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2014 in India

See also: List of years in India
Timeline of Indian history

Events in the year 2014 in the Republic of India.


Photo Post Name
President Pranab Mukherjee
Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh (till Indian general election, 2014)
Narendra Modi (from 26 May 2014)


General Elections

2014 Indian General Elections
Details UPA NDA Others
Won/Lost Lost Won N.A
Prime Minister Candidate Rahul Gandhi Narendra Modi N.A
Photo N.A
Party Indian National Congress Bharatiya Janata Party N.A
Party Flag N.A
Alliance United Progressive Alliance National Democratic Alliance N.A
Last Results 228 137 178
Increment Required Increase44 Increase135 Increase94
2014 Results 59

(INC 44)


(BJP 282)

Difference (Between 2009 and 2014) Decrease169 Increase199 Decrease30

State Elections

2014 state elections in India
State Preceding Party Preceding Chief Minister New elected party New Chef Minister Competitors Reports
Andhra Pradesh Andhara Pradesh (Seemandhra) President's rule E. S. L. Narasimhan (Governor) Telugu Desam Party N. Chandrababu Naidu Indian National Congress

Telugu Desam Party
YSR Congress Party

Telangana Telangana Rashtra Samiti Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao Indian National Congress

Telugu Desam Party
Telangana Rashtra Samiti

Arunachal Pradesh Indian National Congress Nabam Tuki Indian National Congress Indian National Congress

People's Party of Arunachal
Bhartiya Janata Party

Delhi (Union Territory) Aam Aadmi Party Najeeb Jung (Lieutenant Governor)
Haryana United Progressive Alliance Bhupinder Singh Hooda United Progressive Alliance

Indian National Lok Dal
National Democratic Alliance
Aam Aadmi Party

Jammu and Kashmir Jammu & Kashmir National Conference Omar Abdullah
Maharashtra Democratic Front Prithviraj Chavan Democratic Front

National Democratic Alliance
Maharashtra Navnirman Sena
Aam Aadmi Party

Odisha Biju Janata Dal Naveen Patnaik Biju Janata Dal Naveen Patnaik Biju Janata Dal

Indian National Congress
Bhartiya Janata Party

Sikkim Sikkim Democratic Front Pawan Chamling Sikkim Democratic Front Pawan Chamling Sikkim Democratic Front

Sikkim Krantikari Morcha




  • 4 January - An under-construction building collapsed killing 30 construction workers in Goa.[1]
  • 5 January - GSAT-14 launched from Sriharikota using GSLV-D5 launch vehicle.[2]
  • 7 January - Prithvi II missile tested at Chandipur test range.[3]
  • 8 January - Notable Maoist leader Gudsa Usendi and his wife surrendered to the Andhra police.[4]
  • 8 January - Facebook buys the Indian start-up Little Eye Labs.
  • 9 January - Devyani Khobragade, an Indian diplomat whose arrest sparked a diplomatic incident involving India and the United States, was indicted for allegedly lying to obtain a work visa for her housekeeper. She left for India same day under diplomatic immunity.[5]
  • 13 January - India and Sri Lanka exchange 52 imprisoned fishermen.[6]
  • 13–15 January - A three-day meeting was held between India and United States intelligence services in New Delhi.[7]
  • 15 January - The United States returned three 11-12th century sculptures worth US$1.5 million stolen by art thieves from temples in India.[8]
  • 17 January - 8 kidnapped girls from the threatened Jarawa tribe rescued in Andaman.[9]
  • 18 January - A stampede broke out in Mumbai in which 18 were killed. The stampede broke out at the residence of the religious leader Dawoodi Bohras Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin, who had died on 17 January.[10]
  • 26 January - A boat capsized near Port Blair in Andaman killing 21, mostly tourists.[11]
  • 29 January - Nido Taniam, an 20-year-old student from Arunachal Pradesh died after being beaten up by locals at a marketplace in the Lajpat Nagar area of New Delhi, triggering widespread protests.[12]









