SATURDAY www.thestatesman.com 10 SEPTEMBER 2022 FIND US ONLINE Scan this with your smartphone twitter.com/TheStatesmanLtd facebook.com/thestatesman1875 Pages 12 |` 5.00|LC KOLKATA | NEW DELHI | SILIGURI | BHUBANESWAR RAHUL’S BHARAT JODO YATRA TO REACH KERALA ON SUNDAY TURKISH TWIST P5 WEATHER GENERALLY CLOUDY SKY. LIGHT RAIN/THUNDERSHOWERS. THE MAXIMUM AND MINIMUM TEMPERATURES WOULD BE AROUND 36 AND 27 DEGREES CELSIUS RESPECTIVELY. RAINFALL: 0.0 MM RELATIVE HUMIDITY Max.85% Min. 50% Max: 37.7°C (+4) SUN RISES 18:50 hrs MOON RISES 17:20 hrs Min: 27.1°C (+2) SUN SETS 18:32 hrs MOON SETS 06:44 hrs TEMPERATURE THUMBNAILS People click pictures in front of the statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose at newly-named Kartavya Path, near India Gate on Friday. ANI SC refuses to entertain plea seeking arrest of Nupur Sharma :The Supreme Court declined to entertain a plea seeking arrest of suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma for her remarks on Prophet during a television debate.A bench, headed by CJI Lalit told the petitioner's counsel that this may sound simple and innocuous, but it has far-reaching consequences. N. KOREA SAYS IT WILL NEVER GIVE UP NUKES TO COUNTER U.S. P6 P11 NEERAJ CHOPRA IS FIRST INDIAN TO CLINCH DIAMOND LEAGUE TROPHY P12 Charles to be formally Disengagement at PP-15 to be proclaimed king today completed by 12 Sept: MEA UK began a 10-day mourning period, with bells tolling & 96-gun salute in London India declares state mourning on Sunday for Queen Elizabeth II AGENCIES LONDON, 9 SEPTEMBER A fter the passing away of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday, her son King Charles will be officially proclaimed the new monarch of a Britain in mourning at a meeting of the Accession Council at St James's Palace on Saturday. The country began a 10-day mourning period Friday, with bells tolling around Britain and 96 gun salutes in London ~ one for each year of the queen’s long life. People around the globe gathered at British embassies to pay homage to the queen, who died Thursday in Balmoral Castle in Scotland. The 73-year-old Charles has boarded a plane to London and will be proclaimed at Accession Council tomorrow at 10 a.m. tomorrow in the State Apartments of St James's Palace, said Buckingham Palace. NEW DELHI, 9 SEPTEMBER Britain's King Charles III and Camilla, the Queen Consort, arrive at Buckingham Palace. AP King Charles III, who spent much of his life preparing for the role, takes the throne in an era of uncertainty for both his country and the monarchy itself. Charles, who was by his mother’s side at her beloved Scottish Highlands home as her health deteriorated, will hold his first audience with Prime Minister Liz Truss as king, before he addresses the nation on television at 6 p.m. local time (10.30 p.m. IST). Dressed in a black suit and tie, the grieving King, left Balmoral this afternoon seated in the back of a car, with his wife Camilla, the Queen Consort, in the front passenger seat, as they were driven in convoy to the airport. The couple spent the night at Balmoral following the death of the 96-year-old monarch, who he described as a “cherished sovereign and a much-loved mother”. Following news on Thursday that the Queen's health was deteriorating, other senior royals also rushed to be by her side, including the next in line to the throne, Prince William. His brother Prince Harry, was the first to leave the Royal Family's Scottish residence this morning and boarded a British Airways flight from Aberdeen to London after he had travelled to Scotland alone. (SEE PG10) The Government of India has decalred one-day state mourning as a mark of respect to Queen Elizabeth II, who passed away at the Balmoral Castle in Scotland on Thursday at the age of 96. The national flag will be flown at half-mast on Sunday throughout India and there will be no official entertainment programme on that day, a statement issued by the government said on Friday. Britain is observing 10-day state mourning for Queen Elizabeth II. Britain's royal family will observe a period of mourning that will end on the seventh day after the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. The date of the funeral is yet to be decided. President Droupadi Murmu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar, among others, have expressed condolences at the demise of Queen Elizabeth II.Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, also mourned the demise of Queen Elizabeth II. Prez launches PM’s TB Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI, 9 SEPTEMBER President Droupadi Murmu today launched the Pradhan Mantri TB Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan, urging the people to work collectively towards elimination of tuberculosis in the spirit of Jan Bhaagidari on a war-footing. “When a welfare scheme is made in the interest of people, its chances of success increase manifold,” she said. She also launched the Ni-kshay Mitra initiative to ensure additional diagnostic, nutritional, and vocational support to those on TB treatment, and encouraged elected representatives, corporates, NGOs, and individuals to come forward as donors to help the