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2018 In Pictures

India's 4x400m mixed relay team celebrate after winning the Silver medal during the athletics competition at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018.

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Indian shooters, Gold medal winner Saurav Chaudhary and bronze medallist Abhishek Verma (R) pose for photographs during the medal presentation ceremony of men's 10m air pistol event at the 18th Asian Games 2018 at Palembang in Indonesia on Tuesday, Aug 21, 2018.

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India's Neeraj Chopra competes in the men's javelin throw event at the 18th Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, Aug 27, 2018. Chopra won the gold.

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Recipients of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna cricketer Virat Kohli and weightlifter Mirabai Chanu at the National Sports and Adventure Award 2018 function where the cricketer was conferred Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna at Rashtrapti Bhawan in New Delhi, Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018.

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President Ram Nath Kovind confers Padma Shri on Badminton player Kidambi Srikanth during the Padma Awards 2018 function at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi, Tuesday, March 20, 2018.

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India's Bajrang Punia carries the tricolour after winning in the Finals of men's freestyle wrestling (65kg) against Japan's Daichi Takatani at the Asian Games 2018, in Jakarta, Sunday, August 19, 2018.

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Indian athlete Hima Das holds the Indian tricolour after securing silver medal in the women's 400m final on Athletics track event at the 18th Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sunday, Aug 26, 2018.

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Indian athlete Jinson Johnson celebrate with the Tricolor after winning gold in Men's 1500m event at the 18th Asian Games, in Jakarta, Indonesia on Thursday, Aug 30, 2018.

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Gold medallist India's Pranab Bardhan and Shibhnath Sarkar pose with the Indian tricolour after winning in bridge competition at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta on Saturday, Sept 1, 2018.

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Indian batsman Ravindra Jadeja celebrates his century during the first test cricket match played between India and West Indies, in Rajkot, Friday, October 05, 2018.

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Madhya Pradesh's Ajay Rohera celebrates after making a world record for slamming the highest first-class score on debut, an unbeaten 267 against Hyderabad in their Ranji Trophy Elite Group B, in Indore, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018.

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Belgium's Captain Thomas Briels (in red) and Pakistan's Faisal Qadir vie for the ball, at the Men's Hockey World Cup 2018, in Bhubaneswar, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018.

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President Ram Nath Kovind confers Padma Shri on Tennis Player Somdev Kishore Devvarman during the Padma Awards 2018 function at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi, Tuesday, March 20, 2018.

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Chennai Super Kings players celebrate with the IPL 2018 trophy after winning the final match against Sunrisers Hyderabad, in Mumbai, Sunday, May 27, 2018. CSK defeated SRH by eight wickets to lift the trophy.

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India hockey player Mandeep Singh celebrates after scoring a goal against Pakistan during the Champions Trophy Hockey 2018, in Breda, Netherlands on Saturday, June 23, 2018. India defeated arch-rivals Pakistan by a comfortable margin of 4-0 in the opening match.

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Indian cricket team head coach Ravi Sashtri with team players Shikhar Dhawan and Umesh Yadav during a visit to Shri Padmanabhaswamy Temple ahead of their 5th and final ODI cricket match against West Indies, in Thiruvananthapuram, Wednesday, Oct 31, 2018.

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Indian boxer Mary Kom during a training session on the eve of her semi-final bout in the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships, in New Delhi, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018.

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Indian shooter Heena Sidhu poses with her medal during a medal ceremony after winning gold in the Women’s 25m Pistol final event at the Commonwealth Games 2018, in Brisbane, Australia, Tuesday, April 10, 2018.

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Assamese women play football on a paddy field ahead of FIFA World Cup 2018, in Baska, Sunday, June 10, 2018.

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World Billiards Champion Sourav Kothari being welcomed by his mother on his arrival at NSCBI Airport in, Kolkata, Thursday, Nov 1, 2018.

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Wrestler Divya Kakran celebrates after winning the bronze medal match of the 68 kg freestyle wrestling against Chinese Taipei's Chen Wenling at the Asian Games 2018, in Jakarta, Tuesday, August 21, 2018.

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Indian boxer Mary Kom gets emotional as she celebrates after winning the final match of women's light flyweight 45-48 kg against Ukraine's Hanna Okhota at AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships, in New Delhi, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018.

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Indian team captain Virat Kohli and team player Kuldeep Yadav celebrate their victory in the first test cricket match, in Rajkot, Saturday, Oct 6, 2018.

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India's Vinesh Phogat reacts as she celebrates after winning the Gold medal in women's freestyle 50 kg wrestling at the Asian Games 2018, in Jakarta on Monday, August 20, 2018. Phogat made the history after she became the first Indian woman to win a gold at Asian Games. She beat Japan’s Irie Yukie 6-2 in the finals.

