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2001-2015: A journey through time

  • A P J Abdul Kalam, Narendra Modi, Manmohan Singh, Arvind Kejriwal

    July 14, 2001- Signalling a thaw: Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee with Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf during the Agra Summit, the first meeting of the leaders after the Kargil war of 1999. Photo: PTI

  • A P J Abdul Kalam, Narendra Modi, Manmohan Singh, Arvind Kejriwal

    July 6, 2002- End of an era: Mukesh and Anil Ambani carry the body of their father and Reliance founder Dhirubhai Ambani. The brothers split the group in 2005, three years after the senior Ambani’s death. Photo: Reuters

  • A P J Abdul Kalam, Narendra Modi, Manmohan Singh, Arvind Kejriwal

    July 25, 2002- People's President: ‘Missile Man of India’ A P J Abdul Kalam (right) waits to be sworn in as the 11th President of India. Sitting next to him is his predecessor K R Narayanan. BS Photo

  • A P J Abdul Kalam, Narendra Modi, Manmohan Singh, Arvind Kejriwal

    May 18, 2004- The UPA decade kicks in President: A P J Abdul Kalam hands over to Manmohan Singh a letter appointing him the new Prime Minister of India. Kalam later said in his memoirs that the letter initially bore the name of Congress President Sonia Gandhi. Photo Reuters

  • A P J Abdul Kalam, Narendra Modi, Manmohan Singh, Arvind Kejriwal

    Feb 15, 2005- A $12-bn project: Posco President Chang O Kang with Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in New Delhi. Posco signed a memorandum of understanding with Odisha to construct a $12-billion steel plant in June that year. The project, however, now faces a dead-end. BS Photo

  • A P J Abdul Kalam, Narendra Modi, Manmohan Singh, Arvind Kejriwal

    Feb 2, 2006- Blockbuster job scheme: The National Rural Employment Guarantee Act is implemented, in 200 districts to begin with. The scheme, hailed as the “world’s largest and most ambitious social security and public works programme”, would cover all Indian districts by April 1, 2008. Photo: PTI

  • A P J Abdul Kalam, Narendra Modi, Manmohan Singh, Arvind Kejriwal

    March 2, 2006- Nuke deal: US President George Bush (left) with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. The leaders signed the '123 Agreement', a bilateral civil nuclear deal. Photo: Reuters

  • A P J Abdul Kalam, Narendra Modi, Manmohan Singh, Arvind Kejriwal

    Jan 31, 2007- Biggest deal: Tata group chief Ratan Tata announces Tata Steel’s acquisition of Anglo-Dutch firm Corus Group for a cumulative $12.04 billion, the biggest deal in value by an Indian company, to create the world's fifth-largest steelmaker. Photo: Reuters

  • A P J Abdul Kalam, Narendra Modi, Manmohan Singh, Arvind Kejriwal

    Feb 28, 2007- Soaring High: Finance Minister P Chidambaram before announcing the Budget for 2007-08. Two months later, the government announced the Indian economy had in 2006-07 grown 9.4%, the strongest numbers in 20 years. BS Photo

  • A P J Abdul Kalam, Narendra Modi, Manmohan Singh, Arvind Kejriwal

    May 7, 2007- Taxing deal: Vodafone Group CEO Arun Sarin (centre) with Hutchison-Essar CEO Asim Ghosh (right). Vodafone bought Hutchison’s mobile business for $5.46 billion. The deal later landed in a $2.5-billion tax dispute, with the I-T dept claiming it was liable to be taxed in India and the government allowing this through a retrospective amendment of the law. Photo: Reuters

  • A P J Abdul Kalam, Narendra Modi, Manmohan Singh, Arvind Kejriwal

    April 1, 2008- Closure: The much-delayed verdict in one of India's first major stock market scams sentences Ketan Parekh, the main accused, to a year in prison. BS Photo

  • A P J Abdul Kalam, Narendra Modi, Manmohan Singh, Arvind Kejriwal

    April 18, 2008- A cricket festival: IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi (left) with RIL CMD Mukesh Ambani during a match of the Indian Premier League, the T20 cricket extravaganza that is considered Modi’s branchild. Photo: PTI

  • A P J Abdul Kalam, Narendra Modi, Manmohan Singh, Arvind Kejriwal

    June 11, 2008- Bitter pill: Ranbaxy CEO Malvinder Mohan Singh (left) with Daiichi-Sakyo CEO Takashi Shoda. Daiichi-Sankyo acquires Ranbaxy in a $4.6-billion deal. BS Photo

  • A P J Abdul Kalam, Narendra Modi, Manmohan Singh, Arvind Kejriwal

    Sep 26, 2008- Big hurdles for small car: Then Opposition leader in West Bengal Assembly, Mamata Banerjee, leads a protest against Tata Motors’ proposed Tata Nano plant in Singur. Tata pulled out of the state in October that year. Photo: Reuters

  • A P J Abdul Kalam, Narendra Modi, Manmohan Singh, Arvind Kejriwal

    Oct 17, 2008- Bloodbath on D-street: As the world markets wallowed in recession, the BSE Sensex fell below 10,000. Just ten months earlier, in December 2007, it had closed above the 20,000 mark. BS Photo

  • A P J Abdul Kalam, Narendra Modi, Manmohan Singh, Arvind Kejriwal

    Oct 22, 2008- Off to the moon: India's first Lunar probe Chandrayan-I, launched by Isro, blasts off into the orbit with several instruments from India and other countries. The estimated cost was $58 million. Photo: PTI

  • A P J Abdul Kalam, Narendra Modi, Manmohan Singh, Arvind Kejriwal

    Jan 9, 2009: Accounting fraud at satyam: Satyam Computer Services founder B Ramalinga Raju is arrested after revealing he fudged the account books of the IT firm for years, inflating the numbers to the tune of $1.47 billion.

