• Pathankot Air Force Station, part of the Western Air Command of the Indian Air Force was attacked by a heavily armed group on 2 January 2016
    Pathankot Air Force Station, part of the Western Air Command of the Indian Air Force was attacked by a heavily armed group on 2 January 2016
  • With tears in his eyes during a White House Press meet on 5 January, President Barack Obama talk about the victims of Sandy Hook school shooting of 2012 massacre that killed 26 people in the shooting.
    With tears in his eyes during a White House Press meet on 5 January, President Barack Obama talk about the victims of Sandy Hook school shooting of 2012 massacre that killed 26 people in the shooting.
  • University of Hyderabad PhD scholar Rohith Vemula’s suicide on 17 January, 2016 triggered huge protest across campuses against the alleged anti- Dalit moves of Modi government . Rohit was one of the five Dalit students who had been suspended from the hostel facility by the executive council (EC) of the university.
    University of Hyderabad PhD scholar Rohith Vemula’s suicide on 17 January, 2016 triggered huge protest across campuses against the alleged anti- Dalit moves of Modi government . Rohit was one of the five Dalit students who had been suspended from the hostel facility by the executive council (EC) of the university.
  • When Leonardo DiCaprio was awarded the best actor Oscar Award, alongside his Titanic co-star, Kate Winslet, on 28 February. It was the first time he received an Oscar though he was nominated many times. 
    When Leonardo DiCaprio was awarded the best actor Oscar Award, alongside his Titanic co-star, Kate Winslet, on 28 February. It was the first time he received an Oscar though he was nominated many times. 
  • Kanhaiya Kumar student leader of JNU was arrested by the police on 12 February in connection with an event at the university in which anti-national slogans and those in favour of terrorist Afzal Guru were allegedly raised. 
    Kanhaiya Kumar student leader of JNU was arrested by the police on 12 February in connection with an event at the university in which anti-national slogans and those in favour of terrorist Afzal Guru were allegedly raised. 
  • The Karnataka High Court on 4 March, 2016 ordered issue of notice to liquor baron Vijay Mallya and his defunct Kingfisher Airlines and nine other respondents on a petition filed by bankers, including SBI, seeking his arrest and impounding of his passport for defaulting on loans.
    The Karnataka High Court on 4 March, 2016 ordered issue of notice to liquor baron Vijay Mallya and his defunct Kingfisher Airlines and nine other respondents on a petition filed by bankers, including SBI, seeking his arrest and impounding of his passport for defaulting on loans.
  • The Madras high court granted one-day parole to Nalini Sriharan on 8 March, the prime convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.
    The Madras high court granted one-day parole to Nalini Sriharan on 8 March, the prime convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.
  • A car filled with explosives blew up in a public square in the heart of Ankara, the Turkish capital, on 13 March evening, killing more than 30 people in the latest of a string of terrorist attacks that have destabilized the country.
    A car filled with explosives blew up in a public square in the heart of Ankara, the Turkish capital, on 13 March evening, killing more than 30 people in the latest of a string of terrorist attacks that have destabilized the country.
  • Additional Sessions Judge Reetesh Singh has granted six months interim bail on 18 March to the two JNU students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya who were slapped with sedition case
    Additional Sessions Judge Reetesh Singh has granted six months interim bail on 18 March to the two JNU students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya who were slapped with sedition case
  • After going through Governor K K Paul’s reports, the cabinet recommended imposition of emergency rule in Uttarakhand on grounds of “breakdown of governance” on 27 March, 2016. Rebel Congress MLAs brought out “sting operation” footages showing Chief Minister Harish Rawat’s involvement in ‘horse trading’. 
    After going through Governor K K Paul’s reports, the cabinet recommended imposition of emergency rule in Uttarakhand on grounds of “breakdown of governance” on 27 March, 2016. Rebel Congress MLAs brought out “sting operation” footages showing Chief Minister Harish Rawat’s involvement in ‘horse trading’. 
  • Mehbooba Mufti became the first woman Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir’s taking office on 4 April, representing the PDP Party, forming an alliance with the BJP.
    Mehbooba Mufti became the first woman Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir’s taking office on 4 April, representing the PDP Party, forming an alliance with the BJP.
  • Bihar state imposed liquor ban on 5 April. 
    Bihar state imposed liquor ban on 5 April. 
  • Puttingal temple fire, in Kollam district in Kerala caused 107 deaths.
    Puttingal temple fire, in Kollam district in Kerala caused 107 deaths.
