Today in Pictures - April 1, 2013

A student writes the paper for a blind student appearing for her Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) Examination, 2013 that began on Monday, in Chikmagalur. (PTI)
A student writes the paper for a blind student appearing for her Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) Examination, 2013 that began on Monday, in Chikmagalur. (PTI)
Tanmay who is suffering from cancer, leaves after getting treatment at Tata cancer hospital in Mumbai.Supreme Court on Monday rejected drug maker Novartis AG's attempt to patent a new version of a cancer drug Glivec, in a landmark decision that healthcare activists say ensures poor patients around the world will get continued access to cheap versions of lifesaving medicines. (AP)
Tanmay who is suffering from cancer, leaves after getting treatment at Tata cancer hospital in Mumbai.

Supreme Court on Monday rejected drug maker Novartis AG's attempt to patent a new version of a cancer drug Glivec, in a landmark decision that healthcare activists say ensures poor patients around the world will get continued access to cheap versions of lifesaving medicines. (AP)
Nepali artists posing for photographs during the last day of 5th International Bodo Festival and 3rd Sonowal Kachari Cultural Festival-2013 at Mancotta in Dibrugarh. (PTI)
Nepali artists posing for photographs during the last day of 5th International Bodo Festival and 3rd Sonowal Kachari Cultural Festival-2013 at Mancotta in Dibrugarh. (PTI)
Auto-rickshaws during Aam Aadmi Party's rally near Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. (PTI)
Auto-rickshaws during Aam Aadmi Party's rally near Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. (PTI)
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh greets Vice President Hamid Ansari on his 76th birthday in New Delhi. (PTI)
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh greets Vice President Hamid Ansari on his 76th birthday in New Delhi. (PTI)
PM Manmohan Singh and his wife Gursharan Kaur pose with Vice President Hamid Ansari and his wife Salma. (PTI)
PM Manmohan Singh and his wife Gursharan Kaur pose with Vice President Hamid Ansari and his wife Salma. (PTI)
The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) launched its nationwide "Hindu Ahead" campaign in Ahmedabad with the slogan "prosperity and security of Hindus", ahead of the outfit's golden jubilee celebrations scheduled for August 2014. When asked if the movement has a political angle given its launch a year ahead of the 2014 general elections, VHP working President Pravin Togadia said, "The VHP has no apprehensions about supporting a leader who publicly takes a pledge to work for Hindus. Those who are leaders of Hindus will be our leaders. By mobilising people, we will pressure politicians and political parties to work for Hindus." (IE Photo: Javed Raja)
The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) launched its nationwide "Hindu Ahead" campaign in Ahmedabad with the slogan "prosperity and security of Hindus", ahead of the outfit's golden jubilee celebrations scheduled for August 2014.

When asked if the movement has a political angle given its launch a year ahead of the 2014 general elections, VHP working President Pravin Togadia said, "The VHP has no apprehensions about supporting a leader who publicly takes a pledge to work for Hindus. Those who are leaders of Hindus will be our leaders. By mobilising people, we will pressure politicians and political parties to work for Hindus." (IE Photo: Javed Raja)
Launching the campaign, Togadia said in his speech, "I am not talking about parties or leaders. I am talking about a constitutional arrangement by mobilising people and pressuring parties so that leaders like Mulayam Singh Yadav have to bow down before Hindus."   Pravin Togadia with RSS Chief Mohan Bhagawat at the Hindu Sangam meet in Ahmedabad. (IE Photo: Javed Raja)
Launching the campaign, Togadia said in his speech, "I am not talking about parties or leaders. I am talking about a constitutional arrangement by mobilising people and pressuring parties so that leaders like Mulayam Singh Yadav have to bow down before Hindus."

Pravin Togadia with RSS Chief Mohan Bhagawat at the Hindu Sangam meet in Ahmedabad. (IE Photo: Javed Raja)
In his speech, RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat said, "Hindus are always ahead, but there are practical areas where we are lagging behind, such as building a Ram temple at Ayodhya." (IE Photo: Javed Raja)
In his speech, RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat said, "Hindus are always ahead, but there are practical areas where we are lagging behind, such as building a Ram temple at Ayodhya." (IE Photo: Javed Raja)
The gathering at a football ground in the city's Kankaria neighborhood saw an estimated 5000-odd in attendance, including those who came from various parts of the state. Bajrang Dal workers carrying Trishul and sword at the Hindu Sangam meet in Ahmedabad. (IE Photo: Javed Raja)
The gathering at a football ground in the city's Kankaria neighborhood saw an estimated 5000-odd in attendance, including those who came from various parts of the state.

Bajrang Dal workers carrying Trishul and sword at the Hindu Sangam meet in Ahmedabad. (IE Photo: Javed Raja)
Through the campaign, VHP aims to reach one lakh villages across the country. It stated that it has to play a bigger role in the country by aiming at dimensions of Hindu security such as food, education, job and other businesses.  A view of huge audience at the Hindu Sangam meet in Ahmedabad. (IE Photo: Javed Raja)
Through the campaign, VHP aims to reach one lakh villages across the country. It stated that it has to play a bigger role in the country by aiming at dimensions of Hindu security such as food, education, job and other businesses.

A view of huge audience at the Hindu Sangam meet in Ahmedabad. (IE Photo: Javed Raja)
Scorching summers are back: A girl trying a cap to save herself from sunshine at a hot afternoon in New Delhi. (IE PHoto: Ravi Kanojia)
Scorching summers are back: A girl trying a cap to save herself from sunshine at a hot afternoon in New Delhi. (IE PHoto: Ravi Kanojia)
Classical singers Raj Mishra and Sajan Mishra perform at a function near Taj Mahal in Agra. (PTI)
Classical singers Raj Mishra and Sajan Mishra perform at a function near Taj Mahal in Agra. (PTI)

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