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Events in the year 2010 in the Republic of India.

Contents

Incumbents

Events

January

  • January 2 - First three Uttar Pradesh rail accidents: Three train accidents occur in Uttar Pradesh amid thick fog. Ten people died in the accidents and 45 others were injured.
  • January 9 – 2009 attacks on Indian students in Australia: An Indian man is set on fire in Melbourne, Australia, in the latest in a series of attacks on Indian nationals in the country.[1][2][3]
  • January 16 - Fourth Uttar Pradesh rail accident: two express trains collide in thick fog in India's northern state of Uttar Pradesh. Three people died in the accident and around a dozen were injured.
  • January 17 - Fifth Uttar Pradesh rail accidents: A car hit by a train at an unmanned crossing in Barabanki district of Uttar Pradesh. Two of the six people in the car died and four got injured
  • January 22 - Sixth Uttar Pradesh rail accidents: A goods train derailed near Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh on Friday, disrupting rail traffic in the region. No one was injured in the accident.
  • January 25 – Environment ministers from the G4 bloc (IBSA Dialogue Forum & China) meet in New Delhi, India, to agree a common position ahead of future climate change talks
  • January 30 – 12 people drown and at least 20 other went missing after a boat accident in West Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh in India.[4][5]

February

  • February 5 – The last native of India's Andaman Islands fluent in the Aka-Bo language dies, rendering the language extinct. (Daily Mail)
  • February 8 – At least 17 Indian soldiers are killed in an avalanche in Kashmir.[6][7]
  • February 13 – 2010 Pune bombing: a bomb exploded at the German Bakery in the city of Pune in western India, killing 17 people and injuring at least 60 others. Two little known groups calling themselves the Laskhar-e-Taiba Al Alami and the Mujahideen Islami Muslim Front claimed they were behind the bomb attack. However, according to government agencies, the attack could have been part of a project by Lashkar-e-Taiba to use the Indian Mujahideen, called the 'Karachi project'. David Coleman Headley a Pakistani-American terror suspect has been accused of involvement in the project.[8]
  • February 15 – Silda camp attack: A Naxalite attack on an army camp in West Bengal kills 24 Indian soldiers, with many more reported missing.[9]
  • February 17 – 2010 Jalaun district bus crash: At least 22 people are killed in a bus crash in Northern India.[10]

March

April

  • April 1 – The Indian government initiates The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act to provide free and compulsory education to all children aged between 6 and 14 years, making education a fundamental right for millions of children.[20][21]
  • April 1 – India launches its new 2011 biometric census, the largest census in the world.[22][23]
  • April 3 – At least 10 Indian security personnel are killed and three injured when Maoist guerrillas blow up a police bus in Orissa's Koraput district.[24]
  • April 6 – 2010 Dantewada ambush: At least 70 Indian soldiers are killed in an attack by Naxalites in the Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh.[25]
  • April 13 – 2010 Eastern Indian storm: At least 140 people were killed in eastern India after a powerful storm demolished thousands of homes in West Bengal. (BBC News) Nearly 500,000 people were left homeless or otherwise affected by the storm.[26]
  • April 15 – The maiden flight of the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mk.II, India's first launch with an indigenous cryogenic upper stage, ends in failure, resulting in the loss of the GSAT-4 satellite.[27]
  • April 17 – Twin bombs injure eight people outside M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore ahead of an IPL-3 league game between the Royal Challengers Bangalore and the Mumbai Indians. A third device is located outside.[28][29]
  • April 27 – India arrests a woman working at its embassy in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad on charges of espionage.[30]

May

Cyclone Laila over India, 19 May 2010

June

  • June 2 – 2010 Indian heatwave: A heatwave strikes India and South Asia, reaching 53C (127F) and killing many hundreds of people.[48]
  • June 7 – The Magistrate court in Bhopal, India convicts eight people, one posthumously, for their role in the Bhopal disaster industrial castastrophe 25 years ago in 1984.[49]
  • June 13 – A 7.5-magnitude earthquake west of India's Nicobar Islands causes tremors felt along India's eastern seaboard and triggers a tsunami watch, which is later cancelled.[50]
  • June 17 – Heavy rains claim 46 lives in Maharashtra, India.[51]
  • June 23 – 1 person is killed when a crane crashes at Chennai International Airport, Chennai, India.[52]
  • June 25 – 17 people are killed and 25 others injured when an overcrowded bus collided head-on with a speeding truck near Chenaki More, about 30 km from Patna, India.[53]
  • June 26 – Four people are killed and five wounded in violence in Indian-administered Kashmir's Sopore area.[54]
  • June 29 – 2010 Maoist attack in Narayanpur: At least 26 policemen are killed in a Maoist attack in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh.

