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On Buddha Purnima, PM Modi welcomed at Buddha's birthplace | In pics

Prime Minister Narendra Modi being greeted by Nepal PM Sher Bahadur Deuba as he arrives in Lumbini, the birth place of Lord Buddha. (PTI) 5
Prime Minister Narendra Modi being greeted by Nepal PM Sher Bahadur Deuba as he arrives in Lumbini, the birth place of Lord Buddha. (PTI)
Published on May 16, 2022 01:41 PM IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday arrived in Nepal for a brief visit to Lumbini, one of the holiest places of Buddhism as Lord Buddha was born there. On the schedule was his meeting with his Nepalese counterpart Sher Bahadur Deuba to expand bilateral cooperation in multiple areas, including in hydropower, development and connectivity.

Delhi Mundka fire: Rescue ops, devastation caught in pictures

At least 27 people lost their lives in one of the worst fires in the national capital when a blaze engulfed a three-storey building in West Delhi’s Mundka. (HT Photo) 8
At least 27 people lost their lives in one of the worst fires in the national capital when a blaze engulfed a three-storey building in West Delhi’s Mundka. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 14, 2022 09:23 AM IST
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Congress's Rajasthan huddle for 3-day brainstorming conclave | Photos 

Congress leaders Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Shashi Tharoor, Deepender Singh Hooda, Ghulam Nabi Azad, and others during a meeting on day 1 of the Nav Sankalp Chintan Shivir, in Udaipur.(ANI) 8
Congress leaders Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Shashi Tharoor, Deepender Singh Hooda, Ghulam Nabi Azad, and others during a meeting on day 1 of the Nav Sankalp Chintan Shivir, in Udaipur.(ANI)
Updated on May 13, 2022 09:54 PM IST
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Blood red sky in Chinese port-city Zhoushan, check pics

China's sky turned blood red for a brief period of time over the weekend, creating panic among the citizens.(Twitter/@tongbingxue) 5
China's sky turned blood red for a brief period of time over the weekend, creating panic among the citizens.(Twitter/@tongbingxue)
Published on May 11, 2022 01:43 PM IST
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Cyclone Asani: Rain lashes parts of Andhra's Kakinada, see pics inside

The severe Cyclonic Storm 'Asani' weakened into a 'cyclonic storm' and is likely to become a depression by Thursday morning, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. Rain lashed parts of the Kakinada district in Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday morning.(REUTERS) 9
The severe Cyclonic Storm 'Asani' weakened into a 'cyclonic storm' and is likely to become a depression by Thursday morning, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. Rain lashed parts of the Kakinada district in Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday morning.(REUTERS)
Published on May 11, 2022 09:48 AM IST
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People in Russia gather on streets to watch Victory Day parades | In Photos

Security guards stand on Red Square prior to the Victory Day military parade in Moscow, Russia.(AP) 8
Security guards stand on Red Square prior to the Victory Day military parade in Moscow, Russia.(AP)
Published on May 09, 2022 01:35 PM IST
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Thrissur Pooram: Interesting facts about Kerala's largest temple festival

Thrissur Pooram, held in the Malayalam month of Medam (April-May) at the Vadakkunnathan Temple in Thrissur annually, is one of the oldest temple festivals in Kerela. This day the festival will be observed on May 10. This Pooram is considered to be the largest and most famous of all Poorams in India. The festival was the brainchild of Sakthan Thampuran, the Maharaja of Cochin (1790–1805). He organised the festival with the participation of 10 temples (Paramekkavu, Thiruvambadi Kanimangalam, Karamucku, Laloor, Choorakottukara, Panamukkampally, Ayyanthole, Chembukkavu, Neythilakavu). Here are a few interesting facts about the Pooram that you probably didn't know about.(Pinterest) 12
Thrissur Pooram, held in the Malayalam month of Medam (April-May) at the Vadakkunnathan Temple in Thrissur annually, is one of the oldest temple festivals in Kerela. This day the festival will be observed on May 10. This Pooram is considered to be the largest and most famous of all Poorams in India. The festival was the brainchild of Sakthan Thampuran, the Maharaja of Cochin (1790–1805). He organised the festival with the participation of 10 temples (Paramekkavu, Thiruvambadi Kanimangalam, Karamucku, Laloor, Choorakottukara, Panamukkampally, Ayyanthole, Chembukkavu, Neythilakavu). Here are a few interesting facts about the Pooram that you probably didn't know about.(Pinterest)
Published on May 08, 2022 09:13 PM IST
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Mercury dips as rain lashes parts of India; more showers likely | Pics

