Israeli fire kills Palestinian, Sonia and Rahul lead MPs’ protest, and other news in pictures

Palestinian protesters run during clashes with Israeli troops at Israel-Gaza border, in the southern Gaza Strip on April 5, 2018.

Palestinian protesters run during clashes with Israeli troops at Israel-Gaza border, in the southern Gaza Strip on April 5, 2018.   | Photo Credit: Reuters

 

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Israeli fire killed a Palestinian at the Gaza border and another died of wounds suffered several days ago, health officials said, bringing the number of Palestinian dead in a week of frontier protests and violence to 19.

The Israeli military said one of its aircraft targeted an armed militant near the security fence along the Gaza Strip.

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IPL 2018 trophy unveiled

Former Indian cricketer Arun Lal poses with the trophy of the VIVO Indian Premier League 2018 after its unveiling at a function in Kolkata on April 5, 2018.

Former Indian cricketer Arun Lal poses with the trophy of the VIVO Indian Premier League 2018 after its unveiling at a function in Kolkata on April 5, 2018.   | Photo Credit: AP

 

The VIVO IPL T20 format cricket tournament is scheduled to start on April 7 and continue till May 27.

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Opposition MPs form human chain

Opposition MP form a human chain over atrocities against Dalits and farmer distress at Parliament House on April 05,2018.

Opposition MP form a human chain over atrocities against Dalits and farmer distress at Parliament House on April 05,2018.   | Photo Credit: R.V. Moorthy

 

 

Opposition parties led by the Congress today staged a protest near the Gandhi statue outside Parliament over several issues, including disruption of proceedings of both the Houses and Special Category Status to Andhra Pradesh.

UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi were among the key leaders who took part in the protest.

Congress president Rahul Gandhi, former president Sonia Gandhi and other Opposition MPs stage a protest at Parliament House on April 5, 2018.

Congress president Rahul Gandhi, former president Sonia Gandhi and other Opposition MPs stage a protest at Parliament House on April 5, 2018.   | Photo Credit: PTI

 

Leaders of the Trinamool and the CPI(M) also took part in the demonstration.

Congress general secretary K.C. Venugopal, one of the protesters, accused the government of mocking the functioning of Parliament and not holding discussions on key issues.

The protest came after MPs of the ruling NDA on April 4 decided to forego their salaries for the 23 days of the ongoing Budget Session when Parliament did not function.

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Gold Coast 2018

Kaylee Mckeown of Australia competes during the Women's 400m Individual Medley Heat 2 on day one of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games at Optus Aquatic Centre on April 5, 2018 on the Gold Coast, Australia.

Kaylee Mckeown of Australia competes during the Women's 400m Individual Medley Heat 2 on day one of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games at Optus Aquatic Centre on April 5, 2018 on the Gold Coast, Australia.   | Photo Credit: Getty Images

 

The morning after a well-received opening ceremony at Carrara Stadium, artistic gymnastics, badminton and lawn bowls events started in brilliant sunshine with forecast temperature of 28 degrees Celsius. Bermuda's Flora Duffy won the first gold medal of the Commonwealth Games.

Weightlifter P Gururaja opened India’s medal account on the first competition day of the 21st Commonwealth Games, claiming a silver in the men’s 56kg category.

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Opposition bandh in Tamil Nadu

Dmk cadres blocking the Nagercoil passenger train at Kurunthudaiyarpuram in Tirunelveli, on Thursday.

Dmk cadres blocking the Nagercoil passenger train at Kurunthudaiyarpuram in Tirunelveli, on Thursday.  

 

The DMK-backed Opposition-sponsored bandh over to protest against the Union government’s failure to form the Cauvery Management Board began on Thursday, April 5, 2018. In view of this, a high alert has been sounded across Tamil Nadu

 

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U.S.-S Korea military drilll

South Korean marines march during a military exercise as a part of the annual joint military training called Foal Eagle between South Korea and the U.S. in Pohang, South Korea, April 5, 2018.

South Korean marines march during a military exercise as a part of the annual joint military training called Foal Eagle between South Korea and the U.S. in Pohang, South Korea, April 5, 2018.   | Photo Credit: REUTERS

The U.S. and South Korea Marines conducted the military exercises in Pohang, South Kore as a part of the combined field training of South Korean and U.S. troops, which kicked off on April 1st, amid a recent peace mood on the Korean peninsula. The allies often conduct the joint landing exercise in February or March, but this year they waited until the end of PyeongChang Winter Olympics.

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