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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Edition 5; Important Events in 2009

January 2009 : At least five people die and more than 50 are injured in serial bombings in Guwahati, India.
A nightclub fire in Bangkok, Thailand, kills 61 people and injures more than 200.
A suicide bombing outside a Shia shrine in northern Baghdad, Iraq, kills at least 40 people and wounds 72.
India faces a major shortage of petroleum products as a strike by employees of the Indian Oil Corporation and 14 other PSUs enters its third day.
A boat carrying eight Somali pirates from the freed supertanker MV Sirius Star capsizes in the Gulf of Aden, causing the deaths of five and the loss of their portion of US$3 million in ransom.
The International Year of Astronomy's opening ceremony is held at UNESCO headquarters in Paris
At least 111 people are killed and 200 injured in Molo, Kenya, after an oil spill ignites
FEB 2009 : The Armed Forces claim to have captured an underground bunker used by the Tamil Tigers.
The United States, European Union, Japan, and Norway urge the Tigers to cease fighting and negotiate with the government.
At least 52 Tamil civilians are killed in recent combat.
Muttiah Muralitharan of Sri Lanka's national cricket team becomes the highest wicket-taker in One Day Internationals with 503
Bushfires in Victoria kill at least 201 people.
Zimbabwe's dollar depreciates and its cholera epidemic has killed more than 3,000 people.
Indian businessman Moninder Singh Pandher and his servant, Surender Koli, are convicted of murder.
A passenger train derails in Bhuba-neswar, Orissa, India, killing at least 15 people and injuring 150 others.
U.S. President Obama signs the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 in Denver, Colorado.
The Taliban and Pakistan agree to a permanent ceasefire in the war in North-West Frontier Province.
The Bangladesh Rifles mutiny in Dhaka, killing one person and injuring eight.
Former Indian Communications Minister Sukhram is jailed for three years for corruption.
MARCH : Seven Sri Lankan cricket players are wounded and six policemen killed in shootings near Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, Pakistan.
A suicide attack kills at least 28 people and injures 57 others in Baghdad.
An American drone aircraft's missiles kill at least 12 people in Pakistan's Kurram Valley.
India's Board of Control for Cricket will relocate the 2009 Premier League outside the country.
India and Pakistan exchange gunfire at the Line of Control.
England defeats New Zealand to win the Women's Cricket World Cup.
A stampede kills 22 people and injures at least 130 during a 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying match in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.
At least 18 people are killed and 95 injured in a Taliban attack on a police academy in Lahore, Pakistan.
APRIL : Five thousand people protest in London as the G-20 begins its summit.
Fourteen people die and 26 are injured during a shooting at the American Civic Association in Binghamton, New York.
At least 207 people are killed and 1,500 injured during a 6.3-magnitude earthquake near L'Aquila, Italy.
The Naxalite movement releases 500 hostages from a hijacked train in Latehar, India.
India's general election begins its second of five phases.
Swine influenza kills at least 68 people and infects at least 1,000 more in Mexico.
The Armed Forces kill more than 50 Taliban militants while capturing Daggar, Buner Valley.
MAY : The Pakistani Army kills approximately 60 Taliban militants during Operation Black Thunder
Nepalese Prime Minister Prachanda resigns.
H1N1 influenza kills a third United States citizen and spreads to Australia and Japan.
Tata Motors intends to raise £1 billion to sustain Jaguar Land Rover.
India and Turkey confirm their first cases of (A)H1N1 influenza.
Sri Lanka's government declares an end to its civil war with the Tamil Tigers.
The Naxalites kills 16 police officers near Nagpur, Maharashtra, India.
Manmohan Singh is inaugurated for his second term as Prime Minister of India.
The Deccan Chargers defeat the Royal Challengers Bangalore to win the Indian Premier League.
One person is killed and 15 others are injured during a clash in a Sikh temple in Vienna, Austria.
An air raid on a people-smuggling convoy in Sudan in January killed 119 people.
A suicide attack kills at least 35 people and injures 250 more in Lahore, Pakistan.
JUNE 2009 : Air France Flight 447 disappears over the Atlantic Ocean, near Brazil.
Indian Member of Parliament Meira Kumar becomes the first female Speaker of the House of the People.
The President of the United States, Barack Obama, addresses the Muslim world in Cairo, Egypt.
Indians in Australia allege more attacks against them in Sydney.
2009 swine flu outbreak: World Health Organisation Director-General Margaret Chan believes "on the surface of it" that a pandemic has been reached.
Air France Flight 447 41 bodies have thus far been recovered.
Iran goes to the polls for its presidential election.
India, the defending champions and favorites at the 2009 ICC World Twenty20, are defeated by England.
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh meets with Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari.
The Pakistan Cricket Team wins the 2009 ICC World Twenty20 world cup after a hard match against Sri Lanka at Lord's Cricket Ground in London, England.
Bernard Madoff is sentenced to 150 years in prison for investment fraud.
The Taliban scraps the truce offered in February by the Pakistani government, killing approximately 30 Pakistani soldiers shortly after making the announcement.
King of Pop music Michael Jackson dead.
To be Continued.....

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