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Saturday, December 26, 2009

Edition 6: 2009 Rewind

l JULY
l Roger Federer defeats Andy Roddick to win the men's singles of the 2009 Wimbledon Championships.
l The death toll from the recent riots in Ürümqi China rises to 184
l Five people are killed and several injured in India after a bridge being constructed for the Delhi Metro collapses
l Ajmal Kasab, the only surviving gunman in the 2008 Mumbai attacks, pleads guilty in an Indian court, ending months of denials
l India and the United States sign a defence pact.
l India launches its first nuclear submarine, the INS Arihant
l Kashmiri minister Omar Abdullah resigns over claims he was involved in a sex trafficking and underage prostitution racket
l U.S. President Barack Obama arranged a meeting with police officer Sgt. James Crowley and African American public intellectual Henry Louis Gates at the White House in a bid to quell a dispute over racial profiling that arose from an altercation between the two of them.
l First Swine Flu case in Pune . Few schools closed.

l AUG
l An Indian court sentences to death three people for carrying out bombings that killed more than 50 people in Mumbai in 2003.
l Micro-blogging website Twitter is knocked offline by a distributed denial-of-service attack targetted at a Georgian blogger.
l At least 43 people are feared dead after a massive mudslide sweeps away three hamlets in northern India.
l England reclaim The Ashes with a 2-1 series win over Australia.
l The Los Angeles County coroner rules that American entertainer and musician Michael Jackson's death was a homicide caused by acute intoxication from the drug propofol.
l Chandrayaan-1 loses contact with ground control
l SEPTEMBER
l Google's Gmail service is hit by an outage affecting the "majority" of its 150 million users.
l Chief Minister of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy is confirmed dead when the wreckage of the helicopter that crashed with him on-board in southern India on Wednesday is located.
l Air India Flight 829 suffers an engine fire during pushback at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai. All 228 people on board successfully evacuate via emergency slides.
l Casualties and 25 deaths are feared in a gun battle between Maoist rebels and supporters of the ruling Communist party in the Indian state of West Bengal.
l A chimney collapse in Korba in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh leaves at least 15 workers dead and at least 50 feared trapped.
l India's Chandrayaan-1 probe discovers large amounts of water on the Moon. (Press Trust of India)
l OCTOBER
l The death toll from floods in the southern Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka rises to 269, with a further 1.5 million people homeless
l A Taliban attack on the Indian embassy in Kabul kills at least 17 and injures 83.
l U.S. president Barack Obama wins the Nobel Peace Prize “for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.
l India test fires two medium range Prithvi II missiles in the eastern state of Orissa.
l 32 people are killed in a fire at a fireworks warehouse in southern India, during the Diwali celebrations.
l At least 60 Taliban militants are killed in an ongoing offensive in South Waziristan, northwest Pakistan.
l The Microsoft operating system Windows 7 goes on retail sale worldwide.
l India tells China that the Dalai Lama is an "honoured guest" and will not be barred from visiting Arunachal Pradesh despite protests from China.
l 12 are killed by an IOC depot fire in Jaipur, Army is called.
l NOVEMBER
l 13 people die and 30 people are injured in a shooting at the Fort Hood U.S. Army base in Texas. Fort Hood is currently under lock- down.
l Cyclone Phyan hits western coast
of India, more than 60 peoples are
dead with lot of damage to
property & crobs.
l India's Supreme Court judges disclose their assets online.
l Eight children drown after a boat carrying 35 pupils capsizes in Kerala, southern India.
l At least 34 people are killed and 29 are injured when a bus falls into a gorge in Himachal Pradesh.
l World leaders mark the twentieth anniversary of the Berlin Wall's fall, with the main celebrations taking place at the Brandenburg Gate.
l Tens of thousands of people gather in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh to hear an address by the visiting Dalai Lama.
l U.S. President Barack Obama continues his first trip to China and meets with Chinese President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao
l India's main opposition BJP party condemns a leaked Liberhan Commission report that implicated opposition figures in the destruction of the Babri Mosque in 1992
l Dubai World, the state-owned real-estate and ports giant, asks for a moratorium on its 59 billion US dollars' in debt until at least May 30, 2010.
l Floods in Saudi Arabia kill around 77 people in Jeddah, Rabigh and Mecca, and a further 351 are missing in the heaviest rainfall in years.
l Tiger Woods, the world's number one golfer, is hospitalised after sustaining injuries in a car crash in Orlando, Florida, USA.
l The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2009 opens with the following issues on its agenda: discussion of climate change ahead of the December United Nations Climate Change Conference; Rwanda's admission into the Commonwealth of Nations; and Sri Lanka's bid to host the 2011 meeting.
l Mohan Rajpal of NCP first sikh
to become mayor of Pune.
l President Pratibhatai Patil becames oldest women to fly sukhoi jet.
December (up to 10th Dec.)
l Copenhagen Conference for
climate underway.
l Center approves creation of
Separate Telangana State.
l India cricket test team reaches ICC No.1ranking.

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