2010 in India
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Events in the year 2010 in the Republic of India.
|President of India||Pratibha Patil|
|Prime Minister of India||Dr. Manmohan Singh|
- 2 January - 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.
- 9 January – 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.
- 16 January - 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.
- 17 January - 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
- 22 January - 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.
- 25 January – 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
- 30 January – 12 people drown and at least 20 other went missing after a boat accident in West Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh in India.
- 5 February – The last native of India's Andaman Islands fluent in the Aka-Bo language dies, rendering the language extinct. (Daily Mail)
- 8 February – At least 17 Indian soldiers are killed in an avalanche in Kashmir.
- 13 February – 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.
- 15 February – Silda camp attack: A Naxalite attack on an army camp in West Bengal kills 24 Indian soldiers, with many more reported missing.
- 17 February – 2010 Jalaun district bus crash: At least 22 people are killed in a bus crash in Northern India.
- 3 March – Three are killed in Indian Navy air show crash in Hyderabad, India.
- 4 March – 2010 Pratapgarh stampede: At least 63 people die after a stampede at a Hindu temple in Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh, India.
- 12 March – Russia signs a nuclear reactor deal with India which will see it build 16 nuclear reactors in India.
- 18 March - Dr. Leo Rebello files a Writ Petition in the Bombay High Court challenging the Padma Awards 2010.
- 23 March – A fire tears through a combined residential and office building in Calcutta, India, killing 24 people, including two who leapt to their deaths.
- 27 March – India test fires two short range missiles, the Dhanush and Prithvi II.
- 30 March – Somali pirates hijack 8 Indian vessels abducting 120 sailors, biggest abduction count till date, off the coast of Kismayo.
- 1 April – 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.
- 1 April – India launches its new 2011 biometric census, the largest census in the world.
- 3 April – At least 10 Indian security personnel are killed and three injured when Maoist guerrillas blow up a police bus in Orissa's Koraput district.
- 6 April – 2010 Dantewada ambush: At least 70 Indian soldiers are killed in an attack by Naxalites in the Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh.
- 13 April – 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.
- 15 April – 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.
- 17 April – 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.
- 27 April – India arrests a woman working at its embassy in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad on charges of espionage.
- 3 May – Ajmal Kasab, the only surviving terrorist involved in the 2008 Mumbai attacks, is found guilty of murder, conspiracy, and waging war against India.
- 6 May – Ajmal Kasab, the only surviving member of a group responsible for the 2008 Mumbai attacks, is sentenced to death.
- 7 May – May 2010 Kashmir skirmishes: 5 insurgents and 2 soldiers die in a gunbattle between Islamic rebels and Indian security forces in Kashmir.
- 7–9 May – India International Light Fair & India International Sign Show in Mumbai.
- 8 May – Naxalite rebels blow up a bullet-proof vehicle of the Central Reserve Police Force in the Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh, India, killing seven officers.
- 16 May – Maoist guerrillas kill six villagers in an alleged revenge attack in Chhattisgarh, India.
- 17 May – 2010 Dantewada bus bombing: Naxalite insurgents blow up a bus in India filled with police and para-militaries. Fatalities reports range from 31 to 44, including several Special Police Officers (SPOs) and civilians.
- 19 May – 2010 North Indian Ocean cyclone season: Cyclone Laila approaches landfall in southeastern India, having already caused at least ten deaths and prompting the evacuations of 10,000 people in Tamil Nadu.
- 21 May – A court restores the Indian Hockey Federation, two years after it was dissolved by the country's Olympic chiefs over bribery allegations and poor on-field results.
- 21 May – Six girls aged between eight and twelve years drown in the Rapti in Balrampur while bathing.
- 22 May – Air India Express Flight 812 overshoots the runway at Mangalore International Airport in India, killing 158 and leaving 8 survivors.
- 23 May – Clashes break out between Indian and Pakistani troops near the border in the disputed Kashmir region.
- 28 May – Gyaneshwari Express train derailment: At least 25 people are killed and 150 injured in India after a Mumbai train with 13 passenger coaches is derailed by an explosion on the tracks and collides with another train as it traveled through the Paschim Medinipur district, a rebel stronghold in eastern India.
- 2 June – 2010 Indian heatwave: A heatwave strikes India and South Asia, reaching 53C (127F) and killing many hundreds of people.
- 7 June – 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.
- 13 June – 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.
- 17 June – Heavy rains claim 46 lives in Maharashtra, India.
