In another move aimed at continuity, James Cleverly will stay in his post as Foreign Secretary despite not being a Sunak loyalist.
Braverman, who’s scathing resignation letter precipitated Liz Truss’ exit from Downing Street last week, is a fellow Bexiteer like Sunak. It remains to be seen how her tough stance on immigration will square off in the new Cabinet after her remarks about Indian visa overstayers caused much damage to the ongoing India-UK free trade agreement (FTA) talks.
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- This Year’s last solar eclipse today
- India again advises its citizen to leave Ukraine
- Suella Braverman returns as UK Home Secretary in Sunak Cabinet
- Putin says Russia must speed up Ukraine conflict decision-making
- Rishi Sunak meets King, becomes UK’s 57th Prime Minister
- T20 World Cup: Australia beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets
Russia would be making serious mistake to use tactical nuclear weapon
– Joe Biden
Mumbai records 32 new COVID-19 cases, zero death
Musk may close Twitter deal by Friday
Elon Musk has pledged to close his $44 billion Twitter Inc deal by Friday in a video conference call with bankers who are helping fund the deal, Bloomberg News reported.
Air pollution dips in Kolkata on Diwali
Intermittent rain and warnings of cyclone ‘Sitrang’ saw air pollution levels dip in Kolkata on Diwali, though the rain gods could not stem fireworks’ use and the resulting noise in the capital of neighbouring state of Jharkhand.
Multi-millionaire Sunak faces ‘too rich for PM’ jibes
Britain’s emboldened political opposition aimed jibes at newly-appointed Prime Minister Rishi Sunak over his vast family wealth and past career in investment funds, suggesting he is out of touch amid a rampant cost-of-living crisis. The Guardian leftwing broadsheet joined the fray, headlining a story: “Does Rishi Sunak’s 730 million pound ($840 million) fortune make him too rich to be PM?” Critics have suggested the 42-year-old former finance minister is too cushioned from reality to care about ordinary people’s concerns during a period of escalating economic crisis.
Haryana stubble burning
250 stubble burning cases reported in Haryana yesterday, Kaithal recorded the highest (77) number of cases
Rishi Sunak’s relatives in Punjab’s Ludhiana express happiness
Some relatives of Rishi Sunak who live in Ludhiana in Punjab expressed happiness on him becoming the prime minister of Britain and said it is a moment of pride to see an Indian-origin person as the head of the country which once ruled India. Among the relatives who live here is Subhash Berry, a cousin of Rishi Sunak’s mother Usha Sunak. Subhash Berry said his uncle and Rishi Sunak’s maternal grandfather Raghubir Berry had visited Ludhiana at the time of his wife’s death.
UK Lawmaker Steve Barclay appointed Health Minister (Reuters)
Penny Mordaunt re-appointed leader of House of Commons
British lawmaker Penny Mordaunt, who made an unsuccesful attempt to become the country’s prime minister, was re-appointed as the leader of the House of Commons by new Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.
Indian-origin Suella Braverman returns as UK Home Secretary in Sunak Cabinet
Honor killing case in Bhagalpur, Bihar
A 22-yr-old woman shot dead in Bhagalpur last night by 3 members of her family who were upset after she married a man of another caste. City SP said, “One of the 3 accused – deceased’s uncle – arrested. Raids on to arrest the others. They had been threatening the couple.”
Himachal Pradesh stone pelting ritual
Locals in Galog village near Dhami today observed the traditional ritual of stone pelting, to appease Goddess Kali.
Delhi Gun Fire Incident: Two group fights over firecrackers ban
4 people injured in Keshav Puram PS area on intervening night of Oct 24-25 after a man confronted a few people bursting crackers in his locality and fired bullets after getting agitated. FIR registered u/s of IPC & Arms Act in Keshav Puram PS. Accused Arvind Kr arrested, according to Delhi Police. “2 empty cartridges were recovered from the spot & one illegal automatic pistol along with a live cartridge recovered from the possession of the accused. As per doctor’s opinion, all victims are in stable condition”
West Bengal SSC scam: CBI names 12 people
CBI names 12 people, including ex-chairman of West Bengal Central School Service Commission Subiresh Bhattacharya, in a charge-sheet filed at a court in Kolkata in connection with its probe into alleged illegal appointment of assistant teachers.
