakistan for espionage.
2012 - G. Akash of Chennai became youngest ever national chess champion at the age of 16 years and 14 days. He surpassed Viswanthan Anand's record.
1884 - Lala Hardayal
1909 - Dr. Suri Bhagavantam
- Gautam Gambhir
The Construction of History and Nationalism in India: Textbooks, Controversies and Politics
Routledge, Jun 25, 2010 - 256 pages
Most studies on nations and nationalism argue that history, or more precisely a 'common past', is crucial for the process of national identity building. However, the existence of one or more concurrent narratives for the construction of this identity is often not accounted for, and there are cases where the ‘common past’ or a ‘collective memory’ is no longer shared.
This book centres on the construction, elaboration and negotiation of the narratives that have become official history in India. These narratives influence politics and the representation of the nation. Depending on the chosen definition of the nation, over 160 million Muslim Indians are either included or excluded from the nation, and considered as ‘foreigners from inside’. The author shows that beyond the antagonism of two representations of history, two conceptions of the Indian nation – secular and Hindu nationalist – confronted each other during the history textbook controversy between 1998 and 2004. The diverging elements of the two discourses are underlined, and surprising similarities are uncovered. Yet, in contemporary India this convergence remains overshadowed in political debates as the definition of the political has been shaped by the opposition between these two visions of the nation. This book analyzes and questions the conception of the school textbook as a tool of national construction and more generally highlights the complexity of the link between historiography, nation-state and nation-building.
pic source: http://pibphoto.nic.in/photo//2014/Oct/l2014100257523.jpg
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi arrives at Palam Airport, after his US visit, in New Delhi on October 01, 2014.
CNR :60260 Photo ID :57523
1992 - Broadcasting Zee TV started
1982 - Foundation Day of Thane Municipal Corporation
1953 - Andhra State was created
1932 - Indian Military Academy became functional
1847 - Annie Besant
1854 - Postal stamps introduced in India
1903 - S.D. Burman
1904 - A.K. Gopalan
1919 - Majrooh Sultanpuri
1928 - Shivaji Ganesan
1951 - GMC Balayogi (Wikipedia mentions his birthyear as 1940 but one more source mentioned it as 1951. He is my classmate and I would accept 1951 as right).
Remember your past achievements and plan for future successes - Narayana Rao
1687 - Aurangzeb acquired the famous Golconda fort near Hyderabad from the Qutub Shahi Sultan Tana Shah due to the treachery of his General Panni.
1972 - Pakistani troops shell into the Indian zone of Kashmir
1989 - INS Shalki, India's first indigenously built submarine, launched in Bombay.
1992 - Laurie Baker wins Rs. 25 lakh UN World Habitat award.
1997 - At least 20 civilians were killed and over 30 injured in unprovoked firing by Pakistani troops on Kargil town in Jammu&Kashmir.
- Gen. V. P. Malik takes over from Gen. Shankar Roychowdhury as Chief of Army Staff.
India successfully test-fired its multi-target surface-to-air missile 'Akash'.
2000- India's Priyanka Chopra (18) wins the Miss World beauty pageant.
2015 Prof. Uday Amonkar Memorial Lecture - Goa Engineering College - Make in India: Role of Industrial Engineering
Lecture by Professor K.V.S.S. Narayana Rao, NITIE
Lecture Video - Part 1
Lecture Video - Part 2
International Day of Press Freedom
1764 - Mir Kasim with backing of Emperor of Delhi attacked British at Patna. (Date to be confirmed from other sources. Battle of Buxar is a different battle that took place on 23 October 1764.) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mir_Qasim
1913 - Raja Harischandra, the first Indian film shown at Coronation Cinematograph in Bombay.
1526 - Babur was declared emperor of Delhi.
1606 - Jehangir arrested Khusro
1705 - Auranzeb captured Fort of Vagingera.
1719 - Mughal Emperor Farukh Siyar was put to death.
1748 - Muhammed Shah, Mughal emperor passed away.
1854 - First telegram between Bombay and Pune
1960 - President orders active implementation of Hindi
1986 - Pranab Mukherjee expelled from Congress for 6 years.
1993 - Rashtriya Mahila Kosh was set up.
1996 - 11 General Election begins
1997 - CBI decides to prosecute Laloo Yadav in Rs. 950 crore fodder scam case.
