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Brazil pays final respects to football giant Pele

Throughout the day, thousands of fans and football dignitaries slowly filed through the Vila Belmiro, home to Pele's longtime club, Santos.

published on : 3rd January 2023
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Instead of flowers, villagers to give cash to bereaved kin in Nagapattinam

A Anbalagan, a 64-year-old village elder of Santhanveli, said, “We have decided that only one garland from the village would be used to pay homage to the departed.

published on : 12th December 2022
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US extreme skier Hilaree Nelson killed in mountain plunge gets traditional Nepalese funeral

Buddhist monks lit the pyre as they played musical instruments and chanted prayers while mourners lit incense.

published on : 2nd October 2022
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Funeral of CPI(M) leader Kodiyeri Balakrishnan to be held in Kannur tomorrow 

Senior CPI(M) leader and Kannur district secretary M V Jayarajan said the mortal remains of Balakrishnan will be kept at Thalassery town hall for the public to pay homage.

published on : 2nd October 2022
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Iran arrests reporter who covered Amini funeral: lawyer

The Washington-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) says at least 25 journalists have been arrested since the protests erupted.

published on : 29th September 2022
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PM Modi extends heartfelt condolences to his "dear friend Abe San"

Japan PM Kishida thanked PM Modi for attending the funeral of Abe and said that PM Modi, along with PM Abe strengthened India-Japan ties.

published on : 27th September 2022
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Japan honours assassinated former PM Shinzo Abe amid controversial funeral

Abe's ashes, carried by his widow Akie, arrived at the storied Budokan venue in Tokyo, where a 19-gun salute sounded in honour of the slain former leader.

published on : 27th September 2022
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EXPLAINER: Why is Japan split over Abe's state funeral?

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is battling a near-continuous political fallout from his handling of both the links to the church among his party's lawmakers and the state funeral he says Abe deserves.

published on : 26th September 2022
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UK Foreign Secretary thanks India for "very senior representation" at Queen's funeral 

During her three-day visit to London, Murmu also attended the reception hosted by UK's King Charles III at Buckingham Palace.

published on : 22nd September 2022
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Man sets himself on fire in apparent protest of Shinzo Abe's funeral

A note apparently written by the man was found with him that said, "Personally, I am absolutely against" Abe's funeral, Kyodo said.

published on : 21st September 2022
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UK and world bids final farewell to Queen Elizabeth II at historic funeral 

The UK observed a two-minute silence in a poignant nationwide tribute at the conclusion of a majestic state funeral ceremony at Westminster Abbey.

published on : 19th September 2022
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King Charles III's handwritten note on Queen's coffin adds personal touch to funeral 

The gold, pink and deep burgundy colour flowers and plants, taken from the gardens of royal properties, were chosen for their symbolism.

published on : 19th September 2022
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Queen's coffin lowered into royal vault at St George's Chapel 

The Lord Chamberlain, the most senior official in the British royal household, broke a rod known as the “wand of office” as the royal family and hundreds of mourners bid a final farewell to the late m

published on : 19th September 2022
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Queen’s state funeral service ends with national anthem, piper’s lament

The coffin is being transported to Windsor, outside the British capital, where the former monarch will be laid to rest later Monday.

published on : 19th September 2022
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'Outpouring of love': Archbishop of Canterbury addresses mourners at Queen’s funeral

In a sermon at the monarch's funeral in Westminster Abbey, the leader of the Church of England said the queen 'was joyful, present to so many, touching a multitude of lives.'

published on : 19th September 2022
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WATCH | Bells toll 96 times, hymns mark start of state funeral for Queen Elizabeth II

2,000 guests made up of world leaders, royalty from the UK and overseas and community leaders are attending the funeral, India was represented by President Droupadi Murmu.

published on : 19th September 2022
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Britain and the world say farewell to Queen Elizabeth II

After the funeral, the flag-draped coffin of the queen, topped with the majestic Imperial State Crown, will be taken west to Windsor Castle.

published on : 19th September 2022
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Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II is huge security challenge

More than 10,000 police officers will be on duty Monday, with London bobbies supplemented by reinforcements from all of Britain’s 43 police forces.

published on : 18th September 2022
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Chinese government team banned from attending Queen's Lying-in-State at Westminster Hall

In March last year, China had sanctioned individuals and organisations in the UK after Britain imposed sanctions on Chinese officials for alleged human rights abuses in its Xinjiang province.

published on : 16th September 2022
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Queen Elizabeth's funeral: Who's invited and who's not

Russia and Belarus are among a small group of nations to be excluded from the queen's funeral following Moscow's invasion of Ukraine.

published on : 16th September 2022
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