Meet team Rishi Sunak:
- Jeremy Hunt as Finance minister
- Chancellor, Dominic Raab is deputy PM & justice secretary
- James Cleverly as foreign secretary
- Ben Wallace added in the defence brief
UK’s new PM retains Ben Wallace as defence secretary
India again advises its citizens to leave Ukraine
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Akshata Murty: The Indian First Lady who loves the UK too
- Akshata Murty, the daughter of Infosys co-founder Narayan Murthy and author Sudha Murty, is famously less outgoing than her husband Rishi Sunak, but that is likely to change somewhat as she becomes the first Indian First Lady to the UK’s first British Indian Prime Minister.
- The 42-year-old fashion designer and venture capitalist as Director of Catamaran Ventures UK met Sunak, also 42, when the duo was studying at Stanford University in the US.
- The Southampton-born new Prime Minister has spoken of how he switched his class schedule to be closer to her and the rest as they say is history. The couple got married in a two-day ceremony in Bangalore in 2006 and have two school-going daughters, Krishna and Anoushka.
Dominic Raab appointed UK deputy PM, justice secretary
British lawmaker Dominic Raab has been appointed as deputy prime minister and justice secretary, the government said after Rishi Sunak took over as the country’s leader.
Sunak keeps Jeremy Hunt as UK finance minister: Number 10
Britain’s new Prime Minister Rishi Sunak kept finance minister Jeremy Hunt in the crucial post, Downing Street announced, as he began to unveil his top team of ministers.
Sprite becomes billion-dollar brand in Indian market
Global soft drinks major Coca-Cola Company said its lemon and lime-flavoured soft drink Sprite has become a billion-dollar brand in the Indian market. The company has recorded a ‘strong’ volume growth in its India business in the third quarter of 2022, helped by its sparkling soft drinks portfolio and fruit drink brand Maaza.
China visa for Indian citizens
- China optimized visa application process for Indian citizens to travel to China, resumed processing visa applications for students pursuing long-term study,& people conducting business, work and family visits
- Up to now, more than 1800 visas have been issued to the Indian students, and we hope there will be more and more exchange of visits between our two peoples: Chinese Ambassador to India, Sun Weidong in his farewell remarks
Gujarat COVID-19 cases
Gujarat reported 27 fresh COVID-19 cases, raising its overall tally to 12,76,600, while no new death linked to the infection was registered in the state. The number of COVID-19 deaths remained unchanged at 11,038, said the department in a release. Also, 56 patients recovered from the respiratory illness in the last 24 hours, pushing up their cumulative tally to 12,65,000.
India’s Monkeypox cases
India’s tally of Monkeypox cases now stands at 19 after another Nigerian citizen tested positive for the virus in Delhi.
T20 World Cup: Australia vs Sri Lanka
Defending champions Australia beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets
American consumer confidence takes a hit in October
The Conference Board reported that its consumer confidence index fell to 102.5 in October, from 107.8 in September. Consumers had grown more confident in the two previous months as rising gas prices moderated slightly even as the costs for other essential items remained elevated.
UK’s Alok Sharma loses cabinet position in PM Sunak’s reshuffle
British minister Alok Sharma lost his position in the cabinet in a reshuffle by new Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, but he will remain Britain’s COP26 president.
Pound up 1% against dollar after Sunak installed as PM
The pound rose more than one percent against the dollar after Rishi Sunak took office as Britain’s prime minister. At 1320 GMT the pound was up 1.2 percent to $1.1411, and up 0.7 percent against the euro to 87.64 pence.
More than 29,000 migrants to Europe died since 2014
The Missing Migrants Project of the UN agency warned of “increasing numbers of deaths seen on routes across the Mediterranean, on land borders to Europe and within the continent.”
Delhi records over 900 dengue cases in October
More than 900 cases of dengue have been reported in the national capital in October, taking the infection tally of the vector-borne disease to 1,876 so far this year, according to a civic report issued on Tuesday.
