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Day in Photos - October 17: Durga Ashtami; Aus Vs Pak Cricket; Sabarimala Protests

India | PTI | October 17, 2018, 5:15 pm
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 Kolkata: Former Indian cricket team captain and CAB (Cricket Association of Bengal) President Sourav Ganguly at a Durga puja pandal on the occasion of 'Maha Astami' of Durga Puja festival, in Kolkata, Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018. (Image: PTI)

Kolkata: Former Indian cricket team captain and CAB (Cricket Association of Bengal) President Sourav Ganguly at a Durga puja pandal on the occasion of 'Maha Astami' of Durga Puja festival, in Kolkata, Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018. (Image: PTI)

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 Abu Dhabi: Australia's Mitchell Starc and his teammates celebrate the dismissal of Pakistan's Muhammad Hafeez during their test match in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. (Image: AP)

Abu Dhabi: Australia's Mitchell Starc and his teammates celebrate the dismissal of Pakistan's Muhammad Hafeez during their test match in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. (Image: AP)

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 Sabarimala: Ayyappa Temple head priest (Tantri) Kandararu Rajeevaru gestures at devotees who were staging a protest against the Supreme Court verdict on entry of women, as he arrives on the opening day of the Sabarimala Temple in Kerala, Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018. (Image: PTI)

Sabarimala: Ayyappa Temple head priest (Tantri) Kandararu Rajeevaru gestures at devotees who were staging a protest against the Supreme Court verdict on entry of women, as he arrives on the opening day of the Sabarimala Temple in Kerala, Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018. (Image: PTI)

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 Jabalpur: People carry effigies of demon king Ravan for the upcoming Hindu festival of Dussehra, in Jabalpur, Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018. (Image: PTI)

Jabalpur: People carry effigies of demon king Ravan for the upcoming Hindu festival of Dussehra, in Jabalpur, Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018. (Image: PTI)

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 Pathanamthitta: An elderly woman on her way to Sabarimala Temple as police personnel stand on guard, in Pathanamthitta, Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018. Sabarimala Temple is open to women of all age groups for the first time since Supreme Court announced its verdict. (Image: PTI)

Pathanamthitta: An elderly woman on her way to Sabarimala Temple as police personnel stand on guard, in Pathanamthitta, Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018. Sabarimala Temple is open to women of all age groups for the first time since Supreme Court announced its verdict. (Image: PTI)

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 Abu Dhabi: Pakistan's Mohammad Abbas celebrates dismissal of Australia's Shaun Marsh during their test match in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. (Image: AP)

Abu Dhabi: Pakistan's Mohammad Abbas celebrates dismissal of Australia's Shaun Marsh during their test match in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. (Image: AP)

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 New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi welcomes veteran BJP leader Jaswant Singh’s son Manvendra Singh as he joins Congress party, in New Delhi, Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018. (Image: PTI)

New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi welcomes veteran BJP leader Jaswant Singh’s son Manvendra Singh as he joins Congress party, in New Delhi, Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018. (Image: PTI)

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 Kolkata: A priest offers Maha Ashtami

Kolkata: A priest offers Maha Ashtami "Sandhi Puja" at a Puja pandal during the ongoing Durga Puja festival, in Kolkata, Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018. (Image: PTI)

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 Allahabad: Rashtriya Rakshak Samuh activists cover Allahabad Railway Junction board with poster of 'Prayagraj' as Uttar Pradesh government Cabinet approves renaming of the city 'Allahabad' to 'Prayagraj' ahead of Kumbh Mela, in Allahabad, Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018. (Image: PTI)

Allahabad: Rashtriya Rakshak Samuh activists cover Allahabad Railway Junction board with poster of 'Prayagraj' as Uttar Pradesh government Cabinet approves renaming of the city 'Allahabad' to 'Prayagraj' ahead of Kumbh Mela, in Allahabad, Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018. (Image: PTI)

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 Ranchi: Nepali devotees offer ritual and prayers on the occasion of 'Maha Ashtmi', during the ongoing Durga Puja festival, at Jharkhand in Ranchi, Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018. (Image: PTI)

Ranchi: Nepali devotees offer ritual and prayers on the occasion of 'Maha Ashtmi', during the ongoing Durga Puja festival, at Jharkhand in Ranchi, Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018. (Image: PTI)

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 Hyderabad: Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni leaves from RGI Airport as fans gather around him, in Hyderabad, Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018. (Image: PTI)

Hyderabad: Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni leaves from RGI Airport as fans gather around him, in Hyderabad, Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018. (Image: PTI)

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 Patna: Devotees seek blessings from a girl child during 'Kumari Puja' ritual during Maha Ashtami, at Ram Krishna Ashram in Patna, Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018. (Image: PTI)

Patna: Devotees seek blessings from a girl child during 'Kumari Puja' ritual during Maha Ashtami, at Ram Krishna Ashram in Patna, Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018. (Image: PTI)

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 Srinagar: Senior Police officers carry the coffin of their colleague constable Kamal Kishore, who was killed in an encounter with militants at Fateh Kadal, during wreath-laying ceremony, in Srinagar, Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018. A policeman of Special Opration Group (SOG) three militants including a over ground worker (OGW) were killed in gunbattle. (Image: PTI)

Srinagar: Senior Police officers carry the coffin of their colleague constable Kamal Kishore, who was killed in an encounter with militants at Fateh Kadal, during wreath-laying ceremony, in Srinagar, Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018. A policeman of Special Opration Group (SOG) three militants including a over ground worker (OGW) were killed in gunbattle. (Image: PTI)

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 Kolkata: Devotees carries girls to seek their blessings as a part of Durga puja celebrations, in Kolkata, Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018. (Image: PTI)

Kolkata: Devotees carries girls to seek their blessings as a part of Durga puja celebrations, in Kolkata, Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018. (Image: PTI)

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 Lahore: Unidentified relatives of Mohammad Imran coveted of killing eight children avoid the media in a van while arrivIng to receive his body at a prison in Lahore, Pakistan, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. Mohammad Imran, a serial killer of eight children, was executed Wednesday morning after the country's top court rejected a request for his public hanging, officials said. (Image: AP)

Lahore: Unidentified relatives of Mohammad Imran coveted of killing eight children avoid the media in a van while arrivIng to receive his body at a prison in Lahore, Pakistan, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. Mohammad Imran, a serial killer of eight children, was executed Wednesday morning after the country's top court rejected a request for his public hanging, officials said. (Image: AP)

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 Mumbai: Union Minister of Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi hoists a tricolour during a flag-hoisting ceremony, at Haj House in Mumbai, Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018. (Image: PTI)

Mumbai: Union Minister of Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi hoists a tricolour during a flag-hoisting ceremony, at Haj House in Mumbai, Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018. (Image: PTI)

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 Mumbai: A top angle view of the Mumbai city, Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018. (Image: PTI)

Mumbai: A top angle view of the Mumbai city, Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018. (Image: PTI)

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