The Hindu Top 10 stories of the day : ( 31 oct 2017)

The Hindu Top 10 Stories For The Day

✔ Supreme Court adjourns hearings on J&K’s special status for 12 weeks

The Centre on Monday bought time from the Supreme Court hearing petitions challenging special status to Jammu and Kashmir, saying it has appointed an interlocutor to commence dialogue with stakeholders in the restive State.

✔ Chennai gets its first widespread rain spell; holiday for schools tomorrow

In the first intense spell of rain of this Northeast monsoon, several parts of the city received moderate showers from Sunday night. While the typical monsoon day has come as a relief for the city reeling from water shortage, it also brought with it the usual host of civic issues.

✔ India, Pakistan DGMOs talk over LoC firing

While the Indian DGMO said Pak Army’s support to terrorism unacceptable, his counterpart accused Indian Army of deliberately targeting civilians.

✔ Supreme Court to form five-judge Constitution Bench to hear all Aadhaar pleas

In response to the government’s claim in court that falsehoods have been spread about Aadhaar linking, the CJI took this step.

✔ Supreme Court sets date to hear Hadiya on her conversion to Islam and marriage

The Supreme Court on Monday ordered the production of Akhila alias Hadiya, a Hindu girl in Kerala who converted to Islam and subsequently married a Muslim man, before it on November 27 at 3 pm.

✔ Narendra Modi holds talks with Italian PM; six pacts inked

India and Italy on Monday inked six pacts, including on boosting cooperation in the energy and trade sectors, after extensive talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Italian counterpart Paolo Gentiloni on key issues such as terrorism and cyber crime.

✔ Civil Aviation Minister asks airlines to ban Jet Airways hoax caller

Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Monday asked all airlines to ban the hoax caller who disrupted a Mumbai-Delhi Jet Airways flight by giving a hijack theat.

✔ Demonetisation a disaster, GST torpedoed economy: Rahul Gandhi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday described demonetisation as an “out and out disaster” and said that GST was a “torpedo” which destroyed the economy.

✔ Saudi to allow women into sports stadiums from 2018

The kingdom appears to be relaxing some norms as part of its “Vision 2030” plan for economic and social reforms.

✔ Kohli claims back ICC top spot, surpasses Tendulkar’s points

The 28-year-old Delhi batsman, who scored 263 runs in the series, has reached 889 points, which is the best ever by an India batsman.