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News18 Afternoon Digest: Top-tier Security Cover in Delhi For G20 Summit; BJP Wins Both Tripura Bypoll Seats And Other Top Stories – News18

Last Updated: September 08, 2023, 12:15 IST

The 27-feet-tall ‘Nataraja’ statue made of ‘Ashtadhatu’ is installed at the Bharat Mandapam where the G20 summit is being held (Image: PTI)

Top news this afternoon: Air Hostess Murder: Accused Hangs Self Using Pants Inside Lockup in Andheri Police Stn; Jawan Box Office Day 1: SRK Film Earns Rs 75 Cr, Becomes Highest Bollywood Opener of All Time and more latest news

In today’s edition of News18 Afternoon Digest, we’re covering all the latest updates of the G20 Leaders’ Summit In Delhi. In other news, we’re also looking at the by-poll results of seven seats in six states among other news.

G20 Summit 2023 LIVE: Top-tier Security Cover in Delhi, Biden En Route to India; Kharge Not Invited For Welcome Dinner

India is on high alert as the G20 Summit is set to kick start on Friday. Top world leaders including US President Joe Biden, and UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, among other delegates will arrive in Delhi within the next 24 hours for the premier forum meet for international economic cooperation. FOLLOW LIVE UPDATES

Bypolls Results 2023 LIVE: BJP Wins Both Tripura Seats, Cong’s Chandy Oommen Ahead in Kerala’s Puthuppally

The counting of votes in seven assembly seats has begun. This will be a major test for the opposition alliance, INDIA, against the BJP-led NDA ahead of the polls in five states later this year and Lok Sabha elections in 2024. READ MORE

Air Hostess Murder: Accused Hangs Self Using Pants Inside Lockup in Andheri Police Stn

The accused in the air hostess murder case died by suicide by hanging himself using his pants while in the lockup at Andheri. READ MORE

G Marimuthu, Jailer Star And Popular Tamil Actor, Dies at 58 After Heart Attack

Popular Tamil actor and director G Marimuthu passed away at the age of 58 on Friday, September 8. The actor, who was last seen in Rajinikanth starrer Jailer, breathed his last at 8.30 am, after he collapsed while dubbing for his television show, titled ‘Ethirneechal’. READ MORE

Jawan Box Office Day 1: SRK Film Earns Rs 75 Cr, Becomes Highest Bollywood Opener of All Time

Jawan, starring Shah Rukh Khan, Nayanthara and Vijay Sethupathi, has broken all records at the box office by scoring the highest opening of all time in Bollywood. After beating Pathaan in advance sales, Jawan has also surpassed its opening record by earning over Rs 75 crore nett in India on day 1 for all languages. READ MORE

India Shrunk Financial Inclusion Targets from 47 Years to 6 With Digital Payment Infra: G20 Doc by World Bank

Without Digital Payment Infrastructure (DPI) such as Jan Dhan Bank accounts, Aadhaar, and Mobile phones (the JAM trinity), India may have taken 47 years to achieve financial inclusion rate of 80% which the country has achieved in just six years, says a G20 policy document prepared by the World Bank. News18 now has a copy of the document. READ MORE

Apple iPhone 15 Series India Sale Likely To Start From This Date: All Details

Apple iPhone 15 Launch: The Cupertino-based tech giant Apple is gearing up to host its ‘Wonderlust’ event on Tuesday, September 12. During this event, the company will introduce its latest iPhone 15 models, which include the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max/Ultra. READ MORE

‘Don’t Know What Najam Sethi is Smoking ‘: Harbhajan Slams Former PCB Chief for ‘India Afraid to Play Pakistan’ Remark

Former India spinner Harbhajan Singh has taken a shot at former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Najam Sethi for questioning whether India is afraid of playing and losing to arch-rivals Pakistan after he took a dig at BCCI secretary Jay Shah. READ MORE

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