Top news of the day: Modi, Xi begin informal summit at Mamallapuram; Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed Ali wins Peace Nobel, and more

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping sip tender coconut water during their meeting at Mamallapuram on October 11, 2019.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping sip tender coconut water during their meeting at Mamallapuram on October 11, 2019.   | Photo Credit: PTI

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Modi and Xi meet in Mamallapuram for second informal summit

Dressed in a veshti, white shirt and an angavastram, Mr. Modi played the perfect host and took Mr. Xi for a guided tour of the famous world heritage sites of Arjuna’s Penance, Krishna’s Butterball, the Pancha Ratha and Shore temple. Mr. Modi and Mr. Xi, assisted by one translator from each side, sat down for around 15 minutes at Pancha Ratha complex, an example of monolithic Indian rock-cut architecture, and engaged in intense talks while sipping coconut water - images reflecting warmth in personal chemistry between the two leaders of two emerging economies. From Pancha Ratha, the two leaders visited the beautifully lit-up Shore temple. Later, the two leaders witnessed a cultural performance on the backdrop of the temple. | Wuhan, Mamallapuram, and beyond | The Hindu Analysis Podcast

Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed Ali wins Peace Nobel

Mr. Ali has been selected for his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation, and in particular for his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighbouring Eritrea, a statement from the Committee said. The prize is also meant to recognise all the stakeholders working for peace and reconciliation in Ethiopia and in the East and Northeast African regions.

Modi ‘played his last card’ on Kashmir, says Imran

Addressing the participants of a “human chain” event held in Islamabad to express “solidarity” with the people of Kashmir, Mr. Khan said the international media was providing full coverage to Hong Kong protests but was ignoring the Kashmir issue.

Jawan killed in Pakistan shelling along LoC in J&K’s Rajouri

Two jawans were also injured in the Pakistani shelling in Akhnoor sector of Jammu district, officials said.

INX Media case: Court issues production warrant against Chidambaram for October 14

The ED said in its plea that it needs to interrogate him in custody.

Selfies in toilets for ₹51,000 govt aid leaves grooms embarrassed in M.P.

Only proving that her husband-to-be has a toilet at home can fetch a woman support under scheme.

Noted saxophone exponent Kadri Gopalnath passes away

He was 69 and was ailing for some time. His name was synonymous with saxophone in the country.

Five stabbed at Manchester shopping centre

The attack happened at the Arndale shopping centre in the heart of Manchester, where an Islamist extremist suicide bomber killed 22 after an Ariana Grande concert in 2017.

Industrial production drops by 1.1% in August

The Index of Industrial Production (IIP) had expanded by 4.8% in August 2018. The manufacturing sector, which contributes over 77% to the IIP, showed a decline of 1.2% in output during August 2019 as against a growth of 5.2% in the same month of last year.

Mithali, Raut steer Indian women to a comfortable five-wicket win over South Africa

India first restricted South Africa to a competitive 247-6 after electing to field and then returned to overhaul the target with two overs to spare and take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.

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