India: Today’s news in pictures

India news in pictures -- a roundup of today’s news across the country from an IAF Mirage-2000 aircraft crash near Bengaluru’s HAL airport to Finance minister Piyush Goyal presenting the interim budget, the final of the Narendra Modi government before general elections this year.

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Police personnel stand near the wreckage of the Mirage-2000 fighter aircraft after it crash landed in Bengaluru on Friday. “Today morning a Mirage 2000 trainer aircraft on an acceptance sortie after upgrade by HAL crashed at HAL airport, Bengaluru. Both occupants sustained fatal injuries. Further details are awaited. Investigation into the cause of accident is being ordered.” the IAF said in a statement. (Shailendra Bhojak / PTI)

Police personnel stand near the wreckage of the Mirage-2000 fighter aircraft after it crash landed in Bengaluru on Friday. “Today morning a Mirage 2000 trainer aircraft on an acceptance sortie after upgrade by HAL crashed at HAL airport, Bengaluru. Both occupants sustained fatal injuries. Further details are awaited. Investigation into the cause of accident is being ordered.” the IAF said in a statement. (Shailendra Bhojak / PTI)

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On Friday, Finance minister Piyush Goyal rolled out the government’s last budget ahead of this year’s national elections, announcing no tax on income up to Rs 5 lakh, a Rs 75,000 crore assured income scheme for small farmers and a mega pension scheme for workers in the unorganised sector. (Ajay Aggarwal / HT Photo)

On Friday, Finance minister Piyush Goyal rolled out the government’s last budget ahead of this year’s national elections, announcing no tax on income up to Rs 5 lakh, a Rs 75,000 crore assured income scheme for small farmers and a mega pension scheme for workers in the unorganised sector. (Ajay Aggarwal / HT Photo)

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Stranded vehicles loaded with goods after the Jammu-Srinagar highway remains closed, in Jammu. “Around two feet snow has been accumulated on the road and landslides have occurred at Anokhi Fall, Panthal and Kela Mode,” a traffic department official said. (PTI)

Stranded vehicles loaded with goods after the Jammu-Srinagar highway remains closed, in Jammu. “Around two feet snow has been accumulated on the road and landslides have occurred at Anokhi Fall, Panthal and Kela Mode,” a traffic department official said. (PTI)

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At least two militants of the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) were killed in a gun battle with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama on Friday, ANI reported. Mobile Internet facility has been suspended in Pulwama and Shopian districts. (ANI File)

At least two militants of the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) were killed in a gun battle with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama on Friday, ANI reported. Mobile Internet facility has been suspended in Pulwama and Shopian districts. (ANI File)

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Finance minister Piyush Goyal announced a capital expenditure allocation of Rs 1.58 lakh crore for the railways, the highest ever for the national transporter, in an effort to put its flagging revenues back on track. Goyal, who is also the Railway minister, said that 2018-2019 has been the safest for the Indian Railways and all unmanned level crossings on the broad gauge network have been eliminated. (Satyabrata Tripathy / HT Photo)

Finance minister Piyush Goyal announced a capital expenditure allocation of Rs 1.58 lakh crore for the railways, the highest ever for the national transporter, in an effort to put its flagging revenues back on track. Goyal, who is also the Railway minister, said that 2018-2019 has been the safest for the Indian Railways and all unmanned level crossings on the broad gauge network have been eliminated. (Satyabrata Tripathy / HT Photo)

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On Friday, the Supreme Court asked the Centre why it has not appointed a regular CBI director and said it was “averse” to the appointment of an interim chief for the agency for a long period. A bench comprising justices Arun Mishra and Naveen Sinha said the post of CBI director was sensitive and the government should have appointed a regular director by now. (Biplov Bhuyan / HT File)

On Friday, the Supreme Court asked the Centre why it has not appointed a regular CBI director and said it was “averse” to the appointment of an interim chief for the agency for a long period. A bench comprising justices Arun Mishra and Naveen Sinha said the post of CBI director was sensitive and the government should have appointed a regular director by now. (Biplov Bhuyan / HT File)

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi leaves the Union Budget session 2019-20 at Parliament House, in New Delhi. Responding to the Budget 2019-20, Gandhi wrote on Twitter, Dear NoMo, 5 years of your incompetence and arrogance has destroyed the lives of our farmers. Giving them Rs. 17 a day is an insult to everything they stand and work for.” (Arvind Yadav / HT Photo)

Congress President Rahul Gandhi leaves the Union Budget session 2019-20 at Parliament House, in New Delhi. Responding to the Budget 2019-20, Gandhi wrote on Twitter, Dear NoMo, 5 years of your incompetence and arrogance has destroyed the lives of our farmers. Giving them Rs. 17 a day is an insult to everything they stand and work for.” (Arvind Yadav / HT Photo)

UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2019 05:41 PM IST
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