Court fees: The Assam government on Monday proposed the option of electronic payment of court fees, fines and stamp duty. Introducing The Court-Fees (Assam Amendment) Bill, 2020 in the Assembly, Law and Justice Minister Siddhartha Bhattacharya said people pay fees and fines though impressed or adhesive stamps, which are not readily available.
Nirbhya Case: The mother of the 2012 Delhi gang-rape and murder victim said on Monday the delay in the execution of the four convicts in the case was the “failure of the system and government”. “Why is the court taking so much time to execute its own order to hang the convicts? Repeated postponing of the execution shows the failure of our system. Our entire system supports criminals,” the mother was quoted as saying.”I am of the opinion that the death sentence cannot be executed pending the disposal of the mercy petition of the convict,” the judge said.
Jammu and Kashmir: The Jammu Municipal Corporation renamed the historic ‘City Chowk’, the commercial hub in old Jammu, as ‘Bharat Mata Chowk’ and Circular Road Chowk as ‘Atal ji Chowk’.Four months ago, the resolution demanding to rename City Chowk was moved by senior Deputy Mayor of the JMC, Purnima Sharma. Simultaneously, the resolution was adopted after it was passed by the general house of the JMC.
PM and Social Media: Thousands of followers of Prime Minister Narendra Modi retweeted and commented on his post on Twitter about his decision to leave social media platforms on Monday. Within minutes of the Prime Minister’s tweet, “No sir” became a top trend on Twitter with nearly 50,000 replies to his two-line post. “This Sunday, thinking of giving up my social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & YouTube. Will keep you all posted,” PM Modi wrote.
Fake Aadhar Card: A 22-year-old woman from Uzbekistan was arrested from a hotel in Perumal Maistry Street here on Sunday for possessing a forged Aadhaar card. The woman, identified as Naimova Jerina (22), held a forged Aadhaar card in the name of Robiya Nishan of East Delhi.
Travel advisories: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Monday said that India has increased screening and advised people to avoid non-essential travel to countries under the grip of coronavirus as two more cases were reported in India. “The screening of passengers is being conducted at 21 airports, 12 major seaports and 65 minor seaports. 5,57,431 passengers have been screened so far at airports and 12,431 passengers have been screened on minor and major seaports,” Vardhan said at a press briefing.
SC on Article 370 Plea: The Supreme Court on Monday said there are no reasons to refer a batch of pleas, challenging the constitutional validity of the Centre’s decision to abrogate provisions of Article 370 on August 5 last year, to a larger seven-judge bench. A five-judge constitution bench headed by Justice N V Ramana pronounced the order.
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