Daily Archives: 12 mars 2017

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 12 March in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 12 MARCH IN ASIAN HISTORY

To see another date, on Internet (Google…) type “conflicts and strategy on (date + month) in Asian history”

Updated on March 12, 2017

1849: The Sikh army surrenders to the British at the end of the second Sikh War, conceding to the annexation of the Punjab in northwestern India
http://www.indianetzone.com/34/second_sikh_war_18481849_british_india.htm
http://www.sikh-history.com/sikhhist/events/anglosikhwars2.html

1885: During the Tonkin Campaign, France captures the citadel of Bắc Ninh from the Guangxi Army
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B%E1%BA%AFc_Ninh_Campaign

1885-03-12 Taking-of-bac-ninh

1942: End of the Battle of Java. The senior British, Australian and American commanders are summoned to Bandung where the formal instrument of surrender is signed
http://www.ww2australia.gov.au/japadvance/java.html

1972: The last remnants of the First Australian Task Force withdraw from Vietnam. By 1969, Australian forces in Vietnam totaled an estimated 6,600 personnal
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/australians-withdraw-from-south-vietnam

1993: A series of bomb attack in Bombay.More than 350 are killed
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/march/12/newsid_4272000/4272943.stm
http://www.ndtv.com/video/player/news/1993-mumbai-blasts/262310
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4hny8ZKhYwGOD0DdIdaWjDEEp3ZVrvMQ

1993: North Korea says that it plans to withdraw from Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty and refuses to allow inspectors access to nuclear sites

2011: President Hamid Karzai urges international troops to stop their operations in Afghanistan, saying that his tolerance had run out after a string of high-profile accidental civilian casualties
http://www.france24.com/en/20110312-karzai-nato-stop-operations-civilian-casuaties-afghanistan-pakistan-war-usa

 

On 12 March in South Asian history

ON 12 MARCH IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on March 12, 2017

1447: Death of Shah Rukh, Mongol leader
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shah_Rukh_(Timurid_dynasty)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9OBZDrs4rs

1849: The Sikh army surrenders to the British at the end of the second Sikh War, conceding to the annexation of the Punjab in northwestern India
http://www.indianetzone.com/34/second_sikh_war_18481849_british_india.htm

http://www.sikh-history.com/sikhhist/events/anglosikhwars2.html

1913: Birth of Yashwantrao Chavan, Indian politician, who died on November 25, 1984
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yashwantrao_Chavan
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/12-march-1913-yashwantrao-chavan-former-union-minister-was-born

Yashwantrao Chavan

1930: Mahatma Gandhi leads a 200-mile march known as Dandi March to the sea in defiance of British to protest the British monopoly on salt
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/gandhi-leads-civil-disobedience
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/india/f/What-Was-Gandhis-Salt-March.htm?nl=1
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/2767.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCvuo_NZcjo

1942: Birth of Shabnam Shakeel, Pakistani poet and author who died on March 2, 2013
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shabnam_Shakeel

1953: Birth of Madhav Kumar Nepal, Nepalese Prime minister since May 23, 2009 to February 2011
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madhav_Kumar_Nepal

1954: Birth of Anish Kapoor, Indian sculptor
http://c4gallery.com/artist/database/anish-kapoor/anish-kapoor.html
http://www.artnet.com/artists/anish-kapoor/biography
https://www.google.fr/search?q=anish+kapoor+biography&biw=1188&bih=585&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=cYIAVbKDL8f5Us_YgtgF&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ

1983: Birth of Atif Aslam, Pakistani pop singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atif_Aslam

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzU9emwvU34

1984: Birth of Shreya Ghoshal, Indian singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shreya_Ghoshal

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGO38nsNwTY

1993: A series of bomb attack in Bombay.More than 350 are killed
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/march/12/newsid_4272000/4272943.stm
http://www.ndtv.com/video/player/news/1993-mumbai-blasts/262310

2001: In India, the president of BJP Bangaru Laxmam resigns because he is involved in a corruption case
http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/bangaru-laxman-bjps-lone-dalit-president-forced-out-after-sting/
http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/bjp-president-bangaru-laxman-caught-in-a-corruption-scandal