People walk under umbrellas amid heavy rainfall, at Ridge, in Shimla on Wednesday. (ANI Photo) 8
People walk under umbrellas amid heavy rainfall, at Ridge, in Shimla on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)
Updated on May 04, 2022 08:26 PM IST
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PM Modi meets Queen of Denmark Margrethe II at Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on the second day of his ‘3-days, 3 nation’ Europe tour, met Queen of Denmark Margrethe II at the historic Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen on May 3.(AFP) 10
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on the second day of his ‘3-days, 3 nation’ Europe tour, met Queen of Denmark Margrethe II at the historic Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen on May 3.(AFP)
Published on May 04, 2022 10:11 AM IST
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Photos: A short history of Delhi University's all-women colleges 

Students of Lady Shri Ram College for Women (LSR) in July 1976. In the aftermath of the partition, Delhi’s population rose and to cater to the educational needs of the population of displaced persons, a number of new colleges were set up. Among them was Lady Shri Ram College, established by the founder of Delhi Cloth and General Mills, Shri Ram, in 1956 in the memory of his wife.(Ajit Kumar / HT Archive) 11
Students of Lady Shri Ram College for Women (LSR) in July 1976. In the aftermath of the partition, Delhi’s population rose and to cater to the educational needs of the population of displaced persons, a number of new colleges were set up. Among them was Lady Shri Ram College, established by the founder of Delhi Cloth and General Mills, Shri Ram, in 1956 in the memory of his wife.(Ajit Kumar / HT Archive)
Published on May 03, 2022 09:58 PM IST
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Eid-al-Fitr 2022 in pics: Morning prayers offered at mosques as India celebrates

People gather to offer Eid al-Fitr prayers at the Jama Masjid in New Delhi on May 3, 2022. The Eid al-Fitr festival marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan and lasts for three days.(AP Photo/Manish Swarup) 16
People gather to offer Eid al-Fitr prayers at the Jama Masjid in New Delhi on May 3, 2022. The Eid al-Fitr festival marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan and lasts for three days.(AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Updated on May 03, 2022 04:43 PM IST
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May Day: Labour groups around the world organise rallies 

Several labour groups around the world organised rallies on the occasion of International Labour Day which is observed every year on May 1. While few countries protested to honour workers others shamed governments into doing more for their citizens. Tensions erupted in Paris when some demonstrators smashed windows at some banks, a fast-food restaurant and a real estate agency.(REUTERS) 11
Several labour groups around the world organised rallies on the occasion of International Labour Day which is observed every year on May 1. While few countries protested to honour workers others shamed governments into doing more for their citizens. Tensions erupted in Paris when some demonstrators smashed windows at some banks, a fast-food restaurant and a real estate agency.(REUTERS)
Updated on May 02, 2022 01:29 PM IST
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British royals mark Princess Charlotte 7th birthday with new photos

Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton published three photographs of their daughter Charlotte on Sunday to mark her seventh birthday.(AP) 7
Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton published three photographs of their daughter Charlotte on Sunday to mark her seventh birthday.(AP)
Updated on May 02, 2022 10:00 AM IST
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People around the world celebrate Eid-al-Fitr to mark the end of Ramadan | Pics

Muslims offer an Eid al-Fitr prayer at the Lekamba mosque in western Sydney on Monday to mark the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. Since the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and European countries rely on the moon announcement by the Saudi Arabia Royal Court, Muslims there will also mark Eid celebrations with the Gulf states.(AFP) 9
Muslims offer an Eid al-Fitr prayer at the Lekamba mosque in western Sydney on Monday to mark the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. Since the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and European countries rely on the moon announcement by the Saudi Arabia Royal Court, Muslims there will also mark Eid celebrations with the Gulf states.(AFP)
Published on May 02, 2022 08:29 AM IST
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In Pics | Clash breaks out between 2 groups in Patiala; heavy police deployment

Police personnel patrol the street to maintain law and order after the clash that erupted between two groups near Kali Devi Temple, in Patiala on Friday. (ANI Photo)(Harmeet Sodhi) 6
Police personnel patrol the street to maintain law and order after the clash that erupted between two groups near Kali Devi Temple, in Patiala on Friday. (ANI Photo)(Harmeet Sodhi)
Updated on Apr 29, 2022 06:24 PM IST
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Jamat ul-Vida 2022: Muslims gather for last Friday prayers of Ramadan

Muslims all over the world offered their last Friday (Jumma) prayers of the holy month of Ramadan on April 29. This day is called Alvida Jumma or Jamat ul-Vida and is celebrated before Eid al-Fitr, one of the major festivals of the Muslim community. Here are a few visuals of devotees offering Alvida Namaj (goodbye prayers) around the country.(HT Photo/Deepak Gupta) 9
Muslims all over the world offered their last Friday (Jumma) prayers of the holy month of Ramadan on April 29. This day is called Alvida Jumma or Jamat ul-Vida and is celebrated before Eid al-Fitr, one of the major festivals of the Muslim community. Here are a few visuals of devotees offering Alvida Namaj (goodbye prayers) around the country.(HT Photo/Deepak Gupta)
Updated on Apr 29, 2022 04:18 PM IST
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Delhi: Firefighting operation underway at Bhalswa landfill

