Monthly Archives: octobre 2018

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 31 October in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 31 OCTOBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on October 31, 2018

1814: Beginning of the Battle of Nalapani (up to November 30),  the first battle of Anglo-Nepalese War between the East India Company and Nepal  from 1814 to 1816.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Nalapani

1814-10-31 Nalapani

1874: Agreement between Japan and China respecting Formosa (Taiwan) after a Japanese military intervention on Taiwan

1946: Peace talks resume in Nanjing between the Communists and the Nationalists

1948: In Indonesia, anti-Dutch leader Musso is killed while attempting to escape arrest
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musso

1968: Citing progress with the Paris peace talks, US President Lyndon B. Johnson announces to the nation that he has ordered a complete cessation of « all air, naval, and artillery bombardment of North Vietnam » effective November 1
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/president-johnson-announces-bombing-halt

1970: South president Thieu vows to never accept a coalition government
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/thieu-vows-to-never-accept-a-coalition-government

1975: After the Khmer Rouge victory in Cambodia, join communiqué between Khmer Republic and Thailand for a pacific coexistence between the two countries

2008: Gen Toshio Tamogami, head of the Japanese air force is sacked after saying in an essay that the country was not an aggressor in World War II
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7702374.stm

2010: Hundreds of Korean family members separated for  more than half a century by the Korean War embraced each other in tearful  reunions, a day after troops exchanged gunfire in the Demilitarized Zone  dividing the countries
http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/10/30/nkorea.skorea.reunions/
http://www.reuters.com/news/pictures/slideshow?articleId=USRTXU7J2#a=7

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBzliVKI8ok

2010: NATO: Coalition Forces Kill Nearly 100 Afghan Insurgents. Five NATO  troops are injured in the fighting.

On 31 October in South Asian history

 

ON 31 OCTOBER IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on October 31, 2018

1814: Beginning of the Battle of Nalapani (up to November 30),  the first battle of Anglo-Nepalese War between the East India Company and Nepal  from 1814 to 1816.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Nalapani

1814-10-31 Nalapani

1875: Birth of Vallabhbhai Patel, political and social leader of India who played a major role in the country’s struggle for independence and guided its integration into a united, independent nation, who died on December 15, 1950.
http://www.14gaam.com/history-of-sardar-vallabhbhai-patel.htm

1876: A monster cyclone ravages India, resulting in over 200,000 human deaths

1883: Death of Swami Dayananda Saraswati, important Hindu religious scholar, founder of Arya Samaj, « Society of Nobles », a Hindu reform  movement, born on February 12, 1824
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dayananda_Saraswati

1925: Birth of Kotayya Pratyagatma, Indian film director who died on June 8, 2001
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0695581/

1975: Death of SD Burman, Indian musician, born on October 1, 1906
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SD_Burman

1984: Indira Gandhi, PM since 1966 is assassinated by two of her Sikh security guards


http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/october/31/newsid_2464000/2464423.stm
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/1119.html
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/31st-october-1984-prime-minister-indira-gandhi-was-assassinated
http://www.sikhtimes.com/bios_111284a.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vw15MYS9Lhg 

1984-10-31-gandhi-assassinee-pf

2003: Death of Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer, one of the greatest Carnatic vocalists of the twentieth century, born on July 25, 1908
https://www.frontline.in/static/html/fl2023/stories/20031121006913100.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TM2NQGoCBQs

2006: Death of Amrita Pritam, Pakistani-Indian author and poet, born on August 31 1919
http://www.theguardian.com/news/2005/nov/04/guardianobituaries.india
http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/amrita-pritam-5432.php
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amrita_Pritam

Amrita Pritam

2010: NATO: Coalition Forces Kill Nearly 100 Afghan Insurgents. Five NATO  troops are injured in the fighting.

2014: India pays low-key Gandhi tribute 30 years after assassination. No ministers of India’s new government attended the event honouring Gandhi, gunned down by Sikh bodyguards on October 31, 1984
http://www.sify.com/news/30-years-later-a-prime-ministers-assassination-recalled-news-columns-ok4oaudcdjieg.html

2014: India’s technology capital Bangalore will be formally known as Engaluru, eight years after the state first proposed the name change
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-29845215

On 31 October in Southeast Asian history

1967-10-31-nguyen-van-thieu-president

ON 31 OCTOBER IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on October 31, 2018

1922: Birth of King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia who abdicated in 2004
http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/norodom-sihanouk-5974.php
http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1E1-SihanoukN.html

SIHANOUK1

1942: Birth of Eduardo Castrillo, Filipino sculptor
http://lifestyle.inquirer.net/138769/castrillo-as-master-artist
https://www.google.fr/search?q=eduardo+castrillo&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=JDlxUsfHBOrV0QXQrYGACQ&sqi=2&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1188&bih=585

Eduardo Castrillo

1948: In Indonesia, anti-Dutch leader Musso is killed while attempting to escape arrest
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musso

1952: Death of U Chit Hlaing, Burmese politician, born in 1879
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chit_Hlaing

NPG x150726; U Chit Hlaing

1955: Birth of Eduardo V. Manalo, Filipino religious leader, Executive Minister of Iglesia ni Cristo
http://theiglesianicristo.blogspot.fr/2015/06/brother-eduardo-v-manalo-brief-biography.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eduardo_V._Manalo

1956:Birth of Christopher de Leon, Filipino actor, director, producer, and politician
http://www.pinoystop.com/bio/celebrity-profile/762/christopher-de-leon-biography
http://waytofamous.com/9044-christopher-de-leon.html

1966: Birth of Annabella Lwin, Burmese singer-songwriter and Producer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annabella_Lwin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iv0e3WLjKEA

1967: Nguyen Van Thieu take oath of office as 1st President of South Vietnam 2nd Republic
http://www.biography.com/people/nguyen-van-thieu-9542460
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nguy%E1%BB%85n_V%C4%83n_Thi%E1%BB%87u#1967_presidential_election

1967-10-31-nguyen-van-thieu-president         
1968: Citing progress with the Paris peace talks, US President Lyndon B. Johnson announces to the nation that he has ordered a complete cessation of « all air, naval, and artillery bombardment of North Vietnam » effective November 1
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/president-johnson-announces-bombing-halt

1970: South president Thieu vows to never accept a coalition government
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/thieu-vows-to-never-accept-a-coalition-government

