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Union Defense Minister Rajnath Singh (C) during the closing ceremony of ‘Ekal Abhiyan Parivartan Kumbh’ campaign in Lucknow.

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Samajwadi Party National President Akhilesh Yadav addresses a press conference at party office, in Lucknow.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath (R) and Finance Minister Suresh Khanna before the presentation of State Budget 2020-21 in the UP Legislative Assembly, in Lucknow.

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Uttar Pradesh Finance Minister Suresh Khanna presents the State Budget 2020-21 in the UP legislative assembly, in Lucknow.

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Uttar Pradesh Finance Minister Suresh Khanna presents the State Budget 2020-21 in the UP Legislative Assembly, in Lucknow. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is also seen.

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Security personnel frisk examinees before entering the examination hall to appear in the Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad (UPMSP Board) high school (class 10th) and intermediate (class 12th) exams, in Moradabad.

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Uttar Pradesh Finance Minister Suresh Khanna gives final touches to the State Budget- 2020-21 at his chamber in the Assembly in Lucknow

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88-yr old Haji Jaleel Ahmed Ansari, a carpet manufacturer and exporter in Bhadohi district of Uttar Pradesh. Ansari's efforts have helped the state government to a large extent in shaping the carpet expo mart in Bhadohi.

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Congress leaders holding placards raise slogans during a protest against LPG cylinder price hike, during the Budget Session of UP Assembly, in Lucknow.

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Subha-e-banaras club members raise slogans during a protest against the LPG cylinder price hike, in Varanasi.

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Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Legislative Assembly Speaker Hriday Narayan arrive to attend a joint session on the first day of Budget Session at Vidhan Bhawan, in Lucknow.

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AICC General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra waves at supporters during her visit to Bilariyaganj in Azamgarh.

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Sanjeev Lodhi, joint secretary of the Lucknow bar association, along with other lawyers raise slogans during a protest after a crude-bomb exploded in the premises of a court, in Lucknow.

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Sanjeev Lodhi (R with raised finger), joint secretary of the Lucknow bar association, along with other lawyers stage a protest after a crude-bomb exploded in the premises of a court, in Lucknow.

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Policeman inspects the mangled remains of a private bus which collided with a truck on the Agra-Lucknow Expressway, in Firozabad. At least 12 people were killed and many others were seriously injured in the accident.

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Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra meets with Muslim women who have been agitating against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC), at Bilariyaganj in Azamgarh.

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Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra interacts with a girl while meeting with Muslim women who have been agitating against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC), at Bilariyaganj in Azamgarh.

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AICC General Secretary Priyanka Vadra waves at supporters during her visit to Jaunpur.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath inspects preparedness at a site ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Feb. 16 visit, in Varanasi. During his visit PM Modi is expected to gift various projects worth crores to his constituency.

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UP Minister of state Neelkanth Tiwari presents a memento to Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on his arrival at Assi Ghat, in Varanasi.

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Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa offer prayers at Assi Ghat, in Varanasi.

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Scorpene Program Manager Pablo Martinez de Rituerto Garcia explains the working of the S-80 non-nuclear attack submarine at the DefExpo in Lucknow. More than 150 countries are scheduled to participate in the defence exhibition that will be held from Feb. 5-9.

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Ambulances arrive at the site where seven people, including three children, were killed after inhaling poisonous gas in a carpet factory at Jalalpur village in Bisvan area of Sitapur district.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets Defence Madagascan defence minister, Richard Rakotonirina, on the sidelines of DefExpo 2020, in Lucknow.

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Indian army soldiers perform during the DefExpo in Lucknow.

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Indian army soldiers perform at the DefExpo in Lucknow.

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Aircrafts fly past the Indian national flag at the DefExpo in Lucknow.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi being welcomed by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh, on his arrival in Lucknow. PM Modi is in Lucknow to inaugurate the 11th edition of the 'DefExpo 2020'.

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India's heavyweight anti-submarine torpedo, Varunastra on display at the biennial Defense Expo in Lucknow.

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South Korea’s air defense system 'Hybrid BIHO' on display at the biennial Defense Expo in Lucknow.

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Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Gen Bipin Rawat visits (L) stalls during the 11th edition of DefExpo, in Lucknow. The main theme of the Expo is 'India: The Emerging Defence Manufacturing Hub' and the focus will be on 'digital transformation' of Defence.

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Indian army soldiers stand near a K9 Vajra T on display at the biennial Defense Expo in Lucknow.

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India's Akash Army Launcher, a mobile launch system for Akash Missiles is displayed at the biennial Defense Expo in Lucknow.

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India's Arjun Main Battle Tank- Mark 1 on display at the biennial Defense Expo in Lucknow.

