Protests in Madurai, last Jedi and other news in pictures


Protests in Madurai

Several post-graduate (PG) students of Madurai Medical College staged a protest on the streets of Madurai against the Tamil Nadu government's decision to recruit more than 700 doctors through a walk-in interview, in alleged violation of norms. The students were afraid of their own prospects being jeopardized

India vs Sri Lanka first ODI

Indian ODI squad at HPCA stadium during the first ODI match against Sri Lanka in Dharamshala on Sunday.   | Photo Credit: Akhilesh Kumar

After a gruelling Test series, India and Sri Lanka clash for a three-match ODI series starting in Dharamsala on Sunday. With Virat Kohli being rested for the ODI and Twenty20 series, Rohit Sharma is leading the Indian side. Shreyas Iyer is making his ODI debut on Sunday.
'Last Jedi' premiere

A 'BB8' on the red carpet at the world premiere of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'   

Stormtroopers marched the red carpet as Star Wars music blared and fans cheered on Saturday at the world premiere of latest installment in the beloved space opera francise.
The elaborate premiere for Star Wars- The Last Jedi included a procession of Stormtroopers and a squad of elite guards clad in red armor walking the red carpet.

Fire fighters continue to fight a massive wildfire north of Los Angeles, near Ojai in California.  

After a five-day siege, some Californians were finally able to return home to inspect the damage wrought by the wildfires, which forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee and destroyed some 700 structures including multimillion dollar mansions.

New Zealand vs West Indies, Day 2

New Zealand players celebrate the wicket of Shimron Hetmyer of the West Indies during day two of the second Test cricket match at Seddon Park in Hamilton  

The West Indies were 87 for two in reply to New Zealand's first innings 373 when rain sent the players from the field on day two of the second Test in Hamilton on Sunday.
Kraigg Brathwaite was not out 45 with Shai Hope on 14.

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