India: Today’s news in pictures

India news in pictures --a roundup of today’s news across the country from Congress President Rahul Gandhi and Congress general secretary in-charge of east Uttar Pradesh Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's roadshow in Lucknow to the Supreme Court refusing to monitor the ongoing CBI investigation into the Saradha chit fund scam in West Bengal.

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi along with Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Congress general secretary in-charge of east Uttar Pradesh and other senior leaders are seen during a roadshow, in Lucknow. “We will play on front foot not on back foot. Obviously, the aim is Lok Sabha polls, but I have told Priyanka and Scindia that the bigger aim is to win UP in 2022,” Rahul Gandhi said. (Deepak Gupta / HT Photo)

Congress President Rahul Gandhi along with Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Congress general secretary in-charge of east Uttar Pradesh and other senior leaders are seen during a roadshow, in Lucknow. “We will play on front foot not on back foot. Obviously, the aim is Lok Sabha polls, but I have told Priyanka and Scindia that the bigger aim is to win UP in 2022,” Rahul Gandhi said. (Deepak Gupta / HT Photo)

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A paramilitary solider stands guard during a strike called by separatists to mark the 35th death anniversary of JKLF founder Mohammad Maqbool Bhat, who was hanged on this day in 1984 in Delhi’s Tihar jail. Shops and other business establishments remained closed while public transport was off roads due to the shutdown, officials said. (Waseem Andrabi / HT Photo)

A paramilitary solider stands guard during a strike called by separatists to mark the 35th death anniversary of JKLF founder Mohammad Maqbool Bhat, who was hanged on this day in 1984 in Delhi’s Tihar jail. Shops and other business establishments remained closed while public transport was off roads due to the shutdown, officials said. (Waseem Andrabi / HT Photo)

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu during 'Dharma Porata Deeksha', a day-long fast to demand special status for the state of Andhra Pradesh, in New Delhi. “The PM has stolen from the people from Andhra Pradesh and given it to his industrialist friends,” Gandhi alleged at the protest venue in an apparent reference to the Rafale fighter jet deal with France. (Kamal Singh / PTI)

Congress President Rahul Gandhi and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu during 'Dharma Porata Deeksha', a day-long fast to demand special status for the state of Andhra Pradesh, in New Delhi. “The PM has stolen from the people from Andhra Pradesh and given it to his industrialist friends,” Gandhi alleged at the protest venue in an apparent reference to the Rafale fighter jet deal with France. (Kamal Singh / PTI)

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Residents of Kargil district raise slogans during a protest against Leh being made the permanent headquarters of the newly created Ladakh division, in Jammu. The people of Kargil are demanding that divisional commissioner and IGP offices function on rotational basis -- in Kargil during summers and in Leh during winters. (PTI)

Residents of Kargil district raise slogans during a protest against Leh being made the permanent headquarters of the newly created Ladakh division, in Jammu. The people of Kargil are demanding that divisional commissioner and IGP offices function on rotational basis -- in Kargil during summers and in Leh during winters. (PTI)

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi receives a memento from a girl as UP Governor Ram Naik and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath look on, during a programme to mark the serving of the 3rd billionth meal by the Akshaya Patra Foundation, in Vrindavan. Modi will also serve food to underprivileged schoolchildren at Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir campus. (PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi receives a memento from a girl as UP Governor Ram Naik and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath look on, during a programme to mark the serving of the 3rd billionth meal by the Akshaya Patra Foundation, in Vrindavan. Modi will also serve food to underprivileged schoolchildren at Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir campus. (PTI)

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On Monday, the Supreme Court on refused to monitor the ongoing CBI investigation into the Saradha chit fund scam in West Bengal. A two-judge bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Sanjiv Khanna did not allow the application filed by some investors that despite the apex court’s 2013 order directing a CBI probe, the investigation has not attained finality. (Sanchit Khanna / HT File)

On Monday, the Supreme Court on refused to monitor the ongoing CBI investigation into the Saradha chit fund scam in West Bengal. A two-judge bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Sanjiv Khanna did not allow the application filed by some investors that despite the apex court’s 2013 order directing a CBI probe, the investigation has not attained finality. (Sanchit Khanna / HT File)

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Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy has set up a special investigation team to probe the two audio clips he released last week claiming that BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa was trying to poach a legislator from his party. He also accused PM Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah of being directly involved in the alleged attempts to destabilise the eight-month-old coalition government. (Shailendra Bhojak / PTI File)

Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy has set up a special investigation team to probe the two audio clips he released last week claiming that BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa was trying to poach a legislator from his party. He also accused PM Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah of being directly involved in the alleged attempts to destabilise the eight-month-old coalition government. (Shailendra Bhojak / PTI File)

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