|| Malleswari earns India's first gold medal in Asian weightlifting championship in Beijing.
|| Kamal Hassan gets best actor award for ''Indian'' while Tabu bags best actress award for ''Maachis''.
|| Mahasweta Devi, Bengali litterateur, is recipient of this year's Ramon Magsaysay Award for journalism, literature and creative communication arts for her writings on indigenous communities.
|| Laloo Yadav resigns as Bihar Chief Minister after CBI-designated court issues an arrest warrant against him in fodder scam case. His wife, Rabri Devi, is sworn in as his successor. She becomes first woman Chief Minister of the State.