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India news in pictures --a roundup of today’s news across the country from Rajya Sabha being adjourned for the day and Lok Sabha also adjourned till noon on the seventh day of winter session of Parliament to end of the Governor’s Rule imposed in Jammu and Kashmir.

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Parliament proceedings began in both houses for the seventh day of the Winter session on Wednesday with Rajya Sabha being adjourned for the day following uproar over Rafale deal and Cauvery issues. Lok Sabha was also adjourned till noon amid protests by AIADMK, Congress and TDP members over various issues. (Sonu Mehta / HT Photo)

Parliament proceedings began in both houses for the seventh day of the Winter session on Wednesday with Rajya Sabha being adjourned for the day following uproar over Rafale deal and Cauvery issues. Lok Sabha was also adjourned till noon amid protests by AIADMK, Congress and TDP members over various issues. (Sonu Mehta / HT Photo)

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The Governor’s Rule imposed in Jammu and Kashmir on June 20 ends on Wednesday and as per the Constitution of the state President’s rule will start after a presidential proclamation. The state was put under Governor Satyapal Malik’s rule after the Mehbooba Mufti-led coalition government was reduced to minority following withdrawal of support by the 25-member BJP in the state. (PTI File)

The Governor’s Rule imposed in Jammu and Kashmir on June 20 ends on Wednesday and as per the Constitution of the state President’s rule will start after a presidential proclamation. The state was put under Governor Satyapal Malik’s rule after the Mehbooba Mufti-led coalition government was reduced to minority following withdrawal of support by the 25-member BJP in the state. (PTI File)

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Finance minister Arun Jaitley and NITI Aayog vice-chairman Dr. Rajiv Kumar and NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant release NITI Aayog’s strategy document for New India. Jaitley expressed confidence that the government will meet its fiscal deficit target for the year to March 31 without dipping into the central bank’s reserves, which he said could be used for recapitalising state-run banks or for public welfare. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

Finance minister Arun Jaitley and NITI Aayog vice-chairman Dr. Rajiv Kumar and NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant release NITI Aayog’s strategy document for New India. Jaitley expressed confidence that the government will meet its fiscal deficit target for the year to March 31 without dipping into the central bank’s reserves, which he said could be used for recapitalising state-run banks or for public welfare. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

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BJP chief Amit Shah said the party has accepted the results of the recent assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan. But it is imperative and in the country’s “best interests”, he said, that his party wins the next elections in the Hindi heartland and other areas. He also downplayed the connection being made between the state elections and the impending 2019 Lok Sabha elections. (Sanchit Khanna / HT File)

BJP chief Amit Shah said the party has accepted the results of the recent assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan. But it is imperative and in the country’s “best interests”, he said, that his party wins the next elections in the Hindi heartland and other areas. He also downplayed the connection being made between the state elections and the impending 2019 Lok Sabha elections. (Sanchit Khanna / HT File)

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The Indian Space Research Organisation launches the country’s newest satellite GSAT-7A from the Sathish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. The satellite will be carried by the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-F11 (GSLV-F11), ISRO’s 35th communication satellite and the 13th flight of the GSLV rocket to orbit. It is believed that the satellite will give a boost to the defence forces’ communication capabilities. (ISRO via PTI / Representative Photo)

The Indian Space Research Organisation launches the country’s newest satellite GSAT-7A from the Sathish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. The satellite will be carried by the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-F11 (GSLV-F11), ISRO’s 35th communication satellite and the 13th flight of the GSLV rocket to orbit. It is believed that the satellite will give a boost to the defence forces’ communication capabilities. (ISRO via PTI / Representative Photo)

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Rashtriya Lok Samta Party chief Upendra Kushwaha has said he exited the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) because of what he described as, the arrogance of the BJP and Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, news agency ANI reports. He said that he has his options open and, could mean contesting elections alone, joining the anti-BJP opposition alliance now being tested or a third front. (Arun Sharma / PTI File)

Rashtriya Lok Samta Party chief Upendra Kushwaha has said he exited the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) because of what he described as, the arrogance of the BJP and Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, news agency ANI reports. He said that he has his options open and, could mean contesting elections alone, joining the anti-BJP opposition alliance now being tested or a third front. (Arun Sharma / PTI File)

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Central assistance for key women-centric schemes has seen a decline in 2018-19, largely because of poor implementation by the states. However, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pet project, Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao (BBBP), saw nearly a 100% increase in allocation of funds, parliament was informed last week. BBBP was launched by Modi in January, 2015, in Panipat, Haryana. (Manvender Vashist / PTI File)

Central assistance for key women-centric schemes has seen a decline in 2018-19, largely because of poor implementation by the states. However, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pet project, Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao (BBBP), saw nearly a 100% increase in allocation of funds, parliament was informed last week. BBBP was launched by Modi in January, 2015, in Panipat, Haryana. (Manvender Vashist / PTI File)

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Government employees, public representatives from panch-sarpanch to members of Parliament and income tax payees cannot avail the crop loan waiver scheme announced by chief minister Kamal Nath on Monday in his first decision after assuming office. Also, farmers selling agriculture produce to others, those getting a pension of Rs 15,000 and above will not be covered. However, retired army men have been exempted from the pension criterion. (PTI File)

Government employees, public representatives from panch-sarpanch to members of Parliament and income tax payees cannot avail the crop loan waiver scheme announced by chief minister Kamal Nath on Monday in his first decision after assuming office. Also, farmers selling agriculture produce to others, those getting a pension of Rs 15,000 and above will not be covered. However, retired army men have been exempted from the pension criterion. (PTI File)

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The Congress promise of waiving farm loan waiver could cost the exchequer about Rs 70,000 crore in Rajasthan, the state finance department estimates. Of the three states Congress won, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh have already announced the waiver of short term loans while in Rajasthan, the newly formed government headed by Ashok Gehlot is still discussing the waiver and scenarios with the finance department. (Himanshu Vyas / HT File)

The Congress promise of waiving farm loan waiver could cost the exchequer about Rs 70,000 crore in Rajasthan, the state finance department estimates. Of the three states Congress won, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh have already announced the waiver of short term loans while in Rajasthan, the newly formed government headed by Ashok Gehlot is still discussing the waiver and scenarios with the finance department. (Himanshu Vyas / HT File)

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A man, his wife and their son were arrested by the Noida Sector 20 police from Mumbai on Monday evening for allegedly duping his brother of property and other assets worth Rs 285 crore by allegedly forging documents, including an affidavit showing that their dead mother was alive. (HT Photo)

A man, his wife and their son were arrested by the Noida Sector 20 police from Mumbai on Monday evening for allegedly duping his brother of property and other assets worth Rs 285 crore by allegedly forging documents, including an affidavit showing that their dead mother was alive. (HT Photo)

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