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Today in pics: February 12, 2014

Narendra Modi is interacting with people from several cities across the country as part of his ‘Chai pe Charcha’ programme.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is interacting with people from several cities across the country as part of his ‘Chai pe Charcha’ programme. At the onset of the programme, the Gujarat Chief Minister talked about the importance of good governance in a country. (IE Photo: Bhupendra Rana)

Responding to question on unemployment in Bihar, Modi says the problem is not confined just to Bihar but is prevalent across the country. He says there is an imbalance within India which needs to be fixed. According to him, the western part of India is more developed that the eastern part and this gap needs to be filled. (IE Photo: Bhupendra Rana)

Narendra Modi says he will bring special schemes to benefit the salaried class. I will return 5-10 per cent of their tax as ‘gift’. Narendra Modi says he will bring back all the black money that is stashed abroad. (IE Photo: Bhupendra Rana)

Odisha's traditional drum and bell performers under Nikhila Utkal Sankirtan Mahasangha protest for their various demands in front of the State Assembly in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday. (PTI)

People of Odisha protest for their various demands in front of the State Assembly in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday. (PTI)

Odisha's traditional drum and bell performers under Nikhila Utkal Sankirtan Mahasangha protest for their various demands in front of the State Assembly in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday. (PTI)

Passenger fares and freight rates were left untouched today in the interim rail budget, which talks about plans about involvement of private sector and FDI as part of efforts to modernise the largest transport network in the country. (IE Photo: Anil Sharma)

Presenting the interim budget for four months in the Lok Sabha, Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge said an independent Rail Tariff Authority is being set up to rationalise fares and there was a proposal to expand dynamic pricing of tickets in line with the airline industry. (IE Photo: Anil Sharma)

Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Rajiv Shukla with Congress leader Ahmed Patel and Samajwadi Party leader Ram Gopal Yadav during the extended winter session in New Delhi on Wednesday. (IE Photo: Anil Sharma)

Union External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid with Ratu Inoke, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Fiji during the joint statement after a meeting in New Delhi on Wednesday. (PTI)