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Indian cricketer Dayalan Hemalatha celebrates with her teammates after taking a wicket during the first match of Group B ICC Women's World T20 against New Zealand, at Providence, Friday, Nov 9, 2018.

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Real Kashmir FC player Surchandra Singh celebrates after scoring a goal against Shillong Lajong FC during their I - League football match in Srinagar, Tuesday, December 11, 2018. Real Kashmir FC won by 6-1.

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Shuttlers Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth, PV Sindhu and other players show their Commonwealth medals at a press conference in Hyderabad, Tuesday, April 17, 2018. Coath Gopichand is also seen.

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Gold medalist Indian weightlifter Venkat Rahul Ragala competes at men's 85 kg Weightlifting category during the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast, on Saturday, April 07, 2018.

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India player Sunil Chhetri (Blue jersey no. 11) greets the spectators after the team's victory against Kenya during the Hero Intercontinental football Cup, in Mumbai, Monday, June 04, 2018.

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Indian and Hong Kong players in action in the men's hockey pool match at the Asian Games 2018, in Jakarta on Wednesday, August 22 2018. India won the match, 26-0.

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Indian batsman Prithvi Shaw celebrates his century on day one of the 1st test cricket match against West Indies, in Rajkot, Thursday, Oct 4, 2018. Shaw became the youngest Indian cricketer to score 100 runs on Test debut.

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Indian cricket team players poses with winning trophy after beating West Indies in the second cricket test match, in Hyderabad, Sunday, Oct 14, 2018.

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Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor, left, and her husband Anand Ahuja pose for photographers at their wedding reception in Mumbai on Wednesday, February 09 2018.

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People gather in large number to pay their respect during the funeral procession of actor Sridevi in Mumbai on Wednesday, February 28, 2018.

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Is this the wave that launched a thousand #MeToo howls? Tanushree Dutta may have brought about a maelstrom that have empowered women, but don’t let her che­ery disposition deceive you—this brave soul in under immense strain. Try taking on congealed patriarchy; you would be too.

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Bollywood actors Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh, who got married on Nov 14-15 in traditional Konkani and Sindhi ceremonies, at a resort overlooking Lake Como in Northern Italy, Thursday, Nov 15, 2018.

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Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra with her fiance American singer Nick Jonas arrive for their wedding ceremonies, in Jodhpur, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018.

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Bollywood actors Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone pose for a photograph during their wedding reception party, in Mumbai, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018.

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Newlyweds Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal during their wedding ceremoy held at Ambani's house Antilia, in Mumbai, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018.

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Bollywood actors Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt pose for photos during the wedding reception of Bollywood actor Sonam Kapoor and businessman Anand Ahuja, in Mumbai, Tuesday, May. 8, 2018.

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Bollywood actors Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi tied the knot in traditional Sikh ceremony, in New Delhi, Thursday, May 10, 2018.

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Industrialist Mukesh Ambani with wife Nita Ambani (L), daughter Isha Ambani (R) and son Anant Ambani arrives at Jodhpur Airport to attend the wedding ceremony of Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra with Nick Jonas, in Jodhpur, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018.

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Carnatic music vocalist TM Krishna during the concert, "Awam ki Awaz" at the Garden of Five Senses, in New Delhi, Saturday, Nov 17, 2018. Krishna's concert in the city was scrapped by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) but AAP government stepped in to organise another performance.

Canadian singer and songwriter Bryan Adams performs at a concert in Gurugram, Sunday, Oct 14, 2018.

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Filmmakers Vikramaditya Motwane and Anurag Kashyap leave Bombay High Court after attending a hearing on the defamation case filed against them by filmmaker and partner of Phantom Films, Vikas Bahl, in Mumbai, Thursday, Oct 25, 2018.

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Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar and hockey player Balbir Singh at Dhyan Chand National Stadium, in New Delhi, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. Kumar's upcoming film 'Gold', directed by Reema Kagti, is based on true events about India winning its first Olympic gold medal in hockey as a free nation in 1948.

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Actors Andy Serkis and Anil Kapoor at the hindi trailer launch of their new Netflix movie 'Mowgli', in Mumbai, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018.

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Bollywood actors (L-R) Shriya Pilgaonkar, Rasika Dugal, Pankaj Tripathi, Sheeba Chadha and Shweta Tripathi pose for photos during the trailer launch of their upcoming web series 'Mirzapur', in Mumbai, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018.

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Bollywood actor Salman Khan with Union Minister Kiren Rijiju and Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu (R) rides bicycle at the conclusion of MTB Arunachal Hornbill's Flight 2018, in Mechuka, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018.