2011: President Hamid Karzai urges international troops to stop their operations in Afghanistan, saying that his tolerance had run out after a string of high-profile accidental civilian casualties
http://www.france24.com/en/20110312-karzai-nato-stop-operations-civilian-casuaties-afghanistan-pakistan-war-usa

2012: Addressing tens of thousands of opposition supporters who gathered in the capital defying government restrictions, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia yesterday gave the Hasina administration a 90-day ultimatum to announce the restoration of the caretaker system.
http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=226106
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17336583

2013: Death of Ganesh Pyne, Indian painter and illustrator, born on June 11, 1937
http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2013/mar/20/ganesh-pyne
http://www.contemporaryindianart.com/ganesh_pyne.htm
http://www.saffronart.com/artists/ganesh-pyne

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UT1UADwlHOg

2015: Death of Ada Jafri, Pakistani poet and author, born on August 22, 1924
http://tns.thenews.com.pk/ada-jafri-in-a-style-of-her-own/#.VuL4fDjMtjo
http://aiourdubooks.net/the-poetic-legend-ada-jafri-passed-away/

2016: Death of Rafiq Azad, Bangladeshi poet and author, born on February 14, 1942
http://bdnews24.com/bangladesh/2016/03/12/poet-rafiq-azad-dies-at-the-age-of-74
http://archive.dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/2016/mar/13/poet-rafiq-azad-no-more
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rafiq_Azad

On 12 March in Southeast Asian history

ON 12 MARCH IN SOUTHEST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on March 12, 2017

1612: Dutch rename post at Jayakerta to Batavia (today’s Jakarta)

1885: During the Tonkin Campaign, France captures the citadel of Bắc Ninh from the Guangxi Army
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B%E1%BA%AFc_Ninh_Campaign

1885-03-12 Taking-of-bac-ninh

1908: Birth of David Marshall, first Singapore Chief Minister, who died on December 12, 1995
https://sgwiki.com/wiki/David_Marshall_(Chief_Minister)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Saul_Marshall

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wy_rcRyKbI

1929: Birth of U Win Tin, jailed Burmese journalist from 1989 to 2008
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Win_Tin
http://portal.unesco.org/ci/en/ev.php-URL_ID=5712&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.htmll

1942: End of the Battle of Java. The senior British, Australian and American commanders are summoned to Bandung where the formal instrument of surrender is signed
http://www.ww2australia.gov.au/japadvance/java.html

1966: The Communist party of Indonesia (PKI) is banned
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communist_Party_of_Indonesia

1967: Sukarno, president of Indonesia, is officially dismissed by the parliament and replaced by general Suharto as acting president
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acting_Presidency_of_Suharto

1972: The last remnants of the First Australian Task Force withdraw from Vietnam. By 1969, Australian forces in Vietnam totaled an estimated 6,600 personnal
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/australians-withdraw-from-south-vietnam

 

On 12 March in Japan’s history

ON 12 MARCH IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on March 12, 2017

1374: Death of Japanese Emperor Go-Kogon (1352-1371), born on 14 April 1336
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Go-K%C5%8Dgon

1386: Birth of Ashikaga Yoshimochi, 4th Shogun (1408-1423) of the Ashikaga shogunate
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashikaga_Yoshimochi

1608: Death of Koriki Kiyonaga, Japanese warlord, born in 1530
http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Koriki_Kiyonaga

Koriki Kiyonaga

1905: Birth of Takashi Shimura, Japanese actor who died in February 11, 1982
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0793766/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takashi_Shimura
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xbw9gt_rashomon-akira-kurosawa-trailer-by_shortfilms

1910: Birth of Masayoshi Ohira, Japanese Prime minister (December 1978- June 1980) who died on June 12, 1980
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masayoshi_%C5%8Chira
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/2341.html

1925: Birth of Leo Esaki, Japanese physicist, Nobel laureate
http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1973/esaki-bio.html

1942: End of the Battle of Java. The senior British, Australian and American commanders are summoned to Bandung where the formal instrument of surrender is signed
http://www.ww2australia.gov.au/japadvance/java.html

1960: Birth of Minoru Niihara, Japanese singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minoru_Niihara

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KP7JZM069YM

1960: Birth of Maki Nomiya, Japanese singer (Pizzicato Five)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maki_Nomiya

