Today in Pics: October 25,2013

Today in Pics: October 25,2013


In a shocking incident,a fire broke out in Accountant General of Central Revenue (AGCR) building in central Delhi on Friday. (IE photo: Amit Mehra)


The building is adjacent to the ITO crossing in the national capital. (IE photo: Amit Mehra)


According to reports,as many as 10 fire tenders have reached the spot and making attempts to douse the fire. There are no reports of any casualty. (IE photo: Amit Mehra)


Reports also said that the fire broke out on the fifth floor of the building. The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained. (IE photo: Amit Mehra)


Delhi's most wanted criminal Neetu Dabodia and two of his associates were killed in an encounter on October 25,ending a reign of terror in Delhi and NCR. Wanted in over 50 cases of contract killing,murder,extortion and kidnapping,Surendra Malik alias Neetu Dabodia alias Neetu Dabodhawas was a headache for Delhi and Haryana Police along with his associate Sandeep Chitania. (IE Photo: Tashi Tobgyal)


"With the killing of Dabodia,a reign of terror in Delhi and NCR has come to an end," a senior police official said. Chitania and Dabodia had fled from the custody of Haryana Police on April 2 last year. While Chitania was killed in an encounter by Haryana Police on May 17,Dabodia had been giving the police a slip and had been extorting money from businessmen in Delhi and Haryana. (IE Photo: Tashi Tobgyal)


Acting on a tip-off,the Special Cell of Delhi Police had laid a trap near Hotel Grand Hyatt in Vasant Kunj at around 10:30 PM when Surendra Malik,alias Neetu Dabodia,along with two of his associates came in a car there. (IE Photo: Tashi Tobgyal)


When police intercepted them and asked them to surrender,they allegedly rammed their car into the police vehicle and opened fire at them,S N Srivasatava,Special Commissioner,Special Cell,had said. (IE Photo: Tashi Tobgyal)


In retaliation,police fired at them injuring all the three,who were taken to AIIMS Trauma Care Centre where they were declared brought dead. While one of Dabodiya's associate was identified as Alok Gupta,the identity of the third one is yet to be established,Srivasatava said. (IE Photo: Tashi Tobgyal)


Onion prices continued to rule at a record Rs 100 per kg in parts of the country for the second day today as a hapless government waited for increased supply of new crops to reach the markets and stabilise rates. Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar again termed the crisis "temporary," even though onion prices have been rising since August. (IE Photo: Narendra Vaskar)


However,poll-bound Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said the situation was "very serious" and indicated her government will step in to try and rein in the situation. With Delhi having a history of incumbent governments losing elections when onion rates are abnormally high,Dikshit petitioned Pawar and Food Minister K V Thomas for urgent steps to boost supplies and control rates. (IE Photo: Narendra Vaskar)


Reports from Delhi,Mumbai,Patna and Chandigarh said the staple commodity was ruling between Rs 90-100 per kg,while in most other cities,onions were sold at Rs 70-80 per kg. According to data compiled by the Consumer Affairs Ministry of 57 major cities,average onion prices rose by Rs 5 to Rs 75 per kg,with the maximum increase of Rs 90 per kg in Jammu. (IE Photo: Narendra Vaskar)


Legendary playback singer Manna Dey,who mesmerised generations of listeners with his inimitable voice for over five decades with hits like 'ay mere pyara watan','laaga chunri me daag' and 'poocho na kaise',died at a hospital in Bengaluru on October 24 at the age of 94 after prolonged illness.
Manna Dey's fans paid their tribute to the sand sculpture of the singing legend in Mumbai. (IE Photo: Praveen Khanna)


Dey,who was in and out of Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospital in the last five months for respiratory and renal problems,died of cardiac arrest with his daughter Shumita Deb and son-in-law Jnanranjan Deb by his bedside when the end came at 3.50 AM. (IE Photo: Praveen Khanna)


The mortal remains of Dey,whose unique voice lent a rare dimension to his persona,were cremated at Hebbal crematorium here with Jnanranjan Deb performing the last rites with none from the Bollywood fraternity or government present. (IE Photo: Praveen Khanna)


Born in Kolkata in 1919,Dey sang over 3,500 songs in Hindi,Bengali,Gujarati,Marathi,Malayalam,Kannada and Assamese films before quitting movies in the '90s. (IE Photo: Praveen Khanna)


Indian classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj was felicitated with Pandit Bhimsen Joshi Lifetime Achievement Award at Shanmukhananda hall in Sion for his contribution to the field of classical music. (IE Photo: Prashant Nadkar)


Maharashtra deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar along with minister for Rural Development Jayant Patil felicitated Pandit Jasraj with the award. (IE Photo: Prashant Nadkar)


Pandit Jasraj belongs to the Mewati gharana of Hindustani classical music. (IE Photo: Prashant Nadkar)