07 May, 2021

Calendar 2001

The year at a glance -- in news headlines...including quotes, a news quiz, and news you might have missed but shouldn't have.

Calendar 2001

03/1 Nine cops indicted by Srikrishna Commission in ’93 Mumbai riots probe.

04/1 Maiden flight of Light Combat Aircraft.

09/1 Kumbh Mela starts. Bollywood financier Bharat Shah arrested.

Farooq Abdullah survives grenade attack..

16/1 Suicide squad storms Srinagar airport, all six LeT men killed.

17/1 Agni II, 2,000-km IRBM, test-fired.

21/1 VHP announces Ayodhya temple construction date: March 12, 2002.

24/1 J&K ceasefire instituted at the start of Ramzan extended till Feb 26.

25/1 Over 20 million people bathe at the Kumbh. Northern Ireland secretary Peter Mandelson resigns from UK cabinet following allegations that he helped Srichand Hinduja get UK passport.Lata Mangeshkar, Ustad Bismillah Khan awarded Bharat Ratna.

26/1 Gujarat earthquake, 7.9 on Richter scale.


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