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November 12, 2021 08:03 am | Updated 08:03 am IST

Marcus Stoinis and Matthew Wade celebrate after winning the Twenty20 World Cup semi-final match between Pakistan and Australia in Dubai, UAE, Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021.

Marcus Stoinis and Matthew Wade celebrate after winning the Twenty20 World Cup semi-final match between Pakistan and Australia in Dubai, UAE, Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021.

ICC T20 World Cup | Stoinis and Wade pull off heist, propel Australia into the final

Marcus Stoinis and Matthew Wade launched a spectacular attack in the final overs as Australia shocked Pakistan in the second semifinal of the ICC T20 World Cup at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Thursday.

14 dead across T.N., Chennai deluged amid intense showers

After a day of steady rainfall, sometimes intense,  Chennai finally found relief from the deluge  after 5.30 p.m. as the weather system that  originated in the Bay of Bengal  crossed the coastsoutheast of the city.

BJP protests comparison of Hindutva with IS in Salman Khurshid’s  book

The BJP on Thursday slammed the Congress over its leader Salman Khurshid reportedly comparing Hindutva with the jihadist Islam of terrorist groups such as IS and Boko Haram in his latest book . Party spokesperson Gaurav Bhatia, addressing a presser at the BJP headquarters here, went so far as to say the Opposition party was “weaving a web like a spider” against Hindus.

India demands $1 trillion as ‘climate finance’

India has demanded a trillion dollars over the next decade from developed countries to adapt to, and mitigate, the challenges arising from global warming, and has kept this as a condition for delivering on climate commitments made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a senior official who is part of ongoing climate agreement negotiations in Glasgow told  The Hindu .

Derogatory posts against judges: CBI seeks U.S. authorities help in locating two accused

The CBI has sought the assistance of United States authorities in locating C. Prabhakar Reddy and Mani Annapureddy, who are wanted in connection with alleged derogatory social media posts against judges and the judiciary.

Divergence between CDS and MEA on ‘Chinese village in Arunachal’

Chief of Defence Staff (CDS)  General Bipin Rawat  on Thursday contradicted the official position of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA)  regarding Chinese construction activities  in the eastern sector in Arunachal Pradesh.

Boost to Xi Jinping in Chinese Communist Party’s ‘historical resolution’

China’s Communist Party on Thursday adopted only the third “historical resolution” in its 100-year history, concluding a four-day plenum by enshrining current leader Xi Jinping’s place among the party’s tallest leaders and boosting his status ahead of a congress next year that will mark the start of his third term.

More than 12 crore people due for second dose of vaccine: government

Presently, 79% of the adult population has got the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 38% of the eligible population has received the second dose. And more than 12 crore beneficiaries are due for their second dose, according to Union Health Minister Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya.

Donald Trump asks appeals court to delay release of January 6 records

Former President Donald Trump has asked a federal appeals court to temporarily block the release of records to a House committee investigating the January 6 insurrection led by his supporters.

Boom time for big fat winter weddings

A Gurgaon-based top executive at a leading telecom company had planned a grand wedding for his daughter early this year, but the second wave of the pandemic scuttled his plans. Now, with COVID-19 cases on the wane, the couple will have a Hindu ceremony later this month, following a court marriage earlier in July in the U.S.

Congress urges President to revoke Kangana Ranaut’s Padma award

Deputy leader of the Congress in Rajya Sabha Anand Sharma on Thursday said President Ram Nath Kovind should take back the Padma award given to film actor Kangana Ranaut for her controversial statement on India’s Freedom movement. The actor was  awarded the Padma Shri on Tuesday .

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