National Events in June 2001
In a major change of command, Air Marshal S. Krishnaswamy, is appointed the new Vice Chief of Air Staff.
The CBI files chargesheet in a Mumbai Court against the stock broker, Ketan Parekh and five others, in the Rs. 137 crore pay order scam.
The Centre imposes President's rule in Manipur, the Assembly is kept under suspended animation.
The World's highest ground-based telescope located 45,177 metres above sea level at mount Saraswat Hanley in Ladakh starts functioning.
The Prime Minister, Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee, announces a five-year excise duty holiday for industries in Gujarat's quake-ravaged Kutch district.
India endorses Russian proposal for joint development and production of a fifth generation fighter plane to replace the SU-30MKI.
The Venkateswami Commission probing the Tehelka tapes expose, begins public hearing.
The former Tamil Nadu DGP and Chief of the STF, Mr. Walter Dawaram is to lead joint operations with Karnataka to nab forest brigand Veerappan.
Mr. James Michael Lyngdoh (62), takes over as the new Chief Election Commissioner from Dr. M.S. Gill and will be at the helm till February 2004. Mr. Brij Bihari Tandon joins as an Election Commissioner.
The Tamil Nadu Government decides to pay Rs. 310.51 crores, being the entire interest and penal interest payable by farmers to cooperative societies as on June 30, 2000.
The Centre and the NSCN (I-M) formally agree to extend the four-year-old ceasefire in Nagaland by one more year and enlarge it to cover all Naga inhabited areas in the entire North-east.
Protestors set afire the Assembly, the Chief Minister's Secretariat buildings in Manipur. The Army is called out to check the rioters and 13 persons die in police firing.
Fresh violence rocks the interior areas of Manipur valley district, even as the Army stages flag march in Imphal and its outskirts.
The BALCO transfers its entire top managment to Korba in Chhattisgarh as part of a move to shift its head office from New Delhi.
Fifty eight persons die and 230 others sustain injuries after four compartments of the Mangalore-Chennai Mail, derails and plunges from a bridge into the Kadalundi river, 20 km from Kozhikode in Kerala.
The Union Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs, Ms. Uma Bharati, joins the Bajrang Dal.
The Government clears the long awaited Competition Bill.
The Khalistan protagonist, Dr. Jagjit Singh Chauhan (73) arrives in New Delhi, ending a 21-year-old exile in Britain since May 15, 1980.
India, Germany sign an extradition treaty to combat crime and terrorism with mutual cooperation.
India and Turkey, sign an extradition treaty whereby they are to cooperate in fighting crime and criminality.
The former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Mr. M. Karunanidhi and the retired Chief Secretary, Mr. K.A. Nambiar, are arrested in Chennai for questioning in connection with the flyover case and a few other alleged cases of corruption during the previous DMK regime. The Chennai Mayor, Mr.M.K. Stalin, named the main accused in the flyover case, surrenders in court.