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Wholesale grain, pulses and spices sellers wait for customers at a grain market in New Delhi. India's headline inflation rose 6.9 percent in March, faster than expected because of rising food prices, government data showed Monday. President Pratibha Patil consoles mother of Shaurya Chakra winner constable Ashish Kumar Tiwary, during the Defence Investiture Ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi. Rescuers search for survivors among the debris of a collapsed factory in Jalandhar. Security men stand guard next to the logo of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in Mumbai. The RBI slashed key interest rate by half a percentage point, the first cut in three years and more than economists had expected. BJP President Nitin Gadkari offers sweet to senior leader Venkaiah Naidu and party's Delhi unit leader Vijender Gupta at the party headquaters to celebrate party's thumping win in the MCD elections, in New Delhi. Union Defence Minister A K Antony picks up a document from the floor as Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh and Army Chief Gen V. K. Singh looks on, during the Defence Investiture Ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi. Bureaucrat Ramanand Tiwari (L) sent to Judicial Custody in connection with the Adarsh Housing Society scam, being at session's court in Mumbai. Police spray coloured water to disperse goverment employees during their protest march in favour of their demands at Jehangir Chowk in Srinagar. An Army carry team salutes a vehicle transporting a transfer case containing the remains of Sgt. Tanner S. Higgins at Dover Air Force Base, Del. According to the Department of Defense, Higgins, 23, of Yantis, Texas, died April 14, 2012 in Logar province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with Union Finanace Minister Pranab Mukherjee, at a meeting of Ganga River Basin Authority, in New Delhi. AISA activists take part in a rally with an effigy of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata to protest against her and her Government's recent activities. A North Korean choir sings during a concert in Pyongyang to commemorate 100 years since the birth of Kim Il Sung. A deserted look at Delhi Chief Minister residence after the MCD results, in New Delhi. RBI Governor D Subbarao (C) along with other Governors pose for media before the announcement of RBI’s annual monetary policy, in Mumbai. After a gap of three years, D Subbarao today slashed short term lending rate by 0.50 per cent to 8 per cent, a move that will reduce the cost of home, auto and corporate loans.
Rescue workers clear debris from the site of a factory that collapsed in Jalandhar. Rescue work continues at the site of a three-story factory that collapsed, killing at least five people. Space shuttle Discovery atop a 747 carrier jet departs the Kennedy Space Center, in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Discovery is being transported to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington. Deccan Chargers'  JP Duminy plays a shot against Rajasthan Royals during their IPL-5 match in Jaipur. Police use colored water from a water cannon to disperse protesting Kashmiri government employees during a protest against the government in Srinagar. The employees demanded payment of arrears in salaries and raising of retirement age among other demands. Pakistani army troops escort security officials visited the central jail in Bannu, Pakistan. Taliban militants armed with automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades battled their way into a prison in northwest Pakistan, freeing close to 400 prisoners, including at least 20 described by police as very dangerous insurgents. A daily wage worker catches a nap while sitting on a narrow road divider at a wholesale market in New Delhi. India's headline inflation rose 6.9 percent in March, faster than expected because of rising food prices. Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, second from left, and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao review an honor guard during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. Shinawatra is leading a 100-strong business delegation to China for high-level talks aimed at shoring up ties. Wesley Korir, left, and Sharon Cherop, both of Kenya, kiss the winner's trophy after winning the men's and women's divisions of the 116th Boston Marathon in Boston. Bahraini anti-government protesters carries petrol bombs for clashes with riot police, in Salmabad, Bahrain, after a traditional mourning procession for citizen journalist Ahmed Ismail al-Samadi, 22. Al-Samadi, seen in the image on the protester's t-shirt at center just after he was shot, was killed about two weeks ago while filming clashes between protesters and riot police. The Tokyo Sky Tree soars in Tokyo. The world's tallest freestanding broadcast structure that stands 634-meter will open to the public in May. From left, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Vetern Drama artist Shanoli Mitra, West Bengal Industry Minister Partha Chaterjee, West Bengal Chief Secretary Samar Ghosh and West Bengal Finanace Minster Amit Mitra during a meeting on Centenary celebrations of Rabindranath Tagore Birth Anniversary at Town Hall in Kolkata. Jeremiah Taleni, right, gives a Shaka, an Hawaiian greeting gesture, as he shares a laugh with the Dalai Lama in Kailua, Hawaii, after presenting him with a gift of a paddle from the Kailua High School student body. It was the last day of public events the Dalai Lama had scheduled in Hawaii.  Laborers are silhouetted after sunset at a construction site of a new apartment building on the outskirts of New Delhi. In a surprise decision, the Reserve Bank cut the benchmark interest rate for first time in three years by 0.5 per cent to provide relief to borrowers and revive the sagging economic growth. Banks, led by the State Bank of India, immediately announced they would substantially cut the lending rates that would benefit auto, home and personal loan borrowers.
Padlocks are fixed by lovers at a pedestrian bridge over the river Main in Frankfurt, Germany. Lovers want to fix their love with the lock when they throw the key into the river. Rescue workers look for survivors in the debris of a factory that collapsed in Jalandhar, killing five people. Union Defence Minister A K Antony shakes hands with Army Chief Gen V. K. Singh during the Defence Investiture Ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi. President Pratibha Patil presents Shaurya Chakra to the Wife of Barket Ali, on behalf of her husband during the Defence Investiture Ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi. Union Defence Minister A K Antony with Army Chief Gen V. K. Singh during the Defence Investiture Ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi. BJP workers celebrate party's thumping win in the MCD elections at BJP officce, in New Delhi. In a first, the MoD fines defence firm ISRAELI MILITARY INDUSTRIES LTD $70 mn, bans it for 10 years in Ordnance Factory graft case. Four other firms also get boot. First, earlier in the month, last year's photos by Diana Walker for Time (top) and Reuters photographer Kevin Lamarque of the US secretary of state went viral in cyberspace, creating waves as a meme in a tumblr: Texts from Hillary http://textsfromhillaryclinton.tumblr.com And now come new photos of the US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton dancing and drinking beer at a salsa bar in Colombia where she was taking a break from the the Summit of the Americas
Apr 17, 2012
Wholesale grain, pulses and spices sellers wait for customers at a grain market in New Delhi. India's headline inflation rose 6.9 percent in March, faster than expected because of rising food prices, government data showed Monday.

