Events, Births, and Deaths occured in year 2011

Historical Events

January 1 - India and Pakistan exchange lists of their nuke installations for 20th consecutive year under an agreement which prohibits any attack on such facilities.

January 1 - ULFA chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa comes out from jail on bail and declares his readiness for an unconditional peace dialogue with Assam Government.

January 4 - A petition is filed in Supreme Court seeking initiation of contempt proceedings against former Telecom Minister A Raja and advocate R K Chandramohan for allegedly trying to influence the then Madras HC judge Justice S. Reghupathi in a criminal case.

January 6 - Delhi Court questions CBI's decision to drop the case against Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi in the over two-decade old Bofors pay-off scam.

January 7 - Bollywood film "Impatient Vivek" directed by Rahat Kazmi starring Prasun Sharma and Sayali Bhagat was released.

January 7 - Bollywood film "No One Killed Jessica" directed by Raj Kumar Gupta starring Rani Mukherjee and Vidya Balan was released.

January 10 - India joins a select group of nations manufacturing warplanes with home-grown Light Combat Aircraft Tejas moving a step closer to its induction into the IAF after getting its Initial Operational Clearance.

January 12 - China begun issuing visas to residents of Arunachal Pradesh, over which it lays claim, but they are stapled to passports as in case of people from Jammu-Kashmir.

January 13 - A special court grants permission to CBI for reinvestigating the 2006 Malegaon blast probe case in wake of confession statements made by Swami Aseemanand linking Hindu groups to terror acts.

January 14 - Bollywood film "Turning 30!!!" directed by Alankrita Shrivastava starring Purab Kohli and Gul Panag was released.

January 14 - Bollywood film "Yamla Pagla Deewana" directed by Samir Karnik starring Dharmendra, Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol and Kulraj Randhawa was released.

January 20 - The Kerala high court asks whether or not Makara Jyoti is man-made due to debate on authenticity of the celestial light visible from Sabarimala after the stampede that killed 102 pilgrims.

January 21 - Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council unveils the first part of the draft food bill that seeks to provide legal food entitlements to 75 percent households.

January 22 - Lt Gen P K. Rath, the senior-most serving officer to be convicted for corruption, has been given a sentence of severe reprimand and two-year loss of seniority by an Army Court Martial.

January 28 - Bollywood film "Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji" directed by Madhur Bhandarkar starring Ajay Devgan, Emraan Hashmi, Omi Vaidya, Shazahn Padamsee, Shraddha Das and Shruti Haasan was released.

January 29 - India reacts sharply to the action of the US authorities to tie a tracker on Indian students duped by a California-based sham university.

February 2 - A Raja, who as telecom minister had allegedly manipulated procedures in allocation of 2G spectrum is arrested along with two officials by CBI.

February 4 - Bollywood film "Utt Pataang" directed by Srikanth V. Velagaleti starring Vinay Pathak, Mahie Gill and Mona Singh was released.

February 4 - Bollywood film "United Six" directed by Vishal Aryan Singh starring Parvathy Omanakuttan was released.

February 4 - Bollywood film "Yeh Saali Zindagi" directed by Sudhir Mishra starring Arunoday Singh, Chitrangada Singh and Irrfan Khan was released.

February 5 - Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee rules out disclosing names of those who have stashed away money in tax havens abroad but discloses that notices have been sent to 17 of 18 names of account holders in a bank in Liechtenstein.

February 9 - Parents of slain teenager Aarushi Talwar--Rajesh and Nupur--have been ordered to face trial in the murder of their daughter and servant Hemraj more than two years ago after local court rejected agency's closure report.

February 11 - Bollywood film "Patiala House" directed by Nikhil Advani starring Akshay Kumar, Anushka Sharma, Rishi Kapoor and Dimple Kapadia was released.

February 11 - Bollywood film "Angel" directed by Ganesh Acharya starring Nilesh Sahay, Maddalsa Sharma and Aruna Irani was released.

February 11 - Bollywood film "Aashiqui.in" directed by Shankhadeep starring Ishaan Manhaasta and Ankita Shrivastava was released.

February 14 - CBI brings fresh charges of forgery and cheating against former Telecom Minister A Raja and Swan Telecom promoter Shahid Usman Balwa who have been arrested in connection with 2G spectrum allocation scam case.

