On 31 August in South Asian history

ON 31 AUGUST IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on August 31, 2018

1795: During the War of the First Coalition, the British capture Trincomalee (Ceylon) from the Dutch in order to keep it out of French hands
http://www.pbenyon.plus.com/Naval_History/Vol_I/P_303.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invasion_of_Ceylon_(1795)

1907: The Anglo-Russian Entente or the Anglo-Russian Convention of 1907 is signed in St. Petersburg.The convention defines their respective spheres of influence
http://www.iranicaonline.org/articles/anglo-russian-convention-of-1907-an-agreement-relating-to-persia-afghanistan-and-tibet

1919: Birth of Amrita Preetam, Indian poet and author, who died on October 31, 2005
http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/amrita-pritam-5432.php
http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/tumhari-amrita-3/

1963: Birth of Rituparno Ghosh, Indian actor, director, and screenwriter who died on May 30, 2013
http://www.bollywoodlife.com/celeb/rituparno-ghosh/
http://www.thehindu.com/features/cinema/cinema-reviews/rituparno-ghosh-1963-2013/article4765717.ece#im-image-0

1979: Birth of Yuvan Shankar Raja, Indian film music composer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuvan_Shankar_Raja

1984: Birth of Rajkummar Rao, Indian actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rajkummar_Rao

2007: In Afghanistan, around twenty Christian missionaries, kidnapped by Taliban are freed after Seoul government promises to withdraw its troops and giving a big ransom

2009: The Dalai Lama arrives for a five-day tour of southern Taiwan, which was ravaged by a typhoon three weeks ago that left at least 650 dead
http://news.bbc.co.uk/nol/ukfs_news/hi/newsid_8220000/newsid_8229600/8229613.stm
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/28/world/asia/28taiwan.html?_r=1&ref=asia

2012: A special Gujarat court today sentenced Bharatiya Janata Party legislator and former Gujarat minister Maya Kodnani to 28 years in jail for her involvement in the 2002 post-Godhra riots in Naroda Patiya where 97 Muslims were killed.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-19432982

2014: Death of Bapu, Indian director and screenwriter, born on December 15, 1933
http://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/regional/veteran-telugu-film-director-artist-bapu-passes-away/
http://www.thehindu.com/entertainment/telugu-filmmaker-bapu-is-dead/article6367084.ece

2014: Clashes between police and anti-government protesters have continued outside Pakistan’s parliament as prime minister refuses to resign, resulting in the deaths of at least three people, and injuries to 494 more
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/31/world/asia/pakistan-protests/index.html?hpt=ias_c1 http://www.euronews.com/2014/08/31/at-least-two-dead-after-pakistan-anti-government-protests-turn-violent/
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/08/pakistan-anti-government-protests-turn-deadly-2014831145733222260.html



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