1975: After the Khmer Rouge victory in Cambodia, join communiqué between Khmer Republic and Thailand for a pacific coexistence between the two countries

2003: Mahathir bin Mohamad resigns as Prime Minister of Malaysia and is replaced by Deputy Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, marking an end to Mahathir’s 22 years in power
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/october/31/newsid_3722000/3722980.stm

2012: Myanmar rejects an offer by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to open talks aimed at quelling deadly communal violence there, according to the regional bloc’s chief.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/10/2012103161130375846.html

2014: Myanmar, government opens talks with Aung San Suu Kyi on peace, reconciliation and reforms
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Myanmar,-government-opens-talks-with-Aung-San-Suu-Kyi-on-peace,-reconciliation-and-reforms-32576.html

On 31 October in Japan’s history

ON 31 OCTOBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on October 31, 2018

1760: Birth of Katsushika Hokusai, Japanese painter, who died on May 10, 1849
http://www.katsushikahokusai.org/
http://www.andreas.com/hokusai.html
http://www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/hokusai_katsushika.html
http://www.google.fr/search?q=Katsushika+Hokusai&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&biw=1366&bih=594&tbm=isch&prmd=imvnso&source=lnms&ei=dbWtTtCUC6je4QS6idnWDg&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CDAQ_AUoAQ

1806: Death of Utamaro Kitagawa, Japanese painter, born in1753
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utamaro
https://www.google.fr/search?q=Utamaro+Kitagawa&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&prmd=imvnso&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=Dp2NULDVMYyHhQfzhoGYDQ&ved=0CAoQ_AUoAQ&biw=1140&bih=500

1817: Ayahito (Ninko), 120th Japanese Emperor is enthroned. He will die on 21 February 1846
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Ninko_of_Japan

1874: Engagement between Japan and China respecting Formosa (Taiwan) after a Japanese military intervention on Taiwan
http://www.taiwandocuments.org/1874treaty.htm

 1929: Birth of Yoshiki Iwama, Japanese screenwriter who died on June 13, 1999
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0412534/

1929: Birth of Fumio Watanabe, Japanese actor, who died on August 4, 2004
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0913796/

1949: Birth of Kenichi Kato, Japanese actor
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0441369/

1953: The movie “Gate of Hell” (Jigokumon), Palme d’Or award at the 1954 Cannes Film Festival, is released in Japan
http://hkmoviesarebest-areyouserious.blogspot.com/2008/04/jigokumon-gate-of-hell.html

1990: Death of Aya Koda, Japanese writer, born on September 1, 1904
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aya_K%C5%8Dda

2000: Death of Watanabe Kazuki Japanese musician, born on April 7, 1981)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazuki_Watanabe
http://www.vbox7.com/play:f604a716?r=google

2008: Gen Toshio Tamogami, head of the Japanese air force is sacked after saying in an essay that the country was not an aggressor in World War II
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7702374.stm

2012: Firebrand Japanese conservative Shintaro Ishihara, who resigned as governor of Tokyo, has become the leader of a small right-leaning party whose lawmakers have an average age of 73.5
http://english.sina.com/world/p/2012/1113/526180.html
http://www.europe-solidaire.org/spip.php?page=article_impr&id_article=26775

2015 : Osaka mayor Toru Hashimoto’s new national party holds its inaugural ceremony with 18 Diet members from the embattled Japan Innovation Party
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/10/01/national/politics-diplomacy/hashimoto-matsui-launch-new-national-party-focused-osaka/#.WBY_KuRSNC8

2018: Japan’s Democratic Party taps Upper House member Kohei Otsuka as new party president
https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/10/31/national/politics-diplomacy/dp-taps-upper-house-member-kohei-otsuka-new-party-president/#.Wfi4ZGjWw2w
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/yukio-edano-stands-up-as-the-leader-of-japans-biggest-opposition

 

On 31 October in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 31 OCTOBER IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on October 31, 2018

1864: Birth of Li Yuanhong, Chinese general and political figure during the Qing dynasty and the republican era, twice president of the Republic of China, who died on June 3, 1928
http://www.gwpda.org/bio/l/li.html

1874: Agreement between Japan and China respecting Formosa (Taiwan) after a Japanese military intervention on Taiwan
http://www.taiwandocuments.org/1874treaty.htm

1887: Birth of Chiang Kai-shek, president of the Republic of China who died on April 5, 1975
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/chiang_kaishek.shtml
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/chiang-kai-shek-is-born

1916: Death of Huang Xing, Chinese revolutionary leader, militarist, and statesman, the first army commander-in-chief of the Republic of China. One of the founders of the Kuomintang (KMT) and the Republic of China, born on October 25, 1874
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huang_Xing

1946: Peace talks resume in Nanjing between the Communists and the Nationalists

1968: Dong Biwu succeeds Liu Shaoqi as acting president of the People’s Republic of China, up to January 17, 1975
http://en.chinaculture.org/focus/focus/cities/2011-06/07/content_416212.htm

1970: Birth of Nicky Wu, Taiwanese actor and martial arts expert
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicky_Wu
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Nicky_Wu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kvY006YTYE

1981: Birth of Selina (Jiaxuan) Ren, member of Taiwanese girl-group S.H.E
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selina_Ren
http://yummycelebrities.com/2007/01/20/selina-ren-she/

2009: Death of Qian Xuesen, father of the Chinese nuclear bomb, born on  December 11, 1911
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2009/nov/01/qian-xuesen-obituary
http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/evanosnos/2009/11/the-two-lives-of-qian-xuesen.html

On 31 October in Asian history

ON 31 OCTOBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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

Updated on October 31, 2018

1760: Birth of Katsushika Hokusai, Japanese painter, who died on May 10, 1849
http://www.katsushikahokusai.org/
http://www.andreas.com/hokusai.html
http://www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/hokusai_katsushika.html
http://www.google.fr/search?q=Katsushika+Hokusai&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&biw=1366&bih=594&tbm=isch&prmd=imvnso&source=lnms&ei=dbWtTtCUC6je4QS6idnWDg&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CDAQ_AUoAQ

1806: Death of Utamaro Kitagawa, Japanese painter, born in1753
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utamaro
https://www.google.fr/search?q=Utamaro+Kitagawa&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&prmd=imvnso&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=Dp2NULDVMYyHhQfzhoGYDQ&ved=0CAoQ_AUoAQ&biw=1140&bih=500

