India: Today’s news in pictures

India news in pictures -- a roundup of today’s news across the country, from Northern India states facing severe weather conditions to an eight member team of mountaineers gone missing on their way to Nanda Devi East peak.

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To denote the severity of weather condition, with red being the most extreme; Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, west and east Uttar Pradesh, parts of Rajasthan and Vidarbha are covered by the red warning, Indian Meteorological Department said In extreme heat conditions, there is a very high likelihood of heat illness and heat stroke for people of all ages. (Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

To denote the severity of weather condition, with red being the most extreme; Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, west and east Uttar Pradesh, parts of Rajasthan and Vidarbha are covered by the red warning, Indian Meteorological Department said In extreme heat conditions, there is a very high likelihood of heat illness and heat stroke for people of all ages. (Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

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The government released a controversial jobs report that seemed to suggest unemployment in India was at a four-decade high, the country’s unemployment rate was 6.1%, data from the country’s first periodic labour force survey (PLFS) for July 2017-June 2018 showed but, even as it retained the numbers in the report, which had been leaked, it said the underlying survey was based on an entirely new methodology, making any comparison with previous surveys unfair. (Praful Gangurde / HT Archive)

The government released a controversial jobs report that seemed to suggest unemployment in India was at a four-decade high, the country’s unemployment rate was 6.1%, data from the country’s first periodic labour force survey (PLFS) for July 2017-June 2018 showed but, even as it retained the numbers in the report, which had been leaked, it said the underlying survey was based on an entirely new methodology, making any comparison with previous surveys unfair. (Praful Gangurde / HT Archive)

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Former Indian President, Pratibha Patil has been conferred the “Orden Mexicana del Aguila Azteca” (Order of the Aztec Eagle) - the highest civilian award of Mexico given to foreigners. The Ambassador of Mexico to India, Melba Pria, conferred the award on Patil - who created history as this country’s first woman President (2007-2012), at a special ceremony held in the MCCIA Bhavan, Pune. (Mohd Zakir / HT Archive)

Former Indian President, Pratibha Patil has been conferred the “Orden Mexicana del Aguila Azteca” (Order of the Aztec Eagle) - the highest civilian award of Mexico given to foreigners. The Ambassador of Mexico to India, Melba Pria, conferred the award on Patil - who created history as this country’s first woman President (2007-2012), at a special ceremony held in the MCCIA Bhavan, Pune. (Mohd Zakir / HT Archive)

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An eight-member team of mountaineers, including seven foreign nationals, has gone missing on its way to Nanda Devi East peak at Pithoragarh district in Uttarakhand. The team that included seven mountaineers from the UK, US and Australia besides a liaison officer from the Indian Institute of Mountaineering, left Munsiyari on May 13 to scale the 7434-metre peak and was scheduled to return to the base camp on Friday. (Shyam Sharma / HT Archive)

An eight-member team of mountaineers, including seven foreign nationals, has gone missing on its way to Nanda Devi East peak at Pithoragarh district in Uttarakhand. The team that included seven mountaineers from the UK, US and Australia besides a liaison officer from the Indian Institute of Mountaineering, left Munsiyari on May 13 to scale the 7434-metre peak and was scheduled to return to the base camp on Friday. (Shyam Sharma / HT Archive)

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The Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) personnel seized a lion cub and three baby langurs after apprehending a SUV in West Bengal. The WCCB officers seized the animals in a joint operation with the West Bengal forest department upon a tip off by sources. (HT Archive)

The Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) personnel seized a lion cub and three baby langurs after apprehending a SUV in West Bengal. The WCCB officers seized the animals in a joint operation with the West Bengal forest department upon a tip off by sources. (HT Archive)

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India has described as ‘unfortunate’ the United States’ decision to terminate India’s designation as a beneficiary developing country. “India had offered resolution on significant US requests to find a mutually acceptable way forward. Unfortunate that this didn’t find acceptance by US,” the commerce ministry said in a statement. (Susan Walsh / AP)

India has described as ‘unfortunate’ the United States’ decision to terminate India’s designation as a beneficiary developing country. “India had offered resolution on significant US requests to find a mutually acceptable way forward. Unfortunate that this didn’t find acceptance by US,” the commerce ministry said in a statement. (Susan Walsh / AP)

UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2019 06:27 PM IST
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