February 15 - Supreme Court upholds death sentence to Nithari serial killer Surinder Koli for murdering 14-year-old Rimpa Haldar, one of his first victims in the serial rape-cum-killing episode six years back.

February 18 - Bollywood film "Masti Express" directed by Vikram Pradhan starring Rajpal Yadav, Johnny Lever, Divya Dutta, Manoj Joshi, Razzak Khan and Vijay Patkar was released.

February 18 - CBI moves Supreme Court challenging an Allahabad High Court order that dropped charges of criminal conspiracy against top BJP leaders including L K Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi in the Babri Masjid demolition case.

February 18 - Bollywood film "Kaccha Limbo" directed by Sagar Ballary starring Vinay Pathak, Sarika, Rukhsar and Chinmay Kambli was released.

February 18 - Bollywood film "7 Khoon Maaf" directed by Vishal Bharadwaj starring Neil Nitin Mukesh, Priyanka Chopra, Naseeruddin Shah, John Abraham, Irrfan Khan and Konkona Sen Sharma was released.

February 20 - The birdflu outbreak in Agartala in Tripura gets confirmed to be the highly virulent H5 strain, which if transmitted to humans can be deadly.

February 21 - Bombay High Court upholds sentence of Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Amir Kasab for 26/11 Mumbai attacks.

February 22 - Prime Minister announces government's decision to set up a JPC into the 2G spectrum scam.

February 22 - 31 people are convicted and 63 others, including the main accused Maulvi Umarji, are acquitted by a special court in the 2002 Godhra train burning incident that left 59 people dead and triggered violence in Gujarat that had claimed the lives of over 1200 people.

February 23 - Former Commonwealth Games Organising Committee Secretary General Lalit Bhanot and OC Director General V K Verma arrested by the CBI in connection with alleged irregularities in the Rs 107 crore deal inked with a Swiss timing firm.

February 25 - Bollywood film "Tanu Weds Manu" directed by Anand Rai starring Madhava, Kangna Ranaut, Jimmy Shergill and Ravi Kissen was released.

February 25 - Bollywood film "Satrangee Parachute" directed by Vineet Khetrapal starring Jackie Shroff, Kay Kay Menon, Rupali Ganguly and Zakir Hussain was released.

March 1 - Eleven convicts in Godhra train burning case get death sentence while 20 others get lifers by a special court in 2002 incident.

March 4 - Bollywood film "Yeh Faasley" directed by Yogesh Mittal starring Anupam Kher and Pava Malhotra was released.

March 12 - Former CVC P.J. Thomas decides to move Supreme Court seeking review by a Constitution bench of its March 3 judgement quashing his appointment, claiming that judiciary has no right to decide his eligibility for the post without prior reference from the President.

March 15 - Suspended Commonwealth Games Organising Committee Chairman Suresh Kalmadi is questioned by the CBI for the second time in connection with alleged scams related to the conduct of the sporting event.

March 24 - Shunglu committee finds procedural violations in construction of over 1,000 flats inside CWG village by real estate developer Emmar MGF, and indicts Delhi Lt Governor Tejinder Khanna for alleged inadequacies.

March 25 - Bollywood film "Happy Husbands" directed by Anay starring Anay, Kurush Deboo, Mohit Ghai, Ahwaan and Archana was released.

March 25 - Bollywood film Monica directed by Sushen Bhatnagar starring Divya Dutta and Ashutosh Rana was released.

March 26 - The wife of Hemraj, who was killed along with teenaged girl Aarushi in Noida, moves a local court, trying the double murder case, seeking recording of her statement about a purported conversation with her husband who had talked of threat to his life and said she suspected the hands of Talwars in the killings.

March 28 - Parliament's Public Accounts Committee calls leading industrialists, including Ratan Tata and Anil Ambani, and corporate lobbyist Niira Radia to appear before the panel in connection with 2G spectrum scam.

April 1 - Bollywood film "Game" directed by Abhinay Deo starring Abhishek Bachchan, Kangana Ranaut, Sarah Jane Dias, Jimmy Shergill, Boman Irani and Anupam Kher was released.

April 1 - Bollywood film "Memories in March" directed by Sanjoy Nag starring Deepti Naval, Rituparno Ghosh and Raima Sen was released.

April 1 - Bollywood film "F.A.L.T.U" directed by Remo D’souza starring Jackky Bhagnani, Puja Gupta, Arshad Warsi and Ritesh Deshmukh was released.

