India: Today’s news in pictures

India news in pictures -- a roundup of today’s news across the country, from a nationwide strike by the Indian Medical Association withdrawing non essential services in protest against violence against doctors and West Bengal CM Mamata Bannerjee agreeing to meet the protesting doctors to hear their demands, to the first day of the 17th Lok Sabha in New Delhi.

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The Indian Medical Association (IMA) is observing a nationwide strike in the wake of the assault on doctors in West Bengal. West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee was to hold a meeting at 3pm on Monday with doctors of state-run medical colleges and hospitals in West Bengal to put across their demands as patients have been affected by the ongoing agitation across the country. (Himanshu Vyas / HT Photo)

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) is observing a nationwide strike in the wake of the assault on doctors in West Bengal. West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee was to hold a meeting at 3pm on Monday with doctors of state-run medical colleges and hospitals in West Bengal to put across their demands as patients have been affected by the ongoing agitation across the country. (Himanshu Vyas / HT Photo)

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Leader of the House and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Home Minister Amit Shah were among those who took oath as Members of the 17th Lok Sabha that commenced on Monday. Prime Minister Modi assured the opposition that their ‘every word’ will be taken seriously by the government despite the NDA’s numerical advantage in Parliament. (Ajay Aggarwal / HT Photo)

Leader of the House and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Home Minister Amit Shah were among those who took oath as Members of the 17th Lok Sabha that commenced on Monday. Prime Minister Modi assured the opposition that their ‘every word’ will be taken seriously by the government despite the NDA’s numerical advantage in Parliament. (Ajay Aggarwal / HT Photo)

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At least 100 children have lost their lives due to acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur, officials said on Monday. According to official data, 83 children have died in Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital (SKMCH), while 17 have lost their lives in Kejriwal hospital in the city. (PTI)

At least 100 children have lost their lives due to acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur, officials said on Monday. According to official data, 83 children have died in Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital (SKMCH), while 17 have lost their lives in Kejriwal hospital in the city. (PTI)

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Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council, the federal indirect tax body, is set to take several steps to curb tax evasion in its first meeting to be chaired by new finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on June 21. The government plans to increase scrutiny on businesses amid lower-than-expected GST collections after handholding them through the first two years of the tax reform. (Manjunath Kiran / AFP)

Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council, the federal indirect tax body, is set to take several steps to curb tax evasion in its first meeting to be chaired by new finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on June 21. The government plans to increase scrutiny on businesses amid lower-than-expected GST collections after handholding them through the first two years of the tax reform. (Manjunath Kiran / AFP)

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Doctors of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Monday announced that they will withdraw elective services from 12 noon today till 6 am on Tuesday. The decision was taken in an emergency meeting early on Monday and comes amid allegations that a junior resident doctor was abused by the relatives of a patient at around 1:30 am on Sunday. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

Doctors of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Monday announced that they will withdraw elective services from 12 noon today till 6 am on Tuesday. The decision was taken in an emergency meeting early on Monday and comes amid allegations that a junior resident doctor was abused by the relatives of a patient at around 1:30 am on Sunday. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

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A 37-year-old paraglider from Singapore has gone missing over the weekend in Himachal Pradesh’s Kangra district prompting authorities to launch a search operation, officials said on Monday. Police said Li Thwang’s glider crash-landed in a forest at Dharmani hill in the district. Some locals found the glider on a tree but there was no trace of the pilot. (Lucas Barioulet / AFP Representative Image)

A 37-year-old paraglider from Singapore has gone missing over the weekend in Himachal Pradesh’s Kangra district prompting authorities to launch a search operation, officials said on Monday. Police said Li Thwang’s glider crash-landed in a forest at Dharmani hill in the district. Some locals found the glider on a tree but there was no trace of the pilot. (Lucas Barioulet / AFP Representative Image)

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The 45°C heat wave sweeping across Bihar claimed at least 70 lives in the past 24 hours in three districts of the Magadh division. In order to minimise heat stroke deaths, the Gaya and Aurangabad DMs have issued dos and don’ts for people advising them to avoid being out much during the day. They have also ordered all schools remain closed, extending the summer vacation to June 19. (Rajesh Kumar Singh / AP)

The 45°C heat wave sweeping across Bihar claimed at least 70 lives in the past 24 hours in three districts of the Magadh division. In order to minimise heat stroke deaths, the Gaya and Aurangabad DMs have issued dos and don’ts for people advising them to avoid being out much during the day. They have also ordered all schools remain closed, extending the summer vacation to June 19. (Rajesh Kumar Singh / AP)

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Chanchal Lahiri, known by his stage name “Jadugar Mandrake” who went missing after being lowered into the Ganga river while tied up with chains and ropes in a Houdini-inspired stunt is feared drowned, police said Monday. Rescue workers have been scouring the fast-flowing murky waters since Sunday but he was yet to be found, Syed Waquar Raza from the river traffic police told AFP. (AFP)

Chanchal Lahiri, known by his stage name “Jadugar Mandrake” who went missing after being lowered into the Ganga river while tied up with chains and ropes in a Houdini-inspired stunt is feared drowned, police said Monday. Rescue workers have been scouring the fast-flowing murky waters since Sunday but he was yet to be found, Syed Waquar Raza from the river traffic police told AFP. (AFP)

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