India: Today’s news in pictures

India news in pictures --a roundup of today’s news across the country from two terrorists killed in an encounter in Pingilana’s village of Jammu and Kashmir, days after a major attack in the district killed at least 40 CRPF personnel to an oral hearing on Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav at The International Court of Justice at The Hague.

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A top Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) commender, suspected to be the bomb maker and mastermind of Pulwama attack on a CRPF convoy, was among two terrorists killed in an encounter with security forces in the same district’s Pingilana village, Jammu and Kashmir. In the ensuing 11-hour gunbattle, four army personnel, including a major, and a civilian were killed. (Waseem Andrabi / HT Photo)

A top Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) commender, suspected to be the bomb maker and mastermind of Pulwama attack on a CRPF convoy, was among two terrorists killed in an encounter with security forces in the same district’s Pingilana village, Jammu and Kashmir. In the ensuing 11-hour gunbattle, four army personnel, including a major, and a civilian were killed. (Waseem Andrabi / HT Photo)

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The International Court of Justice commenced oral hearing on Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav at The Hague. India is likely to ask the top UN court to direct Pakistan to revoke the death sentence awarded to Jadhav for the allegations of espionage. India, during the first day of the hearing, based its case on two broad issues -- breach of article 36 of the Vienna Convention on consular access and the process of resolution. (Eva Plevier / REUTERS)

The International Court of Justice commenced oral hearing on Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav at The Hague. India is likely to ask the top UN court to direct Pakistan to revoke the death sentence awarded to Jadhav for the allegations of espionage. India, during the first day of the hearing, based its case on two broad issues -- breach of article 36 of the Vienna Convention on consular access and the process of resolution. (Eva Plevier / REUTERS)

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the time for talks were over and the world needed to act on terrorism now, days after the Pulwama attack which killed 40 CRPF personnel. “Hesitating from taking actions against terrorists is also kind of encouraging terrorism. Being a part of G20 countries, it’s also important that we implement 11-point agenda of Hamburg Leaders Statement.” he said. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the time for talks were over and the world needed to act on terrorism now, days after the Pulwama attack which killed 40 CRPF personnel. “Hesitating from taking actions against terrorists is also kind of encouraging terrorism. Being a part of G20 countries, it’s also important that we implement 11-point agenda of Hamburg Leaders Statement.” he said. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

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The opposition Congress has called a 12-hour shutdown in Kerala on Monday to protest the killing of two Youth Congress workers in north Kerala’s Kasargode district. Kripesh, 21, died on the spot and Sharath Lal, 24, succumbed to his injuries in a hospital in neighbouring Mangaluru. Here seen, Ramesh Chennithala, KC Venugopal, MK Raghavan and other leaders at Kripesh’s home. (HT Photo)

The opposition Congress has called a 12-hour shutdown in Kerala on Monday to protest the killing of two Youth Congress workers in north Kerala’s Kasargode district. Kripesh, 21, died on the spot and Sharath Lal, 24, succumbed to his injuries in a hospital in neighbouring Mangaluru. Here seen, Ramesh Chennithala, KC Venugopal, MK Raghavan and other leaders at Kripesh’s home. (HT Photo)

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Former BJP lawmaker Kirti Azad joined the Congress on Monday in presence of party president Rahul Gandhi. The 60-year-old was suspended from the BJP in 2015 for anti-party activities. Azad, a former cricketer who represented India, is likely to seek a ticket from Darbhanga constituency in Bihar. The constituency has traditionally seen a fight between the BJP and the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD). (Sonu Mehta / HT Photo)

Former BJP lawmaker Kirti Azad joined the Congress on Monday in presence of party president Rahul Gandhi. The 60-year-old was suspended from the BJP in 2015 for anti-party activities. Azad, a former cricketer who represented India, is likely to seek a ticket from Darbhanga constituency in Bihar. The constituency has traditionally seen a fight between the BJP and the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD). (Sonu Mehta / HT Photo)

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Argentine President Mauricio Macri, and his wife Juliana Awada, greet as they stand for photographs with President Ram Nath Kovind, his wife Savita Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during a ceremonial reception. India and Argentina are expected to sign up to eight agreements during Macri’s visit to the country, including one to expand defence cooperation. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

Argentine President Mauricio Macri, and his wife Juliana Awada, greet as they stand for photographs with President Ram Nath Kovind, his wife Savita Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during a ceremonial reception. India and Argentina are expected to sign up to eight agreements during Macri’s visit to the country, including one to expand defence cooperation. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

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