India: Today’s news in pictures

India news in pictures -- a roundup of today’s news across the country, from the triple talaq bill tabled in Lok Sabha amid Cong, AIMIM opposition to The Kaleshwaram project, touted as the world’s largest multi-stage lift irrigation scheme, inaugurated by Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao

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Trains on Delhi Metro’s Magenta Line restarted after a massive fire raging for hours in a furniture market in Shaheen Bagh was put out on Friday, officials said. No injuries were reported in the fire, which had spread across the nearly 2,000square yard market. DMRC had said earlier that train services between Jasola Vihar and Kalindi Kunj were stopped temporarily because of the smoke and fire under the section. (Salman Ali / HT Photo)

Trains on Delhi Metro’s Magenta Line restarted after a massive fire raging for hours in a furniture market in Shaheen Bagh was put out on Friday, officials said. No injuries were reported in the fire, which had spread across the nearly 2,000square yard market. DMRC had said earlier that train services between Jasola Vihar and Kalindi Kunj were stopped temporarily because of the smoke and fire under the section. (Salman Ali / HT Photo)

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The government introduced the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) -- popularly known as the Triple Talaq Bill -- in the Lok Sabha on Friday. The opposition benches led by the Congress rose to oppose the introduction of the bill. AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi called the bill ‘discriminatory’ while the Congress said the bill ‘doesn’t empower’ women. (Raj K Raj / HT Archive)

The government introduced the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) -- popularly known as the Triple Talaq Bill -- in the Lok Sabha on Friday. The opposition benches led by the Congress rose to oppose the introduction of the bill. AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi called the bill ‘discriminatory’ while the Congress said the bill ‘doesn’t empower’ women. (Raj K Raj / HT Archive)

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Bihar health workers have begun a daily door-to-door campaign to actively detect cases of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) for early referral and treatment on directions from the Union health ministry. At least 136 children have died of AES in Bihar hospitals since June 5. The epicentre of the outbreak is Muzaffarpur, where nearly 85 children have died. (AFP)

Bihar health workers have begun a daily door-to-door campaign to actively detect cases of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) for early referral and treatment on directions from the Union health ministry. At least 136 children have died of AES in Bihar hospitals since June 5. The epicentre of the outbreak is Muzaffarpur, where nearly 85 children have died. (AFP)

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With barely 23 million cubic feet of water left in the four main reservoirs, which cumulatively have a capacity of 11,257 million cubic feet, and supply to Chennai city, the Kerala government on Thursday offered to transport two million litres of drinking water to Tamil Nadu. (PTI)

With barely 23 million cubic feet of water left in the four main reservoirs, which cumulatively have a capacity of 11,257 million cubic feet, and supply to Chennai city, the Kerala government on Thursday offered to transport two million litres of drinking water to Tamil Nadu. (PTI)

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An additional list to the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC) for Assam released last year will be published on June 26, authorities have said. The names of 40 lakh of the 3.23 crore applicants had been excluded from the complete draft NRC released last year. Monitored by the Supreme Court, the NRC is being updated in Assam with the intention of weeding out illegal immigrants. (Samir Jana / HT Archive)

An additional list to the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC) for Assam released last year will be published on June 26, authorities have said. The names of 40 lakh of the 3.23 crore applicants had been excluded from the complete draft NRC released last year. Monitored by the Supreme Court, the NRC is being updated in Assam with the intention of weeding out illegal immigrants. (Samir Jana / HT Archive)

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday led at least 30,000 people in a mass session of exercise and meditation in Jharkhand’s capital Ranchi as millions across the country stretched and bend on the fifth edition of International Yoga Day. The Prime Minister has been tweeting videos of various asanas since early June urging people to gear up for the International Yoga Day, which is being celebrated on a global scale since 2015. (Kamal Kishore / PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday led at least 30,000 people in a mass session of exercise and meditation in Jharkhand’s capital Ranchi as millions across the country stretched and bend on the fifth edition of International Yoga Day. The Prime Minister has been tweeting videos of various asanas since early June urging people to gear up for the International Yoga Day, which is being celebrated on a global scale since 2015. (Kamal Kishore / PTI)

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The Kaleshwaram project, touted as the world’s largest multi-stage lift irrigation scheme, was inaugurated by Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao at Medigadda in Jayashankar-Bhupalpally district Friday. Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Governor E S L Narasimhan, Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis and YS Jagan Mohan Reddy of Andhra Pradesh were present on the occasion. (PTI)

The Kaleshwaram project, touted as the world’s largest multi-stage lift irrigation scheme, was inaugurated by Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao at Medigadda in Jayashankar-Bhupalpally district Friday. Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Governor E S L Narasimhan, Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis and YS Jagan Mohan Reddy of Andhra Pradesh were present on the occasion. (PTI)

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Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a request and a promise to work with his government for the betterment of Delhi. He also responded positively to the PM’s ‘Save Water”campaign with a plan of his own. “Met Sh @narendramodi ji n congratulated him for LS victory,” Arvind Kejriwal tweeted Friday morning, moments after meeting him upon PM’s return from Ranchi. (Arun Sharma / PTI)

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a request and a promise to work with his government for the betterment of Delhi. He also responded positively to the PM’s ‘Save Water”campaign with a plan of his own. “Met Sh @narendramodi ji n congratulated him for LS victory,” Arvind Kejriwal tweeted Friday morning, moments after meeting him upon PM’s return from Ranchi. (Arun Sharma / PTI)

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As tensions in the Persian Gulf rise due to strained relations between the US and Iran, India has deployed two warships in the region. The Indian warships will “reassure Indian flagged vessels” sailing through the area, spokesperson of the Indian Navy Captain D K Sharma said. India has deployed INS Chennai and INS Sunayna and maritime surveillance aircraft. (ANI Representative Image)

As tensions in the Persian Gulf rise due to strained relations between the US and Iran, India has deployed two warships in the region. The Indian warships will “reassure Indian flagged vessels” sailing through the area, spokesperson of the Indian Navy Captain D K Sharma said. India has deployed INS Chennai and INS Sunayna and maritime surveillance aircraft. (ANI Representative Image)

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Commanders who were in charge of the Uri brigade, the Sunjuwan military camp and the Nagrota army base in Jammu and Kashmir when their establishments were stormed by terrorists in past years may have “to go home”, the government has decided, seeking to take action against the senior leadership for security lapses that may have aided the attacks. The government has communicated its recommendation to the Indian Army. (Nitin Kanotra / HT Archive)

Commanders who were in charge of the Uri brigade, the Sunjuwan military camp and the Nagrota army base in Jammu and Kashmir when their establishments were stormed by terrorists in past years may have “to go home”, the government has decided, seeking to take action against the senior leadership for security lapses that may have aided the attacks. The government has communicated its recommendation to the Indian Army. (Nitin Kanotra / HT Archive)

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