April 8 - Bollywood film "Thank You" directed by Anees Bazmee starring Akshay Kumar, Bobby Deol, Sunil Shetty, Irrfan Khan, Sonam Kapoor, Celina Jaitley and Rimi Sen was released.

April 13 - China hints at reversing its 2-year-old practice of issuing stapled visas to people from Jammu-Kashmir, saying it was willing to work with India resolve issues relating to people to people exchanges.

April 15 - Bollywood film "Teen Thay Bhai" directed by Mirgdeep Singh Lamba starring Om Puri, Shreyas Talpade, Deepak Dobriyal and Ragini Khanna was released.

April 17 - The debate over an alleged CD involving eminent lawyer Shanti Bhushan intensifies with his son Prashant claiming the disc was doctored using 2006 conversations of Mulayam Singh Yadav and says he will move Supreme Court on the ground it was intended to influence judgements in 2G and Amar Singh tape cases.

April 18 - Rights activist Binayak Sen, who was in prison for about four months serving a life term for sedition and Maoists links, is released from jail three days after Supreme Court granted him bail.

April 22 - Bollywood film "Zokkomon" directed by Satyajit Bhatkal starring Darsheel Safary, Anupam Kher and Manjari Fadnis was released.

April 22 - Bollywood film "Dum Maaro Dum" directed by Rohan Sippy starring Abhishek Bachchan, Bipasha Basu, Prateik Babbar, Aditya Pancholi and Rana Daggubati was released.

April 27 - About 800 pilots from erstwhile Indian Airlines go on a strike demanding pay parity with Air India pilots and better working conditions.

April 28 - Bollywood film "Shor in the City" directed by Raj Nidimoru and Krishna Dk starring Tusshar Kapoor, Preeti Desai and Alok Chaturvedi was released.

April 29 - Bollywood film "I Am" directed by Onir starring Sanjay Suri, Radhika Apte, Shernaz Patel, Anurag Kashyap, Pooja Gandhi, Rahul Bose, Arjun Mathur, Abhimanyu Shekhar Singh, Nandita Das, Juhi Chawla, Manisha Koirala and Purab Kohli was released.

April 29 - Bollywood film "Chalo Dilli" directed by Shashant Shah starring Lara Dutta, Vinay Pathak and Akshay Kumar was released.

May 4 - Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorji Khandu, who went missing on a flight from Tawang, is dead along with four others after their helicopter crashed in bad weather in the mountains.

May 6 - Air India pilots call off their strike started 10 days earlier as Government agrees to reinstate sacked and suspended pilots and look into their demands within a time-frame.

May 6 - Bollywood film "Haunted – 3D" directed by Vikram Bhatt starring Mahakshay Chakraborty, Twinkle Bajpai and Achint Kaur was released.

May 6 - Bollywood film "Luv Ka The End" directed by Bumpy starring Shraddha Kapoor and Taaha Shah was released.

May 8 - Suspense continues over arrest of DMK MP Kanimozhi with a special court reserving for May 14 its orders on her bail application after CBI strongly objected to it saying her "complicity" in the alleged bribe given to Kalaignar TV in the 2G scam was clear.

May 11 - Rahul Gandhi is arrested and later released by Uttar Pradesh police after he slips in unnoticed in pre-dawn hours to support farmers agitating against state's land acquisition process for a expressway project.

May 13 - Bollywood film "Shagird" directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia starring Nana Patekar, Anurag Kashyap and Mohit Alawat was released.

May 13 - Bollywood film "Ragini MMS" directed by Pawan Kripalani starring Kainaz Motivala and Raj Kumar Yadav was released.

May 13 - Bollywood film "Stanley Ka Dabba" directed by Amole Gupte starring Partho ad Divya Dutta was released.

May 13 - Mamata Banerjee in West Bengal and Jayalalithaa in Tamil Nadu were victorious in the assembly elections.

May 20 - Bollywood film "404" directed by Prawaal Raman starring Rajwir Aroraa, Imaad Shah and Nishikant Kamat was released.

May 20 - Bollywood film "Pyar Ka Punchnama" directed by Luv Ranjan starring Kartikeya Tiwari, Rayo Bhakhirta, Divyendu Sharma, Sonali Sehgal, Nushrat Bharucha and Ishita Sharma was released.

May 21 - Kanimozhi, DMK MP and daughter of Karunanidhi, arrested in connection with the 2G spectrum case, is set to move Delhi High Court for bail.

