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On 17 August in South Asian history

ON 17 AUGUST IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on August 17, 2019

1866: Birth of Mir Mahboob Ali Khan, 6th Nizam of Hyderabad, who died on December 12, 1911
http://www.hyderabadplanet.com/mir-mahboob-ali-khan-asaf-jah-nizam.html

1909: Indian revolutionary, Madan Lal Dhingra is hanged in Pentonville prison for Sir Wyllie and Lalkaka murders, born on September 18, 1883
https://www.hindujagruti.org/articles/46_madan-lal-dhingra.html

1932: Birth of V. S. Naipaul, West Indian writer, Nobel Laureate 2001
http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/2001/naipaul-bio.html

1946: Muslim riots in several large Indian cities for an independent Pakistan

1947: The Radcliffe Line, the border between Union of India and Dominion of Pakistan is revealed
ttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radcliffe_Line
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/17th-august-1947-the-radcliffe-line-the-border-between-the-union-of-india-and-the-dominion-of-pakistan-is-revealed

1947: After the Independence of India, the first contingent of British troops sailed for home

1963: Birth of S. Shankar, Indian film director
http://www.filmibeat.com/celebs/shankar-tamil-director/biography.html
http://spicyonion.com/director/s-shankar-biography/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dg7qRQERhhg&feature=related

1974: Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, candidate of the Congress Party is elected president of India, sworn on 24
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_presidential_election,_1974
http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:http://pastpresidentsofindia.indiapress.org/ahmed.html

1981: In Sri Lanka, state of emergency is declared after ethnic clashes between Singhalese and Tamil

1983: Three Afghan nationalist moderate movements announce their alliance and support king Zaher Shah in exile in Italy

1988: General Zia-ul-Haq, president of Pakistan, is killed in a plane crash near Bahawalpur

 1988-08-17 muhammad-zia-ul-haq-crashed-airplane

http://storyofpakistan.com/death-of-general-zia-ul-haq/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_and_state_funeral_of_Muhammad_Zia-ul-Haq

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tsq2vzjuEHo

2005: Over 500 bombs are set off by terrorists at 300 locations in 63 out of the 64 districts of Bangladesh
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/4158478.stm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2005_Bangladesh_series_bombings

2006: Death of Shamsur Rahman, Bengali poet
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2006/sep/15/culture.obituaries

2015 : Sri Lanka’s ruling United National Party has won the most seats in the island’s parliamentary August 17 elections, blocking former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s attempt to return to power
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-33970289
ttp://www.thehindu.com/news/international/sri-lanka-parliamentary-election-rajapaksa-concedes-defeat/article7552952.ece?homepage=true
https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/rajapaksas-loss-spells-victory-for-democracy/

2018: Imran Khan elected 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan
http://www.asiantribune.com/node/92073
https://www.trtworld.com/asia/imran-khan-becomes-pakistan-s-prime-minister-19633
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-45219455

On 16 August in South Asian history

ON 16 AUGUST IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on August 16, 2019

1765: In India, Robert Clive signs the treaty of Allahabad by which Great-Britain will have the monopoly of the collection of tax in Bengal, Orissa and Bihar
http://www.gktoday.in/treaty-of-allahabad/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/shropshire/content/articles/2005/03/29/robert_clive_feature.shtml

1765-08-16 Traité de Allahabad
1886: Death of Sri Ramakrishna, Bengali saint, guru of Swami Vivekananda, born in February 1836
http://www.ramakrishna.org/rmk.htm

1946: Direct Action Day or The Great Calcutta Killing begins, in which more than 4,000 would be killed in 72 hours
http://timelines.com/1946/8/16/direct-action-day-also-known-as-timelines.com/…/direct-action-day-also-known-as-the-great-calcutta-killingthe-great-calcutta-killing
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Direct_Action_Day

1961: Death of Maulvi Abdul Haq, Father of Urdu, Pakistani scholar
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdul_Haq_(Urdu_scholar)
https://nation.com.pk/20-Sep-2012/molvi-abdul-haq-s-contribution-to-urdu-language

1962: Eight years after the remaining French India territories were handed to India, the ratifications of the treaty are exchanged to make the transfer official
http://www.unostamps.nl/country_french_indian_settlements.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_India

1969: Varahagiri Venkata Giri is elected president of India (starting on August 24)
https://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/v-v-giri-7476.php

