Today In Pics: October 29,2013

Today In Pics: October 29,2013

Raghuram Rajan

Inflation worries today forced the Governor Raghuram Rajan-led Reserve Bank of India (RBI),in its second quarter monetary policy review,to continue its firm stance and hike the short-term lending (repo) rate by 0.25 per cent,a step that will make corporate and consumer loans more expensive. (IE Photo: Ganesh Shirsekar)

Raghuram Rajan

The RBI monetary policy stance and measures,Raghuram Rajan said,"are intended to curb mounting inflationary pressures and manage inflation expectations in a situation of weak growth. (IE Photo: Ganesh Shirsekar)

Nitish Kumar

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today hit back at Narendra Modi,comparing him to Hitler and said his desperate dream to unfurl national flag at Red Fort would remain unfulfilled.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar at 'Chintan Shivir' in Rajgir on Monday. (IE Photo: Neeraj Priyadarshi)

Nitish Kumar

Nitish Kumar said Modi neither has "sweetness in his voice" nor "patience" required of somebody aspiring for the top post and questioned his knowledge of history.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar at 'Chintan Shivir' in Rajgir on Monday. (IE Photo: Neeraj Priyadarshi)

Gandhi Maidan

Hours after Bihar police recovered a live bomb from Gandhi Maidan in Patna,another bomb was recovered from the same venue on late Tuesday afternoon. (PTI)

Bomb Disposal Squad

Earlier in the day,a bomb was recovered from there and defused.
A Bomb Disposal Squad member returns after defusing a live bomb found at Gandhi Maidan in Patna on Tuesday. (PTI)

Narendra Modi

The development comes two days after serial blasts targeted Narendra Modi's rally at the same venue,killing six people and injuring 90 others on Sunday. (IE Photo: Neeraj Priyadarshi)

NSG commandos

"A suspicious object was recovered which was found to be a bomb during scanning," Superintendent of Police (City) Jayant Kant told reporters.
NSG commandos collecting samples after a live bomb was found at Gandhi Maidan in Patna on Tuesday. (PTI)

Gandhi Maidan

The bomb has been defused and an operation to sanitise the Gandhi Maidan was on,Superintendent of Police (City) Jayant Kant said. (PTI)


Notably,Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde was expected to visit Patna earlier today. However,his visit was cancelled following the unavailability of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.
Union Home Secretary Anil Goswami and NIA DG Sharad Kumar during a visit to the blast sites at Gandhi Maidan in Patna on Tuesday. (PTI)


In a symbolic protest against her government's "inaction" to contain rocketing onion prices,Delhi BJP leader Vijay Jolly presented a basket of the kitchen staple to Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit as "Diwali gift".
Jolly,who had unsuccessfully contested against Dikshit in 2008 assembly elections,said he decided to gift the onions after knowing that the chief minister "had not eaten" the kitchen staple for weeks. (IE Photo: Praveen Khanna)


Under attack from the opposition over skyrocketing onion prices,Delhi government started selling the kitchen staple through 125 mobile vans across the city at rates of Rs 50-55 per kg. Food and Civil Supplies department officials said that the mobile vans would be selling onions at over 500 points across the city. (IE Photo: Prashant Nadkar)


Rajendra Sharma,president of the Delhi Agricultural Produce Market Committee,which operates the Azadpur wholesale fruit and vegetable market,said the city received a supply of 2,000 tonnes of onion today against the average daily consumption of around 900 tonnes. (IE Photo: Prashant Nadkar)


"There is no problem of availability of onions in Delhi. Retail prices will definitely come down as supply has improved significantly," he said. The retail rate for onions continued to remain between Rs 80-90 at various markets across the city. (IE Photo: Prashant Nadkar)


While uncertainty marks the commissioning of several transport infrastructure projects scheduled to be completed this year,the city's development authority is confident that the much-delayed Chembur-Wadala monorail will at least be opened to public this December. (IE Photo: Ganesh Shirsekar)


Last week,a team of senior executives of Malaysia's Scomi Engineering and India's Larsen & Toubro,which together are in charge of the monorail,visited the project site and assured the development authority that the country's first monorail can be commissioned in December. (IE Photo: Ganesh Shirsekar)


UPS Madan,metropolitan commissioner at the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA),said,"We had called the chairman of Scomi and other higher management last week and they said the issues at hand would be sorted out by December. We hope to start the monorail this year." (IE Photo: Ganesh Shirsekar)


Noted social activist Medha Patkar today termed Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's model of development as a "corporate model" where poor people have lost their land to big corporate houses. (IE Photo: Partha Paul)


"If its Modi model of Gujarat,then its corporate model. The people are fighting in every district of Gujarat where their land has been given to corporates. People are fighting in Narmada for their land," Patkar said at the sidelines of a function here. (IE Photo: Partha Paul)


"Modi is the prime ministerial candidate of a national party,which is their (party's) right. But we Indians would like to have Gandhian model of economy and development in our country,which means production by masses and not mass production. Which means humane approach and justice to masses," she said. (IE Photo: Partha Paul)


Patkar claimed that any industry desirous of project in Gujarat is being given land by "snatching" it away from the poor without caring for their rehabilitation. (IE Photo: Partha Paul)


Patkar alleged that the Gujarat chief minister is spreading lies in public meetings over the Sardar Sarovar Project on Narmada river. (IE Photo: Partha Paul)


"Modi in two gatherings claimed that Maharastra and Madhya Pradesh is losing free electricity because the dam is not permitted to go ahead by 17 metres. It is actually not that. Nobody is getting free electricity from the Sardar Sarovar Monstrous dams," said Patkar. (IE Photo: Partha Paul)