March

The Kingfisher drama begins, Rahul Dravid bows out and, finally, Sachin hits his 100th 100.

Canon unveils EOS 5D Mark III

Canon lifts the covers of its new flagship EOS 5D Mark III, which comes with 22-megapixel full-frame sensor and boasts of a 61 point auto-focus system.

Lt Gen Bikram Singh named next Army Chief

Lieutenant General Bikram Singh was the most senior most Army Commander but his appointment as the Chief of Army Staff had got caught in a suspense. General VK Singh fought the govt over his date of birth. Had Gen Singh's contention been accepted, his tenure would have been extended by a year.

Mulayam, Akhilesh wrest UP from Mayawati

Mulayam Singh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party recorded a landslide victory in Uttar Pradesh Assembly Polls 2012. Credit went largely to Akhilesh Yadav for an image makeover of the party, known previously for ‘goondaraj’.

Badals beat incumbency in Punjab

In Punjab, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) made history by becoming the first party in 40 years to beat the dreaded anti-incumbency factor. The alliance of the SAD and the BJP returned to office with 68 of the 117 seats.

Apple unveils new iPad with Retina Display

Apple gave the new iPad a bunch of new features but no new name. The highlight of the “new iPad" was definitely its retina screen that won rave reviews.

Saina Nehwal crashes out of All England

It was a disappointing start to the month as Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal suffered a straight-game defeat to China's Xuerui LI in the women's singles quarterfinals to crash out of the prestigious All England Championship at Birmingham. The doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponappa failed too.

Rahul Dravid retires

'The Wall' of Indian cricket finally calls it over on a glittering career. Speculations were rife after India's disastrous Australia series, where the batting failed miserably. Dravid, in his usual nature, didn't wish to carry on till another series to prove himself.

Goodbye, Joy Mukherjee

Joy Mukherjee, sixties heartthrob and star of films like 'Love In Simla' and 'Love In Tokyo', died in Mumbai’s Lilavati Hospital after a week-long illness. He was the nephew of Ashok and Kishore Kumar, the brother-in-law of actress Tanuja and Kajol & Tanisha's uncle.

Kingfisher pilots ‘sick’, many flights cancelled

At least 40 flights were cancelled after many pilots called in sick to highlight that their salaries have not been paid for several months.

Vijay Bahuguna is Uttarakhand Chief Minister

Vijay Bahuguna was sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Uttarakhand amid the loud rebellion of veteran leader Harish Rawat, who said he should be Chief Minister and claimed he has the support of many Congress MLAs.

Railway Budget 2012:Nominal hike in fares proposed

Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi, for the first time in nine years, proposed a nominal hike in passenger fares. A huge political controversy followed, sparked by his own party, the Trinamool Congress.

Parkash Singh Badal sworn in as Punjab CM

Mr Badal’s swearing-in ceremony exposed the fissures not just within the Congress-led UPA, but its big political rival, the NDA as well. Nitish Kumar stayed away, not wanting to be seen with Narendra Modi; Mamata Banerjee sent three senior delegates, daring the Congress.

Akhilesh Yadav sworn in; SP men on bad behaviour

Barely had the 38-year-old been sworn in as the Uttar Pradesh’s youngest Chief Minister, that his biggest challenge was demonstrated by his party workers who shoved their way onto the stage and were seen climbing on sofas.

India's 'Miracle' Baby Falak dies of heart attack

The baby who India saw in photographs, a black band placed across her eyes to protect her identity, died of a heart attack - her third in two months. Nurses looking after the baby, diagnosed with Battered Baby Syndrome, had named her Falak meaning "the sky."

Sachin Tendulkar scores his 100th ton

Finally it happened. After months of anticipation and frustration after each innings, Sachin Tendulkar finally got to the landmark of his 100th international century. Though it came in a shocking loss at the hands of Bangladesh in India's opening match at the Asia Cup.

Pranab Mukherjee presents Union Budget 2012

For the ‘aam aadmi’, there was some reason to smile with personal tax exemptions, but a disappointed India Inc, which had been looking to Pranab Mukherjee to set things right, said the budget is a "missed opportunity."

GAAR introduced in the Union Budget for fiscal year 2013

Pranab Mukherjee, the then finance minister, presented the Union Budget, which India Inc. said was a “missed opportunity”. He introduced GAAR, a set of laws targeting tax evaders partly by stopping Indian companies from routing investments through tax havens for the sole purpose of avoiding taxe

Dinesh Trivedi resigns as Railways Minister

After a waiting game that lasted for five days, Dinesh Trivedi finally resigned as the Railways Minister. Mr Trivedi, who was in the eye of a raging storm after he announced a hike in passenger fares in his maiden Railway Budget, spoke to Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee before he quit.

Formula One season kicks off with Jenson Button winning in Melbourne

It was a thrilling start to the Formula One season in Melbourne as Jenson Button kept Sebastian Vettel behind him to win the Australian GP. McLaren had a great start to the season as Lewis Hamilton came in third.

