2—More than 60 people, including 11 women and three security personnel, are killed and nearly 200 injured in a suicide attack at Wagah in Pakistan, minutes after the popular flag-lowering ceremony at the main Indo-Pak land border crossing.
12—European Space Agency succeedes in landing a spacecraft on a comet for the first time in history. It receives a signal from the 100-kilogram Philae lander after it touched down on the icy surface of the comet named 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The landing on the speeding comet marks the highlight of the decade-long Rosetta spacecraft’s mission to study comets and learn more about the origins of these celestial bodies.
21—Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dissolves Parliament’s lower House for a snap election, seeking a fresh mandate for his struggling “Abenomics” revival strategy just two years after he returned to power promising that “Japan is Back”.
29—Meghalaya joins the Indian railway map as Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates its first train connecting Dudhnoi in Assam with Mendipatha in the State. Approved in 1992-93, foundation of the 19.47km broad guage railway line was laid in 2012.