India: Today’s news in pictures

India news in pictures --a roundup of today’s news across the country from the protests over Pulwama terror attack killing 38 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel to the fresh snowfall in Manali.

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Vehicles set on fire by protestors against the killing of 38 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel in the Pulwama terror attack, in Jammu. “Three youth were injured in the stone pelting and then the protesters went berserk and damaged around 15 to 20 vehicles. Later, some people from a particular community pelted stones at MES headquarters but the police parties reached in time and again fired teargas shells to disperse them,” said a police source. (PTI)

Vehicles set on fire by protestors against the killing of 38 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel in the Pulwama terror attack, in Jammu. “Three youth were injured in the stone pelting and then the protesters went berserk and damaged around 15 to 20 vehicles. Later, some people from a particular community pelted stones at MES headquarters but the police parties reached in time and again fired teargas shells to disperse them,” said a police source. (PTI)

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi flags off Vande Bharat Express, India's first semi-high speed train, at New Delhi Railway Station, in New Delhi. The Vande Bharat Express is a all air-conditioned luxury train and will take around eight hours to travel between Delhi and Varanasi, halting at only two stations - Kanpur and Allahabad. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi flags off Vande Bharat Express, India's first semi-high speed train, at New Delhi Railway Station, in New Delhi. The Vande Bharat Express is a all air-conditioned luxury train and will take around eight hours to travel between Delhi and Varanasi, halting at only two stations - Kanpur and Allahabad. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

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Congress president Rahul Gandhi along with former prime minister Manmohan Singh and senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad addresses the media at AICC regarding yesterday’s terrorist attack in Pulwama, in New Delhi. “The aim of terrorism is to divide the country, no one can divide this country and the entire opposition stands united with the security forces and the government,” Gandhi said at a press conference. (Vipin Kumar / HT Photo)

Congress president Rahul Gandhi along with former prime minister Manmohan Singh and senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad addresses the media at AICC regarding yesterday’s terrorist attack in Pulwama, in New Delhi. “The aim of terrorism is to divide the country, no one can divide this country and the entire opposition stands united with the security forces and the government,” Gandhi said at a press conference. (Vipin Kumar / HT Photo)

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Acute shortage of pilots along with NOTAMs at some airports forced IndiGo to cancel around 130 flights for Friday, a source said. However, the airline has not cancelled any additional flights other than the schedule cancellations. (Regis Duvignau / REUTERS File)

Acute shortage of pilots along with NOTAMs at some airports forced IndiGo to cancel around 130 flights for Friday, a source said. However, the airline has not cancelled any additional flights other than the schedule cancellations. (Regis Duvignau / REUTERS File)

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Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman leave after attending a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security(CCS) to discuss the security scenario in Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack, at Prime Minister's residence in New Delhi. (Arun Sharma / AP)

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman leave after attending a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security(CCS) to discuss the security scenario in Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack, at Prime Minister's residence in New Delhi. (Arun Sharma / AP)

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Sushil Chandra take charge as Election Commissioner at Nirvachan Sadan, in New Delhi. An IIT alumnus, Chandra, prior to his new assignment, was the chief of the central bureau of direct taxes CBDT, the apex policy making body of the Income Tax department. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

Sushil Chandra take charge as Election Commissioner at Nirvachan Sadan, in New Delhi. An IIT alumnus, Chandra, prior to his new assignment, was the chief of the central bureau of direct taxes CBDT, the apex policy making body of the Income Tax department. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

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Vehicles covered with snow after a fresh spell of snowfall in Manali. According to media reports, residents and tourists have been advised not to venture in the high hills owing to avalanche warning by Manali-based Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE). (PTI)

Vehicles covered with snow after a fresh spell of snowfall in Manali. According to media reports, residents and tourists have been advised not to venture in the high hills owing to avalanche warning by Manali-based Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE). (PTI)

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