1970: Birth of Manisha Koirala, Nepalese Bollywood actress
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0463539/bio
http://www.bollywoodpicturesgallery.com/manisha_koirala_01.htm


https://youtu.be/jjhX96DKeoM

1970: Birth of Saif Ali Khan, Indian actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saif_Ali_Khan

1971: The Bangladeshi Freedom Fighters explode several Pakistani warships in Chittagong
http://en.banglapedia.org/index.php?title=Operation_Jackpot

1994: In Sri Lanka, land slide election victory of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party, led by Chandrika Kumaratunga
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sri_Lankan_parliamentary_election,_1994

1997: Noted Pakistani singer, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, born on October 13, 1948, passes away
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/nusrat-fateh-ali-khan-dead-at-48-19970818

2011: In India, police arrest Anna Hazare and detains 1,400 of his supporters ahead of a mass fast to protest against corruption.
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2011/08/20118162334873519.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-14542053
http://www.france24.com/en/20110816-asia-protests-anna-hazare-anti-corruption-movement-leader-arrested-india

2018: Death of former Indian prime minister Vajpayee at 93
http://www.freepressjournal.in/india/atal-bihari-vajpayee-pragmatist-orator-and-statesman-who-went-beyond-bjps-nationalist-political-agenda/1336734
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-25123943
https://www.livemint.com/Politics/AHuMAy9aPpD6ldi3fTzGzM/Vajpayee-the-man-who-found-India-its-place-among-nations.html

On 15 August in South Asian history

ON 15 AUGUST IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on August 15, 2019

1798: Birth of Sangolli Rayanna, a prominent freedom fighter from Karnataka, India, executed on January 26, 1831
http://sangollirayannadhangar.blogspot.fr/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sangolli_Rayanna
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sangolli_Rayanna_(film)

1872: Birth of Sri Aurobindo, Indian guru, who died on December 5, 1950
http://www.writespirit.net/authors/sri-aurobindo/biography-sri-aurobindo/
http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/sri-aurobindo-76.php

1912: Birth of Amir Khan, Indian singer who died on February 13, 1974
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amir_Khan_(singer)

1945: Birth of Begum Khaleda Zia, Bangladeshi politician, leader of the opposition
 http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Khaleda_Zia

1947: India gains independence from the United Kingdom and becomes an independent nation within the Commonwealth , Jawaharlal Nehru addresses the nation with the Indian Declaration of Independence and takes office as the first Prime Minister of India


http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/india-and-pakistan-win-independence
http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/on-this-day/July-August-08/On-this-Day–India-Gains-Independence-from-Britain.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5X7LzTrLYU

1947: Birth of Raakhee Gulzar, Indian actress
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rakhee_Gulzar

1947: The founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah is sworn in as first Governor General of Pakistan at Karachi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-9gPnfTocA

1949: French gives back the administration of Chandernagor to the Indian authorities

1955: The « Pacifist Movement » for the incorporation of Portugese Indies into India triggers riots in  Goa
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goa_liberation_movement

1961: Birth of Suhasini Maniratnam, Indian Actress
http://lifestyle.iloveindia.com/lounge/suhasini-biography-4105.html
http://entertainment.oneindia.in/celebs/suhasini-mani-ratnam/biography.html

1965: During the Second Indo-Pakistani War, Indian forces crossed the border and launched an attack on the territory of Kashmir administered by Pakistan

1975: Military coup in Bangladesh. President Sheikh Mujibur Rehman is killed along with all family members, except Haseena Wajid
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_of_Sheikh_Mujibur_Rahman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sli4bDZRng

2004: Death of Amarsinh Chaudhary, Indian politician
http://us.rediff.com/news/2004/aug/15guj.htm

2008: Maoist leader Prachanda is elected as Nepal’s Prime Minister
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7563816.stm

 

Holidays and observances

India: Independence Day (from the United Kingdom, 1947)

On 14 August in South Asian history

ON 14 AUGUST IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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1774: Birth of Raja Ram Mohan Roy, Indian Freedom fighter and social reformer, who died on September 27, 1833
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/raja-ram-mohan-roy.html

1911: Birth of Vethathiri Maharishi, Indian spiritual leader, who died on March 28, 2006
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vethathiri_Maharishi

1924: Birth of Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, 16th Karmapa Lama, Tibetan religious figure, who died on November 5, 1981
https://www.karmapa.org/life-16th-karmapa/
https://youtu.be/Ruolehj84vY

