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One year after COP21, India to ratify Paris climate deal

India is all set to ratify Paris Agreement on climate change on 2 October, Gandhi Jayanti.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi confirmed last week that India would ratify the Paris climate deal made in Paris on 2 October 2015.

Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Anil Madhav Dave said in New Delhi that the ratification will help generate the political momentum necessary to bring the agreement in force. He said that India's decision to ratify the agreement has come after ensuring compliance of domestic legal requirements and internal discussions with various stakeholders

Gandhiji's ideals, dedication to the poor & struggle against injustice inspire: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 2 October paid homage to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi on his 147th birth anniversary today and said that his ideals, dedication to the poor and struggle against injustice were inspiring.

President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Modi and other dignitaries visited Rajghat, the Samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi to offer tributes.

Former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu, Senior BJP leader L K Advani,Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Congress leaderGhulam Nabi Azad also paid homage to the Father of the nation.

Delhi govt clears 2.5 fold salary hike for 500 district court judicial officers

Judicial officers of the district courts in the national capital will get a salary hike with the Delhi government notifying recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission, which provides 2.5 times hike in basic salaries and pension with effect from 1 January.

The decision will benefit around 500 judges in all district courts.

"Delhi government has issued a notification to implement recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission for judges in all district courts.With this, Delhi has become the first state which has cleared 2.5 fold hike for judges as per the Commission's recommendations," said a senior government official.

PM Modi understands pain of our people: Baloch leader

Prime Minister Narendra Modi understands the "pain" of the people of Balochistan, the leadership of which has sought India's help for the "first time in 70 years", a prominent Baloch leader.

Activist Mazdak Dilshad Baloch expressed satisfaction with the Indian response to the "Baloch appeal", saying Modi's Independence Day speech had played "a major role in spreading awareness" about the "atrocities" of the Pakistani State on Balochistan.

Today, even an autowallah asks me whether I am the same Baloch Modiji spoke about. Since August 15, I have had many such encounters," Mazdak said.