Today in Indian History
Events for August 25

25-August-1888 Allama Mashriqi, Muslim leader, was born.
25-August-1917 The first significant step towards the Indianization of the Army was initiated when seven selected Indians, serving in the Army, were granted King’s Commission in the Infantry and the Cavalry. Before the World War ended, two more Indians, who previously held temporary commissions, were granted King’s Commission.
25-August-1919 Bindeshwari Prasad Mandal, former Chief Minister of Bihar and President of Mandal Commission, was born.
25-August-1948 Jana Gana Mana to be the provisional National Anthem till Constituent Assembly made a final decision.
25-August-1959 Jawaharlal Nehru, Prime Minister, declares in New Delhi that India will defend Bhutan and Sikkim if attacked by China.
25-August-1960 Olympics opened at Rome.
25-August-1963 Allama Mashriqi, Muslim leader, passed away.
25-August-1965 Indian troops cross the Kashmir ceasefire line pursuing Pakistani infiltrators.
25-August-1965 Sanjeev Kumar Sharma, cricketer (Indian pace bowler 1988-89), was born in Delhi.
25-August-1969 Vivek Upendra Krishna Razdan, cricket pace bowler (Indian Test 1989-90), was born in Delhi.
25-August-1975 Bundelkhand University was established in Uttar Pradesh.
25-August-1981 Sharad Pawar, Maharashtra leader, elected the President of Congress.
25-August-1990 GOI announces formation of National Security Council headed by the Prime Minister.
25-August-1992 Veerappa Moily, Karnataka minister, stripped of Education portfolio.
25-August-1992 Mi-4 was re-equipped with the mighty Mi-35 Squadron and was renamed as 104-Helicopter Squadron.
25-August-1994 Ramdas Nayak, President of BJP Mumbai and former MLA was assassinated at Chembur, Mumbai. He was 52.
25-August-1996 194 pilgrims die of cold at the cave temples of Amarnath .
25-August-1997 10,000 people residing in low lying areas in Gujarat shifted to safer places following incessant rains for two days. Death toll mounts to 265.
25-August-1997 Cabinet approved the draft of the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) which was to replace the Foreign Exchange Regulation Act (FERA).
25-August-1997 Forest outlaw Veerappan seeks more time to decide on his surrender as per the terms of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka government.
25-August-1997 Konkan Railway line in Goa, except for a short stretch between Pernem and Maharashtra border, becomes operational.
25-August-1997 Neelam J. Singh rewrites her own discussion mark in the domestic circuit meet in Chennai.
25-August-1998 Resurgent India Bonds garner more than 4 billion dollars of which 30\% are from the Middle East, 20\% each from South east Asia, US and Europe.
25-August-1999 Former Indian Davis Cup captain Narendra Nath died in Delhi.
25-August-2000 Veerappan seeks release of 121 prisoners, including 51 booked under TADA at the Mysore prison and compensation to victims of STF excesses .

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