1814: Beginning of the Battle of Nalapani (up to November 30),  the first battle of Anglo-Nepalese War between the East India Company and Nepal  from 1814 to 1816.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Nalapani

1814-10-31 Nalapani

1817: Ayahito (Ninko), 120th Japanese Emperor is enthroned. He will die on 21 February 1846
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Ninko_of_Japan

1864: Birth of Li Yuanhong, Chinese general and political figure during the Qing dynasty and the republican era, twice president of the Republic of China, who died on June 3, 1928
http://www.gwpda.org/bio/l/li.html

1874: Engagement between Japan and China respecting Formosa (Taiwan) after a Japanese military intervention on Taiwan
http://www.taiwandocuments.org/1874treaty.htm

1875: Birth of Vallabhbhai Patel, political and social leader of India who played a major role in the country’s struggle for independence and guided its integration into a united, independent nation, who died on December 15, 1950.
http://www.14gaam.com/history-of-sardar-vallabhbhai-patel.htm

1876: A monster cyclone ravages India, resulting in over 200,000 human deaths

1883: Death of Swami Dayananda Saraswati, important Hindu religious scholar, founder of Arya Samaj, « Society of Nobles », a Hindu reform  movement, born on February 12, 1824
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dayananda_Saraswati

1887: Birth of Chiang Kai-shek, president of the Republic of China who died on April 5, 1975
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/chiang_kaishek.shtml
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/chiang-kai-shek-is-born

1916: Death of Huang Xing, Chinese revolutionary leader, militarist, and statesman, the first army commander-in-chief of the Republic of China. One of the founders of the Kuomintang (KMT) and the Republic of China, born on October 25, 1874
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huang_Xing

1922: Birth of King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia who abdicated in 2004 and died in 2012
http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/norodom-sihanouk-5974.php
http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1E1-SihanoukN.html

SIHANOUK1

1925: Birth of Kotayya Pratyagatma, Indian film director who died on June 8, 2001
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0695581/

1929: Birth of Yoshiki Iwama, Japanese screenwriter who died on June 13, 1999
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0412534/

1929: Birth of Fumio Watanabe, Japanese actor, who died on August 4, 2004
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0913796/

1942: Birth of Eduardo Castrillo, Filipino sculptor
http://lifestyle.inquirer.net/138769/castrillo-as-master-artist
https://www.google.fr/search?q=eduardo+castrillo&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=JDlxUsfHBOrV0QXQrYGACQ&sqi=2&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1188&bih=585

Eduardo Castrillo

1946: Peace talks resume in Nanjing between the Communists and the Nationalists

1948: In Indonesia, anti-Dutch leader Musso is killed while attempting to escape arrest
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musso

1949: Birth of Kenichi Kato, Japanese actor
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0441369/

1952: Death of U Chit Hlaing, Burmese politician, born in 1879
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chit_Hlaing

NPG x150726; U Chit Hlaing

1955: Birth of Eduardo V. Manalo, Filipino religious leader, Executive Minister of Iglesia ni Cristo
http://theiglesianicristo.blogspot.fr/2015/06/brother-eduardo-v-manalo-brief-biography.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eduardo_V._Manalo

1956:Birth of Christopher de Leon, Filipino actor, director, producer, and politician
http://www.pinoystop.com/bio/celebrity-profile/762/christopher-de-leon-biography
http://waytofamous.com/9044-christopher-de-leon.html

1966: Birth of Annabella Lwin, Burmese singer-songwriter and Producer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annabella_Lwin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iv0e3WLjKEA

1967: Nguyen Van Thieu take oath of office as 1st President of South Vietnam 2nd Republic
http://www.biography.com/people/nguyen-van-thieu-9542460
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nguy%E1%BB%85n_V%C4%83n_Thi%E1%BB%87u#1967_presidential_election

1967-10-31-nguyen-van-thieu-president                 

1968: Dong Biwu succeeds Liu Shaoqi as acting president of the People’s Republic of China, up to January 17, 1975
http://en.chinaculture.org/focus/focus/cities/2011-06/07/content_416212.htm

1968: Citing progress with the Paris peace talks, US President Lyndon B. Johnson announces to the nation that he has ordered a complete cessation of « all air, naval, and artillery bombardment of North Vietnam » effective November 1
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/president-johnson-announces-bombing-halt

1970: South president Thieu vows to never accept a coalition government
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/thieu-vows-to-never-accept-a-coalition-government

1970: Birth of Nicky Wu, Taiwanese actor and martial arts expert
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicky_Wu
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Nicky_Wu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kvY006YTYE

1975: After the Khmer Rouge victory in Cambodia, join communiqué between Khmer Republic and Thailand for a pacific coexistence between the two countries

1975: Death of SD Burman, Indian musician, born on October 1, 1906
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SD_Burman

1981: Birth of Selina (Jiaxuan) Ren, member of Taiwanese girl-group S.H.E
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selina_Ren
http://yummycelebrities.com/2007/01/20/selina-ren-she/

1984: Indira Gandhi, PM since 1966 is assassinated by two of her Sikh security guards


http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/october/31/newsid_2464000/2464423.stm
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/1119.html
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/31st-october-1984-prime-minister-indira-gandhi-was-assassinated
http://www.sikhtimes.com/bios_111284a.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vw15MYS9Lhg 

1990: Death of Aya Koda, Japanese writer, born on September 1, 1904
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aya_K%C5%8Dda

2000: Death of Watanabe Kazuki Japanese musician, born on April 7, 1981)
http://www.gulf.or.jp/~sera/hide/info/kazuki1.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazuki_Watanabe_(musician)

2003: Death of Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer, one of the greatest Carnatic vocalists of the twentieth century, born on July 25, 1908
http://www.frontline.in/static/html/fl2023/stories/20031121006913100.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TM2NQGoCBQs

2003: Mahathir bin Mohamad resigns as Prime Minister of Malaysia and is replaced by Deputy Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, marking an end to Mahathir’s 22 years in power
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/october/31/newsid_3722000/3722980.stm

2006: Death of Amrita Pritam, Pakistani-Indian author and poet, born on August 31 1919
http://www.theguardian.com/news/2005/nov/04/guardianobituaries.india
http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/amrita-pritam-5432.php
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amrita_Pritam

Amrita Pritam

2008: Gen Toshio Tamogami, head of the Japanese air force is sacked after saying in an essay that the country was not an aggressor in World War II
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7702374.stm

