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

India

China’s Xi Jinping, PM Modi will hold key talks today

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday began his three-day visit to India from Gujarat, home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, after which the two nations signed three Gujarat-specific pacts i

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‘King Richard III died of skull, pelvic injuries’

King Richard III — the last Yorkist king of England was most likely to have been killed by two fatal blows to the head and one to his pelvis, according to a new study.

Sports

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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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If there is one political trend to be flagged in the past three months, it is the consistent failure of the BJP to burnish its credentials as the party that was given the mandate to rule at the Centre only last May. Prime Minister Narendra Modi seemed a larger-than-life figure after the stunning Lok Sabha victory of the saffron party.

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