- 23 June – 1 person is killed when a crane crashes at Chennai International Airport, Chennai, India.
- 25 June – 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.
- 26 June – Four people are killed and five wounded in violence in Indian-administered Kashmir's Sopore area.
- 29 June – 2010 Maoist attack in Narayanpur: At least 26 policemen are killed in a Maoist attack in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh.
- 5 July – A nationwide strike takes place in India in protest at a recent rise in fuel prices.
- 8 July – A bomb rips through the engine and coach of a passenger train in Assam, India, killing one person.
- 13 July – One death and three injuries result from a stampede during pulling of Ratha Yatra chariots in Puri, India.
- 13 July – 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.
- 14 July – Senior Indian Army officer Major A. K. Thinge is killed in battle in Kashmir.
- 19 July – Two trains collide in the Birbhum district of West Bengal, India with at least 50 people feared dead.
- 20 July – Former Indian junior diplomat Madhuri Gupta is charged under the Official Secrets Act with spying for Pakistan.
- 21 July – Unidentified gunmen on motorcycles fatally shoot Indian civil rights campaigner and environmentalist Amit Jethwa in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
- 23 July – The Indian government unveils a solar power touch-screen laptop, cheaper than America's iPad, expected to be on sale next year.
- 1 August – Six people die in the Indian province of Jammu and Kashmir after a third day of clashes between security forces and Kashmiri separatists.
- 4 August – 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.
- 6 August – 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.
- 7 August – 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.
- 12 August – 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.
- 18 August – A school building collapses due to heavy rain in the village of Sumgarh in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, killing at least 17 schoolchildren.
- 27 August – Police in India kill Umakanta Mahato, a top Maoist guerrilla wanted in connection with the Gyaneshwari Express train derailment in May.
- 10 September – Thousands of people are evacuated in Delhi over flooding fears.
- 20 September – At least 21 people are killed and dozens are injured after 2 trains collide in the Shivpuri district of India's Madhya Pradesh state.
- 23 September – Speeding train kills 7 elephants in Eastern India.
- 29 September – India launches a national identity scheme aimed at reducing fraud and improving access to state benefits.
- 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.
- Mid-October, Mrs. Kashmira and Dr. Leo Rebello visit Andaman Islands, flying directly from Bombay to Portblair, on a chartered flight of Yatra travel, and find Jaravas (tar black people) still roaming fully naked hardly 30 km away from the Governor’s Palace. Visit the cellular jail and recommend that the said imposing edifice should be turned into a Heritage-Jail Hotel, and oppose the setting up of an Allopathy Hospital on the campus of the Cellular Jail to medicate the Jaravas, destroying their original genetic pool of over 5000 years old.
- 11 October – 18 people are killed when a bus falls into a river in Bulandshahr district, Uttar Pradesh, India.
- 25 October – More than 700 species of ancient insects are discovered preserved in amber in an ancient rainforest in India.
- 30 October – At least 16 people drown and 70 are missing after an overcrowded ferry sinks in a river in West Bengal, eastern India.
- 1 November – At least 74 people drown after a ferry-boat capsizes on the Muri Ganga River in West Bengal, India.
- 2 November – 17 people are killed and three others injured when a truck carrying them overturned at Tarapur talukav near Indranaj in India. The truck was on its way from Surat to Bhavnagar.
- 15 November – 66 people die after a building collapses in eastern New Delhi, India.
- 21 November – Seven people are killed after a bomb planted by suspected Maoist rebels explodes in Aurangabad district, Bihar, northeastern India.
- 5 December – 20-year-old Nicole Faria from Bangalore, Miss India, wins the Miss Earth 2010 crown in Vinpearl Land, Nha Trang, Vietnam.
- 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.
- Late December - Onion price rise in Indian markets leads to political tensions.
Predicted and scheduled events 
- September – The Violet Line of the Delhi Metro system to be opened.
- September – Delhi Airport Metro Express to be opened.
- 3–14 October – 2010 Commonwealth Games to be held in Delhi.
- December – Mumbai Metro rout Versova - Andheri - Ghatkopar is expected to be completed.
