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Events 2010   Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec 
Events in March 2010

Mar. 1 Two persons one killed in Shimoga, as that city and Hassan witness widespread violence over the publication of an article on the wearing of burka by Muslim women in the Sunday magazine section of a Kannada daily. Full Story
Mar. 2 The West Bengal police arrest Venkateswara Reddy, a top Maoist leader suspected to be the mastermind of the attack that killed Eastern Frontier Rifles personnel, from the Behala Thana area of Kolkata. Full Story
Prabeer Kumar Basu assumes office as Union Agriculture and Cooperation Secretary. Full Story
Sensex going 343.01 points and closes at 16772.56. Full Story
Mar. 3 Two pilots and one person on ground are killed after an Indian Navy aircraft crashes into a building in Bowenpally locality during an air show in Hyderabad. Full Story
Pravin Mahajan (50) convicted of the murder of his brother and BJP leader Pramod Mahajan dies of brain haemorrhage at a hospital in Thane. Full Story
Major Ritesh Roy injured in the Kabul terror strike dies at a hospital in New Delhi.
The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi, launches the Kalaignar Housing Scheme at a function in Tiruchi. Full Story
Sensex notches up 227.45 points to end at 17000.01, a level not seen since January 21. Full Story
Mar. 4 Sixty three people, including 37 children and 26 women are killed and 74 injured during a stampede at a religious gathering at an ashram at Mangarh in Uttar Pradesh’s Pratapgarh district. Full Story
Major (Retd.) Dimple Singla, a former woman officer is sentenced to one year RI and cashiered from service by an army general court martial. Full Story
United Liberation Front of Asom Vice-Chariman Pradip Gogoi is freed on bail from Guwahati Central Jail temporarily ending his 12-year detention. Full Story
Mar. 5 The Karnataka Chief Minister B. S. Yeddyurappa presents a Rs. 9,708.46 crore deficit budget for the year 2010-11. Full Story
Kerala Finance Minister T. M. Isaac presents a “red and green budget” for 2010-11, the highlight being the proposal for the setting up of a Rs.1,000-crore fund for programmes to expand the green cover over the land. Full Story
Mar. 7 Work begins on the $ 10-billion Gulf Finance House Economic Development Zone spread in excess of 1,700 acres at Panvel near Mumbai. Full Story
Mar. 8 The 108th Constitution Amendment Bill (Women’s Reservation Bill) is tabled in the Rajya Sabha amid bedlam. Full Story
Air India creates history by handing charge to an all-women crew on the Mumbai – New York flight and control of the cockpit of 22 domestic and international flights on International Women’s Day. Full Story
The Permanent Residents (Women’s Disqualification) Bill is introduced in the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council.
Mar. 9 The Rajya Sabha votes to amend the Constitution to reserve one-third of seats in Parliament and the State Assemblies for women, after three hours of debate. The RJD withdraw’s support to the government. Full Story
Meegada Sai Kumar, a second year B.Tech student commits suicide at his hostel room on the Osmania University premises in Hyderabad for the Telangana cause. Full Story
Mar. 12 India and Russia sign agreements in the defence and strategic spheres, in the presence of Prime Ministers Manmohan Singh and Vladimir Putin, in New Delhi. Intergovernmental Agreement on Cooperation in the use of Atomic Energy for Peaceful Purpose inked. Road map for two more Russian reactors in India. Full Story
Mar. 13 The Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, inaugurates the world’s first green legislature building, the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly-Secretariat Complex on the Omandurar Government Estate in Chennai. Full Story
The Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad arrests two persons in Matunga, Mumbai for plotting to set afire the ONGC Office. Full Story
Mar. 14 India’s first open jail for women is inaugurated at the Yerawada Central Prison in Pune, Maharashtra. Full Story
Mar. 15 The Government decides against introducing in the Lok Sabha the Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill, 2010. Full Story
The Union Cabinet clears the Foreign Educational Institutions (Regulation of Entry and Operation) Bill, 2010, for introduction in Parliament. Full Story
Twenty six college students are killed and 34 injured after their bus plunges into a dry river bed at Morel in Rajasthan’s Sawai Madhopur district. Full Story
Mar. 16 Women get one-third share in the BJP’s 121-member new Executive Committee. The former Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje becomes general secretary and Varun Gandhi made secretary. Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Najma Heptullah get vice-president posts. Full Story
Furore in the Lok Sabha over currency garland presented to the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati at the BSP’s 25th foundation day celebration rally in Lucknow a day earlier. Full Story
Sensex surges to a two-month high of 17383.18 with a 218-point rally. Full Story
