Sterlite employees protest, ISRO’s IRNSS-1I satellite launch, and other news in pictures

Employees of Sterlite Industries with 'Save Sterlite plant' placards, staging a dharna against 'misinformation' against the copper smelter unit, in Thoothukudi on Thursday.   | Photo Credit: N. Rajesh

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Sterlite employees protest

Employees of Vedanta’s Sterlite copper smelter unit at Thoothukudi, along with family members on Thursday staged a demonstration against the "baseless rumours and false propaganda” being spread by a section against its expansion plans. They were holding placards with slogans like "Don't spoil our livelihood", "Know the truth, shed fears" to press their demand.

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Black flag protest against PM Modi

DMK cadres with black balloons show black flags protesting against Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Chennai, in Erode on Thursday.

DMK cadres with black balloons show black flags protesting against Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Chennai, in Erode on Thursday.   | Photo Credit: M. Govarthan

Condemning the Central government for not forming the Cauvery Management Board as per the Supreme Court verdict, Opposition parties and activists in the State have decided to show black flags to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is visiting the city on Thursday.

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CWG — Day 8

India’s Purnima Hembram competes in the Women's heptathlon high jump on day eight of the Commonwealth Games at Carrara Stadium on the Gold Coast, Australia on Thursday, April 12, 2018.

India’s Purnima Hembram competes in the Women's heptathlon high jump on day eight of the Commonwealth Games at Carrara Stadium on the Gold Coast, Australia on Thursday, April 12, 2018.   | Photo Credit: Dan Mullan

 

Day eight of the Games kicked  off on a sunny morning with badminton preliminaries, shooting, lawn bowls and table tennis, while there are medals on the athletics track, mountain biking, diving and beach volleyball.

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IRNSS-1I up in orbit

The Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) navigation satellite IRNSS-1I, on board the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C41), lifts off at the Satish Dawan Space Centre in Sriharikota on Thursday.

The Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) navigation satellite IRNSS-1I, on board the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C41), lifts off at the Satish Dawan Space Centre in Sriharikota on Thursday.   | Photo Credit: AFP

Navigation satellite IRNSS-1I was launched early morning on Thursday from Sriharikota.

Eighth in the series, the 1425- kg satellite completes the first phase of the Indian regional navigation constellation, K. Sivan, Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), said after a precise flight that put in a precise, intended initial orbit.

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FIFA Trophy tour

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and his wife Angela Rivera pose with the FIFA World Cup trophy during a ceremony of a global tour, at Los Pinos presidential residence in Mexico City, Mexico.

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and his wife Angela Rivera pose with the FIFA World Cup trophy during a ceremony of a global tour, at Los Pinos presidential residence in Mexico City, Mexico.   | Photo Credit: REUTERS

 

A FIFA evaluation committee wrapped up its visit to Atlanta on Wednesday, checking out possible venues for the 2026 World Cup.

The evaluation committee has already visited Mexico City, and plans stops in New York/New Jersey and Toronto. The committee toured Mercedes-Benz Stadium, one of the proposed venues for the joint bid from the United States, Canada and Mexico.  FIFA will select the winning bid in June. Morocco is the only other contender.

 

 

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