Today in Pics: October 2, 2013

Wed Oct 02 2013, 14:52 hrs
Children pay their tributes to Mahatma Gandhi on his 144th birth anniversary at Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad on Wednesday. (IE Photo: Javed Raja)
Children pay their tributes to Mahatma Gandhi on his 144th birth anniversary at Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad on Wednesday. (IE Photo: Javed Raja)
A child kneels down to pay his tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 144th birth anniversary at Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad on Wednesday. (IE Photo: Javed Raja)
A child kneels down to pay his tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 144th birth anniversary at Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad on Wednesday. (IE Photo: Javed Raja)
Congress president Sonia Gandhi at the prayer ceremony of Lal Bahadur Shastri on his birth anniversary at Vijay Ghat in New Delhi on Wednesday. (IE Photo: Prem Nath Panday)
Congress president Sonia Gandhi at the prayer ceremony of Lal Bahadur Shastri on his birth anniversary at Vijay Ghat in New Delhi on Wednesday. (IE Photo: Prem Nath Panday)
President Pranab Mukherjee pays floral tribute to former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri at Vijay Ghat in New Delhi on Wednesday. (IE Photo: Prem Nath Panday)
President Pranab Mukherjee pays floral tribute to former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri at Vijay Ghat in New Delhi on Wednesday. (IE Photo: Prem Nath Panday)
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh pays floral tribute to former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri at Vijay Ghat in New Delhi on Wednesday. (IE Photo: Prem Nath Panday)
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh pays floral tribute to former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri at Vijay Ghat in New Delhi on Wednesday. (IE Photo: Prem Nath Panday)
BJP senior leader L K Advani with his daughter Pratibha at the prayer ceremony of Lal Bahadur Shastri on his birth anniversary at Vijay Ghat in New Delhi on Wednesday. (IE Photo: Prem Nath Panday)
BJP senior leader L K Advani with his daughter Pratibha at the prayer ceremony of Lal Bahadur Shastri on his birth anniversary at Vijay Ghat in New Delhi on Wednesday. (IE Photo: Prem Nath Panday)
Nation today remembered Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of his 144th birth anniversary with top leaders paying floral tributes at his memorial here.  President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and senior BJP leader L K Advani were among prominent leaders who payed homage to Father of the Nation. Congress party vice-president Rahul Gandhi was however, not seen during the ceremony. (IE Photo: Anil Sharma)
Nation today remembered Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of his 144th birth anniversary with top leaders paying floral tributes at his memorial here. President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and senior BJP leader L K Advani were among prominent leaders who payed homage to Father of the Nation. Congress party vice-president Rahul Gandhi was however, not seen during the ceremony. (IE Photo: Anil Sharma)
The Congress President was the first to arrive at Rajghat to pay tributes to Mahatma Gandh followed by BJP leader L K Advani and his daughter Pratibha. (IE Photo: Anil Sharma)
The Congress President was the first to arrive at Rajghat to pay tributes to Mahatma Gandh followed by BJP leader L K Advani and his daughter Pratibha. (IE Photo: Anil Sharma)
After a while, the Prime Minister arrived at Rajghat and paid floral tributes to the Father of the Nation. Other dignitaries who visited Rajghat include Women and Child Development Minister Krishna Tirath, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath, senior Congress Leaders Mani Shankar Aiyar and Manikrao H Gavit, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit among others. (IE Photo: Anil Sharma)
After a while, the Prime Minister arrived at Rajghat and paid floral tributes to the Father of the Nation. Other dignitaries who visited Rajghat include Women and Child Development Minister Krishna Tirath, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath, senior Congress Leaders Mani Shankar Aiyar and Manikrao H Gavit, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit among others. (IE Photo: Anil Sharma)
An all-religion prayer was conducted during the ceremony. The favourite hymns of Gandhi were also played on the occasion. (IE Photo: Anil Sharma)
An all-religion prayer was conducted during the ceremony. The favourite hymns of Gandhi were also played on the occasion. (IE Photo: Anil Sharma)
The nation also remembered former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri on his 109th birth anniversary. (IE Photo: Anil Sharma)
The nation also remembered former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri on his 109th birth anniversary. (IE Photo: Anil Sharma)
President, Vice President, Prime Minister, Sonia Gandhi, Advani also paid floral tributes to Shastri, who gave the slogan 'Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan', at his memorial at Vijay Ghat. (IE Photo: Anil Sharma)
President, Vice President, Prime Minister, Sonia Gandhi, Advani also paid floral tributes to Shastri, who gave the slogan 'Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan', at his memorial at Vijay Ghat. (IE Photo: Anil Sharma)
After his public outburst against ordinance, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi today met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and is understood to have explained his reasons for opposing the move that will protect convicted lawmakers from immediate disqualification. (IE Photo: Amit Mehra)
After his public outburst against ordinance, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi today met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and is understood to have explained his reasons for opposing the move that will protect convicted lawmakers from immediate disqualification. (IE Photo: Amit Mehra)
Sources said Rahul met Singh at his residence here and the meeting between the two lasted 30 minutes. Rahul is understood to have told Singh about the reasons for his reservations over the ordinance. (IE Photo: Amit Mehra)
Sources said Rahul met Singh at his residence here and the meeting between the two lasted 30 minutes. Rahul is understood to have told Singh about the reasons for his reservations over the ordinance. (IE Photo: Amit Mehra)
The meeting came a day after Singh returned from his US visit and said he would try to find out the reason why Rahul made a public statement and "why it had to be done that way".  Rahul had earlier this week said at a press conference that the ordinance is "complete nonsense" and should be "torn up and thrown away". (IE Photo: Amit Mehra)
The meeting came a day after Singh returned from his US visit and said he would try to find out the reason why Rahul made a public statement and "why it had to be done that way". Rahul had earlier this week said at a press conference that the ordinance is "complete nonsense" and should be "torn up and thrown away". (IE Photo: Amit Mehra)

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