Amit Shah gets rousing welcome, T.N. farmers protest, and other news in pictures

BJP president Amit Shah greets cadres after arriving at the party headquarters in New Delhi on Saturday.

BJP president Amit Shah greets cadres after arriving at the party headquarters in New Delhi on Saturday.   | Photo Credit: V. Sudershan

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4.30 p.m.

Celebrations at BJP headquarters

In a saffron surge in the northeast, the BJP put up a spectacular show in Tripura on Saturday, ending 25 years of the Left rule, and was looking to formation of coalition governments in Nagaland and Meghalaya in the face of hung verdicts. 

The BJP and its ally Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT), a tribal-dominated party, were together leading in 39 out of 59 constituencies for which trends of results were available. The BJP on its own was ahead in 33 seats, two more than the half-way mark, while its ally was leading in seven. The IPFT has already bagged one seat.

7.00 pm

Syria clashes

Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army fighters carry their wounded colleague in Rajo, Syria on Saturday, March 3, 2018.

Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army fighters carry their wounded colleague in Rajo, Syria on Saturday, March 3, 2018.   | Photo Credit: Reuters

 

Syrian regime forces have advanced inside Eastern Ghouta, a monitor said on Saturday, as fighting intensifies on the ground to retake the battered rebel enclave east of Damascus.

Russia-backed government forces on February 18 launched an assault of the besieged region, pounding the area with air strikes, killing more than 630 civilians.

2.30 pm

Stalin ups the ante on Cauvery issue

Farmers stage a novel agitation in front of the district collectorate in Tirunelveli on Saturday.

Farmers stage a novel agitation in front of the district collectorate in Tirunelveli on Saturday.   | Photo Credit: A. Shaik Mohideen

 

DMK leader M.K. Stalin on Saturday suggested to Chief Minister K. Palaniswami that the parliamentarians from Tamil Nadu should resign if Prime Minister Narendra Modi refuses to meet the all-party delegation from the State. Speaking to reporters after meeting with Mr. Palaniswami at the State Secretariat on the Cauvery water issue, Mr. Stalin said there was also a suggestion to convene the Assembly and pass a resolution to meet the Prime Minister.

11.30 am

Fire in chemical factory

Fire personnel try to douse a fire at a chemical company at Khairani Road, Asalpha Village, in Mumbai late on Friday night.

Fire personnel try to douse a fire at a chemical company at Khairani Road, Asalpha Village, in Mumbai late on Friday night.   | Photo Credit: Prashant Waydande

 

Several garment and chemical manufacturing units were gutted in a fire in suburban Andheri late on Friday night, a senior civic official said on Saturday. The blaze erupted in one of the units and spread to the other units located in Aslfa village at around 11.45 p.m. and efforts to douse it are still underway, the official of the Disaster Management Cell of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation said. So far no casualties have been reported and the exact number of units gutted in the fire is yet to be ascertained, the official said.

10.30 am

Tran Dai Quang in India

Tran Dai Quang, President of Vietnam with President Ram Nath Kovind and PM Narendra Modi during ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhawan.

Tran Dai Quang, President of Vietnam with President Ram Nath Kovind and PM Narendra Modi during ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhawan.   | Photo Credit: Sandeep Saxena

 

Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang, who is on a three day visit to India, will take up South China Sea-related issues during his tour.

Tran Dai Quang President of Vietnam with PM Narendra Modi prior to the meeting at Hyderabad house.

Tran Dai Quang President of Vietnam with PM Narendra Modi prior to the meeting at Hyderabad house.   | Photo Credit: Sandeep Saxena

 

Ealier last week, the Ambassador of Vietnam had said that Hanoi wished to fully utilise the comprehensive strategic partnership with India and was likely to sign a civil nuclear agreement during the visit.

9.30 am

Winter storm pounds East Coast

A family walks down a snowy street during a winter storm, Saturday, March 3, 2018, in Marple Township, Pennsylvania.

A family walks down a snowy street during a winter storm, Saturday, March 3, 2018, in Marple Township, Pennsylvania.   | Photo Credit: AP

 

A nor’easter pounded the Atlantic coast with hurricane-force winds and sideways rain and snow Friday, flooding streets, grounding flights, stopping trains and leaving 1.6 million customers without power from North Carolina to Maine. At least five people were killed by falling trees or branches.

A flooded shed and home due to a strong coastal storm are seen on March 2, 2018 in Quincy, Massachusettss. A nor'easter hit the east coast on Friday, bringing coastal flooding, heavy snow and strong winds to the area.

A flooded shed and home due to a strong coastal storm are seen on March 2, 2018 in Quincy, Massachusettss. A nor'easter hit the east coast on Friday, bringing coastal flooding, heavy snow and strong winds to the area.   | Photo Credit: Getty Images

 

8.30 am

China's annual meeting of parliament

Delegates clap as Chinese President Xi Jinping and other top officials arrive for the opening session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China.

Delegates clap as Chinese President Xi Jinping and other top officials arrive for the opening session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China.   | Photo Credit: Reuters

 

Around 3,000 delegates to the annual meeting of China's largely rubber-stamp parliament, the National People's Congress, will meet in Beijing's Great Hall of the People on March 5 for a session that will last around two weeks.

A paramilitary police officer stands guard in Tiananmen Square before a flag raising ceremony near the Great Hall of the People ahead of the upcoming plenary session of National People's Congress (NPC), China's parliamentary body, in Beijing, China on March 3, 2018.

A paramilitary police officer stands guard in Tiananmen Square before a flag raising ceremony near the Great Hall of the People ahead of the upcoming plenary session of National People's Congress (NPC), China's parliamentary body, in Beijing, China on March 3, 2018.   | Photo Credit: Reuters

8.00 am

Counting of votes in three NE States

Party workers gather near outside a counting centre in Agartala on Friday.

Party workers gather near outside a counting centre in Agartala on Friday.   | Photo Credit: Sudip Nath

 

The counting of votes for the Assembly election in Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura began on Friday amid tight security, officials said. Counting began at 8 a.m. in all the three northeastern states, Election Commission sources said. Though the strength of each Assembly is 60, voting was held for 59 constituencies in all the three States, for different reasons.

Live updates: Meghalaya Assembly election results | Nagaland Assembly election results | Tripura Assembly election results

7.30 am

Doggie Run 2018

Dog owners and their pets jog through an open road as they participate in the annual Doggie Run outside a mall in Pasay city, metro Manila, Philippines on March 3, 2018.

Dog owners and their pets jog through an open road as they participate in the annual Doggie Run outside a mall in Pasay city, metro Manila, Philippines on March 3, 2018.   | Photo Credit: Reuters

The “Pet Express Doggie Run 2018” event, in which the owners run alongside their pets, will help raise funds for the PAWS (Philippine Animal Welfare Society) animal shelter.

(With inputs from Agencies)

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