In Pics: The Week That Was from Feb 23 to Mar 1

Bangalore, Mar 1: The past one week witnessed many political developments in the country. As the days pass by, parties are leaving no stone unturned to make their presence felt just before the Lok Sabha elections.

Following are the stories that made the headlines from Feb 23 to Mar 1-

1. Alliances between many regional parties and national parties were a major political development.

2. It was a season of rallies with Narendra Modi, Arvind Kejriwal and Rahul Gandhi making their presence felt in each and every corner of the country.

3. Sahara chief Subrata Roy gets arrested after Supreme Court issues a Non Bailable Warrant against him.

4. Gen VK Singh joined the BJP on Mar 1.

OneIndia News bring to you more news in pictures.

In Haryana

The Aam Aadmi Party will launch its national campaign today from Haryana, with party chief Arvind Kejriwal addressing a rally in Rohtak.



Assamese woman gangraped in Delhi

A 21-year-old Assamese woman was raped by two men who have been arrested, police said on Sunday.



In Punjab

Showing his concern for servicemen, Modi said, "One Rank One Pension was a long standing demand. Sadly the Centre plays with emotions of our servicemen."

Arvind Kejriwal calls BJP, Congress puppets of Mukesh Ambani

The Aam Aadmi Party launches its national campaign on Sunday from Haryana, with party chief Arvind Kejriwal addressing a rally in Rohtak.



K C Rao meets Sonia, says Cong to remain in touch with him

Amid speculation over a possible merger of his party with Congress or the forging of a likely alliance between the two, TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao on Sunday met Sonia Gandhi, but said that no politics was discussed during their interaction.



Sochi Olympics end, Russia tops medal tally

Ballet, circus acts and the classics of Russian literature and music were at the heart of Sunday's Sochi Olympics closing ceremony, leaving Russia, which dominated the medals standings, with a sense of accomplishment.



Mobile phone found in Tarun Tejpal's prison cell

In a surprise raid conducted on the cells of Sada sub-jail in Goa's Vasco city, police found a cell phone from cell no. 14, which houses ex-Tehelka editor-in chief Tarun Tejpal.



Green signal on Ram Vilas Paswan-led LJP joining hands with NDA

After a long phase of giving mixed signals, Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) led by Ram Vilas Paswan finally waved the green flag on having a tie up with the NDA ahead of the 2014 general elections.



Rahul Gandhi, an Aam Aadmi, interacts with Haryana farmers: Highlights

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi reached Haryana to meet farmers of the state on Monday, Feb 24. Union Minister Jairam Ramesh, who is believed to be the new mentor of Rahul Gandhi, played the role of an anchor while Rahul interacted with the farmers, the aam aadmi (common man).



Mamata will make a better PM for secular India: Bukhari

Ahead of Lok Sabha election, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Monday received a shot in the arm when Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari today lauded her work for the minorities in West Bengal, and said she would make a better prime minister for secular India than others.



Bihar political drama: 13 MLAs quit Lalu's RJD; six later deny it

In a jolt to Lalu Prasad ahead of Lok Sabha polls, the RJD split on Monday as 13 of the 22 RJD MLAs in Bihar announced they have quit the party but six of them later claimed they are not part of the breakaway faction.



Shinde says he meant 'social media' and not journalism

Union Home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Tuesday morning clarified that he was targeting "social media, not journalism" in his statement given in Monday evening.



Sanjay Dutt parole extension: Center seeks justification from Maha gov

The Centre has confronted the Maharashtra government regarding the repeated parole extension of 1993 Mumbai blast accused and actor Sanjay Dutt.



Shocking Sting Operation: Now, Vijay Mallya dragged into IPL scandal

After Gurunath Meiyappan and Raj Kundra, another IPL team owner -- Vijay Mallya has been dragged into the IPL spot fixing scandal. One of the main accused of the fixing row -- Vindu Dara Singh accused Mallya of earning at least Rs 100-200 crore during IPL betting.



Highlights: Rahul Gandhi in an aggressive mode in Assam

Reaching out to the people of Assam, Congress Vice president Rahul Gandhi today said that 'the biggest netas listened to the janta and bowed their head in front of them.'



