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Historical Event on 1/16/2000

P. Moses, Indian High Commission Staff member, badly beaten up and abducted by Pakistani intelligence operators in Islamabad.

Other Historical Dates and Events
8/4/1997Supreme Court declares that the Rashtrapati Bhavan press communique of 23/1/1992 on a proposal to confer the Bharat Ratna 'posthumously' on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose ""should be treated as cancelled"", as the proposal was dropped by the Government in deference to the sentiments expressed by the public and his family members.
1/12/1918C. Ramchandra (Chitalkar), famous film music director, was born.
5/20/1991A. S. L. V. was launched.
5/25/1999India blasts its way into the global satellite launch vehicle market with the PSLV-C2 deploying two foreign satellites besides the Indian remote sensing satellite, IRS-P4.
11/20/1907Railroad workers strike in India.
6/13/1909E. M. S. Namboodiripad was born in Palghat in Kerala.
11/29/1996The Indian Journal of Medical Research brought out special issues, as part of the 85th year celebrations of ICMR, on Nutrition Research (November 1995) and Diarrhoeal Diseases (July, 1996). The ICMR Bulletin also brought out special issues on such topics as Nutrition, Tuberculosis, AIDS, Tribal Health, etc. so as to coincide with the theme selected for a particular month as part of the celebrations. As part of the global theme initiative coordinated by JAMA, USA, the January 1996 issue of the ICMR was devoted to 'Emerging and Re-emerging Infections'.
8/10/2000Arjuna Ranatunga, former Sri Lankan cricket captain, retires from international cricket.
5/9/1995Militants set Charar township on fire in the vicinity of the Charar-e-Sherif shrine. More than 1,000 houses burnt.
9/12/1961Nalin Vilochan Sharma, great Hindi critic, died.