2009: Death of Qian Xuesen, father of the Chinese nuclear bomb, born on  December 11, 1911
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2009/nov/01/qian-xuesen-obituary
http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/evanosnos/2009/11/the-two-lives-of-qian-xuesen.html

2009: Death of former South Korean spy chief Lee Hu-rak, who brokered the signing  of a historic 1972 peace document with North Korea following a secret trip to  Pyongyang. He was 85
http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/news/article/Article.aspx?aid=2911987
http://www.latimes.com/local/obituaries/la-me-lee-hu-rak1-2009nov01-story.html

2010: Hundreds of Korean family members separated for  more than half a century by the Korean War embraced each other in tearful  reunions, a day after troops exchanged gunfire in the Demilitarized Zone  dividing the countries
http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/10/30/nkorea.skorea.reunions/
http://www.reuters.com/news/pictures/slideshow?articleId=USRTXU7J2#a=7

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBzliVKI8ok

2010: NATO: Coalition Forces Kill Nearly 100 Afghan Insurgents. Five NATO  troops are injured in the fighting.

2012: Firebrand Japanese conservative Shintaro Ishihara, who resigned as governor of Tokyo, has become the leader of a small right-leaning party whose lawmakers have an average age of 73.5
http://english.sina.com/world/p/2012/1113/526180.html

2012: Myanmar rejects an offer by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to open talks aimed at quelling deadly communal violence there, according to the regional bloc’s chief.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/10/2012103161130375846.html

2014: Myanmar, government opens talks with Aung San Suu Kyi on peace, reconciliation and reforms
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Myanmar,-government-opens-talks-with-Aung-San-Suu-Kyi-on-peace,-reconciliation-and-reforms-32576.html

2014: India pays low-key Gandhi tribute 30 years after assassination. No ministers of India’s new government attended the event honouring Gandhi, gunned down by Sikh bodyguards on October 31, 1984
http://www.sify.com/news/30-years-later-a-prime-ministers-assassination-recalled-news-columns-ok4oaudcdjieg.html

2014: India’s technology capital Bangalore will be formally known as Engaluru, eight years after the state first proposed the name change
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-29845215

2015 : Osaka mayor Toru Hashimoto’s new national party holds its inaugural ceremony with 18 Diet members from the embattled Japan Innovation Party
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/10/01/national/politics-diplomacy/hashimoto-matsui-launch-new-national-party-focused-osaka/#.WBY_KuRSNC8

2018: Japan’s Democratic Party taps Upper House member Kohei Otsuka as new party president
https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/10/31/national/politics-diplomacy/dp-taps-upper-house-member-kohei-otsuka-new-party-president/#.Wfi4ZGjWw2w
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/yukio-edano-stands-up-as-the-leader-of-japans-biggest-opposition

On 30 October in Asian history

ON 30 OCTOBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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

Updated on October 30, 2018

758: Guangzhou (Canton) is sacked by Arab and Persian pirates

1218: Birth of the 85th Japanese emperor Chukyo, who died on June 18, 1235
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Chukyo

1226: Tran Thu Do, head of the Tran clan of Vietnam, forces Ly Hue Tong, the last emperor of the Ly dynasty, to commit suicide
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tr%E1%BA%A7n_Th%E1%BB%A7_%C4%90%E1%BB%99
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%C3%BD_Hu%E1%BB%87_T%C3%B4ng

1502: Vasco da Gama returns to Calicut, India for the second time

1654: Death of the 110th Japanese emperor Go-Komyo (1643-1654), born on April 20, 1633
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Go-Komyo_of_Japan

1859: Rear Admiral Rigault de Genouilly quits his command in Annam (Vietnam) cheered by his soldiers
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Rigault_de_Genouilly

1883: Death of Dayananda Saraswati, Indian philosopher and scholar, born on February 12, 1824
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dayananda_Saraswati

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqat4mBCp50

1887: Birth of Sukumar Ray, Bengali Writer who died on September 11, 1923
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sukumar_Ray
http://www.parabaas.com/translation/database/translations/essays/pZinia_sukumar.html

1909: Birth of Homi J. Bhabha, physicist, father of the Indian nuclear programme, who died on January 24, 1966
http://www.famousscientists.org/homi-jehangir-bhabha/
http://in.rediff.com/news/homi06.htm
http://www.mapsofindia.com/who-is-who/science-technology/homi-j-bhabha.html

homi-bhabha

1911: The Chinese emperor, Pu Yi, aged five, grants a new Constitutional monarchy constitution officially ending three centuries of the Manchu dynasty
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1899-1913/chinese-rev 

puyi-xuantong-1909-1912

1919 : Following the passage of Act No. 2871 of the Philippine Legislature, Governor-General Francis Burton Harrison restores the use of the Filipino Flag
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/718/today-in-philippine-history-october-30-1919-flag-day-was-declared-by-governorgeneral-francis-burton-harrison

1932: Birth of Barun De, Indian historian
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barun_De

1945: British Major General Hawthorn flies to Surabaya from Jakarta. Sukarno, Hatta, Mallaby, and Hawthorn sign a cease-fire. Five hours later British Brigadier
Mallaby is killed.  British bombard Surabaya as punishment, thousands are left dead or homeless
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Surabaya

1945: Death of Xian Xinghai, Chinese composer of “Yellow River”, born on June 13, 1905
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xian_Xinghai
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbUiBjzDRLt1YRFp1VMvRig

1949: Birth of Pramod Mahajan, Indian politician, who died on 3 May 2006 after been shot by his brother
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pramod_Mahajan

1951: Birth of Liu Xiaoqing, Chinese actress
http://www.english.rfi.fr/asia-pacific/20100513-chinas-liu-xiaoqing
http://www.danwei.org/magazines/liu_xiaoqing_billionaire_actre.php

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKTPW7qV8dk

1954: In Pondicherry (India), for the last time, at 6 o’clock, as the sun sets, the French flag is lifted off the mast
http://www.thehindu.com/2005/07/26/stories/2005072605720200.htm
http://nitawriter.wordpress.com/2008/03/27/puducherry-is-quite-french/

1963: Death of U. Muthuramalingam Thevar, Indian politician, born on October 30, 1908
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U._Muthuramalingam_Thevar

1963: During the Vietnam War, First massive attack of the National Liberation Front against Bien

