Listing out some of the major events unfolded during the year 2012 in India.
2 January: India-Pakistan exchange a list of their nuclear installations.
3 January: President inaugurates new SHAR Mission Control Centre.
9 January: 10th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas kicks off in Jaipur.
11 January: 42 per cent of Indian children are malnourished – Hunger and Malnutrition (HUNGaMA) report.
13 January: 50 lakh students perform Surya Namaskar in Madhya Pradesh.
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 PM, Yingluck Shinawatra is Chief Guest.
2 February: Supreme Court cancels all 122 licences given by A Raja in 2G spectrum scam.
5 February: Special CBI court dismisses Subramanian Swamy’s petition to prosecute Home Minister P.Chidambaram in 2G scam.
8 February: Three Bharatiya Janata Party Ministers caught watching objectionable video clip in Karnataka Assembly, Resigns.
11 February: Army Chief V.K.Singh withdraws petition from Supreme Court in age-controversy.; Advanced Interceptor missile is successfully test-fired.
14 February: Blast at an Israeli embassy car in Delhi.
16 February: Two fishermen, mistaken for pirates, shot dead off Kerala coast by Italian ship.
20 February: Six killed in stampede at Bhavnath temple in Junagadh district, Gujarat.
3 March: State Assembly election process comes to an end in Uttar Pradesh and Goa.
6 March: Election results for five state assemblies are announced; Samajwadi Party (Uttar Pradesh), Bhartiya Janata Party (Goa), Indian National Congress (Manipur & Uttarakhand), Shiromani Akali Dal – BJP combine (Punjab) emerge winners.
14 March: Irom Sharmila fast against AFSPA goes on for 11 years. Indian Rail Budget 2012-13 presented by Rail Minister Sh. Dinesh Trivedi.
16 March: Union Budget for 2012-13 is presented by Finance Minister Sh. Pranab Mukherjee.
18 March: Dinesh Trivedi steps down as Railways Minister after pressure from TMC.
21 March: Soumitra Chatterjee selected for Dadasaheb Phalke award for 2011.
22 March: India votes against Sri Lanka on the resolution to ‘credibly investigate’ allegations of violations during the war against Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam in 2009 in the United Nations Human Rights Council.
29 March: India hosts 4th BRICS summit at New Delhi. Heads of state of Brazil, Russia, China and
South-Africa are hosted by India.
8 April: Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari visits India on a personal visit to Ajmer Sharif.
11 April: magnitude 8.6 Mw earthquake hits Indonesia near the province of Aceh, tremors felt in Chennai and Kolkata.
12 April: 18 get life term for Ode village massacre during 2002 Gujrat riots.
17 April: RBI cuts repo rate by 50 basis points first time in three years.
18 April: Major fire in the signalling system at Kurla brings Central line and Harbour line of Mumbai Suburban Railway to a standstill and two commuters lose their lives after falling off an overcrowded local train. The loss was expected to be 17 crore (US$3.09 million) to the Central Railway.
19 April: India successfully test fires 5000 km range Agni-V ICBM.
21 April: Sukma district collector Alex Paul Menon kidnapped by Maoists in Chhattisgarh.
24 April: Two NRI kids return to Kolkata after long legal struggle with CWS Norway.
26 April: Sachin Tendulkar, Rekha and Anu Aga nominated to Rajya Sabha by the President of India. Abducted BJD MLA Jhina Hikaka released by maoists after 33 days of captivity.
1 May: More than 100 feared dead after a ferry capsizes in Brahmaputra river, Assam.
3 May: Maoists released the Sukma Collector Alex Paul Menon after 12 days of hostage
7 May: Finance Minister postpones GAAR (General Anti Avoidance Rules) implementation till 2013.
8 May: Over 100 Air India pilots go on strike.
9 May: Centre government decides to withdraw 2G review petition at the supreme court.
13 May: Indian parliament celebrates 60th anniversary.
14 May: Actress Taruni Sachdev died on the day of her 14th birthday crashed in Agni Air Flight CHT in Nepal along with her mother, who also died.
15 May: A.Raja, the prime accused in 2G scam, gets bail.
23 May: Congress led UPA-II government completes 3 years in office.
27 May: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) win the fifth edition of the Indian Premier League
31 May: Bikram Singh takes over as Indian Army Chief. 11th Indian Telly Awards were held.
1 June: Brahmeshwar Singh, chief of banned Ranvir Sena, is killed by unidentified assailants.
5 June: Sachin Tendulkar takes oath as member of Rajya Sabha.
11 June: VS Sampath takes over as new CEC.
15 June:Pranab Mukherjee is UPA candidate for President.
19 June: India pledges $10 bn to IMF for Eurozone.
22 June: Calcutta High Court strikes down Singur Land Act of Mamta Banerjee government.
26 June: 26/11 handler Abu Jundal is arrested by Delhi Police.
28 June: Surjeet Singh returns home after 30 years in Pakistan jail.
30 June – Dr. Leo Rebello attempts for the third time to contest the Presidential and Vice Presidential Elections and having been discriminated once again sends a de novo PIL for suo motu consideration of the SCI. Details in Part III of Dr. Leo’s Lens book.
30 June: 19 Maoists killed in an encounter in Chhattisgarh.
4 July: Ashok Chavan named in Adarsh chargesheet.
6 July: Disproportionate assets case against Mayawati quashed by Supreme Court.
7 July: Popular Time magazine dubs Manmohan Singh as ‘underachiever’.
12 July: Dara Singh, wrestling champion and actor, passes away.
Dara Singh as the famous Hanuman
12 July: Jagadish Shettar sworn in as new Karnataka Chief Minister.
13 July: Panel setup by PM to review GAAR.
14 July: Hamid Ansari chosen as UPA nominee for Vice President.
18 July: Rajesh Khanna, veteran Bollywood actor and director died of Liver dysfunction.
20 July: Assam Violence breaks out in Kokrajhar district and adjoining areas
22 July: Pranab Mukherjee is elected as India’s 13th President.
27 July: London olympics 2012 from July 27 to Aug 12
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
10 August: Hamid Ansari again elected as consecutively second vice-president of India after Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
11 August:Violence in Azad Maidan in Mumbai
12 August: London Olympics, India ended it with 6 medels, 2 silver and 4 bronze.
14 August: Union Minister for Science And Technology and Ex Chief Minister Of Maharashtra Vilasrao Deshmukh Passes Away.
17 August: Bulk SMS & MMS banned in India for 15 days to prevent a rumour of ensuing violence against NE people by Muslim fundamentalists
19 September: CBI makes first arrests in Assam Violence cases. 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.
October21st :Indian Filmmaker Yash Chopra died.
23rd :Indian poet and novelist Sunil Gangopadhyay died.
25th :Indian actor and comedian Jaspal Singh Bhatti died.
17 November: Indian , founder and chief of the Shiv Sena Bal Thackeray died.
21 November: Ajmal Kasab hanged on account of the 2008 Mumbai Attacks.
30 November: IK Gujral, Ex Prime Minister of India Passed away.
20th December, 2012. Narendra Modi (Chief Minister of Gujarat) wins third consecutive assembly election.
21st December, 2012 – As many believed, the world didn’t end on 12-21-2012. It was a clear mis-interpretation of the Mayan Calendar.
23rd December, 2012 – Sachin Tendulkar announced his retirement from One Day International cricket matches. An end of an era for cricket.