On 15 February in South Asian history

1915-02-15 Singapore Indian mutiny

ON 15 FEBRUARY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on February 15, 2019

1780: In India, a strong force under Colonel Goddard take possession of Ahmedabad, after Warren Hastings, the Governor-General, adopted strong measures to retrieve the prestige of the Company

1869: Death of Mirza Ghalib, Indian poet, born on December 27, 1797 in Agra
http://www.uramamurthy.com/ghalib.html
http://www.dawn.com/news/1087224/commemorating-the-145th-death-anniversary-of-mirza-ghalib
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/15-february-1869-mirza-ghalib-urdu-and-persian-poet-passed-away


1915: In Singapore, Indian soldiers launch the first large-scale mutiny of World War I http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Singapore-Mutiny-of-1915-A-standalone-episode-not-linked-to-freedom-struggle/articleshow/39563737.cms
http://therealmalay.blogspot.fr/2014/06/the-johore-military-force-and-1915.html
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mutiny-breaks-out-among-indian-soldiers-in-singapore
http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/infopedia/articles/SIP_570_2005-01-24.html

1915-02-15 Singapore Indian mutiny

1921: Birth of Radha Krishna Choudhary, Indian historian, thinker and writer who died on March 15,  1985
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radha_Krishna_Choudhary

1924: A deputation for the South African Indian Congress (SAIC) meets with the Minister of the Interior, Sir Patrick Duncan, and presents him with a memorandum setting out their objections concerning the Class Areas Bill
http://www.sahistory.org.za/topic/segregationist-legislation-timeline-1920-1929

1948: Death of Subhadra Kumari Chauhan Indian poet, born in 1904
http://www.poemhunter.com/subhadra-kumari-chauhan/biography/
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/subhadra-kumari-chauhan.html

1949: Birth of Anura Bandaranaike, Sri Lankan politician
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anura_Bandaranaike

Anura Bandaranaike

 1984: Birth of Meera Jasmine, Indian actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meera_Jasmine

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yB5gGTkrWCo

1989: Moscou announces the total Soviet troops pull out of Afghanistan, nine years after they invaded the country
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/15/newsid_4160000/4160827.stm

1996: General elections in Bangladesh boycotted by all the parties except the BNP

2012: The Maoist-led government and the Nepal Army have reached consensus on almost all outstanding issues related to the integration of Maoist combatants in the national army. The two parties, however, remain at odds over senior ranks to be conferred to the combatants willing to serve in the Army

2018: China-friendly communist K.P. Sharma Oli appointed Nepal’s new prime minister after landmark polls
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/south-asia/article/2133512/china-friendly-communist-kp-sharma-oli-appointed-nepals-new
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2018-02-15/pm-kp-sharma-olis-oath-taking-ceremony-begins.html
http://nepalforeignaffairs.com/uml-chairman-oli-sworn-in-as-prime-minister/


Holidays and observances

Afghanistan: Liberation Day



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