National Events in September 2001
The Prime Minister, Mr. A.B. Vajpayee shifts Mr. Sharad Yadav from Civil Aviation Ministry to the Labour Ministry and Mr. Ram Vilas Paswan gets Coal and Mines, in a reshuffle and inducts six new faces into the Union Council of Ministers.
Singapore Airlines pulls out of AI disinvestment, leaving Tatas the sole bidders.
All India Radio's FM2 Channel goes on air in all the four metros.
Mr. Govindavasan, is unanimously elected TMC president.
AIIMS not a university, rules the Supreme Court.
The former Assam Chief Minister, Mr. Prafulla Kumar Mahanta quits as the Asom Gana Parishad president in the wake of a row over his ``second marriage'' with Ms. Sangamitra Bharali, an employee of the State Secretariat, last March.
The SEBI formulates a six-point strategy to prevent stock scams in the future.
Veteran leader, Mr. Brindaban Goswami, is elected AGP president.
The Supreme Court directs the Madras High Court to appoint another judge to hear afresh the 18 appeals in the `TANSI' and `Pleasant Stay Hotel' cases filed by the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Ms. Jayalalithaa and others.
Eminent theatre artist, Bhanumati Devi, gets the Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra Award for 2001 for her lifetime contribution to Oriya theatre.
Mrs. Sonia Gandhi is a citizen of India, rules the Supreme Court.
The Cabinet Committee on Security, decides to institute the first-ever Integrated Defence Staff and clears the establishment of a tri-service command in the Andaman and Nicobar islands.
Enron rejects the $ 400 million offer by financial institutions towards equity settlement as ``unacceptable.''
The Centre clears the launch of the Sampoorna Grameen Rozgar Yojana aimed at providing jobs for the rural poor.
The ADB clears a $ 240 million loan to India to modernise a section of the transport corridor that links Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata and Delhi.
A five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court quashes the appointment of Ms. Jayalalithaa as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, saying it is `a clear infringement of the Constitution'. Mr. O. Paneerselvam is sworn in Chief Minister at the head of a 24-member Cabinet.
The Bush administration lifts sanctions against India and Pakistan, imposed in the aftermath of the 1998 nuclear tests.
AICTE nod not obligatory for universities to launch technical courses, rules the Supreme Court.
A `moderate' earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale, rocks parts of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Pondicherry.
The Union Communications Minister, Mr. Pramod Mahajan, abolishes telephone advisory committees.
The Union Government declares the Roorkee University in Uttaranchal as an Indian Institute of Technology.
The Centre bans the Students Islamic Movement of India for two years.
The Supreme Court rules that no crackers can be burst except between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. and those which produces noise beyond 125 decibels should not be fired, during festivals.
In a major judgment, the Supreme Court upholds the validity of the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Divorce) Act and rules that a husband is liable to make provision for the future of the divorced wife.
The deputy leader of the Congress in the Lok Sabha, Mr. Madhavrao Scindia and seven others die in a plane crash near the Motta railway station in Mainpuri district of Uttar Pradesh.