- AP Photo/Saurabh Das
Apr 17, 2012
President Pratibha Patil consoles mother of Shaurya Chakra winner constable Ashish Kumar Tiwary, during the Defence Investiture Ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
Apr 17, 2012
Rescuers search for survivors among the debris of a collapsed factory in Jalandhar.

- PTI Photo
Apr 17, 2012
Security men stand guard next to the logo of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in Mumbai. The RBI slashed key interest rate by half a percentage point, the first cut in three years and more than economists had expected.

- AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool
Apr 17, 2012
BJP President Nitin Gadkari offers sweet to senior leader Venkaiah Naidu and party's Delhi unit leader Vijender Gupta at the party headquaters to celebrate party's thumping win in the MCD elections, in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
Apr 17, 2012
Union Defence Minister A K Antony picks up a document from the floor as Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh and Army Chief Gen V. K. Singh looks on, during the Defence Investiture Ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
Apr 17, 2012
Bureaucrat Ramanand Tiwari (L) sent to Judicial Custody in connection with the Adarsh Housing Society scam, being at session's court in Mumbai.

- PTI Photo
Apr 17, 2012
Police spray coloured water to disperse goverment employees during their protest march in favour of their demands at Jehangir Chowk in Srinagar.

- PTI Photo/ S Irfan
Apr 17, 2012
An Army carry team salutes a vehicle transporting a transfer case containing the remains of Sgt. Tanner S. Higgins at Dover Air Force Base, Del. According to the Department of Defense, Higgins, 23, of Yantis, Texas, died April 14, 2012 in Logar province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire.

- AP Photo/Steve Ruark
Apr 17, 2012
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with Union Finanace Minister Pranab Mukherjee, at a meeting of Ganga River Basin Authority, in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/ Vijay Kumar Joshi
Apr 17, 2012
AISA activists take part in a rally with an effigy of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata to protest against her and her Government's recent activities.

- PTI Photo/ Swapan Mahapatra
Apr 17, 2012
A North Korean choir sings during a concert in Pyongyang to commemorate 100 years since the birth of Kim Il Sung.

- AP Photo/ David Guttenfelder
Apr 17, 2012
A deserted look at Delhi Chief Minister residence after the MCD results, in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/ Vijay Kumar Joshi
Apr 17, 2012
RBI Governor D Subbarao (C) along with other Governors pose for media before the announcement of RBI’s annual monetary policy, in Mumbai. After a gap of three years, D Subbarao today slashed short term lending rate by 0.50 per cent to 8 per cent, a move that will reduce the cost of home, auto and corporate loans.

- PTI Photo/ Santosh Hirlekar
Apr 17, 2012
Rescue workers clear debris from the site of a factory that collapsed in Jalandhar. Rescue work continues at the site of a three-story factory that collapsed, killing at least five people.

- AP Photo/ Channi Anand
Apr 17, 2012
Space shuttle Discovery atop a 747 carrier jet departs the Kennedy Space Center, in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Discovery is being transported to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington.

- AP Photo/ John Raoux
Apr 17, 2012
Deccan Chargers' JP Duminy plays a shot against Rajasthan Royals during their IPL-5 match in Jaipur.

- PTI Photo/ Aman Sharma
Apr 17, 2012
Police use colored water from a water cannon to disperse protesting Kashmiri government employees during a protest against the government in Srinagar. The employees demanded payment of arrears in salaries and raising of retirement age among other demands.

