India: Today’s news in pictures

India news in pictures -- a roundup of today’s news across the country, from Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy’s declaration that he will appoint five deputy chief ministers in his cabinet, to Justice Dhirubhai Naranbhai Patel taking over as the Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court.

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Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy said on Friday he will appoint five deputy chief ministers in his cabinet, which will be sworn-in on Saturday, in a first of its kind decision in the country. Reddy said he would form the full-fledged cabinet with 25 ministers. (PTI)

Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy said on Friday he will appoint five deputy chief ministers in his cabinet, which will be sworn-in on Saturday, in a first of its kind decision in the country. Reddy said he would form the full-fledged cabinet with 25 ministers. (PTI)

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Justice Dhirubhai Naranbhai Patel took oath as Chief Justice of Delhi High Court, in the presence of Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Anil Baijal and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

Justice Dhirubhai Naranbhai Patel took oath as Chief Justice of Delhi High Court, in the presence of Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Anil Baijal and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

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Congress president Rahul Gandhi is in Wayanad to thank the voters amid speculation that he remains adamant on stepping down as Congress president. The party chief was seen making his way through the roads of Wayanad in an open truck and reaching his hand out to greet supporters. (ANI)

Congress president Rahul Gandhi is in Wayanad to thank the voters amid speculation that he remains adamant on stepping down as Congress president. The party chief was seen making his way through the roads of Wayanad in an open truck and reaching his hand out to greet supporters. (ANI)

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Massive rescue operation was underway Friday to safely pull out a two-year-old boy who fell into an over 150-foot-deep borewell in a field near his house in Punjab’s Sangrur district, officials said. Fatehvir Singh fell into the unused borewell while he was playing near his house at around 4 pm Thursday, district administration officials said earlier. (Avtar Singh / HT Photo)

Massive rescue operation was underway Friday to safely pull out a two-year-old boy who fell into an over 150-foot-deep borewell in a field near his house in Punjab’s Sangrur district, officials said. Fatehvir Singh fell into the unused borewell while he was playing near his house at around 4 pm Thursday, district administration officials said earlier. (Avtar Singh / HT Photo)

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Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Friday did not agree with National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) chairman Nand Kumar Sai over his request to make Sanskrit as an official language and stated that ‘his advice is not realistic.’ (Vivek R Nair / HT Archive )

Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Friday did not agree with National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) chairman Nand Kumar Sai over his request to make Sanskrit as an official language and stated that ‘his advice is not realistic.’ (Vivek R Nair / HT Archive )

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BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur, who had skipped proceedings on Thursday on grounds of ill health, appeared before a special NIA court along with two other accused in connection with the 2008 Malegaon blast case. (AFP)

BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur, who had skipped proceedings on Thursday on grounds of ill health, appeared before a special NIA court along with two other accused in connection with the 2008 Malegaon blast case. (AFP)

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Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday unveiled a statue of Lord Ram at Ayodhya Shodh Sansthan here. The seven-foot-tall statue of Lord Ram made from a single block of rosewood and purchased from Karnataka depicts Kodand Ram- one of the five forms of Lord Ram. Adityanath visited galleries and released books and a postal cover at the Ayodhya Shodh Sansthan museum after unveiling the statue. (PTI File)

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday unveiled a statue of Lord Ram at Ayodhya Shodh Sansthan here. The seven-foot-tall statue of Lord Ram made from a single block of rosewood and purchased from Karnataka depicts Kodand Ram- one of the five forms of Lord Ram. Adityanath visited galleries and released books and a postal cover at the Ayodhya Shodh Sansthan museum after unveiling the statue. (PTI File)

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will briefly visit Sri Lanka on Sunday during which he will hold discussions with President Maithripala Sirisena, according to the president’s office here. Modi will be the first foreign leader to visit the island nation after the Easter bombings that killed over 250 people, including 11 Indians. (Vipin Kumar/HT File)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will briefly visit Sri Lanka on Sunday during which he will hold discussions with President Maithripala Sirisena, according to the president’s office here. Modi will be the first foreign leader to visit the island nation after the Easter bombings that killed over 250 people, including 11 Indians. (Vipin Kumar/HT File)

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