patients complete their journey toward recovery.The Ni-kshay 2.0 portal (https://communitysupport.nikshay.in/) will facilitate providing additional patient support to improve the treatment outcome of TB patients, augmenting community involvement in meeting India’s commitment to end TB by 2025 and leveraging Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) opportunities. The virtual launch event showcased India’s accelerated progress through the National TB Elimination Programme (NTEP) owing to commitment at the highest levels. At the ceremony, the President of India appreciated the tireless efforts of the healthcare workers, community leaders, and citizens in managing the pandemic and underlined the need to adopt a similar whole-ofsociety approach to eliminate TB from the country.She reiterated the goal of universal health coverage ensuring no one is left behind in accessing affordable quality healthcare through all levels of the health system. Highlighting the progress made through the Ayushman Bharat scheme in this endeavour,she expressed confidence in the pivotal role of the strengthened healthcare system in achieving TB elimination goals.She stressed enhanced awareness regarding the treatment of TB, a curable disease. STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI, 9 SEPTEMBER India and China have agreed that all temporary structures and other allied infrastructure created in the area of GograHot Springs (PP-15) in eastern Ladakh by both sides will be dismantled and mutually verified, the government confirmed today. The process of disengagement by troops from the two countries in the area started on Thursday at 0830 hrs and would be completed by 12 September, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said in response to questions. “The two sides have agreed to cease forward deployments in this area in a phased, coordinated, and verified manner, resulting in the return of the troops of both sides to their respective areas,” he said. The spokesperson recalled that the 16th round of talks The development comes days before PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping come face-toface at the SCO Summit at Samarkand in Uzbekistan on 15-16 Sept between the corps commanders of the two countries was held at Chushul Moldo Meeting Point on 17 July. Since then, the two sides had maintained regular contact to build on the progress achieved during the talks to resolve the relevant issues along the LAC in the Western Sector of the India-China border areas. “As a result, both sides have now agreed on disen- gagement in the area of GograHot Springs (PP-15),” he added. The spokesperson said that with the resolution of the stand-off at PP-15, both sides mutually agreed to take the talks forward and resolve the remaining issues along LAC and restore peace and tranquility in India-China border areas. The disengagement at Gogra-Hot Springs was announced by the two sides in a joint statement yesterday, raising hopes of the troops from the two countries pushing back from other friction points. The development comes days before Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping come face-to-face at the SCO Summit at Samarkand in Uzbekistan on 15-16 September. It is still not clear if the two leaders will also hold bilateral talks on the margins of the summit,though reports have suggested that the Chinese side is keen on it. SC grants bail to Kappan, says ‘every person has freedom of expression’ AGENCIES NEW DELHI, 9 SEPTEMBER The Supreme Court on Friday granted bail to Kerala journalist Siddique Kappan, jailed in Uttar Pradesh for nearly two years, saying “every person has freedom of expression”. Kappan along with others were arrested on 5 October, 2020 by the Uttar Pradesh Police under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA), while on their way to Hathras, to report on a 19-yearold’s gang-rape and murder. A bench, headed by Chief Justice U.U. Lalit, noted that Kappan has been in custody for two years.Senior advocate Mahesh Jethmalani, rep- resenting the Uttar Pradesh government, submitted that an ID card was found on him, allegedly associating Kappan with PFI and also certain literature, which was alleged to be provocative and also potentially dangerous. He referred to it as a toolkit for riots, and added the whole purpose of going there was to incite violence.The bench queried how the literature was provocative and did the accused make any attempt to use this liter- ature. Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, representing Kappan, said there were pamphlets titled “Justice for Hathras girl”. He pointed out that after his apprehension in the present matter, the proceedings under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 have also been initiated against the appellant, in connection of which the appellant may be required to attend the proceedings or to apply for bail. The bench told Jethmalani: “See, every person has the right to free expression and therefore he is trying to propagate an idea that there is this victim who requires justice.”“Is that something like a crime in the eyes of law?”.
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