India: Today’s news in pictures

India news in pictures -- a roundup of today’s news across the country, from the demise of Saravana Bhavan restaurant chain owner P Rajagopal, to the debate in the Karanataka State Assembly ahead of the trust vote.

Updated On Jul 18, 2019 08:00 PM IST 8 Photos
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Employees pay tribute in front of a portrait of P. Rajagopal, founder of Saravana Bhavan. P Rajagopal (72) died in a Chennai hospital today, two days after he was shifted from jail where he was serving life term for murdering his employee. The Madras High Court had on Tuesday allowed Rajagopal to seek treatment at a private hospital for several health issues following which he was shifted from government Stanley Hospital where he was being treated in the prison ward. (P. Ravikumar / REUTERS)

Employees pay tribute in front of a portrait of P. Rajagopal, founder of Saravana Bhavan. P Rajagopal (72) died in a Chennai hospital today, two days after he was shifted from jail where he was serving life term for murdering his employee. The Madras High Court had on Tuesday allowed Rajagopal to seek treatment at a private hospital for several health issues following which he was shifted from government Stanley Hospital where he was being treated in the prison ward. (P. Ravikumar / REUTERS)

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A Bengal tiger found sitting on a bed in a house at Harmati area of Kaziranga. Over 95% area of the park is submerged due to the floods displacing many animals. The floods have dealt a heavy blow to wildlife in Kaziranga where at least 17 animals since last week. Nine of the 17 deaths were caused by vehicle hits when they were trying to make their way out of Kaziranga. (ANI)

A Bengal tiger found sitting on a bed in a house at Harmati area of Kaziranga. Over 95% area of the park is submerged due to the floods displacing many animals. The floods have dealt a heavy blow to wildlife in Kaziranga where at least 17 animals since last week. Nine of the 17 deaths were caused by vehicle hits when they were trying to make their way out of Kaziranga. (ANI)

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India refused to attach great significance to 2008 Mumbai terror attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed’s arrest due to “mere symbolic nature” of similar action in the past by the Pakistani state. “We have seen this drama more than 8 times since 2001, question is, whether this will be more than a cosmetic exercise, whether Hafiz Saeed will be tried and sentenced for his terror activities” said foreign ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar. (Faisal Mahmood / REUTERS File)

India refused to attach great significance to 2008 Mumbai terror attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed’s arrest due to “mere symbolic nature” of similar action in the past by the Pakistani state. “We have seen this drama more than 8 times since 2001, question is, whether this will be more than a cosmetic exercise, whether Hafiz Saeed will be tried and sentenced for his terror activities” said foreign ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar. (Faisal Mahmood / REUTERS File)

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Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy on Thursday opened the debate on the trust vote that he had volunteered to face in the state assembly with stinging darts hurled at the BJP but the Congress leaders soon navigated the discussion away to the nuts and bolts of the process. (Shailendra Bhojak / PTI)

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy on Thursday opened the debate on the trust vote that he had volunteered to face in the state assembly with stinging darts hurled at the BJP but the Congress leaders soon navigated the discussion away to the nuts and bolts of the process. (Shailendra Bhojak / PTI)

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The Income-Tax Department has attached a ‘benami’ plot worth Rs 400 crore in Noida belonging to BSP supremo Mayawati’s brother and his wife, an official order said. The provisional order for the attachment of the seven-acre plot, “beneficially owned” by Anand Kumar and his wife Vichiter Lata, was issued on July 16 by the Delhi-based Benami Prohibition Unit (BPU) of the department. (Anushree Fadnavis / REUTERS File)

The Income-Tax Department has attached a ‘benami’ plot worth Rs 400 crore in Noida belonging to BSP supremo Mayawati’s brother and his wife, an official order said. The provisional order for the attachment of the seven-acre plot, “beneficially owned” by Anand Kumar and his wife Vichiter Lata, was issued on July 16 by the Delhi-based Benami Prohibition Unit (BPU) of the department. (Anushree Fadnavis / REUTERS File)

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Indian Premier League side Sunrisers Hyderabad on Thursday appointed England’s 2019 ICC World Cup winning coach Trevor Bayliss as their head coach. This brings the curtains down on Australian Tom Moody’s 7-year long tenure as head coach of the franchise during which he guided the team to IPL triumph in the year 2016. (Peter Cziborra / Action Images via Reuters)

Indian Premier League side Sunrisers Hyderabad on Thursday appointed England’s 2019 ICC World Cup winning coach Trevor Bayliss as their head coach. This brings the curtains down on Australian Tom Moody’s 7-year long tenure as head coach of the franchise during which he guided the team to IPL triumph in the year 2016. (Peter Cziborra / Action Images via Reuters)

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Syed Shakil Ahmed (C) representing the Sunni Waqf board addresses the media after the Ram Janmabhoomi Babri Masjid land dispute case hearing, at Supreme Court in New Delhi. 6.The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed the Ayodhya panel to continue mediation till July-end and submit a report on August 1. (Biplov Bhuyan / HT Photo)

Syed Shakil Ahmed (C) representing the Sunni Waqf board addresses the media after the Ram Janmabhoomi Babri Masjid land dispute case hearing, at Supreme Court in New Delhi. 6.The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed the Ayodhya panel to continue mediation till July-end and submit a report on August 1. (Biplov Bhuyan / HT Photo)

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A day after the International Court of Justice ordered review of death penalty to Kulbhushan Jadhav, India asked Pakistan to release the former Navy officer forthwith and vowed to vigorously continue efforts to bring him back. Addressing the Parliament, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said, “Pakistan was found to have deprived India of the right to communicate with Jadhav, have access to him, visit him in detention and arrange his legal representation.” (ANI)

A day after the International Court of Justice ordered review of death penalty to Kulbhushan Jadhav, India asked Pakistan to release the former Navy officer forthwith and vowed to vigorously continue efforts to bring him back. Addressing the Parliament, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said, “Pakistan was found to have deprived India of the right to communicate with Jadhav, have access to him, visit him in detention and arrange his legal representation.” (ANI)

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