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On 15 November in Asian history

1946-11-15 Linggajati agreement

ON 15 NOVEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on November 15, 2017

1706: Death of Tsangyang Gyatso, the 6th dalai lama, born in 1683
http://deathaday.blogspot.com/2007/11/november-15-dalai-lama-vi.html

1835: Birth of Sakamoto Ryoma, Japanese revolutionary, assassinated on November 15, 1867
http://www.ndl.go.jp/portrait/e/datas/89.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sakamoto_Ry%C5%8Dma

1867: Sakamoto Ryoma, a Japanese revolutionary against the shogunat system is assassinated (see above)
http://www.tofugu.com/2013/03/18/the-revolutionary-sakamoto-ryoma/
http://www.jref.com/history/sakamoto-ryoma/

1887: Birth of Hitoshi Ashida, Japanese prime minister from March to October 1948, who died on June 20, 1959
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hitoshi_Ashida
http://www.ndl.go.jp/constitution/e/library/06/002_41bunshoko.html

Itoshi Ashida

1895: Philippine newspaper “La Solidaridad” stops publication
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1344/today-in-philippine-history-november-15-1895-the-la-solidaridad-stopped-publication

1899: Birth of Iskander Mirza, first president of Pakistan (March 1956-October 1958) who died on November 15, 1969
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/person.asp?perid=P015

1908: Death of Chinese empress dowager Cixi. Pu Yi (two years old) becomes emperor
http://www.travelchinaguide.com/intro/history/known/cixi.htm
http://womenshistory.about.com/od/rulers19thcentury/p/cixi.htm

1912: Birth of Yi Wu, Korean prince who died on August 7, 1945
https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Yi_U

http://godsandfoolishgrandeur.blogspot.fr/2016/02/yi-wu-prince-of-korea.html

1923: Birth of Văn Cao, Vietnamese composer, poet, and painter, author of the national anthem, who died on July 10, 1995
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V%C4%83n_Cao
http://www.webcitation.org/query?url=http://www.geocities.com/Tokyo/Flats/5111/VanCaoNhanDan.htm&date=2009-10-25+11:32:34
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lyUq_Kz4nQ

Van Cao

1929: -The Chinese communist Party expels its founder Chen Duxiu
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Chen_Duxiu

1935: Manuel L. Quezon is inaugurated as the second president and first of the Commonwealth of the Philippines, up to August 1, 1944
https://kahimyang.info/kauswagan/articles/752/today-in-philippine-history-november-15-1935-the-commonwealth-of-the-philippines-was-inaugurated
http://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/1935/11/15/inaugural-address-of-president-quezon-november-15-1935/
http://ww2db.com/person_bio.php?person_id=94
http://en.wikipilipinas.org/index.php?title=Manuel_L._Quezón

1935-11-15 Quezon taking the oath

1946: By the Linggajati agreement, Dutch recognize Republic of Indonesia authority in Java, Sumatra and Madura. Both sides agree to form United States of Indonesia with Netherlands crown as symbolic head. On March 25, 1947, the  agreement will be formally signed
https://lastafternoon.wordpress.com/2013/02/20/linggarjati-agreement/
https://www.indonesianhistory.info/map/linggajati.html
https://arishu.wordpress.com/2009/08/15/linggajati-agreement-first-achievement-on-indonesian-diplomacy/

1946-11-15 Linggajati agreement

1947: Birth of Malcolm Ranjith, Sri Lankan cardinal
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malcolm_Ranjith

1949: Nathuram Godse and Narayan Apte are executed for assassinating Mahatma Gandhi
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathuram_Godse
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/15th-november-1949-nathuram-godse-assassin-of-mahatma-gandhi-was-hanged


1951: Communist rebels kill 11 people in an attack on a rubber plantation in Malaya
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/november/15/newsid_3172000/3172022.stm

1955: In Japan, the Liberal Democratic Party is founded

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberal_Democratic_Party_(Japan)

