October 31: Delhi and beyond, in pictures

The day’s developments, events and newsmakers

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Pramod Pushkarna

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The ‘Statue of Unity’ that was unveiled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in honour of country’s first Home Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in Kevadia, Gujarat.
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People pay floral tribute to former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her 34th death anniversary, in Patna.
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Farmers busy in the cultivation of saffron at a field in Pampore, Jammu and Kashmir.
Photo by Vipin
Photo by Vipin
Delhi Police Band marches past India Gate during a programme organised on the occasion of Rashtriya Ekta Diwas - birth anniversary of the country’s first Home Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in New Delhi.
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President Donald Trump, accompanied by first lady Melania Trump, and Tree of Life Rabbi Jeffrey Myers, puts down a stone from the White House at a memorial for those killed at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.
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Lesotho’s Prime Minister Thomas Thabane and his wife pose for a photograph during their visit to Taj Mahal, in Agra.
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The shipwreck of “Corfu Island” is seen next to other vessels in the repair zone of Perama, Greece. Thirty two years after she sunk at Dock II of Perama’s ship repairs zone while undergoing repairs, “Corfu Island” was recovered this autumn.
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A view of India’s first trainset -- Train 18 --100-crore indigenously developed high-tech, energy-efficient, self-propelled or engineless train that was flagged off by Railway Board Chairman Ashwani Lohani on 29th October, 2018; in Chennai.
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Investigators examine parts of Lion Air Flight 610 retrieved from the waters off Tanjung Priok in Jakarta, Indonesia. A massive search effort identified the possible seabed location of the crashed Lion Air jet, Indonesia’s military chief said Wednesday, as experts carried out the grim task of identifying dozens of body parts recovered from a 15-nautical-mile-wide search area. 
Photo by Vipin
Photo by Vipin
Former Minister M J Akbar at a Delhi Court. The court recorded Akbar’s statement as a complainant witness in a criminal defamation suit filed by him against journalist Priya Ramani. Akbar told Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal that the allegations levelled against him by Ramani were false and defamatory and in the process his reputation has been tarnished. 
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Former Congress President Sonia Gandhi pays floral tribute to former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her 34th death anniversary at Indira Gandhi Memorial, in New Delhi.
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Senior BJP leader L K Advani paying tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on the occasion of his 143rd birth anniversary at Parliament House, in New Delhi.

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