In Pics: The week that was from January 5 to January 11

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Bangalore, Jan 11: The week from Jan 5 to Jan 11 was an eventful one, in terms of the country's politics. While AAP continued to make headlines, many politicians too made it to the headlines because of their statements. OneIndia News brings to you important news of the week in pictures.

1. ISRO successfully managed to launch GSLV D5.

2. Telugu actor Uday Kiran commits suicide. 

3. AAP cracks its whip on Delhi Jal Board, shifts three officers and transferred 800 officials.

4. Former Venezuelan beauty queen and her former husband are shot dead.

5. US experiences coldest winters under the influence of polar vortex.

6. AAP's office ransacked in Uttar Pradesh,  AAP blames BJP, Cong.

7. Narendra Modi hits out at PM, praises NRIs.

8. Saifai fest: Akhilesh defends celebrations, hits out at the media.

9. Kiran Bedi raises eyebrows as she openly support Narendra Modi.

10. Devyani Khobragade returns to India.

in New Delhi

Pre-marital sex is "immoral" and against the "tenets of every religion", a Delhi court has said while holding that every act of sexual intercourse between two adults on the promise of marriage does not become rape.



In Dhaka

Voting began on Sunday morning in Bangladesh's violence-plagued general elections amid calls from opposition BNP and its allies to resist the polls, even as six persons were killed in clashes across the country.



In Sriharikota

After two failed attempts in 2010, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Sunday successfully launched the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-D5) - at 4.18 pm from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.



In Lisbon

Portuguese football star Eusebio, who was born into poverty in Africa but became an international sporting icon and was voted one of the 10 best players of all time, Passed away. He died at the age of 71, his longtime club Benfica said.



In Hyderabad

Award winning Telugu actor Uday Kiran committed suicide on Sunday, Jan 5, said media reports. According to sources, the actor hanged self.



In New Delhi

Aam Aadmi Party leader Kumar Vishwas apologised to JD(U) MLA Shoaib Iqbal on Monday after the latter threatened to withdraw support to the AAP-led government in Delhi to protest Vishwas's remark on Muharram festival at a programme last September.



In New Delhi

The Aam Aadmi Party leader Prashant Bhushan on Monday said that his comment on kashmir was distorted.On Sunday Prashant Bhushan had called for a referendum in Jammu and Kashmir to decide whether the presence of Army was required or not in the Valley.



In New Delhi

Acclaimed journalist and author Manu Joseph has resigned as the Editor of the Open magazine.The 39-year-old editor announced the resignation on his Facebook page on Monday. "I have quit Open. Will continue as interim editor until a new editor is appointed or the end of March, whichever is sooner. Third novel, come to me fast", wrote Manu Joseph on his Facebook page.



In New Delhi

This is probably a major reshuffle within the Delhi Jal Board ever since its inception where 800 employees were transferred by the newly-formed government. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal claims that the transfer was reportedly carried out to improve the service delivery process.



In Berlin

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is likely to be out of work for 6 weeks, following a low-speed ski accident in Engadin near St Moritz. AS a result of this, she is reported to be suffering from a pelvic fracture.



In New Delhi

The Delhi Police on Tuesday said in a press conference that they had registered a case after receiving intelligence inputs and arrested two individuals during the probe.



In West Bengal

The family of the 16-year-old girl, who was gangraped and murdered in West Bengal, on Tuesday met President Pranab Mukherjee demanding stringent punishment for the guilty.



In Mumbai

Bollywood actor Boman Irani and his son Dinesh Irani have fallen in a legal soup. Their names have come up in aRs 425 crore Qnet scam, said media reports.



In Chennai

Marathi actress Alka Punewar, who went "missing" from Thane since December 28, 2013, has been to Chennai, police sources said on Tuesday.



In Caracas

Former Miss Venezuela Monica Spear was shot dead, along with her partner in front of their 5-year old daughter. Suspected to be shot in an attempt of robbery, the criminals fled from the site after shooting them, without stealing anything. However, they spared their daughter. The family was on a holiday in Venezuela.

Prashant Bhushan prefers Rahul Gandhi as PM: It's expected, isn't it?

Former Union minister and noted journalist Ram Jethmalani on Tuesday tweeted that senior Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Prashant Bhushan told him that he preferred Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi as the future prime minister of India over BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. Jethmalani also said that AAP leader and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal didn't deny what Bhushan had said.



In Washington

Polar freeze has brought the United States to a standstill - literally. People have been staying indoors for past many days, thanks to the deadly blast of arctic air. At least 9 deaths were reported in North America.



In Kaushambi (UP)

The office of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) was ransacked in Kaushambi in Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh around 11 am on Wednesday. Reports said 35-40 unidentified men pelted stones at the office which didn't have much security arrangements in place. The Hindu Raksha Dal is allegedly behind the attack.



In Panaji

One more body was recovered on Wednesday from the debris of building in Goa which collapsed on Saturday. The death toll is 19 now, according to the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF).



In Bangalore

Former Karnataka chief minister B S Yeddyurappa is likely to contest the next Lok Sabha election as a BJP candidate from Shimoga constituency in the state, reports said.



In New Delhi

Taking a dig and backing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for saying that 'good times are ahead' BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Thursday said that indeed good times are ahead.



In Mumbai

MNS chief Raj Thackeray on Thursday hit out at BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and said that the Gujarat CM 'should have resigned as the CM the day he was announced as the prime ministerial candidate.'



In Lucknow

Under attack from opposition parties for arranging foreign tour of Ministers and cultural festival when Muzaffarnagar riot victims were suffering in relief camps, SP government on Thursday defended itself saying political parties were resorting to "negative opposition" to defame it.



In New Delhi

Standing by her choice in the Lok Sabha elections, retired IPS officer Kiran Bedi said that her comment of "voting for Narendra modi" was an independent choice. "As a an independent voter, my vote is for NaMo (Narendra Modi)," said she.



In New Delhi

Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade has left for India, her lawyer said on Friday. She has been transferred to Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi, he said.



In Islamabad

Pakistan is mourning the death of a 14-year-old who sacrificed himself while trying to stop a suicide bomber from entering his school and killing his friends. Ninth-grader Aitazaz Hassan Bangash is now hailed as the country's hero who deserves 'more recognition than Malala Yousafzai'.



In Lucknow

Two days after the controversial Saifai Mahotsav took place, Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav on Friday defended and justified the event saying that 'Saifai events gives a platform to the talented youth.'



In Bangalore

When it comes to making Bangalore a "world class" city, who could better understand than the Bangalore man Nandan Nilekani himself!



in New Delhi

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his ministers are holding a 'janata darbar' at the secretariat here Saturday to address the public grievances.

In New Delhi

Ex-IPS officer Kiran Bedi hits out at Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal yet again, just after the first Janta Darbar held by the party in front of the Delhi Secretariat that went berserk mid-way.



In Washington

Hours after Devyani Khobragade's arrival in New Delhi, US officials informed that the controversial Indian diplomat might be arrested once again in connection with visa fraud case.



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