In Pics: The Week That Was from Jan 26 to Feb 1

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Bangalore, Feb 1: The past week witnessed celebrations and controversies galore. The nation celebrated its 65th Republic Day amidst much fanfare.

Meanwhile one of the most hyped and talked about interview, the Rahul Gandhi- Arnab Goswami interview was aired on television. The interview became the talk of the town after Rahul Gandhi fialed to impress the audience. The interview generated a lot of buzz on social networking sites, where many took pot shots at Rahul Gandhi.

OneIndia News brings to you 'The Week that Was' from Jan 26- to Feb 1 in pictures-

1. Nation celebrates 65th Republic Day.

2. Boat capsizes in Andaman, 21 tourists dead

3. Stanislas Wawrinka defeats Rafeal Nadal to win the Australian Open.

4. MNS workers go beserk, attack toll plazas in Maharastra.

5. Rahul Gandhi's 1984 riots comments causes a stir, protests erupt in Delhi.

6. NCP leader in Mumbai makes sexist comments, draws flak.

7. Musician Bappi Lahiri joins BJP ahead of Lok Sabha elections.

8. Death of Arunachal student in Delhi causes a flutter.

Japanese PM witnesses Republic Day parade

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Sunday keenly witnessed the Republic Day parade at which he was the chief guest.



Australian Open: Sania-Tecau lose mixed doubles final

India's Sania Mirza failed to grab her second Australian Open mixed doubles title as she and her Romanian partner Horia Tecau lost 3-6, 2-6 to Daniel Nestor of Canada and Kristina Mladenovic of France in the final at the Rod Laver Arena here Sunday.



Saina Nehwal beats Sindhu to win first title in 15 months

Top Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal ended her 15-month title drought by beating compatriot and second seed P.V. Sindhu in the women's singles final to win the $120,000 India Grand Prix Gold here Sunday.



21 dead, several missing as boat capsizes at Port Blair in Andamans

At least 21 people have been reportedly died and several are missing after a tourist boat capsized near Port Blair in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.



Will contest Lok Sabha election: Advani

Veteran BJP leader LK Advani on Sunday said he will contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, putting an end to speculation that he could be moved to the Rajya Sabha. The delay in the announcement of the BJP's list of Rajya Sabha candidates gave rise to a buzz that the RSS was toying with the idea of pushing some of the veterans to the Upper House.



Stanislas Wawrinka beats Rafael Nadal to lift Austalian Open

Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka claimed his first Grand Slam title in dramatic fashion on Sunday when he upset injury-troubled world number one Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open final.



In Pics: The Week That Was from Jan 26 to Feb 1

Activists of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena vandalised toll plaza offices in Thane, Airoli and Nagpur. This came after MNS chief Raj Thackeray announced that his party workers will not pay toll 'even if it means resorting to violence'.



When with Arnab Goswami, Rahul Gandhi's body language may say it all

Today is a historic day on Indian television as well as in Indian politics. Times Now Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami will take an interview of Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi.



Shreshtha Bharat Divas: Modi mourns the martyrs, joins in singing

The mood at Mumbai's Mahalaxmi Race Course is still patriotic even after the Republic Day of India is over.

Kejriwal retweets hate remark on Rahul and Modi, faces ire

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is in a fresh controversy. He retweeted a comment about BJP's Narendra Modi and the Congress' Rahul Gandhi and all hell was let loose.



Man robbed of Rs 7 crore in broad daylight in Delhi

Unidentified men allegedly looted a man of Rs 7 crore in broad daylight in south Delhi on Tuesday. According to the robbed person, a group of men travelling in a Maruti WagonR stopped his Honda City near Moolchand Flyover around 9.30 am and took his money at gunpoint.



SC refuses to review its verdict on criminalising gay sex

The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to review its verdict on criminalising gay sex. A major set back to the LGBT community, the supreme court dismissed the review petitions filed by Centre and gay rights activists against its December 2013 verdict.