Chennai: Breakthrough in TCS techie murder case, 4 arrested

At least four people have been arrested in connection with murder of an employee of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) in Chennai. The Crime Branch-CID (CB-CID) Tamil Nadu Police on Tuesday, Feb 25 arrested four workers of a construction site in the city.



Khurshid's "impotent" remark: BJP pities, says leader lost his mind

Salman Khurshid's controversial remark on Narendra Modi being "impotent" has not angered the BJP. In fact, they pity the Congress leaders for being so open about their frustrations.



Sting Operation Again: Election Commission likely to ban Opinion Polls

The Election Commission of India (EC) is likely to ban all opinion polls which are conducted ahead of all elections including Lok Sabha poll in the country. A sting operation apparently has exposed a shocking side of a few recognised organisations which carry such opinion polls which are aired and published in several news TV channel and newspapers.



The happy tale of a 26/11 Mumbai attack survivor baby

Nearly six long years after the horrific attack on Mumbai in 2008, many sad memories still remain inside the minds of those who witnessed it.



Confirmed: DMDK-BJP form alliance in Tamil Nadu for LS polls

After keeping a long suspense of 'will it or won't it', the actor-turned-politician Vijayakanth's DMDK is all set to form a pre-poll alliance with the BJP in Tamil Nadu, ahead of upcoming Lok Sabha elections 2014.

Yashwant Sinha: Rahul has emerged as the new superman for the UPA

In Bangalore to address a gathering of party workers on Wednesday, former finance minister Yashwant Sinha said that the current condition of our economy was bad and that all sectors of the economy were in the dumps.



Fali Nariman declines committee membership of Lokpal Search committee

Fali Nariman, senior Supreme Court advocate, has refused to be a part of the Lokpal Search Committee. It was rather embarassing for the government to receive a letter from him saying that the Lokpal selection process was ludicrous and farcical.



Exclusive: Aamir Khan likely to play a role this Lok Sabha Election

Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan is likely to play a crucial role this Lok Sabha election which is due by May 2014. Shocked? Read on to get the complete information.



Women shower affection on Rahul Gandhi, plant kisses on his cheeks

Brace yourself ladies for this picture surely is going to break your hearts. On Wednesday, when Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi visited Jorhat in Assam, he got a welcome that he didn't expect at all, to say the least.



Don't run away from global challenges: Modi to traders

Narendra Modi today asked the trading community not to run away from global challenges, but face them and promised to scrap unnecessary laws as it appears that government believes "all are thieves".



Kedarnath shrine to be reopened on May 4

The Kedarnath shrine, which was destroyed by a natural disaster last year, is set to reopen for the public on May 4.



Special category status: BJP holds rail roko in Bihar

The Bihar wing of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will hold a Rail Roko agitation today to demand special category status for Bihar.



Anna Hazare: Arvind Kejriwal, AAP have become power hungry

Making his displeasure very evident against the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Arvind Kejriwal, social activist Anna Hazare on Thursday said that AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal had become 'power hungry.'

Subrata Roy arrest highlights: Non-bailable warrant against him

While Subrata Roy is having a difficult time to convince the SC panel to grant him house arrest till March 3, there is one part of the world which is celebrating his fate.



Cabinet decides to impose President's rule in Andhra Pradesh

The union cabinet Friday decided to impose president's rule in Andhra Pradesh, which is set to be divided to create a separate Telangana state.



Syrian troops kill 55 rebels

The Syrian troops on Friday killed 55 armed rebels in separate operations across the country, the state media said.



Sushilkumar Shinde gets legal notice from Gen VK Singh

In the wake of joining the BJP, Gen VK Singh has filed a legal notice to Home MInister Sushilkumar Shinde, accusing him of not taking any action against individuals who accused Singh of leading a mutiny in 2012.



Britain builds world's largest aircraft

The world's largest operational aircraft was unveiled yesterday in Britain. The Airlander was originally developed for the US Military and is 300 feet long, said Hybrid Air Vehicles-its makers.



Revealed! UPA behind Sindhuratna mishap

The UPA government has not only failed its people but also the country's defences. A Navy report states that India's submarine may come down to 5 or 6 by 2015. Surprisingly, the warning goes completely unheard for a long time.



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