Traditional Chinese delicacies including bean curd with mushroom, water chestnut in bean sauce, and braised asparagus were among some of the gourmet delights on the fully vegetarian menu for the banquet dinner for Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday.
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10:45 pm: 4 Indians among 14 dead in Taliban attack on Kabul guesthouse
10:30 pm: Fresh explosion at Bengal blast site creates panic
8:30 pm: 2 jail inmates found dead in Jail No. 8 in Tihar: A head warden of Tihar Jail has been suspended and judicial inquiry has been initiated.
8:00 pm: Hv recommended filing of an appeal before SC to law dept to the K' taka Govt: BV Acharya, PP on future course of action in Jayalalithaa case
7.30 pm: "Have recommended filing of an appeal before SC to law dept to the Karnataka Govt", says BV Acharya, PP on future course of action in Jayalalithaa case.
7.25 pm: "Government will re-promulgate Land Acquisition ordinance for the third time", says Rural Development Minister Birender Singh.
7.15 pm: Government ties up with Snapdeal to promote tribal products.
7.00 pm: PM Narendra Modi leaves for Beijing, after attending cultural programme in Xi'an.
6.30 pm: CCI finds DLF guilty of "unfair and abusive" business practices in a fresh case relating to a housing project.
6.15 pm: Monsoon to hit Kerela on May 30, two days ahead of its schedule: IMD.
6.00 pm: "We hope Indo-China relation is strengthened with PM's visit, Films play a major role in bringing cultures together: says Bollywood actor Aamir Khan, who is also in Beijing.
5.45 pm: Cultural performances at Pot City Courtyard in Xi'an, China, welcoming PM Narendra Modi.
5.30 pm: "Whatever money Arvind Kejriwal is spending on advt, this money belongs to people; this money could be spent on other things", says Congress leader Ajay Maken.
5:20 pm: Some advertisement are running on TV with Arvind Kejriwal pointing out how AAP has done better than previous governments, said Prashant Bhushan. He also added that these kind of advertisements on Govt funds are clearly in violation of guidelines laid done by the Supreme Court on Govt-funded advertisement.
5:00 pm: I've met family members of Indian nationals who are stranded in Iraq, had discussions with them, said External Affair Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj.
4:33 pm: Escaping from the ISIS's captivity, Harjeet Masih, a resident of Chandigarh, returned to India.
4:04 pm: Supreme Court reserved order on Subrata Roy's plea for his release.
3.28 pm: Xi-Modi meeting very substantive, says Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar.
3.18 pm: Prime Minister Modi to address rally on May 25 in Mathura celebrating one year of his government in office
3.02 pm: PM Modi arrives at the Wild Goose Pagoda in Xi'an accompanied by Chinese President Xi Jinping
2.53 pm: No aggressive patrolling along LAC during Modi visit: People's Liberation Army officers to Indian counterparts
2.18 pm: Actor Salman Khan's plea for examination of three witnesses in Arms Act case rejected
2.05 pm: ‘It is an honour for 125 crore Indians whom I am representing as Prime Minister,' says PM Modi in talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping
12. 55 pm: Two inmates of Tihar Jail found dead under mysterious circumstances.
12.40 pm: We are one when it comes to fighting terror: Narendra Modi tells Ghani on Kabul attack.
12.17 pm: Taliban claims responsibility for Kabul guest house attack
11.55 am: Death toll in fire that destroyed footwear factory in the Philippines capital Manila rises to 72, city officials say
11.27 am: SC stays Arvind Kejriwal's 'anti-media' circular, asks why is there a need to issue the defamation circular
11.15 am: Firing in Delhi's Rajendra Nagar Shankar road area; 2 people shot dead
11.07 am: Four Indians killed in Afghan guest house siege, says PTI quoting official sources
10.52 am: PM Narendra Modi interacts with supporters outside Daxingshan Temple in Xi'an, China
10.50 am: Supreme Court dismisses perjury plea filed by former CBI Director Ranjit Sinha against Prashant Bhushan
10.45 am: SC upheld Allahabad HC order in Greater Noida land acquisition. All petitions against this has been dismissed by SC.
9.55 am: PM Narendra Modi visits the Daxingshang temple in Xi'an
9.27 am: FIR against IIPM founder Arindam Chaudhary for ‘misleading and cheating students.'
9.05 am: At least 14, including attackers, dead in Kabul guest house attack on Wednesday. 2 Indians among those killed
8.25 am: PM Narendra Modi at Terracotta Warriors Museum in Xi'an, China
8.05 am: President Putin called me a short while ago. We discussed various issues of mutual concern: PM Narendra Modi tweets
7.55 am: Indian PM Narendra Modi begins China visit in Xi'an.