May 27 - Bollywood film "Kucch Luv Jaisaa" directed by Barnali Ray Shukla starring Rahul Bose and Shefali Shah was released.

May 30 - India and Pakistan discuss demilitarisation of Siachen, a mountainous region where borderline is not demarcated.

June 3 - Bollywood film "Ready" directed by Anees Bazmee starring Salman Khan, Asin, Paresh Rawal, Mahesh Manjrekar, Sanjay Dutt, Ajay Devgun, Kangna Ranaut, Zarine Khan, Chunky Pandey and Arbaaz Khan was released.

June 10 - Bollywood film "Shaitan" directed by Bijoy Nambiar starring Rajeev Khandelwal and Kalki Koechlin was released.

June 11 - A senior journalist of English tabloid Mid-Day, was shot dead in broad daylight by four unidentified bike-borne persons in suburban Powai.

June 17 - Bollywood film "Always Kabhi Kabhi" directed by Roshan Abbas starring Ali Fazal, Giselli Monteiro, Zoa Morani, Satyajeet Duby, Satish Shah and Lilette Dubey was released.

June 17 - Bollywood film "Bheja Fry 2" directed by Sagar Ballary starring Vinay Pathak, Minissha Lamba, Kay Kay Menon and Amole Gupte was released.

June 17 - Bollywood film "Bin Bulaye Baraati" directed by Chandrakant Singh starring Rati Agnihotri, Gulshan Grover, Manoj Joshi, Shakti Kapoor, Priyanka Kothari, Johnny Lever, Sanjay Mishra, Om Puri, Vijay Raaz and Aftab Shivdasani was released.

June 17 - Bollywood film "Bhindi Baazaar Inc." directed by Ankush Bhatt starring Kay Kay Menon, Piyush Mishra, Deepti Naval, Prashant Narayanan and Shilpa Shukla was released.

June 24 - Bollywood film Double Dhamaal directed by Indra Kumar starring Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi, Javed Jaffrey, Riteish Deshmukh, Aashish Chaudhary, Mallika Sherawat and Kangna Ranaut was released.

July 1 - Bollywood film "Bbuddah… Hoga Terra Baap" directed by Puri Jagannadh starring Amitabh Bachchan, Charmy Kaur, Raveena Tandon, Hema Malini, Prakash Raj, Sonu Sood and Sonal Chauhan was released.

July 1 - Kannada actress Maria Susairaj gets a maximum three years of imprisonment and her boyfriend and former Navy officer Emile Jerome gets 10 years of jail in the killing of Neeraj Grover.

July 1 - Bollywood film "Delhi Belly" directed by Abhinay Deo starring Imran Khan, Shenaz Treasurywala, Poorna Jagannathan, Rahul Pendkalkar, Vir Das and Vijay Raaz was released.

July 8 - Bollywood film "Murder 2" directed by Mohit Suri starring Emraan Hashmi, Jacqueline Fernandez and Prashant Narayanan was released.

July 8 - Bollywood film "Chillar Party" directed by Vikas Bahl and Nitesh Tiwari starring Irrfan Khan, Sanath Menon, Rohan Grover, Naman Jain, Aarav Khanna and Vishesh Tiwari was released.

July 10 - At least 38 passengers were killed and about 210 injured as 15 bogies of a Kalka Mail derailed near Fatehpur in Uttar Pradesh.

July 15 - Bollywood film "Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara" directed by Zoya Akhtar starring Hrithik Roshan, Katrina Kaif, Naseeruddin Shah, Abhay Deol, Farha Akhtar and Kalki Koechlin was released.

July 22 - The Enforcement Directorate issues a showcause notice to BCCI and suspends IPL commissioner Lalit Modi for transfer of Rs 90 crore to United Kingdom in connection with its probe in the alleged financial irregularities in Indian Premier League tournament.

July 22 - Bollywood film Singham directed by Rohit Shetty starring Ajay Devgan, Kajal Aggarwal and Prakash Raj was released.

July 29 - Bollywood film "Gandhi to Hitler" directed by Rakesh Ranjan Kumar starring Neha Dhupia and Raghubir Yadav was released.

July 29 - Bollywood film "Bubble Gum" directed by Sanjivan Lal starring Sohail Lakhani, Apurva Arora, Sanchin Khedekar and Tanvi Azmi was released.

