From the fire at Bandra station to Chhath Puja festivities: India this week in pictures

From a tragic fire during a demolition drive by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) in Bandra, Mumbai to the Chhath Puja celebrations across India and the vibrant festival of Pushkar Mela; a roundup of top photos from across the country.

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A fire broke out in a slum near Bandra (East) station on Thursday as gas cylinders exploded during a demolition drive by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). (Kunal Patil / HT Photo)

A fire broke out in a slum near Bandra (East) station on Thursday as gas cylinders exploded during a demolition drive by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). (Kunal Patil / HT Photo)

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A passenger uses the emergency window to enter the Sampoorna Kranti Express, which runs between Patna and New Delhi on Sunday. Massive rush was witnessed at New Delhi railway station as people left for Bihar and UP on the occasion of Chhath Puja. (Arvind Yadav / HT Photo)

A passenger uses the emergency window to enter the Sampoorna Kranti Express, which runs between Patna and New Delhi on Sunday. Massive rush was witnessed at New Delhi railway station as people left for Bihar and UP on the occasion of Chhath Puja. (Arvind Yadav / HT Photo)

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An Indian camel trader arrives with his herd for the annual cattle fair in Pushkar, Rajasthan. Pushkar Mela is organised by Rajasthan Tourism and the district administration every year, for celebrating the decades-old traditions and treasures of the state. (Deepak Sharma / AP)

An Indian camel trader arrives with his herd for the annual cattle fair in Pushkar, Rajasthan. Pushkar Mela is organised by Rajasthan Tourism and the district administration every year, for celebrating the decades-old traditions and treasures of the state. (Deepak Sharma / AP)

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Devotees are seen praying to the Sun God in the Bay of Bengal during Chhath Puja in Chennai. Commencing from the sixth day (hence called ‘Chhath’) after Diwali, it is celebrated to pay obeisance to the Sun as cosmic energy. The puja is observed mainly by the people of Bihar and eastern Uttar Pradesh or Poorvanchalis. (Arun Sankar / AFP)

Devotees are seen praying to the Sun God in the Bay of Bengal during Chhath Puja in Chennai. Commencing from the sixth day (hence called ‘Chhath’) after Diwali, it is celebrated to pay obeisance to the Sun as cosmic energy. The puja is observed mainly by the people of Bihar and eastern Uttar Pradesh or Poorvanchalis. (Arun Sankar / AFP)

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A new recruit of Jammu and Kashmir Police blows fire with his mouth during a passing-out parade at Manigam on October 25, 2017 in Ganderbal, Jammu and Kashmir. A total of 696 recruits were formally inducted into the Jammu and Kashmir Police after completing training in physical fitness, weapon handling, counter insurgency and dealing with the law and order situation. (Waseem Andrabi / HT Photo)

A new recruit of Jammu and Kashmir Police blows fire with his mouth during a passing-out parade at Manigam on October 25, 2017 in Ganderbal, Jammu and Kashmir. A total of 696 recruits were formally inducted into the Jammu and Kashmir Police after completing training in physical fitness, weapon handling, counter insurgency and dealing with the law and order situation. (Waseem Andrabi / HT Photo)

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A group of girls painting a wall during the ‘Paryatan Parv - Grand Finale’ organized by Ministry of Tourism at Rajpath Lawns in New Delhi. This 21-day festival was celebrated across the country in collaboration with other central ministries and state governments. (Sonu Mehta / HT Photo)

A group of girls painting a wall during the ‘Paryatan Parv - Grand Finale’ organized by Ministry of Tourism at Rajpath Lawns in New Delhi. This 21-day festival was celebrated across the country in collaboration with other central ministries and state governments. (Sonu Mehta / HT Photo)

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Firefighters douse a burning car outside police headquarters at ITO in New Delhi. (Ravi Choudhary / HT Photo)

Firefighters douse a burning car outside police headquarters at ITO in New Delhi. (Ravi Choudhary / HT Photo)

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A wax figure of Hollywood actress, Scarlett Johansson is displayed at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, New Delhi. Located in the heart of the national capital, within the Regal Cinema complex in Connaught Place, it is set for inauguration on December 01, 2017. (Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

A wax figure of Hollywood actress, Scarlett Johansson is displayed at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, New Delhi. Located in the heart of the national capital, within the Regal Cinema complex in Connaught Place, it is set for inauguration on December 01, 2017. (Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

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Union home minister Rajnath Singh gets the guard of honour during the 56th Raising Day of the Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) force at Greater Noida on October 24, 2017. (Sunil Ghosh / HT Photo)

Union home minister Rajnath Singh gets the guard of honour during the 56th Raising Day of the Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) force at Greater Noida on October 24, 2017. (Sunil Ghosh / HT Photo)

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An Indian Air Force C-130 Hercules transport aircraft lands on the Lucknow-Agra Expressway during the IAF drill in Bangarmau, Unnao district. The aircraft was trailed by Garud commandos and their vehicles who disembarked from it, taking position on either side of the ‘air strip’ to cordon it off for fighter operations. (Subhankar Chakraborty / HT Photo )

An Indian Air Force C-130 Hercules transport aircraft lands on the Lucknow-Agra Expressway during the IAF drill in Bangarmau, Unnao district. The aircraft was trailed by Garud commandos and their vehicles who disembarked from it, taking position on either side of the ‘air strip’ to cordon it off for fighter operations. (Subhankar Chakraborty / HT Photo )

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A woman offers prayers to the Sun God at sunrise on the final day of Chhath Puja at Yamuna ghat, in Noida. (Sunil Ghosh / HT Photo)

A woman offers prayers to the Sun God at sunrise on the final day of Chhath Puja at Yamuna ghat, in Noida. (Sunil Ghosh / HT Photo)

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