1956: Birth of Ong Ka Ting, chairman of the Malaysian Chinese Association (2003-2008)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ong_Ka_Ting

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XarQ4VgWs2o

1967: Hanoi rejects November 11 US president Johnson for a summit

1969: 250,000 war protesters stage a peaceful march and rally in heart of Washington
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/big/1115.html#article

1969: Death of Iskander Mirza (former president of Pakistan), born on November 15, 1899
http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/iskander-mirza-5937.php


1978: In China, start of the « Beijing Spring » Movement (Democracy wall)
http://www.time.com/time/asia/magazine/99/0927/democracy_wall.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democracy_Wall
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/10804.html

1981: Death of Khawar Rizvi, Pakistani poet and scholar, born on June 1, 1938
http://www.poetrysoup.com/biography/khawar_rizvi

1981: Abdus Sattar, acting head of state since May 30 is elected president of Bangladesh

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdus_Sattar_(president)

1982 : Death of Vinoba Bhave, Indian Freedom fighter, born on September 11, 1895
http://www.culturalindia.net/reformers/acharya-vinoba-bhave.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vinoba_Bhave

1994: The Communist Party of Nepal wins the elections
http://www.ipu.org/parline-e/reports/arc/2386_94.htm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/10813.html

1999: Representatives from China and the United States sign a major trade agreement that involves China’s membership in the World Trade Organization (WTO)
http://www.techlawjournal.com/trade/19991116.htm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/10815.html

2000: Jharkhand state comes into existence in India
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jharkhand


http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1oavw_wwwjharkhandiorg-jharkhand-video-8_music

2002: End of the 16th Chinese Communist Party congress. Hu Jintao succeeds Jiang Zemin as General Secretary, but Jiang keeps the chairmanship of the CCP Central military Commission
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/16th_National_Congress_of_the_Communist_Party_of_China

Hu Jintao 2003

2005: Princess Sayako, only daughter of emperor Akiyito, spouses a man from common birth and so losing her royal status
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4437386.stm

2006: Pakistan parliament adopts a new law. The raped women are no more forced to have four men testimonies. Adultery is reduced from death by stoning to five years in jail. Islamists boycott the vote
http://blogs.tribune.com.pk/story/9484/rape-fallacies-of-the-four-witness-requirement/

2007: A devastating Cyclone named Sidr hits Bangladesh, killing an estimated 5000 people and destroys the world’s largest mangrove forest, Sundarbans
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyclone_Sidr

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbzWcA7eDDU

2008: Sri Lanka military says it has captured the strategically important northern town of Pooneryn from Tamil Tiger separtists
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2008/11/slwa-n20.html
http://srilankareports.wordpress.com/2008/11/16/fall-of-pooneryn-crushing-blow-to-tigers/

2008: One of Myanmar’s most prominent activists is sentenced to 65 years in jail along with two other pro-democracy leaders in connection with the 2007 anti-junta protests. Min Ko Naing is considered Myanmar’s top activist after detained Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Min_Ko_Naing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-1Mtl5dwNY&feature=related

2009: U.S. President Barack Obama begins his first state visit to China
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/obamavisitchina/
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/18/world/asia/18prexy.html

 

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

2011: The Philippine government defies a Supreme Court ruling that allowed former President Gloria Arroyo to travel abroad for medical treatment
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-15732351
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2011/11/20111115113623552423.html
 

2012: Xi Jinping is elected general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee at the first plenary session of the 18th CPC Central Committee on Thursday morning.
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/NK16Ad02.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-20322288
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-20321603
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/The-new-members-of-the-CPC-politburo-(An-overview)-26366.html

2012: Myanmar’s president grants 452 prisoners Amnesty
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/14/world/asia/myanmar-prisoner-release/index.html?hpt=ias_c2

2014: Pakistan and Afghanistan pledge to begin a new era of economic cooperation, with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani saying three days of talks had ended 13 years of différences
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/afghan-pakistan-leaders-pledge-end-turbulent-ties

