Picture News April 2, 2019

Birbhum, India, April 2 – Workers load Voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT) machines in a truck, ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, in Birbhum. A VVPAT vending machine is an independent printing system connected to the electronic voting machines that allows voters to check that their votes are being cast as intended. The system will be used in the upcoming national elections to be held in seven phases starting from April 11. Votes will be counted on May 23. Photo courtesy of Pti Photo
Policemen and aviation experts investigate the wreckage of a business plane that crashed the day before near the Egelsbach airfield. Russian airline S7 Group said co-owner, Russia’s richest women, Natalia Fileva, with her husband, and her father was traveling in the single-engine, six-seat Epic LT aircraft that crashed and burned Sunday afternoon in a field as it approached the small airport at the German town of Egelsbach near Frankfurt. Photo courtesy of PTI Photo
Tokyo, Japan, April 2 – The Japanese public largely reacted favorably to Monday’s announcement of “Reiwa” as the country’s new era name, with many welcoming the use of a character meaning peace, calmness and harmony. An era name is used for the duration of an emperor’s reign, and the current Heisei era will end with the abdication of Emperor Akihito on April 30. Reiwa will commence on May 1, when Crown Prince Naruhito is enthroned. Photo courtesy of Kyodo
Mumbai, India, April 2 – A leopard is placed in a forest department van after it was rescued from an apartment in Marol area of Mumbai. A sub-adult leopard cub which entered a residential complex in Marol in Mumbai’s Andheri suburb was on Monday rescued by forest department staff. The two-year-old cub was found sleeping underneath a parked vehicle in the complex after which residents alerted police and forest department personnel. Photo courtesy of PTI Photo
ISRO successfully launched EMISAT and 28 other foreign satellites by PSLV-C45 from the second launch pad at this spaceport in Sriharikota. Photo courtesy of PTI Photo