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Events 2005   Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec 
Events in June 2005

Jun. 1 The Banking Cash Transaction Tax on cash withdrawals takes effect. Full Story
The ceasefire agreement between the Centre and the National Democratic Front of Bodoland comes into effect.
Jun. 2 S. Bangarappa, former Karnataka Chief Minister, wins the Shimoga Lok Sabha byelection. The Congress bags all three Assembly seats in Haryana. Full Story
The LDF scores historic win in Koothuparamba and Azhikode seats in Kerala. Full Story
Jun. 3 The Maharashtra Government decides to ban “dancing bars”.
The Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, constitutes the National Knowledge Commission with Sam Pitroda as chairperson. Full Story
Jun. 4 Need for an active debt market, says the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, at the inaugural of the bicentennial celebrations of the SBI, in Mumbai. Full Story
Jun. 6 Tamil Nadu does away with common entrance test for engineering and medical courses from this year. Full Story
The CBI registers FIR on alleged corruption in arms purchase from the South African armaments major, Denel. Full Story
Scientists in the Department of Atomic Energy’s Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre in Kolkata make the largest super conducting magnet in the country. Full Story
Jun. 7 The BJP president, L.K. Advani, resigns following the row over his remarks on Jinnah and the Babri Masjid demolition during his Pakistan visit. Full Story
Senior Congress leader Ram Niwas Mirdha, takes over as the new Chairman of the Sangeet Natak Akademi replacing Sonal Mansingh. Full Story
Pratapsinh Rane is sworn in Goa Chief Minister for the seventh time. Full Story
Jun. 8 Jagtar Singh Hawara, Chief of the Babbar Khalsa International in India and two accused in the May 22 cinema hall blasts are nabbed at Narela, New Delhi. Huge quantity of RDX is recovered from them. Full Story
Jun. 9 L.K. Advani withdraws resignation as BJP president. Full Story
Jun. 11 The Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Rsearch, Kalpakkam, reaches a milestone in reprocessing the uranium-plutonium mixed carbide fuel of the Fast Breeder Test Reactor. Full Story
A Special POTA judge acquits all the eight accused in the Ghatkopar bus blasts case in Maharashtra on December 2, 2002. Full Story
Jun. 12 The Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, suggests that the Siachen glacier be converted into a “peace mountain” but asserts there can be “no redrawing of boundaries”. He is the first Prime Minister ever to visit the base camp situated in Ladakh. Full Story
Jun. 13 At last 15 persons are killed in a Pulwama market in Srinagar following a car bomb blast. Full Story
Jun. 14 The Governor office is a beacon of light in the affairs of the State,” says the President, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, at the inaugural of the biennial Governors’ meet, in New Delhi. Full Story
The UB Group of Vijay Mallaya completes acquisition of Shaw Wallace at a function in Mumbai. Full Story
Jun. 15 The Central Government reimposes the ban on the sale of non-iodised common salt after four years. Full Story
Jun. 16 The Union Cabinet approves printing of facsimile editions of foreign newspapers and periodicals. Full Story
The Centre allows all Persons of Indian Origin access to dual citizenship. Full Story
The Cabinet clears the checks for the merger of Indian Iron and Steel Company with the Steel Authority of India Limited. Full Story
Jun. 18 The dispute in the Rs. 10,000-crore Reliance Group is settled amicably with the Ambani brothers, Mukesh and Anil, agreeing to split the conglomerate. Full Story
Former Indian cricket captain, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi surrenders in a Jhajjar court in Haryana in a poaching case. On June 3 he and seven others had allegedly killed a black buck in Kildodh village. Full Story
Jun. 19 Anil Ambani names his business empire comprising Reliance Infocomm, Reliance Energy and Reliance Capital Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Enterprises. Full Story
The toll in the heat wave sweeping the nation touches 183, with Orissa alone accounting for 75 deaths. Full Story
Jun. 20 Punit Arora takes over as the first woman Vice-Admiral in the Navy. (Director-General of Medical Services in the rank of Surgeon Vice-Admiral) Full Story
The Union Cabinet gives its nod for a Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement with Singapore, a first such accord with any country, under which three banks are to be given “national treatment” on a par with Indian banks. Full Story
The UPA Chairperson, Sonia Gandhi, launches a Hindi Software and Tool Website www.ildc.gov.in in New Delhi. Full Story
The Sensex breaches the 7000-mark buoyed up by the settlement reached by the Ambani brothers. Full Story
The Centre withdraws the 2002 notification declaring the Tiruvannamalai temple in Tamil Nadu as a national heritage movement.
The All Naga Students’ Association of Manipur launches an economic blockade in Naga areas to protest against the Manipur Government’s declaration of June 18 as a State integration day holiday.
Jun. 21 Nineteen persons are killed when a chartered bus from Baroda falls into a 250-feet ravine in Churan Khud near Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh. Full Story
Jun. 22 The Orissa Government and the South Korean steel major Pohang Steel Company (POSCO) sign an MoU to set up a steel plant in the port town of Paradip. Full Story
The Sensex scales a fresh all time high of 7,100 as the runaway bull run gathers pace. Full Story
Jun. 23 The Maharashtra Governor, S.M. Krishna, returns without signing the Ordinance relating to the ban on dance bars. Full Story
The Union Cabinet approves setting up of a joint venture between HAL and French aircraft engine-maker Snecma. Full Story
The Union Cabinet approves introduction of Bill to protect women from domestic violence. Full Story
Jun. 24 The Congress appoints Ramesh Chennithala KPCC president. Full Story
Jun. 25 The Centre sets up a task force for conservation of tigers and wildlife sanctuaries. Full Story
Jun. 26 The Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation strikes $50 billion reserves in the Krishna-Godavari basin off the Andhra Pradesh coast. Full Story
Jun. 27 The Madras High Court strikes down the Tamil Nadu Government Order on the common entrance test for professional courses in the State. Full Story
The Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, calls for steps to correct the sagging farm sector growth at the inaugural of the 51st National Development Council, in New Delhi. Full Story
Tata Sons extends retirement age of non-executive directors to 75 years. Full Story
The European Space Agency and the ISRO sign pact on India’s unmanned moon mission “Chandrayaan-1.” Full Story
The All India Muslim Personal Law Board upholds ‘fatwa’ on Imrana, allegedly raped by her father-in-law cannot be allowed to live with her husband.
Jun. 28 The Indian Navy launches its fast attack craft, ‘Batti Malv’, at Garden Reach, Kolkata. Full Story
The Government promulgates an ordinance to grant citizenship to Persons of Indian Origin. Full Story
Jun. 29 The Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh and his Singapore counterpart, Lee Hsien Loong, sign a Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement, in New Delhi. Full Story
The Tamil Nadu Government moves the Supreme Court against a Madras High Court ruling setting aside a G.O. scrapping the Common Entrance Test. Full Story
Jun. 30 The Union Cabinet gives its nod for starting more FM radio stations and allows foreign stations to pick up stakes within the present 20 per cent ceiling. Full Story
Sansar Chand dubbed “the Veerappan of North India” is nabbed from his hideout in West Delhi. Full Story


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