Preparations for Trump’s visit and AAP 3.0 takes charge: India this week

From Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Arvind Kejriwal taking charge on the Delhi government for the third time with their second landslide victory to preparations for US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump’s maiden visit to India; a roundup of top photos from across the country.

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Earthmovers remove debris from the Yamuna river bed near Taj Mahal, ahead of the US President Donald Trump’s visit, in Agra, Uttar Pradesh. (PTI)

Earthmovers remove debris from the Yamuna river bed near Taj Mahal, ahead of the US President Donald Trump’s visit, in Agra, Uttar Pradesh. (PTI)

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A group of elderly women protesters interact with police officers to seek permission for a march and meeting with Home Minister Amit Shah, at Shaheen Bagh, in New Delhi. (Burhaan Kinu / HT Photo)

A group of elderly women protesters interact with police officers to seek permission for a march and meeting with Home Minister Amit Shah, at Shaheen Bagh, in New Delhi. (Burhaan Kinu / HT Photo)

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Lt. Col. Seema Singh (2L) and other women army personnel show victory signs after the apex court’s decision to apply permanent commission to women officers in the Indian Army, in New Delhi. In a landmark victory for gender equality, the Supreme Court paved the way for them to get command postings and parity with male counterparts in promotions, ranks, benefits and pensions. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

Lt. Col. Seema Singh (2L) and other women army personnel show victory signs after the apex court’s decision to apply permanent commission to women officers in the Indian Army, in New Delhi. In a landmark victory for gender equality, the Supreme Court paved the way for them to get command postings and parity with male counterparts in promotions, ranks, benefits and pensions. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

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Indians who were air-lifted from Wuhan following the outbreak of the deadly novel coronavirus (COVID-19), wait to collect release certificates before leaving from the ITBP quarantine facility, at Chhawla, near Najafgarh, in New Delhi. (Vipin Kumar / HT Photo)

Indians who were air-lifted from Wuhan following the outbreak of the deadly novel coronavirus (COVID-19), wait to collect release certificates before leaving from the ITBP quarantine facility, at Chhawla, near Najafgarh, in New Delhi. (Vipin Kumar / HT Photo)

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A model displays creations by Rajdeep Ranawat during Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai, Maharashtra. (Rafiq Maqbool / AP)

A model displays creations by Rajdeep Ranawat during Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai, Maharashtra. (Rafiq Maqbool / AP)

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AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal addresses the gathering during his speech after he was sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Delhi for the third time, at Ramlila Maidan, in New Delhi. (Arvind Yadav / HT Photo)

AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal addresses the gathering during his speech after he was sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Delhi for the third time, at Ramlila Maidan, in New Delhi. (Arvind Yadav / HT Photo)

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Supreme Court appointed interlocutors Sanjay Hegde (L) and Sadhana Ramachandran (R) interact with anti-CAA, NRC and NPR demonstrators who have been on an indefinite sit-in, at Shaheen Bagh, in New Delhi. (Burhaan Kinu / HT Photo)

Supreme Court appointed interlocutors Sanjay Hegde (L) and Sadhana Ramachandran (R) interact with anti-CAA, NRC and NPR demonstrators who have been on an indefinite sit-in, at Shaheen Bagh, in New Delhi. (Burhaan Kinu / HT Photo)

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Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers ride their camels past hoardings with the images of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, as they take part in a rehearsal for a road show ahead of Trump's visit, in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. (Amit Dave / REUTERS)

Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers ride their camels past hoardings with the images of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, as they take part in a rehearsal for a road show ahead of Trump's visit, in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. (Amit Dave / REUTERS)

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Snow covered apple trees and vegetation after fresh snowfall, in Golo village of Kotkhai in Shimla district, Himachal Pradesh. (Deepak Sansta / HT Photo)

Snow covered apple trees and vegetation after fresh snowfall, in Golo village of Kotkhai in Shimla district, Himachal Pradesh. (Deepak Sansta / HT Photo)

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Residents walk past a mural painted on a building at a slum clearance board residential community in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. (Arun Sankar / AFP)

Residents walk past a mural painted on a building at a slum clearance board residential community in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. (Arun Sankar / AFP)