1975: Death of Kikou Yamata, Japanese female writer, born on March 15 1897
https://sites.google.com/site/kikouyamata/anglais

1978: Birth of Arina Tanemura, Japanese mangaka
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arina_Tanemura

1995: Birth of Kanon Fukuda, Japanese singer
http://helloproject.wikia.com/wiki/Fukuda_Kanon

1997: Death of the Chinese native literary writer Liu Shaotang
http://english.ccnt.com.cn/?catog=literature&file=030220&ads=service_001
http://www.cbi.gov.cn:8080/wisework/content/6219.html

1999: Birth of Sakura Oda, Japanese singer
http://helloproject.wikia.com/wiki/Oda_Sakura

2011: The Fukushima nuclear power station is rocked by a huge explosion in one of its six reactor units. Amid growing concerns about radioactive material spreading into the surrounding environment
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-12722719
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-12723092
http://www.latimes.com/news/science/la-sci-japan-quake-nuclear-20110312,0,7065294.story

 

On 12 March in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 12 MARCH IN CHINESE HISTORY INCLUDING TAIWAN

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Updated on March 12, 2017

1872: Death of Zeng Guofan, Chinese general who rised the Xiang Army to fight effectively against the Taiping Rebellion and restored the power of the Qing dynasty
http://history.cultural-china.com/en/47History6514.html

1885: During the Tonkin Campaign, France captures the citadel of Bắc Ninh from the Guangxi Army
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B%E1%BA%AFc_Ninh_Campaign

1885-03-12 Taking-of-bac-ninh

1925: Death of Sun Yat-sen, Chinese revolutionary, father of the Republic of China, born on November 12, 1866. Chiang Kai-shek succeeds to him as KMT leader
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_Yat-sen
http://www.humanistictexts.org/sun_yat.htm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/2943.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4rYGYg8BT0&feature=related

1976: Birth at Wuhu (Anhui) of Chinese actress Vicki Zhao (Zhao Wei)
http://women.stareastasia.com/vicki-zhao/
http://yummycelebrities.com/2006/07/04/vicki-zhao-wei/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUs0nwp-CFk

1985: Death of Taiwanese writer Yang Kui, born in 1906
http://www.snipview.com/q/Yang%20Kui
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/1941.html

1993: Death of Wang Zhen, one of the Eight Immortals of the Chinese Communist Party, born on April 11, 1908
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/obituary-wang-zhen-1497308.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wang_Zhen

1997: Death of the Chinese native literary writer Liu Shaotang
http://english.ccnt.com.cn/?catog=literature&file=030220&ads=service_001
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/2454.html

2000: Death of Ignatius Kung Pin-mei, Chinese cardinal, bishop of Shanghai, born on August 2, 1901
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ignatius_Kung_Pin-Mei

2008: US drop China from list of top ten countries violators of rights
https://mobile.nytimes.com/2008/03/12/world/americas/12iht-12rights.10961320.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/1581506/US-drops-China-from-worst-human-rights-list.html

2009: The Chinese government must approve the next reincarnation of the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan spiritual leader, and will not recognize any candidate that has not been endorsed by Beijing, a top official has said
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/03/20093133841803523.html

 

Holidays and observances

Arbor Day (China and Taiwan)

On 12 March in Asian history

ON 12 MARCH IN ASIAN HISTORY

To see another date, on Internet (Google…), type “On (day + month) in Asian history »

Updated on March 12, 2017

1374: Death of Japanese Emperor Go-Kogon (1352-1371), born on 14 April 1336
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Go-K%C5%8Dgon

1386: Birth of Ashikaga Yoshimochi, 4th Shogun (1408-1423) of the Ashikaga shogunate
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashikaga_Yoshimochi

1447: Death of Shah Rukh, Mongol leader
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shah_Rukh_(Timurid_dynasty)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9OBZDrs4rs

1608: Death of Koriki Kiyonaga, Japanese warlord, born in 1530
http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Koriki_Kiyonaga

Koriki Kiyonaga

1612: Dutch rename post at Jayakerta to Batavia (today’s Jakarta)

