Today in Pics: August 10, 2013

Sat Aug 10 2013, 10:44 hrs
Normal life was hit in Odisha today during a dawn-to-dusk hartal called by BJP blaming the BJD government for the death of a minor Dalit girl, who was set ablaze after a rape bid. (PTI)
Normal life was hit in Odisha today during a dawn-to-dusk hartal called by BJP blaming the BJD government for the death of a minor Dalit girl, who was set ablaze after a rape bid. (PTI)
Commuters were stranded as BJP workers resorted to road blockade and rail roko at many places during the 12-hour hartal as the party alleged that the 14-year-old girl from Mahakalpada area of Kendrapara district died on Thursday night due to the government's apathy. (PTI)
Commuters were stranded as BJP workers resorted to road blockade and rail roko at many places during the 12-hour hartal as the party alleged that the 14-year-old girl from Mahakalpada area of Kendrapara district died on Thursday night due to the government's apathy. (PTI)
The President felicitated 121 freedom fighters at the 'At Home' function organised in Rashtrapati Bhavan, on august 9 which commemorates the anniversary of Quit India movement of 1942. (IE Photo: Renuka Puri)
The President felicitated 121 freedom fighters at the 'At Home' function organised in Rashtrapati Bhavan, on august 9 which commemorates the anniversary of Quit India movement of 1942. (IE Photo: Renuka Puri)
The fuction which was attended by Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Defence Minister A K Antony and other dignitaries. (IE Photo: Renuka Puri)
The fuction which was attended by Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Defence Minister A K Antony and other dignitaries. (IE Photo: Renuka Puri)
The President presented the solar lamp to the freedom fighters at the function. (IE Photo: Renuka Puri)
The President presented the solar lamp to the freedom fighters at the function. (IE Photo: Renuka Puri)
It was a green message from President Pranab Mukherjee as he presented a solar lamp to freedom fighters and said the recent natural calamity in Uttrakhand shows once again that man must live in harmony with nature. (IE Photo: Renuka Puri)
It was a green message from President Pranab Mukherjee as he presented a solar lamp to freedom fighters and said the recent natural calamity in Uttrakhand shows once again that man must live in harmony with nature. (IE Photo: Renuka Puri)
The President gifted the freedom fighters a solar lamp which contained a personal message from him. "Nature has always been kind to humanity. But whenever greed has overtaken need, nature has revealed its destructive face. (IE Photo: Renuka Puri)
The President gifted the freedom fighters a solar lamp which contained a personal message from him. "Nature has always been kind to humanity. But whenever greed has overtaken need, nature has revealed its destructive face. (IE Photo: Renuka Puri)
"The recent natural calamity in Uttarakhand has once again shown the necessity for mankind to live in harmony with nature. Increased use of solar power can help us preserve the environment," the message said. (IE Photo: Renuka Puri)
"The recent natural calamity in Uttarakhand has once again shown the necessity for mankind to live in harmony with nature. Increased use of solar power can help us preserve the environment," the message said. (IE Photo: Renuka Puri)
In Mumbai, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan joined the nation in paying tribute to the martyrs of the freedom struggle on the 71st anniversary of the launch of the Quit India movement. (IE Photo: Kevin D'souza)
In Mumbai, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan joined the nation in paying tribute to the martyrs of the freedom struggle on the 71st anniversary of the launch of the Quit India movement. (IE Photo: Kevin D'souza)
The Chief Minister laid wreath at the martyr's memorial in the Maidan, earlier known as Gowalia Tank, in south Mumbai. Freedom fighters and leaders of political parties were among those present. (IE Photo: Kevin D'souza)
The Chief Minister laid wreath at the martyr's memorial in the Maidan, earlier known as Gowalia Tank, in south Mumbai. Freedom fighters and leaders of political parties were among those present. (IE Photo: Kevin D'souza)
Mahatma Gandhi had launched the Quit India Movement from the  August Kranti Maidan, here on this day in 1942, to force the British out of the country. (IE Photo: Kevin D'souza)
Mahatma Gandhi had launched the Quit India Movement from the August Kranti Maidan, here on this day in 1942, to force the British out of the country. (IE Photo: Kevin D'souza)

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