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30th March:
• BJP announces core team. Varun Gandhi, Amit Shah, Rajiv Pratap Rudy, JP Nanda and Murlidhar Rao were elevated as the party's General Secretary by the BJP president Rajnath Singh.
• Serena Williams win Miami masters open Tennis Tournament for record sixth time.
• Social activist Anna Hazare started his ‘Jantantra Yatra’ from Jallianwala Bagh.

29th March:
• North Korea declares ''state of war'' against South Korea.
• Former Pakistan President Musharraf barred from going out of Pak.

28th March:
• Nelson Mandela admitted in hospital with lung infection in Johannesburg.
• New Zealand batsman Jesse Ryder is in hospital at Christchurch after suffering serious head injuries in an altercation outside a local bar.

27th March:
• India celebrates Holi.
• 2,290 rhinos found in Kaziranga National Park, Assam as per the census conducted in the park.
• Tiger Woods regained his world no. 1 spot in PGA rankings after he win The Arnold Palmer Invitation at Orlando, Florida.

26th March:
• Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi resigned on Tuesday over his government's decision to return two marines to India.
• The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) asked Subrata Roy, the head of the Sahara, to appear before it on April 10.

25th March:
• Indian PM Manmohan Singh reach South Africa to attend 2013 BRICS Summit.
• Navneet Kaur Dhillon from Chandigarh wins Femina Miss India 2013.

24th March:
• Former President Pervez Musharraf return back to Pakistan.
• India wins Airtel Border Gavaskar Trophy defiting Autralia 4-0 in the series. R Ashwin declares as man of the series.

23rd March:
• Jodhpur Court frames fresh charges against Bollywood actor Salman Khan and others.
• Nikhil Kumar sworn in as ne Governor of Kerala.
• Earth Hour 2013 observed in more than 150 countries.

22nd March:
• Two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen returned to India Friday.
• Former President Pervez Musharraf gets bail ahead of return to Pakistan.
• Fourth and Final test between India and Australia start at Firoz Shah Kotla Ground, Delhi.

21st March:
• Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt sentenced for five years in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case. Supreme Court confirm death sentence of Yakub Abdul Razak Memon.
• The Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa presented a tax-free budget for 2013-14.
• The UN Human Rights Council vote on a US-sponsored resolution on Sri Lanka in Geneva.
• Anti-Rape bill passed in Rajya Sabha.

20th March:
• Bangladesh President Zillur Rahman dies after illness at a hospital in Singapore.

19th March:
• 37 people killed when a Mumbai-bound bus plunged into the Jagbudi River in Ratnagiri district.
• DMK withdraw support from UPA.
• Lok Sabha passed the anti-rape bill.

18th March:
• India wins the third test to take a lead of 3-0 in the ongoing Airtel Border-Gavaskar trophy.
• National Film Award declared. Paan Singh Tomar declare as the best film, while Irffan Khan and Vikram Gokhale share the best actor Award. Usha Jadhav choosen as best actress.

17th March:
• Australia wins Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey defeating Malaysia 3-2.

16th March:
• Shikhar Dhawan score fastest test 100 by any batsman on debut.
• Bobby Ghosh became the First Indian and Non-American to be appointed as Editor of Time Magazine
• Founder of Dr. Reddy’s Lab, Kallam Anji Reddy died.
• Pakistan Govt. complete 5 Year terms, first government to complete after independence.

15th March:
• World Consumer Rights Day observed for creating awareness in terms of consumer protection.
• Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's speech, which was broadcast simultaneously at 53 locations across 26 cities in Gujarat using 3-D hologram projection technology, has entered in the Guinness Book of World Records.
• Xi Jinping has assumed charge of President’s office in China.
• Chief Justice Khil Raj Regmi sworn in as the new Prime Minister of Nepal.
• Malaysian author Tan Twan Eng won the Asia’s top literary prize “Man Asian Literary Prize” for his novel ‘The Garden of Evening Mists’, for the year 2012.
• Petrol prices have been cut by Rs. 2 per liter effective midnight in India.
• Third test between India and Australia begins in Mohali. Australia ended day 273/7.

14th March:
• Jorge Mario Bergoglio has been elected as new pope of the Catholic Church in Vetican City.
• World Bank estimated India’s economy to grow by 6% in 2013-14.
• Five CRPF men killed in fidayeen attack in Srinagar.

13th March:
• West zone win Deodhar Trophy, 2013 with a five-wicket win over North Zone in Guwahati .

12th March:
• Ashwani Kumar and S.C. Jamir appointed as new Governors of Nagaland and Odisha respectively.
• Union Minister of Communications & IT Kapil Sibal inaugurated India’s First All Women Employees Post Office at Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi.

11th March:
• Australia cricket team management drop four players ahead of third test for disciplinary reasons.

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8th March:
• Mukesh Ambani titled India’s richest person for 6th year in a row with a net-worth of $21.5 billion.
• Mukul Sangma sworn in as CM of Meghalaya for second time.

7th March:
• Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez died at 58.

6th March:
• India take 2-0 lead against Australia in Airtel Border-Gavashkar Trophy, 2013.
• World No.1 Novak Djokovic clinches ATP Dubai Open 2013.
• Neiphiu Rio sworn as new CM of Nagaland for third time.
• Manik Sarkar sworn as Chief Minister of Tripura for the fourth time.
• Rajasthani writer Hariram Meena chosen for Bihari Puraskar.

5th March:
• U.S. baby’s HIV “functionally cured”.

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