2005 in India

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Events in the year 2005 in the Republic of India.


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


Post Name
India Andhra Pradesh Sushilkumar Shinde
India Arunachal Pradesh Shilendra Kumar Singh
India Assam Ajai Singh
India Bihar Buta Singh
India Chhattisgarh Krishna Mohan Seth
India Goa S. C. Jamir
India Gujarat Nawal Kishore Sharma
India Haryana Akhlaqur Rahman Kidwai
India Himachal Pradesh Vishnu Sadashiv Kokje
India Jammu and Kashmir Syed Sibtey Razi
India Jharkhand S. K. Sinha
India Karnataka T. N. Chaturvedi
India Kerala R. L. Bhatia
India Madhya Pradesh Balram Jakhar
India Maharashtra S.M. Krishna
India Manipur Shivinder Singh Sidhu
India Meghalaya M.M. Jacob
India Mizoram Amolak Rattan Kohli
India Nagaland Shyamal Datta
India Odisha Rameshwar Thakur
India Punjab Sunith Francis Rodrigues
India Rajasthan Pratibha Patil
India Sikkim V. Rama Rao
India Tamil Nadu Surjit Singh Barnala
India Tripura Dinesh Nandan Sahay
India Uttar Pradesh T. V. Rajeswar
India Uttarakhand Sudarshan Agarwal
India West Bengal Gopalkrishna Gandhi


  • National income - 36,321,247 million
  • Kerala State Horticulture Mission is founded.[1]
  • 10 January – The Delhi High Court says that a "high claim ratio" cannot be grounds to turn down medical insurance contract renewal requests. The court said that medical policies were liable to be renewed on the same terms and conditions as the old ones. However, insurance companies could load the premium to a limited extent if high payments were sought by a consumer.
  • 23 January – In line with the suggestions of the Supreme Court, the Election Commission asks the chief electoral officers of Bihar, Jharkhand and Haryana to do videography of proceedings inside polling stations without violating the secrecy of vote.
  • 25 January – A stampede at the Mandher Devi temple, Satara district during a religious pilgrimage in India kills at least 215, mostly women and children.[2]
  • 29 January – The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government in Goa headed by Manohar Parrikar is reduced to a minority after four BJP MLAs resign from the 40-member house. While the Indian National Congress has staked its claim to form the new government, Parrikar has said he will prove his majority.
  • 29 January – Former BJP president Venkaiah Naidu's helicopter is set on fire by suspected Maoists during his campaign tour of Gaya, Bihar. Naidu escapes unhurt.
  • 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%.
  • 24 May – The maiden domestic flight operation of SpiceJet in New DelhiMumbai route.[3]
  • 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.
  • 9 September – A group of Lashkar-e-Taiba sympathizers hijacked and burnt a Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation bus near Kalamassery, Kerala in retaliation to long detention of Abdul Nazer Mahdani at Coimbatore Jail.[4]
  • 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.[5]
  • 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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  1. ^ Official Web Site: State Horticulture Mission Kerala [http://nhm.nic.in/ National Horticulture Mission of India
  2. ^ "Crushed by the crowd". Frontline. Retrieved 22 January 2022.
  3. ^ "SpiceJet Ltd". Business Standard India. Retrieved 22 January 2022.
  4. ^ "2005 Kalamassery bus burning case: Fourth accused deported from Saudi Arabia, arrested in Delhi". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 22 January 2022.
  5. ^ "500 children rescued in India". News24. Retrieved 22 January 2022.