India: Today’s news in pictures

India news in pictures -- a roundup of today’s news across the country, from the resignation of three senior Congress leaders after the party’s poor performance in the Lok Sabha election results, to the scheduled meeting of the cabinet and Union council of ministers to dissolve the 16th Lok Sabha.

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Three senior Congress leaders from Uttar Pradesh, Odisha and Karnataka have sent in their resignation to party boss Rahul Gandhi owning responsibility for the party’s poor show in the national elections. The resignations are from UP Congress chief Raj Babbar, Odisha Congress chief Niranjan Patnaik and HK Patil, who was tasked to oversee the Karnataka Congress campaign in December. (Prashanth Vishwanathan / Bloomberg File)

Three senior Congress leaders from Uttar Pradesh, Odisha and Karnataka have sent in their resignation to party boss Rahul Gandhi owning responsibility for the party’s poor show in the national elections. The resignations are from UP Congress chief Raj Babbar, Odisha Congress chief Niranjan Patnaik and HK Patil, who was tasked to oversee the Karnataka Congress campaign in December. (Prashanth Vishwanathan / Bloomberg File)

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The Cabinet and Union council of ministers are to meet on Friday evening to pass a resolution, recommending the dissolution of the 16th Lok Sabha, a day after the Narendra Modi-led NDA government swept the Lok Sabha election bagging 349 seats. The dates for the swearing-in ceremony of the Prime Minister and news council of ministers are yet to be decided. (AFP)

The Cabinet and Union council of ministers are to meet on Friday evening to pass a resolution, recommending the dissolution of the 16th Lok Sabha, a day after the Narendra Modi-led NDA government swept the Lok Sabha election bagging 349 seats. The dates for the swearing-in ceremony of the Prime Minister and news council of ministers are yet to be decided. (AFP)

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Three more climbers have died on Everest, expedition organisers and officials said Friday, taking the toll from a deadly week on the overcrowded world’s highest peak to seven. Kalpana Das, 52, reached the summit but died on Thursday afternoon while descending, as a huge number of climbers queued near the top of Mount Everest. Another Indian climber, 27-year-old Nihal Bagwan, also died on his way back from the summit. (Sarah Lai / AFP File)

Three more climbers have died on Everest, expedition organisers and officials said Friday, taking the toll from a deadly week on the overcrowded world’s highest peak to seven. Kalpana Das, 52, reached the summit but died on Thursday afternoon while descending, as a huge number of climbers queued near the top of Mount Everest. Another Indian climber, 27-year-old Nihal Bagwan, also died on his way back from the summit. (Sarah Lai / AFP File)

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The Enforcement Directorate Friday moved the Delhi High Court seeking cancellation of anticipatory bail granted to Robert Vadra in a money laundering case. Vadra, brother-in-law of Congress president Rahul Gandhi, was granted anticipatory bail by a trial court here on April 1. Vadra is facing allegations of money laundering in purchase of a London-based property at 12, Bryanston Square worth 1.9 million pounds. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Archive)

The Enforcement Directorate Friday moved the Delhi High Court seeking cancellation of anticipatory bail granted to Robert Vadra in a money laundering case. Vadra, brother-in-law of Congress president Rahul Gandhi, was granted anticipatory bail by a trial court here on April 1. Vadra is facing allegations of money laundering in purchase of a London-based property at 12, Bryanston Square worth 1.9 million pounds. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Archive)

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Curfew was imposed in parts of Kashmir on Friday, a day after Zakir Musa, the so-called chief of a group affiliated to the Al-Qaeda, was believed to have been killed in an encounter with security forces in Tral. Musa, who is believed to have been killed in the gunfight with security forces, was the so-called head of the Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind. (Waseem Andrabi / HT Photo)

Curfew was imposed in parts of Kashmir on Friday, a day after Zakir Musa, the so-called chief of a group affiliated to the Al-Qaeda, was believed to have been killed in an encounter with security forces in Tral. Musa, who is believed to have been killed in the gunfight with security forces, was the so-called head of the Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind. (Waseem Andrabi / HT Photo)

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A day after comedy group AIB announced that Tanmay Bhat will step down from the post of CEO, the comedian apologised for failing to live up to the “ideals” he propagated while promising to be a better leader in future. While Bhat was under attack for his inaction in the complaints against writer-comedian Utsav Chakraborty, Khamba has been directly accused of sexual misconduct. He has left the company to launch his own venture. (Waseem Gashroo / HT Archive)

A day after comedy group AIB announced that Tanmay Bhat will step down from the post of CEO, the comedian apologised for failing to live up to the “ideals” he propagated while promising to be a better leader in future. While Bhat was under attack for his inaction in the complaints against writer-comedian Utsav Chakraborty, Khamba has been directly accused of sexual misconduct. He has left the company to launch his own venture. (Waseem Gashroo / HT Archive)

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The Supreme Court Friday dismissed a plea of former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar seeking extension of protection from arrest in the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam case. Kumar was earlier granted protection from arrest by the apex court for seven days which ends today. (Arijit Sen / HT Archive)

The Supreme Court Friday dismissed a plea of former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar seeking extension of protection from arrest in the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam case. Kumar was earlier granted protection from arrest by the apex court for seven days which ends today. (Arijit Sen / HT Archive)

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