National Events September in 1999
The Congress(I) President, Ms. Sonia Gandhi, launches a broadside against the Vajpayee Government on handling of Kargil issue.
The Supreme court, orders all the 53 specified iron foundries to close down in a prevention of pollution case.
The External Affairs Minister, Mr. Jaswant Singh, rules out converting the Line of Control (LOC) into an International Border.
Mr. Justice Arijit Pasayat, appointed Chief Justice of the Kerala High Court.
Pakistan Claims that it has captured two Indian Army soldiers, during an attack.
A Roman catholic priest, Rev. Arul Doss, is killed in Jamabani village.
India launches a new phase of military modernisation after the Kargil conflict.
Major fire destroys two floors of the 75-year old Ananda Bazaar Patrika group in Calcutta .
Brigadier V. K. Chopra is appointed as the new head of the 121 (1) infantry brigade in Kargil.
The first phase of the polling to elect the 13th Lok Sabha covering 145 constituencies begins.
Three persons are arrested for murder of the Roman Catholic priest, Rev. Arun Doss, in Orissa.
Mr. Umesh Chandra, Assistant Inspector General of Police shot dead by the PWG in Hyderabad.
An estimated 55 per cent cast their votes in the first phase of polling.
Indian soldiers destroy a Pakistani ammunition depot near Siari in PoK during retaliatory firing.
The Election Commission orders repoll in 184 polling stations in various States.
Ms. Vyjayanthimala Bali, former Congress (I) MP, joins the BJP.
Mr. P. V. Gangadharan, director of the Mathrubhumi Group of Newspapers, is elected president of the Film Federation of India.
The BJP candidate for the Anantang Lok Sabha seat Mr. Haider Noorani, killed in bomb blast.
India rejects Pakistan demand for a East Timor type of referendum in Kashmir.
The National Literacy Mission bags the prestigious Noma Literacy Prize for the year.
Mr. V. Sudarshan, Foreign Editor of The Pioneer till recently gets the Appan Menon Award.
The Law Commission creates a website.
Mrs. Sonia Gandhi, files her nomination papers for the Amethi Lok Sabha Constituency.
The second phase of the Lok Sabha election takes place in eight States.
The Election Commission withdraws its guidelines on publication/broadcast/telecast of opinion and exist poll results.
Mr. Palvai Purushottam, the sitting Sirpur MLA and TDP candidate shot dead.
The sixth World Hindi conference begins at the Wembley conference centre, London.
Pakistan releases Lance Naik Ram Singh and Sepoy Bajinder Singh, after keeping them in custody for 17 days.
India and the United States begins high level consultations to find ways on countering terrorism.
The Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (JCSC) headed by Gen. Pervez Musharraf, take ``exception'' to the remarks made by the former Foreign Secretary, Kargil war.
The U.S. President, Mr. Bill Clinton, makes it clear that he would not appoint a Special Envoy on Kashmir.
Mr. Narayan Desai, Mr. Ajoy Kumar Basu, and Ms. Saraswathi Gora, are named for Jamnalal Bajaj awards.
Prof. Sir Joseph Rotbalt, a noted British nuclear physicist wins the Jamalal Bajaj International Award.
Large-scale violence mostly in Bihar marks the end of the third phase of polling.
Pakistani troops shells border villages near the Line of Control (LOC) in Baramulla constituency.
The Supreme Court grants eight weeks time to the Centre to file affidavit on illegal migrants in the north- eastern states and West Bengal.
The Prime Minister, Mr. A. B. Vajpayee, urges the Karnataka Chief Minister, Mr. J. H. Patel to release water to Tamil Nadu.
Ms. Shobha Subrahmanyam, managing director of the Ananda Bazaar Patrika Group of publication elected president of the Indian Newspaper Society for 1999-2000.
The spiritual leader of Tibetans, the Dalai Lama arrives in Bangalore on a three-week visit.
Mr. A. C. Muthiah is elected president of the Board of Control of Cricket in India.
India asks Pakistan to prevent the reported attempt by the JKLF to cross the Line of Control (LOC) on October 4.
Six scientists receive the B.M. Birla Award for Science for the year 1997.
India rejects Pakistan's proposal for an international conference an arms control.
The Karnataka Chief Minister, Mr. J. H. Patel, says the state would abide by the decision of the Monitoring Committee of the Cauvery River Authority.
The emergency meeting of the Monitoring Committee of the Cauvery River Authority fails to bring immediate relief to Tamil Nadu.
Pakistan says it is ready to resume the stalled bilateral dialogue with India once a new Government takes charge in New Delhi.
The Prime Minister, Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee, dispatches a team of experts to Karnataka and Tamil Nadu to assess the water storage position.
Fire breaks out when the officials of the ONGC test the pressure in Well No. 3 in Nandigama Village in Krishna District.
Six selected for Shanti Swaroop award for Science.
Harshad Mehta and three others are convicted for misappropriating surplus funds of the Maruti Udyog Ltd.
Mr. Justice M. S. Rane of the Supreme Court sentences Harshad Mehta and his three accomplices, to five years rigorous imprisonment and fine.
The External Affairs Minister, Mr. Jawant Singh and his Pakistani counterpart, Mr. Sartaj Aziz, meet at the SAARC ministerial meeting.
The nuclear programme is not expensive and will not be a burden on the economy, says the Finance Minister, Mr. Yashwant Sinha.
India successfully test-fires its multi-target surface-to-air missile ``Akash.''
The Prime Minister, Mr. Vajpayee, at an election campaign in Lucknow calls upon the people to give him a five-year term.
Christians observe protest day in Agra against the attacks on their communities in different parts of the country.
The WHO launches a global move to eliminate blindness
The Hindi writer, Prof. Prem Shankar and the Tamil scholar, Mr. Ashokamitran, are selected for K.K. Birla Foundation Fellowships in comparative Indian literature.