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25 June in History: Emergency declared

Indira Gandhi’s government declared a state of emergency in India on 25 June 1975. Democracy was restored only after nearly two years on 21st March 1977. Emergency declared Indira Gandhi ‘advised’ the then President of the country Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed to declare a state of internal emergency in India using Article 352. The Emergency was declared… Continue reading 25 June in History: Emergency declared

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22 June in History:The Chapekar brothers case

On 22 June 1897, brothers Damodar Hari Chapekar and Balkrishna Hari Chapekar assassinated a British official W. C. Rand and his military escort Lieutenant Ayerst at Pune, Maharashtra. This was the first case of militant nationalism in India after the 1857 Revolt. Chapekar brothers case In 1896, the dreaded disease of plague had struck Pune… Continue reading 22 June in History:The Chapekar brothers case

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20 June in History: India refused to sign the CTBT at the Geneva Conference

The Government of India refused to sign the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) on 20 June 1996 at the Geneva Conference. CTBT and India The CTBT is a nuclear test ban treaty which bans nuclear explosions in all environments, whether for civilian or military purposes. Countries that sign the treaty agree not to carry out… Continue reading 20 June in History: India refused to sign the CTBT at the Geneva Conference

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19 June in History: Chandannagar voted in favour of a merger with India

What happened? The people of the French colony of Chandannagar, formerly called Chandernagore, voted in favour of merging with the Indian Union in a plebiscite conducted by the French government. Background Currently, Chandannagar is a city situated about 35 km north of Kolkata in the Indian State of West Bengal. At the time of Indian… Continue reading 19 June in History: Chandannagar voted in favour of a merger with India

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18 June in History: Death of the Rani of Jhansi

The Rani of Jhansi, Rani Laxmibai, died on 18th June 1858 while fighting the British at Gwalior. She was a pivotal figure of the 1857 Indian Revolt. After her martyrdom, she continued to be an inspiring figure in the Indian freedom movement. Today, she is a symbol of national pride and woman power. Rani of Jhansi… Continue reading 18 June in History: Death of the Rani of Jhansi

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17 June in History: Death of Lord William Bentinck

The first Governor-General of India, Lord William Bentinck died on 17 June 1839 in Paris. He is most remembered for his abolition of Sati. Lord William Bentinck William Bentinck was born on 14 September 1774 at Buckinghamshire, England to William Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland and Lady Dorothy. His father was a Prime Minister of… Continue reading 17 June in History: Death of Lord William Bentinck

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15 June in History: The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation was formed

The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) is a Eurasian economic, political and security organisation originally formed by the leaders of the six countries of China, Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. India became a full member in 2017. Shanghai Cooperation Organisation The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) is an important inter-governmental organisation which is becoming increasingly vital… Continue reading 15 June in History: The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation was formed

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14 June in History: Revolutionary Jatin Das was arrested

Revolutionary freedom fighter Jatindra Nath Das, also known as Jatin Das, was arrested by the British on 14 June 1929 in connection with the Lahore Conspiracy Case. He passed away in prison after a 63-day hunger strike. Jatindra Nath Das Jatin Das was born on 27 October 1904 in Calcutta. He joined the revolutionary organisation… Continue reading 14 June in History: Revolutionary Jatin Das was arrested

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29 May in History: Death of Charan Singh, former Prime Minister

Chaudhary Charan Singh, former Prime Minister of India, died on 29th May 1987 aged 84. Charan Singh Biography Charan Singh was born at District Meerut in Uttar Pradesh on 23 December 1902. He was a descendant of Raja Nahar Singh of Ballabhgarh (Haryana) who had taken part in the Indian Revolt of 1857. His family was… Continue reading 29 May in History: Death of Charan Singh, former Prime Minister