1964: Tran Van Huong is appointed premier of South Vietnam
http://alchetron.com/Tran-Van-Huong-979624-W
http://en.citizendium.org/wiki/Tran_Van_Huong
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tr%E1%BA%A7n_V%C4%83n_H%C6%B0%C6%A1ng

tran-van-huong-2

1964: Birth of Humayun Kabir Dhali, Bangladeshi Writer & Journalist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humayun_Kabir_Dhali

1965: During the Vietnam War, just miles from Da Nang, United States Marines repel an intense attack by wave after wave of Viet Cong forces,  killing 56 guerrillas
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/marines-repel-attack-near-da-nang#tdih-calendar

1969: Birth of Ha Hie-ra (Han Hee Ra), South Korean actress
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1141498/bio
http://star.koreandrama.org/?p=836

1969: Birth of Masanori Hikichi, Japanese composer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masanori_Hikichi


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFwHZQ88RUA

1970: In Vietnam, the worst monsoon to hit the area in six years causes large floods, kills 293, leaves 200,000 homeless and virtually halts the Vietnam War

1974: Death of Begum Akhtar, Indian singer, born on October 7, 1914
http://www.culturalindia.net/indian-music/indian-singers/begum-akhtar.html

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W65A2OgG8c0

1979: Birth of Yukie Nakama, Japanese actress
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0620090/
http://asianwiki.com/Yukie_Nakama
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yukie_Nakama


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHAn4uZ_V7E

1981: Birth of Jun Ji-hyun, South Korean actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jun_Ji-hyun

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

1988: Sun Myung Moon, head of the Unification Church, concecrats the  marriage of 6,516 couples in Seoul

1990: Death of V. Shantaram, Indian actor, director, and producer, born on November 18, 1901
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V._Shantaram
http://chiloka.com/celebrity/v-shantaram#person_details

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMy9lJO0-gY

2005: Death of Shamsher Singh Sheri, Indian communist leader, born in  1942
http://www.bannedthought.net/India/PeoplesMarch/PM1999-2006/archives/2005/nov-dec2k5/ks.htm

Shamsher Singh Sheri

2006: Death of Junji Kinoshita, Japanese playwright and scholar, born on August 2, 1914
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junji_Kinoshita
http://www.shakespeare-company.net/english/president-s-essay/a-word-or-two-on-mr-junji-kinoshita/

Junji Kinoshita

2009: South Korea announces its decision to dispatch military forces  to Afghanistan to augment Korean civilian operations, but said the troops would be strictly noncombat. Korea will send about 300 troops and police officers

2009: Taiwan’s President Ma Ying-jeou calls on China to withdraw  missiles targeting the island to ensure peace between the two former bitter  rivals

2012: Death of Samina Raja, Pakistani poet, born on September 11, 1961
http://dawn.com/news/760521/
http://tribune.com.pk/story/458817/poet-samina-raja-passes-away/

Samina Raja

2013: In a rare crossing to North, a group of South Korean lawmake rs cross the fortified border into North Korea to visit a jointly run industrial park that recently re-opened after military tensions caused a five-month closure

Main news on Singapore

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30 OCTOBER 2018

Singapore former opposition party chief Lim Tean forms new political party, People’s Voice

Mr Lim Tean, who used to head the opposition National Solidarity Party (NSP), has set up a new political party called the People’s Voice, making it the 11th political party in Singapore
https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/former-opposition-party-chief-lim-tean-forms-new-political-party-peoples-voice

25 OCTOBER 2018

Leaders of Singapore’s only opposition party plea for funds to stave off bankruptcy in civil case

Leaders of Singapore’s only parliamentary opposition party have appealed to supporters for financial help, saying they face the risk of bankruptcy as costs mount in civil cases they are fighting
https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2170220/leaders-singapores-only-opposition-party-plea-funds-stave
https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/workers-party-mps-raise-close-s500000-day-after-public-appeal

23 OCTOBER 2018

Singapore and the EU fly the flag of free trade

At odds with US trade policy, Singapore and the EU champion multilateralism with an eye toward a broader deal with Southeast Asian economies
http://www.atimes.com/article/singapore-and-the-eu-fly-the-flag-of-free-trade/?utm_source=The+Daily+Report&utm_campaign=a99730b373-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_10_23_11_51&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1f8bca137f-a99730b373-31591405

27 SEPTEMBER 2018

Singapore’s total population inches up to 5.64 million, after flat growth last year  

After posting the slowest growth in more than a decade last year, Singapore’s total population size has rebounded slightly, based on government statistics released on Thursday (Sept 27)
https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/singapores-total-population-inches-564-million-after-flat-growth-last-year
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/singapore-s-population-grows-slightly-to-5-64m-with-non-resident-10763132

21 JULY 2018

Singapore navy takes leadership roles in largest global maritime exercise

The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) has again taken up leadership roles in the Rim of the Pacific (Rimpac) Exercise, the world’s largest international maritime exercise hosted by the United States Navy
https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/singapore-navy-takes-leadership-roles-in-largest-global-maritime-exercise

14 JULY 2018

Amid pomp and pageantry, PM Lee gets front-row seat to Bastille Day parade  

In a first for a Singapore leader, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong had a front-row seat to the French National Day parade on Saturday (July 14), joining a select group of world leaders accorded the rare honour
https://www.todayonline.com/world/amid-pomp-and-pageantry-pm-lee-gets-front-row-seat-bastille-day-parade
https://www.straitstimes.com/politics/rsaf-takes-part-in-flypast-at-french-national-day-parade-with-pm-lee-as-guest-of-honour

12 JUNE 2018

Singapore signs enhanced defence cooperation pact with Germany

Singapore and Germany have deepened defence ties with an enhanced agreement that provides for cooperation against new forms of threats such as cyber-attacks and hybrid warfare
https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/singapore-signs-enhanced-defence-cooperation-pact-with-germany

24 APRIL 2018

Singapore cabinet reshuffle: Younger ministers to head two-thirds of ministries, says PM Lee

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has said that the « extensive » reshuffle to the Cabinet announced on Tuesday (Apr 24) means that the Singapore Government’s leadership transition is well underway
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/cabinet-reshuffle-younger-ministers-head-two-thirds-ministries-10171084
http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/politics/article/2143147/what-singapores-cabinet-shake-reveals-about-plans-life-after-lee

