India: Today’s news in pictures

UPDATED ON MAR 15, 2019 05:23 PM IST
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has set a Friday evening deadline for the authorities to find what led to collapse of a foot-over bridge in Mumbai yesterday. Six people lost their lives in the incident. Many others were injured. Fadnavis, who visited the site said he has asked the authorities to “fix primary responsibility” for the bridge collapse by “this evening”. (Kunal Patil / HT Photo)
On Friday, the Supreme Court sought the Election Commission’s response on a plea by Opposition leaders seeking counting of Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) slips of 50% of EVMs in each constituency before the Lok Sabha results are declared. A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna listed the plea for March 25 and asked the EC to depute an officer to assist the court. (Biplov Bhuyan / HT File)
On Friday, the Supreme Court set aside the BCCI’s disciplinary committee’s order imposing a life ban on former Indian cricketer S Sreesanth for his alleged involvement in the 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal. The bench passed this order on Sreesanth’s plea challenging the decision of a division bench of the Kerala High Court which had restored the life ban. (Sushil Kumar / HT Photo)
BJP State President Rakesh Singh (C), BJP National Vice President and former chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan (3rdR) and party leaders during a meeting, at BJP State headquarters in Bhopal. The BJP is mulling axing over 12 sitting MPs for the April-May Lok Sabha polls to tide over anti-incumbency, a party leader told news agency PTI on condition of anonymity. (PTI)
Congress president Rahul Gandhi interacted with health professional in Raipur, Chhattisgarh where he indicated that universal healthcare law could be part of the manifesto for the Lok Sabha election. The Congress president dismissed the Modi government’s Ayushman Bharat scheme saying, “It is handout to the 15 to 20 richest businessmen in India.” (PTI)
Sister Lucy Kalapura (not pictured), who supported the protest for the arrest of Jalandhar bishop Franco Mullakkal on sexual assault allegations, has been asked to leave the vocation immediately by the Franciscan Clarist Congregation (FCC) or be defrocked. The nun however has challenged the congregation to expel her, saying most of the charges raised against her were baseless. (Vivek Nair / HT File)
Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati and Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav during a joint press conference, in Lucknow. The SP announced its first candidate for Lok Sabha elections outside Uttar Pradesh as part of its alliance with the BSP on one of the three seats that have come to its quota in Madhya Pradesh. The SP will contest three of the 29 Lok Sabha seats in Madhya Pradesh (Subhankar Chakraborty / HT File)

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has set a Friday evening deadline for the authorities to find what led to collapse of a foot-over bridge in Mumbai yesterday. Six people lost their lives in the incident. Many others were injured. Fadnavis, who visited the site said he has asked the authorities to “fix primary responsibility” for the bridge collapse by “this evening”. (Kunal Patil / HT Photo)

On Friday, the Supreme Court sought the Election Commission’s response on a plea by Opposition leaders seeking counting of Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) slips of 50% of EVMs in each constituency before the Lok Sabha results are declared. A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna listed the plea for March 25 and asked the EC to depute an officer to assist the court. (Biplov Bhuyan / HT File)

On Friday, the Supreme Court set aside the BCCI’s disciplinary committee’s order imposing a life ban on former Indian cricketer S Sreesanth for his alleged involvement in the 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal. The bench passed this order on Sreesanth’s plea challenging the decision of a division bench of the Kerala High Court which had restored the life ban. (Sushil Kumar / HT Photo)

BJP State President Rakesh Singh (C), BJP National Vice President and former chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan (3rdR) and party leaders during a meeting, at BJP State headquarters in Bhopal. The BJP is mulling axing over 12 sitting MPs for the April-May Lok Sabha polls to tide over anti-incumbency, a party leader told news agency PTI on condition of anonymity. (PTI)

Congress president Rahul Gandhi interacted with health professional in Raipur, Chhattisgarh where he indicated that universal healthcare law could be part of the manifesto for the Lok Sabha election. The Congress president dismissed the Modi government’s Ayushman Bharat scheme saying, “It is handout to the 15 to 20 richest businessmen in India.” (PTI)

Sister Lucy Kalapura (not pictured), who supported the protest for the arrest of Jalandhar bishop Franco Mullakkal on sexual assault allegations, has been asked to leave the vocation immediately by the Franciscan Clarist Congregation (FCC) or be defrocked. The nun however has challenged the congregation to expel her, saying most of the charges raised against her were baseless. (Vivek Nair / HT File)

Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati and Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav during a joint press conference, in Lucknow. The SP announced its first candidate for Lok Sabha elections outside Uttar Pradesh as part of its alliance with the BSP on one of the three seats that have come to its quota in Madhya Pradesh. The SP will contest three of the 29 Lok Sabha seats in Madhya Pradesh (Subhankar Chakraborty / HT File)

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India news in pictures -- a roundup of today’s news across the country, from Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis setting a Friday evening deadline for the authorities to find what led to collapse of a foot-over bridge in Mumbai yesterday to the Supreme Court setting aside the BCCI’s disciplinary committee’s order imposing a life ban on former Indian cricketer S Sreesanth.

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