July

  • July 5 – A nationwide strike takes place in India in protest at a recent rise in fuel prices.[55]
  • July 8 – A bomb rips through the engine and coach of a passenger train in Assam, India, killing one person.[56]
  • July 13 – One death and three injuries result from a stampede during pulling of Ratha Yatra chariots in Puri, India.[57]
  • July 13 – The Supreme Court of India tentatively approves the Tamil Nadu government's new quota law, providing 69% of employment in educational institutions to scheduled castes and tribes and other backward classes.[58]
  • July 14 – Senior Indian Army officer Major A. K. Thinge is killed in battle in Kashmir.[59][60]
  • July 19 – Two trains collide in the Birbhum district of West Bengal, India with at least 50 people feared dead.[61][62]
  • July 20 – Former Indian junior diplomat Madhuri Gupta is charged under the Official Secrets Act with spying for Pakistan.[63][64]
  • July 21 – Unidentified gunmen on motorcycles fatally shoot Indian civil rights campaigner and environmentalist Amit Jethwa in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.[65]
  • July 23 – The Indian government unveils a solar power touch-screen laptop, cheaper than America's iPad, expected to be on sale next year.[66][67]

August

  • August 1 – Six people die in the Indian province of Jammu and Kashmir after a third day of clashes between security forces and Kashmiri separatists.[68]
  • August 4 – About 70 Indian police personnel are reported missing in Chhattisgarh forests amid a major engagement with Maoist guerrillas; they are later found. No casualties have been reported.[69][70]
  • August 6 – 2010 Leh floods: Flash floods in the Ladakh region of India's Jammu and Kashmir state kill at least 113 people and leave lots of others missing.[71]
  • August 7 – Mumbai oil spill: An oil spill stretching at least two miles long occurs in the Arabian Sea offshore Mumbai, India, after a vessel from Panama collides with another vessel from St. Kitts. The Panamanian ship was carrying 2,662 tons of oil, 283 tons of diesel and 88,040 liters of lube oil when it became grounded and started to leak.[72]
  • August 12 – India issues the producer of the controversial BlackBerry devices a 31 August deadline to give the Indian government access to its services or be shut down over concerns the devices could be used to commit a repeat of the 2008 Mumbai attacks.[73]
  • August 18 – A school building collapses due to heavy rain in the village of Sumgarh in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, killing at least 17 schoolchildren.[74][75]
  • August 27 – Police in India kill Umakanta Mahato, a top Maoist guerrilla wanted in connection with the Gyaneshwari Express train derailment in May.[76][77]

September

  • September 10 – Thousands of people are evacuated in Delhi over flooding fears.[78]
  • September 20 – At least 21 people are killed and dozens are injured after 2 trains collide in the Shivpuri district of India's Madhya Pradesh state.[79]
  • September 23 – Speeding train kills 7 elephants in Eastern India.[80]
  • September 29 – India launches a national identity scheme aimed at reducing fraud and improving access to state benefits.[81]

October

  • 3 October - XIX Commonwealth Games, were held in Delhi, India, from 3 to 14 October 2010.
  • 10 October – At least 36 people die after an overloaded boat capsizes on the Ganges River in the Buxar district of India's Bihar state.[82]
  • 11 October – 18 people are killed when a bus falls into a river in Bulandshahr district, Uttar Pradesh, India.[83]
  • 25 October – More than 700 species of ancient insects are discovered preserved in amber in an ancient rainforest in India.[84]
  • 30 October – At least 16 people drown and 70 are missing after an overcrowded ferry sinks in a river in West Bengal, eastern India.[85]

November

December

  • 10 December - Agni-II plus missile test fails in Orissa, India test-fired an upgraded version of the Agni-II plus nuclear-capable intermediate range ballistic missile off the Orissa coast. The test was declared a failure. The latest version of the "Agni" series missile is described as a two-stage, solid propellant rail and road mobile missile.
  • 26 December – A collision between a bus and a mini-truck kills 34 people and leaves 30 injured, near the town of Badaun in Uttar Pradesh state, in northern India.[90]
  • Late December - Onion price rise in Indian markets leads to political tensions.[91]

Predicted and scheduled events

Sports

Hockey

Cricket

  • March 12 - April 25 – 2010 Indian Premier League
  • November–December: New Zealand's tour of India (3 Test/5 ODI)

Football

  • 2009–10 I-League
  • 2010 I-League 2nd Division
  • 2010–11 I-League

Multi Sports Games

Others

  • April 3–12: 2010 Kabaddi World Cup in Punjab won by India by defeating Pakistan on 12 Apr. 2010

Deaths

Major Public Holidays

See also

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