In pics: The week that was

Bangalore, July 20: A massive mid-day meal tragedy claimed over 20 children in a primary school in Bihar earlier this week. A violent panchayat poll was under way in West Bengal while Edward Snowden received a nomination for the Nobel Prize. Narendra Modi's popularity wave swept Odisha this week while the BJP's team for the 2014 elections was announced.

Twenty-two children died after having poisoned mid-day meal in Bihar

Children who fell ill after consuming poisoned mid-day meal being treated at a hospital in Patna.

FDI limits raised

The UPA government raised FDI limits in 13 sectors, with 100% being allowed in the telecom sector.

Narendra Modi wave in Odisha

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi at Jagannath temple in Puri in Odisha.

West Bengal panchayat elections

Women voters stand in a queue to cast their votes at a polling station during the third phase of the West Bengal panchayat polls in West Bengal. The polls have been hit by violence.

BJP announces Team 2014

The BJP announced its Team 2014 with Narendra Modi at its helm.

Dhyan Chand preferred over Sachin Tendulkar for Bharat Ratna

The sports ministry has preferred hockey wizard of yesteryear Dhyan Chand over ace cricketer Sachin Tendulkar for Bharat Ratna award.

Rambani violence

A civilian, who was injured during a protest over Ramban firing incident, being treated at a hospital in Srinagar.

Heavy rain continues to lash India

A motorcyclist makes his way through a water-logged street in Guwahati in Assam. States like Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh have also been hit badly by the monsoons.



Edward Snowden nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Edward Snowdem, who has raised a huge storm after exposing the US surveillance across the world, was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by a Swedish professor.



Bengaluru International Airport renamed

The Bengaluru International Airport was renamed after Kempe Gowda, the founder of Bangalore city.



Marxist leader Samar Mukherjee passes away at 100

Freedom fighter and veteran CPI(M) leader Samar Mukherjee (being felicitated on his birthday by former West Bengal CM Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee) passed away at 100.



Assam introduces bill to ban tobacco products

The Assam government introduced a bill in the state assembly seeking to ban tobacco products in the state.



Lt Gen (retd) K S Brar attack trial opens

The trial of two Sikh men and a woman accused of stabbing Lt Gen (retd) KS Brar, who led Operation Bluestar, opened in London.



New language found in Australia

A new language was discovered in Australia, 'Light Warlpiri', spoken by about 350 people.

The 163 year-old telegram service came to an end

The 163-year-old telegram service was terminated on July 15. The last telegram was reportedly sent to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.

Nelson Mandela turns 95

Iconic South African leader Nelson Mandela, who is currently undergoing treatment in a hospital, turned 95.


Here is a look at the top events that occurred in the week from July 14 to July 20.

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