July 2: Cherukuri Rajkumar alias Azad, a top naxalite, is killed in an exchange of fire with police in a hilly terrain near Sarkepally village in Adilabad district, Andhra Pradesh.
All convicts in the Bhopal gas tragedy case are granted bail.
July 3: Former Goa Tourism Minister Fransisco Pacheco wanted in connection with the May 30 death of a friend Nadia Torrado surrenders before a local court in Margao.
Karnataka Lok Ayukta N. Santosh Hegde takes back resignation.
July 5: The nationwide bandh called by the Opposition against the fuel price hike hits life in many parts of the country.
July 6: Four killed, 70 injured as police open fire in different parts of Srinagar.
India’s first indigenous Light Combat Aircraft designed specifically for the Navy, rolls out from the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited in Bangalore.
July 7: For the first time in 17 years, the Army is ordered out to assist civilian authority in Srinagar after three weeks of urban violence.
July 8: The former Goa Tourism Minister Fransisco Mickky Pacheco is arrested at the Hospicio Hospital, Margao.
July 9: ‘Soleckshaw’ (solar rickshaw) solar-powered postal delivery rickshaws launched in New Delhi.
July 12: ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C 15) puts in orbit five satellites, including the tiny Studsat a pico satellite built by engineering college students of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, after a successful liftoff from Sriharikota.
Sensex touches 18000-mark for the first time in three months before closing at 17937.20.
July 14: The Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court commutes the death sentence of six accused in the September 29, 2006 Khairlanji Dalit killings to 25-year imprisonment.
July 15: Rupee joins an elite club as the Union Cabinet gives nod for the symbol with a blend of Devanagiri ‘Ra’ and Roman ‘R’ designed by a Bombay IIT postgraduate D. Udaya Kumar.
July 16: The Maharashtra police arrests a Telugu Desam Party delegation led by Chandrababu Naidu in Nanded and foils its bid to visit the disputed Babli project across the Godavari.
July 19: At least 67 persons are killed and 121 injured as the Sealdahbound New Cooch Behar-Sealdah Uttarbanga Express rams the Bhagalpur – Ranchi Vananchal Express at Sainthia station in West Bengal’s Birbhum district.
July 22: Sensex surges by 136 points to close above the 18000 level for the first time in two-and-a half years.
Siddharth Varadarajan, the Delhi bureau chief of The Hindu is awarded the Ramnath Goenka Journalist of the Year Award.
July 24: Gujarat Minister of State for Home, Amit Shah, resigns from the Narendra Modi Cabinet.
July 25: The former Gujarat Minister of State for Home, Amit Shah, is arrested in Ahmedabad and sent to judicial custody.
July 27: Shahabuddin Yaqoob Quraishi is appointed the next Chief Election Commissioner.
July 28: A pact for the supply of 57 Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer aircraft to the IAF and the Navy is signed in the presence of British Prime Minister David Cameron at the HAL centre in Bangalore.
July 29: Parliament passes resolution granting approval for imposition of President’s rule in Jharkhand.
Chief Election Commissioner Navin Chawla demits office.
India and the U.K. decide to give impetus to their security and trade ties after Manmohan Singh-David Cameron talks in New Delhi.
The RJD is derecognised as national party, the Trinamool Congress and six other parties lose recognition in some states.
July 30: The Supreme Court acquits educationist S.A. Raja cited as the key accused and sentenced to undergo double life imprisonment in the Aladi Aruna murder case.
S.Y. Quraishi assumes charge as the 17th Chief Election Commissioner in New Delhi.
The Karnataka Chief Justice P.D. Dinakaran is transferred as Chief Justice of the Sikkim High Court.
July 31: Konkani litterateur Ravindra Kelekar is presented the 42nd Jnanpith Award for the year 2006 in the Goa capital Panaji.
Two youth are killed and 40 injured in police firing in Kashmir as protesters defy curfew.
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