Events in India 2009

Events in India 2009
May 22, 2009
  • A resurgent Congress leads UPA to retain power after a clear mandate in Lok Sabha polls; Manmohan Singh sworn in PM for Second Successive Term.
December 19, 2009
  • BJP suffers successive poll debacles. LK Advani steps down as Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha; Nitin Gadkari takes over as party president.
  • A resilient Indian economy starts to recover from the impact of global financial crisis. GDP growth looks up and stock markets stage a steady recovery.
January 7, 2009
  • Large - scale fudging of Satyam accounts by chairman Ramalinga Raju rocks corporate India.
February 10, 2009
  • Pandit Bhimsen Joshi gets Bharat Ratna.
February 23, 2009
  • 'Slumdog Millionaire' sweeps Oscars with eight awards. Music maestro AR Rahman gets two, lyricist Gulzar and sound technician Resul Pookutty share one each.
March 23, 2009
  • World's cheapest car Nano launched.
June 3, 2009
  • Meira Kumar becomes the first woman Speaker of Lok Sabha.
  • Panic as Swine flu virus reaches India; disease claims close to 900 lives.
July 26, 2009
  • India becomes the sixth country in the world to launch a nuclear - powered submarine.
Auguest 29, 2009
  • India's maiden moon mission Chandrayaan - 1 meets its premature end.
October 3, 2009
  • Investigations in the Mumbai 26 / 11 terror attack take a new turn as FBI arrests Pakistani - American David Coleman Headley in Chicago.
  • Heightened Maoist violence in Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Orissa and West Bengal.
November 24, 2009
  • Liberhan Commission report tabled after 17 Years of Babri Masjid demolition, top BJP leaders indicted.
  • Public outcry as former Haryana DGP SPS Rathore gets just six - month jail term for molesting teenager Ruchika Girhotra 19 Years ago, who later committed suicide.
January 5, 2009
  • National Conference and Congress form coalition government, in J & K following hung verdict, Omar Abdullah takes over as CM.
October 22, 2009
  • 22 killed as Goa Express rams into stationary train near Mathura.
  • Large scale construction of memorial parks leads to SC rap for UP CM Mayawati.
June 27, 2009
  • Ramesh Pokhriyal replaces BC Khanduri as Uttarakhand CM.
May 20, 2009
  • SDF wins all 32 Assembly seats in Sikkim, PK Chamling sworn in CM for fourth consecutive term.
May 13, 2009
  • President's rule lifted in eghalaya, veteran Congress leader DD Lapang becomes CM.
December 4, 2009
  • ULFA chief Arabinda Rajkhowa handed over to India after being held in Bangladesh.
October 25,2009.
  • Congress wins Arunachal polls Dorjee Khandu becomes CM for consecutive second term.
November 30, 2009
  • Former Jharkhand CM Madhu Koda arrested in mega money laundering case.
December 30, 2009
  • JMM chief Shibu Soren sworn in CM with support of BJP and other parties after a fractured mandate in Jharkhand polls.
October 25, 2009
  • Haryana Assembly dissolved prematurely, Augest 21, Congress manages to form government, after falling short of majority in polls, BS Hooda retained as CM.
October 29, 2009
  • Huge fire at IOC fuel depot in Jaipur kills 12 and injures about 200, financial loss estimated to be about Rs.300 crore.
July 7, 2009
  • Ahmedabad hooch tragedy claims over 130 lives.
November 7, 2009
  • Congress - NCP alliance retains power in Maharashtra] Ashok Chavan takes oath as CM for a Second Term.
November 8, 2009
  • Crisis for BJP government, in Karnataka after revolt against CM BS Yeddyurappa, compromise worked out by central leadership.
May 20, 2009
  • Congress retains power in Andhra polls; YSR Reddy sworn in CM again, dies in a chopper crash, September 2, K.Rosaiah becomes CM.
May 21, 2009
  • BJD sweeps Orissa polls; Naveen Patnaik takes over as CM for a 3rd Term.
December 10, 2009
  • Centre agrees to statehood for Telangana after violent agitation sparked by K Chandrasekhar Rao's hunger strike, to move triggers protests, Centre's rethink on issue reignites agitation.
December 26, 2009
  • ND Tiwari quits as Andhra governor after alleged sex video surfaces.
Sporting Hight
Tennis :
  • January 31, 2009 : Yuki Bhambri first Indian to win Junior Australian Open.
  • February 1, 2009 : Mahesh Bhupati - Sania Mirza win Australian Open mixed doubles.
  • April 12, 2009 : Leander Paes and Lukas Dlouhy win French Open men's doubles, June 6, 2009.
Hockey : India lifts Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia.
Chess - May 8, 2009 : Viswanathan Anand wins Chess Oscar for sixth time.
Cricket : IPL - II shifted to South Africa, Deccan Chargers win the cup, May 24, 2009 India becomes No. 1 test team after series win against Sri Lanka, December 6, 2009.
Badminton - June 21, 2009 : Saina Nehwal wins Indonesian Open.
Billiards - September 7, 2009 : Pankaj Advani wins world professional championship.
Athletics - November 11, 2009 : Om Prakash wins shot put gold at Asian Championships in China.
Football - December 13, 2009 : India lifts South Asian Football Federation Cup.
Passed away in 2009 :
  • Veteran film director Tapan Sinha.
  • Former President R. Venkataraman.
  • Actor - filmmaker Feroz Khan.
  • Noted producer - director Prakash Mehra.
  • Theatre legend Habib Tanvir.
  • Icon of Indian classical music DK Pattammal.
  • Doyen of Hindustani vocal music Gangubai Hangal.
  • Rajmata Gayatri Devi of Jaipur.
  • Noted lyricist Gulshan Bawra.
  • Ex - BCCl chief Raj Singh Dungarpur.
  • Popular Kannada actor Vishnuvardhan.


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