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

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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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