National Events in June 2000
The Foreign Exchange Management Act comes into force and the Foreign Exchange Regulation Act, 1973 stands repealed.
Sixteen persons die after a bomb explosion at a Shia meet at a village 30 km from Srinagar. The former J & K Minister, Moulvi Iftikhar Hussain Ansari escapes with splinter injuries.
Mr. Justice A. M. Ahmadi, former Chief Justice of India appointed Chairman of the Advisory Committee of the Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award.
Sri Lanka should either agree for a `territorial separation' on the lines of the Czech and Slovakia republics or grant more rights to the Tamils to enable a ``permanent solution'' to the ethnic strife, says the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Mr. M. Karunanidhi.
Telecom Commission approves the free phone bonanza for all telecom employees announced by the Union Communications Minister, Mr. Ram Vilas Paswan.
Bomb blasts rock churches in three States (A.P., Karnataka and Goa).
The CBI-designated court frames charges against the Bihar Chief Minister, Mrs. Rabri Devi and the RJD president, Mr. Laloo Prasad Yadav in the disproportionate assets case.
The MTNL announces 30 per cent cut in Internet tariffs.
Twenty-seven army personnel die after the bus carrying them plunges into a gorge at a spot 80 km from Jammu.
Assailants gun down 12 upper caste persons, including eight of a family in Bihar's Nawada district.
India announces $100 million credit to Sri Lanka.
The Government appoints Mr. S. K. Mahajan of the Delhi High Court as the chairman of the one-man tribunal to adjudicate whether or not there was sufficient cause for declaring LTTE as unlawful.
Centre's nod for 100 per cent foreign equity in petroleum refineries and e-commerce business-to-business ventures and removal of ceiling on FDI inflows in the power sector.
The Finance Minister, Mr. Yashwant Sinha, announces a one-time settlement of outstanding loans below Rs. 10 crores, in a move aimed at ridding public sector banks of Rs. 51,000 crores of bad loans.
Major General Manuel Saavedra of Uruguay appointed Chief Military observer of the U.N. Mission monitoring the LoC in Kashmir.
Ranvir Sena men gun down 34 people in Mianpur village in Aurangabad district, Bihar.
Babu Parmanand, former speaker of the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly, sworn in as the 12th Governor of Haryana.
We have no jurisdiction, rules the ICJ, The Hague and Pakistan loses its case against India regarding a dispute concerning the destruction on August 10, 1999 of a Pakistani Atlantique aircraft.
The Government clears a proposal for wage revision for all classes of employees in the insurance sector.
The Cabinet Committee for Disinvestment clears 14 more public sector undertakings, including the STC, the MMTC, SCI and the IBP for disinvestment.
Indian journalist, Mr. Palagummi Sainath gets Amnesty International global award for human rights journalism..
Maruti Udyog Ltd. slashes the prices of Maruti 800, Wagon R and Omni by up to Rs. 25,000 in a bid to boost its sagging sales.
The Government agrees to the bifurcation of the Telecom Ministry.
The Jammu and Kashmir Assembly passes autonomy resolution by voice vote.
Rough draft of human genetic code ready, British researchers working on the publicly-funded Human Genome Project announce in London.
The Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Ms. Maneka Gandhi, launches National Initiative for child protection, of which childline is an integral part.
The Clinton administration rejects a demand by 21 U.S. Congressmen for declaring India a terrorist state in the wake of attacks on Christian priests and churches.
Reversing its long-standing decision, India derecognises the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), paving the way for special ties with Morocco.
India striving for consensus on CTBT, says the Prime Minister at the first-ever summit with the EU in Lisbon.
The World Bank announces loans totalling $130 millions and a grand $ 5 million for eco-friendly energy development in India.
The Election Commission derecognises seven regional parties in some States. Samata Party in Haryana, Shiv Sena in Dadra and Nagar Haveli and the RJD in Manipur. The NTR-Telugu Desam Party in Andhra Pradesh, the Samajwadi Janata Party (Rashtriya) in Chandigarh, the United Minority Front in Assam and the Haryana Vikas Party in Haryana will remain registered but unrecognised parties.
Autonomy resolution within the framework of the Constitution, says the Prime Minister, Mr. A. B. Vajpayee.
The Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council adopts a resolution seeking separation from J and K.
The EPF rate brought down to 11 per cent from 12 per cent with effect from April 1, 2000.