  • Wildlife authorities in Thailand have found 40 tiger cubs on 31 May in a freezer during a police raid on Tiger Temple, a tourist attraction that has faced repeated allegations of animal trafficking.
    Wildlife authorities in Thailand have found 40 tiger cubs on 31 May in a freezer during a police raid on Tiger Temple, a tourist attraction that has faced repeated allegations of animal trafficking.
  • On 9 June US President Barack Obama officially endorses Hillary Clinton as Democratic Presidential nominee
    On 9 June US President Barack Obama officially endorses Hillary Clinton as Democratic Presidential nominee
  • On 12 June  Gunman claiming allegiance to the Islamic State opens fire at gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, killing 49, injuring 53 - worst mass shooting in the US
    On 12 June Gunman claiming allegiance to the Islamic State opens fire at gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, killing 49, injuring 53 - worst mass shooting in the US
  • On 23 June  United Kingdom votes to leave the European Union in their “Brexit” referendum
    On 23 June United Kingdom votes to leave the European Union in their “Brexit” referendum
  •  A man walked 10 km with his wife’s body on his shoulder, his weeping 12-year-old daughter by his side, in Odhisa 
    A man walked 10 km with his wife’s body on his shoulder, his weeping 12-year-old daughter by his side, in Odhisa 
  • Manipur activist Irom Sharmila ended her 16 years of hunger strike in August 2016.
    Manipur activist Irom Sharmila ended her 16 years of hunger strike in August 2016.
  • Cannes becomes first French resort to ban the burkini
    Cannes becomes first French resort to ban the burkini
  • Terrorists have killed 17 Army soldiers and injured 19 in a suicide attack on an Army camp in Uri in Kashmir on 18 September.
    Terrorists have killed 17 Army soldiers and injured 19 in a suicide attack on an Army camp in Uri in Kashmir on 18 September.
  • His name is Omran Daqneesh and the image of him, bloodied and covered with dust, sitting silently in an ambulance awaiting help. This image reflects the tragic life of Syrians 
    His name is Omran Daqneesh and the image of him, bloodied and covered with dust, sitting silently in an ambulance awaiting help. This image reflects the tragic life of Syrians 
  • Mother Teresa canonised by Pope Francis in a ceremony at the Vatican on 4 September 
    Mother Teresa canonised by Pope Francis in a ceremony at the Vatican on 4 September 
  • On 7 October Washington Post releases videotape of Donald Trump boasting of groping and kissing women without consent
    On 7 October Washington Post releases videotape of Donald Trump boasting of groping and kissing women without consent
  • On 24 October, Cyrus Mistry was sacked as the Chairman of the Tata Sons.
    On 24 October, Cyrus Mistry was sacked as the Chairman of the Tata Sons.
  • On 13 October American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature
    On 13 October American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature
  • Republican Donald Trump is elected President of The United States of America, defeating democrat Hillary Clinton despite Clinton winning 2.9 million more votes on 8 November. 
    Republican Donald Trump is elected President of The United States of America, defeating democrat Hillary Clinton despite Clinton winning 2.9 million more votes on 8 November. 
  •  Indian government scraps 500 and 100 rupees notes effective at from midnight of 8 November. 
    Indian government scraps 500 and 100 rupees notes effective at from midnight of 8 November. 
  • Supreme Court of India ordered cinemas to play national anthem before films on 30 November. 
    Supreme Court of India ordered cinemas to play national anthem before films on 30 November. 
  • Tamilnadu CM J Jayalalithaa who has been hospitalized for 72 days in Apollo Hospital was officially announced as dead after suffering Cardiac arrest on 5 December.
    Tamilnadu CM J Jayalalithaa who has been hospitalized for 72 days in Apollo Hospital was officially announced as dead after suffering Cardiac arrest on 5 December.
  • Cyclone Vardah makes landfall on Tamil Nadu coast on 12 December. 
    Cyclone Vardah makes landfall on Tamil Nadu coast on 12 December. 
  • Cristiano Ronaldo wins the FIFA Ballon d’Or for the 4th time 
    Cristiano Ronaldo wins the FIFA Ballon d’Or for the 4th time 
  • US President Barack Obama retaliates against Russia for hacking American computer systems and trying to influence the 2016 presidential election by ejecting 35 Russian spies and imposing sanctions
    US President Barack Obama retaliates against Russia for hacking American computer systems and trying to influence the 2016 presidential election by ejecting 35 Russian spies and imposing sanctions

Agony and ecstasy of 2016 captured in frames  

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