In Photos: India This Week

Beyond the headlines and behind the scenes, The Quint brings you a snapshot of India this week, from 26 January to 1 February 2019.

Finance Minister Piyush Goyal displays a briefcase containing the Union budget to be presented at the Parliament outside his North Block office in New Delhi on Friday, 1 February, 2019.
PM Modi inaugurates of National Salt Satyagraha Memorial at Dandi, in the memory of Mahatma Gandhi on his 71st death anniversary. Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated by Nathuram Godse in New Delhi on 30 January 1948 at exactly 5:17 pm.

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Indian Paramilitary soldiers march past Rajpath, the ceremonial boulevard, at the end of the Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India, Saturday, 26 January 2019. Thousands of Indians have converged on a ceremonial boulevard to watch a display of the country’s military power and cultural diversity amid tight security during national day celebrations. 
Indian Army soldiers march past Rajpath, the ceremonial boulevard, at the end of the Republic Day parade in New Delhi.

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President Ram Nath Kovind’s convoy leaves, escorted by horse-mounted presidential bodyguards, past the illuminated north and south blocks, at the end of the Beating Retreat ceremony on Tuesday, 29 January. The ceremony marks the end of the annual Republic Day festivities. 
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath takes a holy dip accompanied by saints and cabinet colleagues at the Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges and Yamuna, during the Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj. 

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A leopard attacks a man after straying into a residential area in Jalandhar, India, Thursday, 31 January 2019. A forest official says the leopard strayed into a residential district in India and injured at least four people before it was locked up in a room. Conservator Kuldip Kumar says the leopard attacked some forest guards Wednesday when they tried to capture it using a net and at least one resident who pelted rocks at it in Jullundur city in northern Punjab state.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi with TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu, NCP President Sharad Pawar, CPIs D Raja, Sharad Yadav, SPs Ram Gopal Yadav and DMK leader Kanimozhi at a press conference after the opposition parties meeting over various political issues including the issue of EVMs, in New Delhi, Friday, 1 February 2019.

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Lobbyist Deepak Talwar, arrested in a money laundering case, being taken to the court by the Enforcement Directorate officials, in New Delhi, Thursday, 31 January. Talwar, along with AgustaWestland accused Rajiv Saxena were extradited to India from UAE by the Enforcement Directorate.
A valley of Solang valley after fresh snowfall, Manali, Friday, 1 February, 2019. The valley received fresh snowfall on the last days of January.

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Sadhus participate in a procession towards the Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges and Yamuna, during the Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj. 
Indian soldiers pay their tributes to Mahatma Gandhi, on his death anniversary at the Rajghat, in New Delhi, Wednesday, 30 January.
Footprints are seen on a snow-covered bridge leading to the floating vegetable market on the Dal Lake after fresh snowfall in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, 31 January 2019. With the main highway, which connects Kashmir to rest of India, closing frequently in the harsh winter due to snowfall, many in Srinagar depend on vegetables from these floating gardens. 

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