2014: Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung survives a confidence vote in parliament with 64 per cent of the delegates giving a vote of ‘high confidence’ in his leadership and 14 per cent showing’low confidence
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/vietnams-pm-wins-approval-parliamentary-confidence-vote
http://blog.vietnam-aujourdhui.info/post/2014/11/15/Vietnam-PM-wins-broad-backing-in-rare-confidence-vote

2015: Nepal PM asks India to end « undeclared blockade »
https://sg.news.yahoo.com/nepal-pm-asks-india-end-undeclared-blockade-191556569.html
http://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/unofficial-indian-blockade-has-led-to-humanitarian-crisis-pm/

2016: A Hong Kong court disqualifies two pro-independence politicians from taking office, ruling their oath of allegiance invalid in a judgment in step with Beijing which last week intervened in the city’s legal system
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/nov/15/hong-kong-bans-pro-democracy-politicians-after-beijing-rewrites-oath-law
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-37984118


Holidays and observances

Japan: Shichi-Go-San (children festival)

South asian countries inter-relations

15 NOVEMBER 2017

India-Pakistan Relations: Beyond the Security Narrative

In recent weeks, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s visit to Afghanistan and Pakistan on October 24, 2017 and his visit to New Delhi visit on October 25, and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s visit to New Delhi on October 24, have drawn significant attention to South Asia’s geo-political situation
http://ippreview.com/index.php/Home/Blog/single/id/589.html

23 SEPTEMBER 2017

Pakistan’s Second Strike Capability: Implications for South Asian Stability

Pakistan and India since their independence involved in never-ending arms race despite the fact the Pakistan cannot compete with Indian conventional weapon capability but in order to compete with them, they developed a nuclear and tactical weapon. India already has a second strike capability
http://moderndiplomacy.eu/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=2987:pakistan-s-second-strike-capability-implications-for-south-asian-stability

1 JULY 2017

Kashmiri rebel chief rejects US terror sanctions

The leader of a prominent Kashmir rebel group has rejected U.S. sanctions and vowed to continue fighting until the disputed Himalayan region is “liberated from India.”
https://www.voanews.com/a/kashmiri-rebel-chief-rejects-us-terror-sanctions/3924209.html
https://www.dawn.com/news/1342575/us-decision-will-not-affect-legitimate-struggle-for-kashmirs-freedom-syed-salahuddin
https://tribune.com.pk/story/1448045/declaring-terrorist-joint-move-us-israel-india-hum-chief-syed-salahuddin/

7 MAY 2017

50 Afghan soldiers killed, over 100 injured in retaliatory fire: Pakistan

Inspector General FC (IGFC) Major General Nadeem Ahmad on Sunday said that at least 50 Afghan soldiers were killed and over 100 injured when Pakistan responded to the firing by Afghan border police
https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/203046-50-Afghan-soldiers-killed-over-100-injured-in-retaliatory-fire-Pakistan
http://www.dw.com/en/worst-border-clashes-in-years-are-afghanistan-and-pakistan-at-war/a-38743051

10 APRIL 2017

Pakistan risks fallout after army decides to execute Indian ‘spy’

Pakistan will execute an Indian man arrested in the southwestern province of Balochistan last year who officials claim has confessed to being a spy for Indian intelligence, the country’s powerful military
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/south-asia/article/2086473/pakistan-risks-fallout-after-army-decides-execute-indian-spy
http://indianexpress.com/article/india/khulbhushan-jadhav-pakistan-deathsentence-4607384/
https://tribune.com.pk/story/1379765/pakistan-sentences-indian-spy-kulbushan-yadav-death/

8 APRIL 2017

India and Bangladesh sign 22 pacts

India and Bangladesh today signed 22 pacts in key sectors including defence and civil nuclear but the long-pending Teesta waters sharing agreement remained elusive though Prime Minister Narendra Modi conveyed his government’s commitment for an “early solution”
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/india/india-bangla-ink-22-pacts-pm-assures-early-solution-on-teesta-1.2008051
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/india-bangladesh-step-up-cooperation-top-developments/articleshow/58085009.cms
http://www.thestatesman.com/india/pm-modi-sheikh-hasina-launch-india-bangladesh-rail-bus-services-1491641478.htm

