Haryana sisters take on molesters in bus; three arrested

The Haryana Police, finally acting in the incident in which two sisters from Haryana’s Rohtak town took on three molesters in a moving bus as the other passengers remained mute spectators, Sunday arrested all three youths.

Police arrested the alleged molesters, Deepak, Mohit and Kuldeep, after the incident was highlighted in the media. They have been booked for molestation and assault.

The state police had drawn flak for not being able to take any action after an incident came to light in Rohtak town.

Rituraj Mohanty wins ‘India’s Raw Star’

Odisha’s Rituraj Mohanty was named the first “India’s Raw Star” Sunday here after receiving votes from audiences across India.

Known for his soulful voice, Rituraj’s consistent performance throughout the season of the singing reality show led him to victory.

Going home with a Maruti Suzuki Swift, a contract with STAR Plus and a whopping Rs.50 lakh as cash prize, he defeated Darshan Raval from Ahmedabad and Mohit Gaur from Jaipur.

Late Pelissari strike helps Chennaiyin down Kerala Blasters

Second half substitute Bruno Pelissari produced a late moment of magic to help league leaders Chennaiyin FC beat Kerala Blasters FC 1-0 and extend their lead at the top of the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) standings here Sunday.

With this win, Marco Materazzi’s side, who have 22 points, move five points clear of second placed Atletico De Kolkata.

The first home defeat leaves the hosts in fourth place with 15 points.

Chennai emerged victorious for the second time in what was dubbed as the south Indian derby, having won 2-1 in Chennai earlier.

Imran Khan attacks Sharif, threatens to shut down major cities

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan Sunday announced his plans to bring major cities in the country to a standstill, while pressing for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s resignation.

Addressing a massive rally in Pakistan’s capital Islamabad, Imran said: “On Thursday (Dec 4), I will go to Lahore and shut it down. On Dec 8, I will shut down Faisalabad; on Dec 12, I will go to Karachi and shut it down. By Dec 16, I will close down all of Pakistan,” The Dawn online reported.

Odisha chit fund scam: CBI quizzes two IPS officers in a day

The CBI Sunday interrogated two IPS officers in Odisha for their alleged links with a man arrested by the investigating agency in connection with the multi-crore-rupee chit fund scam in the state.

After quizzing Rajesh Kumar, deputy inspector general (DIG) of Odisha’s north-central range, for over three hours Sunday morning, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) later in the day questioned Kendrapara Superintendent of Police Satish Gajbhiye for over two and a half hours for his alleged link with a broker.

Iraqi PM favours resolving disputes with Kurds for defeating IS

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi Sunday called for a resolution of outstanding problems between Baghdad and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), given that both sides are fighting the Islamic State (IS).

“The interest of Iraq is greater than all of us, and the threat of terrorism is a threat to all (of) Iraq, which invites us to solve all the problems,” Abadi said in a statement, following his meeting with a visiting Kurdish delegation, Xinhua reported.

Israeli government approves new bill to detain asylum seekers

The Israeli government Sunday, unanimously voted in favour of a new bill, which allows authorities to detain asylum seekers for up to 20 months in an “open-prison”, official sources said.

The bill proposal, called “The Infiltration Prevention Act,” is the third formulation of the bill, the two previous versions having been struck down by the country’s Supreme Court, for the alleged infringement upon the migrants’ basic human rights, Xinhua reported.

Pro-democracy protesters surround government offices in Hong Kong

Thousands of demonstrators Sunday surrounded government offices in Hong Kong in a new protest to demand democratic elections in the city, while some 3,000 police officers were deployed to try and contain them.

Convened by the two student organisations heading the massive protests since late September, Schoralism and the Hong Kong Students Federation, thousands of citizens continue to besiege the legislative council building — the former British colony’s parliament — and the office of the local governor.