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People News Roundup: Washington pays respects to Bush as he lies in state at Capitol


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Updated: 04-12-2018 14:50 IST
People News Roundup: Washington pays respects to Bush as he lies in state at Capitol

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Washington pays respects to Bush as he lies in state at Capitol

Washington's political elite paid tribute to former U.S. President George H.W. Bush as his body lay in state in the Capitol on Monday, evoking a bygone era of bipartisan civility in American politics. Before a grieving Bush family and with hands on hearts, members of Bush's Cabinet, lawmakers, the vice president and Supreme Court justices honored the 41st president as his flag-draped casket entered the soaring Capitol Rotunda for the first official ceremony.

Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas to marry in traditional Hindu ceremony

U.S. singer Nick Jonas and "Quantico" actor Priyanka Chopra will be married in a traditional Hindu ceremony today, the culmination of a three-day long wedding celebration that featured cricket matches and Bollywood songs, all taking place in a heritage Indian palace atop a hill. The couple exchanged vows in a Christian ceremony on Saturday, wearing custom-made Ralph Lauren clothes, and later shared pictures on their social media of a pre-wedding ritual, the mehendi ceremony, which involves applying henna on the bride's hands as a good omen.

(With inputs from Reuters)

(With inputs from agencies.)