30 MARCH 2017

India’s demonetization shock pushes Nepal closer To China

Frustrated by India’s failure to help address the fallout of New Delhi’s rupee demonetization, Nepal is turning to China for economic and security matters
https://fronteranews.com/news/asia/indias-demonetization-shock-pushes-nepal-closer-to-china/

24 MARCH 2017

Bangladeshi PM Sheikh Hasina’s India visit is critical for South Asia

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s forthcoming three-day visit to India (April 07-10), after two postponements, mainly because of the Indian government’s preoccupation with domestic issues, is expected to take the bilateral relations a notch higher
http://www.southasiaanalysis.org/node/2133

21 MARCH 2017

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has bought himself time with election showing but reconciliation with Pakistan still unlikely

A landslide election victory and a more conciliatory army chief may not be enough to push nuclear-armed enemies India and Pakistan toward renewed talks, even as small signs of cooperation over sensitive security issues emerge
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/diplomacy/article/2080135/indian-prime-minister-narendra-modi-has-bought-himself-time

20 MARCH 2017

Pakistan and India discuss their water dispute in Islamabad

Pakistani and Indian experts have opened round-table talks in Islamabad over water disputes between the two nuclear-armed Neighbors
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/asia/2017-03/20/content_15588554.html
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/pakistan/pakistan-india-discuss-water-dispute-in-islamabad-1.1997322
http://nation.com.pk/national/20-Mar-2017/pakistan-india-to-discuss-3-projects-as-water-talks-begin-in-lahore

9 MARCH 2017

Pakistan indefinitely closes border with Afghanistan amid rising tension

Pakistan has indefinitely closed two border crossings with Afghanistan after opening them for two days to let through Afghans with visas, officials said on Thursday
http://zeenews.india.com/asia/pakistan-indefinitely-closes-border-with-afghanistan-amid-rising-tension_1984961.html
http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2017/03/09/pak-afghan-border-closes-for-indefinite-period/

9 FEBRUARY 2017

Chinese development in Indian Ocean raising concern of possible militarisation among major players

Japan, India, Australia and the United States are closely monitoring China’s infrastructure development on the Indian Ocean rim amid increasing concern about the potential for militarisation in the sea lanes which carry much of the world’s oïl.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-09/could-the-indian-ocean-become-south-china-sea/8257204?section=world

16 DECEMBER 2016

The Tangled History of the Afghanistan-India-Pakistan Triangle

Kabul’s foreign policy approach has shifted between favoring India and Pakistan since the partition
http://thediplomat.com/2016/12/the-tangled-history-of-the-afghanistan-india-pakistan-triangle/

4 DECEMBER 2016

Heart of Asia participants slam Pakistan over terrorism

Afghan President Ghani and Indian PM Modi have lashed out at Pakistan for its « lack of cooperation » in the fight against terrorism. Ghani also snubbed Islamabad’s 500-million-dollar aid at the Heart of Asia conference
http://www.dw.com/en/heart-of-asia-participants-slam-pakistan-over-terrorism/a-36633835
http://www.tolonews.com/en/afghanistan/28699-14-nations-adopt-heart-of-asia-declaration

28 SEPTEMBER 2016

SAARC summit cancelled following India-Pakistan tensions

The SAARC summit which was to be held in Islamabad in November this year will be cancelled following India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Afghanistan’s decision to boycott the summit
http://www.asiapacificstar.com/index.php/sid/248078509
http://tribune.com.pk/story/1190209/bangladesh-pulls-pakistan-summit-tensions-rise/

