Modi gifts Xi large portrait woven in silk

Mahabalipuram:¬†Prime Minister Narendra Modi gifted Chinese President Xi Jinping a hand-woven portrait in fine red silk of the latter, at the end of their two-day informal summit in Mahabalipuram. The portrait was created by weavers of Sri Ramalinga Sowdambigai Handloom Weavers Co-operative Society in Sirumugaipudur in Coimbatore district. Modi and Xi held aloft the two […]

Chinese President Xi Jinping meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Chennai (Photo: Twitter@MEA)

Modi, Xi chat without aides for two-and-a-half hours

Mahabalipuram: The one-on-one tete-a-tete between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping over dinner on Friday lasted for two-and-a-half hours, well beyond the planned time, and was “very open and cordial”, holding promise of several Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) emerging out of the second informal summit between the two sides. The one-on-one between […]

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Kamal Haasan’s wish of veshti-clad PM come partly true

Mahabalipuram: Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan’s wish came true on Friday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi donning Tamil’s traditional ‘veshti (dhoti)’. Years ago, Kamal Haasan had said a veshti-clad Tamilian should become the country’s Prime Minister. However on Friday, Prime Minister Modi – a Gujarati – wore the veshti, a white half-sleeve shirt and an ‘angavastaram’ over […]