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29-September-1708

British East India Company and New East India company merged.

29-September-1725

Robert Clive, one of the founders of British empire in India and diplomat, was born.

29-September-1755

Robert Lord Clive founded the British empire in India.

29-September-1836

Chamber of Commerce and Industry was established in Madras.

29-September-1906

Chhajju Ram, social worker and teacher, was born at Manawar, Chhamb.

29-September-1907

Labour MP James Keir Hardie accuses UK of running India 'like the Czar runs Russia'.

29-September-1914

German cruiser Emden shells Madras.

29-September-1914

Japanese vessel 'Kamagata Maru' reached Baj Baj near Calcutta from Vancouver carrying Indian revolutionaries.

29-September-1930

Ramnath Baburao Kenny, cricketer (batted in 5 Tests for India in 1950's), was born in Bombay.

29-September-1932

Hamid Dalwai, Muslim social reformer, was born.

29-September-1942

The British police shot Matangini Hazra, a 72-year old woman of Tamluk town in Midnapur district, when she was leading the flag at Tamluk in August movement procession.

29-September-1959

Arati Saha successfully swam the English Channel. She was the first Asian lady to achieve the feat.

29-September-1964

1,000 people were killed as a reservoir burst.

29-September-1970

Union Carbide India Ltd in Bombay was commissioned Reclamation Plant Sewage Water of India for commercial use.

29-September-1971

Cyclone & tidal wave off Bay of Bengal kills as many as 10,000 people.

29-September-1977

India and Bangladesh signed settlement for distributing Ganga river water.

29-September-1981

Delhi-Srinagar Indian Airlines Boeing 737 flight was diverted to Lahore, Pakistan by five Khalistan activists of the Dal Khalsa International. On board there were 117 passengers out of which 66 were freed on arrival in Lahore.

29-September-1988

1988 Nobel Peace Prize for U.N. Peace-Keeping Forces.

29-September-1990

Central Government adopt a three-pronged strategy to create additional 30 lakh jobs outside the government sector over the next five years.

29-September-1991

Ustad Yunus Hussain Khan, famous singer of 'Agra Gharana', passed away.

29-September-1992

Andhra CM Janardhana Reddy resigned.

29-September-1992

Forex norms relaxed for wide range of purposes.

29-September-1992

Ramesh Krishnan and Leander Paes put India into the World round of 16 nations in the Davis Cup tennis by defeating Britain (4-1).

29-September-1993

JD, JD(A) and SJP merge to fight BJP in the assembly elections.

29-September-1993

National Human Rights Commission set up.

29-September-1994

Cable Television Regulation Ordinance issued.

29-September-1994

Gulf nations suspend Indian flights on account of plague epidemic.

29-September-1996

Water from Krishna river (AP) released for Madras.

29-September-1997

Crown Prince of Spain, Felipe de Borbon, visits India.

29-September-1997

IRS-1D, fourth Indian Remote Sensing satellite, successfully launched off by PSLV-CI, the country's first operational polar satellite launch vehicle, from Sriharikota. With this launch, India became a member of the exclusive club of nations capable of launching the heavier class of satellites.

29-September-1998

ISRO successfully launches its largest sounding rocket, Rohini (RH-560 mk, 11 total payload, 127 kg).

29-September-1999

Jaswant Singh, External Affairs Minister, meet his Pakistani counterpart Sartaj Aziz meet at the SAARC ministerial meeting.

29-September-2000

A special court convicted former Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao and his then cabinet colleague Buta Singh in the JMM MPs' bribery case. Nine others got benefit of doubt.

29-September-2000

India loses to Britain in the play off for the fifth and sixth places in the hockey match at the Sydney Olympics.

29-September-2000

Tata Ramachandra Prasad to be the next Cabinet Secretary.

29-September-2000

Nayudu award goes to former India cricket captain Lt. Col. Hemu Adhikari.

29-September-2000

The Appellate Authority of the Industrial and Financial Reconstruction stays the order of the BIFR permitting winding up of Bharat Gold Mines Limited, KGF, Karnataka.

29-September-2000

The Government raises the prices of petroleum products across- the-board while cutting import and excise duties on crude oil, diesel and motor spirit (petrol).

29-September-2000

Union Minister of State for Agriculture S.B.P.B.K. Satyanarayana Rao quits the from Cabinet.

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