Mar. 18 Sensex closes at 17519.26, its best close since January 18. Full Story
Mar. 19 The creation of a department for the differently abled, Anna University of Technology for Madurai and a medical college for Tiruvannamalai highlights of the tax-free Tamil Nadu budget for 2010-11. School education gets over Rs.10,000 crore. Full Story
The Union Cabinet clears the prohibition of Unfair Practices in Technical, Medical, Educational Institutions and Universities Bill, 2010, that seeks to make capitation fee a cognisable offence. Full Story
Cabinet nod for National Accreditation Regulatory Authority for Higher Educational Institutions Bill, 2010, and the Educational Tribunals Bill 2010. Clearance for proposal to amend Anti-Hijacking Act of 1982 to include the death penalty. Full Story
Veteran cinematographer V.K. Murthy is presented the Dada Saheb Phalke Lifetime Achievement Award at the 55th National Film Awards 2008 in New Delhi. Upendra Limaye gets best actor award for role in Marathi film Jogva. Priyanka Chopra bags best female actor honours for role in Fashion. Full Story
Mar. 21 The vertical launch of Brahmos Missile is carried out successfully off the Orissa coast. Full Story
The 48 hour bandh called by Maoists in seven states begins on a violent note with extremists blowing up a rail track in West Bengal’s Paschim Medinipur District. Full Story
Mar. 22 Three persons are convicted by a special CBI Court in Patna for the November 27, 2003 murder of NHAI engineer Satyendra Kumar Dubey, who exposed corruption in the Golden quadrilateral Project in Bihar. Full Story
Sensex loses 168 points and closes at 17410.57. Full Story
The Supreme Court stays mining by the Obulapuram Mining Company in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh owned by Karnataka Ministers G.Janardhan Reddy and G.Karunakara Reddy. Full Story
Mar. 23 A devastating fire rages through Stephen Court, a colonial building in Kolkata’s Park Street, leaving six dead and 20 injured. Full Story
Kamnu Sanyal (78), one of the architects of the naxal movement is found dead at his residence in the Naxalbari area of West Bengal’s Darjeeling district. He announced the formation of the CPI (ML) at a meeting in Kolkata on May 1, 1969. Full Story
Maoists blow up track causing derailment of two trains and disruption of services in West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand and Orissa. Full Story
Mar. 24 The toll in the fire at Stephen Court, Kolkata goes up to 24. Full Story
Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan inaugurates the second phase of the Bandra-Worli sealink which becomes fully operational. Full Story
Mar. 25 The Supreme Court lifts stay on quota for Muslims in Andhra Pradesh. Full Story
Mar. 27 Lifer for three for murdering National Highways Authority of India engineer Satyendra Dubey. Full Story
The toll in Stephen Court fire in Kolkata touches 33. Full Story
The Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi is subjected to a marathon nine-and-a-half hours of questioning by the Supreme Court appointed Special Investigation team, in Gandhinagar on the 2002 post Godhra communal riots. Full Story
Nuclear – capable, ship based Dhanush and surface-to-surface Prithivi II are testfired successfully off the Orissa coast. Full Story
Mar. 28 Agni-I ballistic missile is test-fired successfully from the Wheeler Island off the Orissa coast. Full Story
Rukshana and her brother Aijaz are awarded the Sarvotam Jeevan Raksha Padak and the Utam Jeevan Raksha Pathak for killing a LeT Commander Abu Usma on September 27, 2009. Full Story
Mar. 29 Indefinite curfew is clamped in the Old City of Hyderabad after one person is stabbed to death and 17 injured in unabated communal violence for the third day in running. Full Story
The Tamil Nadu Government rejects plea of Nalini, a life convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination, for premature release.March 1: Full Story
The West Bengal Government sets up an 11-member panel to probe the Stephen Court fire that has claimed 43 lives so far. Full Story
Tamil Nadu plea is dismissed, empowered panel on Mullaperiyar will stay, says Supreme Court. Full Story
Sensex surges to a two-year high of 17711.35, the highest closing level since February 29, 2008. Full Story
Mar. 30 Karan Additional District and Sessions Court, Haryana awards death penalty to five persons and lifer for one for the June 2007 killing of a couple on the diktats of a Khap Panchayat (caste council). Full Story
A special trial court in Chandigarh awards lifer to Paramjit Singh Bheora, chief of the Babbar Khalya International for his role in the killing of the then Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh on August 31, 1995. Full Story
Sensex falls 121.18 points to end day at 17590.17 Full Story
A couple, are shot dead in Amritsar for marrying against the wishes of the families. Full Story
Mar. 31 President Pratibha Patil presents the Padma Awards to a galaxy of personalities. Full Story
General Vijay Kumar Singh takes charges as the Chief of the Army Staff at function in New Delhi. Full Story
The year long 26/11 trial concludes. Verdict to be passed on May 3. Full Story


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