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Bollywood actor Prateik Babbar (L) walks the ramp in drag for Chola The Label on opening day of the Lakme Fashion Week, in Mumbai, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018.

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Bollywood actor Janhvi Kapoor (R) looks on as her sister Khushi Kapoor breaks down at the trailer launch of former's upcoming film 'Dhadak', in Mumbai, Monday, June 11, 2018.

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Security personnel stand guard outside a cinema hall after the release of film 'Padmaavat', in Delhi, Thursday, Jan 25, 2018. The movie was mired in controversy after various Rajput groups, including Rajput Karni Sena, raised their objections towards the content of the film.

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Director Rima Das addresses a press conference after her film 'Village Rockstars' was chosen to represent India in the 'Best Foreign Language' category at the 91st Academy Awards next year, in Guwahati, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018.

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Bollywood actor Dimple Kapadia with daughter Twinkle Khanna (R) during latter's book 'Pyjamas are Forgiving' launch, in Mumbai, Friday, Sept 7, 2018.

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Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor participates in Ganapati immersion procession, at RK Studio, in Mumbai, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018. The Kapoor family has decided to sell off the landmark RK studio -- 70 years after it was established -- as it was not "economically viable" to rebuild it after it was gutted down in a fire last year.

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Bollywood actor Salman Khan arrives at the court to hear the verdict in decades-old black buck poaching case, in Jodhpur, Thursday, April 5, 2018. The court awarded Khan five years in jail in the case and was eventually released on bail.

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Miss India Trans Queen winner Veena Sendre, flanked by 1st runner up Sania Sood and 2nd runner up Namita Ammu during the final of the beauty pageant for transgenders, in Mumbai, Monday, Oct 8, 2018.

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A dust storm accompanied by rains are seen over Lucknow's skyline on Wednesday, June, 06, 2018.

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Commuters travel amidst a dust storm, in Jaipur on Wednessday, June, 06, 2018.

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The Pampa Manalpuram on the foothills of Sabarimala has been once again flooded in Pathanamthitta, Tuesday, August 14, 2018.

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Rescue workers search for the bodies of missing persons after a landslide, triggered by heavy rains and floods, at Nenmara in Palakkad, Friday, August 17, 2018. 10 people have reportedly died in the mishap.

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A residential structure is seen partially submerged as flood waters recede in Kuttanad, Alappuzha in the southern state of Kerala, Monday, August 27, 2018.

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Flood affected areas of Chengannur seen from a Indian Navy helicopter, at Alappuzha district of the Kerala, Monday, August 20, 2018.

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Firefighters try to douse the flames shooting up from an oil tanker after it crashed underneath the city's overhead monorail line at Bhakti Park, in Wadala area of Mumbai, late Monday, Nov 26, 2018.

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Vehicles are seen stuck after a section of Majerhat bridge collapsed in Kolkata, Tuesday, Sep 04, 2018.

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Villagers look on as a part of an embankment is being washed away by the flooding water, at Nam Doboka village in Hojai district of Assam.

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Several cars struck in debris after a wall collapsed at a construction site in Antop Hill, Wadala East area, in Mumbai on Monday, June 25, 2018.

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People clear debris as a vehicle gets trapped following heavy monsoon rainfall, at Bhunter in Kullu, Monday, Aug 13, 2018.

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A swollen Beas river flows after heavy rains in the region, in Kullu district, Monday, Sept 24, 2018.

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A man watches a high tide seawave as it enters the shanty town near the shore, at Bandra in Mumbai, Saturday, July 14, 2018.

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A group of people relocate to safer places as Cyclone Titli hits Barua village, in Srikakulam, Thursday, Oct 11, 2018.

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People survey the damage caused by cyclone Gaja in their vicinity, at Kodiakkarai in Nagapattinam district, Thursday, Nov.22, 2018. Cyclone Gaja had crossed the Tamil Nadu coast early on November 16, 2018, claiming 46 lives and left a trail of destruction in over ten districts, including Nagapttinam, Thiruvarur, Puthukottai and Thanjavur which suffered severe damage.

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Dark clouds hover over Marina beach before the arrival of cyclone 'Gaja', in Chennai, on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018.

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A dust storm approches the city of Bikaner on Saturday, June, 09, 2018.

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Newly sworn-in Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath (R) with former chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Congress MP Jyotiraditya Scindia (L), during Nath's swearing-in-ceremony, in Bhopal, Monday, Dec. 17, 2018.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi right, hugs Russian President Vladimir Putin before their meeting at Hyderabad House, in New Delhi, Friday, Oct 5, 2018.