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Indian Navy personnel on a rescue drill as they practice for the Defence Expo 2020 in Lucknow.

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Wife of Antarrashtriya Hindu Mahasabha leader (UP unit chief) Ranjeet Bachchan, who was shot dead by unidentified assailants when he was out on a morning walk, in Lucknow. Bachchan lived in the OCR building and belonged to Gorakhpur.

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Forensics team investigate at the site where Antarrashtriya Hindu Mahasabha leader (UP unit chief) Ranjeet Bachchan was shot dead by unidentified assailants when he was out on a morning walk, in Lucknow. Bachchan lived in the OCR building and belonged to Gorakhpur.

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Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath inspects preparations for the Defence Expo 2020, to be held from Feb 5 to Feb 9, in Lucknow.

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A police officer carries a child after rescuing them in Kasaria village in Uttar Pradesh. Authorities rescued 23 children after killing a man who held them hostage for nearly 11 hours after inviting them to his home for his daughter’s birthday party.

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Police officers surround a house during a mission to rescue hostages in Kasaria village in Uttar Pradesh. Authorities rescued 23 children after killing a man who held them hostage for nearly 11 hours after inviting them to his home for his daughter’s birthday party in northern India, police said.

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UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath performs rituals during Ganga Yatra under the 'Namami Ganga' campaign, at Ganga Barrage in Kanpur.

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Police outside the house in which a murder accused was allegedly holding hostage some women and children in the Mohammedabad area of Farrukhabad district.

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Army tanks to be displayed in the upcoming Defence Expo 2020, in Lucknow. Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Defence Expo 2020 to be held from 5-9 February in Lucknow.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath (center in saffron robes) with Union minister NS Tomar, Apna Dal's Anupriya Patel and others at the unveiling of a statue of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in Vindhyachal, Mirzapur.

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Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat offers prayers at Lord Hanuman temple, Vindhyachal in Mirzapur.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath performs Ganga Aarti before setting off five-day Ganga Yatra under the 'Namami Ganga' campaign, in Bijnor.

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(L-R) Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav former union minister Yashwant Sinha and Congress leader Shatrughan Sinha during a joint press conference, in Lucknow.

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A marching contingent of the Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) during the 71st Republic Day Parade in front of the Vidhan Bhawan in Lucknow.

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An all-women contingent of the Uttar Pradesh Police marches during the 71st Republic Day Parade in front of the Vidhan Bhawan in Lucknow.

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Protestors stage a demonstration against CAA and NRC near Ghantaghar in old city area of Lucknow.

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BJP supporters take part in a pro-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) rally, in Agra.

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Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi and AICC general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on their way to met the families of those who were killed in a road accident late Monday night, in Amethi. Six people were killed when a car collided with a fertilizer loaded truck in Baramasi under Amethi Police Station.

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Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader Indresh Kumar during inauguration of a statue of freedom fighter Subhas Chandra Bose, on his 123rd birth anniversary, in Varanasi.

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Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi and AICC General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra visit family members of former Raebareli MLA Ajay Pal Singh, who recently lost his son, in Raebareli.

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Home Minister Amit Shah, right, speaks at a rally in support of new citizenship law, on the left are the photographs Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leaders and thinkers Deendayal Upadhyaya, center right, and Syama Prasad Mukherjee, left, in Lucknow.

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A supporters of India's Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) holds a banner in support of new citizenship law with the photograph of prime minister Narendra Modi during a rally in Lucknow.

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Supporters of India's Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) hold a banner in support of new citizenship law with the photograph of Home Minister Amit Shah during a rally in Lucknow.

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos (L) and his girlfriend Lauren Sanchez (R) pose for photographs in the backdrop of the historic Taj Mahal, in Agra.

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah and UP CM Yogi Adityanath being garlanded during a rally in support of CAA, in Lucknow.

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People stage a protest against CAA and NRC near Ghantaghar in old city area of Lucknow.

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Women with children stage a protest against CAA and NRC, near Ghataghar in old Lucknow.

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Union minister Smriti Irani (C) and UP CM Yogi Adityanath (L) and UP BJP President Swatantra Dev Singh (R) during a rally in support of the amended Citizenship Act, in Varanasi.

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UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath (at centre in the background) with other sadhus during a visit to the Jangamwari Math, in Varanasi.

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Union Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Information & Broadcasting and Heavy Industries and Public Enterprise, Prakash Javadekar (C) at the inauguration of the Elecrama 2020, at India Expo Mart, in Greater Noida. Minister of State for Power, New & Renewable Energy (Independent Charge) and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Raj Kumar Singh (2nd L) and other dignitaries are also seen.

