2005 in India

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Events in the year 2005 in the Republic of India.


Photo Post Name
India President A.P.J Abdul Kalam
India Vice President Bhairon Singh Shekhawat
India Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
India Chief Justice Ramesh Chandra Lahoti until 1 November, succeeded by Yogesh Kumar Sabharwal


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India Arunachal Pradesh Shilendra Kumar Singh
India Assam
India Bihar
India Chhattisgarh
India Goa
India Gujarat
India Haryana
India Himachal Pradesh
India Jammu and Kashmir
India Jharkhand
India Karnataka
India Kerala
India Madhya Pradesh
India Maharashtra
India Manipur
India Meghalaya
India Mizoram
India Nagaland
India Odisha
India Punjab
India Rajasthan
India Sikkim
India Tamil Nadu
India Tripura
India Uttar Pradesh
India West Bengal


  • 10 March – TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) slashes tariffs for international bandwidth prices by up to 70% with effect from 1 April.
  • 16 March – Ripudaman Singh Malik and Ajaib Singh Bagri, accused of the bombing of Air India Flight 182 in 1985, are found not guilty on all counts.
  • 25 April – The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission in a landmark judgement rules that hospitals are duty bound to accept accident victims, that patients in critical condition and that doctors cannot first demand fees before agreeing to treat the patient and that a relative's consent is not necessary if there is no family member present at the time.
  • 21 May – International Direct Dialling to countries in the Gulf, the SAARC region, Saudi Arabia, Africa, Australia and New Zealand will cost Rs.12 a minute, down by 33%.
  • 26 July – Mumbai and the Mumbai Conurbation area is submerged in 5–7 ft. of water due to heavy rains, making nearby dams release water causing a massive flood, which virtually stops the financial capital of India for 4–5 days.
  • 30 August – Removal of License Requirements for Exports of Controlled Items to India, Federal Register.
  • September – A high-level United States defence team for the first time gives a classified detailed briefing to Indian officials on the patriot PAC-III anti-missile system, its capabilities against weapons of mass destruction and on the sensitive technologies of the F-18/A hornet and F-16 fighter jets.
  • 18 September – A meiden domestic regular flight operation on SpiceJet.[citation needed]
  • 29 October – A train in Andhra Pradesh, derails, killing at least 77 people.
  • 29 October – At least 61 people are dead and many others wounded in three powerful blasts in Delhi (See 29 October 2005 Delhi bombings for full details).
  • 21 November - An Indian social worker, Junned Khan, and his ngo, pratham society for vulnerable children, with the help of Delhi Police and Delhi Labour Department, rescued 487 trafficked child labour from illegal factories of North shahadara area in Eastern part of Delhi. https://www.news24.com/news24/500-children-rescued-in-india-20051122
  • 22 November – Nitish Kumar defeated Rashtriya Janata Dal in the Bihar state election.
  • 29 December – Firing, possibly a terrorist attack, at IISC, Bangalore campus.


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