8 APRIL 2018

Singapore, China sign MOU to boost collaboration in Belt and Road Initiative

Singapore and China signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Third-party Market Cooperation in Beijing on Sunday (Apr 8) to promote greater collaboration between Singapore and Chinese companies in third-party markets along the Belt and Road
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/singapore-china-sign-mou-collaboration-belt-and-road-initiative-10117042
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/singapore-and-china-sign-deal-to-boost-cooperation-on-belt-and-road-initiative

2 MARCH 2018

No need for Singapore to raise defence spending to ‘play catch-up’: Ng Eng Hen  

While Singapore has been outspent militarily in the last decade by its neighbours in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), the Government does not foresee a spike in defence expenditure in the next 10 years, Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen said on Friday (March 2)
http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/no-need-spore-raise-defence-spending-play-catch-ng-eng-hen
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/defence-spending-kept-steady-despite-new-threats-ng-eng-hen-10005140

14 FEBRUARY 2018

Singapore economy clocks faster-than-expected growth of 3.6% in 2017

The Singapore economy grew 3.6 per cent last year, faster than initial estimates of 3.5 per cent, according to data released by the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) on Wednesday (Feb 14)
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/singapore-economy-clocks-faster-than-expected-growth-of-3-6-in-9958302

23 JANUARY 2018

Major investments planned, says PM Lee as Singapore signs FTA with Sri Lanka

While Sri Lanka is in the process of negotiating free trade agreements (FTA) with several partners, Singapore is the first to complete one with them and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said he is “very glad” that negotiations went smoothly
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/major-investments-planned-says-pm-lee-as-singapore-signs-fta-9888114
http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/spore-and-sri-lanka-sign-fta-facilitate-greater-trade-flows
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/singapore-and-sri-lanka-sign-free-trade-agreement-9886990

26 DECEMBER 2017

Recalling Singapore’s forgotten unions

The long-ruling People’s Action Party first rose to power on the back of the working class – a once strong, now politically co-opted constituency
http://www.atimes.com/article/recalling-singapores-forgotten-unions/

24 NOVEMBER 2017

Johor sultan supports Malaysia’s Pedra Branca challenge

Johor Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar has voiced his support for Malaysia’s move to apply for a revision of the International Court of Justice’s (ICJ) decision relating to the sovereignty of Pedra Branca, Middle Rocks and South Ledge
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/johor-sultan-supports-malaysia-s-pedra-branca-challenge-report-9435544

5 OCTOBER 2017

No reason for Singapore to cut military ties with Taiwan, sources say

Singapore has no reason to end its military training programme with Taiwan even though the city state has strengthened military ties with Beijing, sources and observers say
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2114170/no-reason-singapore-cut-military-ties-taiwan-sources

22 SEPTEMBER 2017

Singapore and China to deepen defence ties with more bilateral exercises

Singapore and China will further deepen military ties, such as through stepping up bilateral exercises between the two countries’ navies and armies
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/singapore-and-china-reaffirm-commitment-to-deepen-defence-ties

19 SEPTEMBER 2017

Singapore to promote stronger Asean-China cooperation: PM Lee Hsien Loong

Singapore will promote stronger Asean-China cooperation during its chairmanship of the regional grouping next year, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said at a meeting with Premier Li Keqiang on Tuesday (Sept 19), the first day of his visit to China
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/singapore-to-promote-stronger-asean-china-cooperation-pm-lee-hsien-loong
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/pm-lee-arrives-in-beijing-for-three-day-official-visit-to-china

11 SEPTEMBER 2017

Malay woman set to be Singapore president

Singapore is likely to have its first female president, with only one candidate qualifying Monday for an election limited to members of the minority Malay community
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_SINGAPORE_PRESIDENT?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-09-11-09-22-06
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/i-promise-to-do-the-best-that-i-can-to-serve-the-people-of-9205824

12 AUGUST 2017

Singapore committed to long-term relationship with Indonesia: DPM Teo

Singapore is committed to a long-term relationship with Indonesia and has worked on a good agenda for the upcoming Leaders’ Retreat next month, Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean said on Saturday (Aug 12) as he wrapped up a two-day working visit to Jakarta
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/singapore-committed-to-long-term-relationship-with-indonesia-dpm-9117690

14 JUNE 2017

Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong denounced by siblings

The younger siblings of Singapore’s prime minister, Lee Hsien Loong, have launched a scathing personal and political attack on him, saying they have lost confidence in him as a leader and accusing their “big brother omnipresent” of abusing his power
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/14/singapore-lee-hsien-loong-siblings-accuse-him-of-abusing-power
http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/politics/article/2098224/siblings-singapore-pm-fear-their-safety-accusing-him-harassment
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-40270152

12 JUNE 2017

First woman detained for radicalism in Singapore after she planned to join Islamic State

Police in Singapore have detained a preschool assistant who shared pro-Islamic State group materials online and intended to travel to Syria, their first arrest of a female Singaporean citizen alleged to be a sympathizer of the radical group, the Home Affairs Ministry said Monday
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/first-woman-detained-for-radicalism-in-singapore-after-she-8938532
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_SINGAPORE_ISLAMIC_STATE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-06-12-06-51-57

2 JUNE 2017

Singapore and China reaffirm defence ties on sidelines of Shangri-La Dialogue

Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen met the leader of the Chinese delegation at this year’s Shangri-La Dialogue on Friday (June 2), as Singapore and China reaffirm « the warm and friendly bilateral defence relationship », which has steadily progressed over the years
http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/singapore-and-china-reaffirm-defence-ties-on-sidelines-of-shangri-la-dialogue

25 MARCH 2017

 US gives asylum to Singapore teen dissident

Singaporean teen dissident Amos Yee has been granted asylum in the United States after a ruling that his prosecution and detention in the island state amounted to political persecution
http://www.atimes.com/article/us-gives-asylum-singapore-teen-dissident/
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/amos-yee-asylum-prerogative-of-the-us-to-take-in-people-who/3625198.html

20 FEBRUARY 2017

Singapore Budget 2017 aims for innovative economy, quality environment and inclusive society

The Government’s Budget statement for financial year 2017 was delivered on Monday (Feb 20) by Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat who outlined three main themes of economy, environment and society
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/singapore-budget-2017-aims-for-innovative-economy-quality/3534396.html

24 JANUARY 2017

Hong Kong to return seized armoured vehicles to Singapore

Hong Kong has agreed to return nine Singaporean armoured vehicles that it seized in transit from Taiwan two months ago, but is likely to prosecute the shipping company responsible
http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/geopolitics/article/2065027/hong-kong-return-singapores-seized-armoured-vehicles
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/detained-terrexes-to-return-to-singapore-mfa/3462672.html

22 JANUARY 2017

Are China-Singapore relations about to thaw?