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The referee shakes hands with Indian wrestler Ravi Kumar (in blue) after a bout with Tugs Batjargal of Mongolia during the Senior Asian Wrestling Championship, at IGI Stadium, in New Delhi. (Vipin Kumar / HT Photo)

The referee shakes hands with Indian wrestler Ravi Kumar (in blue) after a bout with Tugs Batjargal of Mongolia during the Senior Asian Wrestling Championship, at IGI Stadium, in New Delhi. (Vipin Kumar / HT Photo)

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Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Manish Sisodia is surrounded by media as he takes charge of his office, at Delhi Secretariat, in New Delhi. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Manish Sisodia is surrounded by media as he takes charge of his office, at Delhi Secretariat, in New Delhi. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

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The humanoid robot Sophia, developed by Hong Kong based company Hanson Robotics, appears on stage in front of students and other professionals during a meeting session organised about artificial intelligence in Kolkata, West Bengal. (Dibyangshu Sarkar / AFP)

The humanoid robot Sophia, developed by Hong Kong based company Hanson Robotics, appears on stage in front of students and other professionals during a meeting session organised about artificial intelligence in Kolkata, West Bengal. (Dibyangshu Sarkar / AFP)

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A Hindu devotee of Lord Shiva holds a human skull and bone while taking part in a religious procession to mark the Hindu festival of Maha Shivratri in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh. (Sanjay Kanojia / AFP)

A Hindu devotee of Lord Shiva holds a human skull and bone while taking part in a religious procession to mark the Hindu festival of Maha Shivratri in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh. (Sanjay Kanojia / AFP)

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Smoke rises from the GST Bhavan after a fire broke out on its eighth floor, in Mazgaon area of Mumbai, Maharashtra. (Kunal Patil / PTI)

Smoke rises from the GST Bhavan after a fire broke out on its eighth floor, in Mazgaon area of Mumbai, Maharashtra. (Kunal Patil / PTI)

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Members of the Sri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra, the trust setup to oversee construction of the Ram Temple at Ayodhya, during its first meeting at Greater Kailash - I in New Delhi. Ram Janam Bhoomi Nyas chief Mahant Nritya Gopal Das (2nd from R) is also seen. (Kamal Singh / PTI)

Members of the Sri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra, the trust setup to oversee construction of the Ram Temple at Ayodhya, during its first meeting at Greater Kailash - I in New Delhi. Ram Janam Bhoomi Nyas chief Mahant Nritya Gopal Das (2nd from R) is also seen. (Kamal Singh / PTI)

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A labourer rests after unloading watermelons at Gaddiannaram wholesale fruit market in Hyderabad, Telangana. (Noah Seelam / AFP)

A labourer rests after unloading watermelons at Gaddiannaram wholesale fruit market in Hyderabad, Telangana. (Noah Seelam / AFP)

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Policemen inspect the mangled remains of a Kerala State Road Transport Corporation bus which collided head-on with a container lorry near Tamil Nadu's Avinashi town, in Tirupur district, 40 kms from Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. As many as 48 passengers were on board the bus that was proceeding to Ernakulam from Bengaluru. At least 20 were killed. (PTI)

Policemen inspect the mangled remains of a Kerala State Road Transport Corporation bus which collided head-on with a container lorry near Tamil Nadu's Avinashi town, in Tirupur district, 40 kms from Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. As many as 48 passengers were on board the bus that was proceeding to Ernakulam from Bengaluru. At least 20 were killed. (PTI)

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An aerial view of Sardar Patel Stadium, which is expected to be inaugurated by US President Donald Trump on his maiden visit to India on February 24 , in Motera, Gujarat. (PTI)

An aerial view of Sardar Patel Stadium, which is expected to be inaugurated by US President Donald Trump on his maiden visit to India on February 24 , in Motera, Gujarat. (PTI)

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray in New Delhi. This was Thackeray’s first visit to the national capital after taking over as the chief minister of Maharashtra.He later met Congress President Sonia Gandhi and veteran BJP leader L K Advani. (PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray in New Delhi. This was Thackeray’s first visit to the national capital after taking over as the chief minister of Maharashtra.He later met Congress President Sonia Gandhi and veteran BJP leader L K Advani. (PTI)

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