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi offer prayers with Madhya Pradesh Congress chief Kamal Nath and party's state campaign committee chairman Jyotiraditya Scindiaat Mahakaleshwar temple during his two-day tour to Malwa-Nimar region, in Ujjain, Monday, Oct 29, 2018.

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Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief K Chandrasekhar Rao display a victory sign after his party won the state Assembly elections, at Telangana Bhavan in Hyderabad, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018.

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi holds a cutout of a fighter aircraft during a protest demanding the reinstatement of CBI Director Alok Verma outside the CBI headquarters, in New Delhi, Friday, Oct 26, 2018.

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An ambulance carries the mortal remains of DMK chief M Karunanidhi for his residence, in Chennai, Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu assist Sara Netanyahu after she tried a traditional 'charkha' or spinning wheel during their visit to Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad, Wednesday, January 17, 2018.

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DMK President M K Stalin with DMK General Secretary K Anbazhagan (L) during the party's General Council Meeting at Anna Arivalayam in Chennai, Tuesday, Aug 28, 2018. Stalin was unanimously elected as the party President at the meeting.

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Congress leader Sonia Gandhi and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Mayawati during the swearing-in ceremony of JD(S)-Congress coalition government in Bengaluru, Wednesday, May 23, 2018.

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Former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah comes out after paying his last respects to Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar in Bengaluru, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. Kumar, 59, passed away in Bengaluru after battling lung cancer for several months.

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Former president Pranab Mukherjee with Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat at the birthplace of RSS founder Keshav Baliram Hedgewar, in Nagpur, Maharashtra, Thursday, June 07, 2018.

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Newly sworn-in Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy with Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Mayawati, Congress leader Sonia Gandhi, Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Akhilesh Yadav, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, Communist Party of India (Marxist) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury and others during the swearing-in ceremony of JD(S)-Congress coalition government, in Bengaluru, Wednesday, May 23, 2018.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National President Amit Shah, new Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb during the swearing-in ceremony of the newly elected ministers, in Agartala, Friday, March 09, 2018.

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Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Loktantrik Janata Dal (LJD) leader Sharad Yadav, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, former prime minister HD Deve Gowda and other party leaders during a press conference after a meeting of opposition parties to discuss a grand alliance against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the 2019 Lok Sabha election, in New Delhi, Monday, Dec. 10, 2018.

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Congress leaders Ashok Gehlot (R) and Sachin Pilot (C) flash victory signs after the declaration of Rajasthan Assembly election result, in Jaipur, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018.

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(2nd L-R) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, CPI (M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury, National Conference President Farooq Abdullah, Congress President Rahul Gandhi and Loktantrik Janata Dal President Sharad Yadav during the Kisan Mukti March in New Delhi, on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018.

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BJP President Amit Shah arrives to immerse the ashes of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in the Ganga at Har ki Pauri, in Haridwar, Sunday, Aug 19, 2018.

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BSP supremo Mayawati and Janata Congress (Chhatisgarh) President Ajit Jogi during a press conference to annouce their alliance for assembly polls in Chhatisgarh, in Lucknow, Thursday, Sept 20, 2018.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President Amit Shah, other leaders and general public participate in the last journey of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee as his mortal remains are taken for cremation to Smriti Sthal, in New Delhi on Friday, Aug 17, 2018.

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders Satyendra Kumar Jain and Gopal Rai during a sit-in protest at Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal’s residence, in New Delhi, Monday, June 11, 2018.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with BJP President Amit Shah and party leader Rajnath Singh attends a prayer ('shanti path') before handing over of the ashes ('Asthi Kalash') of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee to all BJP state presidents for immersion in their respective states, at the party headquarters in New Delhi on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018.

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In this combo of four photos is seen Congress President Rahul Gandhi as he hugs Prime Minister Narendra Modi after his speech in the Lok Sabha on 'no-confidence motion' during the Monsoon Session of Parliament, in New Delhi, Friday, July 20, 2018.

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In this still from a video, Doordarshan camera assistant Mormukt records a message for his mother during a Maoist ambush that he survived, in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada district Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018.

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Bollywood actress Tanushree Dutta after an interview in Mumbai, Friday, October 12, 2018. Tanushree demanded actor Nana Patekar and three others, against whom she has filed a complaint alleging sexual harassment, be subjected to narco analysis, brain mapping and lie detector tests.

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AgustaWestland scam accused middleman Michel Christian at CBI headquarters in New Delhi, on early Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018.

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Main accused in the Muzaffarpur shelter home case Brajesh Thakur, after a woman allegedly threw ink on his face while he was being taken to a special POCSO court, in Muzaffarpur on Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018.

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