Foreign policy experts say bilateral ties look likely to thaw sooner rather than later after Chinese Vice-Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin’s ( 劉振民 ) visit to the island republic this week for a scheduled meeting with its foreign policy bureaucrats
http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/geopolitics/article/2063656/are-china-singapore-relations-about-thaw

9 DECEMBER 2017

Singapore PM Lee asks Hong Kong leader for immediate return of sized military vehicules

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has asked Hong Kong Chief Executive CY Leung for the immediate return of the military vehicles that have been held at a Hong Kong port since November, said Singapore Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen in Parliament
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/pm-lee-asked-hong-kong-leader-for-immediate-return-of-terrexes/3424088.html
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2060547/beijing-urges-caution-handling-singapores-seized

5 DECEMBER 2016

8 things you should know about Singapore’s wealth gap

The gap between the wealthy and the poor is widening, and in countries like Singapore it is more and more being recognised as a cause for concern
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/8-things-you-should-know-about-singapore-s-wealth-gap/3343884.html

28 NOVEMBER 2016

China lodges protest with Singapore after military vehicles seized by Hong Kong customs

The row between China and Singapore over the impounding of the city state’s military vehicles in Hong Kong escalated as Beijing lodged a diplomatic protest ­on Monday
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2049769/china-lodges-protest-singapore-after-military-vehicles
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/china-makes-representations-to-singapore-over-troop-carriers-in/3324464.html
http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/geopolitics/article/2049803/china-has-always-kept-mum-singapores-defence-ties-taipei-so

7 OCTOBER 2016

Indonesia moves closer to ratifying maritime border treaty with Singapore

Indonesian lawmakers are in the final stages of ratifying a treaty demarcating the maritime boundaries in the eastern stretch of the Singapore Strait
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/indonesia-moves-closer-to-ratifying-maritime-border-treaty-with/3187408.html

4 OCTOBER 2016

PM Lee meets Modi, says Singapore and India committed to deepening ties

Singapore and India are committed to deepening their bilateral relationship and are keen to work together in several areas such as developing smart cities and skills training, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong after meeting with his India counterpart Narendra Modi on Tuesday (Oct 4)
http://www.straitstimes.com/politics/pm-lee-meets-modi-says-singapore-and-india-committed-to-deepening-ties

1 OCTOBER 2016

What’s really making Beijing angry with Singapore?

The argument between Singapore’s ambassador to China and the editor-in-chief of the nationalistic Chinese tabloid Global Times is less about specific actions and deeds as it is about Beijing’s growing disappointment with the tiny Asian city-state
http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/opinion/article/2024089/whats-really-making-beijing-angry-singapore
https://sg.news.yahoo.com/singapore-pm-lee-hsien-loong-053016886.html
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/china-should-make-singapore-pay-over-south-china-sea-dispute-says-pla-defence-adviser

27 SEPTEMBER 2016

Singapore’s Road to Multiculturalism

A national poll released a few weeks ago found most Singaporeans try to live out multiracial ideals and believe in meritocracy. More than seven in 10 Singaporeans believe personal success is independent of race or ethnicity
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/success-is-independent-of/3036556.html

22 AUGUST 2016

Singapore Former President S R Nathan dies, aged 92

Singapore’s longest-serving president S R Nathan has died peacefully at Singapore General Hospital at 9.48pm, the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement on Monday night (Aug 22). He was 92.
http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/former-president-sr-nathan-dies-aged-92
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/s-r-nathan-the/3064912.html

29 JULY 2016

Singapore will continue to help US engage Asia: Foreign Minister Balakrishnan

Ahead of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s official visit to the United States, Foreign Affairs Minister Dr Vivian Balakrishnan spoke to Channel NewsAsia’s Nicholas Fang on the significance of the visit. In the first part, Dr Balakrishnan discussed the deep bilateral ties between Singapore and the US. In the second part of the interview, he discussed the future of the relationship between the two countries, and Singapore’s role in helping the US engage Asia.
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/singapore-will-continue/2996850.htm

18 JULY 2016

Singapore, Malaysia to mark ‘significant milestone’ with high-speed rail MoU

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his Malaysian counterpart Prime Minister Najib Razak will witness the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail (HSR) project on Tuesday (July 19) in Putrajaya, Malaysia
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/singapore-malaysia-to/2964098.html
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/kl-spore-high-speed-rail-will-enhance-people-to-people-ties-improve-business-linkages

22 JUNE 2016

Singapore puts purchase of US$1 billion military chopper on hold after Super Puma crash

Singapore has delayed a decision on a US$1 billion helicopter purchase after the crash in April of a civilian Airbus Super Puma whose military version was the front-runner to clinch the order, sources familiar with the matter said
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/1978937/singapore-puts-purchase-us1-billion-military-chopper-hold

16 MAY 2016

The lion and the kangaroo: Australia’s strategic partnership with Singapore

 In this Lowy Institute Analysis, International Security Program Director Dr Euan Graham examines the strategic value and potential of the Australia–Singapore Comprehensive Strategic Partnership
http://worldaffairsjournal.org/content/lion-and-kangaroo-australia%E2%80%99s-strategic-partnership-singapore

3 MAY 2016

In Singapore, eight Bangladeshis detained under Internal Security Act

The eight were members of a clandestine group called Islamic State in Bangladesh, and were planning attacks in Bangladesh, says the Ministry of Home Affairs.
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/8-bangladeshis-detained/2751578.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-36191987

29 APRIL 2016

Singapore Boosts Ties With Israel in Historic Visit

In part due sensitivities about how such a visit might be seen by Singapore’s larger, Muslim-majority neighbors, a visit by a Singaporean leader has never taken place despite the extremely close security cooperation between both countries. The visit is the first by a Singaporean Prime Minister since diplomatic ties were established between both countries in 1969
http://thediplomat.com/2016/04/singapore-boosts-ties-with-israel-in-historic-visit/

6 APRIL 2016

Singapore’s migrant domestic workers face food rationing, long hours and sexual abuse

More than 230,000 migrant women are employed in the city-state of Singapore
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2016-04-06/singapores-migrant-domestic-workers-face-food-rationing-long-hours-and-sexual-abuse/1566404