22 SEPTEMBER 2016

Pakistan is a terrorist state, carries out war crimes, India tells UN

India on Thursday called Pakistan a “terrorist state” and accused it of carrying out “war crimes” against Indians through its “long-standing policy” of sponsoring terrorism, hours after Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif racked up Kashmir issue at the UN General Assembly session
http://atimes.com/2016/09/pak-a-terrorist-state-carries-out-war-crimes-india-tells-un/
http://www.asiapacificstar.com/index.php/sid/247883721

19 SEPTEMBER 2016

Uri attack a deadly blow to Indo-Pakistan ties

The Uri terror attack that has left 18 Indian soldiers dead deals a lethal blow to the already frayed India-Pakistan ties, with the government coming under intense pressure to give a befitting response to Islamabad
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/india/uri-attack-a-deadly-blow-to-indo-pakistan-ties-1.1898853

25 JUNE 2016

Pakistan and India move closer to SCO

The six-member Shanghai Cooperation Organization approved memorandums on Friday to pave the way for India and Pakistan to join the organization
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2016-06/25/content_15454167.html

15 JUNE 2016

Pakistan and Afghanistan formally agree over ceasefire at Torkham

The border authorities of Pakistan and Afghanistan on Wednesday formally agreed over ceasefire at Torkham and waved white flags on both sides of the border
http://www.dawn.com/news/1265011/pak-afghan-forces-agree-on-ceasefire-at-torkham-border-wave-white-flags
http://nation.com.pk/national/15-Jun-2016/new-ceasefire-enforced-at-torkham-border

14 JUNE 2016

Pakistan, Afghanistan increase troops ar Khyber Pass border after clash

A Pakistani army officer died on Tuesday after being shot by Afghan forces in a border clash, Pakistan’s military said, a development likely to ratchet up tension between the neighbours who sources said were beefing up troop numbers on either side
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/pakistan/pakistan-afghanistan-increase-troops-at-khyber-pass-border-after-clash-1.1846138
http://www.voanews.com/content/afghanistan-pakistan-border-tensions/3375279.html
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/06/afghan-soldier-killed-border-clash-pakistan-160613075159320.html

6 JUNE 2015

India and Bangladesh sign historic territory swap deal

Bangladesh and India have sealed a historic land pact to swap territories, which will finally allow tens of thousands of people living in border enclaves to choose their nationality after decades of stateless limbo.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-33033342
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/06/india-bangladesh-seal-land-swap-deal-150606012711866.html
http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/india-bangladesh-seal-historic-land-boundary-agreement/

2 JANUARY 2015

India Blocks China’s Attempt to Take Over South Asian Group

At the group’s 18th summit, held in the Nepalese capital of Kathmandu, Beijing allies Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka pushed for China’s upgrading from observer status to full membership. India sought to defeat the initiative because SAARC, as the organization is known, operates on consensus and New Delhi feared that China would block its initiatives in the future.
http://www.worldaffairsjournal.org/blog/gordon-g-chang/india-blocks-china%E2%80%99s-attempt-take-over-south-asian-group

27 NOVEMBER 2014

South Asia summit ends with little progress

South Asian leaders signed an agreement to improve cross-border energy trade in the power-starved region on Thursday (Nov 27), as a summit overshadowed by India and Pakistan’s rivalry ended with little progress towards regional integration
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/south-asia-summit-ends-little-progress
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2014/11/disappointing-saarc-summit-2014112885157300755.html
http://tribune.com.pk/story/798067/pakistan-under-pressure-to-save-trade-agenda-at-south-asia-summit/

11 NOVEMBER 2014

 Saarc nations to ink 3 vital agreements

 In a major step towards greater regional integration in three decades of the Saarc, the South Asian nations are set to sign three framework agreements in Kathmandu for establishing rail, road and electricity connectivity
http://www.asianewsnet.net/Saarc-nations-to-ink-3-vital-agreements-67345.html

17 OCTOBER 2014

The SAARC: A Bloc Whose Time Has Come

The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation is more relevant than ever before. Time to give it more power.
http://thediplomat.com/2014/10/the-saarc-a-bloc-whose-time-has-come/

