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Citizenship amended

Parliament on Wednesday passed a bill granting citizenship to religious minorities from three Muslim-majority countries in India’s neighbourhood, as the government rushed troops to the North-east to contain protesters who went on a rampage against the controversial legislation that opposition parties called divisive and unconstitutional.

New committee to tap alternative site for Metro-3 car shed

After promising that the government would stay the ongoing construction work of the Metro-3 car shed at Aarey Milk Colony following his swearing-in as chief minister (CM), Uddhav Thackeray has appointed a committee to explore an alternative location for the shed. The CM has also asked for a probe into whether the felling of the 2,141 trees was per procedure. The committee has been directed to submit its report in two weeks.

India vs West Indies:?A perfect storm at Wankhede

If setting a target is work in progress for India, they progressed some distance on Wednesday. Virat Kohli’s side displayed a ruthless approach, piling up 240 for three batting first and then disrupting West Indies’ chase with early wickets to seal a 67-run victory in the final T20 tie and take the three-match series 2-1. In a one-sided affair at the Wankhede Stadium, India recorded their third highest T20 total, and three of their batsmen together clobbered 16 sixes and 19 fours. Rohit Sharma entered the record books by going past 400 sixes across formats in international cricket, while also bringing up the highest stand for any wicket in India-West Indies contests, with KL Rahul.

India vs West Indies:?‘It was one of the best innings I?have ever played’- Virat Kohli

India captain Virat Kohli hammered 70 runs in 29 balls as he helped his side to a comfortable 67-run win in the 3rd T20I against West Indies at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. With the win, the hosts clinched the series 2-1. Kohli, who was named the man of the series for his performance, described it as one of his best innings after the match, and said that now he feels motivated for the upcoming T20I World Cup next year.