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On 17 November in South Asian history

ON 17 NOVEMBER IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on November 17, 2018

1869: The Suez Canal  is opened to traffic, offering direct sea link between Europe and Asia
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/suez-canal-opens
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/756/today-in-philippine-history-november-17-1869-the-suez-canal-in-egypt-opened-paving-way-for-the-philippines-direct-commercial-relations-with-spain

1920: Birth of Gemini Ganesan, Indian film actor (Tamil Nadu) who died on March 22, 2005
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gemini_Ganesan
http://www.geni.com/people/Gemini-Ganesan-Ramaswami/6000000008789431440

1928: Death of Lala Lajpat Rai, Indian author and leader in the fight  for freedom from Great Britain, known as “Lion of Punjab”
http://www.liveindia.com/freedomfighters/LalaLajpatRai.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lala_Lajpat_Rai
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/17th-november-1928-lala-lajpat-rai-indian-nationalist-passed-away

1950: Tenzin Gyatso,  the 14th Dalai Lama, is called upon to assume full political power (head of the  State and Government) after some 80,000 Peoples Liberation Army soldiers  entered Tibet
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/14th_Dalai_Lama

1971: Death of Debaki Bose, Indian actor, director and writer, born on November 25, 1898

http://www.indianetzone.com/33/debaki_bose_indian_movies.htm

1973: Death of Mirra Alfassa “The Mother”, Indian spiritual leader, born on February 2, 1878
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfassa
https://auromere.wordpress.com/2012/10/04/autobiographical-story-by-mirra-alfassa/

1988: Benazir Bhutto  is sworn in as the first woman leader of an Islamic country. She was elected in  the first democratic elections in Pakistan in 11 years
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/articletext.asp?artid=A080

2001: The Taliban confirm the death of Osama bin Laden’s military chief  Mohammed Atef in an airstrike three days earlier
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohammed_Atef

2003: Death of Surjit Bindrakhia, Punjabi artist, born on April 15, 1962
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surjit_Bindrakhia


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PklBBUuQ6jY

2005: Prime Minister  Mahinda Rajapakse, 60 ans, is elected the 5th president of Sri Lanka
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sri_Lankan_presidential_election,_2005

2010: Signaling a new toughness in its dealings  with China, New Delhi tells Beijing it should be mindful of Indian  sensitivities over Jammu and Kashmir, in the same way that India has been towards  Chinese concerns on Tibet and Taiwan

2012: Hindu fundamentalist politician Bal Thackeray, the founder of the right-wing Shiv Sena party, dies in Mumbai at the age of 86.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-20376653
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2012/11/2012111712347525901.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-20180376

2013: The Maldives inaugurates a new president, a day after his surprise victory. Yaamin Abdul Gayoom and his deputy, Mohamed Jameel are sworn.
http://www.voanews.com/content/maldives-inaugurates-new-president/1791744.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24977601

2015: Ashok Singhal: Controversial Indian VHP leader dies
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-34830451