2006 in India
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Events in the year 2006 in the Republic of India.
- 2 January – Rajnath Singh assumed office as Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief.
- 7–9 January – Pravasi Bharatiya Divas was organized in Hyderabad.
- 26 January – Saudi monarch King Abdullah was chief guest at Republic Day parade in New Delhi.
- 2–5 March – President of the United States, George W. Bush visited India. The United States signed a landmark nuclear deal with India pending approval from the US Congress and Indian Parliament.
- 7 March – 2006 Varanasi bombings: A terrorist attack in Varanasi killed at least 15 people and left more than 50 injured.
- 10 April – Fire at Brand India Fair at Meerut Victoria Park in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, killed 100.
- May – Medical doctors started a strike against central government decision on reservation for clarification needed] in Medical Institution. [
- 6 July – The Nathula Pass between India and China, sealed during the Sino-Indian War, re-opened for trade after 44 years.
- 11 July – 11 July 2006 Mumbai train bombings: A series of coordinated bomb attacks struck several commuter trains in Mumbai, India during the evening rush hour.
- 29 August – A 90% iron meteorite weighing 6.8 kilograms fell in Kanvarpura village in Rajasthan, near Rawatbhata, where the Rajasthan Atomic Power Station is located. It came to earth in the middle of the day and was found by two shepherds. Scientists from the Geological Survey of India rushed to the village to recover the object. The Deputy Director-General (western region) of the Geological Survey, R.S. Goyal, said that devastation on an "unimaginable scale" would have ensued had the meteorite struck the power station.
- September – The Marthandam College of Engineering and Technology was started.
- 20 November – 2006 West Bengal train disaster: A suspected terrorist attack killed five people on a train in a remote area of West Bengal.
- Sara Arjun, actress
- 3 January - Vijay Raghunath Pandharipande, physicist (born 1940).
- 3 February - Nadira, actress (born 1932).
- 25 March - Chandrakant Bakshi, author (born 1932).
- 28 March - Bansi Lal, Haryana's four time chief minister, and defence minister of India during Indian Emergency (1975 - 77) (born 1927)
- 12 April - Rajkumar, actor and singer (born 1929).
- 3 May - Pramod Mahajan, politician (born 1949).
- 5 May - Naushad Ali, musician and composer (born 1919).
- 8 July - Raja Rao, novelist and short story writer (born 1908).
- 21 August - Bismillah Khan, shehnai musician and Bharat Ratna winner (born 1916).
- 27 August - Hrishikesh Mukherjee, film director (born 1922).
- 24 September - Padmini, actress and dancer (born 1932).
- 9 October - Kanshi Ram, politician and founder of Bahujan Samaj Party (born 1934).
- 19 October- Srividya, South Indian actress (born 1953).
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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