July 29 - Bollywood film Khap directed by Ajai Sinha starring Om Puri, Govind Namdeo, Manoj Pahwa, Yuvika Chaudhary and Mohnish Bahl was released.

July 31 - Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa resigned to his post and favoured sitting Lok Sabha MP D.V. Sadananda Gowda as his successor.

August 4 - Lok Sabha MP D.V. Sadananda Gowda sworn as Chief Minister of Karnataka succeeding B.S. Yeddyurappa.

August 5 - Bollywood film "I Am Kalam" directed by Nila Madhab Panda starring Harsh Mayar and Gulshan Grover was released.

August 5 - Bollywood film "Warning" directed by Karan Razdan starring Jannat Zubair Rahmani, Atul Kulkarni, Rituparna Sengupta, Anupam Kher, Satish Kaushik and Ila Arun was released.

August 5 - Bollywood film "Chala Mussaddi… Office Office" directed by Rajiv Mehra starring Pankaj Kapoor, Deven Bhojani, Manoj Pahwa, Sanjay Mishra, Hemant Pandey, Asawari Joshi, Gaurav Kapoor, Farida Jalal and Makrand Deshpande was released.

August 5 - Bollywood film "Milta Hai Chance By Chance" directed by Ramesh Modi starring Gracy Singh, Aslam Khan, Vishal Kaushik, Sana Govi, Reshma Modi and Mahesh Thakur was released.

August 12 - Bollywood film "Aarakshan" directed by Prakash Jha starring Amitabh Bachchan, Saif Ali Khan, Manoj Bajpai, Deepika Padukone and Prateik Babbar was released.

August 12 - Bollywood film "Phhir" directed by Girish Dhamija starring Rajneesh Duggal, Adah Sharma and Roshni Chopra was released.

August 12 - President Pratibha Patil rejects the clemency petitions of three killers of Rajiv Gandhi whose death sentences were confirmed by the Supreme Court in 2000.

August 19 - Bollywood film "Sahi Dhandhe Galat Bande" directed by Parvin Dabas starring Parvin Dabas, Sharat Saxena, Vansh Bharadwaj, Anupam Kher, Ashish Nayyar and Kuldip Ruhil was released.

August 19 - Bollywood film "Chatur Singh Two Star" directed by Ajay Chandok starring Sanjay Dutt, Ameesha Patel and Suresh Menon was released.

August 19 - Bollywood film "Not A Love Story" directed by Ram Gopal Varma starring Mahie Gill, Deepak Dobriyal, Ajay Gehi and Urmila Matondkar was released.

August 28 - Anna Hazare breaks 12-day-old fast declaring that poll reforms will be top of his agenda next so that corruption can come down.

August 31 - Bengali film Chitrangada directed by Rituparno Ghosh starring Rituparno Ghosh, Jishu Sengupta, Raima Sen and Dipankar Dey was released.

August 31 - Bollywood film "Mummy Punjabi" directed by Pammi Somal starring Kirron Kher, Jackie Shroff and Divya Dutta was released.

August 31 - Bollywood film "Bodyguard" directed by Siddique starring Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor and Hazel Keech was released.

September 2 - Bollywood film "That Girl in Yellow Boots" directed by Anurag Kashyap starring Kalki Koechlin and Naseeruddin Shah was released.

September 5 - India and Bangladesh sign a pact to end their 40-year border demarcation dispute.

September 5 - Land Acquisition Bill, which provides for enhanced compensation to land owners and other benefits, was approved by Union Cabinet.

September 6 - Member of Parliament Amar Singh is arrested and put in Tihar Jail in cash-for-vote scam after he made an appearance in a local court within hours of claiming to be ill.

September 7 - A briefcase bomb explodes in the crowded reception area in the Delhi High Court killing 11 people and injuring 76 in a major terror attack.

September 9 - Bollywood film "Mere Brother Ki Dulhan" directed by Ali Abbas Zafar starring Imran Khan, Katrina Kaif, Ali Zafar and Tara D’Souza was released.

September 12 - Supreme Court declines to pass any order on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's alleged inaction to contain riots in 2002 and leaves it to the trial court to decide course of action against him on basis of SIT report.

September 16 - Bollywood film Rivaaz directed by Ashok Nanda starring Deepti Naval, Reema Lagoo and Meghna Naidu was released.

September 18 - A powerful earthquake of 6.8 magnitude hit Sikkim and several areas in the eastern part of India and Nepal causing 18 dead and more than 100 injured and also causing damage to buildings and roads.

