Ex-Australia Test Captain Tim Paine To Take “Leave” From All Cricket

File photo of former Australian Test captain Tim Paine© AFP Australia’s Tim Paine will take leave from all forms of cricket for the “foreseeable future”, Cricket Tasmania said Friday, after a sexting scandal led him to resign as Test captain. “Following discussions over the last 24 hours, Tim Paine has advised Cricket Tasmania that he will be taking a leave of absence from all forms of cricket for the foreseeable future,” it said in a statement. Promoted (More to follow…) (This story has not been edited by NDTV staff and…

Canada “Worst Performer” On Climate Among G7 Nations: Commissioner

<!– –> Canada is the world’s fourth largest producer and exporter of oil. (File) Ottawa: Canada has failed in its efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions linked to global warning, the environment commissioner said Thursday, ranking it as the “worst performer” among Group of Seven industrialized nations. A series of reports by independent parliamentary watchdog Jerry DeMarco looked at decades of government climate action that yielded an increase of more than 20 per cent in emissions since 1990. Canada “has become the worst performer of all G7 nations since the…

Opposition To Boycott Constitution Day Event In Parliament Hall: Report

<!– –> Constitution Day event: Congress leaders were in touch with opposition leaders, sources said (File) New Delhi: The Congress and several other opposition parties have decided to boycott the Constitution Day celebrations in the Central Hall of Parliament on Friday, sources said. President Ram Nath Kovind will address the function. The Congress has decided to boycott the event and several other opposition parties have joined hands in solidarity, sources confirmed. The Congress leaders were in touch with leaders of many opposition parties for joining them in the boycott, sources…

Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha Not To Have Visitors During Winter Session: Report

<!– –> The Winter Session of Parliament, beginning November 29, will continue till December 23. (File) New Delhi: Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha will not have any visitors during the Winter Session of Parliament beginning November 29, sources said on Thursday. The visitor’s galleries in both the houses will be closed during the upcoming session due to the prevailing Covid situation and restrictions imposed. Officials of both the secretariats have written about the non-availability of galleries for visitors during the upcoming session. The sources said due to Covid protocol in…

Brazil’s Bolsonaro, Who Downplayed Covid, Against Carnival Resumption

<!– –> Brazil Carnival: Bolsonaro said the decision was up to state and local authorities. (File) Brasilia: President Jair Bolsonaro said Thursday he was against Brazil resuming carnival celebrations in February, a rare nod to COVID-19 social distancing measures from the far-right leader. “As far as I’m concerned, we shouldn’t have carnival,” Bolsonaro, 66, said in an interview, as Brazil debates whether to go ahead with the festivities held from February 25 to March 1. Carnival was cancelled in Brazil this year because of the pandemic. But authorities are considering…

15 More Countries Recognise India’s Vaccine Certificate: Foreign Ministry

<!– –> The Centre had said nearly 100 countries have agreed for mutual acceptance of vaccine certificates (File) New Delhi: As many as fifteen more countries have recognised India’s COVID-19 vaccination certificate, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) informed late on Thursday. “Mutual recognition of COVID-19 vaccination certificates continues! Fifteen more recognitions for India’s vaccination certificate,” MEA Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi tweeted. Mutual recognition of COVID-19 vaccination certificates continues! Fifteen more recognitions for India’s vaccination certificate. Full list ➡️ https://t.co/gXVOLLnApe — Arindam Bagchi (@MEAIndia) November 25, 2021 “Mutual recognition of Covid-19…

Israel Cuts List Of Nations Buying Cyber Tech After Pegasus Row: Report

<!– –> Israel has cut the list of countries licensed to buy cyber tech to just 37 from 102. (File) Jerusalem: Israel slashed its list of countries eligible to buy its cyber technologies following concern over possible abuses abroad of a hacking tool sold by Israeli firm NSO Group, Israel’s Calcalist financial newspaper reported on Thursday. The newspaper, which did not disclose its sources, said Mexico, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Mexico and the United Arab Emirates were among countries which would now be barred from importing Israeli cyber tech. The list…

Germany To Get Its First Woman Foreign Minister

<!– –> Germany: Annalena Baerbock is expected to take on the role in early December. Berlin: Green party co-leader Annalena Baerbock is to become Germany’s first woman foreign minister, her party announced Thursday, as the country’s incoming coalition government takes shape. The 40-year-old mother-of-two is expected to take on the role in early December once the new government — made up of the Social Democrats (SPD), the liberal FDP and the Greens — is formally installed. Baerbock has signalled a more assertive stance on China and Russia, putting respect for…

UK PM Asks France To Take Back All Migrants Who Crossed English Channel

<!– –> Boris Johnson’s proposal came after 27 migrants trying to reach UK drowned off French coast (File) London: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday asked France to take back all migrants who crossed the Channel, after at least 27 migrants trying to reach England drowned off the northern French coast. “I propose that we put in place a bilateral readmissions agreement to allow all illegal migrants who cross the Channel to be returned,” he said. (Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff…

UK To Ban Travel From 6 Nations As South Africa Detects New Covid Variant

<!– –> UK’s travel ban comes after South Africa detected a new COVID-19 variant. (File) London: Britain on Thursday said it would ban travel from six southern African countries, after South Africa detected a new Covid-19 variant with a large number of mutations. “The early indication we have of this variant is it may be more transmissible than the Delta variant and the vaccines that we currently have may be less effective against it,” Health Secretary Sajid Javid said. Javid said the new variant, which South Africa attributed to a…