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Irish woman raped in Kolkata, one arrested

KOLKATA: A man has been arrested and remanded to police custody for allegedly raping a 21-year-old Irish woman, police said. We arrested Sujoy Mitra following a complaint of rape by an Irish woman who lives in the city. Based on pictures in her mobile, we arrested Mitra from his residence late Saturday night, an officer of Kalighat police station said. According to police, the woman, associated with a Darjeeling-based NGO, had invited Mitra to an upscale hotel to celebrate her birthday on Friday night. After the party ended in the early hours Saturday, the woman dropped an inebriated Mitra to his house in Kalighat, where he allegedly raped her. The victim filed a police complaint, following which Mitra was arrested. After accompanying Mitra to his house, the lady stayed with him for nearly two hours and even had breakfast. The allegations are totally false and motivated. My client is a teetotaller, said Mitras counsel Dibyendu Bhattachrya. Mitra was presented in a city court on Sunday, which remanded him to police custody till June 5.

Give us Headley for a year, India requests US

After the US expressed its inability to extradite him, India has conveyed to the American interlocutors to hand over the key conspirator in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks temporarily
NEW DELHI: India has asked the US to temporarily hand over Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist and a key conspirator in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, David Headley for a year and extradite his accomplice Tahawwur Hussain Rana to get more information about the conspiracy hatched to carry out the terror attacks. India has conveyed to the American interlocutors to temporarily hand over Headley for a year after the US expressed its inability to extradite him. The request was made during the Indo-US Homeland Security Dialogue held in Washington between May 2022, and the US interlocutors have reportedly assured to actively consider the request. If the US agrees to hand over Headley, it would be the second time that India would get access to the Pakistan-American terrorist. Headley had pleaded guilty to 12 terrorism charges, including his involvement in the November 2008 attacks that claimed 166 lives. He had, however, entered into plea bargain

ON TOP: Anil K Gupta, Chairman & MD, Container Corporation of India Limited (CONCOR) receiving the Dun & Bradstreet Bharathi Cement Corporate Awards 2012 from Jayant Kumar Banthia, Chief Secretary, Government of Maharashtra. CONCOR has been selected as the top Indian company under the sector Transport and Logistics category

MOST WANTED: David Headley had pleaded guilty to 12 terrorism charges, including his involvement in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks that claimed 166 lives.

NALCOs sales turnover at R6,809 crore National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO) has declared its financial results for 2012-13 fiscal. According to the audited financial results for the year, taken on record by the Board of Directors in a meeting held in New Delhi, NALCO has posted a net sales turnover of Rs 6,809 crore, up 4.75%, over Rs 6,500 crore achieved in the previous fiscal. The rise in sales turnover is mostly attributed to higher production and sale of alumina. Confederation demands pay revision in PSEs Officers of countrys leading Maharatna Companies have come together to form a confederation, which includes representatives from the Officers Associations of ONGC, SAIL, IOCL, CIL and NTPC. The confederation has approached the government with request for pay revision for officers of CPSEs. The last pay revision had come into effect in January 2007. Leaders of the confederation met the Secretary (Department of Public Enterprises) to ensure the process of pay revision for officers is initiated. POWERGRID profit rises 30% at Rs 4,235 crore Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID) has posted a net profit of Rs1,109 crore for the fourth quarter of FY 2012-13. It registered a net profit of Rs 4,235 crore over a turnover of Rs 13,328 crore in the FY 2012-13, registering a growth of about 24% in turnover and 30% in net profit compared to FY 2011-12. The company had declared interim dividend of 16.1% and has now proposed a final dividend of 11.4% for 2012-13. REC PAT grows by 35% Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) has declared its quarterly/yearly results for the period ended March 31, 2013. In a meeting, the Board of Directors of the corporation approved the Audited Financial Results. Total Income of the company for the quarter and financial year ended

on March 31, 2013 has increased to Rs 3,640 crore and Rs 13,599 crore as against the corresponding quarter and financial year 2012 of Rs 2,867 crore and Rs 10,509 crore thus registering an increase of 27% for the quarter and 29% for the year. NBCC posts impressive profit in Q4 National Buildings Construction Corporation Ltd. (NBCC) has posted 45.25% increase in net profit at Rs 95.97 crore in Q4. For the entire 2012-13 fiscal, net profit increased to Rs 207.50 crore from Rs 190.17 crore in 2011-12. NBCCs Board of Directors of at its have recommended dividend of Rs 3.75 per equity share amounting to Rs 45 crore for the financial year 2012-13 excluding dividend distribution tax of Rs 7.30 crore. SAIL commissions projects worth Rs 5,500 cr in FY13 SAILs relentless drive to fasttrack its modernisation & expansion plan (MEP), resulted in commissioning of projects worth Rs 5,500 crores in 2012-13. The companys capital expenditure during FY13 was Rs 9731 crore. Under the MEP, cumulative orders worth Rs 58,225 crore were placed and an expenditure of Rs 44,536 crore incurred until April 13. In April 2013 itself, projects worth Rs 2,175 crore have already been commissioned. Bank of Maharashtra launches DSBS Bank of Maharashtra has launched Doorstep Banking Service (DSBS) for corporate/retail cash or instruments, collection/delivery facility for its saving/current/cash credit account holders initially in Pune and Mumbai, to be extended to other places later. DSBS will be offered to corporate customers/government departments/PSUs, individual customers etc after preregistering and sign an agreement with the bank to avail the service. It will have reasonable charges payable by customers for this premium service.

AAPs Arvind to contest against Delhi CM

NEW DELHI: Activistturned-politician and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal will take on Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit in the Delhi assembly elections, AAP said yesterday. Kejirwal will contest directly against Dikshit. We have taken the decision after a meeting of our party's volunteers, AAP leader Manish Sisodia said. Dikshit is the driving force of corruption and she should be directly challenged by Kejriwal. If Dikshit changes her constituency, then he will also change his constituency, he added. said. AAP has released the first short list of 44 probable candidates for 12 seats in the coming assembly elections scheduled in November. AGENCIES

with US authorities. Following Indias consistent persuasion, the US has indicated to interlocutors that India could be given access to Headley for the second time to get more information about the conspiracy hatched to carry out the 2008 attack. So far, the US has not given any opportunity to question Rana, who was sentenced by an American court for his involvement in a terror plot in Denmark. Indian investigators believe that if they could quiz Rana, a lot of hidden information could come to light as he was a close associate of Headley.

Headley had pleaded guilty to 12 terrorism charges, including his involvement in the November 2008 attacks that claimed 166 lives. He had, however, entered into a plea bargain with US authorities. A court in the US had sentenced Rana to 14 years in jail followed by five years of supervised release. Rana was convicted for providing material support to LeT and for backing a dastardly plot to attack a Danish newspaper but not convicted for the Mumbai terror attack despite being a close associate of Headley. AGENCIES

DRIVING HOME A POINT? A Sikh rides a motorcycle with a placard as a licence plate saying ;never forget 1984; during a rally seeking justice for the massacre of Sikhs following the 1984 assassination of then prime minister Indira Gandhi, near the Gurudwara Gobind Dham in Ahmedabad yesterday. Activists accuse that the Congress party had turned a blind eye to the killing of Sikhs and say some of its leaders may have helped incite mobs. PIC/AFP