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BS Web Team  | New Delhi 

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Live news updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated the 296-km-long Bundelkhand Expressway, which passes through seven districts of Uttar Pradesh and has been constructed at a cost of around Rs 14,850 crore. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath welcomed Modi by offering him a local 'Bundeli' stole at the inauguration ceremony at Kaitheri village in Orai tehsil of Jalaun district. Modi had laid the foundation stone for the construction of the expressway on February 29, 2020 and it has been completed in about 28 months.

Sri Lanka's ruling party has said they would nominate interim President to the presidency when the Parliament elects a new President on July 20. Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) General Secretary, Sagara Kariyawasam said on Friday in a statement that the SLPP would nominate Wickremesinghe and support him in the vote.

The third Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting began on Friday in Indonesia's Bali resort island, with the finance leaders seeking ways to tackle global economic threats impacted by the ongoing Russia- conflict.

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First Published: Sat, July 16 2022. 07:24 IST