India: Today’s news in pictures

Updated On Jun 22, 2018 05:14 PM IST

India news in pictures -- a roundup of today’s top news across the country from four militants killed in a shootout at Nowshera village, Kashmir to an interim ban on water sports in Uttarakhand till the administration puts in place a regulation policy.

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A policeman and four militants were killed in a shootout at Nowshera village in South Kashmir on Friday, police said. A civilian and a policeman were also killed in clashes between police and local residents that erupted in the neighbourhood. Islamic Stata J&K chief Dawood Salafi alias Burhan from HMT Srinagar, has been identified among those killed. (Dar Yasin / AP File)
Updated on Jun 22, 2018 05:14 PM IST

A policeman and four militants were killed in a shootout at Nowshera village in South Kashmir on Friday, police said. A civilian and a policeman were also killed in clashes between police and local residents that erupted in the neighbourhood. Islamic Stata J&K chief Dawood Salafi alias Burhan from HMT Srinagar, has been identified among those killed. (Dar Yasin / AP File)

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The Uttarakhand high court has banned paragliding, white water rafting and other water sports until the administration puts in place a policy to regulate them in a move aimed at safeguarding both the environment and people engaging in these activities. The ban is in response to a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by Rishikesh-based social activist Hari Om Kashyap. (Pramod Thakur / HT Representative Image)
Updated on Jun 22, 2018 05:14 PM IST

The Uttarakhand high court has banned paragliding, white water rafting and other water sports until the administration puts in place a policy to regulate them in a move aimed at safeguarding both the environment and people engaging in these activities. The ban is in response to a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by Rishikesh-based social activist Hari Om Kashyap. (Pramod Thakur / HT Representative Image)

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On Friday morning, passengers complained of suffocation inside Mumbai’s suburban AC local train after the air-conditioning stopped working. The temperature inside the compartments reportedly shot up to 36 degrees Celsius, forcing commuters to pull the chain after which the train was halted at Andheri station. This is the second Friday in a row that there has been a problem with the AC train. (Bhushan Koyande / HT File)
Updated on Jun 22, 2018 05:14 PM IST

On Friday morning, passengers complained of suffocation inside Mumbai’s suburban AC local train after the air-conditioning stopped working. The temperature inside the compartments reportedly shot up to 36 degrees Celsius, forcing commuters to pull the chain after which the train was halted at Andheri station. This is the second Friday in a row that there has been a problem with the AC train. (Bhushan Koyande / HT File)

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Around 11,000 students had completed the admission process in Delhi University under the first cutoff list on Thursday, a five-fold hike over last year. Colleges approved around 16,000 admissions of which 11,000 students had paid up fees by 7.30 pm on Thursday. Last year, only 2,201 students had completed the admission process under the first list. (Sanchit Khanna / HT File)
Updated on Jun 22, 2018 05:14 PM IST

Around 11,000 students had completed the admission process in Delhi University under the first cutoff list on Thursday, a five-fold hike over last year. Colleges approved around 16,000 admissions of which 11,000 students had paid up fees by 7.30 pm on Thursday. Last year, only 2,201 students had completed the admission process under the first list. (Sanchit Khanna / HT File)

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Uttarakhand has lost 4,538 hectares of vegetation to forest fires this year, incurring a loss of Rs 86 lakh in the process. The loss in forest cover is same as in 2016 — highest since 2010, as per the state forest department statistics. However, the revenue loss this year is almost Rs 40 lakh more than the loss incurred by the forest department in 2016. (Prakash Singh / AFP File)
Updated on Jun 22, 2018 05:14 PM IST

Uttarakhand has lost 4,538 hectares of vegetation to forest fires this year, incurring a loss of Rs 86 lakh in the process. The loss in forest cover is same as in 2016 — highest since 2010, as per the state forest department statistics. However, the revenue loss this year is almost Rs 40 lakh more than the loss incurred by the forest department in 2016. (Prakash Singh / AFP File)

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The Rajasthan government decided to drop plans to allot mandir mafi land (land that cannot be sold or leased or converted for commercial or agricultural purposes) which belonged to the Govind Devji Trust to Yoga guru Ramdev for his proposed Rs 500 crore food park in Karauli district. The mega project, comprises a food park, a gurukul, a yogapeeth, an Ayurvedic hospital, an Ayurvedic medicine manufacturing centre and a cow shelter. (PTI File)
Updated on Jun 22, 2018 05:14 PM IST

The Rajasthan government decided to drop plans to allot mandir mafi land (land that cannot be sold or leased or converted for commercial or agricultural purposes) which belonged to the Govind Devji Trust to Yoga guru Ramdev for his proposed Rs 500 crore food park in Karauli district. The mega project, comprises a food park, a gurukul, a yogapeeth, an Ayurvedic hospital, an Ayurvedic medicine manufacturing centre and a cow shelter. (PTI File)

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The Jammu and Kashmir police will act against those who eulogise dead militants in funerals, making provocative speeches which the police believes motivate young people to join militant groups. According to a Srinagar-based official in the security forces the state police had been asked to identify and act against people who glorify the “sacrifices” of the dead militants. (Danish Ismail / REUTERS File)
Updated on Jun 22, 2018 05:14 PM IST

The Jammu and Kashmir police will act against those who eulogise dead militants in funerals, making provocative speeches which the police believes motivate young people to join militant groups. According to a Srinagar-based official in the security forces the state police had been asked to identify and act against people who glorify the “sacrifices” of the dead militants. (Danish Ismail / REUTERS File)

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Ailing Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad, who is on bail after being convicted in three fodder scam cases, has filed a petition before the Jharkhand high court seeking extension of his provisional bail for another two months. He was released on bail for six weeks in May by the high court on health grounds. (Parwaz Khan / HT File)
Updated on Jun 22, 2018 05:14 PM IST

Ailing Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad, who is on bail after being convicted in three fodder scam cases, has filed a petition before the Jharkhand high court seeking extension of his provisional bail for another two months. He was released on bail for six weeks in May by the high court on health grounds. (Parwaz Khan / HT File)

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The elite National Security Guards, popularly known as ‘Black Cats’, are likely to be deployed soon in counter-militancy operations in Jammu and Kashmir which was placed under governor’s rule on Wednesday. An NSG team has been stationed in the Kashmir Valley for quite some time and is undergoing rigorous training in the outskirts of the city. (Raj K Raj / HT Archive)
Updated on Jun 22, 2018 05:14 PM IST

The elite National Security Guards, popularly known as ‘Black Cats’, are likely to be deployed soon in counter-militancy operations in Jammu and Kashmir which was placed under governor’s rule on Wednesday. An NSG team has been stationed in the Kashmir Valley for quite some time and is undergoing rigorous training in the outskirts of the city. (Raj K Raj / HT Archive)

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Police in Bhopal district of Madhya Pradesh have arrested four men from the Yadav community for allegedly burning a 55-year-old Dalit farmer alive following a fight over a piece of land. (Ravi Choudhary / HT Archive)
Updated on Jun 22, 2018 05:14 PM IST

Police in Bhopal district of Madhya Pradesh have arrested four men from the Yadav community for allegedly burning a 55-year-old Dalit farmer alive following a fight over a piece of land. (Ravi Choudhary / HT Archive)

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