1849: The Sikh army surrenders to the British at the end of the second Sikh War, conceding to the annexation of the Punjab in northwestern India
http://www.indianetzone.com/34/second_sikh_war_18481849_british_india.htm
http://www.sikh-history.com/sikhhist/events/anglosikhwars2.html

1872: Death of Zeng Guofan, Chinese general who rised the Xiang Army to fight effectively against the Taiping Rebellion and restored the power of the Qing dynasty
http://history.cultural-china.com/en/47History6514.html

1885: During the Tonkin Campaign, France captures the citadel of Bắc Ninh from the Guangxi Army
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B%E1%BA%AFc_Ninh_Campaign

1885-03-12 Taking-of-bac-ninh

1905: Birth of Takashi Shimura, Japanese actor who died on February 11, 1982
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0793766/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takashi_Shimura
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xbw9gt_rashomon-akira-kurosawa-trailer-by_shortfilms

1908: Birth of David Marshall, first Singapore Chief Minister, who died on December 12, 1995
https://sgwiki.com/wiki/David_Marshall_(Chief_Minister)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Saul_Marshall

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wy_rcRyKbI

1910: Birth of Masayoshi Ohira, Japanese Prime minister (December 1978- June 1980) who died on June 12, 1980
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masayoshi_%C5%8Chira
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/2341.html

1913: Birth of Yashwantrao Chavan, Indian politician, who died on November 25, 1984
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yashwantrao_Chavan
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/12-march-1913-yashwantrao-chavan-former-union-minister-was-born

Yashwantrao Chavan

1925: Death of Sun Yat-sen, Chinese revolutionary, father of the Republic of China, born on November 12, 1866. Chiang Kai-shek succeeds to him as KMT leader
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_Yat-sen
http://www.humanistictexts.org/sun_yat.htm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/2943.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4rYGYg8BT0&feature=related

1925: Birth of Leo Esaki, Japanese physicist, Nobel laureate
http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1973/esaki-bio.html

1929: Birth of U Win Tin, jailed Burmese journalist from 1989 to 2008
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Win_Tin
http://portal.unesco.org/ci/en/ev.php-URL_ID=5712&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.htmll

1930: Mahatma Gandhi leads a 200-mile march known as Dandi March to the sea in defiance of British to protest the British monopoly on salt
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/gandhi-leads-civil-disobedience
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/india/f/What-Was-Gandhis-Salt-March.htm?nl=1
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/2767.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCvuo_NZcjo

1942: End of the Battle of Java. The senior British, Australian and American commanders are summoned to Bandung where the formal instrument of surrender is signed


http://www.ww2australia.gov.au/japadvance/java.html

1942: Birth of Shabnam Shakeel, Pakistani poet and author who died on March 2, 2013
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shabnam_Shakeel

1953: Birth of Madhav Kumar Nepal, Nepalese Prime minister since May 23, 2009 to February 2011
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madhav_Kumar_Nepal

1954: Birth of Anish Kapoor, Indian sculptor
http://c4gallery.com/artist/database/anish-kapoor/anish-kapoor.html
http://www.artnet.com/artists/anish-kapoor/biography
https://www.google.fr/search?q=anish+kapoor+biography&biw=1188&bih=585&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=cYIAVbKDL8f5Us_YgtgF&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ

1960: Birth of Minoru Niihara, Japanese singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minoru_Niihara

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KP7JZM069YM

1960: Birth of Maki Nomiya, Japanese singer (Pizzicato Five)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maki_Nomiya

1962: Dutch Premier De Quay announces secret talks with Indonesia

1966: The Communist party of Indonesia (PKI) is banned
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communist_Party_of_Indonesia

1967: Sukarno, president of Indonesia, is officially dismissed by the parliament and replaced by general Suharto as acting president
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acting_Presidency_of_Suharto

1972: The last remnants of the First Australian Task Force withdraw from Vietnam. By 1969, Australian forces in Vietnam totaled an estimated 6,600 personnal
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/australians-withdraw-from-south-vietnam

1975: Death of Kikou Yamata, Japanese female writer, born on March 15 1897
https://sites.google.com/site/kikouyamata/anglais

1976: Birth at Wuhu (Anhui) of Chinese actress Vicki Zhao (Zhao Wei)
http://women.stareastasia.com/vicki-zhao/
http://yummycelebrities.com/2006/07/04/vicki-zhao-wei/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUs0nwp-CFk

