2006 in India

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Events in the year 2006 in the Republic of India.



11 July 2006 Mumbai train bombings: One of the bomb-damaged coaches at the Mahim station
  • 2 January – Rajnath Singh assumes office as Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief.
  • 7–9 January – Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is organized in Hyderabad.
  • 26 January – Saudi monarch King Abdullah is chief guest at Republic Day parade in New Delhi.
  • 2–5 March – President of the United States, George W. Bush visits India. United States signs landmark nuclear deal with India pending approval from the US Congress and Indian Parliament.
  • 7 March – 2006 Varanasi bombings: Terrorist attack in Varanasi kills at least 15 people and leaves more than 50 injured.
  • 10 April – Fire at Brand India Fair at Meerut Victoria Park in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, kills 100.
  • May –Medical doctors started strike against central government decision on reservation for OBC (other backward classes) in Medical Institution.
  • 6 July – The Nathula Pass between India and China, sealed during the Sino-Indian War, re-opens for trade after 44 years.
  • 11 July – 11 July 2006 Mumbai train bombings: A series of coordinated bomb attacks strikes several commuter trains in Mumbai, India during evening rush hour.
  • September - Marthandam College of Engineering and Technology[1] was started.
  • 15–25 November Wedding Anniversary of Mrs. Kashmira and Dr. Leo Rebello. The Rebello couple met 265th Pope Benedict XVI, Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger. Presented him Dr. Leo Rebello's books on AIDS and Alternative Medicine, Nature Cure and Yoga Therapy, Holistic Healing in Tropical Diseases, and discussed about abortions, condoms, AIDS, gay marriages, homosexuality among priests, live-in relationship, etc.
  • 20 November – 2006 West Bengal train disaster: A suspected terrorist attack kills five people on a train in a remote area of West Bengal.


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Following days of religious or cultural significance were observed in 2006.

  • 13 January - Lohri, Punjab
  • 13 January - Arudra Darisanam, Tamil Nadu
  • 13–14 January - Bikaner Camel Festival
  • 14 January - International Kite Festival, Ahmedabad and Jaipur
  • 14 January - Uttarayan Kite Festival, Gujarat
  • 16 January - Jallikattu festival, Alanganallur
  • 16 January - Modhera Dance Festival, Modhera
  • 31 January - Muharram
  • 2 February - Basant Panchami
  • 26 February - Maha Shiv Ratri
  • 15 March - Holi

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