Techfest at IIT Bombay, T.T.V. Dinakaran's prison visit, and other news in pictures

 

Published at 6.00 p.m.

IIT Bombay gears up for Techfest 2017

Carl Kenz, a German graffiti artist displays his work at the SAC(Students Activity Center) as a part of Techfest 2017 which will start from 29th December at IIT Bombay.

Published at 5.30 p.m.

T.T.V. Dinakaran visits aunt Sasikala in prison

Techfest at IIT Bombay, T.T.V. Dinakaran's prison visit, and other news in pictures
 

Rebel AIADMK leader T.T.V Dinakaran interacts with the media after visiting his leader and aunt Sasikala at Parrappana Agrahara Central Prison in Bengaluru.

 

Published at 4.30 p.m.

Liberians await result of landmark polls

A Liberian newspaper vendor walks in front of Liberia’s National Elections Commission in capital Monrovia on December 28, 2017.

A Liberian newspaper vendor walks in front of Liberia’s National Elections Commission in capital Monrovia on December 28, 2017.   | Photo Credit: AFP

 

Initial results were expected on December 28 in Liberia’s landmark presidential poll, the country’s first democratic transfer of power in decades, pitting former footballer George Weah against Vice-President Joseph Boakai.

Whoever wins will succeed Africa’s first elected female head of state, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who took over at the helm of the small west African nation in 2006.

Ms. Sirleaf’s predecessor Charles Taylor fled the country in 2003, hoping to avoid prosecution for funding rebel groups in neighbouring Sierra Leone, while two Presidents who served prior to Mr. Taylor were assassinated.

The tumultuous events of the past seven decades in Liberia, where an estimated 250,000 people died during back-to-back civil wars between 1989-2003, means a democratic handover has not taken place since 1944.

Published at 3.00 p.m.

Cold wave in Telangana

Techfest at IIT Bombay, T.T.V. Dinakaran's prison visit, and other news in pictures
 

People keep themselves warm sitting around a bonfire on a cold day in Hyderabad, Telangana. The entire state of Telangana is in the grip of a cold wave, even as Hyderabad witnessed its coldest day in six years on December 27, 2017.

Published at 1.30 p.m.

Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma head to South Africa

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Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli and his wife Anushka Sharma are seen departing on India's tour of South Africa. The celebrity couple announced their marriage on Twitter on December 11, 2017. 

 

Published at 12.30 p.m.

After the war: The cost of rebuilding Mosul

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Boys, one of them carrying a toy gun, walk on the empty streets of the Old City, in Mosul, Iraq. The cost to rebuild after driving out the Islamic State group will be enormous. Baghdad estimates $100 billion is needed nationwide, while local leaders in Mosul, the group's largest urban stronghold, say that same amount is what is needed in their city alone.

Published at 12.00 p.m.

North Korea offers WiFi to departing travelers

Techfest at IIT Bombay, T.T.V. Dinakaran's prison visit, and other news in pictures
 

This photo, shows a sign for the new WiFi service being offered in the departures lobby of Pyongyang's international airport. Despite being one of the least Internet-friendly countries in the world, North Korea's main Internet provider recently set up an airport WiFi network that is available to travelers who have cleared customs. Access to WiFi and the Internet in general remains beyond the reach of most North Koreans.

Published at 11.30 a.m.

133rd Foundation Day of the Indian National Congress

Techfest at IIT Bombay, T.T.V. Dinakaran's prison visit, and other news in pictures
 

Congress President Rahul Gandhi along with Mukul Wasnik, Motilal Vora and Janardan Dwivedi during the 133rd Foundation Day of the Indian National Congress at AICC Headquarters , in New Delhi on Thursday.

 

Published at 11.00 a.m.

Korean students protest against Japanese war crimes

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South Korean students shout slogans during a press conference about the 2015 agreement between South Korea and Japan near the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017. South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Thursday the country's 2015 agreement with Japan to settle a decades-long impasse over Korean women forced into wartime sexual slavery was seriously flawed. The letters read "Immediately nullity, the agreement between South Korea and Japan."

 

Published at 10.30 a.m

 

Congress President Rahul Gandhi unfurled the Congress flag on the occasion of the 133rd Founders Day.

Congress President Rahul Gandhi unfurled the Congress flag on the occasion of the 133rd Founders Day.  

Congress President Rahul Gandhi says the Congress party will keep fighting for the truth. He said, "It is distressing to see that this document given to us by the Congress party and Dr Ambedkar is under attack."

Members of the party will protest outside the Parliament against Union Minister Anant Kumar Hegde's remarks.

Published at 9.00 a.m

 

Fourth Ashes test

England's Alastair Cook, left, and Chris Woakes, second left, take a drinks break while playing Australia during the third day of their Ashes cricket test match in Melbourne, Australia.

England's Alastair Cook, left, and Chris Woakes, second left, take a drinks break while playing Australia during the third day of their Ashes cricket test match in Melbourne, Australia.  

 

Opener Alastair Cook was 134 not out with wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow alongside him on 16 after a steamy morning session at the Melbourne Cricket Ground when the tourists trimmed Australia's first innings lead to 63 runs.

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