1947: Pakistan gains Independence from the British Indian Empire under the administration of United Kingdom and joins the British Commonwealth

1947-08-14 Indépendance
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/modern/partition1947_01.shtml
http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/pakistan/independence-day

1957 : Birth of Bollywood actor and comedian Johnny Lever
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Lever
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/14th-august-1957-popular-bollywood-actor-and-comedian-johnny-lever-is-born


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiUqPFjCDe4

1952: In Nepal, end of a royal coup d’état. The king takes personnaly the power

1973: The constitution of 1973 comes into effect in Pakistan
http://www.pakistani.org/pakistan/constitution/

2000: Pakistan’s President Musharraf introduces Local Government Ordinance

2006: In Sri Lanka, a girls school is bombed by government troops causing 61 people dead and 200 wounded
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chencholai_bombing

2011: Death of Shammi Kapoor, Indian actor and director, born on October 21, 1931
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shammi_Kapoor
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/videos/entertainment/bollywood/Bollywood-mourns-the-death-of-Shammi-Kapoor/videoshow/9601468.cms

2011: Jhalanath Khanal, Nepal’s prime minister, submits his resignation to the president over failure to reach consensus on moving forward with the country’s peace process
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2011/08/2011814173220108329.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-14523275

 

Holidays and observances

Pakistan : Independence Day

On 13 August in South Asian history

ON 13 AUGUST IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Upgrated on August 13, 2019

1784: British parliament accepts East India Company Act 1784, bringing the East India Company’s rule in India under the control of the British Government
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pitt%27s_India_Act
http://www.indhistory.com/pitts-act.html

1891: The three great defenders of Manipur, Senapati Tikendrajit Singh, his brothers, Agnesh Sena and General Thangal are hanged by the British
https://shibham.wordpress.com/2011/08/27/our-real-heroes-31-senapati-tikendrajit-singh/
http://e-pao.net/epSubPageExtractor.asp?src=manipur.History_of_Manipur.Historical_War_Manipur.Thangal_General_The_Patriot_By_K_Jayanta

1954: Radio Pakistan broadcasts National Anthem of Pakistan for the first time
http://www.siasat.pk/forum/showthread.php?30891-SHORT-HISTORY-OF-OUR-NATIONAL-ANTHEM

1963: Birth of Sridevi, Indian actress
http://www.bollygals.com/sridevi/


http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x9i2tw_sridevi-clip-bollywood_shortfilms

1999: Death of Gopal Shankar Misra, Indian vichitra veena player and educator, born in 1957
https://realworldrecords.com/artist/396/gopal-shankar-misra/
http://www.omenad.net/page.php?goPage=%2Farticles%2FM1.htm


https://youtu.be/9aF7Lu1Rvw8

2000: Death, due to lung cancer, of Nazia Hassan, Pakistani pop singer, born April 3, 1965
http://tribune.com.pk/story/421130/i-will-never-forgive-her-zoheb-hassan/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-V-YAqaRYcM

2004: In the Maldives, state of emergency is proclaimed after a 3,000 thousand demonstration demanding the release of four democrats. Police arrest 286 people

2010: A court martial,founds the former Sri Lankan armed forces chief, General Sarath Fonseka, guilty of engaging in politics while on active service.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-south-asia-10965135

2011: Noted filmmaker Tareque Masud, media personality Ashfaque Munier Mishuk and three others died in a fatal road crash on Dhaka-Aricha highway in Manikganj, sending shockwaves through the nation
http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=198549

2012: Celebrity activist Baba Ramdev arrested after speaking to 10,000 supporters during anti-corruption protest in New Delhi
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2012/08/201281311322393643.html
http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20120813-365168.html

2016: Death of Pramukh Swami Maharaj, Indian Hindu leader, born on December 7, 1921
http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/spiritual-guru-pramukh-swami-maharaj-passes-away/article8986463.ece
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pramukh_Swami_Maharaj
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/aug/29/pramukh-swami-maharaj-obituary

On 12 August in South Asian history

ON 12 AUGUST IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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1281: The fleet of Qubilai Khan is destroyed by a typhoon while approaching Japan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mongol_invasions_of_Japan

1602 : Emperor Akbar’s vizier, Abu’l Fazl, is murdered on the instigation of Akbar’s son, prince Salim (who was later known by his imperial name, Jahangir)
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/12th-august-1602-abul-fazl-akbars-vizier-was-assassinated-at-the-instigation-of-akbars-son-prince-salim

