The Hindu Top 10 stories of the day : ( 04 Dec 2017)

The Hindu Top 10 Stories For The Day

✔ Modi accuses Congress of trying to divide society

Sharpening his attack on the Congress in poll-bound Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday accused the opposition party of seeking to divide society on the basis of caste and religion. Resuming his campaign in his home state, where the first phase of Assembly elections is to be held on December 9, Mr. Modi lashed out at the Congress, saying that it wanted to create “walls between brothers”.

✔ Iran inaugurates Chabahar port

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on December 3 inaugurated a newly built extension to the country’s main Arabian Sea outlet, the strategic Chabahar Port on the Gulf of Oman, which more than triples its capacity and poses a challenge for a port under construction in neighbouring Pakistan.

✔ Low pressure area over Andaman sea likely to become depression

A fresh spell of rainfall is expected to lash Tamil Nadu as the well-marked low pressure area over the south Andaman Sea is likely to turn into a depression in the next 24 hours and a deep depression in the subsequent 48 hours, the Met office said on Sunday.

✔ R.K. Nagar bypoll: MDMK to support DMK for first time since 2006

Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) chief Vaiko on Sunday announced his party’s support to the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) in the R.K. Nagar Assembly bypoll scheduled on December 21, the first such gesture after over a decade.

✔ Cyclone Ockhi cannot be declared a national calamity, says Alphons Kannanthanam

The Centre on December 3 said Cyclone Ockhi, which wreaked havoc in Kerala,Tamil Nadu and Lakshadweep, cannot be declared a national calamity as there is no such scheme, but assured all necessary assistance to tackle the situation.

✔ Kohli’s 234 fuels India’s charge at smog-hit Delhi

Captain Virat Kohli smashed a career-best 243, his second successive double hundred, before a blanket of smog prompted him to declare on 536 for seven in the third and final test against Sri Lanka on Sunday.

Also read: Ind vs SL third Test: Sri Lankans complain of pollution

✔ Report predicts explosion in ransomware attacks in 2018

Ransomware attacks in the cyberspace are likely to increase and become more sophisticated in 2018 targeting high net worth individuals and corporates, McAfee Inc. warned in its latest prediction report. The report also warns individual home users that greater inter-connected home devices will surrender consumer privacy to corporates.

✔ Watch: India’s first madame Tussauds opens in Delhi

A picture clicked with a favourite celebrity at Madame Tussauds is a souvenir many who have visited London have come back with. Delhiites will not have to travel that far for the experience as Madame Tussauds has built a home for the celebrities at the historic Regal building in Connaught Place.

✔ After erroneous Flynn report, ABC News suspends investigative reporter Brian Ross

ABC News on Saturday suspended investigative reporter Brian Ross for four weeks without pay for his erroneous report on Michael Flynn, which it called a “serious error.”

✔ Trump suggests he may be flexible on corporate tax rates

President Donald Trump has suggested that he may be willing to negotiate changes to a significant portion of the tax overhaul, the corporate tax rate, injecting an element of uncertainty into the tax plan only hours after it cleared the Senate.