A fire broke out at the Bhalswa landfill site in north Delhi on Tuesday. Efforts are on to douse the fire which has been raging for over 15 hours, officials said on Wednesday. Locals who live near the Bhalaswa dump yard have been reporting breathing problems.(HT Photo/Sanchit Khanna) 7
A fire broke out at the Bhalswa landfill site in north Delhi on Tuesday. Efforts are on to douse the fire which has been raging for over 15 hours, officials said on Wednesday. Locals who live near the Bhalaswa dump yard have been reporting breathing problems.(HT Photo/Sanchit Khanna)
Updated on Apr 27, 2022 05:23 PM IST
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Hindus, Muslims take out 'Tiranga Yatra' week after Jahangirpuri violence

Hindus and Muslims on April 24 took out a ‘Tiranga Yatra’ in the riot-hit Jahangirpuri’s C-Block in Delhi, the epicentre of the April 16 clashes, giving a message of peace and harmony.(HT Photo/Raj K Raj) 10
Hindus and Muslims on April 24 took out a ‘Tiranga Yatra’ in the riot-hit Jahangirpuri’s C-Block in Delhi, the epicentre of the April 16 clashes, giving a message of peace and harmony.(HT Photo/Raj K Raj)
Updated on Apr 25, 2022 12:18 PM IST
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France's Macron wins new term after far-right battle | In pics 

Emmanuel Macron, France's president, right, and wife Brigitte Macron celebrate on stage. Centrist Macron won around 58.6 percent of the vote in the second-round run-off compared with Le Pen's 41.4 percent, according to official results from the Interior Ministry.(Bloomberg) 9
Emmanuel Macron, France's president, right, and wife Brigitte Macron celebrate on stage. Centrist Macron won around 58.6 percent of the vote in the second-round run-off compared with Le Pen's 41.4 percent, according to official results from the Interior Ministry.(Bloomberg)
Published on Apr 25, 2022 08:45 AM IST
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IAS officer Tina Dami ties the knot with fellow officer Pradeep Gawande

Indian Administrative Service officer Tina Dabi, topper of the 2015 civil service exams, fellow officer Dr Pradeep Gawande exchanged vows with fellow officer Dr Pradeep Gawande in Rajasthan’s Jaipur in the presence of their family and friends.(Facebook/Raj Patil, Twitter/@VinodJakharIN) 6
Indian Administrative Service officer Tina Dabi, topper of the 2015 civil service exams, fellow officer Dr Pradeep Gawande exchanged vows with fellow officer Dr Pradeep Gawande in Rajasthan’s Jaipur in the presence of their family and friends.(Facebook/Raj Patil, Twitter/@VinodJakharIN)
Updated on Apr 23, 2022 01:35 PM IST
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Rio's dazzling Carnival parade back after 2-year pandemic hiatus | See pics

Colorful floats and flamboyant dancers are delighting tens of thousands jammed into Rio de Janeiro's iconic Sambadrome, putting on a delayed Carnival celebration after the pandemic halted the dazzling displays.(REUTERS) 8
Colorful floats and flamboyant dancers are delighting tens of thousands jammed into Rio de Janeiro's iconic Sambadrome, putting on a delayed Carnival celebration after the pandemic halted the dazzling displays.(REUTERS)
Published on Apr 23, 2022 10:32 AM IST
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Queen Elizabeth celebrates 96th birthday in Sandhrigam, marked with gun salute

Queen Elizabeth's 96th birthday, which is being celebrated today, April 21 will be marked with gun salutes, the release of a Barbie doll and a new photograph showing Britain's longest-serving monarch with two white ponies at Windsor Castle.(via REUTERS) 8
Queen Elizabeth's 96th birthday, which is being celebrated today, April 21 will be marked with gun salutes, the release of a Barbie doll and a new photograph showing Britain's longest-serving monarch with two white ponies at Windsor Castle.(via REUTERS)
Published on Apr 21, 2022 05:14 PM IST
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Photos: In Delhi's Jahangirpuri, a demolition in images

