India: Today’s news in pictures

Updated On Jun 13, 2018 06:50 PM IST

India news in pictures -- a roundup of today’s top news across the country from a video of Prime Minister Narendra Modi doing yoga exercises in response to cricketer Virat Kohli’s fitness challenge to the death of more than a dozen people after an allegedly speeding bus overturned in Mainpuri.

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A combo picture of still images taken from video shows Prime Minister Narendra Modi doing yoga exercises. Modi on Wednesday posted a video showing him stretching and doing several yoga poses, less than a month after he accepted cricketer Virat Kohli’s fitness challenge. (PTI)
Updated on Jun 13, 2018 06:50 PM IST

A combo picture of still images taken from video shows Prime Minister Narendra Modi doing yoga exercises. Modi on Wednesday posted a video showing him stretching and doing several yoga poses, less than a month after he accepted cricketer Virat Kohli’s fitness challenge. (PTI)

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Family members of the Uphaar fire tragedy victims grieve on its 21st Anniversary at Green Park in New Delhi. It was on June 13, 1997, that Bollywood blockbuster ‘Border’ was screening at Uphaar Cinema in south Delhi’s Green Park when a fire broke out halfway through the movie. The incident claimed the lives of 59 people and over 100 were injured due to suffocation in the ensuing stampede. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 13, 2018 06:50 PM IST

Family members of the Uphaar fire tragedy victims grieve on its 21st Anniversary at Green Park in New Delhi. It was on June 13, 1997, that Bollywood blockbuster ‘Border’ was screening at Uphaar Cinema in south Delhi’s Green Park when a fire broke out halfway through the movie. The incident claimed the lives of 59 people and over 100 were injured due to suffocation in the ensuing stampede. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

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A fire broke out in a high-rise building in south Mumbai on Wednesday afternoon. No casualties are reported. Around 90 residents were evacuated from the building in which Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone reportedly owns an apartment. This is the third major fire to have broken out in Mumbai in the past week. (Pratik Chorge / HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 13, 2018 06:50 PM IST

A fire broke out in a high-rise building in south Mumbai on Wednesday afternoon. No casualties are reported. Around 90 residents were evacuated from the building in which Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone reportedly owns an apartment. This is the third major fire to have broken out in Mumbai in the past week. (Pratik Chorge / HT Photo)

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BJP National President Amit Shah during the release of Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay Prashikshan Mahabhiyan books at the party’s headquarters in New Delhi. (Mohd Zakir / HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 13, 2018 06:50 PM IST

BJP National President Amit Shah during the release of Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay Prashikshan Mahabhiyan books at the party’s headquarters in New Delhi. (Mohd Zakir / HT Photo)

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Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday said there was a conspiracy behind reports that he damaged a recently-vacated government bungalow in Lucknow. Yadav said the Bharatiya Janata Party which is in power in UP is rattled after repeated defeats in recent by-elections. (Subhankar Chakraborty / HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 13, 2018 06:50 PM IST

Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday said there was a conspiracy behind reports that he damaged a recently-vacated government bungalow in Lucknow. Yadav said the Bharatiya Janata Party which is in power in UP is rattled after repeated defeats in recent by-elections. (Subhankar Chakraborty / HT Photo)

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The Congress on Wednesday won the Jayanagar assembly seat in the city by a margin of more than 2,800 votes, wresting it from the BJP. According to election officials, Congress’ Sowmya Reddy secured 54,457 votes against her nearest rival from the BJP, B N Prahlad, who managed 51,568 votes. (ANI)
Updated on Jun 13, 2018 06:50 PM IST

The Congress on Wednesday won the Jayanagar assembly seat in the city by a margin of more than 2,800 votes, wresting it from the BJP. According to election officials, Congress’ Sowmya Reddy secured 54,457 votes against her nearest rival from the BJP, B N Prahlad, who managed 51,568 votes. (ANI)

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An unidentified player of the Afghan cricket team covers himself with a towel as he runs for shelter during sudden rains at a training session ahead of the team’s maiden test match against India in Bangalore. (Aijaz Rahi / AP)
Updated on Jun 13, 2018 06:50 PM IST

An unidentified player of the Afghan cricket team covers himself with a towel as he runs for shelter during sudden rains at a training session ahead of the team’s maiden test match against India in Bangalore. (Aijaz Rahi / AP)