Registrar Vikas Gupta on DU seat allocation
- Around 59,100 candidates secure admission in Delhi University’s first round of seat allocation
- Delhi University to announce second round of seat allocation for undergraduate programmes on October 30
We should be prepared to look beyond some of the considerations of the case, religion and class & language and region. What the country should reward is merit
– Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on the appointment of Rishi Sunak as British PM
Rishi Sunak delivers one of longest first speeches by a new PM
Rishi Sunak, Britain’s first Indian-origin prime minister, delivered one of the longest first speeches as the new premier in Downing Street in recent decades. The 42-year-old devout Hindu formally took charge as Britain’s first Indian-origin Prime Minister after an audience with King Charles III on Tuesday, a day after he was elected the new leader of the Conservative Party in a historic leadership run. The investment banker-turned-politician is the youngest British prime minister in 210 years.
Russian court rejects US basketball star Brittney Griner’s appeal against her 9-year prison sentence for drug possession (AP)
It’s a big day for UK. We’ve a new PM. He’s young. His grandparents came from India, his parents from East Africa. He’s a Hindu. It’s a sign of a different UK compared to the country in which I grew up
– Alex Ellis, British High Commissioner to India on UK’s new PM Rishi Sunak
The astronomical wonder of a partial solar eclipse witnessed in Jammu (pic 1) and Chandigarh (pic 2)
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PV Sindhu enters top five in Badminton World Federation World Rankings
Partial solar eclipse seen in parts of India
The partial solar eclipse is being observed in several parts of the country. The first contact, where in the moon begins to cover the solar disc, happened at 4:29 pm in Delhi, where the moon was expected to cover 43 per cent of the solar disc.
UP CM Yogi Adityanath witnesses partial solar eclipse in Gorakhpur
“It is one of the wonderful phenomena of the universe. According to the trend of eclipse on new moon and full moon day, we have got an opportunity to witness the phenomenon of solar eclipse today on the occasion of new moon,” Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said in Gorakhpur.
Indian Army has issued a tender for the procurement of 750 remotely piloted aerial vehicles under fast-track procedures under the emergency procurement powers granted to Defence Forces by the Government of India
UK PM Sunak has confirmed Jeremy Hunt to remain UK Finance Minister (Reuters)
Competition Commission imposes Rs 936.44 crore penalty on Google for abusing dominant position with respect to its Play Store policies
Partial solar eclipse visible from most parts of India
Goalpara dist administration today sealed Miya Museum inaugurated on Oct 23 in Dapkarbhita village
New UK PM Rishi Sunak vows to earn trust of Britons in his 1st speech at Downing Street
Speculations about Bihar CM Nitish Kumar’s return to BJP-led NDA received thumbs down from Tejashwi Yadav, who asserted ‘Mahagathbandhan’ is going strong. Yadav said RJD enjoyed full support of alliance partners and looked forward to winning Mokama, Gopalganj Assembly bypolls
Solar Eclipse News Live: Kurukshetra witnesses partial solar eclipse, devotees take holy dip during the eclipse
Solar Eclipse News Live: Partial solar eclipse underway, visible over most of India apart from some parts in the northeast
British PM Rishi Sunak at 10 Downing Street
I stand here before you ready to lead our country into the future, to put your needs above politics, to reach out and build a govt that represents the very best traditions of my party. Together we can achieve incredible things. We will create a future worthy of the sacrifices so many have made and fill tomorrow and every day thereafter with hope.
My government will build an economy that makes the most of the Brexit opportunities: British PM Rishi Sunak
Adidas ends partnership with rapper formerly known as Kanye West over offensive and antisemitic remarks, reports AP
British PM Rishi Sunak says
This govt will be about integrity, professionalism and accountability at every level. Trust is earned and I will learn yours. I want to pay tribute to my predecessor Liz Truss. She wasn’t wrong to want to improve growth in this country. It is a noble aim & I admired her restlessness to create change but some mistakes were made, not born of bad intentions but mistakes nonetheless.
Rishi Sunak is now at the lectern outside Downing Street as he prepares to speak to the nation for the first time as prime minister
Australia win toss, opt to bowl against Sri Lanka in must-win match of T20 World Cup
Rishi Sunak appointed the new British PM by King Charles III
CCI’s enforcement actions are not divorced from business, economic realities: Gupta to PTI
Competition Commission of India has been pragmatic in levying, quantifying penalties: Chairperson Ashok Kumar Gupta
UK’s Truss wishes Sunak ‘every success’ as she exits power
V Balakrishnan, Coimbatore CP on Coimbatore car blast case
We have arrested five people in this matter. Case filed, UAPA invoked.