National Events in January 1997
Thirty-year Ganga water sharing treaty between India and Bangladesh takes effect.
Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Ms. Jayalalitha, released on bail after 27 days in prison. She had been arrested in the TV sets case, wealth case, etc.
Samata Party Areraj block president, Mr. Prabhakar Pandey, shot dead by armed miscreants.
CBI interrogates Bihar Chief Minister, Mr. Laloo Prasad Yadav, in connection with the Rs. 750-crore Animal Husbandry Department scam.
British Prime Minister, Mr. John Major, addresses plenary session of the `Partnership Summit' organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry, in Calcutta.
Supreme Court dismisses Special Leave Petition for bail from Ms. Sasikala (a close associate of Ms. Jayalalitha) in a `FERA violation case'.
Pakistan's pilotless surveillance aircraft intrudes into Indian air space, for the first time.
CBI questions Congress(I) president Mr. Sitaram Kesri, about his assets that are allegedly disproportionate to his known sources of income.
Former Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Bhajan Lal, former Union Ministers, Mr. Ajit Singh, Mr. Ram Lakhan Singh Yadav and five others chargesheeted by CBI in Rs. 3.5-crore Jharkhand Mukti Morcha MPs bribery case.
Ms. Justice Meera Sahib Fathima Beevi and Mr. Justice Sukhdev Singh Kang appointed Governors of Tamil Nadu and Kerala.
President, Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma, takes salute at the 48th Republic Day celebrations at New Delhi's Rajpath.
Fire engulfs most of the three top floors of the Express Towers, skyrise building owned by Indian Express group, in Mumbai.
Fifth Central Pay Commission submits its proposals.