A bulldozer demolishes an illegal structure during an anti-encroachment drive in Jahangirpuri, New Delhi, on April 20, 2022. Several structures in Jahangirpuri were brought down amid heavy paramilitary and police presence during the North Delhi Municipal Corporation’s anti-encroachment drive that was stopped within hours following a Supreme Court order.(Amal KS / HT Photo) 10
A bulldozer demolishes an illegal structure during an anti-encroachment drive in Jahangirpuri, New Delhi, on April 20, 2022. Several structures in Jahangirpuri were brought down amid heavy paramilitary and police presence during the North Delhi Municipal Corporation’s anti-encroachment drive that was stopped within hours following a Supreme Court order.(Amal KS / HT Photo)
Published on Apr 20, 2022 07:03 PM IST
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World Heritage Day: 6 lesser-known hidden gems in India you need to explore

World Heritage Day is celebrated every year on April 18. Also known as International Day for Monuments and Sites, this day aims to spread awareness about the cultural heritage around the globe and to preserve and protect it. You must have heard of the famous Taj Mahal in Agra, Ajanta Caves in Aurangabad, and the Qutub Minar in Delhi but there are many other fascinating heritage sites that not many know about. Here are a few hidden gems in India you need to visit.(Instagram) 7
World Heritage Day is celebrated every year on April 18. Also known as International Day for Monuments and Sites, this day aims to spread awareness about the cultural heritage around the globe and to preserve and protect it. You must have heard of the famous Taj Mahal in Agra, Ajanta Caves in Aurangabad, and the Qutub Minar in Delhi but there are many other fascinating heritage sites that not many know about. Here are a few hidden gems in India you need to visit.(Instagram)
Updated on Apr 18, 2022 02:58 PM IST
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Delhi: Auto, taxi unions go on strike to demand CNG subsidy, fare hike

Several auto-rickshaw and taxi unions in Delhi decided to go on a two-day strike starting from Monday, demanding a CNG subsidy and a fare revision in the wake of rising fuel prices.(PTI) 6
Several auto-rickshaw and taxi unions in Delhi decided to go on a two-day strike starting from Monday, demanding a CNG subsidy and a fare revision in the wake of rising fuel prices.(PTI)
Published on Apr 18, 2022 11:55 AM IST
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Baisakhi: Devotees take holy dip and offer prayers at Golden Temple

Baisakhi or Vaisakhi is one of the major festivals of Sikhs. It marks the beginning of the Sikh New Year and commemorates the formation of the Khalsa Panth of warriors under the 10th Guru of Sikh Guru Gobind Singh in 1699. On the occasion, devotees on Thursday took a holy dip and offered prayers at the Golden Temple.(HT Photo/Sameer Sehgal) 11
Baisakhi or Vaisakhi is one of the major festivals of Sikhs. It marks the beginning of the Sikh New Year and commemorates the formation of the Khalsa Panth of warriors under the 10th Guru of Sikh Guru Gobind Singh in 1699. On the occasion, devotees on Thursday took a holy dip and offered prayers at the Golden Temple.(HT Photo/Sameer Sehgal)
Published on Apr 14, 2022 10:38 AM IST
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First ever commercial 'Made-in-India' Dornier aircraft takes off from Dibrugarh

Alliance Air's 17 seater Made-in-India Dornier 228 aircraft deployed for its first commercial flight on the Dibrugarh-Pasighat route on Tuesday with Union ministers Jyotiraditya Scindia and Kiren Rijiju on board. (PTI) 8
Alliance Air's 17 seater Made-in-India Dornier 228 aircraft deployed for its first commercial flight on the Dibrugarh-Pasighat route on Tuesday with Union ministers Jyotiraditya Scindia and Kiren Rijiju on board. (PTI)
Published on Apr 12, 2022 04:45 PM IST
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Rajnath, Jaishankar meet Biden, other US leaders amid 2+2 talks: 'Privileged...'

At the 2+2 dialogue, Blinken also acknowledged India’s help to Ukraine amid the conflict. While India has abstained from voting at the United Nations against Russia, it has repeatedly called for an end to the violence. 6
At the 2+2 dialogue, Blinken also acknowledged India’s help to Ukraine amid the conflict. While India has abstained from voting at the United Nations against Russia, it has repeatedly called for an end to the violence.
Updated on Apr 12, 2022 06:57 AM IST
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4.4 million civilians have fled Ukraine since invasion | Refugee crisis in pics

People wait for a bus to go in a train station in Severodonetsk, eastern Ukraine as they flee the city in the Donbas region. The United Nations estimates that 7.1 million people have been displaced within the country, according to figures published by the IOM on April 5.(Photo by FADEL SENNA / AFP) 6
People wait for a bus to go in a train station in Severodonetsk, eastern Ukraine as they flee the city in the Donbas region. The United Nations estimates that 7.1 million people have been displaced within the country, according to figures published by the IOM on April 5.(Photo by FADEL SENNA / AFP)
Published on Apr 10, 2022 02:09 PM IST
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