India at a glance

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A spectator holds a banner with a photo of Honda MotoGP rider Marco Simoncelli as she watches first practice session ahead of the Indian Formula One Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida on the outskirts of New Delhi. Simoncelli died on Sunday after a crash at the Malaysian MotoGP in Sepang.

A spectator holds a banner with a photo of Honda MotoGP rider Marco Simoncelli as she watches first practice session ahead of the Indian Formula One Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida on the outskirts of New Delhi. Simoncelli died on Sunday after a crash at the Malaysian MotoGP in Sepang.

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Senior BJP leader L K Advani addressing a press conference during his Rathyatra, in Madurai on Friday.

Senior BJP leader L K Advani addressing a press conference during his Rathyatra, in Madurai on Friday.

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Rescue workers extinguish a fire which engulfed the Kochar Sung-Up Acrylic factory outside Amritsar. The fire was allegedly caused by a an electrical short circuit, officials said.

Rescue workers extinguish a fire which engulfed the Kochar Sung-Up Acrylic factory outside Amritsar. The fire was allegedly caused by a an electrical short circuit, officials said.

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Bhutan King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk meeting Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot in Jaipur on Thursday night during their three-day visit to the state.

Bhutan King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk meeting Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot in Jaipur on Thursday night during their three-day visit to the state.

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MDMK general secretary Vaiko along with lawyers coming out after representing Rajiv Gandhi's assassins at Madras High Court in Chennai on Friday.

MDMK general secretary Vaiko along with lawyers coming out after representing Rajiv Gandhi's assassins at Madras High Court in Chennai on Friday.

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni listens to team coach Duncan Fletcher, as teammate Virat Kohli smiles, during a practice session ahead of their Twenty20 international cricket match against England in Kolkata.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni listens to team coach Duncan Fletcher, as teammate Virat Kohli smiles, during a practice session ahead of their Twenty20 international cricket match against England in Kolkata.

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The car of Williams driver Pastor Maldonado of Venezuela is removed from the track after he suffered engine problem his car during a practice session ahead of Sunday's Indian Formula One Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Noida, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from New Delhi

The car of Williams driver Pastor Maldonado of Venezuela is removed from the track after he suffered engine problem his car during a practice session ahead of Sunday's Indian Formula One Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Noida, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from New Delhi

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Around 300 artists making huge rangoli on the occasion of Padwa Diwali in Thane, Mumbai.

Around 300 artists making huge rangoli on the occasion of Padwa Diwali in Thane, Mumbai.

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