India: Today’s news in pictures
Jan 19, 2018 17:17 IST
Former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit is coming out with her autobiography, “Citizen Delhi: My Times, My Life”, published by Bloomsbury India. The memoir unfolds why the Congress lost Delhi in the last assembly elections and is to be released at the 11th edition of Jaipur Literary Festival. (Vipin Kumar / Hindustan Times)
The Supreme Court rejected on Friday an appeal challenging a Delhi high court order that acquitted Peepli Live director Mahmood Farooqui in a rape case. The apex court refused to acknowledge that the victim in the case gave no consent, pointing out the high court’s judgment was well-written, and said such cases were very hard to decide. (Vipin Kumar / HT Photo)
The Election Commission has recommended the disqualification of a group of Aam Aadmi Party legislators for allegedly holding an office of profit, a move that may lead to their removal from the Delhi assembly where the party has 65 legislators in the 70-member House. (Sonu Mehta / HT Photo)
Prominent south Delhi markets will remain shut to protest against the ongoing sealing drive by the Supreme Court appointed monitoring committee in the city. The North Delhi Municipal Corporation has sealed 85 shops and establishments in the New Rajinder Nagar, Paharganj and Malka Ganj markets. (Sanchit Khanna/ HT Photo)
After the Supreme Court order staying the ban by four states on the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmaavat’, the Uttar Pradesh government is gearing up for the film’s January 25 release despite continued opposition from Rajput bodies. Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Haryana governments had earlier banned the screening of the movie in their states. (Reuters / Danish Siddiqui)
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