1857 - J.F. Madan
J.V. Somayajulu (Sankarabharanam, Telugu Movie Actor)
1767 - Battle between Haidar Ali and British troops at Trinomali
1919 - Rotary Club's first Indian meeting was held.
1932 : Mahatma Gandhi broke his death fast after 6 days and 5 hrs after the British Government had approved most of the compromise plan on the privileges of Indian Untouchables in legislative elections.
1975 - Constitution 39 amendment bill was approved by Parliament.
1979 - Charan Singh launched a new party Lok Dal.
1991 - Ordinance to amend MRTP Act and Companies Act.
1996 - CBI chargesheeted former PM P V Narasimha Rao in St. Kitts case.
1820 - Ishwar Chandra Vidya Sagar
1923 - Dev Anand
1931 - Vijay Manjrekar (Cricketer)
1932 - Man Mohan Singh (Former Prime Minister)
The Puffin History of India, Volume 2
Penguin UK, 15-Feb-2014 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 456 pages
This book begins at the turning point at which India attains independence from the British. Following the trauma of the Partition, the focus shifts to the making of the Constitution, the integration of the 565 princely states, and the setting up of the administrative, legislative and judiciary systems. This is the story of India’s people and the making of our nation. Well researched and engaging, it is a contemporary history of India. It speaks of our art, culture, events and personalities that have shaped the country in recent times. Nuggets of fascinating information, attractive illustrations and detailed maps make the book a fantastic read. Ideal for students and young readers, this amazing reference guide helps to bring the past to life like never before. This is the companion volume to the bestselling The Puffin History of India: Volume1.
Essays in Indian History: Towards a Marxist Perception ; With, The Economic History of Medieval India: a Survey
Anthem Press, 2002 - History - 426 pages
This volume brings together, for the first time, several of Professor Habib's essays, representing three decades of scholarship and providing an insightful interpretation of the main currents in Indian history from the standpoint of Marxist historiography. The collection examines the role played by the peasantry and caste in Indian history; explores the forms of class struggle and the stage of Indian economic development in Mughal India; analyses the impact of colonialism on the Indian economy; and chronicles the changes in Marx's perception of India. These painstakingly researched and erudite essays form a volume that is indispensable for scholars and students of Indian history. https://books.google.co.in/books?id=jUcu6uD5bU4C
A Comprehensive History of Medieval India: Twelfth to the Mid-Eighteenth Century
Farooqui Salma Ahmed
Pearson Education India, 2011
In a bid to gain control of the erstwhile princely state of Jammu and Kashmir, Pathan tribesmen poured into Kashmir on 20 October 1947, aided by the Pakistani Army. Incapable of withstanding the armed assault in his province, the Maharaja of Kashmir, Hari Singh, asked India for help.
Chinese attack on India
Lest we forget
1939 - Sudarshan Bhagat - 2009 Lok Sabha Member V.S. Achyutanandan, Navjot Sidhu, Virender Sehwag
16 May 2014
The counting of votes on 16 May made it clear that BJP has the simple majority in the Lok Sabha.The person responsible for this BJP win is Narendra Modi, who was initially given the responsibility of Chairman, Campaign Committee and then was declared as the PM candidate of the party. Narendra Modi got accolades from media and commentators sitting on the various panels of the TV channels. His time has started in the Nation Building Competition Exercise of the country where in periodically the principal actor or the managers is changed by people through the democratic poll process.
20 May 2014
Narendra Modi was elected as the leader of the BJP parliamentary party. He was elected the leader of NDA. Narendra Modi met President of India and staked his claim. President invited Modi to the post of Prime Minister. Modi will take oath on 26 May 2014 at 6.00 pm.
