India: Today’s news in pictures

Updated On Jun 27, 2018 05:02 PM IST

India news in pictures -- roundup of today’s top news across the country from the first batch of pilgrims leaving for Amarnath Yatra amid tight security to Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa becoming the world's second youngest chess grandmaster ever.

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Devotees chant religious slogans as the first batch of pilgrims leave for Amarnath Yatra. Security has been tightened for the visit to the shrine. The Hizbul Mujahideen militant group in Kashmir has apparently said it has no plans to attack the pilgrimage. An audio message believed to be from Hizbul Mujahideen operational commander Riyaz Ahmad Naikoo sought to assure pilgrims that they could go on the yatra even without security cover. (Nitin Kanotra / HT Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jun 27, 2018 05:02 PM IST

Devotees chant religious slogans as the first batch of pilgrims leave for Amarnath Yatra. Security has been tightened for the visit to the shrine. The Hizbul Mujahideen militant group in Kashmir has apparently said it has no plans to attack the pilgrimage. An audio message believed to be from Hizbul Mujahideen operational commander Riyaz Ahmad Naikoo sought to assure pilgrims that they could go on the yatra even without security cover. (Nitin Kanotra / HT Photo)

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Indian chess prodigy Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa(R), 12, is celebrated by his school friends upon his arrival back to his school in Chennai on Tuesday after becoming the world's second youngest chess grandmaster ever. (Arun Sankar / AFP File) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jun 27, 2018 05:02 PM IST

Indian chess prodigy Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa(R), 12, is celebrated by his school friends upon his arrival back to his school in Chennai on Tuesday after becoming the world's second youngest chess grandmaster ever. (Arun Sankar / AFP File)

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The US envoy to United Nations Nikki Haley, visited the tomb of Mughal emperor Humayun, in New Delhi. Haley pointed to opportunities in the Indo-US relationship at multiple levels, including counterterrorism and military aspects, and said her visit was aimed at solidifying the partnership between the two oldest democracies in the world. Indian-American Haley, asserted that religious freedom is as important as freedom of people and their rights. (Arvind Yadav / HT Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jun 27, 2018 05:02 PM IST

The US envoy to United Nations Nikki Haley, visited the tomb of Mughal emperor Humayun, in New Delhi. Haley pointed to opportunities in the Indo-US relationship at multiple levels, including counterterrorism and military aspects, and said her visit was aimed at solidifying the partnership between the two oldest democracies in the world. Indian-American Haley, asserted that religious freedom is as important as freedom of people and their rights. (Arvind Yadav / HT Photo)

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Metro construction will pick pace in the country with the Union finance ministry recently giving “in-principle” approval to five proposed metro projects in Indore, Bhopal, Kanpur, Agra, and Delhi, with an estimated cost of Rs 1.07 lakh crore. Besides the five projects, the Rs 32,000 crore Delhi-Meerut corridor of the proposed Rapid Rail Transit System also got the in-principle nod from the finance ministry. (Sanchit Khanna / HT File) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jun 27, 2018 05:02 PM IST

Metro construction will pick pace in the country with the Union finance ministry recently giving “in-principle” approval to five proposed metro projects in Indore, Bhopal, Kanpur, Agra, and Delhi, with an estimated cost of Rs 1.07 lakh crore. Besides the five projects, the Rs 32,000 crore Delhi-Meerut corridor of the proposed Rapid Rail Transit System also got the in-principle nod from the finance ministry. (Sanchit Khanna / HT File)

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The Supreme Court said issues related to the 2G spectrum case were “highly sensitive” and no officer investigating the matter should be “under any cloud” on a plea against an Enforcement Directorate officer probing the Aircel-Maxis case. A vacation bench comprising Justices Arun Mishra and SK Kaul said that allegations levelled against ED official Rajeshwar Singh, were serious and required looking into. (Sonu Mehta / HT File) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jun 27, 2018 05:02 PM IST

The Supreme Court said issues related to the 2G spectrum case were “highly sensitive” and no officer investigating the matter should be “under any cloud” on a plea against an Enforcement Directorate officer probing the Aircel-Maxis case. A vacation bench comprising Justices Arun Mishra and SK Kaul said that allegations levelled against ED official Rajeshwar Singh, were serious and required looking into. (Sonu Mehta / HT File)

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Children leave for school during pre-monsoon showers in New Delhi. Very light rain was reported in some parts of the NCR today. The monsoon rains are expected to arrive on Thursday with fairly widespread rainfall and sustained easterly winds bringing moisture from the Bay of Bengal. (Burhaan Kinu / HT Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jun 27, 2018 05:02 PM IST

Children leave for school during pre-monsoon showers in New Delhi. Very light rain was reported in some parts of the NCR today. The monsoon rains are expected to arrive on Thursday with fairly widespread rainfall and sustained easterly winds bringing moisture from the Bay of Bengal. (Burhaan Kinu / HT Photo)

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi while interacting with beneficiaries of various social security schemes of the government through video conferencing said social security cover has now been extended to around 50 crore people in the country, an increase of about 10 times since 2014. (Kunal Patil / HT File) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jun 27, 2018 05:02 PM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi while interacting with beneficiaries of various social security schemes of the government through video conferencing said social security cover has now been extended to around 50 crore people in the country, an increase of about 10 times since 2014. (Kunal Patil / HT File)

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Janata Dal (Secular) chief H D Deve Gowda rejected former Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah’s suggestion that the state’s coalition government present a supplementary budget, citing a parliamentary precedent involving him as the Prime Minister. Gowda said a fresh budget was needed for the new government to send a message to the state’s people and to incorporate schemes the Congress and the JD(S) had promised during assembly elections. (Arijit Sen / HT File) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Janata Dal (Secular) chief H D Deve Gowda rejected former Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah’s suggestion that the state’s coalition government present a supplementary budget, citing a parliamentary precedent involving him as the Prime Minister. Gowda said a fresh budget was needed for the new government to send a message to the state’s people and to incorporate schemes the Congress and the JD(S) had promised during assembly elections. (Arijit Sen / HT File)

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A journalist and his parents were allegedly beaten up by the son of Kamalbhan Singh Maravi, a BJP MP from Surguja and his friend in Chhattisgarh’s Surguja district after he published a report on irregularities in a government scheme, police said on Tuesday. (Burhaan Kinu / HT File) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jun 27, 2018 05:02 PM IST

A journalist and his parents were allegedly beaten up by the son of Kamalbhan Singh Maravi, a BJP MP from Surguja and his friend in Chhattisgarh’s Surguja district after he published a report on irregularities in a government scheme, police said on Tuesday. (Burhaan Kinu / HT File)

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A married Hindu woman ties cotton thread around a Banyan tree as she performs a ritual on "Vat Savitri festival", which is celebrated on a full moon day, when married women fast and pray for their husbands' health and longevity. (Amit Dave / REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jun 27, 2018 05:02 PM IST

A married Hindu woman ties cotton thread around a Banyan tree as she performs a ritual on "Vat Savitri festival", which is celebrated on a full moon day, when married women fast and pray for their husbands' health and longevity. (Amit Dave / REUTERS)

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