Best photos of 2015
Just few days left to bid adieu 2015 and from Syrian migrant issue to Paris attacks to Chennai floods, the world has seen it all. Let’s look at some of the best photos of the year
News Nation Bureau | Updated : 15 December 2015, 02:05:27 PM
PM Modi's Silicon Valley Visit
Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Facebook headquarters at Silicon Valley.
Aussie winning the World Cup 2015
For the first time it was Trans-Tasmanian finals in the World cup 2015. For the record fourth time Australia won the world title.
Novak Djokovic maintains his supremacy
For the second consecutive year, Serbian Novak Djokovic has been declared as the winner of the ATP World Tour.
The 28-year-old right hand player will receive the award for the fourth time. The Serbian has clinched three out of the four Grand Slam titles this year, including Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open.
Highest paid athlete
The highest paid athlete of the world is not a cricketer, or a golfer or a football player or a tennis player. He is a boxer, who gives his best in just 36 minutes inside the ring. The fight of the century not only brought fame but money too for Floyd Mayweather Jr. The American became the world’s highest paid athlete.
Cristiano Ronaldo-man with golden leg
Cristiano Ronaldo, the Portuguese skipper who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid is the highest paid footballer in the world.
All Blacks showed they are the best
New Zealand won the Rugby World Cup 2015 beating their neighbouring rivals Australia
AB at his best
South Africa's AB de Villiers demolished West Indies in World Cup match and scored fastest 150.
Tainted Blatter disgraced
An ethics tribunal of scandal-plagued FIFA today banned Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini for eight years saying they had abused their positions over a 2 million Swiss francs payment made to Platini.
Salman, Shah Rukh Khan share screen space
In 2015, much anticipated Jodi of Salman and Shah Rukh Khan finally shared screen space on the famous reality TV show Bigg Boss Nau. King Khan went there to promote his latest movie Dilwale.
Dilip Kumar's legend moment
Ailing legendary actor Dilip Kumar, known as the “tragedy king of Bollywood”, was presented with Padma Vibhushan by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh at his residence in suburban Bandra for his contribution to Hindi cinema spanning over six decades.
Salman rules Box office
Bollywood success now gets measured by the collections, 2015 was sure shot for Salman Khan, who delivered nothing less than two movies – Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Prem Ratan Dhan Payo – to claim number 1 spot
When Bollywood went international
From blink-and-you-miss-it appearances to playing important and lead roles in international projects, Indian actors have come a long way as the year goneby saw Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra and Irrfan Khan bagging plump assignments in Hollywood projects.
When Hollywood came to India
Be it Leonardo DiCaprio's secret date with the Taj Mahal, Nicole Kidman's Delhi visit or the entertaining entry of the "Games of Thrones" giant Kristian Nairn at Comic Con here, 2015 was a treat for Indian fans of Hollywood stars as they took the eastern route.
Rani Mukherji turns Mommy
Bollywood star Rani Mukerji and filmmaker Aditya Chopra were blessed with a beautiful daughter. The actor delivered the baby at Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai.
Kapil Sharma’s ticket to Bollywood
Kapil Sharma claimed himself as the maestro of small screens but everyone tries to move ahead in life and 2015 took comedy king to Bollywood with ‘Kis Kis Ko Pyaar Karoon’.
Year of reunion
King of romance Shah Rukh Khan reunited with beautiful Kajol in the recently released movie Dilwale. While Ranbir tried to balance his career with Deepika Padukone in Tamasha.
Intolerance controversy a nightmare for Aamir and Shah Rukh Khan
Intolerance remarks made many intolerant over the ones who passed it. Major controversy came when Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan shared their views on it.
Year that lost marvels
Indian film industry in 2015 marked the passings of many notable and accomplished artist like Saeed Jaffrey, music composers Ravindra Jain and Aadesh Shrivastava, theater actor Ashraf-Ul-Haque, TV actors Sanjeet Bedi, Mohan Bhandari and Sudha Shivpuri.
Saudi women vote for the first time in 2015
In a historic moment Saudi Arabian women voted for the first time ever. At least 17 women were elected into office.
Canada elects a feminist Prime Minister
Canada elected a feminist male Prime Minister. Justin Trudeau is pro-choice and a self-claimed feminist who pledges to support gender equality. When asked by reporters why he prioritized having the same number of men and women in his Cabinet, he said, "Because it's 2015."
Sania Mirza one of the 7 influential women on BBC's list
Famous tennis player Sania Mirza became one of the 7 Indian women who made it to BBC’s 100 women list for 2015
Women openly challenged period stigma
Women openly challenged period stigma. Canada dropped its tampon tax, activists around the world have mobilized in America, Australia, the U.K., and elsewhere to get their governments to do the same.
Women dominated Presidential debates
This time Hillary Clinton and Carly Fiorina Dominated the Debates unlike the otherwise male-dominated political spectrums.
Nuns in South Korea
Nuns for the first time also took the lead for declaring their support to world climate in Seoul, South Korea.
Volkswagen Emission Scandal
German auto major Volkswagen found itself tangled in a controversy over cheating emission tests. It was found using diesel engines equipped with defeat device in the US and many global markets.
Google Self Driving Car
A driver without a car!! Yes, that was made possible by tech giant Google in 2015. Google successfully tested its self-driving car in 2015 and now the company has signed a deal with auto giant Ford to work further on the project.
Microsoft Windows 10 devices event
Microsoft’s Windows 10 launch event was a much hyped one for the tech lovers. Microsoft made several announcements at this event.
De Suis Charlie
After the deadly attack on France satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, thousands gathered in Paris showing solidarity against peace. The silent protesters were holding placards written "De Suis Charlie" in their hands, which translates to "I am Charlie".
The April 2015 Nepal earthquake killed over 9,000 people and injured more than 23,000. It occurred at 11:56 Nepal Standard Time on 25 April, with a magnitude of 7.8Mw or 8.1M and a maximum Mercalli Intensity of IX.
Iran Nuclear deal
The Iran nuclear deal framework was a preliminary framework agreement reached in 2015 between the Islamic Republic of Iran and a group of world powers: the P5+1 (the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council–the United States, the United Kingdom, Russia, France, and China plus Germany), plus the European Union.
Aylan Kurdi, was a three-year-old Syrian boy of Kurdish ethnic background whose image made global headlines after he drowned on 2 September 2015 in the Mediterranean Sea, as part of the Syrian refugee crisis.
A stampede broke-out at Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia which killed thousands of pilgrims. Iran lead all the affected countries, saying it had 465 pilgrims killed. Many of the dead also came from Africa.
European Migrants Crisis
The European migrant crisis or European refugee crisis began when a rising number of refugees and migrants began to make the journey to the European Union to seek asylum.