September 23 - Bollywood film Speedy Singhs directed by Robert Lieberman starring Anupam Kher, Gurpreet Guggi and Vinay Virmani was released.

September 23 - Bollywood film Mausam directed by Pankaj Kapoor starring Shahid Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor and Anupam Kher was released.

September 23 - Bollywood film "U R My Jaan" directed by Aron Govil starring Mikaal Zulfikaar, Priti Soni and Aman Verma was released.

September 27 - India successfully test fired nuclear capable Agni-II ballistic missile with a strike range of 2,000 km from Wheeler Island off Orissa coast.

September 30 - Bollywood film "Tere Mere Phere" directed by Deepa Sahi starring Vinay Pathak, Riya Sen, Jagrat Desai and Sasha Goradia was released.

September 30 - Bollywood film "Chargesheet" directed by Dev Anand starring Dev Anand, Jackie Shroff, Naseeruddin Shah and Divya Dutta was released.

September 30 - Bollywood film "Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster" directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia starring Jimmy Shergill, Mahie Gill and Randeep Hooda was released.

September 30 - Bollywood film "Na Jaane Kabse Hum Hi" directed by Pammi Somal starring Garry Gill, Amrita Prakash, Sharat Saxena, Gurpreet Ghuggi, Lilette Dubey and Javed Sheikh was released.

September 30 - Bollywood film "Hum Tum Shabana" directed by Sagar Ballary starring Tusshar Kapoor, Shreyas Talpade and Minnisha Lamba was released.

October 6 - Bollywood film "Rascals" directed by David Dhawan starring Sanjay Dutt, Ajay Devgun, Arjun Rampal and Kangna Ranaut was released.

October 7 - Bollywood film "My Friend Pinto" directed by Raghav Dar starring Prateik Babbar, Kalki Koechlin, Manisha Koirala, Naseeruddin Shah ad Shrui Seth was released.

October 7 - Bollywood film "Love Breakups Zindagi" directed by Sahil Sangha starring Zayed Khan and Dia Mirza was released.

October 7 - Bollywood film "Mujhse Friendship Karoge" directed by Kapur Ashtana starring Saqib Saleem, Saba Azad, Nishant Dahiya and Tara D’Souza was released.

October 16 - Rajasthan Minister Mahipal Maderna, suspected to be involved in the case of disappearance of nurse Bhanwari Devi, is sacked by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.

October 26 - Bollywood film "Ra.One" directed by Anubhav Sinha starring Shahrukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Arjun Rampal and Shahana Goswami was released.

October 27 - Bollywood film "Damadamm!" directed by Swapna Waghmare starring Himesh Reshammiya, Purbi Joshi and Sonal Sehgal was released.

October 27 - Bollywood film "Tell Me O Kkhuda" directed by Mayur Puri and Hema Malini starring Esha Deol, Vinod Khanna, Rishi Kapoor, Arjan Bajwa and Dharmendra was released.

November 4 - Bollywood film Loot directed by Rajneesh Thakur starring Govinda, Suniel Shetty, Javed Jaffrey, Shweta Bhardwaj, Hansika Motwani and Mahakshay Chakraborty was released.

November 4 - Bollywood film "Miley Naa Miley Hum" directed by Tanveer Khan starring Chirag Paswan, Kangna Ranaut, Kabir Bedi and Poonam Dhillon was released.

November 5 - Former Telecom Minister Sukh Ram, is sentenced to five years imprisonment by a Delhi court in a 1996 corruption case and arrested and sent to Tihar jail.

November 11 - Bollywood film "Rockstar" directed by Imtiaz Ali starring Ranbir Kapoor, Nargis Fadnis and Shammi Kapoor was released.

November 18 - Bollywood film "Shakal Pe Mat Ja" directed by Shubh Mukherjee starring Shubh Mukherje, Pratik Katare, Saurabh Shukla, Raghuveer Yadav, Aamna Shariff and Zakir Hussain was released.

November 25 - Maoists top leader Kishenji is killed in gunbattle with security forces in a forest in West Midnapore district of West Bengal.

November 28 - United Naga Council lifts its 100-day economic blockade on the Manipur side of two national highways without any condition but with a caveat that agitation would be re-launched if the government did not make an alternative arrangement for Nagas in the state.