17 SEPTEMBER 2014

SAARC meet proposes visa exemption for 50 eminent people by country

SAARC immigration officials here Wednesday proposed to exempt from visa requirement 50 eminent people listed by the grouping under 24 categories to enable their hassle-free travel in member countries, an official said.
http://www.sify.com/news/saarc-meet-proposes-visa-exemption-for-50-eminent-people-news-international-ojsaanebjfjdh.html

12 NOVEMBER 2011

China for ‘Saarc Plus One’ summit

China, continuing its relentless push for a larger footprint in India’s backyard, quietly approached some South Asian nations for an annual summit modelled loosely as a « Saarc Plus One » fixture, diplomatic sources said yesterday.
« China wants an annual summit with our eight members on the lines of its Asean Plus One arrangement, » a senior diplomat from one of Saarc’s smaller states told The Straits Times. « It is a move that annoys India, and most of us are just sitting quiet because we do not want to upset New
Delhi. »
http://www.thedailystar.net/story.php?nid=20981311 NOVEMBER 2011

Focus on climate, food security

17th Saarc Summit ends in Maldives with 20-point Addu Declaration; South Asian leaders also agree to forge effective cooperation for
full implementation of Safta, better connectivity and steps towards Saarc Market
for Electricity
http://www.thedailystar.net/story.php?nid=209811

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 15 November in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 15 NOVEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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

Updated on November 15, 2017

1946: By the Linggajati agreement, Dutch recognize Republic of Indonesia authority in Java, Sumatra and Madura. Both sides agree to form United States of Indonesia with Netherlands crown as symbolic head. On March 25, 1947, the  agreement will be formally signed by the government of Republic of Indonesia and Dutch government in Jakarta
https://lastafternoon.wordpress.com/2013/02/20/linggarjati-agreement/
https://www.indonesianhistory.info/map/linggajati.html

1946-11-15 Linggajati agreement


 1951: Communist rebels kill 11 people in an attack on a rubber plantation in Malaya
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/november/15/newsid_3172000/3172022.stm

1967: Hanoi rejects November 11 US president Johnson for a summit

1969: 250,000 war protesters stage a peaceful march and rally in heart of Washington
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/big/1115.html#article

2008: Sri Lanka military says it has captured the strategically important northern town of Pooneryn from Tamil Tiger separtists
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2008/11/slwa-n20.html
http://srilankareports.wordpress.com/2008/11/16/fall-of-pooneryn-crushing-blow-to-tigers/

 

On 15 November in South Asian history

ON 15 NOVEMBER IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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

Updated on November 15, 2017

1706: Death of Tsangyang Gyatso, the 6th dalai lama, born in 1683
http://deathaday.blogspot.com/2007/11/november-15-dalai-lama-vi.html

1899: Birth of Iskander Mirza, first president of Pakistan (March 1956-October 1958) who died on November 15, 1969
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/person.asp?perid=P015

1947: Birth of Malcolm Ranjith, Sri Lankan cardinal
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malcolm_Ranjith

1949: Nathuram Godse and Narayan Apte are executed for assassinating Mahatma Gandhi
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathuram_Godse
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/15th-november-1949-nathuram-godse-assassin-of-mahatma-gandhi-was-hanged

1969: Death of Iskander Mirza (former president of Pakistan), born on November 15, 1899
http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/iskander-mirza-5937.ph


1981: Death of Khawar Rizvi, Pakistani poet and scholar, born on June 1, 1938
http://www.poetrysoup.com/biography/khawar_rizvi

1981: Abdus Sattar, acting head of state since May 30 is elected president of Bangladesh
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdus_Sattar_(president)

1982 : Death of Vinoba Bhave, Indian Freedom fighter, born on September 11, 1895
http://www.culturalindia.net/reformers/acharya-vinoba-bhave.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vinoba_Bhave

1994: The Communist Party of Nepal wins the elections
http://www.ipu.org/parline-e/reports/arc/2386_94.htm

