India: Today’s news in pictures

Updated On Jun 19, 2018 05:31 PM IST

India news in pictures -- a roundup of today’s top news across the country from BJP exiting its alliance with Mehbooba Mufti’s PDP in Jammu and Kashmir to Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s 48th birthday celebration by party workers.

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Mehbooba Mufti resigned as Jammu and Kashmir’s chief minister on Tuesday after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ended its alliance with her People’s Democratic Party (PDP), potentially pushing the state towards Governor’s rule. The BJP’s decision came after the central government announced on Sunday it was discontinuing the suspension of military operations in Jammu and Kashmir as the month of Ramzan was over. (PTI File) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jun 19, 2018 05:31 PM IST

Mehbooba Mufti resigned as Jammu and Kashmir’s chief minister on Tuesday after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ended its alliance with her People’s Democratic Party (PDP), potentially pushing the state towards Governor’s rule. The BJP’s decision came after the central government announced on Sunday it was discontinuing the suspension of military operations in Jammu and Kashmir as the month of Ramzan was over. (PTI File)

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Party workers celebrated Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s 48th birthday outside Congress headquarters in Delhi. Posters of Rahul Gandhi were also put up outside the headquarters and drums played in celebration. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also extended greetings to Gandhi on his birthday. (Raj K Raj / HT Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jun 19, 2018 05:31 PM IST

Party workers celebrated Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s 48th birthday outside Congress headquarters in Delhi. Posters of Rahul Gandhi were also put up outside the headquarters and drums played in celebration. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also extended greetings to Gandhi on his birthday. (Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

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Five people, including a one-year-old child were killed and six others injured after a fire broke out in two hotels in the crowded Naka area of Uttar Pradesh’s Lucknow on Tuesday morning. At least 38 guests were rescued by firefighters from the hotels which were completely damaged in the fire. (Deepak Gupta / HT Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jun 19, 2018 05:31 PM IST

Five people, including a one-year-old child were killed and six others injured after a fire broke out in two hotels in the crowded Naka area of Uttar Pradesh’s Lucknow on Tuesday morning. At least 38 guests were rescued by firefighters from the hotels which were completely damaged in the fire. (Deepak Gupta / HT Photo)

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Locals at the site where six children died after a sports utility vehicle (SUV) in which they were travelling hit a tree and fell into a pond in Bihar’s Araria district on Tuesday morning. (HT Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jun 19, 2018 05:31 PM IST

Locals at the site where six children died after a sports utility vehicle (SUV) in which they were travelling hit a tree and fell into a pond in Bihar’s Araria district on Tuesday morning. (HT Photo)

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A man was arrested on Tuesday for making a hoax bomb threat call to IndiGo’s call centre for its Jaipur-Mumbai flight. The call was received around 5:30 am from Mohit Kumar Tank, a resident of Jaipur. According to sources Tank, a choreographer with a dance reality show, had made the call fearing that he won’t be able to reach the airport on time to catch the flight. (Amit Dave / REUTERS File) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jun 19, 2018 05:31 PM IST

A man was arrested on Tuesday for making a hoax bomb threat call to IndiGo’s call centre for its Jaipur-Mumbai flight. The call was received around 5:30 am from Mohit Kumar Tank, a resident of Jaipur. According to sources Tank, a choreographer with a dance reality show, had made the call fearing that he won’t be able to reach the airport on time to catch the flight. (Amit Dave / REUTERS File)

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The Delhi university announced its first list on Monday with 98.75% for BA Programme at Lady Shri Ram (LSR) College being the highest cutoff. Students will have until Thursday to get their documents verified and have their admissions confirmed at colleges where they have cleared the cutoff percentages under the first merit list. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jun 19, 2018 05:31 PM IST

The Delhi university announced its first list on Monday with 98.75% for BA Programme at Lady Shri Ram (LSR) College being the highest cutoff. Students will have until Thursday to get their documents verified and have their admissions confirmed at colleges where they have cleared the cutoff percentages under the first merit list. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

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Wildlife officer Sanjay Dutta (C), holds a 30 feet long python weighing 40 kg at Sahebbari village in Jalpaiguri district, West Bengal. Dutta narrowly escaped death after the python briefly strangled him while he posed for pictures with the snake. (AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jun 19, 2018 05:31 PM IST

Wildlife officer Sanjay Dutta (C), holds a 30 feet long python weighing 40 kg at Sahebbari village in Jalpaiguri district, West Bengal. Dutta narrowly escaped death after the python briefly strangled him while he posed for pictures with the snake. (AFP)

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A man uses a makeshift bamboo bridge to cross a flooded area at a village in Nagaon district of Assam. The flood situation in several parts of Assam and Tripura continued to remain grim even after a week of heavy rainfall which has killed 15 people and displaced thousands from their homes. (Anuwar Hazarika / REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jun 19, 2018 05:31 PM IST

A man uses a makeshift bamboo bridge to cross a flooded area at a village in Nagaon district of Assam. The flood situation in several parts of Assam and Tripura continued to remain grim even after a week of heavy rainfall which has killed 15 people and displaced thousands from their homes. (Anuwar Hazarika / REUTERS)

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People perform yoga during a practice session ahead of International Yoga Day, in Chandigarh. Uttarakhand’s forest department has started an intensive drive to look for snakes and monkeys in the sprawling Forest Research Institute (FRI) in Dehradun ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit on Yoga Day on June 21. (Ajay Verma / REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jun 19, 2018 05:31 PM IST

People perform yoga during a practice session ahead of International Yoga Day, in Chandigarh. Uttarakhand’s forest department has started an intensive drive to look for snakes and monkeys in the sprawling Forest Research Institute (FRI) in Dehradun ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit on Yoga Day on June 21. (Ajay Verma / REUTERS)

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