May 31: Delhi and beyond, in  pictures

The day’s developments, events and newsmakers

Agencies

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BJP president Amit Shah on Friday made the transition from the party’s backroom to the office of the Union Home Minister in North Block.  
Photo: IANS
Photo: IANS
Students participate in an awareness rally where an artiste demonstrates the ill effects of smoking on World No-Tobacco Day, in Bikaner.
PTI Photo
PTI Photo
Newly appointed Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman takes charge at South Block, in New Delhi. Also seen is newly appointed MoS Finance and Corporate Affairs Anurag Singh Thakur.
PTI Photo
PTI Photo
Subrahmanyam Jaishankar is received by Foreign Secretary Vijay Keshav Gokhale, as he arrives at MEA to take charge as Minister of External Affairs, at South Block in New Delhi.
Photo: IANS
Photo: IANS
Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar chairs a meeting with the senior officials of the ministry, in New Delhi.
 PTI Photo
PTI Photo
Admiral Karambir Singh is greeted by his mother after taking charge as India’s new Chief of Naval Staff, following a Guard of Honour marking his appointment at South Block, in New Delhi.
Photo: IANS
Photo: IANS
Security checks being carried out at the Bengaluru City Railway Station after a metal object, which looked suspiciously like the order casing of a grenade, was found at the station, in Bengaluru.
Photo: IANS
Photo: IANS
A view of the damaged car of RJD leader Tej Pratap Yadav who sustained injuries after his car collided with another, in Patna.
Photo: IANS
Photo: IANS
A boy takes a plunge into the Ana Sagar Lake to beat the heat on a hot day, in Ajmer.
Photo: IANS
Photo: IANS
Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation (KMRC) Staff poses for selfies during the first underground trial run for East-West Metro corridor between Sector V and Phoolbagan metro stations in Kolkata.
Photo: IANS
Photo: IANS
Fishing trawlers sail back to the shore ahead of the 61-day fishing ban that will come into force from June 1, at Goa’s Nerul village.
AP/PTI
AP/PTI
File photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, smile as they prepare for a speech in San Francisco. Liam Booth, the security chief of Zuckerberg and his family, has been accused of sexual misconduct and making racist and homophobic comments about members of his staff and about Zuckerberg‚Äôs wife, Chan. 
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AP/PTI
August of wind blows Pope Francis’ mantle as he boards the airplane for Bucarest, Romania at Rome’s Fiumicino International airport. Pope Francis is heading to Romania for a three-day, cross-country pilgrimage that in many ways is completing the 1999 trip by St. John Paul II that marked the first-ever papal visit to a majority Orthodox country.

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