2012 in India

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This a list of events in India in the year 2012.

Incumbents[edit]

Photo Post Name
PratibhaIndia.jpg President of India Pratibha Patil (till 25 July)
Pranab Mukherjee-World Economic Forum Annual Meeting Davos 2009 crop(2).jpg Pranab Mukherjee (from 25 July)
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in WEF ,2009.jpg Prime Minister of India Flag of the Indian National Congress.svg Dr. Manmohan Singh

Events[edit]

January[edit]

  • 11 January: 42% of Indian children are malnourished – Hunger and Malnutrition (Hungama) report.
  • 13 January: 5 million students perform Surya namaskar in MP.
  • 19 January: Delhi High Court grants bail for Suresh Kalmadi in Commonwealth Games Scam.
  • 26 January: Nation displays military might on 63rd Republic Day;Thailand prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, chief guest of India's 63rd Republic Day celebrations.

February[edit]

  • 16 February: Two fishermen, mistaken for pirates, shot dead off Kerala coast by Italian ship.[9]

March[edit]

  • 29 March: India hosts 4th BRICS summit at New Delhi. Heads of state of Brazil, Russia, China and South-Africa are hosted by India.[16]

April[edit]

  • 19 April: India successfully test fires 5000 km range Agni-V ICBM.[23]

May[edit]

  • 3 May: Maoists released the Sukma Collector Alex Paul Menon after 12 days of hostage[29]
  • 7 May: Finance Minister postpones GAAR (General Anti Avoidance Rules) implementation till 2013.[30]
  • 23 May: Congress led UPA-II government completes 3 years in office.[35]

June[edit]

  • 28 June: Surjeet Singh returns home after 30 years in Pakistan jail.[45]

July[edit]

  • 13 July: Panel setup by PM to review GAAR.[50]
  • 27 July: London olympics 2012 from 27 July to 12 Aug

August[edit]

  • 8 August: Incident of violence against North-Eastern people in Pune as repercussion of Assam Violence following which exodus of thousands of North-Eastern people from Bangalore due to a rumour circulated among them through SMS & MMS that they would be attacked after Eid
  • 12 August: London Olympics, This was India's most successful Olympics in terms of total medal tally, having won a total of 6 medals (0 gold, 2 silver and 4 bronze)
  • 17 August: Bulk SMS & MMS banned in India for 15 days to prevent a rumour of ensuing violence against NE people by Muslim fundamentalists

September[edit]

  • 19 September: CBI makes first arrests in Assam Violence cases.[53] Mohammed Hashem Ali, Mohammed Adom Ali Sheikh, Mohammed Hashim Ali Rehman, Mohammed Qurban Ali Sheikh, Mohammed Imran Hussain were arrested after detailed questioning by agency sleuths.

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

  • 16 December: A female physiotherapy student was beaten and gang raped in Delhi, when the victim and a male companion boarded a bus in South Delhi in the evening, after watching a movie. The incident created huge outrage across the country and forced the Government of India to react and work on safety for women. Public protests took place in Delhi, where thousands of protesters clashed with police, and other force units.
  • 20 December: Narendra Modi (Chief Minister of Gujarat) wins third consecutive assembly election. Virbahdra Singh wins election in Himachal Pradesh[54]

Cinema[edit]

Bengali[edit]

Bollywood[edit]

Malayalam[edit]

Marathi[edit]

Ollywood[edit]

Sandwood[edit]

Tamil[edit]

Tollywood[edit]

Sports[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

  • 4 March: Women Kabaddi Team wins first edition of World Cup Kabaddi Title.[57]
  • 10 March: Rahul Dravid retires from international cricket after a spectacular career lasting 16 years.[59]
  • 25 March: M.C. Mary Kom and Sarita win Gold Medals in the Asian Women's Boxing Championship.[62]

April[edit]

  • 12 April: Shiva Thapa became the Youngest Indian Boxer to qualify for Olympics.[63]

May[edit]

  • 5 May:
    • Deepika Kumari (Archery) wins first World Cup title in individual recurve gold.[65]
    • Indian Women Squash Team wins Asian Squash Championship.[66]
  • 8 May: Indian Athletes win Four Gold, One Silver and Four Bronze Medals at Asian Grand Prix.[67]

June[edit]

  • 17 June: Tejaswini Mule won Silver medal at International Junior Shooting Championship.[73]

July[edit]

August[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

  • Sachin Tendulkar announced his retirement from ODIs on 23 December. He had so far played 463 ODIs in all, scoring 18,426 runs, which includes 49 centuries and 96 half centuries.[77]

Deaths[edit]

January – August[edit]

  • 9 March – Joy Mukherjee, 73, actor and director in Hindi films
  • 15 March – Falak, 2, baby murder victim (born 2010)
  • 28 March – T. Damodaran, 77, screenwriter in Malayalam cinema

September – December[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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