From Rafai Silsila to PV Sindhu winning BWF finals: India this week

From the commemoration of the 9th Urs or death anniversary of the late Rafai Papa Miyan Sai to PV Sindhu becoming the first Indian to win the year-ending BWF World Tour Finals title; a roundup of top photos from across the country.

Updated On Dec 24, 2018 07:34 AM IST
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A man goes in to pierce his eye while participating in a ‘Rafai Silsila’ during the commemoration of the 9th Urs or death anniversary of the Rafai Papa Miyan Sai at the Shah-E-Alam Dargah shrine in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. (Sam Panthaky / AFP)
Updated on Dec 24, 2018 07:34 AM IST

A man goes in to pierce his eye while participating in a ‘Rafai Silsila’ during the commemoration of the 9th Urs or death anniversary of the Rafai Papa Miyan Sai at the Shah-E-Alam Dargah shrine in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. (Sam Panthaky / AFP)

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PV Sindhu poses with her trophy after the women’s singles final match at the 2018 BWF World Tour Finals badminton competition in Guangzhou in southern China’s Guangdong province. (Stringer / AFP)
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PV Sindhu poses with her trophy after the women’s singles final match at the 2018 BWF World Tour Finals badminton competition in Guangzhou in southern China’s Guangdong province. (Stringer / AFP)

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi waits for the arrival of Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih during Solih’s ceremonial reception in New Delhi. (Adnan Abidi / REUTERS)
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi waits for the arrival of Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih during Solih’s ceremonial reception in New Delhi. (Adnan Abidi / REUTERS)

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A shopkeeper peeps from inside a half closed shop during a shut down in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir. (Mukhtar Khan / AP)
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A shopkeeper peeps from inside a half closed shop during a shut down in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir. (Mukhtar Khan / AP)

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Children and volunteers of the animal rights group PETA wear masks of various animals and hold placards during a protest against the use of animals in circuses, in New Delhi. (Chandan Khanna / AFP)
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Children and volunteers of the animal rights group PETA wear masks of various animals and hold placards during a protest against the use of animals in circuses, in New Delhi. (Chandan Khanna / AFP)

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A sadhu reads a holy scripture on the steps of Maujgiri Ghat at bank of the river Yamuna, in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh. (PTI)
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A sadhu reads a holy scripture on the steps of Maujgiri Ghat at bank of the river Yamuna, in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh. (PTI)

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A victim of sexual violence participates in a Dignity March in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The march was held to call for a change in attitude towards victims of sexual violence. (Rajanish Kakade / AP)
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A victim of sexual violence participates in a Dignity March in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The march was held to call for a change in attitude towards victims of sexual violence. (Rajanish Kakade / AP)

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A young shopper sits amid decorative stars on display on a road side stall in Bengaluru, Karnataka, ahead of Christmas celebrations. (Manjunath Kiran / AFP)
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A young shopper sits amid decorative stars on display on a road side stall in Bengaluru, Karnataka, ahead of Christmas celebrations. (Manjunath Kiran / AFP)

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A groom rides a horse on his way to the bride’s house for their wedding ceremony in Orchha, Madhya Pradesh. (Noemi Cassanelli / AFP)
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A groom rides a horse on his way to the bride’s house for their wedding ceremony in Orchha, Madhya Pradesh. (Noemi Cassanelli / AFP)

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A worker arranges a star atop a Christmas tree in front of St Mary’s Basilica in Bengaluru, Karnataka, ahead of Christmas. (Manjunath Kiran / AFP)
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A worker arranges a star atop a Christmas tree in front of St Mary’s Basilica in Bengaluru, Karnataka, ahead of Christmas. (Manjunath Kiran / AFP)

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The Indian military communication satellite GSAT-7A is pictured next to the moon as it is launched into orbit on the Indian Space Research Organisation’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. (Arun Sankar / AFP)
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The Indian military communication satellite GSAT-7A is pictured next to the moon as it is launched into orbit on the Indian Space Research Organisation’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. (Arun Sankar / AFP)

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A woman watches as senior separatist leader Yasin Malik scuffles with police during an attempted march towards an Indian army headquarter during a protest against the killings of civilians by armed forces personnel, in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir. (Tauseef Mustafa / AFP)
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A woman watches as senior separatist leader Yasin Malik scuffles with police during an attempted march towards an Indian army headquarter during a protest against the killings of civilians by armed forces personnel, in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir. (Tauseef Mustafa / AFP)

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A man walks across a field enveloped in the morning smog near Mayur Vihar in New Delhi. (Biplov Bhuyan / HT Photo)
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A man walks across a field enveloped in the morning smog near Mayur Vihar in New Delhi. (Biplov Bhuyan / HT Photo)

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An Afghan woman cadet shoots at a target during a practice session in Chennai, Tamil Nadu during an exchange programme for nineteen Afghan cadets. (Arun Sankar / AFP)
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An Afghan woman cadet shoots at a target during a practice session in Chennai, Tamil Nadu during an exchange programme for nineteen Afghan cadets. (Arun Sankar / AFP)

