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ISIS claims responsibility for Paris attack

A day after over 120 people were killed in multiple attacks across Paris, the Islamic State on Saturday claimed responsibility for it. But even before the IS claimed responsibility, French President Francois Hollande had already declared that the militant group was behind the horrific attacks.He also declared three days of mourning in the country.

The attack unfolded with two suicide bombings and an explosion outside the national stadium during a soccer match between the French and German national teams. Within minutes, according to Paris police chief Michel Cadot, another group of attackers sprayed cafes outside the concert hall with machine gunfire, then stormed inside and opened fire on the panicked audience. As police closed in, they detonated explosive belts, killing themselves.

Army Captain dies after avalanche at Siachen Glacier

An Army Captain lost his life while 15 other soldiers were rescued after an avalanche struck a patrol party in Siachen Glacier in Ladakh sector of Jammu and Kashmir.

"A patrol party of army came under an avalanche in southern area of Siachen glacier yesterday," Udhampur-based defence spokesman Colonel SD Goswami said today.

A rescue operation was launched immediately and 15 soldiers were saved, he said.

Regimental Medical Officer Captain Ashwini Kumar could not be saved and his body was retrieved from under the avalanche, he said.

PM Modi reaches Turkey for the G20 Summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Antalya on 14 November from the UK on the second leg of his visit to attend the G20 Summit.

"Reached Turkey to participate in @G20Turkey2015. Will meet world leaders & discuss global economic & security issues," Modi tweeted after his arrival from the UK.

The Prime Minister described his three-day maiden visit to the UK as successful.

#ParisAttack: concert hall attacker identified as France native Omar Ismail Mustafai

French police have identified one of the gunmen who blew himself up at the Bataclan concert hall, the scene of the bloodiest attack where 89 people were killed, as 29-year-old Paris native Omar Ismail Mostefai.

His father and 34-year-old brother have been taken into custody by police and a source close to the probe said investigators are now searching the homes of other friends and relatives of the killer.

Mostefai, whose identity was confirmed using a severed fingertip, was known as being close to radical Islam, but had never been linked to terrorism.

IS bomber blows himself up in South Turkey, four policemen injured

A suspected ISIS Jihadist blew himself up in south-eastern Turkey on 15 November, injuring four policemen. The incident happened during a police raid at the Syrian border, according to media reports.

Explosives were attached to militant's body and he detonated them when the police reached his apartment in a 10-storey building at Gaziantep town, claims reports.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is currently in Turkey for G20 summit.

IISc Bangalore in world's top-100 universities

India's premier science institute, the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, has finally helped India debut on the world's top-100 universities list for technology and engineering. IISc scraped in at number 99 on the he 'Times Higher Education (THE) Ranking for Engineering & Technology' to give India the breakthrough. While the list is still dominated by American universities, which occupy the top 3 positions, it has been a breakout year for Asian universities as well, with 25 Asian universities making the cut.

BSNL to offer free internet to Alwar's Imran Khan after PM Modi praised his work

After finding mention of his name in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech at Wembley Stadium, state-run BSNL will offer free internet to Imran Khan of Alwar for developing mobile applications used by students.

Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad called Mr Khan on 15 November morning and congratulated him for the noble work he is doing for the students.

The Minister also invited Mr Khan to Delhi and informed him about free internet facility from BSNL.

India ranks 127 out of 142 in gender parity

A new report has ranked India 127 out of 142 countries on the gender inequality index and 114 when it comes to the gender gap. The report, compiled by a high-level committee instituted by the Centre, has revealed a sorry state of affairs in the country when it comes to gender. India also ranks second last out of 42 nations and 2062 districts in the world that are categorized as gender critical when it comes to health and survival of women as compared to men. The report states that only 30.3% of women are in the workforce in India as per the World Bank WDI report, as opposed to Nepal with over 80%. This puts India at rank 134 out of 142 when it comes to the economic participation of women.

IMA, API doctors walk to spread awareness about diabetes

Saturday morning, gloomy for most after Paris attacks, was a day to spread awareness for Bhagalpur -- not about terrorism, about diabetes. But before you scoff their efforts, here's a fact: Nearly 20 per cent of people in India suffer from this disease known as the 'silent killer'.Organised by the Indian Medical Association (IMA) and Association of Physicians of India (API), the walk saw hundreds of people join in. It started from Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College campus and and ended with a meeting at Tower Chowk. Good on you, Bhagalpur.

Souce: TOI

A melting ice-sheet near Greenland: cause for worry for the world

According to a new study by a team of scientists from the University of Kansas, a vast sheet of ice in northeast Greenland called the Zachariae Isstrom ice sheet is rapidly melting. While yes that's a marker of global warming, this particular sheet of ice is a bigger cause for concern as it appears to be destabilising a certain equilibrium in the global seas. The study suggests that it will cause global sea-level rise for "decades to come" because as of right now, the ice sheet holds enough water to trigger a half-meter rise in ocean levels around the world.Cause for worry?

Source: Zee News