Prime Minister Narendra Modi is offered sweets by his mother as he meets her on the occasion of his 64th Birthday. Photo: PTI

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, right, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Xi’s wife Peng Liyuan. Photo: AP

BJP president Amit Shah during the Gorata Shaheed Smarak bhoomi pujan in Bidar, Karnataka, on Wednesday. — PTI

A file photograph of former Assam DGP Shankar Barua. — PTI

Rajasthan Congress president Sachin Pilot celebrates the party’s victory in the bypolls in Jaipur on Tuesday. — PTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves after party workers meeting at Tri mandir at Ahmedabad- Gandinagar highway in Gujarat -PTI

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, right, shares a lighter moment with Chinese President Xi Jinping during their meeting AP

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Imran Khan calls for ‘Day of Deliverance’tomorrow

The Pakistani government and protesters were once again headed on collision course with Imran Khan declaring Friday as a “Day of Deliverance” and a defiant PM Nawaz Sharif saying he will not resign on

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India, China sign MoUs to increase rail cooperation

Close on the heels of India joining hands with Japan for the first bullet train project, another pact was signed on Thursday with China to take up feasibility study on a stretch to be identified later

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In Rome, Caesar’s rooms open for 1st time

Lavishly frescoed rooms in the houses of the Roman Emperor Augustus and his wife Livia are opening for the first time to the public on Thursday, after years of painstaking restoration.

Sports

Gilchrist gets another chance to keep to Warne

Australian cricket legends Shane Warne, Adam Gilchrist and Ricky Ponting are set to team up once again for an exhibition cricket match in December.

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J&K: Focus on relief work, not politics

It is regrettable that the devastation and human suffering caused on a massive scale by the Kashmir floods has engendered unseemly politics when the need was for rescue, relief and rehabilitation.

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