Sept. 1: The Supreme Court sets aside Allahabad High Court orderstaying the carving out of a new district from Amethi named after Dalit leader Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj.
K.S. Sripathi is sworn in Tamil Nadu’s Chief Information Commissioner.
Sept. 2: Havildar Lucas Tete, one of the four taken hostage by naxalites in Bihar, is shot dead.
Sept. 3: The IAF awards the honorary rank of Group Captain to Sachin Tendulkar.
Sonia Gandhi is elected Congress president for the fourth consecutive term.
Sept. 5: Homi Nusserwanji Sethna (86), the former Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission, who played a key role in the May 18, 1974 Pokhran nuclear explosion dies at his home in Mumbai.
Sept. 6: Naxalites set free the three policemen held hostage for eight days in Lakhisarai forests, at Simra Rai, near Patna.
The Supreme Court stays the death sentence awarded to two persons in the 2002 Akshardham temple attack case.
Sept. 7: P.J. Thomas is sworn in the 14th Central Vigilance Commissioner.
Mirza Himayat Baig, key accused in the February 13 German Bakery blast case, is held in Pune. Another arrested in Nashik.
Sept. 8: Sensex closes at 18666.71, its best close since January 18, 2008.
Sept. 9: The Union Cabinet gives nod for inclusion of caste in Census 2011. Recommends the revocation of President’s rule in Jharkhand.
Veteran filmmaker Daggubati Ramanaidu is chosen for the Dadasaheb Phalke Award 2009.
The Union Sports Minister M.S.Gill, launches a song ‘Shera’ for the Commonwealth Games, in New Delhi.
Sept. 11: Violence erupts again in Jammu and Kashmir.
Irom Sharmila on a fast-untodeath since November 4, 2000, demanding the repeal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act in Manipur is presented the Rabindranath Tagore Award 2010.
Arjun Munda is sworn in Jharkhand Chief Minister.
Sept. 12: Residents of low-lying areas are evacuated as the Yamuna river crosses the danger mark in New Delhi.
Sept. 14: Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda wins trust vote in the Assembly.
Sept. 15: Kutty Srank, a Malayalam drama bags the best feature film award at the National Film Awards Festival for 2009 in New Delhi.Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan gets best Actor award for his role in Paa.
An award in the name of the ‘queen of song’ The Hindu Saregama M.S. Subbulakshmi Award’ is instituted in Chennai.
Sept. 18: Divya Ajith Kumar of Chennai becomes the first woman in the history of the Indian Army to receive the “Sword of Honour’ for the best cadet passing out of the OTA, St. Thomas Mount.
A woman is killed and eight injured as CRPF opens fire in Sopore, north Kashmir. The toll in clashes since June 11 up to 108.
Sept. 21: Sensex touches 20001.55 for the first time in 32 months.
Sept. 24: Malayalam litterateur O.N.V. Kurup and Urdu poet Aklaq Khan Shahryar are chosen for the Jnanpith Award for 2007 and 2008.
Sensex gains 184.17 points to close at 200045.18 recording its highest level since January 2008.
Sept. 25: One thousand artistes perform Bharatanatyam as part of the Millennium Celebrations of the Big Temple, Thanjavur.
Sept. 26: The release of a special postal stamp and a five rupee coin mark the conclusion of the five-daylong celebration on the Thanjavur Big Temple Millennium.
Three women among nine scientists chosen for the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize 2010.
Sept. 27: Many schools in Jammu and Kashmir reopen after 100 days.
Sept. 28: Veteran actor Shreeram Logoo, danseuse Yamini Krishnamurti and musician Lalgudi G. Jayaraman are among a host of artistes honoured with the Sangeet Natak Akademi fellowships, awards for 2009.
Sept. 29: Ranjana Sonawane of Tembhli village in Maharashtra’s Nandurbar district becomes the first Indian to get the Unique Identification card.
Wajahat Habibullah demits office as Information Commissioner.
Sept. 30: A Special Full Bench of the High Court of Allahabad awards two-thirds of disputed Ayodhya site to Hindu parties and one-third to Sunni Waqf Board.
The Manipur Asembly Speaker Sapam Budhichandra passes away.
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