Narendra Modi

India to ratify historic Paris climate change pact

India, the world's third biggest carbon emitter, was set to ratify the Paris agreement on climate change on Oct. 2 on the birthday of the country's famously ascetic independence leader Mahatma Gandhi.

India, with a population of 1.3 billion people, is the latest big polluter to formally sign onto the historic accord which now takes a major step towards becoming reality.

South Asians Join Hands Against Terror, SAARC Summit Cancelled

The 19th South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC) Summit, scheduled to be held in Pakistan in November, will not take place, as Nepal - the current chair of the South Asian grouping - has cancelled the event after India, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Bhutan refused to attend the regional meet in Islamabad.