May 3: Delhi and beyond, in pictures

The day’s developments, events and newsmakers

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NH Photo
NH Photo
Congress President Shri Rahul Gandhi addressing a public meeting at Lohagarh Stadium Exhibition Ground, District Bharatpur, Rajasthan
PTI Photo
PTI Photo
A polling official arranges Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail machines (VVPATs) at a distribution centre for the upcoming fifth phase of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, in Prayagraj.

PTI Photo
PTI Photo
An official monitors the progress of Cyclone ‘Fani’, at Meteorological Centre in Mausam Bhavan, New Delhi. Extremely severe cyclonic storm ‘Fani’ made landfall in Puri on Odisha coast Friday morning, triggering heavy rainfall coupled with high-velocity winds with speed of 175 kmph in vast areas. 
PTI Photo
PTI Photo
Office goers wait for a ferry to travel across a river during rainfall, in Kolkata. As Cyclone Fani moved closer, the West Bengal government sounded an alert in coastal East Midnapore and South 24 Parganas districts, asking tourists to leave seaside destinations and directing fishermen not to venture into the sea.

PTI Photo
PTI Photo
A wind uprooted signage lies on the road after Cyclone Fani made landfall, in Bhubaneswar.
Photo: IANS
Photo: IANS
National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel at work in Odisha’s Balasore after the extremely severe cyclonic storm Fani with wind speed touching nearly 200 kmph made a landfall on the eastern coast wreaking havoc in Odisha.

PTI Photo
PTI Photo
Women walk through rain, in Nadia district of West Bengal. As Cyclone Fani moved closer, the West Bengal government sounded an alert in coastal East Midnapore and South 24 Parganas districts, asking tourists to leave seaside destinations and directing fishermen not to venture into the sea. 
PTI Photo
PTI Photo
A loaded truck falls in a river off a collapsed bridge at Jalabesha, 30 km from Dharmanagar in North Tripura district.

AP/PTI
AP/PTI
Delegates attend the last day of the Afghan Loya Jirga meeting in Kabul, Afghanistan. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s grand council ends with a call for peace talks, urges both sides to hammer out a cease fire and protect rights gained in the last 17 years. 
PTI Photo
PTI Photo
Flying Squads and Static Surveillance team members destroy illegal Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) seized during raids in recently concluded general elections, in Tawang.

Photo: IANS
Photo: IANS
A part of the sets of Telugu superstar Chiranjeevi’s film “Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy” that was damaged in a fire that broke out in the actor’s farmhouse on the outskirts of Hyderabad.
AP/PTI
AP/PTI
Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn, left, and Queen Suthida sit at Bangkok City Pollar Shrine in Bangkok, Thailand. the King suddenly announced his fourth marriage, to a former flight attendant who is a commander of his security detail, and appointed her Queen Suthida. The coronation ceremonies for 66-year-old King Maha Vajiralongkorn, also known as King Rama X, will be held on May 4-6, 2019. 

AP/PTI
AP/PTI
Miss North Carolina Cheslie Kryst gets crowned by last year’s winner Sarah Rose Summers after winning the 2019 Miss USA final competition in the Grand Theatre in the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno.
AP/PTI
AP/PTI
A SpaceX Falcon 9 remains on space launch complex 40 after a scrubed launch attempt to deliver supplies to the International Space Station at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, in Cape Canaveral, Fla.

Photo by Vipin
Photo by Vipin
Ajay Maken’s roadshow for Lok Sabha election campaign at Indira Gandhi camp in New Delhi.
PTI Photo
PTI Photo
Muslim women from Mumbra protest against Shiv Sena comment on the ban of burqas, in Thane.

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