A motorbike rental vendor relaxes as he waits for customers in Goa, India. Raghuram Rajan, Reserve Bank Of India governor, said in New Delhi yesterday the central bank would address all policy concerns in a review next week, spurring speculation he will continue intruding measures to tackle inflation and the economic slowdown simultaneously. Read more
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India’s Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) Assistant Commandant and sub inspectors march during their passing out parade at National Industrial Security Academy (NISA) on the outskirts of Hyderabad, India. The CISF is a paramilitary security force which provides security cover to nuclear installations, space establishments, airports, seaports, power plants, sensitive Government buildings and heritage monuments in India. Read more
A cleaner sweeps a grandstand at the Buddh International Circuit in Noida, India, ahead of the Indian Formula One Grand Prix Read more
An Indian artist decorates earthenware oil pots or ‘diyas’ on the outskirts of Hyderabad, ahead of the Diwali festival of lights which will be celebrated on November 3 this year. Diyas, which are lit and placed around the home, are in heavy demand during the festival which marks the victory of good over evil and commemorates the time when Hindu God Lord Rama achieved victory over Ravana and returned to his Kingdom Ayodhya after 14 years of exile. Read more
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A Rajasthani woman selling household utensils waits for customers at a market in Ahmedabad, India
A family of Asiatic wild elephants search for food in the Deepor Beel Wildlife Sanctuary on the outskirts of Guwahati, India.
An Indian artist dressed as a devil gestures to the camera during a procession on the last day of Dusshera celebrations in Mysore, India. According to Hindu mythology the festival celebrates the slaying of the demon Mahishasura by the goddess Chamundeeswari, or Durga, and the triumph of good over evil.
Police detain a supporter of Chandrababu Naidu, chief of the Telugu Desam party, a regional party, as he tries to stop a vehicle from carrying Mr Naidu to hospital in New Delhi. Mr Naidu was on hunger strike against the creation of Telangana state, according to local media. Two Indian ministers resigned last week over a cabinet decision to create the state out of the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, a growing hub for western IT groups.
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Labourers brush their teeth with neem twigs on the banks of the Ganges river in Kolkata, India.
Indian Air Force Sarang helicopter display team performs during the Indian Air Force Day celebrations at the Hindon air force station on the outskirts of New Delhi. The IAF celebrated its 81st anniversary on Tuesday.