India: Today’s news in pictures

India news in pictures -- a roundup of today’s news across the country, from various opposition political parties giving Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘one nation, one vote’ meet in Delhi a miss to the ongoing heatwave in central Bihar claiming at least 90 lives as on Tuesday.

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Top leaders from many opposition parties will miss the brainstorming session called by PM Modi to discuss ‘one-nation, one-poll’ idea. BSP chief Mayawati and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal are the latest party bosses to decline the invite. DMK president MK Stalin, TMC chief Mamata Banerjee, TRS president K Chandrasekhar Rao and TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu are among others skipping the Wednesday meet. (Sanjeev Verma / HT File)

Top leaders from many opposition parties will miss the brainstorming session called by PM Modi to discuss ‘one-nation, one-poll’ idea. BSP chief Mayawati and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal are the latest party bosses to decline the invite. DMK president MK Stalin, TMC chief Mamata Banerjee, TRS president K Chandrasekhar Rao and TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu are among others skipping the Wednesday meet. (Sanjeev Verma / HT File)

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Om Birla, the 56-year-old BJP lawmaker who started out as a student leader in Rajasthan four decades earlier, was elected Lok Sabha speaker on Wednesday. PM Modi, who is also the Leader of the House in Lok Sabha, moved the motion to elect the Kota lawmaker. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh seconded the motion. Birla’s name was supported by all major opposition parties. (ANI)

Om Birla, the 56-year-old BJP lawmaker who started out as a student leader in Rajasthan four decades earlier, was elected Lok Sabha speaker on Wednesday. PM Modi, who is also the Leader of the House in Lok Sabha, moved the motion to elect the Kota lawmaker. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh seconded the motion. Birla’s name was supported by all major opposition parties. (ANI)

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The ongoing heat wave in central Bihar continued to wreak havoc in the region, killing at least 90 people in June, officials said on Tuesday. Chief secretary Deepak Kumar said on Monday as many as 562 persons suffering from heatstroke were admitted in government hospitals in different parts of the state. (Parwaz Khan / HT File)

The ongoing heat wave in central Bihar continued to wreak havoc in the region, killing at least 90 people in June, officials said on Tuesday. Chief secretary Deepak Kumar said on Monday as many as 562 persons suffering from heatstroke were admitted in government hospitals in different parts of the state. (Parwaz Khan / HT File)

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The differences in the ruling Congress-JD(S) alliance in Karnataka were exposed once again on Wednesday with chief minister HD Kumaraswamy saying that he is “going through pain everyday”. Reacting to Kumaraswamy’s comments, senior Congress leader and former CM Siddaramaiah said there is no threat to the Karnataka government and “they (BJP) are trying desperately but they will not succeed”. (PTI)

The differences in the ruling Congress-JD(S) alliance in Karnataka were exposed once again on Wednesday with chief minister HD Kumaraswamy saying that he is “going through pain everyday”. Reacting to Kumaraswamy’s comments, senior Congress leader and former CM Siddaramaiah said there is no threat to the Karnataka government and “they (BJP) are trying desperately but they will not succeed”. (PTI)

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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) stalwarts, former external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and former Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan, signalled the end of their legislative careers on Tuesday when the former applied for and the latter secured ex-member of Parliament identity cards, effectively ruling out the chances of them winning party nominations to the Rajya Sabha. (Manvender Vashist / PTI)

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) stalwarts, former external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and former Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan, signalled the end of their legislative careers on Tuesday when the former applied for and the latter secured ex-member of Parliament identity cards, effectively ruling out the chances of them winning party nominations to the Rajya Sabha. (Manvender Vashist / PTI)

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A seven-year-old girl was killed and at least nine people received injuries in three incidents of roof collapse in Fatehabad and Hisar districts on Tuesday in the wake of intermittent rain in the last three days. The meteorological department at the Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University said Hisar district recorded 64.4mm rainfall in the last three days while Fatehabad district received 14.3mm rain in the last 24 hours. (Yogendra Kumar / HT Archive)

A seven-year-old girl was killed and at least nine people received injuries in three incidents of roof collapse in Fatehabad and Hisar districts on Tuesday in the wake of intermittent rain in the last three days. The meteorological department at the Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University said Hisar district recorded 64.4mm rainfall in the last three days while Fatehabad district received 14.3mm rain in the last 24 hours. (Yogendra Kumar / HT Archive)

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An Air India pilot ordered a crew member to wash his tiffin, resulting in an argument that delayed the flight by an hour. Air India has de-rostered the Captain and a crew member of the Bengaluru-Delhi flight AI 772 for getting into a heated argument in public view on board the plane on Monday. (Pascal Rossignol / REUTERS File)

An Air India pilot ordered a crew member to wash his tiffin, resulting in an argument that delayed the flight by an hour. Air India has de-rostered the Captain and a crew member of the Bengaluru-Delhi flight AI 772 for getting into a heated argument in public view on board the plane on Monday. (Pascal Rossignol / REUTERS File)

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Congress president Rahul Gandhi replied to Narendra Modi after the Prime Minister wished him on his 49th birthday with “good health and a long life” on Wednesday. PM Modi had taken to Twitter to convey his wishes to Rahul Gandhi, who was born on June 19, 1970. “Thank you for your greetings @narendramodi ji. I appreciate them,” Rahul Gandhi replied to Prime Minister Modi on Twitter. (Burhaan Kinu / HT Photo)

Congress president Rahul Gandhi replied to Narendra Modi after the Prime Minister wished him on his 49th birthday with “good health and a long life” on Wednesday. PM Modi had taken to Twitter to convey his wishes to Rahul Gandhi, who was born on June 19, 1970. “Thank you for your greetings @narendramodi ji. I appreciate them,” Rahul Gandhi replied to Prime Minister Modi on Twitter. (Burhaan Kinu / HT Photo)

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