A man carries buckets filled with water on the banks of the river Ganges in Allahabad, India. Some 650 million people, or one in 10 of the world’s population, have no access to safe water, putting them at risk of infectious diseases and premature death
Indian workers prepare the pitch for the ICC World Twenty20 2016 cricket tournament at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) stadium in Dharmsala, India.
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.
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.
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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.
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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
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
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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
Kashmiri Muslim devotees pray outside the shrine of Sufi Saint Syed Abdul Qadir Jilani in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. Thousands of devotees thronged to the shrine, where the Kashmiri Muslim head priest displayed the relics of the Sufi Saint
A fishing boat is seen and the city skyline is covered by a smoggy haze in Mumbai
A member of the Indian military band reads a newspaper as he takes a break during a rehearsal for the “Beating the Retreat” ceremony in New Delhi, India
French President Francois Hollande attends a Republic Day reception held for him by Indian President Pranab Mukherjee at the Indian Presidential Palace in New Delhi on Tuesday
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.
A member of the National Students Union of India, the student wing of India’s main opposition Congress party, shouts slogans as he got entangled in police barricade during a protest against the death of Rohith Vemula in New Delhi, India
Supporters of the Jammu and Kashmir Libration Front shout pro-freedom slogans during a protest in Srinagar on January. Parts of the capital of Indian-administered Kashmir remained shut and rallies were held on Thursday to mark the killing of nearly sixty people by Indian security personnel in Srinagar’s Gaw Kadal area on January 21, 1990.