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From Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s wife Yuko Kishida to IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva, several top foreign dignitaries donned traditional Indian ensembles at the G20 Dinner hosted by President Droupadi Murmu on Saturday night.

Yuko Kishida, wife of Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, on Saturday opted for an Indian attire at the dinner hosted by President Droupadi Murmu at Bharat Mandapam for the G20 leaders.

Yuko Kishida wore a emerald green coloured silk saree, with golden work and border on it.

She paired it with a magenta pink blouse with a matching border as that of the saree.

Yuko completed the look with a clutch, a bindi and earrings. She kept her hair tied in a bun. 

A picture of her along with her husband, President Murmu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi went viral on the internet.

The G20 Summit kicked off at the Bharat Mandapam here on Saturday. On the first day, of the two-day Summit, in a major breakthrough, the New Delhi Leaders’ Summit Declaration was adopted after consensus was reached among member states.

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Leaders from the G20 major economies are gathering in New Delhi, to tackle pressing global issues amidst a divisive geopolitical climate due to the Ukraine conflict.

Managing Director of IMF, Kristalina Georgieva arrives at IGI Airport. (ANI)
MoS Commerce and Industry Anupriya Patel receives European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. (ANI)
Minister of Finance, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed Abdullah Abdulaziz Al- Jadaan arrives. (ANI)
Mauritius PM Pravind Kumar Jugnauth poses for a picture with his wife Kobita Ramdanee. (ANI)
Secretary-General of OECD, MathiasCormann in Delhi for G20 summit.

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Yellow alert for storms issued  in UK

The gusts on the south coast could reach speeds of up to 60mph in the most exposed areas…reports Asian Lite News

Heavy downpours and strong winds are due to pelt parts of the UK, according to two Met Office yellow weather warnings. The alerts cover the entire south coast of England, as well as most of Wales, the Midlands and parts of the North on Wednesday.

A wind warning covers coastal southern areas of England from 4am to 6pm, while thunderstorms and heavy showers could batter cities including Nottingham, Oxford and areas of London, according to the second warning, which runs from 9am until 7pm.

The gusts on the south coast could reach speeds of up to 60mph in the most exposed areas.

The “unseasonably windy” conditions are expected to disrupt travel by delaying trains and ferries, as well as affecting roads, with some flooding predicted due to the slow-moving storms.

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GALLERY: India @ 74th R-Day

It was commanded by the Parade Commander, Lieutenant General Dheeraj Seth, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, second generation Army officer…reports Asian Lite News

At the Republic Day parade in the national capital on Thursday, 23 tableaux — 17 from states and union territories and six from various ministries and departments — rolled down the Kartavya Path showing a plethora of cultures from across the country and bringing the boulevard alive with song and dance.

The parade was kicked off in Delhi by the guest contingent of the Egyptian Armed Forces, followed by a show of strength by the Indian Armed Forces.

Only made-in-India weapons are on display this year.

The indigenous 105-mm Indian Field Guns (IFG) offered the 21-gun salute to President Droupadi Murmu.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed President Murmu and her Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, the ceremony’s chief guest.

The parade, which began at around 10.30 a.m., is showcasing the country’s growing indigenous capabilities, women power and the
emergence of a ‘New India’.

It was commanded by the Parade Commander, Lieutenant General Dheeraj Seth, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, second generation Army officer.

Major General Bhavnish Kumar Parade, Chief of Staff, Headquarters Delhi Area, was second-in-command.

Param Vir Chakra winner Subedar Major (Honorary Captain) Bana Singh, 8 JAK LI (Retd); Subedar Maj (Honorary Captain) Yogendra Singh Yadav, 18 Grenadiers (Retd); ubedar (Honorary Lt) Sanjay Kumar, 13 JAK Rifles; and Ashoka Chakra winner Maj Gen CA Pithawala (Retd) were on a jeep behind Deputy Parade Commander Col D Sriram Kumar and Lt. Col. Jas Ram Singh (Retd).

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28th Kolkata International Film Festival inauguration ceremony at Netaji Indoor Stadium on December 15,2022 (Photo:Pallav Paliwal)

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Queen Elizabeth formally acceded to the throne in February, 1952, when her father died. She was the sixth female to ascend to the British throne. In 2015, she surpassed the record set by her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria, who ruled for 63 years and seven months, to become the longest-reigning monarch in British history.

Born on April 21, 1926 in London, she was the elder daughter of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. Her birth name was Elizabeth Alexandra Mary – she was named after her mother Queen Elizabeth, her paternal great-grandmother Queen Alexandra and her paternal grandmother Queen Mary. She got married to Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, on November 20, 1947.

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Gallery: INDIA @75

As India completes 75 years of independence, it has emerged as a confident, strong nation holding its own in the comity of nations. India at 75, is proud of its past, but it has its eyes on the future. Umar Ganie / Ravi Shankar Vyas / IANS

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Members of the Vienna Philharmonic perform during the Summer Night Concert at the park of Schoenbrunn Palace in Vienna, Austria. The Summer Night Concert 2022 was staged here by the Vienna Philharmonic. (Xinhua/Guo Chen)


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Gallery: ILA Berlin Air Show

People watch the flying display of a Eurofighter Typhoon at the ILA Berlin Air Show in Schoenefeld, Germany, on June 22, 2022. With the participation of about 550 exhibitors from about 30 countries and regions, the ILA Berlin Air Show kicked off here on Wednesday. (Xinhua/Shan Yuqi)

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“Absolutely delighted that the Elizabeth Line has opened to the public today,” said Prime Minister Boris Johnson. “Long-term investment in UK infrastructure pays off – with this project alone supporting 55,000 new jobs, 1,000 apprenticeships, and forecast to boost the UK economy by £42bn.” Others joined the ride today include Mayor Sadiq Khan and Deputy Mayor Rajesh Agrawal