A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Sexual harassment case registered against AAP legislator Amanutullah Khan: Although the Delhi Waqf Board chief denied the charges, he offered to resign from all government posts.
  2. Kashmir: One police officer, three terrorists killed during encounter in Poonch district: Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh blamed Pakistan for the incident, and said Islamabad was creating trouble in the Valley.
  3. High-speed Talgo train completes trial run between New Delhi and Mumbai in 11 hours 48 minutes: The Rajdhani Express takes 15 hours and 50 minutes to cover the same distance – 1,384 km.
  4. Sunburn Festival likely to change venue from Goa to Mumbai or Delhi, reports PTI: The organisers are considering other options because the Goa government has decided not to allow any mega event in the state between December 15 and January 15.
  5. What did I do to earn the tag of terror preacher, Zakir Naik asks in open letter to government: He said if the Centre puts a ban on his organisation, it will set a 'precedence of unspeakable injustices against the 20 crore Muslims in India'.
  6. Cauvery dispute: Karnataka files plea seeking modification of Supreme Court order to share water: The state, which is facing an acute shortage of water, said it has released 66,000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu, which uses it for storage.
  7. Woman of Indian origin gets 15-year jail term in US for battering and starving stepdaughter: Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said Sheetal Ranot was the ‘epitome of an evil stepmother’ who denied basic nourishment and inflicted pain on a child.
  8. Photos: US remembers victims of 9/11 attack on its 15th anniversary: The National September 11 Memorial and Museum has planned its first art exhibition on the subject, to showcase works by 13 artists.
  9. After 15 suspected hooch deaths in Gujarat, government sets up probe panelThe state home department has transferred police officials and ordered an inquiry against them for negligence of duty.
  10. 13 people killed and 203 injured in Tanzania earthquake: Images shared on social media platforms show damage to buildings in the city of Bukoba, one of the worst affected by the quake.