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Climate change protesters block London roads, Indonesia prepares to go to polls, and other news in pictures

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Climate change protesters block central London roads

Extinction Rebellion have organised a nationwide week of action, they are calling for a full-scale Rebellion to demand decisive action from governments on climate change and ecological collapse. They plan to engage in acts of non-violent civil disobedience against governments in capital cities around the world.

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Election preparations in Indonesia

Police officers and soldiers escort electoral workers using horses to distribute ballot boxes and other election paraphernalia to polling stations in remote villages in Tempurejo, East Java, Indonesia on April 15, 2019.

Police officers and soldiers escort electoral workers using horses to distribute ballot boxes and other election paraphernalia to polling stations in remote villages in Tempurejo, East Java, Indonesia on April 15, 2019.  
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The world’s third largest democracy is gearing up to hold its legislative and presidential elections that will pit the incumbent Joko Widodo against his contender former special forces general Prabowo Subianto.

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Scuffle between Congress, BJP supporters during Matondkar campaign

Congress candidate Urmila Matondkar registered complaint at Borivsli police station against BJP supporters who tried to disrupt her campaign in the morning.

Congress candidate Urmila Matondkar registered complaint at Borivsli police station against BJP supporters who tried to disrupt her campaign in the morning.
 
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A scuffle broke out between Congress workers and BJP supporters during Congress candidate from Mumbai North, Urmila Matondkar’s election campaign at Borivali on Monday, police said. The BJP workers chanted slogans outside the Borivali railway station, shouting ‘Modi, Modi’ as they confronted the Congress workers, an onlooker said.

Ms. Matondkar approached the Borivali police station and lodged a police complaint after the scuffle. She has sought police protection after the incident and is expected to address media on the incident later in the day, an aide of the Congress candidate said. BJP has fielded sitting MP Gopal Shetty from the constituency.

12:20 pm

Shashi Tharoor inured, taken to hospital

Shashi Tharoor suffered injuries while performing ritual in a temple in Kerala.

Shashi Tharoor suffered injuries while performing ritual in a temple in Kerala.
 
| Photo Credit: S. Mahinsha


 

Congress MP and Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha candidate Shashi Tharoor sustained injuries during a ‘thulabharam’ offering at a temple here on Vishu day on Monday.

The incident occurred at the Gandhari Amman Kovil in Thampanoor by around 11 a.m. when the weighing scale on which Dr. Tharoor was sitting, broke and fell. A heavy hook also gave way and struck him on his head.

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Pete Buttigieg joins U.S. presidential race

Pete Buttigieg is joined by his husband Chasten Glezman after he announced that he will seek the Democratic presidential nomination during a rally in South Bend, Indiana, Sunday, April 14, 2019. Buttigieg, 37, is serving his second term as the mayor of South Bend.

Pete Buttigieg is joined by his husband Chasten Glezman after he announced that he will seek the Democratic presidential nomination during a rally in South Bend, Indiana, Sunday, April 14, 2019. Buttigieg, 37, is serving his second term as the mayor of South Bend.
 
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Pete Buttigieg, the little-known Indiana mayor who has risen to prominence in the early stages of the 2020 Democratic presidential race, made his official campaign entrance Sunday by claiming the mantle of a youthful generation ready to reshape the country.

“I recognize the audacity of doing this as a Midwestern millennial mayor,” he said to cheers of “Pete, Pete, Pete” from an audience assembled in a former Studebaker auto plant. “More than a little bold, at age 37, to seek the highest office in the land.” In the hours after his announcement, more than $1 million in donations poured in, said Lis Smith, speaking for the campaign. – AP

9.30 a.m.

North Korea celebrates Day of the Sun


People pay tribute to the statues of former leaders Kim Il Sung, left, and Kim Jong Il on Mansu Hill to mark the Day of the Sun in Pyongyang.

People pay tribute to the statues of former leaders Kim Il Sung, left, and Kim Jong Il on Mansu Hill to mark the Day of the Sun in Pyongyang.
 
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North Korea celebrates the Day of the Sun, the birth anniversary of Kim Il-sung, an official holiday since 1968.

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Tiger Woods wins first major title in 11 years

Climate change protesters block London roads, Indonesia prepares to go to polls, and other news in pictures


 

Fallen hero, crippled star, and now a Masters champion again. Tiger Woods rallied to win the Masters for the fifth time on Sunday, a comeback that goes well beyond the two-shot deficit he erased before a delirious audience that watched memories turn into reality at Augusta National.

(With inputs from Agencies)

Source: thehindu.com

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