The Hindu Top 10 stories of the day : ( 20 Nov 2017)

The Hindu Top 10 Stories For The Day

✔ Zimbabwe’s ruling party fires Robert Mugabe as leader

President Robert Mugabe was dismissed as the leader of Zimababwe’s ruling ZANU-PF party on Sunday in a move to force him to end to his 37 years in power peacefully following a de facto military coup

✔ ‘Padmavati’ release deferred, producer says decision voluntary

The proposed release date of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati has been deferred, producers of the film said on November 19.  In a statement, Viacom18 Motion Pictures said it had taken the decision “voluntarily”.

✔ J&K Police, Army offer surrender option to local militants

The Army and the J&K Police, in a joint appeal on November 19, said a surrender offer has been extended to all local militants active in Kashmir. The number of such local militants is around 120.

✔ 210 govt. websites made Aadhaar details public: UIDAI

More than 200 central and State government websites publicly displayed details such as names and addresses of some Aadhaar beneficiaries, the Unique Identification Authority of India has said.

✔ Islamic State’s news agency claims responsibility for Srinagar attack

SITE Intel Group, an online terror tracker site, has claimed that Islamic State-backed news agency Amaq took responsibility for the November 17, 2017 Zakura attack in Srinagar, which left one local militant Mugees Mir and a sub-inspector dead.

✔ Swiss parliamentary panel okays auto info exchange with India

Paving the way for India to get instant access to details on Indians with Swiss accounts, a key parliamentary panel in Switzerland has approved an automatic information exchange pact between the two countries.

✔ This Sabarimala season, an updated lullaby for Lord Ayyappan

The Travancore Devaswom Board, which manages the Sabarimala temple, is getting ready to re-record with changes a devotional song, played every night to put Lord Ayyappa, the principal deity, to sleep.

✔ Dhawan, Rahul frustrate Sri Lanka with fighting fifties

Opener Shikhar Dhawan (94) and KL Rahul (73) restored India’s dominance with fluent half- centuries as the hosts erased a 122-run lead to nose ahead in the opening cricket Test against Sri Lanka, at Eden Gardens on Sunday.

✔ Bangladesh arrests one more suspect in blogger Avijit Roy killing

Police on November 19 said they had arrested a suspected leader of an Islamist group wanted in connection with the death in 2015 a U.S. blogger critical of religious extremism.

✔ Six of top-10 most valued firms add ₹31,249 cr in market capitalisation

RIL, TCS, HDFC Bank, SBI, Maruti Suzuki India and Infosys emerged as gainers from the top 10 list, while ITC, HUL, HDFC and ONGC suffered losses in their market capitalisation (m- cap) for the week ended Friday.