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BrahMos Aerospace engineer held for leaking info to Pakistan

Nagpur/Lucknow, Oct 9: An engineer with the BrahMos Aerospace unit near here was arrested Monday for allegedly leaking "technical information" to Pakistan, an official said.

Nishant Agrawal was nabbed in a joint operation by the Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squads (ATS) at BrahMos' Wardha Road facility, an ATS official said in Nagpur.

ATS sources in Uttar Pradesh's...

I-T returns deadline extended till Oct 31

New Delhi, Oct 8: The government today extended by a fortnight till October 31 the deadline for filing Income Tax return (ITR) and audit report for financial year 2017-18.

This is the second extension within a fortnight of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), earlier extending the deadline for tax payers whose accounts have to be audited from...

Rupee slumps 30 paise to close at record low of 74.06

Mumbai, Oct 8: The rupee slumped by 30 paise to finish at a fresh lifetime low of 74.06 against the US dollar on Monday amid strengthening of the greenback and steady capital outflows.

The rupee had opened lower by 14 paisa against Friday's close of 73.76 in early trade as the US dollar strength against major global currencies weighed...

'Happy' #MeToo started in India, hope it doesn't go out of control: Maneka

New Delhi, Oct 8: Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi Monday said she has asked the Law Ministry to not keep any age limit to report child sexual abuse, allowing people to complain about what has happened to them even "10-15 years later".

Noting that anger at molestation and sexual abuse never goes away, the Union minister also...

Kerala CM slams RSS, says Sabarimala stir 'deliberate' attempt to destroy unity

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 8: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan today criticised those agitating against his government's move to implement the Supreme Court verdict on entry of women of all ages into the Sabarimala temple, saying "deliberate" efforts were being made to destroy the state's unity and secular fabric.

Asserting that his government was committed to protecting the religious beliefs and...

Go to Italy if you lose against me: Sakshi tells Rahul

Unnao, Oct 8: BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj has dared Congress president Rahul Gandhi to contest the 2019 Lok Sabha polls against him, saying he will leave politics if Rahul defeats him.

"I challenge Rahul Gandhi to contest the 2019 general elections against me (from Unnao). I will leave politics if he wins, but if he loses, he...

Woman politician allegedly attacked by Bajrang Dal activists

Aligarh, Oct 8: Former Samajwadi Party spokesperson Pankhuri Pathak claimed she and her team members were attacked Saturday allegedly by Bajrang Dal activists here when they tried to meet families of two persons killed in a "fake" encounter here.

Mustaqeem and Naushad, who carried a bounty of Rs 25,000 each on their heads, were killed in an encounter with...

CBI secures HC nod to file closure report in Najeeb Ahmed missing case

New Delhi, Oct 8: The High Court of Delhi today allowed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which was probing into the disappearance of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Najeeb Ahmed, to submit a closure report at a trial court here.

The agency had, on last hearing, told the High Court that it wanted to file closure report stating...

342 detained in Gujarat for attack on non-Gujarati Indians

Ahmedabad, Oct 8: The police have so far arrested 342 people from various parts of Gujarat for allegedly attacking non-Gujaratis, especially those hailing from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, following the rape of a 14-month-old girl in Sabarkantha district, a senior officer said on Sunday.

Non-Gujaratis were targeted and hate messages circulated against them on social media after a native...

Polling begins in 321 wards in First phase of municipal elections in J&K

Srinagar, Oct 8: Polling commenced in 321 wards in the first of the four phase Municipal elections in Jammu and Kashmir amidst unprecedented security arrangements following general strike called by separatists and apprehension of militant attempt to disrupt the process.

The polling began at 0700 hrs on a dull note as hardly any voting was visible during the first...