India: Today’s news in pictures

India news in pictures -- a roundup of today’s news across the country from Manohar Parrikar’s dismissal of the defence ministry’s claim in the Rafale deal, to the Delhi High Court’s dismissal of a plea seeking a ban on online platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime.

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Former defence minister Manohar Parrikar had termed as ‘over reaction’ his ministry’s note objecting to “parallel parleys” by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) with French authorities in the Rafale deal. The response came after a newspaper report on Friday cited a November 24, 2015 note of the defence ministry, which said that parallel discussions by the PMO “weakened the negotiating position of the MoD and Indian Negotiating Team.” (PTI File)

Former defence minister Manohar Parrikar had termed as ‘over reaction’ his ministry’s note objecting to “parallel parleys” by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) with French authorities in the Rafale deal. The response came after a newspaper report on Friday cited a November 24, 2015 note of the defence ministry, which said that parallel discussions by the PMO “weakened the negotiating position of the MoD and Indian Negotiating Team.” (PTI File)

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Two persons were killed, while 10 others went missing and hundreds remained stranded on Friday due to the heaviest spell of snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir so far. A couple was killed while their two children were rescued after an avalanche destroyed their home in Kokernag area of Anantnag district late on Thursday. (Waseem Andrabi / HT Photo)

Two persons were killed, while 10 others went missing and hundreds remained stranded on Friday due to the heaviest spell of snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir so far. A couple was killed while their two children were rescued after an avalanche destroyed their home in Kokernag area of Anantnag district late on Thursday. (Waseem Andrabi / HT Photo)

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Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram appeared at Enforcement Directorate (ED) offices in New Delhi today. The ED questioned Chidambaram on several occasions in the case, which is being probed by the agency and the Central Bureau of Investigation. Both are probing how the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) gave clearance to foreign investment in INX Media in 2007. Chidambaram was then finance minister. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram appeared at Enforcement Directorate (ED) offices in New Delhi today. The ED questioned Chidambaram on several occasions in the case, which is being probed by the agency and the Central Bureau of Investigation. Both are probing how the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) gave clearance to foreign investment in INX Media in 2007. Chidambaram was then finance minister. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a public meeting in Chhattisgarh’s Raigarh district. He also addressed a rally in West Bengal’s Maynaguri and laid the foundation stone for the four-laning of the Falakata – Salsalabari section of NH-31 D and inaugurated New High Court Circuit Bench in Jalpaiguri. (Arijit Sen / HT File)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a public meeting in Chhattisgarh’s Raigarh district. He also addressed a rally in West Bengal’s Maynaguri and laid the foundation stone for the four-laning of the Falakata – Salsalabari section of NH-31 D and inaugurated New High Court Circuit Bench in Jalpaiguri. (Arijit Sen / HT File)

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Congress president Rahul Gandhi kicked off his party’s campaign for the Lok Sabha election in Madhya Pradesh with a farmers’ rally in Bhopal today. “You are the master, the masters are youth and farmers,” said Gandhi at the rally. (Mujeeb Faruqui / HT Photo)

Congress president Rahul Gandhi kicked off his party’s campaign for the Lok Sabha election in Madhya Pradesh with a farmers’ rally in Bhopal today. “You are the master, the masters are youth and farmers,” said Gandhi at the rally. (Mujeeb Faruqui / HT Photo)

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The Delhi High Court on Friday dismissed a plea seeking a ban on online platforms including Netflix and Amazon Prime till the regulations are framed. The order came on a petition filed by a non-governmental organization claimed that due to lack of regulation for the web-exclusive content, the platforms were telecasting shows full of ‘vulgarity, religiously forbidden and morally unethical’. (Gabby Jones / Bloomberg File)

The Delhi High Court on Friday dismissed a plea seeking a ban on online platforms including Netflix and Amazon Prime till the regulations are framed. The order came on a petition filed by a non-governmental organization claimed that due to lack of regulation for the web-exclusive content, the platforms were telecasting shows full of ‘vulgarity, religiously forbidden and morally unethical’. (Gabby Jones / Bloomberg File)

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The Prime Minister’s Office has directed the Ministry of AYUSH to run 10% of the 1.5 lakh health and wellness centres proposed as part of the flagship Ayushman Bharat scheme in the 2018-19 budget. As part of the scheme, 1.5 lakh health and wellness centres were proposed to be set up in a phased manner to provide comprehensive primary healthcare. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Archive / Representative)

The Prime Minister’s Office has directed the Ministry of AYUSH to run 10% of the 1.5 lakh health and wellness centres proposed as part of the flagship Ayushman Bharat scheme in the 2018-19 budget. As part of the scheme, 1.5 lakh health and wellness centres were proposed to be set up in a phased manner to provide comprehensive primary healthcare. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Archive / Representative)

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The Supreme Court dismissed former Bihar deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav’s plea, challenging the Patna High Court order asking him to vacate the government bungalow meant for the deputy chief minister, and ordered him to shift to an accommodation for the leader of the opposition. The SC bench also imposed a fine of Rs 50,000 on the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader for challenging the decision. (Samir Jana / HT File)

The Supreme Court dismissed former Bihar deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav’s plea, challenging the Patna High Court order asking him to vacate the government bungalow meant for the deputy chief minister, and ordered him to shift to an accommodation for the leader of the opposition. The SC bench also imposed a fine of Rs 50,000 on the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader for challenging the decision. (Samir Jana / HT File)

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