India: Today’s news in pictures

Updated On Oct 17, 2018 05:18 PM IST

India news in pictures -- a roundup of today’s top news across the country from tension prevailing on Wednesday in Kerala’s Nilakkal, the main gateway to Sabarimala, after the police demolished the tents of devotees and warned those opposing entry of women and girls of menstrual age into the hill shrine, to MJ Akbar, MoS for external affairs resigning after facing charges of sexual misconduct.

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Protestors block the road at Nilakkal base camp in Kerala. On Wednesday, at least three women journalists were attacked by an angry mob on their way to report the protests over the Supreme Court’s verdict to allow women of all ages into the Sabarimala temple dedicated to Lord Ayyappa. Also, a woman who was on her way to pray at the temple wearing jeans was stopped, reported IANS. (Vivek Nair / HT Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Oct 17, 2018 05:18 PM IST

Protestors block the road at Nilakkal base camp in Kerala. On Wednesday, at least three women journalists were attacked by an angry mob on their way to report the protests over the Supreme Court’s verdict to allow women of all ages into the Sabarimala temple dedicated to Lord Ayyappa. Also, a woman who was on her way to pray at the temple wearing jeans was stopped, reported IANS. (Vivek Nair / HT Photo)

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Protesters clash with police and paramilitary soldiers near the site of a gun battle between security forces and militants in downtown Srinagar. Two militants were among four people killed in an encounter. The slain militants, Mehraj Bangroo, Fahad Mushtaq Waza were associated with Lashkar-e-Taiba, police said. (Waseem Andrabi / HT Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Oct 17, 2018 05:18 PM IST

Protesters clash with police and paramilitary soldiers near the site of a gun battle between security forces and militants in downtown Srinagar. Two militants were among four people killed in an encounter. The slain militants, Mehraj Bangroo, Fahad Mushtaq Waza were associated with Lashkar-e-Taiba, police said. (Waseem Andrabi / HT Photo)

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Rajasthan BJP MLA Manvendra Singh, who is the son of former Union minister Jaswant Singh joins Congress party at AICC in New Delhi. Congress leaders believe his joining the party will help bring in Rajput votes in the assembly polls. (Vipin Kumar / HT Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Oct 17, 2018 05:18 PM IST

Rajasthan BJP MLA Manvendra Singh, who is the son of former Union minister Jaswant Singh joins Congress party at AICC in New Delhi. Congress leaders believe his joining the party will help bring in Rajput votes in the assembly polls. (Vipin Kumar / HT Photo)

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On Wednesday Profit booking, along with a slight rise in global crude oil prices and depreciation in the Indian rupee, pulled the key Indian equity indices lower after three consecutive days of gains. The NSE Nifty closed at 10,453.05 points, down 131.70 points, or 1.24%. (Kunal Patil / HT Archive) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Oct 17, 2018 05:18 PM IST

On Wednesday Profit booking, along with a slight rise in global crude oil prices and depreciation in the Indian rupee, pulled the key Indian equity indices lower after three consecutive days of gains. The NSE Nifty closed at 10,453.05 points, down 131.70 points, or 1.24%. (Kunal Patil / HT Archive)

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Rashtriya Rakshak Samuh activists cover Allahabad Railway Junction board with poster of 'Prayagraj' after the Uttar Pradesh government Cabinet approved renaming the city 'Allahabad' to 'Prayagraj' ahead of Kumbh Mela. (PTI) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Oct 17, 2018 05:18 PM IST

Rashtriya Rakshak Samuh activists cover Allahabad Railway Junction board with poster of 'Prayagraj' after the Uttar Pradesh government Cabinet approved renaming the city 'Allahabad' to 'Prayagraj' ahead of Kumbh Mela. (PTI)

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Devotees perform prayers during Maha Asthmi puja at Shyam Square Durga Puja in Shyambazar in North Kolkata. (Samir Jana / HT Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Devotees perform prayers during Maha Asthmi puja at Shyam Square Durga Puja in Shyambazar in North Kolkata. (Samir Jana / HT Photo)

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On Wednesday, the Bombay High Court said that it was not inclined to grant interim stay on the sale of tickets for the October 29 India-West Indies ODI match to be held at the Brabourne Stadium. A division bench was hearing petitions filed by the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) and two of its members challenging the BCCI’s decision to shift the match from Wankhede Stadium to Brabourne. (ISHARA S. KODIKARA / AFP File) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Oct 17, 2018 05:18 PM IST

On Wednesday, the Bombay High Court said that it was not inclined to grant interim stay on the sale of tickets for the October 29 India-West Indies ODI match to be held at the Brabourne Stadium. A division bench was hearing petitions filed by the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) and two of its members challenging the BCCI’s decision to shift the match from Wankhede Stadium to Brabourne. (ISHARA S. KODIKARA / AFP File)

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Minister of state for external affairs M.J. Akbar resigned on Wednesday after facing charges of sexual misconduct dating back to the years he was a journalist and newspaper editor. At least a dozen woman journalists have accused Akbar, 67, of inappropriate behavior as part of the #MeToo campaign. (Vipin Kumar / HT Archive) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Oct 17, 2018 05:18 PM IST

Minister of state for external affairs M.J. Akbar resigned on Wednesday after facing charges of sexual misconduct dating back to the years he was a journalist and newspaper editor. At least a dozen woman journalists have accused Akbar, 67, of inappropriate behavior as part of the #MeToo campaign. (Vipin Kumar / HT Archive)

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