1909: Birth of Muhammad Ali Bogra, Pakistan premier (1953-1955), who died on July 15, 1963
http://pakistanweb.com/html/bogra.htm

1919: Birth of Vikram Sarabhai, Indian physicist, who died on December 31, 1971
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/vikram-sarabhai.html

1924: Birth of general Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, dictator of Pakistan (1977-1988), who died on August 17, 1988
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/person.asp?perid=P020

Zia-ul-Haq

1955: After the forced resignation of Muhammad Ali Bogra, Chaudry Mohammed Ali is sworn in as 4th Pakistan’s PM (up to September 12, 1956)
http://www.pakistanweb.com/html/muhammad.htm

1977: Start of Sri Lankan riots of 1977, targeting the minority Sri Lankan Tamil people less than a month after the United National Party came to power. Over 300 Tamils are killed
http://justice4tamils.wordpress.com/2009/09/04/1977-riots-in-sri-lanka/

2005: Sri Lanka’s foreign minister, Lakshman Kadirgamar, born on February 12, 1932, is fatally shot by an LTTE sniper at his home
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4147196.stm

2005: Civil unrest provoked in the Maldives

2013: Grandpass mosque in Colombo (Sri Lanka) is shut down after the violent attack by some Buddhist monks. The authorities carried out the order agreeing to the demands of the attackers who want the place of worship dismantled
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Sri-Lanka:-Government-shuts-mosque-after-Buddhist-monk-violence-28722.html

On 11 August in South Asian history

ON 11 AUGUST IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on August 11, 2019

1259: Death of Mongke Khan, Great Khan of the Mongol Empire (1251-1259)-, born in 1208
http://epicworldhistory.blogspot.fr/2012/10/mongke-khan-mongol-leader.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%B6ngke_Khan

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACwMH6lMc3M

1908: Death by hanging of Khudiram Bose, Indian Young freedom fighter, born on December 3, 1889
http://www.boldsky.com/pregnancy-parenting/kids/2008/khudiram-bose-biography-040808.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khudiram_Bose

1937: Birth of John Abraham, Indian film director, who died on May 31, 1987
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0008943/bio

1943: Birth of General Pervez Musharraf,  former President of Pakistan (2001-2008)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pervez_Musharraf
http://english.aljazeera.net/programmes/frostovertheworld/2009/04/20094221113131148.html

1947: Muhammad Ali Jinnah gives a speech to the Constituent Assembly outlining his vision of Pakistan
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhammad_Ali_Jinnah%27s_11th_August_Speech

1961: The former Portuguese territories in India of Dadra and Nagar Haveli are merged to create the Union Territory Dadra and Nagar Haveli
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/11th-august-1961-the-former-portuguese-territories-of-dadra-and-nagar-haveli-were-merged-to-create-the-union-territory-of-dadra-and-nagar-haveli

Dadra and Nagar Haveli

1974: Birth of Hadiqa Kiani, Pakistani singer-songwriter and model
http://hadiqakiani.net/bio.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvxG-pLGd9s

1985: Birth of Jacqueline Fernandez, Sri Lankan actress and model, Miss Sri Lanka Universe 2006 http://www.koimoi.com/actress/jacqueline-fernandez/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacqueline_Fernandez

1988: Al-Qaeda is formed
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al-Qaeda

2003: NATO takes over command of the peacekeeping force in Afghanistan, marking its first major operation outside Europe in its 54-year-history

2012: Death of Bhadriraju Krishnamurti, Indian linguist and academic, born on June 19, 1928 http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-andhrapradesh/linguist-bhadriraju-krishnamurti-dead/article3756213.ece
http://news.webindia123.com/news/articles/India/20120811/2042304.html

2014: A report published by Amnesty International claims that at least 1,100 Afghan civilians lost their lives as a result of U.S. air strikes between the years 2009 and 2013. The report goes on to lambaste the U.S. military for never investigating the deaths or seeking to help those affected by them
http://www.aljazeera.com/humanrights/2014/08/amnesty-slams-us-over-afghan-civilian-deaths-2014810104926293848.html

On 10 August in South Asian history

ON 10 AUGUST IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on August 10, 2019

1860: Birth of Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande, Indian musician, who died on September 19, 1936
http://maestroesclassicalsingers.weebly.com/vishnu-narayana-bhatkhande.html
http://www.india9.com/i9show/Pandit-Vishnu-Narayan-Bhatkhande-36159.htm

