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‘Top-level mechanism to be set up to iron out bilateral trade issues’

Mahabalipuram: India and China will set up a top level mechanism to sort out the concerns pertaining to the bilateral trade issues, said Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale. He also said official level actions will be taken in both the countries in less than a year to fructify the decisions taken at the two informal India-China […]

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 […]

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Modi, Xi hold extensive tete-a-tete over dinner

Mahabalipuram: Hopes of a slew of Confidence Building Measures to take relations forward and smoothen the ruffles in ties appeared imminent as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping continued their one-on-one tete-a-tete over dinner on Friday, much beyond the scheduled time. Concluding a highly productive day with a pleasant conversation over a […]

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

Veshti,idli-sambar, Tamil poet quote: Modi’s outreach to TN?

Mahabalipuram: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday took Tamil Nadu by surprise by wearing the traditional Tamil attire – white veshti/dhoti and angavastaram over a white half-sleeve shirt as he met and took Chinese President Xi Jinping around the world famous sculpture town of Mahabalipuram. Reacting to Modi’s attire, PMK founder S.Ramadoss tweeted: “It gives […]