Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses during the swearing-in ceremony of Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal. (Photo: PTI)

HRD Minister Smriti Irani after a Cabinet meeting on Central Medical Exam NEET at South block in New Delhi. (Photo: PTI)

Construction workers carry empty plastic bottles used by them to carry water, on a hot afternoon in New Delhi. (Photo: PTI)

Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan takes selfie with wife Jaya Bachchan. (Photo: PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is received by Sarbananda Sonowal on his arrival in Guwahati. (Photo: PTI)

Union Minister for Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and Parliamentary Affairs, M. Venkaiah Naidu. -PTI

RBI governor Raghuram Rajan delivers 27th Harekrushna Mahtab memorial lecture " The Global Economy and India". (Photo: PTI)

DMK Treasurer M K Stalin and a host of party colleagues attend AIADMK Supremo J Jayalalithaa's swearing-in ceremony- PTI

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Mother Teresa writings to be published on August 16

A collection of previously unreleased writings by Mother Teresa is coming out in August, weeks before the late Nobel Peace Prize winner is to be canonised.

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