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Mother Teresa declared a saint

Mother Teresa was officially declared a Catholic saint on 4 September. Pope Francis led a packed canonisation ceremony at Vatican City, where the nun from Yugoslavia was proclaimed a saint a whole 19 years after her death. "For the honour of the Blessed Trinity, we declare and define Blessed Teresa of Kolkata to be a Saint and we enroll her among the Saints," Pope Francis said.

A 12-member central delegation led by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and two state government-level delegations from Delhi and West Bengal, led by Chief Ministers Arvind Kejriwal and Mamata Banerjee are in Rome to attend the ceremony. A group of around 40-50 nuns from different parts of the country, led by Missionaries of Charity Superior General Sister Mary Prema, also attended the function.

G20 needs action-oriented agenda of collective, coordinated, targeted action: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday stressed on structural reforms to revive global growth and urged the G20 nations to adopt an action oriented agenda of collective, coordinated and targeted action.

Speaking at the 11th G20 Summit, Prime Minister Modi said the world leaders are meeting at a time when the global situation faces complex political and economic challenges.

"A frank, even difficult conversation won't be enough. What G20 needs is action oriented agenda of collective, coordinated and targeted action. Our challenges are common, so are opportunities-connected machines, digital revolution and new technology laying foundation for next generation global growth," he said.

All-party delegation to Kashmir has not spelled out mandate, allege Geelani, other separatists

A day after Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti invited them to meet the all-party delegation, the separatist leaders today said it cannot be an alternative to a transparent, agenda-based dialogue to address the "core" issue.

One "fails to understand" what hope to attach with a delegation which has not "spelled out its mandate for any engagement on a clear agenda", separatist leaders Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik said in a joint statement.

PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik, Dipa Karmakar to be the new face of Swachh Bharat Mission

Rio Olympics medalists PV Sindhu and Sakshi Malik and star gymnast Dipa Karmakar are likely to be the new faces of Swachh Bharat Mission to create awareness about Prime Minister Narendra Modi's initiative.

"We are very keen to involve both Olympic medal winners Sakshi Malik and PV Sindhu along with gymnast Dipa Karmakar, in Swachh Bharat Mission. The stories about role of hygiene and sanitation in their success will be great booster for this mission," said Secretary, Drinking Water and Sanitation, Parameswaran Iyer.

Kashmir unrest: Over 100 injured in Shopian clashes, mini-secretariat building set ablaze

Clashes broke out in south Kashmirs Shopian district this morning with protesters setting ablaze a mini-secretariat building while curfew remained clamped in parts of Srinagar on a day the all-party delegation was here on a two-day visit aimed at restoring peace in the Valley.

People in Penjoora village of Shopian tried to take out a protest rally which was stopped by the police, leading to clashes, an official said.

The protesters also set afire the mini-secretariat building, housing the deputy commissioners office in the area, the official said.