Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with Chinese First Lady Peng Liyuan as President Xi Jinping looks on. Photo: PTI

China’s First Lady Peng Liyuan kisses a student at Tagore International School in New Delhi on Thursday. — PTI

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Policemen lathicharge RLD supporters at Muradnagar in Ghaziabad on Thursday. — PTI

Prashant Bhushan not to give name of informant to Supreme Court bench

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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Nawaz Sharif may attend United Nation session

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is expected to attend the annual UN General Assembly meeting in New York later in September, an official said on Thursday.


PM Narendra Modi raises intrusions with Xi Jinping

In the wake of regular faceoffs in Ladakh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his talks Thursday with visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping, said he had raised India’s “serious concern over repeated inc


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Sophia Loren, Italy’s national cinema icon and eternal diva, turns 80 this week and is marking the milestone with a book of memoirs revealing details of her rags-to-riches life.


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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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