Take lockdown seriously, use the law against violators: Centre tells states

lockdown1New Delhi, Mar 23: Upset with the manner in which the states are implementing lockdowns, the Centre has said that this needs to be taken more seriously.

In a directive to all the states, the Centre today said that the lockdowns need to be implemented more seriously. The Centre also advised the states to act legally against those violating the lockdown in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

NPR to be postponed due to COVID-19 outbreak: Announcement shortly

npr.jpgNew Delhi, Mar 23: The NPR exercise scheduled to begin from April 1 2020 is likely to be put off in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

The matter has been discussed several times over the past week and the government may make an official announcement regarding this in the next couple of days. Further the Home Ministry is also monitoring the situation to decide on whether the Census 2021 exercise should also be postponed or not.

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Squirmed for a bit before going still: The final moments of Nirbhaya’s killers

nirbhaya-killers-tiharNew Delhi, Mar 21: Moments before their hanging, the four convicts in the Nirbhaya case asked the Tihar jail authorities if any court order had come. They were in fact hopeful until the very last minute that their hanging would be stalled.

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Lady who infiltrated Bengal ten years back passed vital govt info to Lashkar

Lashkar-e-Tayiba-1New Delhi, Mar 21: A lady who infiltrated India from Bangladesh ten years back has been arrested for her alleged links with the Lashkar-e-Tayiba.

She has been booked under the provisions of the Indian Penal Code and the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. The agencies have accused her of recruiting for the Lashkar.

Amidst COVID-19 outbreak, census, NPR likely to be deferred

census-nprNew Delhi, Mar 21: The government is exploring the option of deferring the launch of the census and NPR exercise owing to the coronavirus outbreak. The exercises were to begin from April 1 2020 and the centre would now advise the states to defer the same.

The exercise was to kickoff at Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep and Meghalaya on April 1.

Nirbhaya: None of the four convicts slept at night

nirbhayaNew Delhi, Mar 20: The convicts in the Nirbhaya case, who were hanged this morning did not express any last wish.

Jail authorities said that they had no last wish, but two had prepared wills.

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COVID-19 spread in Pakistan could impact regional security

coronaNew Delhi, Mar 20: India would face an immense challenge along the Line of Control, with the number of coronavirus cases increasing in Pakistan. The number of cases in Pakistan rose following the return of a large number of people from Iran.

Nearly 5,000 of them returned to Lahore from a pilgrimage in Iran and this could have led to the spread of the virus.

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Nirbhaya: Only two convicts wrote a will, one wanted to donate paintings, another his body

nirbhaya-hangmanNew Delhi, Mar 20: The four convicts in the Nirbhaya case were hanged early this morning. Before their hanging, each one was asked if they wanted to write a will. Only two of the four convicts wrote a will, the jail authorities said.

Pawan and Akshay said that they did not wish to write any will or donate anything to their families.

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Nirbhaya: What went on at Tihar this morning before the execution took place

tihar-jailNew Delhi, Mar 20: For the authorities at Tihar, the hanging of the four convicts in the Nirbhaya case was no easy task. Although the preparations were on in full swing, there was some uncertainty as the convicts had decided to petition the Supreme Court late into the night.

Tihar authorities speaking on condition of anonymity told OneIndia that they were sure that the hanging would take place this time as the convicts had exhausted all legal remedies.

On Thursday afternoon, we had told the convicts to prepare their wills and also make a final wish. The convicts however did not make a will and inform us about their last wish until the last moment as they felt that they still could stall the hanging by moving the court.

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Amidst the twists, turns, delays and frustration, justice at last in Nirbhaya case

nirbhaya-1New Delhi, Mar 20: Justice was delivered at last and the four killers in the Nirbhaya case were hanged at the Tihar jail in the wee hours of Friday. The hanging was confirmed by Sandeep Goel, Director General of Tihar jail.

The killers made a last ditch attempt to stall the hanging by approaching the Supreme Court. At 2.30 am, the Supreme Court refused to stall the execution. On Thursday, the convicts had even approached the High Court, but failed to get any relief.

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