- AP Photo/ Mukhtar Khan
Apr 17, 2012
Pakistani army troops escort security officials visited the central jail in Bannu, Pakistan. Taliban militants armed with automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades battled their way into a prison in northwest Pakistan, freeing close to 400 prisoners, including at least 20 described by police as "very dangerous" insurgents.

- AP Photo/ Ijaz Muhammad
Apr 17, 2012
A daily wage worker catches a nap while sitting on a narrow road divider at a wholesale market in New Delhi. India's headline inflation rose 6.9 percent in March, faster than expected because of rising food prices.

- AP Photo/ Saurabh Das
Apr 17, 2012
Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, second from left, and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao review an honor guard during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. Shinawatra is leading a 100-strong business delegation to China for high-level talks aimed at shoring up ties.

- AP Photo/ Vincent Thian
Apr 17, 2012
Wesley Korir, left, and Sharon Cherop, both of Kenya, kiss the winner's trophy after winning the men's and women's divisions of the 116th Boston Marathon in Boston.

- AP Photo/ Charles Krupa
Apr 17, 2012
Bahraini anti-government protesters carries petrol bombs for clashes with riot police, in Salmabad, Bahrain, after a traditional mourning procession for citizen journalist Ahmed Ismail al-Samadi, 22. Al-Samadi, seen in the image on the protester's t-shirt at center just after he was shot, was killed about two weeks ago while filming clashes between protesters and riot police.

- AP Photo/ Hasan Jamali
Apr 17, 2012
The Tokyo Sky Tree soars in Tokyo. The world's tallest freestanding broadcast structure that stands 634-meter will open to the public in May.

- AP Photo/ Itsuo Inouye
Apr 17, 2012
From left, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Vetern Drama artist Shanoli Mitra, West Bengal Industry Minister Partha Chaterjee, West Bengal Chief Secretary Samar Ghosh and West Bengal Finanace Minster Amit Mitra during a meeting on Centenary celebrations of Rabindranath Tagore Birth Anniversary at Town Hall in Kolkata.

- PTI Photo
Apr 17, 2012
Jeremiah Taleni, right, gives a Shaka, an Hawaiian greeting gesture, as he shares a laugh with the Dalai Lama in Kailua, Hawaii, after presenting him with a gift of a paddle from the Kailua High School student body. It was the last day of public events the Dalai Lama had scheduled in Hawaii.

- AP/PTI
Apr 17, 2012
Laborers are silhouetted after sunset at a construction site of a new apartment building on the outskirts of New Delhi. In a surprise decision, the Reserve Bank cut the benchmark interest rate for first time in three years by 0.5 per cent to provide relief to borrowers and revive the sagging economic growth. Banks, led by the State Bank of India, immediately announced they would substantially cut the lending rates that would benefit auto, home and personal loan borrowers.

- AP Photo/ Kevin Frayer, File
Apr 17, 2012
Padlocks are fixed by lovers at a pedestrian bridge over the river Main in Frankfurt, Germany. Lovers want to fix their love with the lock when they throw the key into the river.

- AP Photo/ Michael Probst
Apr 17, 2012
Rescue workers look for survivors in the debris of a factory that collapsed in Jalandhar, killing five people.

- AP Photo/ Channi Anand
Apr 17, 2012
Union Defence Minister A K Antony shakes hands with Army Chief Gen V. K. Singh during the Defence Investiture Ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
Apr 17, 2012
President Pratibha Patil presents Shaurya Chakra to the Wife of Barket Ali, on behalf of her husband during the Defence Investiture Ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
Apr 17, 2012
Union Defence Minister A K Antony with Army Chief Gen V. K. Singh during the Defence Investiture Ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
Apr 17, 2012
BJP workers celebrate party's thumping win in the MCD elections at BJP officce, in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo
Apr 17, 2012
In a first, the MoD fines defence firm ISRAELI MILITARY INDUSTRIES LTD $70 mn, bans it for 10 years in Ordnance Factory graft case. Four other firms also get boot.

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Apr 17, 2012
First, earlier in the month, last year's photos by Diana Walker for Time (top) and Reuters photographer Kevin Lamarque of the US secretary of state went viral in cyberspace, creating waves as a meme in a tumblr: Texts from Hillary http://textsfromhillaryclinton.tumblr.com

- Courtesy Diana Walker (Time) and Kevin Lamarque (Reuters)
Apr 17, 2012
And now come new photos of the US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton dancing and drinking beer at a salsa bar in Colombia where she was taking a break from the the Summit of the Americas

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Rescue workers clear debris from the site of a factory that collapsed in Jalandhar. Rescue work continues at the site of a three-story factory that collapsed, killing at least five people.

- AP Photo/ Channi Anand
 
 
 

 
 
 
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