  • 4–10 September - 2014 Kashmir floods.[68]
  • 5 September - India and Australia signed a deal under which Australia will supply Uranium to India for energy generation.[69]
  • 13 September - Three Maoists are killed and two are seriously injured in a fight with security forces in Giridih district of Jharkhand.[70]
  • 24 September - India's Mars Orbiter Mission of ISRO successfully entered Mars orbit.[71]
  • 26 September - At least 85 people estimated dead as a result of flash floods and mudslides in North-East India following days of heavy rain.[72]
  • 27 September: The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Jayalalithaa, was convicted by a special court of acquiring disproportionate assets.[73]
  • 30 September - NASA and ISRO signed an agreement to collaborate on an earth-observing satellite called NISAR and future Mars missions.[74]



  • 8 November - 11 women died and more than 20 were hospitalised after a state funded mass-sterilization drive near Bilaspur in Chhattisgarh.[78]
  • 12 November - Public sector bank employees carried out a day-long strike to demand a wage revision.[79]
  • 25 November - Polling begins for Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand assembly elections.[80]
  • 27 November - Five civilians and three army personnel were killed in an encounter with militants in Arnia sector, Jammu. Four militants were killed after a day-long gun battle.[81]


  • 1 December - 14 CRPF personnel were killed in Sukma district of south Chhattisgarh when a patrol team was ambushed.[82]
  • 2 December - A CRPF personnel was killed and 4 others were injured when a grenade was tossed at a patrol in Pulwama district in south Kashmir. Three civilians were also injured.[83]
  • 2-6 December - Public sector bank employees carried out a relay strike demanding higher wages. The bank employees did not report to work on 2 December in the south zone, followed by north, east and west zones on 3, 4 and 5 December.[84]


January - June

From July






  • 16 April - The 15666 DN Dimapur-Kamakhya BG Express train derailed near Aujuri in Assam, injuring about 56 passengers.[112]












  • Refer this link: Holidays in India in 2014.

