In pics: The week that was

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Bangalore, Sept 7: OneIndia brings you important events from August 31 to September 7 in pictures.

1. Self styled godman Asaram Bapu arrested amidst much drama.

2. Serial rapist and murderer Jaishankar escapes from prison

3. World's youngest pilot at 5

4. Lok Sabha passes Pension BIll.

5. Abhinav Bindra blames IOA for letting the country down.

6. Music composer Zubin Mehta faces opposition ahead of concert and many other events in pictures.

INS Sindhurakshak victims' bodies to be flown back to homes

The identified bodies of six crew members, who died in the August 14 INS Sindhurakshak submarine disaster, will be flown to their respective hometowns from here on Saturday for last rites, naval officials said.

43 students fall ill after eating midday meal in school

At least 43 students on Saturday fell ill after consuming midday meal at a primary school at Aska in Ganjam district, about 45-km from here, official sources said.

Asaram arrest: Girl's father ends fast-unto-death, happy with step one

Girl's father ends hunger strike after Asaram's arrest yesterday night. The father of the 16-year old girl, who has accused Asaram Bapu of sexually assaulting her, called off his fast-unto-death soon after the arrest of the godman in Indore.

Nelson Mandela discharged from hospital despite critical condition

Ailing anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela was discharged from hospital today though his condition remains critical and is at times unstable, the South African Presidency said.

Sonia Gandhi is "imported", send her back to Italy: Uddhav Thackeray

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday, attacked Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, reportedly calling her an "imported leader" who shouldbe "sent back" to her native Italy.


Asaram clears potency test, chargesheet to be filed soon

Jodhpur Police on Monday said self-styled godman Asaram failed to defend himself and a chargesheet in the case will be filed soon. Asaram claimed innocence after he cleared a potency test conducted on him at the SN Medical college in Jodhpur.

5,000 Japanese told to evacuate due to rains, many houses inundated

More than 5,000 people in Japan were told to evacuate on Monday due to threats of flooding caused by heavy rain, a media report said.

Serial rapist and murderer escapes, high alert issued in Karnataka

In what appears to be a scene straight out of a Bollywood film, jail authorities are perplexed at the escape of a serial rapist and murderer from one of the most highly secured jails in the country.

Another rape complaint filed against Mumbai gang of 5

TV reports said on Tuesday that a woman filed a complaint against the same five men who recently raped a 22-year-old photojournalist inside an abandoned factory in southern Mumbai. She alleged that the same men had raped her inside the Shakti Mills compound, where the 22-year-old was gangraped on the evening of August 22.

World's youngest pilot at 5?!

Believe it or not! A five-year old has (almost) mastered the art of flying a Bee3 weighing 100 Kg. Being the youngest ever pilot, He Yide (nicknamed Duo-duo) from China managed to make a 35-minute flight over the Beijing Wildlife Park, all by himself!

Why Vanzara's letter won't hurt Modi's PM chances

It is amazing how the 'secular' media and politicians have found a reason to celebrate the potential fall of Narendra Modi by stressing a letterwritten by former top Gujarat IPS officer DG Vanzara.


Abhinav Bindra blames IOA, wants it to be corruption free

Indian athletes have put the onus on the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) now and are trying their best to remove corrupt officials from the association in order to overturn the Olympic ban imposed on the country by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Lok Sabha passes Pension Bill

Amidst uproar over the Coalgate scam, the LOk Sabha passed the Pnesion BIll, another of UPA's projects prior to the Lok Sabha elections in 2014. Vociferous protests on missing files of Coalgate and petrol price hike had marred discussions on the Pension Bill in Lok Sabha.

Split Senate panel portends tough fight for Barack Obama on Syria

As President Barack Obama took his case for a punitive military strike against Syria abroad, a divided Senate panel narrowly approved use of force resolution, foreshadowing a tough fight in the Congress.

Special prayers mark Mother Teresa's death anniversary

Thousands of people from all walks of life on Thursday paid homage to Mother Teresa on her 16th death anniversary with special prayers and masses in the eastern metropolis.

Geetika Suicide: Kanda seeks interim bail to attend assembly session

Former Haryana Minister Gopal Kanda, an accused in a former airhostess suicide case, on Sept 4 sought interim bail from a Delhi court contending that he would attend state assembly session and discharge his obligation towards his constituency.

Congress calls strike in Gujarat, demands CM's resignation

The Gujarat Congress called a statewide strike on Friday and also demanded resignation of Chief Minister Narendra Modi over the allegations made by former IPS officer DG Vanzara in his recent letter that caught the nation by a storm.

Music conductor Zubin Mehta says concert will go on as scheduled

Just hours before his much talked about performance in Srinagar, Indian Parsi music conductor Zubin Mehta was felicitated with the Tagore award on Friday.

Bangalore law student gangrape case: Six accused get life sentence

The six out of eight accused in the gangrape case of a law student in October last year, have been given life sentence by a fast track court in Bangalore, here on Friday.

UPA is lost, their honour is lost: Narendra Modi at 'Red Fort'

Comparing UPA and NDA government once again, Modi recalled the the 20 point programme which has been implemented since the time when Indira Gandhi was the prime minister of the country.



U'khand: 68 more bodies found in Kedar valley

The death toll in Uttarakhand tragedy continues to mount with 68 more bodies believed to be of pilgrims who died of cold and starvation while trying to escape the devastating June floods being found on way to Kedarnath shrine.



AP: 4,000 kg 'maha laddoo' prepared for Ganesh festival

A grand 4,000 kg 'maha laddoo' has been prepared by a sweet maker at a village near here ahead of the commencement of the ten-day Ganesh festival from September 9.



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