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Timeline of Events
2003
6.5.2003
A severe heat wave across Pakistan and India reaches its peak, as temperatures exceed 50°C (122°F) in the region.
2004
3.23.2004
Andhra Pradesh Federation of Trade Unions holds its first conference in Hyderabad, India.
6.6.2004
Tamil is established as a Classical language by the President of India, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam in a joint sitting of the two houses of the Indian Parliament.
12.26.2004
A 9.3 magnitude earthquake creates a tsunami causing devastation in Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, the Maldives and many other areas around the rim of the Indian Ocean, killing over 250,000 people including over 1700 on a moving train
2005
1.25.2005
A stampede at the Mandher Devi temple in Mandhradevi in India kills at least 258.
7.26.2005
Mumbai, India receives 99.5cm of rain (39.17 inches) within 24 hours, bringing the city to a halt for over 2 days.
10.8.2005
2005 Kashmir earthquake: Thousands of people are killed by a magnitude 7.6 earthquake in parts of Pakistan, India and Afghanistan.
2006
7.6.2006
The Nathula Pass between India and China, sealed during the Sino-Indian War, re-opens for trade after 44 years.
2007
2.18.2007
Terrorist bombs explode on the Samjhauta Express in Panipat, Haryana, India, killing 68 people.
7.25.2007
Pratibha Patil is sworn in as India's first woman president.
2008
7.26.2008
56 people were killed and over 200 people were injured in 21 bomb blasts in Ahmedabad bombing in India.
10.22.2008
India launches its first unmanned lunar mission Chandrayaan-1.