The Hindu Top 10 stories of the day : ( 12 Dec 2017)

The Hindu Top 10 Stories For The Day

✔ Bangladeshi-origin man held after subway blast near Times Square

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says the device the man wore exploded in an “attempted terrorist attack“ resulting in four minor injuries.

✔ Rahul Gandhi elected Congress president

“Eighty-nine nomination papers proposing the name of Shri Rahul Gandhi for Congress President have been received. All the nomination papers have been found valid,” the returning officer for the election, Mullappally Ramachandran, said in a statement. | Also read: The ascension of Rahul Gandhi and what it means

✔ Modi must apologise to the nation for his comments, says Manmohan

At an election rally in Gujarat, Modi suggested that Dr. Singh and others held a “secret meeting” with Pakistani officials at suspended Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar’s residence to “influence” the outcome of the Gujarat elections.

✔ Don’t drag us into your domestic politics, Pakistan tells India

“India should stop dragging Pakistan into its electoral debate and win victories on own strength rather than fabricated conspiracies, which are utterly baseless and irresponsible,” Pakistan’s Foreign Office spokesman Mohammad Faisal said on Twitter.

✔ Ahmedabad police say ‘no’ to Modi, Rahul road shows

Both leaders were expected to hold road shows in the city on the last day of campaigning on December 12.

✔ Senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan quits court practice, citing ‘humiliating end to Delhi case’

In a curt two-paragraph letter addressed to Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, Mr. Dhavan cited the “humiliation” he suffered in the Chief Justice’s courtroom on the last day of hearing in the Centre-Delhi government power spat hearing.

✔ SC dismisses plea against bail granted to 3 trustees of Ryan International Group

On November 21, the Punjab and Haryana High Court granted anticipatory bail to Ryan International Group CEO Ryan Pinto and his parents — founding chairman Augustine Pinto and managing director Grace Pinto — in connection with the killing.

✔ Rape of Rohingya women by Myanmar’s armed forces is sweeping and methodical

The sexual assault survivors ranged in age from 13 to 35 and came from a wide swath of villages in Myanmar’s Rakhine State and described assaults between October 2016 and mid-September.

✔ BCCI SGM: India agrees to host Afghanistan’s first ever Test match

India will be hosting 81 matches across formats from 2019-2023, 30 more than the current Future Tours Programme (FTP), but the BCCI on Monday insisted that the number of playing days per year for the ever-busy cricketers will decrease.

✔ Max Born, the man featured in today’s Google Doodle

German-born Max Born won the Nobel Prize for his exceptional work in quantum mechanics.

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