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Modi decides against attending UN climate summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not be attending United Nations Climate Summit called by UN Secretary General BanKi moon as the government believes it was being held at the behest of rich nations to iron out its differences with the developing world on the new climate treaty to be readied by November this year.

Rise in extremists recruiting French women, girls

Recruiters for Islamic extremist groups are increasingly targeting French women and girls, with nearly 100 either in Syria or on their way and 175 being monitored at home, security officials say.

Attack on Ujjain University VC: VHP activists held

Ujjain Police on Wednesday arrested 11 Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Bajrang Dal activists for allegedly manhandling the vice-chacellor of the Vikram University and vandalising his office on Monday.

Two militants killed in an encounter near LoC

Two militants were on Wednesday killed in an encounter with security forces near the Line of Control in Macchil Sector of Kashmir Valley. Two AK-47 rifles and one UBGL along with other war-like stores were recovered from the site.

Islamic State goes underground in Syrian bastion

Islamic State has gone underground in its Syrian stronghold since President Barack Obama authorised US air strikes on the group in Syria, disappearing from the streets, redeploying weapons and fighters, and cutting down its media exposure.

Uma says ‘human excretion’ caused U'khand floods

A year after floods devastated Kedarnath, Union water resources minister Uma Bharti has revealed the 'underlying' cause of the disaster -- defecation near the shrine by non-believers.

BJP needs to think beyond 'Modi wave'

The BJP's third straight drubbing in the by-elections, particularly in Uttar Pradesh, after Uttarakhand and Bihar cannot be over-interpreted as a pointer to the national mood where the Narendra Modi phenomenon sustains broadly.

Hafiz Saeed uses floods to turn opinion against India

Hafiz Saeed, considered one of South Asia's most dangerous militants, has no doubt who is to blame for floods that have submerged swathes of Pakistani countryside and claimed hundreds of lives - India.

Ebola crisis 'spiraling out of control': Obama

President Barack Obama issued a global call to action to fight West Africa's Ebola epidemic on Tuesday, warning the deadly outbreak was unprecedented and 'spiraling out of control,' threatening hundreds of thousands of people.

Pak politicians ejected out of plane for delay

Angry passengers on board an Islamabad-bound Pakistan International Airways (PIA) flight from Karachi forced two prominent Pakistani politicians off the plane accusing them of holding it for more than two hours.

Grand welcome for Chinese president Xi in Modi's Ahmedabad, 3 MoUs signed

Chinese president Xi Jinping  arrived in Ahmedabad on Wednesday afternoon on a three-day visit which will focus on significantly ramping up trade and investment besides addressing contentious border issues.

Mayank Pareek quits Maruti, may join Tata Motors

In a major senior-level change, the head of marketing and sales at India’s largest passenger car maker Maruti Suzuki, Mayank Pareek, has quit the company after over two decades in the firm.

Teacher recruitment at 6 AIIMS under cloud

A central inquiry committee has found major lapses in the recruitment of teachers for the six new AIIMS set up in different parts of the country, holding the director of AIIMS Patna and a private firm responsible for the mess.

IIT-B is highest-ranked Indian varsity globally

The QS World University Ranking 2014, for the third consecutive year, is led by MIT. At number two is the University of Cambridge, followed by Imperial College, London, Harvard University and University of Oxford.

Attack on Ujjain University VC a 'Talibani act': Cong

Congress on Tuesday condemned the attack on Vikram University vice-chancellor (VC) Jawaharlal Kaul by a group of saffron activists and said their behaviour was similar to Taliban's actions.
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