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UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2019 05:06 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Friday upheld the Madras High Court’s order of life term to Saravana Bhavan owner P Rajagopal for the abduction and murder of one of his employees in 2001. Prince Santhakumar, the husband of Jeevajyothi whom P Rajagopal wanted to marry, was murdered by the hotel owner’s henchmen after abducting him from his residence in Vellacherry in Chennai in October 2001, according to the prosecution. (Biplov Bhuyan / HT Photo)
Cups with the ‘Main bhi chowkidar’ slogan, used to serve tea on Kathgodam Shatabdi train , were withdrawn on Friday after passengers complained it violated the model code of conduct. The Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) also suspended the supervisor. The matter has been referred to the Election Commission also. (DIbyangshu Sarkar / AFP File)
Nine people were killed and at least 30 were injured when a private double decker bus crashed into a truck on Yamuna Expressway in Rabupura on early Friday morning. The bus was on its way from Jalaon district to Delhi. (Virendra Singh Gosain / HT Photo)
The BJP will conduct a citizenship screening exercise in Bengal to identify and weed out infiltrators, party president Amit Shah said at a public rally in Alipurduars, West Bengal on Friday. “We want to assure each and every Hindu refugee that none has to leave the country. All of you will have a place to live in India with respect. The Citizenship Amendment Bill is our commitment,” said Shah. (Biju Boro / AFP)
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is done with the Class 10 annual exams with the Social Science paper today closing the schedule. According to CBSE, 18,27,472 students from Class 10 and had registered to appear for the examination this year. (Biplov Bhuyan / HT Photo)
Diamantaire Nirav Modi, lodged in the Wandsworth prison, is likely to appear in the Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Friday via videolink to seek bail. It will mark the beginning of case management hearings as part of extradition proceedings. A team from India’s Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is expected to be present in the court on Friday. (Aniruddha Chowdhury / Mint File)
Syria and India have strong security cooperation and intelligence-sharing and any India-origin Islamic State fighters captured in the war-torn country will be handed over to New Delhi, Syrian ambassador Riad Abbas has said. The envoy’s remarks came against the backdrop of Islamic State members acknowledging the death of Shafi Armar, a resident of Bhatkal in Karnataka, on March 19 in Baghouz, Syria. (REUTERS File)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday hit out at Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao over the nearly three-month long delay in formation of his government’s cabinet and said that it was possibly because of the chief minister’s keen interest in astrology. Were the same astrologers also responsible for stalling the formation of the cabinet?” the PM said addressing a rally in Mahbubnagar. (PTI)
“I watched Narendra Modi’s speech in which he promised to give Rs 15 lakh to every Indian. He said it two-three times...15 lakh, 15 lakh...I thought he is saying the right thing. The idea is correct that money must go the bank account of the poor. I grabbed this idea,” Congress president Rahul Gandhi said on the idea of minimum income guarantee scheme at a public rally in Haryana’s Yamunanagar. (PTI)

The Supreme Court on Friday upheld the Madras High Court’s order of life term to Saravana Bhavan owner P Rajagopal for the abduction and murder of one of his employees in 2001. Prince Santhakumar, the husband of Jeevajyothi whom P Rajagopal wanted to marry, was murdered by the hotel owner’s henchmen after abducting him from his residence in Vellacherry in Chennai in October 2001, according to the prosecution. (Biplov Bhuyan / HT Photo)

Cups with the ‘Main bhi chowkidar’ slogan, used to serve tea on Kathgodam Shatabdi train , were withdrawn on Friday after passengers complained it violated the model code of conduct. The Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) also suspended the supervisor. The matter has been referred to the Election Commission also. (DIbyangshu Sarkar / AFP File)

Nine people were killed and at least 30 were injured when a private double decker bus crashed into a truck on Yamuna Expressway in Rabupura on early Friday morning. The bus was on its way from Jalaon district to Delhi. (Virendra Singh Gosain / HT Photo)

The BJP will conduct a citizenship screening exercise in Bengal to identify and weed out infiltrators, party president Amit Shah said at a public rally in Alipurduars, West Bengal on Friday. “We want to assure each and every Hindu refugee that none has to leave the country. All of you will have a place to live in India with respect. The Citizenship Amendment Bill is our commitment,” said Shah. (Biju Boro / AFP)

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is done with the Class 10 annual exams with the Social Science paper today closing the schedule. According to CBSE, 18,27,472 students from Class 10 and had registered to appear for the examination this year. (Biplov Bhuyan / HT Photo)

Diamantaire Nirav Modi, lodged in the Wandsworth prison, is likely to appear in the Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Friday via videolink to seek bail. It will mark the beginning of case management hearings as part of extradition proceedings. A team from India’s Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is expected to be present in the court on Friday. (Aniruddha Chowdhury / Mint File)

Syria and India have strong security cooperation and intelligence-sharing and any India-origin Islamic State fighters captured in the war-torn country will be handed over to New Delhi, Syrian ambassador Riad Abbas has said. The envoy’s remarks came against the backdrop of Islamic State members acknowledging the death of Shafi Armar, a resident of Bhatkal in Karnataka, on March 19 in Baghouz, Syria. (REUTERS File)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday hit out at Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao over the nearly three-month long delay in formation of his government’s cabinet and said that it was possibly because of the chief minister’s keen interest in astrology. Were the same astrologers also responsible for stalling the formation of the cabinet?” the PM said addressing a rally in Mahbubnagar. (PTI)

“I watched Narendra Modi’s speech in which he promised to give Rs 15 lakh to every Indian. He said it two-three times...15 lakh, 15 lakh...I thought he is saying the right thing. The idea is correct that money must go the bank account of the poor. I grabbed this idea,” Congress president Rahul Gandhi said on the idea of minimum income guarantee scheme at a public rally in Haryana’s Yamunanagar. (PTI)

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India news in pictures -- a roundup of today’s news across the country, from the Supreme Court upholding a Madras High Court order of life term to Saravana Bhavan owner P Rajagopal for the abduction and murder of one of his employees in 2001 to the end of CBSE’s Class 10 boards exams for this year.

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