December 2 - Bollywood film "The Dirty Picture" directed by Milan Luthria starring Vidya Balan, Naseeruddin Shah, Tusshar Kapoor and Emraan Hashmi was released.

December 9 - Bollywood film "Ladies vs Ricky Bahl" directed by Maneesh Sharma starring Ranveer Singh, Anushka Sharma, Parineeta Chopra, Dipannita Sharma and Aditi Sharma was released.

December 9 - RLD, with five members in Lok Sabha, formally joins the UPA.

December 23 - Bollywood film "Don2: The Chase Continues" directed by Farhan Akhtar starring Shahrukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Lara Dutta, Boman Irani, Allyn Khan, Kunal Kapoor and Om Puri was released.

Famous Births

January 21 - Bollywood film "Dhobi Ghat" directed by Kiran Rao starring Prateik Babbar, Aamir Khan and Monica Dogra was released.

January 21 - Bollywood film "Hostel" directed by Manish Gupta starring Vatsal Sheth, Tulip Joshi and Mukesh Tiwari was released.

April 27 - Harvard scholar Lobsang Sangay is elected Prime Minister of Tibetan Government-in-Exile and would take over the political duties relinquished by spiritual leader the Dalai Lama.

August 26 - Bollywood film "Chitkabrey – Shades of Grey" directed by Suneet Arora starring Ravi Kissen, Rahul Singh, Rajesh Shringapure, Sanjay Swaraj, Akshay Singh, Bobby Vats and Divya Dwivedi was released.

August 26 - Bollywood film "Shabri" directed by Lalit Marathe starring Eesha Koppikhar was released.

August 26 - Bollywood film "Yeh Dooriyan" directed by Deepshika starring Deepshika and Kaishav Arora was released.

November 25 - Bollywood film "Desi Boyz" directed by Rohit Dhawan starring Akshay Kumar, John Abraham, Deepika Padukone, Chitrangada Singh and Omi Vaidya was released.

December 16 - Bollywood film "Jo Hum Chahein" directed by Pawan Gill starring Sunny Gill, Simran Mundi, Alyyn Khan, Achint Kaur and Yuri Suri was released.

Famous Deaths

January 10 - Vivek Shauq was died in Mumbai at the age of 47. He was a noted actor, comedian, writer and singer. He had acted in Hindi and Punjabi films, television serials, theatre and television commercials.

January 24 - Bhimsen Gururaj Joshi died at the age of 88 in Pune. He was a famous singer in the Hindustani classical tradition. He was a member of the Kirana Gharana and famous for bhajans and abhangs. He received Sangeet Natak Academy Award, Padma Shri, Padma Bushan, Padma Vibushan, and Bharat Ratna.

February 23 - Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi (Nirmala Srivastava) died. She was the founder of Sahaja Yoga, a meditation technique and new religious movement. Sahaja Yoga is practiced and taught for free in over 140 countries.

April 24 - Sri Sathya Sai Baba (born as Sathyanarayana Raju) died in Puttaparthi, Andhra Pradesh at the age of 84. He was a spiritual guru. He claimed to be the reincarnation of Sai Baba of Shirdi. He had ashrams in 126 countries and also ran a network of hospitals, clinics and schools that were often free.

June 9 - MF Husain (Maqbool Fida Husain) died at the age of 95 in London, England. He was a prominent painter. He also directed films. He received Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan, and Padma Vibhushan.

August 14 - Shammi Kapoor (Shamsher Raj Prithviraj Kapoor) died at the age of 79 in Mumbai. He was a prominent Bollywood hero and director. He is the younger brother of another prominent Bollywood hero Raj Kapoor.

September 22 - Mansoor Ali Khan (Mansur Ali Khan or M. A. K. Pataudi) was died in New Delhi at the age of 70. He was a cricketer and former captain of the Indian cricket team. He was the ninth Nawab of Pataudi until 1971 when India abolished royal entitlements. Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan is his son.

November 9 - Har Gobind Khorana was died at the age of 89 in Concord, Massachusetts, U.S. He was a biochemist who shared the 1968 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine with two others.

December 3 - Dev Anand (Dharam Dev Pishorimal Anand) died at the age of 88 in London. He was legendary Bollywood film actor, writer, director and producer. He received Padma Bhushan and Dadasaheb Phalke Award.

December 26 - Former Chief Minister of Karnataka Sarekoppa Bangarappa was died in Bangalore at the age of 79.

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