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Indian labourers unload sacks of onions from a truck at a wholesale market in Chennai. India’s economy grew 7.6 percent in 2015-16, official figures showed on May 31, retaining its place as the world’s fastest-growing major economy
Indian labourer Krishnan, 41, bundles finished coconut leaves used to make broom sticks at a production unit in Chennai. India’s economy grew 7.6 percent in 2015-16, official figures showed, retaining its place as the world’s fastest-growing major economy and providing a boost to the right-wing government as it marks two years in power. Gross domestic product (GDP) expanded at a faster pace in the fourth quarter of the financial year, growing 7.9 percent year-on-year, the Central Statistics Office data showed.
A small boy holds up a cardboard cover over his head to protect himself from the sun as he walks on the dried up bed of river Tawi in Jammu, India
Tibetans living in-exile take part in a rally in New Delhi today, at the conclusion of a cycle event from Dehradun in support of The Panchen Lama, Tibetan Buddhism’s second most important spiritual leader.
Supporters of Trinamool Congress (TMC) celebrate after learning the initial poll results of the West Bengal Assembly elections, in Kolkata, India
A wrestler applies mud to prevent slipping due to sweat, at a traditional training centre on the banks of the river Ganges ahead of the Bengal mud wrestling championships, in Kolkata, India today.
Nepalese riot police stand guard as activists from the Federal Alliance (members of the Madhesi and ethnic communities) demonstrate against the government in Kathmandu
A Sadhu or Hindu holy man combs his beard after taking a dip in the waters of Shipra river during Simhastha Kumbh Mela in Ujjain, India
A Kashmiri man sleeps in a boat along the algae-covered Anchar Lake on Thursday
Indian activists from the right-wing organisation Hindu Sena perform Hindu fire rituals in support of US Republicans presidential candidate Donald Trump in New Delhi, India
A Sadhu or a Hindu holy man applies ashes on his body after taking a dip in the waters of Shipra river during the second ‘Shahi Snan’ (grand bath) at the Simhastha Kumbh Mela in Ujjain, India
New Indian citizens of Masaldanga and nearby enclaves arrive to cast their ballots at a polling station in Cooch Behar district during the final phase of state assembly elections in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal
Kashmiri Muslims pray as an unseen custodian displays a holy relic, believed to be a hair from the Prophet Muhammad’s beard, during celebrations for Miraj-Ul-Alam (ascension to heaven) at Kashmir’s main Hazratbal Shrine in Srinagar this morning
An indian boy follows a herd of goat on a parched water pond in Kaushambi, India. Much of India is reeling under a weeks long heat wave and severe drought conditions that have decimated crops, killed livestock and left at least 330 million Indians without enough water for their daily needs
A Kashmiri masked Muslim protester jumps in the air to avoid stones thrown at him by Indian police during a protest in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir
A boy floats in a pond to cool off on a hot summer day on the outskirts of Kolkata