India: Today’s news in pictures

Updated On Oct 15, 2018 05:01 PM IST

India news in pictures -- a roundup of today’s top news across the country from Congress President Rahul Gandhi in Datia ahead of MP polls, to Union minister MJ Akbar filing a criminal defamation case against a journalist who had accused him of sexual harassment.

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi along with state Congress president Kamal Nath and senior party leader Jyotiraditya Scindia offers prayers at Pitambara Peeth in Datia. During his two-day tour of poll-bound Madhya Pradesh, Gandhi will also be addressing a public meeting in Datia later in the day today. (PTI) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Oct 15, 2018 05:01 PM IST

Congress President Rahul Gandhi along with state Congress president Kamal Nath and senior party leader Jyotiraditya Scindia offers prayers at Pitambara Peeth in Datia. During his two-day tour of poll-bound Madhya Pradesh, Gandhi will also be addressing a public meeting in Datia later in the day today. (PTI)

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An idol of Goddess Durga being decorated with gold ornaments at a traditional 189 years old puja house on Mahashasthi, indicating the beginning of the Durga Puja festival, in Kolkata. (Ashok Bhaumik / PTI) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Oct 15, 2018 05:01 PM IST

An idol of Goddess Durga being decorated with gold ornaments at a traditional 189 years old puja house on Mahashasthi, indicating the beginning of the Durga Puja festival, in Kolkata. (Ashok Bhaumik / PTI)

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According to news agency ANI, Union minister MJ Akbar has filed a criminal defamation case against the journalist who had accused him of sexual harassment. Akbar filed the complaint in a Delhi court on Monday soon after he returned to work. (Vipin Kumar / HT Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Oct 15, 2018 05:01 PM IST

According to news agency ANI, Union minister MJ Akbar has filed a criminal defamation case against the journalist who had accused him of sexual harassment. Akbar filed the complaint in a Delhi court on Monday soon after he returned to work. (Vipin Kumar / HT Photo)

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On Monday, Minister of State for Culture Mahesh Sharma and Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri laid the foundation stone for the construction of a museum for all Prime Ministers of the country, at the Teen Murti premises in New Delhi. (Shahbaz khan / PTI) View Photos in a new improved layout
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On Monday, Minister of State for Culture Mahesh Sharma and Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri laid the foundation stone for the construction of a museum for all Prime Ministers of the country, at the Teen Murti premises in New Delhi. (Shahbaz khan / PTI)

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Captain Virat Kohli on Monday said that “fearless” young batting stars Prithvi Shaw and Rishabh Pant will be India’s special weapons during their upcoming tour of Australia. After series defeats in South Africa and England, India will take on Australia in three ODIs, four Tests and three T20 matches in what is being seen as a critical exam of their position as the world’s top Test side. (Noah Seelam / AFP File) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Oct 15, 2018 05:01 PM IST

Captain Virat Kohli on Monday said that “fearless” young batting stars Prithvi Shaw and Rishabh Pant will be India’s special weapons during their upcoming tour of Australia. After series defeats in South Africa and England, India will take on Australia in three ODIs, four Tests and three T20 matches in what is being seen as a critical exam of their position as the world’s top Test side. (Noah Seelam / AFP File)

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Mohammed Muthu Meera Lebbai Maraikayar along with district collector and others pay homage to his brother the former president APJ Abdul Kalam on his 87th birth anniversary at Pei Karumbu, in Rameswaram. “An exceptional teacher, a wonderful motivator, an outstanding scientist and a great President, Dr Kalam lives in the hearts and minds of every Indian. Remembering him on his jayanti,” PM Modi tweeted. (PTI) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Oct 15, 2018 05:01 PM IST

Mohammed Muthu Meera Lebbai Maraikayar along with district collector and others pay homage to his brother the former president APJ Abdul Kalam on his 87th birth anniversary at Pei Karumbu, in Rameswaram. “An exceptional teacher, a wonderful motivator, an outstanding scientist and a great President, Dr Kalam lives in the hearts and minds of every Indian. Remembering him on his jayanti,” PM Modi tweeted. (PTI)

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Officials said on Monday that Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar’s health has improved and doctors have advised him rest for a week. Parrikar, 62, returned to Panaji on Sunday by a special flight from New Delhi, where he had been undergoing treatment at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) for pancreatic ailment. (PTI File) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Oct 15, 2018 05:01 PM IST

Officials said on Monday that Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar’s health has improved and doctors have advised him rest for a week. Parrikar, 62, returned to Panaji on Sunday by a special flight from New Delhi, where he had been undergoing treatment at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) for pancreatic ailment. (PTI File)

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