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Teachers' day: President Mukherjee to take class today

On the the occasion of teachers' day that is observed in the entire nation, President Pranab Mukherjee will today interact with students of Dr. Rajendra Prasad Sarvodaya Vidyalaya, President's Estate.

The president is also slated to address teachers from various schools of the Delhi Government on the occasion.

Around 80 students of Classes XI and XII of Dr. Rajendra PrasadSarvodaya Vidyalaya will attend the President's class.

The idea was mooted by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia.

US: Donald Trump's mixed immigration messages raise differences in Republican Party

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's mixed messages on immigration have reportedly created tension in the party. According to the reports, several leaders are drifting away from him and looking towards a Democratic presidency.

Reportedly, his demur speech in Mexico City and a vitriolic rally in Phoenix are believed to be the best examples.

Following his speech in Phoenix, the Republican National Committee is reported to have withheld planned praise.

Arizona senator Jeff Flake told CBS's Face the Nation on Sunday that Trump pivots and then pivots right back.

Barack Obama praises PM Narendra Modi for 'bold policy' on tax reform

On 4 September, Prime Minister Narendra Modi exchanged views with United States President Barack Obama on the sidelines of the G20 summit being held in China with the US president praising the "bold policy" move on GST reform in a "difficult" global economic scenario.

Modi first met Obama briefly when they were onstage to pose for a family photograph at the G20 Summit venue in this eastern Chinese city. The two leaders had another opportunity to exchange views during an informal evening programme.

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.