India: Today’s news in pictures

India news in pictures --a roundup of today’s top news across the country from hundreds of patients being evacuated safely on Wednesday after a fire broke out in the pharmacy building of the Kolkata Medical College and Hospital to Justice Ranjan Gogoi appointed as the new Chief Justice of India during a oath-taking ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi, administered by president Ram Nath Kovind.

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Hundreds of patients were evacuated safely on Wednesday after a fire broke out in the pharmacy building of the Kolkata Medical College and Hospital, officials said. At least ten fire engines were pressed into service after the fire was noticed at around 8am in the building of the hospital, the oldest institute of western medicine in the country, located on College Street. (Samir Jana / HT Photo)

Hundreds of patients were evacuated safely on Wednesday after a fire broke out in the pharmacy building of the Kolkata Medical College and Hospital, officials said. At least ten fire engines were pressed into service after the fire was noticed at around 8am in the building of the hospital, the oldest institute of western medicine in the country, located on College Street. (Samir Jana / HT Photo)

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Justice Ranjan Gogoi became the 46th Chief Justice of India, the first from the northeast to take over the post, on Wednesday as he replaced justice Dipak Misra. President Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath of office to the 63-year-old Justice Gogoi during a brief ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan’s Darbar Hall. Justice Gogoi will have a tenure of a little over 13 months and is set to retire on November 17, 2019. (Arvind Yadav / HT Photo)

Justice Ranjan Gogoi became the 46th Chief Justice of India, the first from the northeast to take over the post, on Wednesday as he replaced justice Dipak Misra. President Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath of office to the 63-year-old Justice Gogoi during a brief ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan’s Darbar Hall. Justice Gogoi will have a tenure of a little over 13 months and is set to retire on November 17, 2019. (Arvind Yadav / HT Photo)

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Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Wednesday raised the bar for cases to be mentioned before his bench for an urgent hearing. “If somebody is going to be killed, evicted or hanged today, only such cases will be entertained to list them urgently,” the new chief justice said minutes after taking oath at a simple ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan’s Darbar Hall. (Arvind Yadav / HT Photo)

Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Wednesday raised the bar for cases to be mentioned before his bench for an urgent hearing. “If somebody is going to be killed, evicted or hanged today, only such cases will be entertained to list them urgently,” the new chief justice said minutes after taking oath at a simple ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan’s Darbar Hall. (Arvind Yadav / HT Photo)

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Air Force Chief BS Dhanoa on Wednesday questioned the ability of state-owned plane maker Hindustan Aeronautics Limited’s ability to deliver fighter jets on schedule, detailing the time overrun in several crucial programmes including the Sukhoi- 30s, Jaguars, Mirage-2000s and the Light Combat Aircraft. He said the delays in these projects ranged from two to six years. (Sonu Mehta / HT Photo)

Air Force Chief BS Dhanoa on Wednesday questioned the ability of state-owned plane maker Hindustan Aeronautics Limited’s ability to deliver fighter jets on schedule, detailing the time overrun in several crucial programmes including the Sukhoi- 30s, Jaguars, Mirage-2000s and the Light Combat Aircraft. He said the delays in these projects ranged from two to six years. (Sonu Mehta / HT Photo)

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi received the UNEP Champions of the Earth award, UN’s highest environmental honour, from the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres in New Delhi on Wednesday. Guterres said PM Modi recognised the fact that climate change poses a direct existential threat to us. (PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi received the UNEP Champions of the Earth award, UN’s highest environmental honour, from the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres in New Delhi on Wednesday. Guterres said PM Modi recognised the fact that climate change poses a direct existential threat to us. (PTI)

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The Kerala High Court on Wednesday rejected the bail application of Franco Mulakkal, the former Jalandhar bishop accused of rape by a Kerala nun, according to news agency ANI. Franco Mulakkal was arrested 12 days ago after the high court put off his request for protection against bail. (Sivaram V / REUTERS)

The Kerala High Court on Wednesday rejected the bail application of Franco Mulakkal, the former Jalandhar bishop accused of rape by a Kerala nun, according to news agency ANI. Franco Mulakkal was arrested 12 days ago after the high court put off his request for protection against bail. (Sivaram V / REUTERS)

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Back after a short break, Indian skipper Virat Kohli has been grinding it out at the nets as he prepares for the first Test against the West Indies, starting at Rajkot on Thursday. Kohli looked in fine flow on Wednesday as BCCI posted a video of the captain fine-tuning his batting skills at the nets. (Indranil Mukherjee / AFP)

Back after a short break, Indian skipper Virat Kohli has been grinding it out at the nets as he prepares for the first Test against the West Indies, starting at Rajkot on Thursday. Kohli looked in fine flow on Wednesday as BCCI posted a video of the captain fine-tuning his batting skills at the nets. (Indranil Mukherjee / AFP)

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