In pics: The week that was from Sep 22 to Sep 28

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Bangalore, Sept 28; This week a series of terror attacks rocked the world. OneIndia News brings to you all the news from September 22 to September 28.

1. Nairobi witnessed one of the worst terror attacks as terrorists took hostages in Westgate Mall that claimed 72 and injured many.

2. Pakistan: Church bomb blast kills 85.

3. A Sikh professor was called Osama and attacked in US.

4. Gen VK Singh's claims stir up a political storm.

5. Powerful earthquake jolts Pakistan, killing over 300 people.

6. Cabinet passes ordinance against convicted netas.

7. SC passes Right To Reject option for voters.

8. Twin terror attacks on Army kills 12 in Jammu.

Nairobi mall terror: Hostages still being held, operation continues

A number of hostages were still being held by the gunmen as they continued to battle the security forces in Nairobi's upscale Westgate Shopping Mall, sources in the Kenyan government said on Sunday



Pak: 60 killed as suicide bomber attacks church in Peshawar

Sixty people, including women and children, were killed and 46 others injured when a suicide bomber today attacked a historic church as worshippers were exiting after Sunday service here in Pakistan's restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, police said.



PM discusses misuse of social media, women's security at NIC meeting

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh speaking at the National Integration Council (NIC) meeting said that greater efforts are required to stop the misuse of social media to spread communal disharmony.



US: Group of men call Sikh professor 'Osama', 'terrorist', attacks him

A Sikh professor at Columbia University has been allegedly attacked by a group of men who called him "Osama" and "terrorist" in an assault which the police is investigating as a hate crime.

Setback for Sonia; Aadhar Card not mandatory, says Supreme Court

In a major setback for Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi, the Supreme Court issued a statement saying that Aadhar Card is not mandatory for Indian citizens as a proof of identity.



Bunker Roy and Malala Yousufzai to receive top US award

India environmentalist Bunker Roy and Pakistan's teenage education activist Malala Yousufzai were declared winners of this year's of the prestigious 'Clinton Global Citizens Awards'.



Political war breaks out over Gen VK Singh's revelations

A political slug fest has begun after ex-Army General VK Singh made shocking claims on Monday that money was being paid by the Army to the Jammu and Kashmir government to get a particular job done.



AAP receives lakhs of donations everyday from the aam janta

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), has garnered a lot of attention for its corruption-free policies and has found many admirers, who are generously donating money to the party, 14 lakhs in two days to be precise.



7.8 magnitude earthquake hits Pakistan, tremor felt in Delhi, NCR

A major earthquake shook Baluchistan in Pakistan on Tuesday, Sept 24. According to TV reports, the quake, measuring 7.8 magnitude on the Richter Scale, jolted the region.



Cabinet passes ordinance, stirs up a political controversy

A day after the Cabinet approved an ordinance to negate a Supreme Court order disqualifying MPs and MLAs if they are convicted in a criminal case, the decision has brought in a bag of reactions from across the political fraternity.



Asaram's aide Shilpi gives in, surrenders after a month

The warden of the school in Chhindwara, where the girl who was sexually assaulted by the self-styled godman stayed, has finally given in. Shilpi finally surrendered in Jodhpur after evading arrest for a month.



Terrorists attack police station, army camps in J&K, 12 killed

Twelve persons were killed after terrorists targeted a police station at Hiranagar in Kathua here on Thursday. The deceased include five policemen and one civilian. Reports said the attackers opened fire at the station resulting in the deaths.



Bomb scare at Mangalore Infosys premises

A bomb scare spread panic at the Infosys campus here on Thursday. The building was evacuated as soon as a threat call came over the bomb. Police claimed that a female voice spoke over the phone.



Change is coming: Modi threatens Congress, assures Indians

Sending an open warning for Congress-led UPA government, Modi asserted, "Those who know Tamil Nadu politics and India politics- change is coming. Strength from Tamil Nadu will take Delhi to task."



Interpol issues global warrant against British 'white widow'

Interpol today issued a global arrest warrant for British terror suspect Samantha Lewthwaite, dubbed the 'White Widow', at Kenya's request.



Five-storey building collapses in Mumbai, 13 killed

Thirteen people were killed after a five-storey building collapsed near the Dockyard Road station at Mazgaon area here early on Friday morning. Dozens were injured in the incident and were taken to JJ Hospital.



SC strengthens right to choose with 'None-of-above' option in EVMs

Call it a landmark judgement, but we call it the victory of democracy. The Supreme Court has directed the Election Commission of India to introduce a separate option 'None-of-the-above' in all EVMs, strengthening the right to choose their leaders.



Congress divided: Angry Rahul Gandhi revolts against Manmohan Singh

Vice President of the Congress -- Rahul Gandhi shocked everyone with his surprise entry into a press conference held in New Delhi on Friday, Sept 27. However, more surprises he kept in store for Indians as he openly revolted against Manmohan Singh-led UPA government.



Joint Parlimentary Committee report adopted, Opposition cries foul

The Joint Parlimentary Committee (JPC) report on the 2G spectrum allocation was adopted on Friday.



Rahul extends an olive branch to the PM after outburst

After a public outburst critical of the government, Rahul Gandhi on Friday night reached out to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, saying that he has the "greatest admiration" for his leadership in extremely difficult circumstances.



Diplomats to be present at Narendra Modi's rally in New Delhi

BJP party workers are leaving no stone unturned to make sure that Narendra Modi's rally on Sunday is nothing but a success. Apart from installing over 100 LED screen in Delhi for the rally, the party has even invited 50 foreign missions out of which 36 have confirmed their participation.



JK: High alert in Kathua after villagers claim they saw terrorists

A high alert was today sounded and search operations launched in Kathua and adjoining areas after some villagers claimed to have sighted terrorists in the region which witnessed twin suicide attacks on Thursday that left 10 people dead.



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