A Look at Life in India Feb 28 2016


Labourers carry a basket packed with vegetables through a wholesale market in Kolkata, India, February 26, 2016. (Photo by Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters)



A man comes out from a temporary toilet installed on the banks of the Ganges river in Allahabad, India, February 26, 2016. (Photo by Jitendra Prakash/Reuters)



A labourer sprays water on a concrete at the construction site of a flyover on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, India, February 26, 2016. (Photo by Amit Dave/Reuters)



Workers fasten iron rods together at the construction site of a flyover on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, India, February 26, 2016. (Photo by Amit Dave/Reuters)



A labourer sprays water on a concrete at a construction site on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, India, February 26, 2016. India expects its economy to grow 7-7.75 percent in the fiscal year to March 2017, a key government report said on Friday, ahead of the presentation of the annual budget by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday. (Photo by Amit Dave/Reuters)



A vendor sprinkles water on his fish as he waits for customers between railway tracks in Kolkata, India, February 25, 2016. (Photo by Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters)



A worker unloads crushed stones from a goods wagon at a railway yard in Kolkata, India, February 25, 2016. (Photo by Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters)



Armed policemen stand guard at the partially damaged Munak canal, that supplies three-fifths of the water to Delhi, in Sonipat in the northern state of Haryana, India, February 24, 2016. A political ally of Prime Minister Narendra Modi was shouted down on Tuesday by a crowd angered by rioting in Haryana that destroyed businesses, paralysed transport and cut water supplies to metropolitan Delhi. The army on Monday retook control of the canal. (Photo by Cathal McNaughton/Reuters)



A man riding his motorbike crosses a railway track in Ahmedabad, India, February 24, 2016. (Photo by Amit Dave/Reuters)



A worker welds the door of a luggage compartment of a passenger train at a railway yard in Ahmedabad, India, February 24, 2016. (Photo by Amit Dave/Reuters)



A labourer works on a railway track during repairs and maintenance of the tracks in Ahmedabad, India, February 24, 2016. (Photo by Amit Dave/Reuters)



A man carries his bicycle as he crosses a railway track in Ahmedabad, India, February 24, 2016. India's federal-run railways will have to depend on more government support and borrowing to fix their finances in its budget on Thursday, with New Delhi reluctant to unveil steep fare hikes ahead of key state elections, officials said. (Photo by Amit Dave/Reuters)



Labourers work at the installation site of a new railway track on the outskirts of Agartala, India, February 22, 2016. (Photo by Jayanta Dey/Reuters)



A woman cover her head with a plastic bag as she crosses a road during a heavy downpour in Kolkata, India, February 24, 2016. (Photo by Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters)



A woman crosses a road during a heavy downpour in Kolkata, India, February 24, 2016. (Photo by Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters)



Oil tankers are seen parked at a yard outside a fuel depot on the outskirts of Kolkata in this February 3, 2015 file photo. Asia's oil markets are being upended as India's and China's refiners overtake once-dominant buyers like Japan and challenge the United States as the world's biggest consumer. (Photo by Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters)



A boy pushes a trolley with used brake drums at a second-hand automobile parts market in Kolkata, India, February 23, 2016. (Photo by Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters)



A suburban train passes through a slum area in Mumbai, India, February 17, 2016. (Photo by Shailesh Andrade/Reuters)



Demonstrators from the Jat community eat as they block the Delhi-Haryana national highway during a protest in New Delhi, India, February 21, 2016. India deployed thousands of troops in a northern state on Sunday to quell protests that have severely hit water supplies to Delhi, a city of more than 20 million people, forced factories to close and killed 10 people. The rioting in Haryana by the Jats, a rural caste, is symptomatic of increasingly fierce competition for government jobs and educational openings in India, whose growing population is set to overtake China's within a decade. (Photo by Adnan Abidi/Reuters)



A labourer carries a sack filled with sugar in a store at a wholesale market in Kolkata, India, February 15, 2016. India's wholesale prices fell for a 15th straight month in January, declining an annual 0.90 percent, driven down by tumbling oil prices, government data showed on Monday. (Photo by Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters)



Hindu priests hold traditional incense lamps as they perform a ritual known as “Aarti” on the banks of Sangam – the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati rivers – during the annual religious festival of Magh Mela in Allahabad, India, February 14, 2016. The festival is an annual religious event held during the Hindu month of Magh, when thousands of devotees take a holy dip at Sangam. (Photo by Jitendra Prakash/Reuters)



In this February 22, 2016, photo, Indians take a selfie in Mumbai's coastline. India is home to the highest number of people who have died while taking photos of themselves, with 19 of the world's 49 recorded selfie-linked deaths since 2014, according to San Francisco-based data service provider Priceonomics. The statistic may in part be due to India's sheer size, with 1.25 billion citizens and one of the world's fastest-growing smartphone markets. (Photo by Rafiq Maqbool/AP Photo)





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