1894: Birth of Varahagiri Ventaka Giri, fourth president of India (1969-1974), who died on June 23, 1980
http://indohistory.com/varahagiri_venkata_giri.html

1923 Birth of SM Sultan, Bangladeshi painter who died on October 10, 1994
http://www.bangladesh.com/blog/sm-sultan-a-talented-artist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SM_Sultan
http://www.google.fr/search?q=sm+sultan&nord=1&tbm=isch&source=lnms&sa=X&ei=FHjmU6HBCoew0QXQr4DABA&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ&biw=1242&bih=571&dpr=1

 SM Sultan

 

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

1963: Birth of Phoolan Devi, the India Bandits Queen, killed on July 25, 2001
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoolan_Devi
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/10th-august-1963-one-of-indias-most-notorious-bandits-phoolan-devi-is-born

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgo8iqDm99A

1980: Death of General Agha Muhammad Yahya Khan, president of Pakistan (mars 1969-décembre 1971), born on February 4, 1917
http://presidentyahya.com/

1984: Khaleda Zia is elected chairwoman of the Bangladesh National Party (BNP)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khaleda_Zia

1990: Massacre of more than 127 Muslims in North East Sri Lanka by paramilitaries

1999: Death of Padma Bhushan Acharya Baldev Upadhyaya, Eminent Sanskrit Scholar in India, born on October 10, 1899
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baldev_Upadhyaya

1999: Near an Indian-Pakistan border area an Indian fighter jet shots down a Pakistani naval aircraft. 16 people are killed

2000: In Sri Lanka, Ratnasiri Wickremanayake becomes prime minister until December 2001
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=174499793

2012: Death of Suresh Dalal, Indian poet and writer, born on October 11, 1932
http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-08-12/ahmedabad/33167065_1_gujarati-language-gujarati-department-gujarati-poetry

Suresh Dalal

2016: Bangladesh sentences Sakhawat Hossain, a former parliament member belonging to the Jamaat-e-Islami party, to death for war crimes in 1971
http://www.thedailystar.net/frontpage/death-penalty-shakhawat-1267804

2017: German doctor and nun Ruth Pfau, Pakistan’s ‘Mother Teresa’ dies aged 87
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-40886234
https://www.dawn.com/news/1338320
https://tribune.com.pk/story/1477955/pakistani-lepers-messiah-dr-ruth-pfau-passes-away/

 

On 9 August in South Asian history

1942-08-09 Ganghi arrêté

ON 9 AUGUST IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on August 9, 2019

1329: Quilon the first Indian Diocese is erected by Pope John XXII and Jordanus is appointed the first Bishop
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jordanus

1683: By a charter, the British Crown gives the power to the East India Company to declare and make war and peace in Asia

1892: Birth of Shiyali Ramamrita Ranganathan, Indian librarian and educator (mathematician) who was considered the father of library science in India and who died on September 27, 1972
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-in-school/remembering-the-father-of-library-sciences-in-india/article5013358.ece
http://fr.slideshare.net/somasundram.c/dr-s-r-ranganathan-a-biographical-presentation

1909: Birth of Vinayaka Krishna Gokak, Indian scholar, author, and academic who died on April 28,  1992
http://broom02.revolvy.com/main/index.php?s=Vinayaka%20Krishna%20Gokak
https://books.google.fr/books?id=SiEhcyxJ_TIC&pg=PA7&lpg=PA7&dq=Vinayaka+Krishna+Gokak+biography&source=bl&ots=-Q5VtTx2LX&sig=fUAcJLFvQ77igkdw5CZzE0t-30s&hl=fr&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwig1JXJprLOAhUE2BoKHRq-BJ8Q6AEIYDAM#v=onepage&q=Vinayaka%20Krishna%20Gokak%20biography&f=false

1925 : Members of the Hindustan Socialist Republican Association (HSRA) loot the government treasury from the mail train near Kakori (Uttar Pradesh)
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/9th-august-1925-members-of-the-hindustan-socialist-republican-association-looted-the-government-treasury-from-the-mail-train-near-kakori

1942: Mahatma Gandhi is arrested in Bombay by British forces, launching the Quit India Movement
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Quit_India_Movement
http://members.tripod.com/IndiaProject/quit.html

1942-08-09 Ganghi arrêté

1970: Death of Indian freedom fighter, Trailokyanath Chakraborty who spend thirty years of his life in prison, born in 1889
http://en.banglapedia.org/index.php?title=Chakravarty,_Trailokyanath
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trailokyanath_Chakravarty

