Economic Times | 09 Sep, 2022 | 07:30AM IST
Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning monarch in Britain’s history passed away on Thursday at Balmoral Castle, her summer residence in Scotland, after 70 years on the throne. She was 96.
“The death of my beloved Mother, Her Majesty The Queen, is a moment of the greatest sadness for me and all members of my family,” her 73-year-old son Charles, who automatically becomes monarch, said.
“We mourn profoundly the passing of a cherished Sovereign and a much loved Mother. I know her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, the Realms and the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world,” the new king, who is the oldest person to ever assume the British throne, said in a statement.
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Wrap-up: Here’s all you need to know
- Britain’s longest-serving monarch Queen Elizabeth, passes away at 96
- Kingsway or Rajpath, symbol of slavery, has become a matter of past, says PM Modi
- PM Modi at the inauguration of the redeveloped Central Vista Avenue in New Delhi
- PM Modi unveils grand statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose near India Gate
- ECB hikes interest rates by record 75 basis points
- Indian and Chinese troops in the area of Gogra-Hot Springs PP-15 to disengage in planned way
- UK’s Truss freezes energy bills in first big policy shift
- Death toll climbs to 33 in Vietnamese karaoke parlor fire
- ‘Kartavya Path’ to be pedestrian-friendly; four new underpasses built for pedestrian moveme
- India to play against Australia, New Zealand in T20 World Cup warm-up matches
- Delhi Metro to provide bus services to Central Vista visitors
5 killed as jeep collides with truck in Rajasthan
Five people were killed and 11 others injured after the jeep they were travelling in collided with a truck in Rajasthan’s Nagaur district on Thursday night, police said.The accident took place in the Burdi area when the jeep was going to Ringas in Sikar district from the Ramdevra temple in Jaisalmer. The passengers were residents of Abawas village in Ringas, Circle Officer (CO) Jayal Rameshwar Lal said.
After a lifetime of preparation, Charles takes the throne
Prince Charles has been preparing for the crown his entire life. Now, at age 73, that moment has finally arrived. Charles, the oldest person to ever assume the British throne, became King Charles III on Thursday following the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II. No date has been set for his coronation. After an apprenticeship that began as a child, Charles embodies the modernisation of the British monarchy. He was the first heir not educated at home, the first to earn a university degree and the first to grow up in the ever-intensifying glare of the media as deference to royalty faded.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will be remembered as a stalwart of our times: PM Modi
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will be remembered as a stalwart of our times. She provided inspiring leadership to… https://t.co/9PSNEKAFst
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1662659033000
I will never forget her warmth and kindness: PM Modi
I had memorable meetings with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II during my UK visits in 2015 and 2018. I will never for… https://t.co/zDaw63fJVh
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1662659090000
Britain’s longest-serving monarch Queen Elizabeth, passes away at 96
PM Modi invokes iconic Tamil poet Bharati again to spur national pride
India should be built as a great nation in sync with the inspiring vision of Tamil poet Subramania Bharati and it is possible through nationalistic initiatives like the Karthavya Path, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday. Quoting Bharati in his inaugural address of the newly-named Kartavya Path, the stretch of road from Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate earlier known as Rajpath, Modi said Bharatiyar, as the poet is addressed reverentially, had written a beautiful poem on on India’s greatness. The Prime Minister referred to the popular “Paarukkulley Nalla Naadu Nam Bharatha Naadu.” Roughly, it could be translated as India is a great country in the comity of nations.
Punjab govt pays Rs 75 cr to cane growers, clears all dues
The Punjab government on Thursday said it has paid the pending payment of Rs 75 crore to cane growers, clearing their outstanding dues against cooperative sugar mills. Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann said the state government released Rs 75 crore as payment to sugarcane farmers on Wednesday. Mann said with this, there is no outstanding due of sugarcane growers left against the nine cooperative sugar mills at Ajnala, Batala, Budhewal, Bhogpur, Fazilka, Gurdaspur, Morinda, Nakodar and Nawanshahr.
