India: Today’s news in pictures

India news in pictures -- a roundup of today’s news across the country, from the Supreme Court's order to release journalist Prashant Kanojia to the Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik's pitch to grant Odisha a special category status.

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Lawyers along with Jagisha Arora, wife of journalist Prashant Kanojia, speak to journalists after the Supreme Court ordered immediate release of journalist Kanojia who was arrested for sharing a post against Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath. (Burhaan Kinu / HT Photo)

Lawyers along with Jagisha Arora, wife of journalist Prashant Kanojia, speak to journalists after the Supreme Court ordered immediate release of journalist Kanojia who was arrested for sharing a post against Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath. (Burhaan Kinu / HT Photo)

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Virendra Kumar, the seven-time parliamentarian from Madhya Pradesh, has been named Lok Sabha’s temporary speaker when the lower house meets later this month for the first time. The lawmaker from Madhya Pradesh’s Tikamgarh will administer oath to the newly-elected MPs and preside over the sitting of the Lok Sabha to elect its speaker. (ANI)

Virendra Kumar, the seven-time parliamentarian from Madhya Pradesh, has been named Lok Sabha’s temporary speaker when the lower house meets later this month for the first time. The lawmaker from Madhya Pradesh’s Tikamgarh will administer oath to the newly-elected MPs and preside over the sitting of the Lok Sabha to elect its speaker. (ANI)

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Personnel from National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) check emergency and rescue material at a NDRF camp in Chiloda, Ahmedabad. A heavy rainfall warning has been issued in parts of Gujarat in the next few days due to a depression in the Arabian Sea which is likely to turn into a severe cyclonic storm. Fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea in the next few days and ports have been asked to flag the danger signal, India Meteorological Department official said. (Sam Panthaky / AFP)

Personnel from National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) check emergency and rescue material at a NDRF camp in Chiloda, Ahmedabad. A heavy rainfall warning has been issued in parts of Gujarat in the next few days due to a depression in the Arabian Sea which is likely to turn into a severe cyclonic storm. Fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea in the next few days and ports have been asked to flag the danger signal, India Meteorological Department official said. (Sam Panthaky / AFP)

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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and pitched for Odisha to be granted special category status in the aftermath of Cyclone Fani. “I congratulated him on his electoral victory, I also requested him for special category status for Odisha as we have been hit by a cyclone recently, which did a great deal of damage,” Patnaik said. (PTI)

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and pitched for Odisha to be granted special category status in the aftermath of Cyclone Fani. “I congratulated him on his electoral victory, I also requested him for special category status for Odisha as we have been hit by a cyclone recently, which did a great deal of damage,” Patnaik said. (PTI)

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee unveiled a bust of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar at the Hare School ground. The bust of Vidyasagar, a 19th-century social reformer, was vandalised in clashes between BJP and TMC workers at Vidyasagar College during BJP president Amit Shah’s roadshow on May 14. The unveiled bust will now be taken from here to Vidyasagar college where it will be re-installed at the same place where a similar statue was broken (Ashok Bhaumik / PTI)

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee unveiled a bust of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar at the Hare School ground. The bust of Vidyasagar, a 19th-century social reformer, was vandalised in clashes between BJP and TMC workers at Vidyasagar College during BJP president Amit Shah’s roadshow on May 14. The unveiled bust will now be taken from here to Vidyasagar college where it will be re-installed at the same place where a similar statue was broken (Ashok Bhaumik / PTI)

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Pakistan decided in principle to let Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s aircraft fly over its airspace to Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan where he has to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit on June 13-14, where his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan would also be present. (Ishara S. Kodikara / AFP)

Pakistan decided in principle to let Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s aircraft fly over its airspace to Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan where he has to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit on June 13-14, where his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan would also be present. (Ishara S. Kodikara / AFP)

UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2019 07:26 PM IST
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