In pics: The week that was from October 6 to October 12

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Bangalore, Oct 12: The past week witnessed crucial events, both nationally and internationally. While United States continued to brace in the government shutdown, in India political slug fest continued ahead of the Assembly polls. OneIndia News brings to you many other important news from October 6 to October in pictures-

1. USA is badly affected by the government shutdown; meetings yield no results.

2. Asaram Bapu's son Narayan Sai is accused of raping. He has been missing ever since.

3. Telangana issue: Jagan Mohan Reddy and Chandrababu Naidu go on fast to protest against the bifurcation of the state. Later both are hospitalised.

4. Malala Yousufzai misses out on winning the Nobel Peace Prize.

5. Tandoor case: Accused gets life imprisonment instead of death penalty.

and more such news in pictures.

Secretary of State John Kerry urges US Congress to end shutdown

US Secretary of State John Kerry urged the Congress to end a partial government shutdown and assured the international community that the budget impasse will be resolved shortly.



Badminton: Life ban recommended for Jwala Gutta

The Badminton Association of India (BAI)'s disciplinary committee has recommended a life ban for leading doubles player Jwala Gutta for her conduct during an Indian Badminton League (IBL) tie in Bangalore Aug 25.



Anti-Telangana protests hit power supply in Andhra

An indefinite strike launched Sunday by electricity employees of Rayalaseema and the coastal region of Andhra Pradesh hit power supply in six districts of the state and also forced the railways to cancel train services.



I am a better player than last year: Sania Mirza

As she closed her 2013 season with a bang by winning the prestigious WTA China Open, Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza avowed that she is a better player compared to what she was last year.



Narendra Modi completes 12 years as Gujarat CM today

Narendra Modi will on Monday become the first Chief Minister of Gujarat to complete 12 years of continuous rule, during which he not only hard-sold 'Gujarat model of development' but also got himself nominated as BJP's prime ministerial candidate for 2014 elections.



New Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal to be Aam Aadmi Party's CM candidate

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is all set to challenge the Congress and the BJP in the upcoming Assembly elections as the party has named its National Convener Arvind Kejriwal as the chief ministerial candidate.



Telangana: Chandrababu Naidu begins fasting

Chandrababu Naidu, the Telugu Desam Party chief has started his indefinite fasting against the formation of Telangana. Alleging conspiracy between the Jagan-led YSR Congress and TRS, Naidu said,"The (Telangana) decision is national match-fixing.

Lookout notice issued against Asaram's son Narayan, ashram ransacked

A lookout notice was on Monday issued against jailed self-styled godman Asaram Bapu's son Narayan Sai, a day after fresh sexual abuse complaints were lodged against the father-son duo by two sisters.



Keran: Indian Army recovers arms with 'Made in Pakistan' tag

The Indian Army is said to be conducting final operations in Keran sector of Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district, where 30 to 40 militants and Pakistan special forces' troops had infiltrated.



Mayawati captured the space of Dalit leadership in UP: Rahul Gandhi

In a press conference in Delhi, Rahul Gandhi openly challenged the leadership of Mayawati, saying that she is not letting the Dalit leadership grow in Uttar Pradesh. Accusing her of 'single-handedly' leading the party, not allowing anyone from her own community to represent Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP).



Tandoor case: SC commutes Sushil Sharma's death sentence

Eighteen years after he murdered his wife and burnt her body in a tandoor, the Supreme Court today commuted to life imprisonment the death penalty awarded to former Youth Congress leader Sushil Sharma in the case that had sent shock waves across the nation.



Chiranjeevi named in Cong's coordination committee for Andhra

Union minister Chiranjeevi from Seemandhra and Deputy Chief Minister Damodar Raja Narsimha who hails from Telangana are members of the Coordination Committee for Andhra Pradesh formed by Congress today when the separate statehood issue has led to protests in parts of the state.



Karplus, Levitt, Warshel win 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Three US scientists- Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt and Arieh Warshel on Wednesday won the 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for development of computers to understand and predict complex chemical processes.



Met department issues cyclone threat, Odisha on high alert

Odisha has asked the collectors of 14 districts to be on high alert as a depression formed over the Bay of Bengal could intensify into a cyclonic storm and hit the state coast, officials said on Wednesday.



Obama nominates Yellen as chair of Federal Reserve Board

US President Barack Obama has nominated Janet Yellen as chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, describing her as one of America's "foremost economists and policy makers".



Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan kidnapped

Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has been kidnapped from a hotel in Tripoli, two Arab television channels reported on Thursday.



Canadian author Alice Munro wins Nobel literature prize

Canadian author Alice Munro won the Nobel literature prize on Thursday, Oct 10 for her short stories that focussed on the frailties of the human condition. The Swedish Academy termed her as a master of contemporary short story.



Former Pak President Pervez Musharraf arrested in the Lal Masjid case

Looks like Pakistan's former President Pervez Musharaff's happiness is short lived. A day after he was granted bail by the court in three other cases and was cleared to leave the country, Musharraf was re-arrested in the Lal Masjid case on Thursday.



Controversial leader Raja Bhaiya makes comeback as UP Cabinet Minister

Allegedly tainted MLA Raja Bhaiya makes a come back into the Cabinet.



With big dreams in her eyes, Malala Yousufzai wants to be Pak PM

This year's Nobel Peace Prize front-runner Malala Yousufzai dreams big and wants to be the Prime Minister of Pakistan and wants to save the country.



GoM: Hyderabad will not be granted Union Territory status

The Group of Ministers (GoM) constituted to look into the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, have made it very clear that Hyderabad won't be granted the Union Territority status.



Amidst massive evacuation, Cyclone Phailin's intensity not reduced

As Orissa and Andhra Pradesh brace for Cyclone Phailin, the met department has said that the intensity of the cyclone hasn't reduced.



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