On 12 December in South Asian history

ON 12 DECEMBER IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on December 12, 2018

1911: King George V of the United Kingdom and Mary of Teck are enthroned  as Emperor and Empress of India. The king announces that Delhi will replace Calcutta as the capital of  India after the building of New Delhi
http://blogs.wsj.com/indiarealtime/2011/11/11/why-delhi-the-move-from-calcutta/

1940: Birth of Sharad Pawar, Indian politician,  president of National Congress Party which was founded by him in 1999
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/6167853.stm

1941: India declares war on Japan

1950: Birth of Rajinikanth, Indian actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rajinikanth
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/12th-december-1950-rajinikanth-indian-actor-and-superstar-was-born

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USopIY5IK84

1964: Death of Maithili Sharan Gupt Indian poet, born on August 3, 1866
http://www.poemhunter.com/maithili-sharan-gupt/biography/
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/maithili-sharan-gupt.html

1979: President of Pakistan, Zia-ul-Haq, confers Nishan-e-Imtiaz (Order of Excellence) on Nobel  laureate Dr Abdus Salam
http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1979/salam-bio.html

1996: India and Bangladesh sign the sharing of the Ganges water treaty
http://www.mtholyoke.edu/~ahmad20m/politics/treaty96text.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharing_the_water_of_the_Ganges

2003: Death of Gangodawila Soma Thero, Sri Lankan monk, born on April 24, 1948
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gangodawila_Soma_Thero

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qA-xrQ0UbaQ

2005: Death of Ramanand Sagar, Indian director, born December 29, 1917
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0755997/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm
http://www.mohdrafi.com/meri-awaaz-suno/rafi-with-ramanand-sagar.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramanand_Sagar

2008: Pakistan’s authorities move to close down the  offices of Jamaat-ud-Dawa, a charity run by the founder of the group India has  blamed for last month’s attacks on Mumbai in which more than 170 people died.  Analysts and diplomats have suggested that the charity is being used as a front  for Lashkar-e-Taiba
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2008/12/20081211165936763523.html

2013: Bangladesh hangs opposition leader Abdul Quader Mollah over war crimes, making him the first person to be put to death for massacres committed during the country’s bloody 1971 war of independence.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/southasia/2013/12/bangladesh-politician-be-executed-20131212622649656.html
http://www.voanews.com/content/bangladesh-supreme-court-will-not-review-death-penalty/1808614.html

2017: Massive victory: of Left Alliance in Nepal
http://nepalforeignaffairs.com/a-massive-victory-on-left-alliance-landslide-in-nepal-editorial-of-the-hindu-on-nepals-election-result/
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2017-12-12/election-overview-uml-victorious-in-77-federal-constituencies-leading-in-4.html

 


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