2000: Jharkhand state comes into existence in India.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jharkhand


http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1oavw_wwwjharkhandiorg-jharkhand-video-8_music

2006: Pakistan parliament adopts a new law. The raped women are no more forced to have four men testimonies. Adultery is reduced from death by stoning to five years in jail. Islamists boycott the vote
http://blogs.tribune.com.pk/story/9484/rape-fallacies-of-the-four-witness-requirement/

2007: A devastating Cyclone named Sidr hits Bangladesh, killing an estimated 5000 people and destroys the world’s largest mangrove forest, Sundarbans
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyclone_Sidr

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbzWcA7eDDU

2008: Sri Lanka military says it has captured the strategically important northern town of Pooneryn from Tamil Tiger separtists
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2008/11/slwa-n20.html
http://srilankareports.wordpress.com/2008/11/16/fall-of-pooneryn-crushing-blow-to-tigers/

2014: Pakistan and Afghanistan pledge to begin a new era of economic cooperation, with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani saying three days of talks had ended 13 years of différences
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/afghan-pakistan-leaders-pledge-end-turbulent-ties

2015: Nepal PM asks India to end « undeclared blockade »
https://sg.news.yahoo.com/nepal-pm-asks-india-end-undeclared-blockade-191556569.html
http://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/unofficial-indian-blockade-has-led-to-humanitarian-crisis-pm/

On 15 November in Southeast Asian history

1946-11-15 Linggajati agreement

ON 15 NOVEMBER IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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1895: Philippine newspaper “La Solidaridad” stops publication
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1344/today-in-philippine-history-november-15-1895-the-la-solidaridad-stopped-publication

1923: Birth of Văn Cao, Vietnamese composer, poet, and painter, author of the national anthem, who died on July 10, 1995
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V%C4%83n_Cao
http://www.webcitation.org/query?url=
http://www.geocities.com/Tokyo/Flats/5111/VanCaoNhanDan.htm&date=2009-10-25+11:32:34
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lyUq_Kz4nQ

Van Cao

1935: Manuel L. Quezon is inaugurated as the second president and first of the Commonwealth of the Philippines, up to August 1, 1944
https://kahimyang.info/kauswagan/articles/752/today-in-philippine-history-november-15-1935-the-commonwealth-of-the-philippines-was-inaugurated
http://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/1935/11/15/inaugural-address-of-president-quezon-november-15-1935/
http://ww2db.com/person_bio.php?person_id=94
http://en.wikipilipinas.org/index.php?title=Manuel_L._Quezón

1935-11-15 Quezon taking the oath

1946: By the Linggajati agreement, Dutch recognize Republic of Indonesia authority in Java, Sumatra and Madura. Both sides agree to form United States of Indonesia with Netherlands crown as symbolic head. On March 25, 1947, the  agreement will be formally signed
https://lastafternoon.wordpress.com/2013/02/20/linggarjati-agreement/
https://www.indonesianhistory.info/map/linggajati.html
https://arishu.wordpress.com/2009/08/15/linggajati-agreement-first-achievement-on-indonesian-diplomacy/

1946-11-15 Linggajati agreement

1951: Communist rebels kill 11 people in an attack on a rubber plantation in Malaya
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/november/15/newsid_3172000/3172022.stm

1956: Birth of Ong Ka Ting, chairman of the Malaysian Chinese Association (2003-2008)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ong_Ka_Ting

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XarQ4VgWs2o

1967: Hanoi rejects November 11 US president Johnson for a summit

1969: 250,000 war protesters stage a peaceful march and rally in heart of Washington
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/big/1115.html#article

2008: One of Myanmar’s most prominent activists was sentenced to 65 years in jail along with two other pro-democracy leaders in connection with the 2007 anti-junta protests, family members said . Min Ko Naing is considered Myanmar’s top activist after detained Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Min_Ko_Naing

2011: The Philippine government defies a Supreme Court ruling that allowed former President Gloria Arroyo to travel abroad for medical treatment
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-15732351
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2011/11/20111115113623552423.html