NASA may attempt Moon launch on September 23: official
Those (Shramjeevi) who have worked here for redeveloped Central Vista will be my special guest on 26th January, says PM Modi
I am inviting all the citizens of the country to visit this new Kartavya Path: PM Modi
PM Modi thanks workers involved in development of Kartavya Path, says they not only built it but also showed others way of ‘kartavya’ (duty).
Changes not limited to symbols but now part of policies, says PM Narendra Modi citing several decisions, including repeal of outdated laws
We took many decisions in last 8 years which have imprints of Netaji’s ideals and dreams: PM Narendra Modi
Today, the country has changed various laws that were there since the time of the British. Through the National Education Policy, now the youth of the country are being liberated from the compulsion of foreign language: PM Modi
If India had followed path shown by Subhas Chandra Bose, then country would have reached a new high; sadly he was forgotten: PM Narendra Modi
Kingsway, the symbol of slavery, has become a matter of past, it has been erased forever. Today a new history has been created in the form of Kartavya Path
– PM Modi
PM Modi at the inauguration of the redeveloped Central Vista Avenue in New Delhi
PM Modi at the inauguration of the redeveloped Central Vista Avenue in New Delhi https://t.co/s1FBA9CO84
— ANI (@ANI) 1662646874000
PM Modi unveils grand statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose near India Gate
Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a grand statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose near India Gate in the national capital on Thursday. The jet black granite statue, with a height of 28 feet will be placed under the Canopy near India Gate. The statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, which will be unveiled by the Prime Minister, will be installed in the same place where a hologram statue of Netaji was unveiled earlier this year on Parakram Diwas (January 23) by him to mark the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji.
PM Modi interacts with workers who were involved in the redevelopment project of Central Vista in Delhi
#WATCH | PM Modi interacts with workers who were involved in the redevelopment project of Central Vista in Delhi P… https://t.co/bKlCxjrsQ2
— ANI (@ANI) 1662646087000
PM Narendra Modi tells workers involved in redevelopment work of Central Vista avenue he will invite them for Republic Day parade: Officials
PM Modi unveils the statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose near India Gate and pays floral tributes to him
Delhi | PM Modi unveils the statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose near India Gate and pays floral tributes to him (… https://t.co/NH5N6RGego
— ANI (@ANI) 1662644400000
PM Narendra Modi unveils 28-ft-tall statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose at India Gate.
Pakistan: Seven injured in Quetta grenade attack
Pakistan: Seven injured in Quetta grenade attackAt least, seven people, including a woman and a minor girl, were injured on Wednesday night when unidentified motorcyclists hurled a grenade at a roundabout at Quetta’s Khuram-i-Dad Chowk, local media reported. According to the police, some motorcyclists hurled a hand grenade at the roundabout near Safeer mosque after which seven people were injured and three of them are seriously injured, reported Dawn. Police and personnel of other law-enforcement agencies rushed to the blast scene and shifted the injured to a civil hospital, meanwhile, the attackers escaped from the area after the attack.
Madhya Pradesh Culture Minister Usha Thakur: Now Garba organisers are watchful. Those who come to Garbas should bring identity cards. No one (should be allowed) without identity cards. This is an advice for all. Garbas had become means of Love Jihad.
Maharashtra logs 1,076 new COVID-19 cases, 6 deaths; active tally at 7,082
Maharashtra on Thursday registered 1,076 fresh cases of COVID-19 and six new deaths linked to the infection, taking the overall tally to 81,08,442 and the toll to 1,48,280, said a state health department official. The state on Wednesday had reported 1,094 cases and five deaths related to the viral infection. As many as 1,031 patients recovered from the infection in the last 24 hours, pushing up their cumulative count to 79,53,080 and leaving the state with an active caseload of 7,082, he said. The state’s coronavirus recovery rate was 98.08 per cent, while the fatality rate stood at 1.82 per cent, the official said. Of the six coronavirus fatalities reported in the last 24 hours, two each were from the Mumbai administrative circle and Pune district (rural parts) and one each from municipal corporation areas of Pimpri-Chinchwad and Nagpur, he said.
