LIVE News Updates: Mumbai Court sends Yes Bank founder Rana Kapoor to judicial custody till April 2
Mumbai Court sends Yes Bank founder Rana Kapoor to judicial custody till April 2
A Mumbai Court sends Yes Bank founder Rana Kapoor to judicial custody till April 2.
Lok Sabha passes 'The Indian Institutes of Information Technology Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2020'
Lok Sabha passes 'The Indian Institutes of Information Technology Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2020'. pic.twitter.com/lhAeIUeECl— ANI (@ANI) March 20, 2020
At least 24 Afghan security forces killed in insider attack
At least two dozen Afghan security forces were killed Friday in an insider attack on their base in southern Afghanistan, officials told AFP, as fighting raged in the war-weary country while efforts to start talks with the Taliban stalled.
The pre-dawn attack in Zabul province comes as Afghanistan is grappling with several crises including an increase in Taliban violence that has thrown a supposed peace process into turmoil, mounting coronavirus cases, and a political feud that has seen two men claim the presidency.
The attack in Zabul saw several "infiltrators" open fire on their comrades as they slept, according to provincial governor Rahmatullah Yarmal, in one of the deadliest attacks since the US signed a withdrawal deal with the Taliban last month.
GOI in draft Defence Procurement Procedure 2020 introduced "Leasing" as a new category
The Government of India in the draft Defence Procurement Procedure 2020 has introduced "Leasing" as a new category for acquisition in addition to existing 'Buy' & 'Make' categories to substitute huge initial capital outlays with periodical rental payments.
The Government of India in the draft Defence Procurement Procedure 2020 has introduced "Leasing" as a new category for acquisition in addition to existing 'Buy' & 'Make' categories to substitute huge initial capital outlays with periodical rental payments.— ANI (@ANI) March 20, 2020
Kamal Nath submits resignation to Madhya Pradesh Governor Lalji Tandon
Kamal Nath has submitted his resignation to Madhya Pradesh Governor Lalji Tandon.
Kamal Nath reaches at Raj Bhavan in Bhopal
Madhya Pradesh: Kamal Nath arrives at Raj Bhavan in Bhopal. He has resigned as the CM, ahead of the floor test in the state assembly which was to be held today.
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla in the House today
Lok Sabha will be convened from 2 pm onwards on 23rd March after many MPs requested to delay the session due to the unavailability of flights.
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla in the House today: Lok Sabha will be convened from 2 pm onwards on 23rd March after many MPs requested to delay the session due to the unavailability of flights. (file pic) pic.twitter.com/DpvV897EKf— ANI (@ANI) March 20, 2020
MP CM Kamal Nath announces his resignation
Chief Minister Kamal Nath on Friday announced that he would submit his resignation to Governor Lalji Tandon.
Addressing a press conference, Nath said he would submit his resignation to the governor shortly.
"I have decided to submit my resignations to the governor...But I will continue to work for the welfare of the people," he said
While addressing the media, Kamal Nath said, the people country can see the truth behind the incident where MLAs are being held hostage in Bengaluru...The truth will come out. People will not forgive them.
BJP got 15 years to serve people, I got 15 months. People of Madhya Pradesh gave me a mandate of 5 years. I worked tirelessly for the people , said Kamal Nath
Delhi HC declines to entertain Kunal Kamra's plea challenging flying ban by airlines
Delhi HC declines to entertain comedian Kunal Kamra's plea challenging flying ban imposed on him by Indigo, Vistara and other airlines
Nirbhaya convicts did not have breakfast before execution: Tihar official
Two Nirbhaya case convicts had dinner last night and none of the four had breakfast or a bath before their execution by hanging Friday morning, a Tihar Jail official said.
Mukesh Singh (32), Pawan Gupta (25), Vinay Sharma (26) and Akshay Kumar Singh (31) - convicted for the gang rape and murder of the 23-year-old physiotherapy intern in 2012 - were hanged at 5.30 am.
The official said the four convicts did not bath or change their clothes.
"Vinay and Mukesh had their dinner properly on time. The meal comprised roti, dal, rice and sabzi. Akshay had tea in the evening but did not have dinner. All the four convicts did not have breakfast," the official said.
The four convicts showed no signs of anxiety since last evening, the official added.
Hours before the execution, Gupta had approached the Supreme Court to challenge the rejection of the second mercy petition by the president.
The court, in an unprecedented late-night hearing that began at 2.30 am and lasted an hour, dismissed his plea, paving the way for the execution.
It also refused to pass any direction allowing Gupta and Akshay Singh meet their family members before they were sent to the gallows.
All criminals who committed one of the most reprehensible crimes have been given capital punishment, says Ravi Shankar Prasad
Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad: All criminals who committed one of the most reprehensible crimes have been given capital punishment. I wish this could have been done earlier.
Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad: All criminals who committed one of the most reprehensible crimes have been given capital punishment. I wish this could have been done earlier. #NirbhayaCase (file pic) pic.twitter.com/j3PaykwyxW— ANI (@ANI) March 20, 2020
Indian rupee recovered 34 paise against US dollars
Indian rupee recovered 34 paise to trade at 74.78 against the US dollar in early deals on Friday following dollar selling by exporters, reported News18
Indian rupee recovered 34 paise to trade at 74.78 against the US dollar in early deals on Friday following dollar selling by exporters.https://t.co/bqi4otltT2— News18.com (@news18dotcom) March 20, 2020
Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Alok Kumar challenging an FIR against him for inciting violence in Delhi
Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Alok Kumar moves Delhi High Court challenging a trial court order for registration of FIR against him for allegedly inciting violence against members of the minority community.Trial court order came on a complaint filed by social activist Harsh Mander.
Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Alok Kumar moves Delhi High Court challenging a trial court order for registration of FIR against him for allegedly inciting violence against members of the minority community.Trial court order came on a complaint filed by social activist Harsh Mander— ANI (@ANI) March 20, 2020
Nirbhaya convicts did not express any last wish before hanging: Officials
The four convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case, who were hanged on Friday morning, had not expressed any last wish, according to officials.
"The convicts had not expressed any last wish or will to authorities," an official said.
Death row convicts are asked about their last wish before hanging.
As per prison manual, any documents, including the will of the prisoner, can be signed and attested in the presence of the jail superintendent and the district magistrate or additional district magistrate.
The four men -- Mukesh Singh (32), Pawan Gupta (25), Vinay Sharma (26) and Akshay Kumar Singh (31) -- convicted for the 2012 gang rape and murder of the 23-year-old physiotherapy intern, who later came to be known as 'Nirbhaya', were hanged at 5.30 am inside Delhi's Tihar Jail.
Justice has finally been done, women will feel safer now: Nirbhaya's mother
Justice has finally been done and women will definitely feel safer now, Nirbhaya's mother Asha Devi said after four men convicted of gang rape and murder of her daughter were hanged at Tihar Jail on Friday.
Talking to reporters at her home in Dwarka, she said justice was delayed but not denied, and added they would continue their fight for justice for India's daughters.
"We will request the Supreme Court to issue guidelines so that no one can adopt delaying tactics in such cases in future," she said, referring to the execution of death warrants being deferred thrice by a court on various grounds.
She said women will definitely feel safer after this execution and it will also make parents teach boys to behave with women. "After a long agonising wait, my daughter has got justice," she said.
Nirbhaya case: DCW chief says we need strong system
Delhi Commission for Women chairperson Swati Maliwal on Friday called the hanging of Nirbhaya rape and murder convicts a victory for the whole nation, adding now we should work for a stronger system.
Nirbhaya can rest in peace, our lingering doubts on justice system cleared: NCW chief
National Commission for Women (NCW) chief Rekha Sharma on Friday said Nirbhaya can finally rest in peace as she finally got justice, and hoped that the hanging of the four gang rape and murder case convicts will act as a deterrent for others.
Sharma said the case has revealed loopholes in the legal system which the four convicts took advantage of.
"Hopefully Nirbhaya finally will rest at peace as she got justice. Her parent's finally won undeterred fight for justice for their daughter after long legal battle.The four men are finally convicted and hanged this morning of the savage crime caused upon a young medical student," Sharma said in a tweet.
"This case also showed us the loopholes of legal system , which the four convicts took advantage of. Today as we know that finally the convicts got hanged, I hope this will play as deterrent for others, and no such case in future should take this long to deliver justice," she added.
Sharma said, "Asha Devi (Nirbhaya's mother) in all these years and had never lost hope in fight for delivering justice to her daughter. Finally Nirbhaya got justice, it was a long painful wait for the parents and for all of us. The doubts that have been lingering in our minds on justice system got cleared."
Hanging of convicts real tribute to Nirbhaya: Investigators
Investigating officers of the 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case on Friday called the hanging of the four convicts a ''real tribute'' to the 23-year-old physiotherapy intern who was savagely brutalised in an empty moving bus in a South Delhi neighbourhood.
Pramod Singh Kushwaha, then the additional DCP (South) and who headed the investigation team, said each and every member of the team pitched in to prepare a watertight case against the convicts.
"The hanging is a tribute to the departed soul. They will also act as a deterrent to other rapists," Kushwaha, now the DCP of the special cell, told PTI.
Inspector Anil Sharma, who was the SHO of Vasant Vihar police station and investigated the case, said, "It is a tribute to Nirbhaya. We stood with her family during court hearings and will be there for them." The four convicts were hanged in Tihar Jail at 5.30 am on Friday.
On December 12, 2012, the men, one of whom was a juvenile at the time, raped Nirbhaya and dumped her on the road and left for dead on the cold winter night. Her friend who was with her was also severely beaten and thrown out along with her. She was so severely violated that her insides were spilling out when she was taken to hospital. She died in a Singapore hospital after battling for her life for a fortnight.
Six people, including the four convicts and the juvenile, were named as accused.
While Ram Singh allegedly committed suicide in the Tihar Jail days after the trial began in the case, the juvenile was released in 2015 after spending three years in a correctional home.
Bodies of Nirbhaya case convicts taken out of Tihar Jail for post-mortem at DDU Hospital
The bodies of four Nirbhaya case convicts, hanged at Tihar Jail on Friday morning, were taken to DDU Hospital for post-mortem, an official said.
According to the official, a panel of doctors will perform post-mortem examination on the bodies at the Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital later in the day.
The four men -- Mukesh Singh (32), Pawan Gupta (25), Vinay Sharma(26) and Akshay Kumar Singh (31) -- convicted of the gang rape and murder of the 23-year-old physiotherapy intern were hanged at 5.30 am.
Minutes before hanging of the four convicts in the brutal gangrape case of her daughter, Nirbhaya's mother Asha Devi on Friday said, "today's dawn will be new dawn for daughters of India." The four convicts are to be hanged at 5:30 AM.