2012: Myanmar’s president grants 452 prisoners Amnesty
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/14/world/asia/myanmar-prisoner-release/index.html?hpt=ias_c2

2012: Death of Khin Maung Toe, Burmese singer-songwriter and guitarist, born on April 2, 1950
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khin_Maung_Toe

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Rws_YFpZH8

2014: Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung survives a confidence vote in parliament with 64 per cent of the delegates giving a vote of ‘high confidence’ in his leadership and 14 per cent showing’low confidence
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/vietnams-pm-wins-approval-parliamentary-confidence-vote
http://blog.vietnam-aujourdhui.info/post/2014/11/15/Vietnam-PM-wins-broad-backing-in-rare-confidence-vote

On 15 November in Japan’s history

ON 15 NOVEMBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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1835: Birth of Sakamoto Ryoma, Japanese revolutionary, assassinated on November 15, 1867
http://www.ndl.go.jp/portrait/e/datas/89.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sakamoto_Ry%C5%8Dma

1867: Sakamoto Ryoma, a Japanese revolutionary against the shogunat system is assassinated (see above
http://www.tofugu.com/2013/03/18/the-revolutionary-sakamoto-ryoma/
http://www.jref.com/history/sakamoto-ryoma/

1887: Birth of Hitoshi Ashida, Japanese prime minister from March to October 1948, who died on June 20, 1959
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hitoshi_Ashida
http://www.ndl.go.jp/constitution/e/library/06/002_41bunshoko.html

Itoshi Ashida

1955: In Japan, the Liberal Democratic Party is founded

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberal_Democratic_Party_(Japan)

1990: Birth of Kanata Hongo, Japanese actor
http://kanata-daily.livejournal.com/5779.html?page=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eTAvcqMK0M

1993: Birth of Saaya Irie, Japanese Actress, singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saaya_Irie

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeoUyUBUK1o

2005: Princess Sayako, only daughter of emperor Akiyito, spouses a man from common birth and so losing her royal status
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4437386.stm


Holidays and observances

Japan: Shichi-Go-San (children festival)

On 15 November in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 15 NOVEMBER IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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1706: Death of Tsangyang Gyatso, the 6th dalai lama, born in 1683
http://deathaday.blogspot.com/2007/11/november-15-dalai-lama-vi.html

1908: Death of Chinese empress dowager Cixi. Pu Yi (two years old) becomes emperor
http://www.travelchinaguide.com/intro/history/known/cixi.htm
http://womenshistory.about.com/od/rulers19thcentury/p/cixi.htm

1929: -The Chinese communist Party expels its founder Chen Duxiu
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Chen_Duxiu

1978: In China, start of the « Beijing Spring » Movement (Democracy wall)
http://www.time.com/time/asia/magazine/99/0927/democracy_wall.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democracy_Wall
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/10804.html

1999: Representatives from China and the United States sign a major trade agreement that involves China’s membership in the World Trade Organization (WTO)
http://www.techlawjournal.com/trade/19991116.htm

2002: End of the 16th Chinese Communist Party congress. Hu Jintao succeeds Jiang Zemin as General Secretary, but Jiang keeps the chairmanship of the CCP Central military Commission
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/16th_National_Congress_of_the_Communist_Party_of_China

Hu Jintao 2003

2009: U.S. President Barack Obama begins his first state visit to China
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/obamavisitchina/
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/18/world/asia/18prexy.html

 

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

2012: Xi Jinping is elected general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee at the first plenary session of the 18th CPC Central Committee on Thursday morning.
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/NK16Ad02.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-20322288
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-20321603
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/The-new-members-of-the-CPC-politburo-(An-overview)-26366.html

2016: A Hong Kong court disqualifies two pro-independence politicians from taking office, ruling their oath of allegiance invalid in a judgment in step with Beijing which last week intervened in the city’s legal system
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/nov/15/hong-kong-bans-pro-democracy-politicians-after-beijing-rewrites-oath-law
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-37984118