The Hindu Top 10 stories of the day : ( 09 Jan 2017)

The Hindu Top 10 Stories For The Day

✔ Fodder scam case: Lalu Prasad sentenced to three-and-a-half years in jail

Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad on Saturday was sentenced to three-and-a-half years jail in a fodder scam case by the Special CBI court in Ranchi. The court also slapped a ₹5 lakh fine on Mr. Prasad.

✔ Venkaiah Naidu sends privilege notice against Rahul Gandhi to Lok Sabha

The bitterness of the recently concluded Winter Session of Parliament is likely to spill over into the Budget Session at the end of the month with Rajya Sabha chairperson M. Venkaiah Naidu forwarding a privilege notice against Congress president Rahul Gandhi to Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan for consideration.

✔ Kamala Mills fire: Mumbai pub owners booked for culpable homicide

Mumbai fire department has stated that flying embers from illegal hookah being served at the pub, Mojo’s Bistro, was the probable cause of the deadly blaze.

✔ PMLA case: ED files second charge sheet against Lalu Prasad’s daughter Misa Bharti

The Enforcement Directorate has filed a second charge sheet against RJD chief Lalu Prasad’s daughter Misa Bharti and her husband in a money laundering case before a Delhi court, which on January 6 kept both charge sheets for consideration on February 5.

✔ Four policemen killed in Sopore IED blast

Preliminary reports suggest that the IED was planted near a shop. It exploded when the policemen reached there, said an official.

✔ Rahul Gandhi describes GDP as Narendra Modi’s Gross Divisive Politics

Congress president targets both the Prime Minister and the Finance Minister for the slowdown in investment, bank credit growth, job creation and agricultural growth.

✔ Father-son duo held for fire in Mumbai’s Garib Nagar

Police on January 6 arrested a man and his son in connection with a fire incident during a demolition drive carried out by the local civic body in a slum colony in Mumbai in October 2017, an official said.

✔ Hafiz Saeed slaps Rs 100 million ‘defamation’ notice on Pakistan Minister

JuD chief Hafiz Saeed has served a Rs 100 million legal notice to Pakistan’s Defence Minister for “defamation”, days after the government banned the Jamaat-ud- Dawah from collecting donations following U.S. President Donald Trump’s outburst against Islamabad’s sheltering of terrorists.

✔ 11 Saudi princes arrested for palace protest

A state-linked Saudi news website says 11 princes have been arrested and will be tried for staging a protest at one of the king’s palaces and refusing orders to leave.

✔ The Ashes: Khawaja’s 171 helps Australia build lead in Sydney

Usman Khawaja hit a mammoth 171 and Shaun Marsh was approaching his sixth Test century as Australia eased 133 runs ahead of England on 479 for four after the third day of the fifth Ashes clash on Saturday.