Bangalore, July 27: The week between July 21 and July 27 has been an eventful one. While President Pranab Mukherjee completed a year in office, former Union minister Arun Nehru passed away. West Bengal continued to witness blood-stained panchayat elections while Mumbai and other parts of the country were badly hit by incessant rain. The Indian Badminton League sparked off a controversy after two of the country's premier women doubles players accused the authorities for allegedly mishandling the players' auctioning. Nobel laureate Amartya Sen found himself amid an intense verbal war between the Congress and BJP over remarks made on Narendra Modi while the India's women archers won the World Cup gold.
Here OneIndia brings some of the highlights of the week
Panchayat polls in West Bengal
Voters show their identity cards at a polling station at Dabgram in Jalpaiguri during final phase of panchayat polls in West Bengal on Thursday. The rural polls in the state have been rocked by violence.
President Pranab Mukherjee completes one-year in office
President Pranab Mukherjee, unveils a bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi sculpted by a 89-year-old man. Mukherjee completed one year in office on July 25.
Deepika Kumari shoots gold in archery World Cup
Indian women bagged recurve team gold at Archery World Cup in Colombia (left, World No. 3 Deepika Kumari).
A man pulls his bag on a flooded street in Mumbai, battered by heavy rain.
Deadly train crash in Spain
A train hurtled off the tracks in northwest Spain killing at least 80 passengers and injuring more than 140.
US Vice President in India
US Vice President Joe Biden, accompanied by his wife Jill, at New Delhi airport.
Earthquake rocks China
A 6.6-magnitude quake in the Chinese city of Dingxi killed over 50 and left over 300 injured.
Royal baby with his parents
Duchess of Cambridge kate and Prince William with their son, George, in London. The royal baby was born on July 22.
Bihar midday meal tragedy: Headmistress caught
Meena Devi, principal of the primary school in Chhapra in Bihar where 23 children died after eating midday meal, being taken into judicial custody.
Ultra-cheap meals in India
Congress MP Raj Babbar drew ire after commenting that a full meal in Mumbai costs just Rs 12. His party colleague Masood said meal in Delhi costs just Rs 5 while former J&K chief minister Farooq Abdullah said the cost of the meal was just Re 1.
Earlier, a eatery owner in Mumbai found himself in trouble after local Congress supporters shut his restaurant for printing 'defamatory' words against the UPA in the food bill receipts.
Para-athlete Devendra gives India historic gold
Indian paralympian Devendra Jhajharia scripted history by winning gold medal in the World Paralympic Championships in javelin throw (F-47 category) event in Lyon, France.
IBL sparks controversy
Top Indian doubles player Jwala Gutta and Aswini Ponappa slammed the Indian Badminton League for allegedly mishandling the players' auction.
Amartya Sen sparked controversy
Nobel laureate Amartya Sen sparked off a controversy by saying Narendra Modi is not his prime minister. A BJP leader said Sen should be stripped of Bharat Ratna title.
Hit-and-run case continues to haunt Salman Khan
Bollywood actor Salman Khan leaves after appearing in a court in Mumbai in connection with the 2002 hit-and-run case.
Former Union minister Arun Nehru passes away
Arun Nehru, former Union Minister and powerful figure during the Prime Ministership of Rajiv Gandhi, passed away after prolonged illness.
Aam Aadmi Party to launch Karnataka unit
The Aam Aadmi launched its Karnataka unit.