महाराणा प्रताप ( जन्म: 9 मई, 1540 ई, - मृत्यु: 29 जनवरी, 1597 ई. शासन काल 1568-1597 ई. ) उदयपुर, मेवाड़ में सिसोदिया राजवंश के राजा थे। उन्होंने कई सालों तक मुगल सम्राट अकबर के साथ संघर्ष किया।
प्रताप और जहाँगीर का संघर्ष
हल्दीघाटी के इस प्रवेश द्वार पर अपने चुने हुए सैनिकों के साथ प्रताप शत्रु की प्रतीक्षा करने लगे। दोनों ओर की सेनाओं का सामना होते ही भीषण रूप से युद्ध शुरू हो गया और दोनों तरफ़ के शूरवीर योद्धा घायल होकर ज़मीन पर गिरने लगे। प्रताप अपने घोड़े पर सवार होकर द्रुतगति से शत्रु की सेना के भीतर पहुँच गये और उस जगह पर पहुँच गये, जहाँ पर 'सलीम' (जहाँगीर) अपने हाथी पर बैठा हुआ था। प्रताप की तलवार से सलीम के कई अंगरक्षक मारे गए और यदि प्रताप के भाले और सलीम के बीच में लोहे की मोटी चादर वाला हौदा नहीं होता तो अकबर अपने उत्तराधिकारी से हाथ धो बैठता। प्रताप के घोड़े चेतक ने अपने स्वामी की इच्छा को भाँपकर पूरा प्रयास किया और तमाम ऐतिहासिक चित्रों में सलीम के हाथी के सूँड़ पर चेतक का एक उठा हुआ पैर और प्रताप के भाले द्वारा महावत का छाती का छलनी होना अंकित किया गया है। महावत के मारे जाने पर घायल हाथी सलीम सहित युद्ध भूमि से भाग खड़ा हुआ।
इस समय युद्ध अत्यन्त भयानक हो उठा था। सलीम पर प्रताप के आक्रमण को देखकर असंख्य मुग़ल सैनिक उसी तरफ़ बढ़े और प्रताप को घेरकर चारों तरफ़ से प्रहार करने लगे। प्रताप के सिर पर मेवाड़ का राजमुकुट लगा हुआ था। इसलिए मुग़ल सैनिक उसी को निशाना बनाकर वार कर रहे थे। राजपूत सैनिक भी उसे बचाने के लिए प्राण हथेली पर रखकर संघर्ष कर रहे थे। परन्तु धीरे-धीरे प्रताप संकट में फँसता जा रहे थे। स्थिति की गम्भीरता को परखकर 'झाला सरदार' ने स्वामिभक्ति का एक अपूर्व आदर्श प्रस्तुत करते हुए अपने प्राणों का बलिदान कर दिया। झाला सरदार 'मन्नाजी' तेज़ी के साथ आगे बढ़ा और प्रताप के सिर से मुकुट उतार कर अपने सिर पर रख लिया और तेज़ी के साथ कुछ दूरी पर जाकर घमासान युद्ध करने लगा। मुग़ल सैनिक उसे ही प्रताप समझकर उस पर टूट पड़े और प्रताप को युद्ध भूमि से दूर निकल जाने का अवसर मिल गया। उसका सारा शरीर अगणित घावों से लहूलुहान हो चुका था। युद्धभूमि से जाते-जाते प्रताप ने मन्नाजी को मरते देखा। राजपूतों ने बहादुरी के साथ मुग़लों का मुक़ाबला किया, परन्तु मैदानी तोपों तथा बन्दूकधारियों से सुसज्जित शत्रु की विशाल सेना के सामने समूचा पराक्रम निष्फल रहा। युद्धभूमि पर उपस्थित बाईस हज़ार राजपूत सैनिकों में से केवल आठ हज़ार जीवित सैनिक युद्धभूमि से किसी प्रकार बचकर निकल पाये।
Maharana Pratap (May 9, 1540 – January 19, 1597) was a Hindu Rajput ruler of Mewar, a region in north-western India in the present day state of Rajasthan. He belonged to the Sisodiya sect of Rajputs
Rana Pratap is considered to exemplify the qualities like bravery and chivalry to which Rajputs aspire, in his opposition to the Mughal emperor Akbar. The struggle between Rajputs led by Rana Pratap , and the Mughal Empire under Akbar, has often been characterised as a struggle between Hindus and the invading Muslims, much on the same lines as the struggles of Guru Gobind Singh, Chhatrapati Shivaji and Chhatrasal Bundela.
Rana Pratap was defeated in Battle of Haldighati but he escaped into the hills and successfully recovered his territories except Chittorgarh and ruled them till his death without accepting the authority of Akbar.
Bhawan Singh Rana
Diamond Pocket Books (P) Ltd., 01-Jan-2005 - Udaipur (India : Princely State) - 152 pages
On the life and achievements of Maharana Pratap, 1540-1597, King of Udaipur. http://books.google.co.in/books?id=K0UnRk-rRa4C