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Police personnel investigate the site where an allegedly speeding bus overturned after hitting a road divider in Mainpuri on Wednesday. More than a dozen people were killed and a dozen others injured when the private tourist bus lost control. It was travelling from Rajasthan’s Jaipur to Farukkhabad in Uttar Pradesh when the accident occurred near Kiratpur village around 5am. (PTI)
Updated on Jun 13, 2018 06:50 PM IST

Police personnel investigate the site where an allegedly speeding bus overturned after hitting a road divider in Mainpuri on Wednesday. More than a dozen people were killed and a dozen others injured when the private tourist bus lost control. It was travelling from Rajasthan’s Jaipur to Farukkhabad in Uttar Pradesh when the accident occurred near Kiratpur village around 5am. (PTI)

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi pays homage to Dadaji Ramaji Khobragade who passed away on June 4, at his village in Chandrapur on Wednesday. Khobragade invented the HMT rice, a highly successful variety which yielded 80% more rice than the conventional varieties. (PTI)
Updated on Jun 13, 2018 06:50 PM IST

Congress President Rahul Gandhi pays homage to Dadaji Ramaji Khobragade who passed away on June 4, at his village in Chandrapur on Wednesday. Khobragade invented the HMT rice, a highly successful variety which yielded 80% more rice than the conventional varieties. (PTI)

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A resident carries belongings over her head on a flooded street during heavy rain showers in Mogpara village, some 137 km south of Agartala, Tripura. (Arindam Dey / AFP)
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A resident carries belongings over her head on a flooded street during heavy rain showers in Mogpara village, some 137 km south of Agartala, Tripura. (Arindam Dey / AFP)

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The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday filed before a Delhi court a chargesheet against businessman Karti Chidambaram in the Aircel-Maxis case. ED, which fights financial crimes in India, is probing the circumstances involved in the approval given to the Malaysia-based Maxis group for investment in Indian telecom company, Aircel, in 2006. (Sanchit Khanna / HT File)
Updated on Jun 13, 2018 06:50 PM IST

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday filed before a Delhi court a chargesheet against businessman Karti Chidambaram in the Aircel-Maxis case. ED, which fights financial crimes in India, is probing the circumstances involved in the approval given to the Malaysia-based Maxis group for investment in Indian telecom company, Aircel, in 2006. (Sanchit Khanna / HT File)

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Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government of using senior civil servants to scuttle his work, commenting as his sit-in protest at lieutenant governor Anil Baijal’s office entered its third day. (Anushree Fadnavis / HT File)
Updated on Jun 13, 2018 06:50 PM IST

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government of using senior civil servants to scuttle his work, commenting as his sit-in protest at lieutenant governor Anil Baijal’s office entered its third day. (Anushree Fadnavis / HT File)

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BJP MP Manoj Tiwari and others march towards CM Arvind Kejriwal's office to protest against the water-power crisis near Shaheedi Park at ITO in New Delhi. BJP leaders and rebel AAP legislator Kapil Mishra today sat on a dharna at Kejriwal’s office against the “non-performance” of his government, mimicking an ongoing protest at the Lt. governor’s office. (Anushree Fadnavis / HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 13, 2018 06:50 PM IST

BJP MP Manoj Tiwari and others march towards CM Arvind Kejriwal's office to protest against the water-power crisis near Shaheedi Park at ITO in New Delhi. BJP leaders and rebel AAP legislator Kapil Mishra today sat on a dharna at Kejriwal’s office against the “non-performance” of his government, mimicking an ongoing protest at the Lt. governor’s office. (Anushree Fadnavis / HT Photo)

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Border Security Force (BSF) officers carry the coffin of slain soldiers during a wreath-laying ceremony at the BSF headquarters in Jammu. Cross border firing left four BSF personnel dead on June 13 along the border dividing disputed Kashmir with the Pakistani province of Punjab. (AFP)
Updated on Jun 13, 2018 06:50 PM IST

Border Security Force (BSF) officers carry the coffin of slain soldiers during a wreath-laying ceremony at the BSF headquarters in Jammu. Cross border firing left four BSF personnel dead on June 13 along the border dividing disputed Kashmir with the Pakistani province of Punjab. (AFP)

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