India: Today’s news in pictures

India news in pictures --a roundup of today’s news across the country from the fire in Archies Card Factory in New Delhi to businessman Vijay Mallya urging Prime Minister Narendra Modi to instruct banks to take his money against the loans extended to his companies.

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Fumes of smoke seen as firefighters try to douse the fire that broke out early morning at a card manufacturing factory, at Naraina Industrial area, in New Delhi. According to the fire department, no casualty has been reported yet. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

Fumes of smoke seen as firefighters try to douse the fire that broke out early morning at a card manufacturing factory, at Naraina Industrial area, in New Delhi. According to the fire department, no casualty has been reported yet. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi, senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel and other leaders during ‘Jan Akrosh Rally’ at Lal Dungri village in Gujarat. “The Prime Minister keeps telling his mann ki baat, however, the Congress is here to your (the public’s) mann ki baat. You are the master, you have to order, we are here to fulfil your demands,” said Gandhi during the rally. (Siddharaj Solanki / HT Photo)

Congress President Rahul Gandhi, senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel and other leaders during ‘Jan Akrosh Rally’ at Lal Dungri village in Gujarat. “The Prime Minister keeps telling his mann ki baat, however, the Congress is here to your (the public’s) mann ki baat. You are the master, you have to order, we are here to fulfil your demands,” said Gandhi during the rally. (Siddharaj Solanki / HT Photo)

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On Thursday, eight Central Reserve Police Force jawans were killed and many others injured in a blast at Lethpora on the Srinagar-Anantnag highway. Jammu and Kashmir police spokesperson has confirmed that it was an improvised explosive device (IED) blast. The explosion was followed by gunshots aimed at the security forces in Pulwama district of the state. (PTI File)

On Thursday, eight Central Reserve Police Force jawans were killed and many others injured in a blast at Lethpora on the Srinagar-Anantnag highway. Jammu and Kashmir police spokesperson has confirmed that it was an improvised explosive device (IED) blast. The explosion was followed by gunshots aimed at the security forces in Pulwama district of the state. (PTI File)

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Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal along with his cabinet ministers speaks during a press conference after the Supreme Court delivered its judgment on division of powers, at Civil Lines, in New Delhi.“If a government can’t even transfer its officers, how is it supposed to function? The party that has 67 seats doesn’t have the rights but the party that won 3 seats has those rights,” Kejriwal said. (Burhaan Kinu / HT Photo)

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal along with his cabinet ministers speaks during a press conference after the Supreme Court delivered its judgment on division of powers, at Civil Lines, in New Delhi.“If a government can’t even transfer its officers, how is it supposed to function? The party that has 67 seats doesn’t have the rights but the party that won 3 seats has those rights,” Kejriwal said. (Burhaan Kinu / HT Photo)

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On Thursday, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati hit out at the Congress saying it is no different from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in its approach towards minorities. She condemned booking Muslim men under the National Security Act (NSA) in Congress-ruled Madhya Pradesh and imposing sedition laws on university students in Uttar Pradesh, ruled by the BJP. (PTI File)

On Thursday, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati hit out at the Congress saying it is no different from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in its approach towards minorities. She condemned booking Muslim men under the National Security Act (NSA) in Congress-ruled Madhya Pradesh and imposing sedition laws on university students in Uttar Pradesh, ruled by the BJP. (PTI File)

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The Patiala House court on Thursday granted interim bail to Dubai-based businessman Rajiv Saxena, a co-accused in AgustaWestland chopper scam case till February 22 on two bail sureties of Rs 5 lakh each. Saxena was arrested in a money laundering case related to the scam. The court delivered its judgment after examining a medical report submitted by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on him. (REUTERS File)

The Patiala House court on Thursday granted interim bail to Dubai-based businessman Rajiv Saxena, a co-accused in AgustaWestland chopper scam case till February 22 on two bail sureties of Rs 5 lakh each. Saxena was arrested in a money laundering case related to the scam. The court delivered its judgment after examining a medical report submitted by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on him. (REUTERS File)

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Businessman Vijay Mallya on Thursday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to instruct banks to take his money against the loans extended to his companies. “I respectfully ask why the Prime Minister is not instructing his Banks to take the money I have put on the table so he can at least claim credit for full recovery of public funds lent to Kingfisher”, he said in a series of tweets. (REUTERS File)

Businessman Vijay Mallya on Thursday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to instruct banks to take his money against the loans extended to his companies. “I respectfully ask why the Prime Minister is not instructing his Banks to take the money I have put on the table so he can at least claim credit for full recovery of public funds lent to Kingfisher”, he said in a series of tweets. (REUTERS File)

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