Arrest warrant issued for Nepal cricket captain over alleged rape: Police
Cyrus Mistry car crash survivor Darius Pandole undergoes surgery to fix forearm fractures at Mumbai hospital.
Ensure strict compliance with COVID guidelines in poll campaign: Delhi HC tells ECI
The Delhi High Court on Thursday directed the Election Commission of India (ECI) to ensure strict compliance with its guidelines related to COVID norms to be followed by political parties and leaders organising public meetings and poll campaigning during elections. The court while disposed of public interest litigation (PIL) sought action against the leaders of different political parties for violating the COVID guidelines of mask and social distancing during rallies. The Bench of Justice Satish Chander Sharma and Justice Subramonium Prasad disposed of the matter and said the Election Commission has to comply with its guidelines issued in the last year on April 16, August 2021.
ECB hikes interest rates by record 75 basis points
The European Central Bank made its biggest ever interest rate hike on Thursday as policymakers seek to tame record eurozone inflation. The ECB lifted its key rates by 75 basis points, leaving them sitting in a range of between 0.75 and 1.5 percent. It came after the bank hiked rates by 50 basis points in July, its first increase in more than a decade.
Indian and Chinese troops in the area of Gogra-Hot Springs PP-15 to disengage in planned way
On 8th September 2022, according to the consensus reached in the 16th round of India China Corps Commander Level Meeting, the Indian and Chinese troops in the area of Gogra-Hotsprings (PP-15) have begun to disengage in a coordinated and planned way, which is conducive to the peace and tranquility in the border areas.
Maha: 6 held in Thane; 11 HBT cases solved, say cops
Six persons were arrested in Maharashtra’s Thane district for their alleged involvement in 11 house-breaking theft cases, a police official said on Thursday. These cases took place in the limits of Rabodi and Naupada police stations, Assistant Commissioner of Police Sonali Dhole said. “We have recovered looted items, comprising three autorickshaws, two motorcycle, two mobile phones and 50 grams of gold, worth Rs 6.65 lakh. They usually struck houses that were not covered by CCTV systems in the vicinity,” she said.
India ranks 132 out of 191 countries in 2021 human development index, according to report released by United Nations Development Programme.
Bombay HC directs Maharashtra govt to ensure there is no immersion of Ganesh idols inside Sanjay Gandhi National Park.
Meghalaya HC issues contempt notice to top officials for failing to curb illegal mining
The Meghalaya High Court has issued a suo motu contempt notice to the state’s chief secretary and mining secretary for failing to prohibit illegal coal mining in the state besides wilful failure to declare the quantum of coal dumped at various places as per previous court orders. A bench headed by Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee, however, said the order will not be effective and will remain in abeyance as the advocate general has sought 10 days to seriously address all issues. “It is noticed with alarm that the administration has been attempting to obfuscate the issue which leads to the perception that it may not be serious in implementing the prohibition on coal mining,” the bench said.
Queen under medical supervision at Balmoral
The Queen is under medical supervision at Balmoral after doctors became concerned for her health, Buckingham Palace says.
UK’s Truss freezes energy bills in first big policy shift
New British Prime Minister Liz Truss on Thursday said domestic fuel bills would be frozen for two years, marking her first week in office with a costly plan to tackle a politically perilous cost-of-living crisis. The government said it would also review progress towards its legally enshrined target to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, to ensure the needs of consumers and businesses are taken into account, while stressing it remained committed to the goal.
Once Sonia Gandhi ji (Congress interim president) returns to the country, I will again go to Delhi to meet her. I have held meetings with a lot of opposition leaders during this recent Delhi visit: Bihar CM & JDU leader Nitish Kumar.
