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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.

Horoscope Today: Astrological prediction for December 10, what’s in store for Leo, Virgo, Scorpio, Sagittarius and other zodiac signs

Horoscopes help by giving a little hint about what the day is going to be like for all of us.The sun, moon and the planets determine whether the odds will be in our favour today. Each sign has its own characteristics and personality traits which tell us a lot about a person. Wouldn’t it then be helpful if we started our day by already knowing about what’s going to come our way? Read on.

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.

India vs West Indies: WI once again winning battle of sixes

Power-hitting has been a natural recourse for West Indies batsmen in the shortest format. Two World Twenty20 trophies (2012 and 2016) in their cabinet are shining testaments to a proven style of playing power-packed cricket in the shortest format, something that also puts them second in the list of sixes hit (722), just behind New Zealand (733). West Indies will enter next year’s World Cup in Australia as defending champions, even if a current ranking (10th) does not properly reflect their ability of fulfilling one of T20 cricket’s most basic requirement—hitting sixes.

Australia vs New Zealand: Kiwis face day-night challenge as series begins

Kane Williamson’s New Zealand know they need to re-adapt quickly to the nuances of day-night cricket to have any hope of winning a first series in Australia for more than 30 years when this week’s opening Test begins. The tourists pad up for the first of a three-Test series in Perth with no warm-up games and in forecast 40 Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) heat, before heading to Melbourne for the Boxing Day clash then Sydney.