India: Today’s news in pictures

India news in pictures -- a roundup of today’s news across the country, from samples of all six suspected patients of the Nipah virus from Kerala found to be negative to External Affairs Minister S Jaishanker indicating that BIMSTEC holds more promise for cooperation than SAARC.

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Serum and blood samples of all six suspected patients from Kerala were found to be negative for the Nipah virus, top health ministry officials said, as experts are yet to locate the primary source of the infection. A 23-year-old tested positive for the virus in Kochi on Tuesday. Six people, who showed symptoms, have been shifted to isolation wards and 311 others who were in contact with the patient kept under observation. (AFP)

Serum and blood samples of all six suspected patients from Kerala were found to be negative for the Nipah virus, top health ministry officials said, as experts are yet to locate the primary source of the infection. A 23-year-old tested positive for the virus in Kochi on Tuesday. Six people, who showed symptoms, have been shifted to isolation wards and 311 others who were in contact with the patient kept under observation. (AFP)

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TPCC President Uttam Kumar Reddy files his nomination as MP candidate from Nalgonda. In a setback for the Congress in Telangana, 12 of its MLAs met Assembly Speaker P Srinivas Reddy and gave him a representation to merge the Congress Legislature Party with the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi. As 12 MLAs account for two-third of the CLP, they will not attract provisions of the anti-defection law, officials said. (ANI File)

TPCC President Uttam Kumar Reddy files his nomination as MP candidate from Nalgonda. In a setback for the Congress in Telangana, 12 of its MLAs met Assembly Speaker P Srinivas Reddy and gave him a representation to merge the Congress Legislature Party with the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi. As 12 MLAs account for two-third of the CLP, they will not attract provisions of the anti-defection law, officials said. (ANI File)

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BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur failed to appear before a court in Mumbai Thursday - for the second time this week - in connection with the 2008 Malegaon blast case. Thakur, who had been directed to appear before the special court in Mumbai in the Malegaon blast case, now has just a day left to comply with the court directions. (Mujeeb Faruqui / HT File)

BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur failed to appear before a court in Mumbai Thursday - for the second time this week - in connection with the 2008 Malegaon blast case. Thakur, who had been directed to appear before the special court in Mumbai in the Malegaon blast case, now has just a day left to comply with the court directions. (Mujeeb Faruqui / HT File)

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Services on the Violet line between Nehru Place and Badarpur were delayed on Thursday, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation said. DMRC later tweeted to say that the services have resumed on the line. The cause of the delay is not known yet as other lines of the Delhi Metro operated normally. (Sonu Mehta / HT Archive)

Services on the Violet line between Nehru Place and Badarpur were delayed on Thursday, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation said. DMRC later tweeted to say that the services have resumed on the line. The cause of the delay is not known yet as other lines of the Delhi Metro operated normally. (Sonu Mehta / HT Archive)

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Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma plants a sapling at Langkyrdem village. Meghalaya planted 1.5 million saplings in 306 springsheds across all the 11 districts of the state to mark the World Environment Day. In all, 460 villages across the 46 community and rural development blocks planted 1,000 saplings each. Besides this, a million saplings were planted in spring sheds and catchment areas across the state. (HT Photo)

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma plants a sapling at Langkyrdem village. Meghalaya planted 1.5 million saplings in 306 springsheds across all the 11 districts of the state to mark the World Environment Day. In all, 460 villages across the 46 community and rural development blocks planted 1,000 saplings each. Besides this, a million saplings were planted in spring sheds and catchment areas across the state. (HT Photo)

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The Bharatiya Janata Party’s Maharashtra ally the Shiv Sena, which has 18 members in the Lok Sabha, has said that they were the natural claimants to the deputy Speaker’s post in the lower House. Shiv Sena has been given one berth in the Cabinet and reports suggest the party is unhappy with the portfolio of Heavy Industry and Public enterprise allocated to Arvind Ganpat Sawant. (Sanjeev Verma / HT File)

The Bharatiya Janata Party’s Maharashtra ally the Shiv Sena, which has 18 members in the Lok Sabha, has said that they were the natural claimants to the deputy Speaker’s post in the lower House. Shiv Sena has been given one berth in the Cabinet and reports suggest the party is unhappy with the portfolio of Heavy Industry and Public enterprise allocated to Arvind Ganpat Sawant. (Sanjeev Verma / HT File)

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Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh stripped cabinet colleague Navjot Singh Sidhu of his local bodies portfolio, hours after the latter skipped a cabinet meeting and hurled darts at his boss from a press conference. “I cannot be taken for granted... I am answerable to the people of Punjab,” Sidhu told reporters minutes before CM Singh advised the Governor to divest Sidhu of his portfolio. (PTI File)

Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh stripped cabinet colleague Navjot Singh Sidhu of his local bodies portfolio, hours after the latter skipped a cabinet meeting and hurled darts at his boss from a press conference. “I cannot be taken for granted... I am answerable to the people of Punjab,” Sidhu told reporters minutes before CM Singh advised the Governor to divest Sidhu of his portfolio. (PTI File)

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The government has announced constitution of eight key Cabinet committees, including one on economic affairs. On Wednesday, it had constituted committees on investment and growth and on employment and skill development. From the reconstituted committees, PM Modi is a part of six, barring Accommodation and Parliamentary Affairs. Home Minister Amit Shah is part of all cabinet committees. (PTI)

The government has announced constitution of eight key Cabinet committees, including one on economic affairs. On Wednesday, it had constituted committees on investment and growth and on employment and skill development. From the reconstituted committees, PM Modi is a part of six, barring Accommodation and Parliamentary Affairs. Home Minister Amit Shah is part of all cabinet committees. (PTI)

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The BSE benchmark Sensex plunged 554 points Thursday, dragged down by losses in banking, energy and capital goods stocks even as the RBI cut the policy rate to shore up growth. Slashing benchmark lending rate for the third time this year, the central bank cut the repo rate from 6% to 5.75%, the lowest in nine years. (Kunal Patil / HT File)

The BSE benchmark Sensex plunged 554 points Thursday, dragged down by losses in banking, energy and capital goods stocks even as the RBI cut the policy rate to shore up growth. Slashing benchmark lending rate for the third time this year, the central bank cut the repo rate from 6% to 5.75%, the lowest in nine years. (Kunal Patil / HT File)

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SAARC has its problems while BIMSTEC has energy and possibility, external affairs minister S Jaishankar said on Thursday. “Even if you were to put terrorism aside…there are connectivity and trade issues. BIMSTEC leaders were invited for the Prime Minister’s swearing-in because we see energy, mindset and possibility in that grouping,” he said at The Growth Net summit. (Vipin Kumar / HT Photo)

SAARC has its problems while BIMSTEC has energy and possibility, external affairs minister S Jaishankar said on Thursday. “Even if you were to put terrorism aside…there are connectivity and trade issues. BIMSTEC leaders were invited for the Prime Minister’s swearing-in because we see energy, mindset and possibility in that grouping,” he said at The Growth Net summit. (Vipin Kumar / HT Photo)

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