1978: Birth of Arina Tanemura, Japanese mangaka
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arina_Tanemura

1983: Birth of Atif Aslam, Pakistani pop singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atif_Aslam

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzU9emwvU34

1984: Birth of Shreya Ghoshal, Indian singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shreya_Ghoshal

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGO38nsNwTY

1985: Death of Taiwanese writer Yang Kui, born in 1906
http://www.snipview.com/q/Yang%20Kui
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/1941.html

1993: A series of bomb attack in Bombay.More than 350 are killed
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/march/12/newsid_4272000/4272943.stm
http://www.ndtv.com/video/player/news/1993-mumbai-blasts/262310

1993: Death of Wang Zhen, one of the Eight Immortals of the Chinese Communist Party, born on April 11, 1908
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/obituary-wang-zhen-1497308.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wang_Zhen

1993: North Korea says that it plans to withdraw from Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty and refuses to allow inspectors access to nuclear sites

1997: Death of the Chinese native literary writer Liu Shaotang
http://english.ccnt.com.cn/?catog=literature&file=030220&ads=service_001
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/2454.html

2000: Death of Ignatius Kung Pin-mei, Chinese cardinal, bishop of Shanghai, born on August 2, 1901
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ignatius_Kung_Pin-Mei

2001: In India, the president of BJP Bangaru Laxmam resigns because he is involved in a corruption case
http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/bangaru-laxman-bjps-lone-dalit-president-forced-out-after-sting/
http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/bjp-president-bangaru-laxman-caught-in-a-corruption-scandal

2004: Roh Moo-hyun, president of South Korea is impeached by the parliament (cf 3 March) and replaced by Prime Minister Goh Kun waiting the decision of the Constitutional Court
http://koreanconlaw.blogspot.com/2005/02/impeachment-of-roh-moo-hyun.html

2008: US drop China from list of top ten countries violators of rights
https://mobile.nytimes.com/2008/03/12/world/americas/12iht-12rights.10961320.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/1581506/US-drops-China-from-worst-human-rights-list.html

2009: The Chinese government must approve the next reincarnation of the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan spiritual leader, and will not recognize any candidate that has not been endorsed by Beijing, a top official has said
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/03/20093133841803523.html

2010: Russia announces it will build 16 nuclear reactors in India as part of defence and energy deals. The long-anticipated nuclear agreement came as Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin visits India
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8561365.stm

2011: The Fukushima nuclear power station is rocked by a huge explosion in one of its six reactor units. Amid growing concerns about radioactive material spreading into the surrounding environment
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-12722719
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-12723092
http://www.latimes.com/news/science/la-sci-japan-quake-nuclear-20110312,0,7065294.story

2011: President Hamid Karzai urges international troops to stop their operations in Afghanistan, saying that his tolerance had run out after a string of high-profile accidental civilian casualties
http://www.france24.com/en/20110312-karzai-nato-stop-operations-civilian-casuaties-afghanistan-pakistan-war-usa

2012: Addressing tens of thousands of opposition supporters who gathered in the capital defying government restrictions, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia gives the Hasina administration a 90-day ultimatum to announce the restoration of the caretaker system.
http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=226106
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17336583

2013: Death of Ganesh Pyne, Indian painter and illustrator, born on June 11, 1937
http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2013/mar/20/ganesh-pyne
http://www.contemporaryindianart.com/ganesh_pyne.htm
http://www.saffronart.com/artists/ganesh-pyne

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UT1UADwlHOg

2015: Death of Ada Jafri, Pakistani poet and author, born on August 22, 1924
http://tns.thenews.com.pk/ada-jafri-in-a-style-of-her-own/#.VuL4fDjMtjo
http://aiourdubooks.net/the-poetic-legend-ada-jafri-passed-away/

2016: Death of Rafiq Azad, Bangladeshi poet and author, born on February 14, 1942
http://bdnews24.com/bangladesh/2016/03/12/poet-rafiq-azad-dies-at-the-age-of-74
http://archive.dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/2016/mar/13/poet-rafiq-azad-no-more
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rafiq_Azad

 

Holidays and observances

Arbor Day (China and Taiwan)