The week in photos: polls, AAP's liquor policy, dust storms
A snapshot of events across India and the world from the week gone by
04.04.2021 | 08:30 AM IST
Voters stand in a queue to cast their votes at a polling station during the second phase of the assembly elections at Mayong in Morigaon, Assam on 1 April
Workers of Delhi BJP at a silent protest against the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government's new excise policy at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Thursday. The Delhi government has reduced the legal drinking age in the national capital from 25 to 21 and announced that the government will not run any vend.
A man covers his face with cloth after being caught in a dust storm on Jaipur-Ajmer Highway in Rajasthan on March 30. Rain and dust storms covered Jaipur and several parts of Rajasthan last week, interrupting vehicular traffic and leading to power cuts and a drop in temperatures.
(Himanshu Vyas / Hindustan Times)
An elderly man walks past youths celebrating Holi in Jodhpur on March 29. Despite covid19 restrictions, people from across India gathered in public places to celebrate the festival, prompting concerns of multiple 'super spreader' events.
(Xavier GALIANA / AFP)
Virat Kohli dives to dismiss England's Adil Rashid in the finals of the three-match series against England at Pune. With the win on Sunday, India beat England in all three formats of the game: ODI, Test and T20.
(REUTERS | Francis Mascarenhas)
More than 300,000 people who cross the waterway via Likoni Ferry channel in Mombasa, Kenya, everyday are now forced to use the floating foot bridge after the Mombasa County Covid-19 committee ordered all people to cross via the bridge. It is not exactly known how many people the bridge can sustain and some fear a disaster due to the high number of people using the bridge.
Anti-coup protesters throw garbage on a street after activists launched a 'garbage strike' against the military rule in Yangon, Myanmar on March 30. It's been two months since the Myanmar military took over the government. Human rights groups say that over 500 people have been killed in a military crackdown against anti-coup protesters in Myanmar.