LS polls: 1.2 lakh paramilitary to be deployed

Given the importance of the Lok Sabha polls this year, the centre has deployed approximately 1.2 lakhs paramilitary personnel to avoid any unfavourable situation. The state police is also likely to be engaged for the high-profile multi-phased Lok Sabha polls that are likely to be held in April-May 2014.



Rift in DMK: Alagiri hits back at Karunanidhi

Hours after his father DMK chief M Karunanidhi accused him of threatening his sibling, Alagiri, who has been suspended as party's South Zone Organising Secretary, retorted emotionally in Madurai, and said he would like to die before Karunanidhi.

NCP woman leader says Nirbhaya 'invited' rape

Again, a politician has blamed women's clothing and behaviour as reasons for rape. This time, it is a woman who made the sexist comments.



Kejriwal wants probe into 1984 riots, recommends release of Bhullar

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has demanded an investigation by the Special Investigation Team into the 1984 anti-Sikh riots and the assassination of then prime minister Indira Gandhi by her Sikh bodyguards.



Priyanka Vadra behind Rahul Gandhi's disastrous interview with Arnab?

Days after his much hyped interview with Times Now Editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami, Rahul Gandhi's "immaturity" in political field seems to have been exposed. Now, it seems that his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra might have prompted him from behind the camera.



chumacher showing signs of recovery

There is finally some good news for well-wishers of Formula One legend Michael Schumacher, who is in medically-induced coma for past one month. According to French sports daily L'Equipe, Schumacher is showing signs of recovery.



Sikh bodies hold anti-Congress protests after Rahul Gandhi's remarks

Sikh groups broke open the police barricades and marched towards the Congress office in the Capital. This comes after Rahul Gandhi admits Congress's involvement in the 1984 riots in a television interview.



Arvind Kejriwal lists out achievements, attacks NCW chief

Listing the achievements of his one-month old government, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said that many issues like the 'Lal Batti' culture was not promoted by his party anymore.



'This is a crucial moment for us, we need you': Sonia at Kishanganj

Hopes for Congress win in this year's Lok Sabha elections may be dim, but the party is not losing hope. While Rahul Gandhi is touring the country looping the most sensitive vote banks like women, the youth, the panchayat and the labourers, Sonia Gandhi is in Bihar's Kishanganj district reminding the people of Congress's contribution in the area.



Mumbai police commissioner resigns, may join BJP or AAP

Mumbai police commissioner Satya Pal Singh resigned from the Indian Police Service on Thursday. According to sources, he might join politics. Singh was due for retirement in 2015.



Woman skydiver falls to death from 10,000 ft in Salem

A 26-year-old woman skydiver fell to death from a height of 10,000 feet on Thursday when her parachute failed to open after she dived from an aircraft over Salem airport. And her husband was waiting for his turn to dive when she fell.



AAP's list of corrupt leaders includes Rahul Gandhi & P Chidambaram

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday released a list of corrupt leaders who it aims to defeat in the upcoming Lok Sabha election.

Arunachal student beaten to death in Delhi; racial attack suspected

In a suspected case of racial attack, a student from Arunachal Pradesh was beaten to death by seven-eight men in South Delhi's Lajpat Nagar market, according to TV reports.



Bappi Lahiri strikes 'cord' with BJP, joins ahead of LS polls

Famous music director of the Indian Film Industry, Bappi Lahiri, has joined BJP today, ahead of the Lok Sabha polls this year.

Arunachal student's death: Protests erupt in Delhi

Protesting against the death of 19-year-old Arunachal Pradesh student Nido Tania in Delhi, students from northeast demonstrated outside Lajpat Nagar police station.



Gadkari threatens to sue Kejriwal for defamation

Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal is in trouble again ! This time, he has been served a legal notice by former BJP president Nitin Gadkari for calling him corrupt.



10 points to note about India's first monorail in Mumbai

Mumbai, the most populous metro city in India has one more distinction from Sunday - It owns the credit of being the first city to use monorail in the country. The monorail will be officially flagged off today at 3 pm and will be open for public from Sunday.



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