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A Muslim priest douses rose water on devotees at the shrine of Sheikh Abdul Qadir Geelani in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir. Devotees marked the ‘urs’ or death anniversary of the saint who lived in Baghdad some 1,000 years ago and is buried there. (Tauseef Mustafa / AFP)
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A Muslim priest douses rose water on devotees at the shrine of Sheikh Abdul Qadir Geelani in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir. Devotees marked the ‘urs’ or death anniversary of the saint who lived in Baghdad some 1,000 years ago and is buried there. (Tauseef Mustafa / AFP)

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Workers at the construction site of Mumbai Metro Railway on Western Express Highway, Kandivali in Mumbai, Maharashtra. (Pramod Thakur / HT Photo)
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Workers at the construction site of Mumbai Metro Railway on Western Express Highway, Kandivali in Mumbai, Maharashtra. (Pramod Thakur / HT Photo)

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Fishermen a work off the beach near Chaitya Bhoomi at Dadar in Mumbai, Maharashtra. (Hemanshi Kamani / HT Photo)
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Fishermen a work off the beach near Chaitya Bhoomi at Dadar in Mumbai, Maharashtra. (Hemanshi Kamani / HT Photo)

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Members of Chotanagpur Totemic Kudmi/Kurmi Samaj protest demanding their inclusion in the scheduled tribe list, the inclusion of the kudmali language in the eight schedule of the constitution, district wise preference in the recruitment process of 3rd and 4th graded employment and the reinstatement of the Chotanagpur CNT Act-1908, at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi. (Sonu Mehta / HT Photo)
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Members of Chotanagpur Totemic Kudmi/Kurmi Samaj protest demanding their inclusion in the scheduled tribe list, the inclusion of the kudmali language in the eight schedule of the constitution, district wise preference in the recruitment process of 3rd and 4th graded employment and the reinstatement of the Chotanagpur CNT Act-1908, at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi. (Sonu Mehta / HT Photo)

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Participants run during the Tata Steel Kolkata 25K marathon, in Kolkata, West Bengal. (Arijit Sen / HT Photo)
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Participants run during the Tata Steel Kolkata 25K marathon, in Kolkata, West Bengal. (Arijit Sen / HT Photo)

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Supporters of Bharatiya Janata Party raise slogans during a protest against what they call “disinformation” by the Congress party on a deal to buy Rafale fighter planes from the French company Dassault, in Chandigarh, Punjab. (Ajay Verma / REUTERS)
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Supporters of Bharatiya Janata Party raise slogans during a protest against what they call “disinformation” by the Congress party on a deal to buy Rafale fighter planes from the French company Dassault, in Chandigarh, Punjab. (Ajay Verma / REUTERS)

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Children walk past a mural of sadhus on the wall of a temple, created as part of the ongoing ‘Paint My City’ project for the upcoming Kumbh Mela festival, in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh. (Sanjay Kanojia / AFP)
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Children walk past a mural of sadhus on the wall of a temple, created as part of the ongoing ‘Paint My City’ project for the upcoming Kumbh Mela festival, in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh. (Sanjay Kanojia / AFP)

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A young boy sits on a concrete block as waves hit a breakwater at Kasimedu fishing harbour, as cyclone Phethai approaches the eastern Indian coast, in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. (Arun Sankar / AFP)
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A young boy sits on a concrete block as waves hit a breakwater at Kasimedu fishing harbour, as cyclone Phethai approaches the eastern Indian coast, in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. (Arun Sankar / AFP)

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A man holding a baby wrapped in a blanket stands next to a bonfire on a cold winter morning in New Delhi. (Adnan Abidi / REUTERS)
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A man holding a baby wrapped in a blanket stands next to a bonfire on a cold winter morning in New Delhi. (Adnan Abidi / REUTERS)

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A man rows his boat on a foggy winter morning, at Kalindi Kunj, in New Delhi. (Burhaan Kinu / HT Photo)
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A man rows his boat on a foggy winter morning, at Kalindi Kunj, in New Delhi. (Burhaan Kinu / HT Photo)

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Indian national Hamid Nihal Ansari is embraced by his mother, at Attari-Wagah border, in Amritsar, Punjab. Ansari, who spent six years at the Peshawar Central Jail after he was arrested on November 14, 2012 and sentenced to three years in jail in December 2015, was brought to the Attari-Wagah border where he crossed over to the Indian side. (Sameer Sehgal / HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 24, 2018 07:34 AM IST

Indian national Hamid Nihal Ansari is embraced by his mother, at Attari-Wagah border, in Amritsar, Punjab. Ansari, who spent six years at the Peshawar Central Jail after he was arrested on November 14, 2012 and sentenced to three years in jail in December 2015, was brought to the Attari-Wagah border where he crossed over to the Indian side. (Sameer Sehgal / HT Photo)

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