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Events 2006   Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec 
Events in March 2006

Mar. 1 The U.S. President, George W. Bush, arrives in New Delhi on a state visit amid nationwide protests. Full Story
Mar. 2 India and the U.S. hammer out an understanding on separation of New Delhi’s civilian and military nuclear facilities after George Bush-Manmohan Singh talks. Full Story
Mar. 3 The fire aboard the Sabarmati Express at the Godhra railway station in Gujarat on Feb. 27, 2002 which killed 59 is just accidental, holds the Justice U.C. Banerjee Commission. Full Story
Parliament gives its nod to the Contempt of Courts (Amendment) Bill. Full Story
Mar. 4 The MDMK strikes a poll pact with the ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu. Full Story
Mar. 5 The Australian Prime Minister, John Howard, arrives in New Delhi on a four-day visit. Full Story
Mar. 6 India and Australia sign six agreements, including an accord on defence cooperation in New Delhi after Manmohan Singh-John Howard talks. Full Story
Thayil John Cherian (85), cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon, dies after a fall at his apartment, in Chennai. Full Story
The Tamil Nadu Government files an SLP in the Supreme Court challenging the Madras High Court order quashing the legislation scrapping the common entrance test. Full Story
Mar. 8 The Supreme Court sentences Zahira Sheikh, a key witness in the Best Bakery case to one-year imprisonment and imposes a Rs. 50,000 fine for lying under oath. Full Story
India and Chile enter into a preferential Trade Agreement, the first such between New Delhi and an individual Latin American country. Full Story
The Gujarat Government begins work on raising the level of the Sardar Sarovar dam on the Narmada river from 110.64 metres to 121.92 metres. Full Story
Mar. 9 Former Shiv Sainik Raj Thackeray launches his new party Maharashtra Navnirman Sena. Full Story
Mar. 10 Parliament passes the National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions (Amendment) Bill. Full Story
The Cellular Jail in Port Blair turns 100. Full Story
Mar. 19 The BJP suspends former Delhi Chief Minister Madan Lal Khurana. Full Story
Mar. 20 The doyen of cooperation movement and “white revolution”, Verghese Kurien quits as member and Chairman of the Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation. Full Story
The President, A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, presents the Padma awards to 42 personalities prominent among them being Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Nirmala Deshpande and Nandan Nilekani. Full Story
Mar. 23 The Congress President, Sonia Gandhi, resigns as Lok Sabha member and as National Advisory Council chairperson following the row over Office of Profit, Karan Singh quits Rajya Sabha. Full Story
Adwaitya, Kolkata’s Aldabra Giant Tortoise estimated to be about 260 years old dies in the Alipore Zoological Garden. Full Story
Mar. 24 The Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, flags off the first Amritsar-Nankana Sahib bus since 1947. Full Story
The Jharkhand Legislature (Removal of Disqualification) 2006 Bill is passed by voice vote. Full Story
Mar. 29 The Narmada Bachao Andolan leader Medha Patkar launches an indefinite strike in New Delhi demanding that the height of the Sardar Sarovar Dam not be raised and rehabilitation of the affected people. Full Story


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