See also


  1. ^ "Goa building collapse: Two senior officials held".  
  2. ^ "Isro successfully launches indigenous cryogenic engine-powered GSLV-D5".  
  3. ^ "Prithvi-II test-fired, covers full range".  
  4. ^ "Top Maoist leader surrenders".  
  5. ^ "Devyani Khobragade indicted for visa fraud, leaves for India".  
  6. ^ "52 fishermen headed home in swap with Sri Lanka".  
  7. ^ "Intelligence meet breaks India-US diplomatic ice".  
  8. ^ "US returns three 'most wanted' stolen antiquities to India".  
  9. ^ "Eight Jarawa girls rescued in Andamans".  
  10. ^ "18 people killed in Mumbai stampede". Hindustan Times. 18 January 2014. Retrieved 2 April 2014. 
  11. ^ "Three detained in connection with Andaman ferry tragedy".  
  12. ^ "Arunachal MLA's son beaten to death; cops detain 3, govt orders magisterial inquiry". Hindustan Times ( 
  13. ^ "It’s glitterati galore at Delhi Auto Expo".  
  14. ^ "Ford to unveil compact car at Auto Expo".  
  15. ^ "Govt gets inquiry report of Hirakud boat tragedy".  
  16. ^ "Crippling effect: Bank strike hits services across the country".  
  17. ^ "Relief for pre-2009 student borrowers".  
  18. ^ "Street Vendors Bill passed in Rajya Sabha". The Hindu. 19 February 2014. Retrieved 20 February 2014. 
  19. ^ "Parliament nod to bill to protect rights of urban street vendors". The Economic Times. 20 February 2014. Retrieved 20 February 2014. 
  20. ^ "Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Bill, 2012 passed by Lok Sabha". Press Information Bureau. 6 September 2013. Retrieved 20 February 2014. 
  21. ^ "On eve of GoM meet, Minister says Bill on Telangana is ready". 2 December 2013. Retrieved 2 April 2014. 
  22. ^ Rashmi Rajput (27 February 2014). "INS Sindhuratna mishap: Missing officers found dead".  
  23. ^ "Sahara chief Subrata Roy arrested in Lucknow".  
  24. ^ "16 killed in Naxal attack on security personnel in Chhattisgarh".  
  25. ^ "India joins search for Malaysian jetliner".  
  26. ^ "Panel reapproves GM food crop field trials".  
  27. ^ "Sri Lankan Navy arrests 24 Indian fishermen".  
  28. ^ "WHO South-East Asia Region certified polio-free".  
  29. ^ "World now 80% polio free, World Health Organization says".  
  30. ^ "IAF Super Hercules crash kills 5".  
  31. ^ "IAF Hercules crash: Volunteer dies in rescue bid".  
  32. ^ "RBI grants IDFC, Bandhan Financial bank licences in cautious experiment".  
  33. ^ "India launches second navigation satellite IRNSS 1B".  
  34. ^ "Lok Sabha election Phase 1: 85% voting in Tripura, 75% in Assam".  
  35. ^ "2 CRPF men killed as bomb goes off in Bihar Naxal belt".  
  36. ^ "Elections Phase 2: Northeast registers high turnout, peaceful polling once again".  
  37. ^ "High voter turnout in phase 3 of Lok Sabha elections".  
  38. ^ "Phase 4 of Lok Sabha election today; to cover 7 seats in four states".  
  39. ^ "14 killed as Naxals strike in Chhattisgarh, Centre condemns attack".  
  40. ^ "Supreme Court recognises transgenders as third gender".  
  41. ^ "India votes in large numbers in Phase 5 of Lok Sabha elections".  
  42. ^ "Admiral Robin K Dhowan takes over as Navy chief".  
  43. ^ "High turnout in sixth phase of LS poll".  
  44. ^ "8 killed as Maoists ambush bus carrying poll officials in Dumka".  
  45. ^ "Lok Sabha elections: Phase 7 sees 66% voter turnout".  
  46. ^ "Woman killed in twin blasts at Chennai Central station".  
  47. ^ "32 killed in 36 hours by Bodo militants in Assam, curfew imposed".  
  48. ^ "Lok Sabha Elections: Phase 8 sees record voter turnout in all 7 states".  
  49. ^ "India votes in final phase of election".  
  50. ^ "It’s not end of the coalition era yet".  
  51. ^ Swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi
  52. ^ "Telangana - India's 29th state is born".  
  53. ^ "Gopinath Munde: Indian minister dies in car crash".  
  54. ^ "India police rescue 'trafficked' children".  
  55. ^ "Beas river tragedy: bodies of all 24 students recovered".  
  56. ^ "24 city students feared washed away in HP".  
  57. ^ "Initial probe blames GAIL for fire, two suspended".  
  58. ^ "Isro launches PSLV-C23 with 5 foreign satellites".  
  59. ^ "Special Air India plane carrying Indian nurses lands in Mumbai, to reach Kochi by noon".  
  60. ^ "Budget 2014: Highlights of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s Budget speech".  
  61. ^ "Top Odisha Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda held".  
  62. ^ "Indian landslide: Dozens trapped in Pune village of Malin".  
  63. ^ "CBI arrests Syndicate Bank CMD in Rs 50 lakh bribery case".  
  64. ^ "CBI arrests censor board CEO Rakesh Kumar for taking bribe".  
  65. ^ "Kerala to close down 700 bars, Sundays to be dry".  
