News in pictures: What happened across the country on August 9

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New Delhi, Aug 9: BJP President Amit Shah lights the lamp as Prime Minister Narendra Modi, senior leaders M M Joshi, M Venkaiah Naidu and others look on during the party's National Council meet in New Delhi.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President Amit Shah, LK Advani, M M Joshi, Rajnath Singh, M Venkaiah Naidu, Arun Jaitley and other senior leaders also attended the party's National Council meet.

Defence Minister Arun Jaitley shakes hands with US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel before he was presented a guard of honour at South Block in New Delhi.

BSF jawan Satyasheel Yadav at a press conference after he was handed over to BSF officials by the commanders of the Pakistan Rangers at Octroi border post along the International Border in R S Pura sector of Jammu on Friday. Yadav was captured by Pakistan Rangers after he was swept away into their territory by strong currents of Chenab river.

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National Council meet in New Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President Amit Shah, LK Advani, M M Joshi, Rajnath Singh, M Venkaiah Naidu, Arun Jaitley and other senior leaders during the party's National Council meet in New Delhi on Saturday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets BJP President Amit Shah

Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets BJP President Amit Shah after the latter was formally announced as party President at the party's National Council meet in New Delhi on Saturday.

A girl ties a rakhi to her prisoner brother at the Patiala

A girl ties a rakhi to her prisoner brother at the Patiala Central Jail on the eve of Raksha Bandhan on Saturday.

Muslim girls purchase rakhis

Muslim girls purchase rakhis on the eve of "Raksha Bandhan" festival at a market in Allahabad on Saturday.

BJP President Amit Shah lights the lamp

BJP President Amit Shah lights the lamp as Prime Minister Narendra Modi, senior leaders M M Joshi, M Venkaiah Naidu and others look on during the party's National Council meet in New Delhi

A view of the BJP National Council meet

A view of the BJP National Council meet in New Delhi on Saturday.

School children practicing for Independence Day

School children practicing for Independence Day function in Gurgaon on Friday.

BSF jawan Satyasheel Yadav at a press conference

BSF jawan Satyasheel Yadav at a press conference after he was handed over to BSF officials by the commanders of the Pakistan Rangers at Octroi border post along the International Border.

Defence Minister Arun Jaitley shakes hands with US Defence Secretary

Defence Minister Arun Jaitley shakes hands with US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel before he was presented a guard of honour at South Block in New Delhi on Friday.

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