India: Today’s news in pictures

India news in pictures -- a roundup of today’s news across the country from Supreme Court’s hearing on the review petitions in the Sabarimala case, to the Enforcement Directorate summoning Robert Vadra in relation to a money laundering case.

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The Supreme Court today reserved its judgment while hearing the review petitions on its order allowing entry to all women in the Sabarimala Temple. During the course of the hearing, the Kerala government submitted before the Supreme Court that exclusion of women is “not essential to Hindu religion”. The state government made its submission during the hearing of the review petitions against the Court’s Sabarimala order allowing women entry into the hill shrine. (Vivek Nair / HT File)

The Supreme Court today reserved its judgment while hearing the review petitions on its order allowing entry to all women in the Sabarimala Temple. During the course of the hearing, the Kerala government submitted before the Supreme Court that exclusion of women is “not essential to Hindu religion”. The state government made its submission during the hearing of the review petitions against the Court’s Sabarimala order allowing women entry into the hill shrine. (Vivek Nair / HT File)

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Robert Vadra, brother-in-law of Congress president Rahul Gandhi, reached the Enforcement Directorate office in Delhi today after the agency summoned him in a money laundering case. Vadra was dropped off at the office by his wife Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. His case relates to allegations of money laundering in the purchase of a London-based property at 12, Bryanston Square. (Burhaan Kinu / HT Photo)

Robert Vadra, brother-in-law of Congress president Rahul Gandhi, reached the Enforcement Directorate office in Delhi today after the agency summoned him in a money laundering case. Vadra was dropped off at the office by his wife Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. His case relates to allegations of money laundering in the purchase of a London-based property at 12, Bryanston Square. (Burhaan Kinu / HT Photo)

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Congress president Rahul Gandhi launched a frontal attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today at a public rally at Bhawanipatna in Kalahandi district of the state. He alleged that PM Modi and CM Patnaik work in tandem to “snatch people’s land and give it to their industrialist friends.” Gandhi said Patnaik is “remote controlled” by PM Modi. (PTI)

Congress president Rahul Gandhi launched a frontal attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today at a public rally at Bhawanipatna in Kalahandi district of the state. He alleged that PM Modi and CM Patnaik work in tandem to “snatch people’s land and give it to their industrialist friends.” Gandhi said Patnaik is “remote controlled” by PM Modi. (PTI)

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Extraditing fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya to India from the UK, for loan recovery cases by several banks, would pave way for a speedy trial in the country, according to the Enforcement Directorate (ED), the central agency that booked Mallya for laundering an estimated Rs 9,000 crore. The ED said if the 63-year-old businessman is brought back, he will be lodged at Arthur Road Jail where a barrack has been readied. (Jason Alden / Bloomberg File)

Extraditing fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya to India from the UK, for loan recovery cases by several banks, would pave way for a speedy trial in the country, according to the Enforcement Directorate (ED), the central agency that booked Mallya for laundering an estimated Rs 9,000 crore. The ED said if the 63-year-old businessman is brought back, he will be lodged at Arthur Road Jail where a barrack has been readied. (Jason Alden / Bloomberg File)

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The BJP-led government in Assam announced on Wednesday it will provide a kilo of rice for Re 1 to lakhs of families living below poverty line and gold to brides among the number of schemes in the state’s annual budget, which the opposition slammed as “election advertisement” in a poll year. (Francis Mascarenhas / REUTERS / Representative image)

The BJP-led government in Assam announced on Wednesday it will provide a kilo of rice for Re 1 to lakhs of families living below poverty line and gold to brides among the number of schemes in the state’s annual budget, which the opposition slammed as “election advertisement” in a poll year. (Francis Mascarenhas / REUTERS / Representative image)

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Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah on Wednesday targeted opposition parties over contentious issues including Ayodhya dispute and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) at a rally of party’s booth-level workers in Uttar Pradesh’s Aligarh. He said the BJP is “committed for construction of a Ram temple at the same site in Ayodhya.” (Sanchit Khanna / HT File)

Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah on Wednesday targeted opposition parties over contentious issues including Ayodhya dispute and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) at a rally of party’s booth-level workers in Uttar Pradesh’s Aligarh. He said the BJP is “committed for construction of a Ram temple at the same site in Ayodhya.” (Sanchit Khanna / HT File)

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India will send a draft agreement for the Kartarpur corridor to Pakistan in four weeks’ time, Punjab chief secretary Karan Avatar Singh told reporters after an hour-long meeting at the Union home ministry. The corridor will connect Darbar Sahib in Pakistan’s Kartarpur — the final resting place of Sikh faith’s founder Guru Nanak Dev — with Dera Baba Nanak shrine in India’s Gurdaspur district. (Arif Ali / AFP File )

India will send a draft agreement for the Kartarpur corridor to Pakistan in four weeks’ time, Punjab chief secretary Karan Avatar Singh told reporters after an hour-long meeting at the Union home ministry. The corridor will connect Darbar Sahib in Pakistan’s Kartarpur — the final resting place of Sikh faith’s founder Guru Nanak Dev — with Dera Baba Nanak shrine in India’s Gurdaspur district. (Arif Ali / AFP File )

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi may lay the foundation of the long-awaited Patna metro rail project later this month or early next month. Bihar’s Urban development minister Suresh Sharma told HT that the state government was all geared up for the foundation laying on February 17 or on March 3, when the Prime Minister comes. (PTI File)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi may lay the foundation of the long-awaited Patna metro rail project later this month or early next month. Bihar’s Urban development minister Suresh Sharma told HT that the state government was all geared up for the foundation laying on February 17 or on March 3, when the Prime Minister comes. (PTI File)

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