- 28 February – 13 March – 2010 Men's Hockey World Cup
- 12 March – 25 April – 2010 Indian Premier League
- November–December: New Zealand's tour of India (3 Test/5 ODI)
Multi Sports Games 
- 3–14 October – 2010 Commonwealth Games
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- Falak, baby murder victim (d. 2012)
- 17 January - Jyoti Basu, 95, former Chief Minister of West Bengal (b. 1914)
- 2 February
- 10 February - Gireesh Puthenchery, 48, Malayalam lyricist and screenwriter (b. 1961)
- 18 February - Nirmal Pandey, 48, film and television actor (b. 1961)
- 23 April - Sreenath, 53, Malayalam film and television actor (b. 1956)
- 10 May - Mac Mohan, 71, character actor (b. 1938)
- 15 May - Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, 86, 11th Vice President of India (b. 1923)
- 24 May - Tapen Chatterjee, 72, Bengali film actor (b. 1937)
- 14 June - Manohar Malgonkar, 96, author in English (b. 1913)
- 17 June - Anjali Mendes, 64, fashion model (b. 1946)
- 25 June - Viveka Babajee, 37, model and actress (b. 1973)
- 2 July - M.G. Radhakrishnan, 69, Malayalam film music director and Carnatic vocalist (b. 1940)
- 23 July - A. Sreedhara Menon, 84, historian. (b. 1925)
- 27 July - Ravi Baswani, 63, actor (b. 1946)
- 1 August - K. M. Mathew, 93, newspaper editor (Malayala Manorama). (b. 1917)
- 10 August - Leo Pinto, 96, field hockey player, Olympic gold medalist (1948). (b. 1914)
- 13 August - Janaki Venkataraman, 89, First Lady (1987–1992) (b. 1921)
- 16 August - Narayan Gangaram Surve, 83, poet. (b. 1926)
- 27 August - Ravindra Kelekar, 85, author, poet and activist. (b. 1925)
- 5 September - Homi Sethna, 86, nuclear scientist and chemical engineer. (b. 1924)
- 8 September - Murali, 46, Tamil actor. (b. 1964)
- 9 September - Venu Nagavally, 61, actor, screenwriter, director in Malayalam film (b. 1949)
- 12 September - Swarnalatha, 37, playback singer. (b. 1973)
- 7 October - A. Venkatachalam, 55, Indian politician
- 8 October - S. S. Chandran, 69, Indian comic actor and politician, member of the Rajya Sabha (2001–2007)
- 20 October - Parthasarathy Sharma, 62, Indian Test cricketer (1974–1977)
- 21 October - A. Ayyappan, 61, Indian poet.
- 2 November - Kalim Sharafi, 85, Indian Bengali language singer.
- 3 November - P. Lal, 81, Indian writer.
- 6 November - Siddhartha Shankar Ray, 90, Indian politician, Chief Minister of West Bengal (1972–1977), Governor of Punjab (1986–1989)
- 17 November - N. Viswanathan, 81, Indian actor
- 28 November - Mahaveer Prasad, 71, Indian politician
- 23 December - K. Karunakaran, 92, politician, former Chief Minister of Kerala. (b. 1918)
Major Public Holidays 
- 14 January - Pongal (Farmers' holiday)
- 26 January – Republic Day (National holiday)
- 12 February – Maha Shivaratri (Hindu holiday)
- 26 February – Mawlid (Muslim holiday)
- 28 February – Mahavir Jayanti (Jain holiday)
- 2 April – Good Friday (Christian holiday)
- 5 April – Easter Monday (Christian holiday)
- 28 April – Buddha Purnima (Buddhist holiday)
- 15 August – Independence Day (National holiday)
- 24 August – Raksha Bandhan (Hindu holiday)
- 2 September – Krishna Janmashtami (Hindu holiday)
- 11 September – Eid ul-Fitr (Muslim holiday)
- 2 October – Gandhi Jayanti (National holiday)
- 17 October – Vijayadashami/Dussehra (Hindu holiday)
- 5 November – Diwali (Hindu holiday)
- 21 November – Guru Nanak Jayanti (Sikh holiday)
- 17 December – Muharram (Muslim holiday)
- 25 December – Christmas (Christian holiday)
See also 
- Bollywood films of 2010
- India at the 2010 Winter Olympics
- Timeline of Indian history
- 2010 in rail transport in India
- Sydney Morning Herald
- Press Trust of India
- The Hindu
- Indian Express
- BBC news
- Hindustan Times
- (ABC) BBC
- The Hindu
- The Hindu
- The Times of India
- The Hindu
- The Times of India
- Times of India
- Times of India
- AlertNet - A Thomson Reuters Foundation Service - AlertNet
- The Hindu
- Indian Express
- Times of India
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- Kasab guilty says 26/11 verdict, 2 Indians acquitted | NDTV.com
- "Mumbai gunman sentenced to death". BBC News. 6 May 2010. Archived from the original on 3 August 2010. Retrieved 3 September 2010.
