India: Today’s news in pictures

India news in pictures -- a roundup of today’s news across the country, from Prime Minister Narendra Modi receiving the Seoul Peace Prize, to the BCCI's proposal to scrap the IPL opening ceremony in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi receives the Seoul Peace Prize. In his speech, PM Modi touched upon cross-border terrorism and said that the time had come for all those who believe in humanity to join hands in the fight against terrorism. (ANI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi receives the Seoul Peace Prize. In his speech, PM Modi touched upon cross-border terrorism and said that the time had come for all those who believe in humanity to join hands in the fight against terrorism. (ANI)

UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2019 06:08 PM IST
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In the wake of the Pulwama attack that resulted in the death of around 40 CRPF officials, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has proposed the idea of doing away with the opening ceremony in the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League and donate the funds budgeted for the same to the families of the Pulwama martyrs. (HT Archive)

In the wake of the Pulwama attack that resulted in the death of around 40 CRPF officials, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has proposed the idea of doing away with the opening ceremony in the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League and donate the funds budgeted for the same to the families of the Pulwama martyrs. (HT Archive)

UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2019 06:08 PM IST
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China, a permanent member of the UN Security Council, Friday sought to downplay the scathing statement issued by the powerful organ of the world body naming Jaish-e-Muhammad in the Pulwama terror attack, saying the mention of the Pakistan-based outfit was only in “general terms” and “does not represent a judgement”. The powerful UN Security Council (UNSC) on Thursday strongly condemned the “heinous and cowardly” terror attack. (Waseem Andrabi / HT File)

China, a permanent member of the UN Security Council, Friday sought to downplay the scathing statement issued by the powerful organ of the world body naming Jaish-e-Muhammad in the Pulwama terror attack, saying the mention of the Pakistan-based outfit was only in “general terms” and “does not represent a judgement”. The powerful UN Security Council (UNSC) on Thursday strongly condemned the “heinous and cowardly” terror attack. (Waseem Andrabi / HT File)

UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2019 06:08 PM IST
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Over a week after a parliamentary panel summoned Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey to appear before it on February 25, the company’s global vice president for public policy, Colin Crowell will meet with the committee in India on Monday. The company has said it does not use political ideology to rank its content or while making product or policy changes to its service, as it defends allegations of having a right-wing bias in India. (Regis Duvignau / REUTERS File)

Over a week after a parliamentary panel summoned Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey to appear before it on February 25, the company’s global vice president for public policy, Colin Crowell will meet with the committee in India on Monday. The company has said it does not use political ideology to rank its content or while making product or policy changes to its service, as it defends allegations of having a right-wing bias in India. (Regis Duvignau / REUTERS File)

UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2019 06:08 PM IST
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The Ministry of Human Resource Development has turned down a request by Delhi’s Jamia Millia Islamia to confer an honorary doctorate degree on Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, saying the actor has already received one from a different university, according to an RTI response. Shah Rukh, who is a former student of Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), had given his consent to the proposal of an honorary degree. (Virendra Singh Gosain / HT Archive)

The Ministry of Human Resource Development has turned down a request by Delhi’s Jamia Millia Islamia to confer an honorary doctorate degree on Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, saying the actor has already received one from a different university, according to an RTI response. Shah Rukh, who is a former student of Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), had given his consent to the proposal of an honorary degree. (Virendra Singh Gosain / HT Archive)

UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2019 06:08 PM IST
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Thousands of rape survivors and their families gathered at Ramila Maidan in New Delhi to conclude ‘Garima Yatra’ – a march to raise awareness against the sexual atrocities inflicted on women from the lower sections of society. During the course of the journey, which began on December 20, 2018, the women and their families drew strength from each other’s stories and chanted slogans along the way. (Biplov Bhuyan / HT Photo)

Thousands of rape survivors and their families gathered at Ramila Maidan in New Delhi to conclude ‘Garima Yatra’ – a march to raise awareness against the sexual atrocities inflicted on women from the lower sections of society. During the course of the journey, which began on December 20, 2018, the women and their families drew strength from each other’s stories and chanted slogans along the way. (Biplov Bhuyan / HT Photo)

UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2019 06:08 PM IST
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BJP president Amit Shah on Friday set an ambitious target to win more than 35 seats for the ruling alliance in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls in Tamil Nadu, where the Bharatiya Janata Party and the All India Anna Dravda Munnetra Kazhagam have joined hands for the parliamentary elections. (Siddharaj Solanki / HT File)

BJP president Amit Shah on Friday set an ambitious target to win more than 35 seats for the ruling alliance in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls in Tamil Nadu, where the Bharatiya Janata Party and the All India Anna Dravda Munnetra Kazhagam have joined hands for the parliamentary elections. (Siddharaj Solanki / HT File)

UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2019 06:08 PM IST
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