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On 5 October in South Asian history

ON 5 OCTOBER IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on October 5, 2019

1864: The Indian city of Calcutta is almost totally destroyed by a cyclone. 60,000 died

1929: Death of  Varghese Payapilly Palakkappilly, Indian Syrian Catholic priest and Servant of God, born on August 8 1876
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Varghese_Payapilly_Palakkappilly

1946: Birth of Zahida Hina, Pakistani columnist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zahida_Hina

1961: In Beijing, signature of a border treaty with Nepal

1963: China rejects an Indian offer of international arbitration for their border conflict

1989: The 14th Dalai Lama, tenzin Gyatso is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1989/press.html
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/dalai-lama-wins-peace-prize

2008: At least 27 people are killed and about 80 wounded in a suicide bomb attack in Sri Lanka. Janaka Perera, a former general who became an opposition leader, was among those killed
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2008/10/200810634626366820.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7653945.stm

2009: Five United Nations staff are killed in a suicide attack on the UN’s World Food Program offices in Islamabad, the Pakistan’s capital
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2009/10/200910563927833874.html

2018: Pakistan opposition leader Shahbaz Sharif arrested ahead of polls
https://www.thenational.ae/world/asia/pakistan-opposition-leader-shahbaz-sharif-arrested-ahead-of-polls-1.777568
https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2018/10/05/nab-arrests-shehbaz-sharif-in-ashiana-housing-scam/