India: Today’s news in pictures

Updated On Jun 21, 2018 05:23 PM IST

India news in pictures -- a roundup of today’s top news across the country from the fourth International Yoga Day to Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Yasin Malik detained and Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq placed under house arrest to prevent separatists from leading protests in Srinagar.

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Indo-Tibetan Border Police personnel perform yoga on the 4th International Yoga Day, near Ladakh region. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whose proposal for the global event won UN approval in 2014, led the way, performing asanas with over 50,000 others in Dehradun. Other gatherings took place at more than 5,000 events across from the country including in New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Mumbai and Patna. (ITBO / PTI)
Updated on Jun 21, 2018 05:23 PM IST

Indo-Tibetan Border Police personnel perform yoga on the 4th International Yoga Day, near Ladakh region. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whose proposal for the global event won UN approval in 2014, led the way, performing asanas with over 50,000 others in Dehradun. Other gatherings took place at more than 5,000 events across from the country including in New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Mumbai and Patna. (ITBO / PTI)

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Paramilitary soldiers stand guard in Srinagar as separatists, under the banner of Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), on Tuesday called for a protest strike against the alleged killing of civilians in security forces firing and the killing of journalist Shujaat Bukhari. Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Yasin Malik was detained while Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was placed under house arrest to prevent protests. (Waseem Andrabi / HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 21, 2018 05:23 PM IST

Paramilitary soldiers stand guard in Srinagar as separatists, under the banner of Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), on Tuesday called for a protest strike against the alleged killing of civilians in security forces firing and the killing of journalist Shujaat Bukhari. Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Yasin Malik was detained while Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was placed under house arrest to prevent protests. (Waseem Andrabi / HT Photo)

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Mohammad Anas Siddiqui and Tanvi Seth show passports issued to them by the Regional Passport Office in Lucknow on Thursday. Siddiqui and Seth had applied for their passports on June 19 and during an appointment for June 20 were allegedly humiliated and shamed by passport officer Vikas Mishra before he rejected their application at a Passport Office in Lucknow. (Nand Kumar / PTI)
Updated on Jun 21, 2018 05:23 PM IST

Mohammad Anas Siddiqui and Tanvi Seth show passports issued to them by the Regional Passport Office in Lucknow on Thursday. Siddiqui and Seth had applied for their passports on June 19 and during an appointment for June 20 were allegedly humiliated and shamed by passport officer Vikas Mishra before he rejected their application at a Passport Office in Lucknow. (Nand Kumar / PTI)

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Ahead of the World Cup Men’s Hockey tournament which will be held between November 28 and December 16 this year, Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik (C) on Wednesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to notify hockey as the ‘National Game’ of India. (Vipin Kumar / HT File)
Updated on Jun 21, 2018 05:23 PM IST

Ahead of the World Cup Men’s Hockey tournament which will be held between November 28 and December 16 this year, Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik (C) on Wednesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to notify hockey as the ‘National Game’ of India. (Vipin Kumar / HT File)

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Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje faces a formidable challenge in retaining Rajput and Gujjar backing, in the next state assembly elections. The two communities, together with the Jats, make up about one-fifth of the state’s population. The Rajput community is resentful that its representatives in the government had not supported it when cases were lodged against its leaders. (Himanshu Vyas / HT File)
Updated on Jun 21, 2018 05:23 PM IST

Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje faces a formidable challenge in retaining Rajput and Gujjar backing, in the next state assembly elections. The two communities, together with the Jats, make up about one-fifth of the state’s population. The Rajput community is resentful that its representatives in the government had not supported it when cases were lodged against its leaders. (Himanshu Vyas / HT File)

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India raised tariffs on a slew of items in retaliation of the US imposing higher levies on some products shipped from the country, echoing steps taken by China, the European Union and other trading partners. The import duty on chickpeas and Bengal gram has been increased to 60%, while that on lentils has been hiked to 30%. (Ruhani Kaur / Bloomberg File)
Updated on Jun 21, 2018 05:23 PM IST

India raised tariffs on a slew of items in retaliation of the US imposing higher levies on some products shipped from the country, echoing steps taken by China, the European Union and other trading partners. The import duty on chickpeas and Bengal gram has been increased to 60%, while that on lentils has been hiked to 30%. (Ruhani Kaur / Bloomberg File)

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s wife Jashodaben on Wednesday expressed her shock over Madhya Pradesh governor Anandiben Patel’s statement in a leading Gujarati daily that Modi was unmarried. Jashodaben said that Modi himself mentioned in his declaration while filing papers for Lok Sabha elections in 2004 that he is married and mentioned her name in it. (PTI File)
Updated on Jun 21, 2018 05:23 PM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s wife Jashodaben on Wednesday expressed her shock over Madhya Pradesh governor Anandiben Patel’s statement in a leading Gujarati daily that Modi was unmarried. Jashodaben said that Modi himself mentioned in his declaration while filing papers for Lok Sabha elections in 2004 that he is married and mentioned her name in it. (PTI File)

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A passenger claimed that when passengers of an AirAsia India flight from Kolkata to Bagdogra refused to deboard due to heavy rain outside, the captain put the air-conditioning on full blast to hound passengers out. AirAsia India in a statement has accepted that the flight was delayed and expressed regret saying that there was no danger to anyone on-board as the cool conditioned air being circulated was condensing. (Manjunath Kiran / AFP File)
Updated on Jun 21, 2018 05:23 PM IST

A passenger claimed that when passengers of an AirAsia India flight from Kolkata to Bagdogra refused to deboard due to heavy rain outside, the captain put the air-conditioning on full blast to hound passengers out. AirAsia India in a statement has accepted that the flight was delayed and expressed regret saying that there was no danger to anyone on-board as the cool conditioned air being circulated was condensing. (Manjunath Kiran / AFP File)

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