India: Today’s news in pictures

India news in pictures -- a roundup of today’s news across the country, from the Bombay High Court upholding the constitutional validity of reservation for the Maratha community in government jobs and education to Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaching Osaka for the G20 summit that begins on June 28.

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The Bombay High Court on Thursday upheld the constitutional validity of reservation for the Maratha community in government jobs and education. A division bench of Justices Ranjit More and Bharati Dangre, however, said the quota percentage should be reduced from 16% to 12 to 13%, as recommended by the State Backward Classes Commission. (Bhushan Koyande / HT Photo)

The Bombay High Court on Thursday upheld the constitutional validity of reservation for the Maratha community in government jobs and education. A division bench of Justices Ranjit More and Bharati Dangre, however, said the quota percentage should be reduced from 16% to 12 to 13%, as recommended by the State Backward Classes Commission. (Bhushan Koyande / HT Photo)

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Osaka, Japan today where he will be attending the G20 summit. Members of the Indian community welcomed Modi who later had a bilateral meet with Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe on the sidelines of the summit, the first of 10 such meetings with world leaders, including one with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. (ANI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Osaka, Japan today where he will be attending the G20 summit. Members of the Indian community welcomed Modi who later had a bilateral meet with Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe on the sidelines of the summit, the first of 10 such meetings with world leaders, including one with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. (ANI)

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Congress president Rahul Gandhi Thursday lashed out reacting to the daylight killing of party’s Haryana unit leader Vikas Chaudhary and said it reflects “the deteriorating law-and-order situation” in the state. Chaudhary was shot dead in Faridabad on Thursday morning. Officials with preliminary information said the attack took place just as Chaudhary was parking his car outside a gym he was known to frequent. (PTI)

Congress president Rahul Gandhi Thursday lashed out reacting to the daylight killing of party’s Haryana unit leader Vikas Chaudhary and said it reflects “the deteriorating law-and-order situation” in the state. Chaudhary was shot dead in Faridabad on Thursday morning. Officials with preliminary information said the attack took place just as Chaudhary was parking his car outside a gym he was known to frequent. (PTI)

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A four-year-old elephant, which fell into a 25-feet deep open well, was rescued by a joint team of forest and police department officials and locals in Kerala’s Kannur district early on Thursday after an 18 hour operation. An earth remover was pressed into service to dig a way into the well and finally, the baby elephant, came out and joined its herd waiting in the nearby forest. (HT Photo)

A four-year-old elephant, which fell into a 25-feet deep open well, was rescued by a joint team of forest and police department officials and locals in Kerala’s Kannur district early on Thursday after an 18 hour operation. An earth remover was pressed into service to dig a way into the well and finally, the baby elephant, came out and joined its herd waiting in the nearby forest. (HT Photo)

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Home Minister Amit Shah Thursday visited the family of Jammu and Kashmir Police inspector Arshad Ahmed Khan, who was killed in a terror attack in Anantnag on June 12. Khan, 37, was injured in the terror attack and later flown to Delhi in an air ambulance for specialised treatment. However, he succumbed to injuries at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) (PTI)

Home Minister Amit Shah Thursday visited the family of Jammu and Kashmir Police inspector Arshad Ahmed Khan, who was killed in a terror attack in Anantnag on June 12. Khan, 37, was injured in the terror attack and later flown to Delhi in an air ambulance for specialised treatment. However, he succumbed to injuries at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) (PTI)

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Wreckage of the fighter plane's fuel tank. Prompt action by an Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot saved his Jaguar fighter aircraft after it suffered a bird hit soon after taking off from the Ambala air base and landed back safely on Thursday morning. “The pilot jettisoned his fuel tanks and external stores including some 10 kg practice bombs to gain height and managed to land back safely,” IAF officials said. (PTI)

Wreckage of the fighter plane's fuel tank. Prompt action by an Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot saved his Jaguar fighter aircraft after it suffered a bird hit soon after taking off from the Ambala air base and landed back safely on Thursday morning. “The pilot jettisoned his fuel tanks and external stores including some 10 kg practice bombs to gain height and managed to land back safely,” IAF officials said. (PTI)

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Four Indians were arrested at the Kuala Lumpur airport in Malaysia after the Malaysian Customs Department seized 5,255 baby turtles from two suspects on transit to India, The Star newspaper reported. In another case, officials also found 14.34 kg of methamphetamine worth $174,000, hidden in special compartments in boxes that were hand-carried by two Indian men. (Mohd Rasfan / AFP)

Four Indians were arrested at the Kuala Lumpur airport in Malaysia after the Malaysian Customs Department seized 5,255 baby turtles from two suspects on transit to India, The Star newspaper reported. In another case, officials also found 14.34 kg of methamphetamine worth $174,000, hidden in special compartments in boxes that were hand-carried by two Indian men. (Mohd Rasfan / AFP)

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Security guards stand inside a Nirav Modi showroom during a raid by the Enforcement Directorate. Swiss authorities have issued orders to freeze four bank accounts with deposit worth Rs 286 crore linked to billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi, a move that adds to the celebrity designer’s troubles who is already in a London jail pending a decision on India’s extradition request. (Adnan Abidi / REUTERS File)

Security guards stand inside a Nirav Modi showroom during a raid by the Enforcement Directorate. Swiss authorities have issued orders to freeze four bank accounts with deposit worth Rs 286 crore linked to billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi, a move that adds to the celebrity designer’s troubles who is already in a London jail pending a decision on India’s extradition request. (Adnan Abidi / REUTERS File)

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