1971: During an Andreï Gromiko visit (8-12 August), signature of a Treaty of Amity and Mutual Assistance between India and Soviet Union
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indo-Soviet_Treaty_of_Friendship_and_Cooperation

1974: Birth of Mahesh Babu, Indian film actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahesh_Babu

1991: Birth of Hansika Motwani, Indian actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hansika_Motwani

2013: Pakistan’s new President Mamnoon Hussain takesk office, presiding over a government battling to overcome a Taliban insurgency, resolve an energy crisis and repair the economy
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23456284

2015: Death of Kayyar Kinhanna Rai, Indian journalist, author, and poet, born on June 8, 1915
http://www.daijiworld.com/news/news_disp.asp?n_id=343126
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kayyar_Kinhanna_Rai

 

On 8 August in South Asian history

ON 8 AUGUST IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on August 8, 2019

1509: The Emperor Krishnadeva Raya is crowned, marking the beginning of the regeneration of the Vijayanagara Empire
https://www.mapsofindia.com/who-is-who/history/krishna-deva-raya.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krishnadevaraya

1810: Eminent Urdu poet Mirza Ghalib marries Maaroof, daughter of Nawab Ilahi Baksh, and moved to Delhi
http://www.poemhunter.com/mirza-ghalib/biography/

1919: Signature of the treaty of Rawalpindi by which Afghanistan will gain full independence from the United Kingdom
http://pages.rediff.com/treaty-of-rawalpindi/757287
https://www.alamy.com/treaty-of-rawalpindi-1919-image66068714.html

1934: Birth of Sarat Pujari, Indian actor, director, and screenwriter who died on May 12,  2014
http://www.veethi.com/india-people/sarat_pujari-profile-3050-14.htm

1942: Quit India resolution was passed by the Bombay session of the AICC, which leads to the start of a civil disobedience movement across India against the British rule


http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/8th-august-1942-mahatma-gandhi-launches-the-quit-india-movement-in-mumbai  
http://www.famousquotes.me.uk/speeches/Mahatma_Gandhi/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTNARKHIK8Y

1947: Pakistan’s National Flag is approved
http://www.theodora.com/flags/pakistan_flags.html

1949: Bhutan becomes independent from Great-Britain and recognized by India
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independence_of_Bhutan
http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6b4d620.html

1965: New Delhi draws attention to a large-size infiltrations of Pakistani troops in Kashmir

1976: US State Secretary Henry Kissinger  goes to Pakistan and warns Ali Bhutto against a civil nuclear deal with France

1986: Altaf Hussain’s address at Nishtar Park Karachi, announcement of establishing political movement MQM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Altaf_Hussain_(Pakistani_politician)

2009: Sri Lanka holds its first post-war elections in two Tamil-majority cities in the north
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2009/08/2009884741752632.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8191031.stm

2011: Harvard scholar Lobsang Sangay replaces the Dalai Lama as political leader of Tibet’s government-in-exile after being sworn in as premier The Dalai Lama gives up his political role but remain Tibet’s spiritual leader
http://www.france24.com/en/20110808-dalai-lamas-political-successor-sworn-lobsang-sangay-prime-minister
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-14440846
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/A-solution-to-the-Tibetan-problem-touches-billions-of-people-in-Asia,-says-Lobsang-Sangay-22310.html

2011: Bangladesh opposition leader Khaleda Zia is accused of acquiring wealth exceeding her known income. An arrest warrant has also been issued against her son, Tarique Rahman
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-14443509

2013: Death of Jaymala Shiledar, Indian actor and singer, born on August 21, 1926
http://www.dnaindia.com/pune/report-theatre-doyen-jaymala-shiledar-no-more-1871907

 

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

2014: Afghanistan’s two feuding presidential candidates sign a deal confirming they would form a national unity government after an audit of votes is completed to decide the winner of the fraud-tainted election
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/southasia/2014/08/afghan-presidential-candidates-unity-government-20148811455553354.html

2016: Taliban suicide bombing at hospital in Pakistan city of Quetta kills at least 70 and wounds some 200 others
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/south-asia/article/2000884/bombing-hospital-pakistani-city-quetta-kills-least-42
http://www.dawn.com/news/1276183/70-dead-as-blast-hits-quetta-civil-hospital-after-lawyers-killing
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-37015640