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Today in Pics: October 23,2013

Diwali

As Diwali approaches,a girl buys lantern in Thane. (IE Photo: Deepak Joshi)

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People busy preparing lanterns ahead of Diwali,festival of lights. (IE Photo: Deepak Joshi)

Harsh Vardhan

Delhi BJP CM candidate Harsh Vardhan seeks blessings from his mother at his residence in Krishnagar,East Delhi before leaving for BJP parliamentary meeting where his candidature was announced for the forthcoming Delhi polls in new Delhi on Wednesday. (IE Photo: Amit Mehra)

Harsh Vardhan

Ending uncertainty,Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday announced the name of former Health Minister Harsh Vardhan as its Chief Ministerial candidate for Delhi Assembly polls.
Harsh Vardhan with Vijay Goel at the BJP headquarters in New Delhi on Wednesday. (IE Photo: Renuka Puri)

Vijay Goel

Notwithstanding strong opposition from its city unit head Vijay Goel,BJP President Rajnath Singh made the announcement.
BJP senior Leader L K Advani,Rajnath Singh,Sushma Swaraj,Arun Jaitley along with Vijay Goel and Harsh Vardhan at the BJP headquarters in New Delhi on Wednesday. (IE Photo: Renuka Puri)

Vijay Goel

Rajnath Singh said that Delhi BJP president Vijay Goel has accepted this decision. He asserted that BJP will form the next government in Delhi. Also present on the occasion was BJP patriarch L K Advani who said,"BJP's first victory was the New Delhi Lok Sabha seat. So this city is important to us."
Vijay Goel greets Harsh Vardhan at the BJP headquarters in New Delhi on Wednesday. (IE Photo: Renuka Puri)

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There is a huge demand for tickets from fans across the world,including US,to watch Sachin Tendulkar's 200th and farewell Test at the Wankhede Stadium here next month leading to a tricky situation to accommodate all,said Mumbai Cricket Association chief Sharad Pawar. (IE Photo: Dilip Kagda)

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The MCA chief,however,denied news reports that Tendulkar had demanded 2000 tickets for the game. "He has not asked for a single ticket but the MCA managing committee has taken a decision yesterday that we will give him 500 tickets," said Pawar. (IE Photo: Dilip Kagda)

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The former BCCI president said that to mark the occasion MCA was planning quite a few measures like printing the tickets with Tendulkar's photo on both sides,coming out with a souvenir dedicated to the champion batsman etc. (IE Photo: Dilip Kagda)

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When a question was put to him about allowing Shah Rukh Khan to watch the game,Pawar played safe and said all those people who have not been stopped from entering the MCA's premises can come and witness the Test match. The Bollywood actor was banned by MCA for five years from entering the Wankhede Stadium for creating a ruckus during an IPL game in 2012 by the previous regime. (IE Photo: Dilip Kagda)

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More than 1000 constables of 47th batch at the Marole Police Training School graduated on October 22 in Anddheri,Mumbai. (IE Photo: Prashant Nadkar)

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The recruits of 47th batch had been training at the Marole Police Training School for the last 9 months. (IE Photo: Prashant Nadkar)

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The graduating constables perform during the passing out parade. (IE Photo: Prashant Nadkar)

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The graduating constables perform a cultural program at Marol Police Training School in Andheri. (IE Photo: Prashant Nadkar)

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Police constables celebrate during the graduation day parade at the Marol Police Training School in Andheri Mumbai. (IE Photo: Prashant Nadkar)

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The graduating constables perform during the passing out parade. (IE Photo: Prashant Nadkar)