Death toll climbs to 33 in Vietnamese karaoke parlor fire
The death toll from a fire at a karaoke parlour in southern Vietnam has climbed to 33, officials said on Thursday, with police blaming some of the fatalities on customers who failed to heed employees’ warnings to flee and remained inside locked rooms. The death in a hospital of a person who was injured in the Tuesday night fire added to the 32 victims — 17 men and 15 women — found earlier in a search of the four-story building housing the An Phu karaoke parlour in Thuan, a city in Binh Duong province, the Vietnam News Agency and other state media reported.
‘Kartavya Path’ to be pedestrian-friendly; four new underpasses built for pedestrian movement
Government has received about Rs 1223 crore from Coal India Ltd as dividend tranche
Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina grooves to local music at Rajasthan
Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina grooves with local artists who gathered at Jaipur airport to welcome her Read @ANI Sto… https://t.co/FGq72BNEyr
— ANI Digital (@ani_digital) 1662632227000
AAP diverting attention from liquor scam, says BJP
AAP diverting attention from liquor scam; Delhi BJP MLAs have written to CBI for necessary action in its probe, said BJP spokesperson.
The last staff have left the Iranian embassy in Tirana after Albania expelled them over a cyberattack it blames on Iran, reports AP
Blinken announces $2 billion in US military aid for Ukraine, other European nations threatened by Russia, reports AP
India-Japan 2+2 Foreign and Defence Ministerial Meeting in Tokyo
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and EAM Dr S Jaishankar, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan Hayashi Yoshimasa and Minister of Defense of Japan Hamada Yasukazu held the second India-Japan 2+2 Foreign and Defence Ministerial Meeting in Tokyo today: MEA
The Ministers acknowledged the vast potential for the two countries to expand bilateral cooperation in the areas of defense equipment and technology cooperation: MEA
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose at India Gate
I feel bad they’re now making a Netaji Statue in Delhi. What about the statue present before? I received letter from an under secretary stating PM will inaugurate the statue today & you be there before the event commences. Am I their bonded labour?
– Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee
Cooperatives to be taken forward with spirit of team India: Amit Shah
Mumbai Police directed to do inquiry in the matter of beautification of Yaqoob Memon’s grave
A detailed inquiry is ordered in the matter of beautification of Yaqoob Memon’s grave in Bada Qabristan, Mumbai. As per sources in the DCM office, Mumbai Police is directed to do a proper inquiry in this regard & submit a report. DCM also has the charge of home dept.
India to play against Australia, New Zealand in T20 World Cup warm-up matches
Hockey Men’s World Cup 2023: India placed in Pool D with England, Spain, and Wales.
Delhi Metro to provide bus services to Central Vista visitors
FY 2023-24: Pre-Budget meetings to commence on October 10
Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina arrives at Ajmer Sharif Dargah to offer prayers
SC fixes on issues for adjudication on pleas challenging Centre’s 10 pc EWS quota
The Supreme Court on Thursday fixed three broad issues for adjudication arising from the pleas challenging the Centre’s decision to grant 10 per cent reservation to EWS in admissions and jobs. It will also decide whether the Constitution (One Hundred and Third Amendment) Act breached the doctrine of basic structure of the Constitution by allowing the state to make such special provisions.
Building of highways can create lakes: Union Minister Gadkari
Union Minister for Road, Transport and Highway Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said his ministry can address the water woes faced in parts of the country. “You all know that the Centre has come up with the ‘Amrit Sarovar’ scheme. The road, transport and highway ministry can do great work in addressing the water woes,” he said during the ‘Manthan’ programme under the ‘Bharatmala’ series.
Congress MP Rahul Gandhi with T Shanmugham, father of late NEET aspirant Anitha
Congress MP Rahul Gandhi with T Shanmugham, father of late NEET aspirant Anitha, who died by suicide in September 2017, and her brother Maniratnam during the ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’, earlier today in Kanniyakumari.
National Investigation Agency (NIA) searches underway of Bihar
National Investigation Agency (NIA) searches underway at multiple locations in Darbhanga, Araria, Chhapra and Patna districts, in Phulwari Sharif terror module case.