  66. ^ "Coal block allocations since 1993 illegal: Supreme Court".  
  67. ^ "PM Modi launches Jan Dhan Yojana, 1.5 crore bank accounts opened".  
  68. ^ "Floods, landslides wreck havoc in Jammu & Kashmir, thousands flee home to safer areas".  
  69. ^ "India and Australia seal civil nuclear deal for uranium trade".  
  70. ^ "3 Maoists killed, several injured in Giridih gunbattle". 14 September 2014. Retrieved 28 November 2014. 
  71. ^ "Mars Orbiter Mission successfully enters Red Planet orbit".  
  72. ^ "85 people killed by floods in Assam, Meghalaya".  
  73. ^ "Jaya sentenced to 4 years imprisonment in disproportionate assets case, fined Rs 100 crores".  
  74. ^ "U.S., India to Collaborate on Mars Exploration, Earth-Observing Mission".  
  75. ^ "Swachh Bharat Abhiyan: PM Narendra Modi Launches 'Clean India' Mission".  
  76. ^ "India's Kailash Satyarthi and Pak's Malala Yousafzai win Nobel peace prize".  
  77. ^ "Hudhud makes landfall: Visakhapatnam plunges into darkness".  
  78. ^ "Indian women die after state-run mass sterilisation campaign goes wrong".  
  79. ^ "PSU bank employees go on strike; private banks remain open".  
  80. ^ "Impressive turnout in J&K and Jharkhand".  
  81. ^ "Arnia encounter over, 5 civilians among 12 dead".  
  82. ^ "14 CRPF men die in Maoist strike".  
  83. ^ "Grenade attack in Kashmir: CRPF man killed, 7 injured".  
  84. ^ "Relay bank strike begins".  
  85. ^ "Marathi poet Namdeo Dhasal dead". The Hindu. 16 January 2014. Retrieved 16 January 2014. 
  86. ^ "Veteran actress Suchitra Sen dies in Kolkata hospital after massive heart attack". The Financial Express. 12 June 2012. Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  87. ^ Thomas, Melvyn. "Dr Sayedna Burhanuddin no more, pal of gloom descends on Dawoodi Bohras in Surat". 
  88. ^ "Sunanda Pushkar died an unnatural sudden death say AIIMS doctors; body cremated". Hindustan Times. 
  89. ^ "Legendary Telugu actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao no more". 22 January 2014. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  90. ^ "Balu Mahendra passes away".  
  91. ^ "Khushwant Singh dies at 99". The Hindu. 20 March 2014. 
  92. ^ "Nanda, an actor who embodied Indian-ness and quiet dignity, dead". The Times of India. 
  93. ^ Kagaz Ke Phool' cinematographer VK Murthy passes away"'". 7 April 2014. Retrieved 7 April 2014. 
  94. ^ "Former Tata Steel and Air India Chairman Russi Mody dies at 96". IANS. Retrieved 17 May 2014. 
  95. ^ "Leela Group founder Capt. C P Krishnan Nair dies at 92". IANS. Retrieved 17 May 2014. 
  96. ^ "Gopinath Munde passes away following road accident in Delhi". FirstPost. 3 June 2014. Retrieved 5 June 2014. 
  97. ^ Zohra Sehgal Dies at 102 India Today, 10 July 2014.
  98. ^ "Cartoonist Pran, creator of iconic Chacha Chaudhary, dead".  
  99. ^ "Yoga guru B. K. S. Iyengar passes away". The Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  100. ^ "Veteran Kannada writer UR Ananthamurthy dies at Bangalore hospital". India Today. 23 August 2014. Retrieved 23 August 2014. 
  101. ^ "Mandolin Shrinivas passes away". The Hindu. September 19, 2014. Retrieved 2014-09-19. 
  102. ^ "Veteran actor Sadashiv Amrapurkar passes away".  
  103. ^ "Baghban director Ravi Chopra dies at 68". Hindustan Times. November 12, 2014. Retrieved 2014-11-13. 
  104. ^ "Veteran actor Deven Verma dies of heart attack in Pune". 
  105. ^ Alok Deshpande (December 2, 2014). "A.R. Antulay passes away". The Hindu. 
  106. ^ "Bus plunges in Maharashtra's Malshej Ghat, 27 killed".  
  107. ^ "27 feared dead as bus plunges into valley in Thane".  
  108. ^ "18-month wait for BRTS ends".  
  109. ^ "Mumbai gives Monorail a big thumbs-up".  
  110. ^ "Highlights of the Interim Railway Budget".  
  111. ^ "25,000 ride Green line Metro on 1st working day".  
  112. ^ "Train derails in Assam, 56 hurt".  
  113. ^ "Mumbai train mishap: 18 killed, more than 100 injured as Diva-Sawantwadi passenger train derails near Mumbai".  
  114. ^ "Hindustan Motors Stops Production of Ambassador Cars".  
  115. ^ "Mumbai Metro opens for public, row erupts over ticket prices".  
  116. ^ AirAsia operations likely to begin in June; DGCA formalities over
  117. ^ AirAsia India to start flying from June 12 – Group CEO Fernandes
  118. ^ AirAsia India flights to begin from June 12
  119. ^ "At least 4 killed as Rajdhani Express derails in Bihar".  
  120. ^ "Railway Budget 2014-15: Highlights".  
  121. ^ "Air India joins Star Alliance, flyers to benefit from today".  
  122. ^ "Monorail process takes off - Private firm to prepare detailed project report".  
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