A snacks vendor waits for customers as shops remain closed in view of 'Bharat Bandh' called by traders body Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) in protest against several alleged draconian and arbitrary amendments in GST by flouting the fundamental rights of the traders, at Chawri Bazar, in New Delhi.
Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa along with Transport Minister Laxman Savadi and others distributes a cheque of Rs 30 lakh to a family member of an employee of the Transport Department who died due to COVID-19 during the 'Namma Cargo' inauguration programme, at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru.
Protesters shout slogans as they block a busy intersection to protest the death in prison of a writer who was arrested on charges of violating the sweeping digital security, in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Mushtaq Ahmed, 53, was arrested in Dhaka in May last year for making comments on social media that criticized the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic. He had been denied bail at least six times.
Lt Governor Manoj Sinha (C) and Union Sports Minister Kiren Rejiju (L) applaud during the march-past of participants at the inaugural function of 2nd Khelo India National Winter Games, at the ski resort of Gulmarg.
Kannada actress Ragini Dwivedi speaks during a press conference in Bengaluru. Ragini, who was one of the accused in the sandalwood drug case, announced her first film after getting out of jail on bail.
Members of Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) shout slogans during a protest against several alleged draconian and arbitrary amendments in GST by flouting the fundamental rights of the traders, at Chawri Bazar, in New Delhi.
Boats anchored at Mora Jetty Uran during fishermen's protest against the central government and JNPT in midst of Arabian Sea by blocking its water channel way over rehabilitation of fishing community from nearby fishing area, in Navi Mumbai.
People line up to receive China's Sinovac COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine at a community vaccination center in Hong Kong. Hong Kong began administering its first COVID-19 vaccines to the public Friday, kicking off its program offering free vaccinations to all 7.5 million residents.
Buddhist nuns display images of deposed Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi during a street march in Mandalay, Myanmar. In the country's second-largest city, anti-coup protesters took to the streets Friday.
Police personnel detain the activists of Left party, Vizag steel plant workers union and various trade unions while trying to block the National Highway 16 during a protest against the privatization of the Vizag steel plant, in Visakhapatnam.
A man sits outside a closed shop at Begum Bazar Market during a nationwide strike, called by The Confederation of All India Traders against the rise in fuel prices, new e-way bill and GST, in Hyderabad.
A daily wage laborer sits in front of a closed wholesale market during a day-long traders strike in New Delhi. The strike call was given in protest against the Goods and Services Tax and rise in fuel prices, among others.
Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates after scoring his sides third goal during the Europa League round of 32, second leg, soccer match between Arsenal and Benfica at Georgios Karaiskakis stadium, in Piraeus port, near Athens
Napoli's Piotr Zielinski, left, celebrates after scoring his side's first goal during the Europa League, round of 32, return match between Napoli and Granada, at the Diego Armando Maradona stadium in Naples
Recaptured inmates are escorted by police back to the Croix-des-Bouquets Civil Prison after an attempted breakout, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. At least seven people were killed and one injured on Thursday after eyewitnesses told The Associated Press that several inmates tried to escape from a prison in Haiti‚Äôs capital.
In this handout photo released by Russian Foreign Ministry Press Service, Russian Foreign Ministry Sergey Lavrov, left, speaks with Israeli Foreign Ministry Director-General Alon Ushpiz, right, during their meeting in Moscow, Russia.
French President Emmanuel Macron gestures as he speaks during a media conference after an EU Summit, via videoconference link, at the Elysee Palace in Paris. European Union leaders gathered Thursday, via videoconference link, to try to inject new energy into the 27-nation bloc's lagging coronavirus vaccination effort as concern mounts that new variants might spread faster than authorities can adapt.
Pedestrians walk past a body of a prison inmate lying on a street near the Croix-des-Bouquets Civil Prison after an attempted breakout, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. At least seven people were killed and one injured on Thursday after eyewitnesses told The Associated Press that several inmates tried to escape from a prison in Haiti’s capital.
A motorist works to clear more than a foot of snow left by a late winter storm that swept over the region, in Denver. The storm moved away from Colorado's Front Range communities and on to the eastern plains overnight.
Sgt. Chase Toussaint, left, and Sgt. Reggie Farve fill containers with non-potable water for a Jackson resident at Callaway High School in Jackson, Mississippi. Non-potable is being distributed to Jackson residents due to a water outage after last week's winter storms. Gov. Tate Reeves enlisted the Mississippi National Guard to help with water distribution efforts as a result of the ongoing water issue.
A fish is caught in a net after boats after return from a fishing trip on the Mediterranean Sea, in the Israeli Arab village of Jisr al-Zarqa, Israel. After weathering a year of the coronavirus pandemic, an oil spill in the Mediterranean whose culprits remain at large delivered another blow for the fishermen of Jisr al-Zarqa.
A policeman walks with a chain attached to his feet during a protest in Bucharest, Romania. Hundreds of Romanian policemen gathered outside the Cotroceni Presidential Palace in protest of planned austerity measures that envisage freezing of salaries in the public sector.
Chawri Bazaar market wears a deserted look during 'Bharat Bandh', called by the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) against rising fuel prices, new e-way bill and Goods and Services Tax (GST), in Old Delhi.
Participants in an all women mountaineering sprint during the 2nd Khelo India Winter games at the ski resort of Gulmarg. Meenakshi from Uttarakhand got the first position in the event that was introduced for the first time.
A medical worker wearing a protective suit against coronavirus stands by as morgue workers load a coffin with the body of a victim who died from the coronavirus into a bus at a morgue of the regional hospital in Ivano-Frankivsk, 430 kilometers (270 miles) southwest of the capital, Kyiv, Ukraine. Ukraine on Thursday recorded a 50% increase in daily new COVID-19 infection even as the country has launched a vaccination campaign Wednesday. The number of deaths from coronavirus in the regional hospital has doubled over the past two weeks.
Multan Sultans' Shahnawaz Dhani, third right, celebrates with teammates after taking the wicket of Lahore Qalandars' David Wiese during a Pakistan Super League T20 cricket match between Lahore Qalandars and Multan Sultans at the National Stadium, in Karachi, Pakistan.