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Demonstrators from Indian Youth Congress (IYC) burn an effigy of Indian education minister Smriti Irani during a protest march near the Indian Parliament in New Delhi, India. Hundreds of activists gathered to protest and express solidarity for Rohith Vemula, a student of the University of Hyderabad who was found hanging at a hostel in January this year.
An Indian girl studies by candle light in a slum area without electric power in Phillaur, around 50 km from Jalandhar. India’s government will work to ensure all the country’s villages have electricity within two years, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said, as he presented the annual budget on Monday
Indian workers carry a bag containing copies of the federal budget for the year 2016-17, that will be distributed to lawmakers at the parliament house in New Delhi, India.
Monir polishes a pot at an aluminium factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
People fill up containers with water from a tanker in New Delhi, India, as the city faces a water crisis after agitators shut a key water supply amid protests about caste-based quotas for jobs and education in Indian’s northern state of Haryana.
Police stop activists from various Hindu right-wing groups as they try to cross a barricade during a protest against the students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) outside the university campus in New Delhi, India, on Tuesday.
A hot air balloon flies against the sunrise during Lucknow balloon festival in Lucknow, India
Indian dancers perform a fire breathing act during a procession to mark the 661st anniversary of the birth of Hindu guru Bawa Lal Dayal Maharaj in Amritsar
Thousands of Indian Hindu devotees gather to perform rituals at the Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges, Yamuna, and the mythical Saraswati on Mauni Amavasya or new moon day, the third and the most auspicious date of bathing during the annual month long Hindu religious festival Magh Mela in Allahabad, India
An Indian man searches for coins offered by Hindu devotees at Sangam during the annual Magh Mela festival in Allahabad
Students and a women police officer dance as they take part in “One Billion Rising” campaign on a street in Chandigarh, India. One Billion Rising is a global coordinated campaign aimed to call for an end to violence against women and girls, according to its organisers
An Indian police officer baton charges Kashmiri residents who were blocking a road to stop authorities from pulling down illegally built structures around the Nigeen Lake in Srinagar.
Indian youths exercise near the sea front during a hazy morning in Mumbai on Friday
All women unit of Central Reserve Police Force participate in the 67th Republic day function in New Delhi, India. French President Francois Hollande was chief guest at India’s Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi with the city being placed under maximum security amid terrorist threats.
Indian sweepers and labourers take time out to watch different branches of Indian military practice a march past as they rehearse to participate in the Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India, Wednesday
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama points to his swollen right eye as he talks to journalists before boarding his chartered flight in Dharmsala, India. The Tibetan leader said that he was going to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, N.Y., for a regular medical checkup
An Indian Hindu devotee arrives early morning at the banks of Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati River, during the Makar Sankranti festival in Allahabad, India, Friday