Yuvraj Singh completes chemotherapy

After his nearly a year's fight with a cancerous tumor, and keeping his fans the world over hooked to any news relating to his treatment, Yuvraj Singh announced that he was done with the final session of chemotherapy and has been discharged from the hospital in US.

Model Poonam Pandey creates controversy with Sachin Tendulkar's picture

Poonam Pandey had her own way of paying to tribute to Sachin Tendulkar - she stood provocative nude holding a frame of Hindu deity with the face of Sachin and bat in one hand and a Pakistani cricket player bowing down before it. What more, even Mamata Banerjee found it as 'communal conspiracy'!

India ousted from Asia Cup

If losing to Bangladesh wasn't enough humiliation, a bigger shock was waiting for India's cricket fans. The favourites to lift the Asia Cup before the start of the tournament, India were knocked out of the tournament as Bangladesh qualified for the finals against Pakistan.

Mukul Roy appointed Union Railways Minister

It was mission accomplished for Mamata Banerjee. Mukul Roy, who was the Minister of State for Shipping, is a close aide of Ms Banejree and is said to have been her first choice last year for the important Railways berth that she had vacated when she took over as West Bengal Chief Minister last May.

Gujarat’s ‘porngate’ breaks cover

A journalist, released a video clip - captured on a cellphone by another journalist - purportedly showing the two MLAs, Shankar Chowdhary and Jetha Bhai Dharwad, looking at obscene photos of women on an iPad while sitting in the House.

BJP loses key seats in Karnataka, Gujarat

In crucial by-elections, the BJP lost the Mansa assembly seat in the northern part of Gujarat, and was defeated by the Congress in Udupi-Chikmagalur in Karnataka which was voting for a Lok Sabha seat, Chief Minister Sadananda Gowda's former constituency.

Kudankulam: Udhayakumar ‘not afraid of arrest’

Dr Udhayakumar was on an indefinite hunger strike in Idinthakarai ever since Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa gave the go-ahead to begin work at the plant. The anti-nuclear campaigner said he was ready to be arrested.

2007 Pune BPO murder case: Two convicts get death

Two men who, in 2007, kidnapped, raped and then murdered a 22-year-old woman working for a call centre in Pune were given the death sentence by the Bombay High Court.

Nikon enters the mirror-less interchangeable-lens camera market

Nikon launches its one series V1 and J1 mirror-less interchangeable-lens camera in India. While the J1 is an entry-level camera, the V1 caters to advanced shooters. Both cameras come with 10-megapixel, 1-inch CX format sensors.

Gujarat's porngate: Clean chit to two BJP MLAs

Gujarat Assembly Speaker Ganpat Vasava gave a clean chit to the two BJP MLAs who were accused by a local journalist of looking at obscene photos in the state Assembly on an iPad. The Speaker said that a forensic team found nothing objectionable in the iPad.

Norway custody row: Huge setback for Indian couple

In a huge setback to the Indian couple fighting for the custody of their children in Norway, the Child Welfare Services said the children cannot go back to the family. In May 2011, three-year-old Abhigyan & one-year-old Aishwarya were placed in foster care against the wishes of their parents.

Fernando Alonso wins Malaysian GP

In a rain-interrupted race in Sepang, Fernando Alonso ended his title drought of eight-months to lift the Malaysian GP. On day that saw a number of spins on the track, Sergio Perez came in second while Lewis Hamilton finished third, his consecutive podium finish in the two season openers.

Sebastian Vettel-Narain Karthikeyan controversy after the Sepang race

But the Malaysian GP was in the news not for Alonso winning it, but a verbal outburst from Sebastian Vettel after his Red Bull had a brush with Narain Karthikeyan's HRT car. Vettel called Karthikeyan an 'idiot'. The Indian replied called the German a 'bully' and 'cry baby'. The two later made up.

Scam worth crores in Tatra trucks deal exposed

Army chief VK Singh alleged that he was offered a Rs. 14 crore bribe by a lobbyist for a truck supplier who flooded the Army for more than two decades with 7,000 over-priced vehicles which performed poorly when put to use.

Army Chief asks for CBI inquiry against serving General

VK Singh wrote to the CBI, asking for an inquiry into allegations by an MP from Bengal against Lt Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag. The MP had alleged corruption in the purchase of defence equipment on Lt Gen Suhag's watch when he was in charge of the Special Frontier Force in Chakrata near Nanital.

Karnataka porngate report finds one MLA guilty

The probe panel investigating the Karnataka porn scandal found evidence to merit action against an MLA, Lakshman S Savadi. Its report also recommended a ban on high-tech mobile phones in the Assembly.

HTC’s One love for India

HTC brings its famed One series of smartphone to India. These include company's first quad-core phone 'One X' and mid-range device 'One V'.