14 MARCH 2016

Singapore versus Hong Kong

Singapore and Hong Kong have long been rivals for the crown of Asia’s best city. But Singapore has now crept well ahead of Hong Kong, a trend that is bound to continue, writes John West.
http://www.asiancenturyinstitute.com/economy/1095-singapore-versus-hong-kong

25 FEBRUARY 2016

Singapore is Asia’s best city for expats, says new Survey

An annual survey measuring quality of living ranked Singapore as the top city in Asia, and 26th globally out of 230 cities.
http://business.asiaone.com/news/singapore-most-liveable-country-asia-pacific-region

24 FEBRUARY 2016

Singapore economy grew 2% in 2015, weakest since 2009

The Republic’s economy expanded by 2 per cent in 2015, the weakest annual growth since 2009 when the economy was hit by the global financial crisis, according to figures released by the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) on Wednesday (Feb 24).
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/singapore-economy-grew-2/2543540.html

28 JANUARY 2016

Lee Hsien Loong says Singapore will allow more opposition lawmakers

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has mooted several changes in the republic’s political system, which include changes to the Non-Constituency Member of Parliament (NCMP) scheme, the Group Representation Constituencies (GRC) system, and the Elected Presidency system
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2016/01/singapore-politics/
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/parliament-mps-react-to/2465800.html

27 JANUARY 2016

Singapore remains least corrupt country in Asia; North Korea most corrupt

Singapore is still the least corrupt country in Asia, while North Korea remains the most corrupt, according to anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) for 2015.
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2016/01/asia-corruption-2015/

20 JANUARY 2016

Singapore deported 27 men who planned Jihad in Bangladesh

27 male Bangladeshi nationals who were radicalised and supported extremist beliefs have been arrested under the Internal Security Act. http://bdnews24.com/bangladesh/2016/01/20/singapore-says-deported-men-planned-jihad-in-bangladesh
http://news.asiaone.com/news/singapore/27-radicalised-bangladeshis-arrested-under-isa-mha

 

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 30 October in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 30 OCTOBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on October 30, 2018

758: Guangzhou (Canton) is sacked by Arab and Persian pirates

1226: Tran Thu Do, head of the Tran clan of Vietnam, forces Ly Hue Tong, the last emperor of the Ly dynasty, to commit suicide
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tr%E1%BA%A7n_Th%E1%BB%A7_%C4%90%E1%BB%99
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%C3%BD_Hu%E1%BB%87_T%C3%B4ng

1859: Rear Admiral Rigault de Genouilly quits his command in Annam (Vietnam) cheered by his soldiers
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Rigault_de_Genouilly

1945: British Major General Hawthorn flies to Surabaya from Jakarta. Sukarno, Hatta, Mallaby, and Hawthorn sign a cease-fire. Five hours later Mallaby is killed.  British bombard Surabaya as punishment, thousands are left dead or homeless
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Surabaya

1954: In Pondicherry (India), for the last time, at 6 o’clock, as the sun sets, the French flag is lifted off the mast
http://www.thehindu.com/2005/07/26/stories/2005072605720200.htm
http://nitawriter.wordpress.com/2008/03/27/puducherry-is-quite-french/

1963: During the Vietnam War, First massive attack of the National Liberation Front against Bien

1965: During the Vietnam War, just miles from Da Nang, United States Marines repel an intense attack by wave after wave of Viet Cong forces,  killing 56 guerrillas
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/marines-repel-attack-near-da-nang#tdih-calendar

2009: South Korea announces its decision to dispatch military forces  to Afghanistan to augment Korean civilian operations, but said the troops would be strictly noncombat. Korea will send about 300 troops and police officers

2009: Taiwan’s President Ma Ying-jeou calls on China to withdraw  missiles targeting the island to ensure peace between the two former bitter  rivals

2013: In a rare crossing to North, a group of South Korean lawmakers cross the fortified border into North Korea to visit a jointly run industrial park that recently re-opened after military tensions caused a five-month closure.

 

On 30 October in South Asian history

ON 30 OCTOBER IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on October 30, 2018

1502: Vasco da Gama returns to Calicut, India for the second time

1883: Death of Dayananda Saraswati, Indian philosopher and scholar, born on February 12, 1824
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dayananda_Saraswati

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqat4mBCp50

1887: Birth of Sukumar Ray, Bengali Writer who died on September 11, 1923
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sukumar_Ray
http://www.parabaas.com/translation/database/translations/essays/pZinia_sukumar.html

1909: Birth of Homi J. Bhabha, a physicist, father of the Indian nuclear programme, who died on January 24, 1966
http://in.rediff.com/news/homi06.htm
http://www.mapsofindia.com/who-is-who/science-technology/homi-j-bhabha.html

homi-bhabha

1932: Birth of Barun De, Indian historian
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barun_De

1949: Birth of Pramod Mahajan, Indian politician, who died on 3 May 2006 after been shot by his brother
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pramod_Mahajan

1954: In Pondicherry (India), for the last time, at 6 o’clock, as the sun sets, the French flag is lifted off the mast
http://www.thehindu.com/2005/07/26/stories/2005072605720200.htm
http://nitawriter.wordpress.com/2008/03/27/puducherry-is-quite-french/

1963: Death of U. Muthuramalingam Thevar, Indian politician, born on October 30, 1908
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U._Muthuramalingam_Thevar

1964: Birth of Humayun Kabir Dhali, Bangladeshi Writer & Journalist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humayun_Kabir_Dhali

1974: Death of Begum Akhtar, Indian singer, born on October 7, 1914
http://www.culturalindia.net/indian-music/indian-singers/begum-akhtar.html

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W65A2OgG8c0

1990: Death of V. Shantaram, Indian actor, director, and producer, born on November 18, 1901
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V._Shantaram
http://chiloka.com/celebrity/v-shantaram#person_details

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMy9lJO0-gY

2005: Death of Shamsher Singh Sheri, Indian communist leader, born in  1942
http://www.bannedthought.net/India/PeoplesMarch/PM1999-2006/archives/2005/nov-dec2k5/ks.htm

Shamsher Singh Sheri

2012: Death of Samina Raja, Pakistani poet, born on September 11, 1961
http://dawn.com/news/760521/
http://tribune.com.pk/story/458817/poet-samina-raja-passes-away/

Samina Raja