- Six civilians, two Maoists killed in Chhattisgarh - Hindustan Times
- AFP: Maoist kill eight villagers in 'revenge' attack
- Stone-pelters kill 11-day-old infant in Kashmir | NDTV.com
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- "Naxals blow up bus near Dantewada, 50 feared killed". NDTV. 17 May 2010. Retrieved 3 September 2010.
- AFP: FHockey: Court restores India's sacked federation
- Hockey battle resumes as IHF gets court lifeline - Hindustan Times
- "Plane crashes in India, 158 feared dead, 8 alive". Associated Press. 22 May 2010. Retrieved 22 May 2010.[dead link]
- Pak troops violate ceasefire, open fire at Indian post along LoC - Hindustan Times
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- "India train crash deaths pass 100". BBC News. 28 May 2010. Retrieved 3 September 2010.
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- AFP: Powerful quake rattles Indian Ocean islands
- Heavy rains claim 46 lives in MaharashtraAV-India Videos - hindustantimes.com
- "1 dead as crane crashes at Chennai airport". The Times Of India. 23 June 2010. Retrieved 3 September 2010.
- Seventeen killed in Bihar road mishap - Thaindian News
- "4 dead, 5 wounded in Kashmir fighting". CNN. 25 June 2010. Retrieved 3 September 2010.
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- Jagannath Yatra:Stampede led to death of one in Puri
- SC okays Tamil Nadu quota law
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- AFP: 60 dead in India train crash
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- "Diplomat Madhuri Gupta chargsheeted for passing secret info to ISI". The Times Of India. 20 July 2010. Retrieved 3 September 2010.
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- Clashes in Indian Kashmir Kill at Least 7
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- "Flash floods in Leh leave 103 dead, 370 injured". The Times Of India. 6 August 2010. Retrieved 3 September 2010.
- "Vessels collide, cause oil spill off Mumbai Coast". CNN. 8 August 2010. Archived from the original on 14 September 2010. Retrieved 3 September 2010.
- "India threatens to suspend Blackberry by 31 August". BBC News. 13 August 2010. Archived from the original on 8 September 2010. Retrieved 3 September 2010.
- "18 kids buried alive as rock flattens Uttarakhand school". The Times Of India. 18 August 2010. Retrieved 3 September 2010.
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- "Jnaneswari sabotage: Top Maoist leader killed in encounter". The Times Of India. 27 August 2010. Retrieved 3 September 2010.
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- "23 killed as freight train rams Gwalior Intercity". The Hindu (Chennai, India). 20 September 2010. Archived from the original on 24 September 2010. Retrieved 6 October 2010.
- CBS News http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/09/23/ap/asia/main6893713.shtml
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- "'Aadhaar', the Unique ID project goes live!". The Times Of India. 29 September 2010. Retrieved 6 October 2010.
- "India boat capsizes on Ganges, at least 36 dead". BBC News. 11 October 2010. Archived from the original on 14 October 2010. Retrieved 13 October 2010.
- 18 die as bus falls into river in Uttar Pradesh
- "India ferry disaster kills scores". BBC News. 2 November 2010. Archived from the original on 3 November 2010. Retrieved 3 November 2010.
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- (The Australian)
- Magnier, Mark (27 December 2010). "Indians in tears over skyrocketing onion prices". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 3 January 2011.
- The New Indian Express
- SS Chandran passes away - Oneindia Entertainment
- India news: Former India cricketer Parthasarthi Sharma dies | India Cricket News | ESPN Cricinfo
- "Poet A Ayyappan is dead". The Times Of India. 22 October 2010. Retrieved 1 December 2010.
- Rabindra Sangeet exponent Kalim Sharafi dead
- Professor P Lal passes away
- Former WB CM Siddhartha Shankar Ray dies - India - IBNLive
- Dore, Shalini (18 November 2010). "Indian character actor dies". Variety. Retrieved 1 December 2010.
- Former Union minister Mahavir Prasad dies - Indian Express
- January 2010 in India
- 6th International Dyke Conference, Varanasi
- March 2010 in India
- April 2010 in India
- May 2010 in India
- First Mumbai Metro