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Bengal assembly limits governor’s role

HT Correspondentletters@hindustantimes.comKolkata: Relations between West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and the state’s All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) government took a turn for the worse on Tuesday when the latter curtailed the governor’s powers as chancellor of state universities through a set of new rules.

JNUSU reiterates demands, digs its heels in on boycotting exams that start tomorrow

The Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU), on Tuesday, reiterated its demands of a complete rollback of services dues and refused to budge even as officials from the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) held a meeting with them to negotiate on the JNU stalemate. The students’ union have also demanded postponement of end of semester examination, scheduled to begin December 12.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge says she wasn’t hired for James Bond film because of her gender

Writer-actor Phoebe Waller-Bridge has once again made it clear that her gender played no role in her hiring as one of the writers on No Time to Die. The 34-year-old actor, who has been getting critical praise for her show Fleabag, was earlier this year roped in to polish the film’s script. There was speculation that she was hired to make the film more inclusive, specifically to improve the portrayal of women in Bond movies.

JNU row: What is the outrage all about

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) is all set to witness another showdown between the students and the administration. The agitating students have given the call to boycott the end-semester examinations which are scheduled to begin on December 12.

The new Bharat is a different marketplace

“We are finally realising that brands that become too focused on the individual and the change payoff are actually falling off. Brands that are about rootedness and collectivism are the ones that are doing really well. The idea is to move forward basis our roots,” said Dheeraj Sinha, MD, India and Chief Strategy Officer, Leo Burnett – South Asia.

Ranji Trophy: Sorry for the interruption – It’s a dog, it’s a pig, no it’s a snake

First day jitters during Ranji Trophy openers are not unusual. But performance anxiety had nothing to do with the jitters triggered at Vijaywada’s Devineni Venkata Ramana Praneetha Ground on Monday. Having sent Andhra in to bat, defending champions Vidarbha were stalled in their tracks when a snake was found slithering its way across the ground. Play was held up for some time as it took eight members of the ground staff to force the reluctant reptile off the ground, making for quite an intriguing 13-second video that has gone viral on social media since morning.