December 3- This Day in Indian History

Find out what happened in India on 3 December.

3-December-1790
Lord Cornwallis took away the regulation power from Nawab Murshidabad and Sadar Nizamat was removed from Adalat in Calcutta.
3-December-1882
Nandalal Bose, great Indian painter and master, was born in Bengal.
3-December-1884
Dr. Rajendra Prasad, first President of India, was born in Jeradei village of Bihar.
3-December-1889
Khudiram Bose, famous revolutionary and freedom fighter of Muzaffarpur Bomb Case, was born at Habibpur village, West Bengal.
3-December-1948
Surendra Pratap Singh, famous journalist and chief editor of Navbharat Times, was born.
3-December-1955
In exercise of the powers conferred by the provision in Article 343 (2) of the constitution, orders were issued for the use of Hindi language in addition to the English language for specific purposes of the union.
3-December-1956
Manik Bandopadhyay, modern Bengali novelist and story writer, passed away.
3-December-1970
Rajendra Agriculture University established at Bihar.
3-December-1971
During the ensuing melee, three of the Sabres were shot down while all Gnats returning to base were unscathed. The first blood of a new Indo-Pakistan air war had been drawn. Other encounters were to follow over the next 10 days within both Indian and Pakistani airspace, before a full-scale war began.
3-December-1971
Hostilities broke out between India and Pakistan. On the very night that hostilities commenced, with Pakistan bombing several air fields, IN Ships 'Rajput' and 'Akshay' were leaving Vishakapatnam harbour when they obtained a sonar contact. They fired several depth charges and proceeded on their mission when there was no further evidence of a submarine's presence. Thereafter, a loud explosion of rattling windows panes off the Vishakapatnam beach was heard . The Pakistani submarine 'Ghazi' (a Tench class submarine obtained from the USA in 1964) had come to grief.
3-December-1971
India recognises Bangladesh. Indian army marches into Bangladesh and joins hands with Mukti Bahini. Pakistani Army in Bangladesh surrenders to the Indian Commander.
3-December-1971
Pakistan took the initiative of striking the airfields both in the East and the West. While the IAF carried out retaliatory air strikes in the West and shot the Pakistan Air Force (PAP) out of the skies.
3-December-1971
Indo-Pakistan war begins. On the same day National Emergency was declared by the President of India due to war between both the countries.
3-December-1971
Third Pakistani aggression begins with air attacks on airports in the western sector; emergency declared.
3-December-1979
Dhyan Chand, famous master of Hockey and Padma Bhushan awardee, passed away.
3-December-1984
3,000 people died and more than 50,000 people were badly affected when they inhaled poisonous toxic gas emission from the Union Carbide plant. This event is better known as "the Bhopal Gas Tragedy", the biggest industrial disaster that occured in India.
3-December-1989
Mulayam Singh Yadav named UP CM.
3-December-1991
An all-party delegation from Tamil Nadu led by CM Jayalalita urges the PM to gazette the interim award on Cauvery.
3-December-1991
Lok Sabha question hour telecast at 7.15 a.m for the first time .
3-December-1991
Satinder Kumar Lamba appointed India's Ambassador to Pakistan.
3-December-1992
Indian, UN Operations in Mozambique begins - ONUMOZ - from Dec 1992 to Oct 1994).
3-December-1993
Bahadur Prasad wins silver in 1500 m in Asian Track and Field meet in Manila.
3-December-1998
India and Portugal sign an agreement in New Delhi for setting up a joint committee to enhance cooperation in science and technology.
3-December-1998
Maganbhai Kasundra, (50), Gujarat Minister, dies following a heart attack at his residence in Gandhinagar.
3-December-1999
Bhopal gas victims take out rallies to mark the 15th anniversary of the tragedy

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