  • A P J Abdul Kalam, Narendra Modi, Manmohan Singh, Arvind Kejriwal

    Aug 4, 2009- Towards literacy: India enacts the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act (Right to Education) and becomes one of the 135 countries where education is a fundamental right of every child. BS Photo

  • A P J Abdul Kalam, Narendra Modi, Manmohan Singh, Arvind Kejriwal

    Feb 2, 2011- 2G tangle: Telecom Minister A Raja arrested for his alleged role in the 2G telecom spectrum scam. Photo: PTI

  • A P J Abdul Kalam, Narendra Modi, Manmohan Singh, Arvind Kejriwal

    June 4, 2011- Fight against Corruption: Activist Anna Hazare leads an anti-graft movement at Delhi's Ramlila Maidan, seeking a strong legislation to fight corruption. BS Photo

  • A P J Abdul Kalam, Narendra Modi, Manmohan Singh, Arvind Kejriwal

    July 18, 2012- A Grinding halt: A year-long industrial conflict at the Manesar plant of Maruti Suzuki turns violent. A human resource manager is killed and more than 40 employees are injured by protesting strikers. Photo: Reuters

  • A P J Abdul Kalam, Narendra Modi, Manmohan Singh, Arvind Kejriwal

    Dec 16, 2012- Collective outrage: The brutal rape and subsequent death of a Delhi girl sparks one of the greatest student protests against gender discrimination and demand for more stringent anti-rape laws. Photo: Reuters

  • A P J Abdul Kalam, Narendra Modi, Manmohan Singh, Arvind Kejriwal

    March 4, 2014- Tycoon in Tihar: Sahara India chief Subrata Roy, faces an ink attack in the Supreme Court premises. Roy, accused of a multi-billion-dollar optionally fully convertible debenture fraud, has been in Delhi’s Tihar jail since. Photo: PTI

  • A P J Abdul Kalam, Narendra Modi, Manmohan Singh, Arvind Kejriwal

    May 7, 2014- Commodity king in trouble: Jignesh Shah, founder and group CEO, Financial Technologies India Ltd, is arrested by the Mumbai Police for his alleged role in a Rs 5,600-crore payment default case at group firm National Spot Exchange Ltd. BS Photo

  • A P J Abdul Kalam, Narendra Modi, Manmohan Singh, Arvind Kejriwal

    May 26, 2014- Historic electoral win: Narendra Modi (right) greets President Pranab Mukherjee before being sworn in as prime minister. The Modi-led National Democratic Alliance recorded a historic win in the 2014 general elections. BS Photo

  • A P J Abdul Kalam, Narendra Modi, Manmohan Singh, Arvind Kejriwal

    June 2, 2014- Birth of Telangana: K Chandrashekhar Rao attends a ceremony to mark the formation of Telangana, India’s 29th state. Rao became the first chief minister of Telangana. Photo: PTI

  •  A P J Abdul Kalam, Narendra Modi, Manmohan Singh, Arvind Kejriwal

    Sep 17, 2014- Hospitality and Investment: Prime Minister Narendra Modi (right) with Chinese President Xi Jinping and wife Peng Liyuan during their visit to the Sabarmati riverfront in Ahmedabad. During Xi’s visit, China committed itself to investing $20 billion in India over five years. Photo: PTI

  • A P J Abdul Kalam, Narendra Modi, Manmohan Singh, Arvind Kejriwal

    Sep 24, 2014- To the red planet: Isro scientists celebrate as India's Mars Orbiter Mission, launched on November 5, 2013, successfully enters into the Mars orbit. This was India's first interplanetary mission; Isro became the fourth space agency to reach Mars. Photo: PTI

  • A P J Abdul Kalam, Narendra Modi, Manmohan Singh, Arvind Kejriwal

    Dec 10, 2014- Laurels for peace: Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai (left) and India’s Kailash Satyarthi receive the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo. Photo: PTI

  • A P J Abdul Kalam, Narendra Modi, Manmohan Singh, Arvind Kejriwal

    Feb 14, 2015- Back with a Bang: Exactly a year after Arvind Kejriwal resigned as Delhi’s chief minister, his Aam Aadmi Party won a thumping majority in the Assembly polls, bagging 67 seats in the 70-member House. BS Photo

  • A P J Abdul Kalam, Narendra Modi, Manmohan Singh, Arvind Kejriwal

    Dec 25, 2015- Birthday diplomacy: Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif (left) with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, who dropped in for a surprise visit on Sharif’s birthday. Photo: PTI

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