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India History Timeline: 2001 to Present



Year Rulers War and Politics Entertainment Literature Art and Architecture Science and Technology World Historic Events / Personalities
2001 Prime Minister of India : Atal Behari Vajpayee (1998 - 2004)

    G W Bush sworn in as US president (Jan 20, 2001)

Sep 11 Attacks by Osama Bin Laden and Al Queda


19 men affiliated with al-Qaeda hijacked four commercial passenger jet airliners, two of which were crashed into the two World Trade Center towers in New York City. The third team crashed a plane into the Pentagon and the fourth plane crashed into a field near the town of Shanksville in rural Somerset County, Pennsylvania. Excluding the 19 hijackers, a confirmed 2,973 people died and another 24 remain listed as missing as a result of these attacks




 
2002 Prime Minister of India : Atal Behari Vajpayee (1998 - 2004) "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" becomes the most profitable movie of all time, earning more than $200 million at the box office, while costing only about $5 million to make (2002)
2003 Prime Minister of India : Atal Behari Vajpayee (1998 - 2004)       Kashmir Authorities make Dal Lake in Srinagar, the world's latest Wireless Fidelity Wi-Fi 'hotspots' (Nov 4, 2003) Saddam captured by US army (Dec 14, 2003)


Without any shots fired, American troops pulled a bearded and haggard Saddam from his hiding place near his hometown Tikrit. He had a pistol and was hiding in a dirt pit 6 feet in the ground

2004 Dr. Manmohan Singh (United Progressive Alliance) (2004 - Present) Results for the fourteenth Lok Sabha elections announced, the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) loses. (May 13)         Arafat dies (Nov 10, 2004)
India's most notorious bandit Koose Muniswamy Veerappan killed in a police 'encounter' (October 18, 2004)


Perhaps the most famous sandalwood smuggler in the history of mankind, it's estimated that Veerappan killed 120 people, mostly policemen and forestry officials


Tsunami kills more than 200,000 in Indian Subcontinent (Dec 26, 2004)


An earthquake shook the ocean floor in the Indian Ocean near Indonesia which resulted in the tsunami which killed people in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, India and as far away as the African countries of Somalia and Madagascar. Waves reached a height of 65 feet (20 meters)

2005     Bollywood star Amrish Puri dies at the age of 72 from a brain haemorrhage (Jan 12 2005)       Pope John Paul II dies at 84 (Apr 2, 2005)


A boy from small-town Poland grew up to become pope, put an end to the Soviet Union and the Red Block and, in the opinion of some, became "the man of the century"

Earthquake in Kashmir (Oct 8, 2005)


A massive 7.6-magnitude earthquake devastated the mountainous Kashmir border region between India and Pakistan, killing an estimated 80,000 people

2006     PricewaterhouseCoopers predicted this year that India's film business will earn $1.12 billion by the year 2006, from $617 million in 2001   M F Hussain arrested and charged with hurting sentiments of people because of his nude portraits of Hindu gods and goddesses (February, 2006)


M F Hussain's objectionable Bharatmata painting

     
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