Yearender 2016

The year 2016 witnessed vitriolic US presidential elections leading to Republican Donald Trump's victory; Syrian civil war killed thousands of civilians; the refugee crisis and the Brexit heated up politics in Europe. Back home, demonetisation sent shock waves across the country as the Narendra Modi government\'s decision led to a cash crunch. The Parliament saw a rare unanimity when they passed the Goods and Services Tax Bill, but this unanimity did not last long. The Winter Session of Parliament was

a complete washed out over demonetisation. Tamil Nadu lost its tallest leader as AIADMK\'s J Jayalalithaa passed away of cardiac arrest. The ties between India and Pakistan remained frozen. The surgical strike against Pakistan-based terror camps was said to be the revenge for the killing of 19 Indian soldiers in Uri. Bollywood was forced to boycott Pakistani artistes as the nationalism debate continued through the year. Samajwadi Party saw a bitter family fight between Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and his uncle Shivpal and there\'s disquiet in the Bihar governing alliance after Nitish Kumar\'s vocal support for deminetisation, a stand that goes against RJD. On the tech front, the year saw the launch of Apple iPhone 7, Google Pixel.

Yearender 2016 News

Before New Year 2017, here is the A to Z to what 2016 was like

Here are the top 26 news that made headlines in India and worldwide in 2016.

Technology in 2017: So what does this year hold for us?

The coming year will be pivotal in more ways than one. There will be new challengers that confront traditions, and smarter devices that make us dumber.

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Smartphones in 2017: Apple iPhone 8 to Galaxy S8, what to expect

The new year has just begun, and here's a look at the top smartphones to expect in 2017 from Apple to Samsung.

Tennis in 2016: Andy Murray makes it his year as Novak Djokovic struggles

Andy Murray not only took over as the top ranked player, he got past the Novak Djokovic voodoo. Serena Williams was stopped in her tracks by Angelique Kerber.

Badminton in 2016: PV Sindhu and the rest

Indian badminton in the year saw unprecedented success for PV Sindhu who went from strength-to-strength in the second half of 2016.

Hits that you missed in 2016: When Deepika Kumari got five 10s in nine shots at Rio Olympics

The stage was set for Deepika Kumari to make a tame exit from what was turning out to be a morose Olympics for India.

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Hits that you missed in 2016: Enrique Gonzalez left seven Indian defenders in his wake at Junior Hockey World Cup

Indian players tried to stop Enrique Gonzalez with their sticks, shoulder challenges and, in desperation, by pulling his shirt.

Top performers of 2016: Actors who stole the show

Here's a look at some of the actors who donned very different characters this year and tried to test their artistic limits

Hits that you missed in 2016: Suckerpunch to Bangladesh before facing India in World T20 Quarters

Before facing India in the World T20, Bangladesh were handed terrible news of suspensions for Taskin Ahmed and Arafat Sunny for suspect actions

Hits that were missed in 2016: When Mohammed Shami was breezier than breeze

In the contest which saw Virat Kohli score his maiden double hundred, there was also Mohammed Shami's exceptional four-for in West Indies.

Yearender 2016 Photos

Plunging necklines, metallics, pantsuits: Top 11 Indian fashion trends in 2016

From chokers to metallic skirts, from plunging necklines to thigh-high slits, 2016 saw a fair mix of fashion trends taking centre stage.

2016: Top 26 photos that went viral on the Internet

Check out 26 pictures of 2016 that were massively shared on social media.

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Defining pictures of 2016: From Syria civil war to US elections, a glimpse into the year that was

From the migrant crisis to the civil war in Syria and the US elections, here is a collection of some of the best moments in 2016.

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