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Bangalore, July 29: While West Bengal saw the counting of votes for its panchayat election, the rest of the nation was busy in celebrating the Shravana month taking holy dip in several sacred rivers of the country. Security in South Indian state Andhra Pradesh has been beefed up as it was expected that the Centre would take its final call on demand of forming separate Telangana on Tuesday, July 29.

Meanwhile, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi was seen at the prayer meeting of late former Union Minister Arun Nehru in New Delhi. Former Team India Captain Sourav Ganguly shared dais with West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra during the inaugural ceremony of Bus Service at Rajarhat in North 24 pargana in the state.

In New Delhi

AICC Vice President Rahul Gandhi after a prayer meeting of late former Union Minister Arun Nehru in New Delhi on Sunday.

In North 24 pargana

Former Indian Cricketer Sourav Ganguly with West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra(L) flag off to start Bus Service at Rajarhat in North 24 pargana district of West Bengal on Sunday.

In New Delhi

Priyanka Vadra's son Rehan arrives for prayer meeting of late former Union Minister Arun Nehru in New Delhi on Sunday.

In Pune

Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama, spiritual leader Dada JP Vaswani and Bollywood actor Aamir Khan during the launch of a book at an interactive session in Pune on Sunday.

In Gohana

Bollywood actor Govinda distributing laptops to the winners of the 8th Educational Contest conduct by Grameen Pratibha Vikash Samiti, in Gohana, Haryana on Sunday.

In Mirzapur

A woman applies sandal paste on a child's forehead after a holy dip in river Ganga during the auspicious month of Shravana in Mirzapur on Monday.

In Bengaluru

Samajwadi Party Supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav and UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav hold swords during a function in Bengaluru on Sunday.

In New Delhi

BJP President Rajnath Singh his wife and Senior leader Sushma Swaraj enjoy swing during a function to mark the sawan Mahotsav in New Delhi on Sunday.

In Azamgarh

Film actress and MP Jaya Prada with the child of former Bahujan Samajwadi Party MLA Sarvesh Kumar Singh alias Sipu, who was shot dead by unknown assailants recently, in Azamgarh on Sunday.

In Guwahati

An injured of a grenade blast near Paltan Bazar in Guwahati, being rushed to a hospital, on Sunday.

In New Delhi

Shooter Abhinav Bindra with former hockey player, Viren Rasquinha during a media interaction on Draft National Sports Development Bill, 2013 at Shastri Bhawan in New Delhi on Monday.

In Bikaner

A scooterist comes under splashing of rain water as a vehicles moves past at a waterlogged road in Bikaner on Saturday.

In Allahabad

Devotees worship at a Shiv Temple in Allahabad on the first Monday of the holy month of Shravan.

In Guwahati

Security personnel cordon off an area after a grenade blast near Paltan Bazar in Guwahati on Sunday.

In New Delhi

upporters of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Delhi Pradesh being dispersed with water cannon during a march at Delhi CM residence against hike in electricity price in New Delhi on Sunday.

In Gurgaon

Policemen disperse people after two group clashed over a local issue at Hariahera village in Gurgaon on Sunday.

In Chennai

Policemen on horses warm up at Marina Beach in Chennai on Sunday.

In New Delhi

Supporters of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Delhi Pradesh shout slogans as police use water cannon to disperse them during a march at Delhi CM residence against hike in electricity price, in New Delhi on Sunday.

In New Delhi

Rakesh Shukla, who runs The Voice of Stray Dogs (VoSD) in Bangalore with dogs recently. Shuka, who rescue stray dogs, rehabilitate , litigate and make this world a better place for man's best friend.

In Hooghly

Pilgrims arrive for holy dip at Nimaitirtha Ghat before offering puja to lord Shiva at Tarakeswar Temple at Hooghly district on Sunday on the occassion of holy birth month of Lord Shiva, West Bengal.

In Barcelona

Katie Ledecky of the United States celebrates after winning the gold medal in the Women's 400m freestyle final at the FINA Swimming World Championships in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, July 28, 2013.

In Bodhgaya

Students from University of Lincoln in England visit Mahabodhi temple at Bodhgaya in Bihar on Sunday.

In Golaghat

Flood affected people row a banana raft to move to safe place at Athkeliya Boruwa Gaon , in Golaghat , Assam on Sunday.

In Budapest

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, left, of Britain and Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel, right, of Germany celebrate during awarding ceremony for the Hungarian Formula One race at the Hungaroring racetrack near Budapest, Hungary, Sunday, July 28, 2013.

In Umag

Umag: Spain's Tommy Robredo celebrates after defeating Italy's Fabio Fognini in their ATP Tour Croatia Open final tennis match in Umag, Croatia, Sunday, July 28, 2013.

In Rio de Janeiro

Pope Francis waves to piligrims as rides on the popemobile to celebrate mass in Rio de Janeiro Sunday July 28, 2013.

In Tokyo

Brad Pitt, right, and Angelina Jolie, second left, along with their children arrive at Haneda international airport in Tokyo, Sunday, July 28, 2013.

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