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Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla (C-L), Rajya Shabha Dy Chairman Harivansh Narayan Singh (ext. R), Madhya Pradesh Governor Lalji Tandon (2nd L), Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath (C-R), Vidhan Parishad (Legislative Council) chairman Ramesh Yadav (2nd R) and Assembly Speaker H N Dikshit (L) during inauguration of the Seventh India Region Conference of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA), in Assembly in Lucknow.

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Tourists seen at the Taj Mahal on a wet rainy day in Agra.

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Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav visits the accident site at Chhibramau in Kannauj. At least 20 passengers were killed in a truck-bus accident at GT road, last Friday.

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Senior IPS officer Sujit Pandey takes charge as the first Police Commissioner of Lucknow after the commissionerate system of policing was implemented in the state, in Lucknow.

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Devotees gather to take a holy dip at the banks of River Ganga on the occasion of Makar Sankranti festival, in Varanasi.

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Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati releases a book, 'A travelogue of my struggle-ridden life and BSP movement,' during a press conference on the occasion of her 64th birthday, in Lucknow.

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Police personnel and locals look on at a bus which overturned at Lucknow Expressway, reportedly due to dense fog, in Agra. Two passengers were killed while 22 people were injured in the mishap.

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Vehicles ply amid a dense layer of fog during a cold winter morning in Lucknow.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath during a press conference at Lok Bhawan after a cabinet meeting in Lucknow.

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BJP MP & Bollywood Actress Hema Malini during a meeting with gold & silver ornaments traders and manufactures, in Mathura.

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A 13-year-old girl being treated at a hospital for her injuries after allegedly acid fell on her accidently, in Lucknow.

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A bus catches fire after collision with a truck on GT Road at Kannauj in Uttar Pradesh

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Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra during her visit to meet anti-CAA protests, social activists and those held "illegally and lodged in jail by the Yogi Adityanath government," at Rajghat in Varanasi.

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Patients being evacuated from an ESIC hospital, where a fire broke out, in Noida Sector-24.

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Roti Bank has inspired similar initiatives in other towns

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Members of various unions demonstrate outside the LIC Building in Hazratganj during the trade unions' nationwide strike, in Lucknow.

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Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel visits Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav at his residence in Lucknow.

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AMU students during a protest march against Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), in Aligarh.

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AAP workers stage a protest condemning Sunday's attack at Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University, at GPO in Lucknow.

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Samajwadi Party National President Akhilesh Yadav addresses a press conference at party office in Lucknow.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh campaigns in support of Citizenship Amendment Act as part of 'Jan Jagran Abhiyan' in Lucknow.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath campaigns in support of Citizenship Amendment Act as part of 'Jan Jagran Abhiyan'.

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People from the Sikh community burn an effigy representing Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan during a protest over the alleged attack on Gurdwara Nankana Sahib, in Moradabad.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath campaigns in support of Citizenship Amendment Act, in Gorakhpur.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at a programme in support of CAA in his constituency in Lucknow.

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Senior BJP leader and Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi during an awareness campaign by BJP on Citizenship Amendment Bill in Rampur (UP).

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Shia Muslims take part in a protest rally against the killing of Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani in an a U.S. airstrike near Baghdad airport, in the old city of Lucknow.

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Shia Muslims stump a poster of US President Donald Trump during a protest rally against the killing of Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani in an a U.S. airstrike near Baghdad airport, in the old city of Lucknow.

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Villagers gather at the site of a wall collapse at Lakshmanpura in Jhansi. Five labourers working at a stone crushing site reportedly died after a wall collapsed on them.

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Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav addresses a press conference at the party office in Lucknow.

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A policeman falls through barricades as he is being chased by a bull, which had entered the helipad prepared, near the venue of an election campaign rally in support of Samajwadi Party candidate Dimple Yadav, aheah of Lok Sabha polls in Kannauj.

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Activist Ekta Shekhar reunited with her 14-month-old baby, a day after an Uttar Pradesh court gave bail to her and her husband Ravi Shekhar, in Varanasi. The Shekhars, who run the environment NGO Climate Agenda were among the 59 people taken into custody during the protests against CAA and NRC on Dec. 19, 2019.

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Female students take part in an event celebrating the New Year 2020, at a school in Moradabad.

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AICC general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra addresses a press conference at the party office in Lucknow.

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A policeman falls through barricades as he is being chased by a bull, which had entered the helipad prepared, near the venue of an election campaign rally in support of Samajwadi Party candidate Dimple Yadav, aheah of Lok Sabha polls in Kannauj.

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Former Union minister Swami Chinmayanand, accused of rape by a law student, is seen outside a government hospital after a medical examination following his arrest by a special team of Uttar Pradesh police, in Shahjahanpur.

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