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

Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping, Rural Development and Drinking Water & Sanitation, Nitin Gadkari -PTI

Ex-CAG ‘dares’Praful Patel to file a defamation case

Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray during a interactive session ahead of the Maharashtra state assembly elections- PTI

Ladakh pinpricks before Xi visit

A scientist talks about the Mars probe at Isro’s Mission Control Centre in Bengaluru on Monday. — ASIAN AGE

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Xi Jinping and Mahinda Rajapaksa to strengthen defence ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping held talks Tuesday with his Sri Lankan counterpart, Mahinda Rajapaksa, seeking to strengthen defence ties with the strategically located nation that could provoke unease i

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India mulls options for tieup with Canada films

The government is exploring possibilities to enhance cooperation with Canada in the field of film production.

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Schizophrenia not single disease?

Schizophrenia is not a single disease but a group of eight genetically distinct disorders, each with its own set of symptoms, scientists have found.

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Stiff penalties welcome if roads become safer

The move to put traffic offenders squarely on the mat, and hit them hard in the purse, comes not a moment too soon. Indians are rated among the world’s worst road users, whether as impatient motorists ignoring traffic lights, two-wheeler riders being reckless unmindful of their own and others’ safety, desperate pedestrians getting in the way of vehicles and three-wheeler drivers trying to hog most of the road for themselves.

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