Sunday, 26 March 2017

Today in Indian History

26-March-1918Vanavihari B.N. Sundara Rao, great author and journalist, was born at Varthur, Bangalore.
26-March-1931New Delhi replaces Calcutta as capital of British-Indies.
26-March-1938Laxminath Bezbarua, great littearateur of modern Assamia language, passed away.
26-March-1942Indira Gandhi, third Prime Minister of India, was married to Feroze Gandhi.
26-March-1969Romesh Chandra, secretary general of the World Peace Council, receives the Lenin prize.
26-March-1969Vikram Rathour, cricketer (Indian Test opening batsman 1996-), was born in Jalandhar.
26-March-1972The first International Sanskrit Conference was held by President V.V Giri.
26-March-1977Morarji Desai, the new Prime Minister, forms his Cabinet.
26-March-1980Bombay gets its first rock concert in 10 years (The Police).
26-March-1987Hyderabad beat Delhi on first innings to win the Ranji Trophy.
26-March-1989Eighth Antarctica Expedition returns after erecting India's second permanent manned station 'Maitri'.
26-March-1990Pratap Singh Rane,Goa CM, resigns.
26-March-1990Sangma Ministry quits in Meghalaya. B. B. Lyngdoh is new CM.
26-March-1990Maniben Patel, daughter of Sardar Vallabhai Patel, passed away.
26-March-1991Chautala loses majority after the disqualification of three Janata Dal (S) members. Janata Party merges with Janata Dal (S).
26-March-1992Accord with Bangladesh on Tin Bigha.
26-March-1992Rs. 245 crore relief in customs, excise duties announced.
26-March-1993Surajkund AICC okays dual posts for Narasimha Rao.
26-March-1996Indian all-rounder Manoj Prabhakar announces retirement from international cricket.
26-March-1996The 3-day old Hazratbal shrine crisis ends, as the militants holed up in the shrine come out of it.
26-March-1997Andhra Pradesh Assembly passes a Bill to amend the Prohibition Act, ending the state's 2-year experiment with total prohibition.
26-March-1997Russia agrees to help India in developing a state-of-the-art integrated air defence system, even as the two agree to carry military cooperation into the 21st century during the visit of Prime Minister Deve Gowda.
26-March-199914 tonnes of heavy water leaked into the second unit of the Madras Atomic Power Station (MAPS) at Kalpakkam during an in-service inspection.
26-March-1999Indian Airlines regained the National hockey men's title in Hyderabad.

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