The Hajj Committee of India (HCI) has decided to stall collection of third installment until it gets confirmation of the Hajj and participation of Indians in Hajj by Saudi Arabia.
In a circular issued by the Committee on March 24, chief executive officer Dr Maqsood Ahmed Khan stated, “Considering the uncertainty and the situation all over the world, the declaration of third installment will be done after getting the confirmation of the Hajj and participation of Indians in Hajj by Saudi Arabia.”
Unofficial English Translation Dichiarazioni del Presidente Conte
March 21 2020
Good evening everyone,
from the beginning I chose the transparency line, the sharing line, I chose not to minimize, not to hide the reality that is under our eyes every day. I have chosen to make all of you participate in the challenge that we are called to face, it is the most difficult crisis that the country has been experiencing since the second post-war period. In these hard days, we are called to measure ourselves with images, with news that wound us, leave us a sign that will always remain imprinted in our memory, even when this, we hope soon, will be finished.
The death of many fellow citizens is a pain that is renewed every day, these deaths for us, for the values with which we have grown, for the values that we still share, are not simple numbers, those that we cry are people, are stories of families who lose their dearest affections.
The measures taken so far, I have already said, take time before they can explain their effects, we must continue to respect all the rules with patience, with responsibility, with confidence. They are severe measures, I am aware of it, staying at home, giving up rooted habits, it is not easy at all but we have no alternative, at this moment we have to resist because only in this way will we be able to protect ourselves and protect the people we love.
PM Address to the Indian Nation
Prime Minister Narendra Modi bt his 30-minutes television address, which began at 8 pm, addressed the nation on Thursday on the coronavirus outbreak, where he made requests to the people of the country in tackling the virus. India reported its fourth coronavirus death on Thursday as the total number of cases of COVID-19 rose to 173.
- Every citizen should be alert and conscious. Don’t step out of your home unless extremely important.
All senior citizens in our family should not get out of houses.
IN THE HIGH COURT AT CALCUTTA
It is hereby notified for information of all concerned that from Tuesday, the 17th March, 2020 the cause list will be published for only those matters which are urgent in nature and mentioned before the respective Benches for listing.
The doctors working in the medical unit or appropriate personnel shall be there at all entry points i.e. Gates ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘E’ of the Main Building and also at the Centenary and the Sesquicentenary Buildings of the High Court with thermal guns to check the temperature of every entrant, be it Hon’ble Judges, the learned Lawyers, staff or litigants. If someone is found to have a fever, immediate follow-up action shall be taken by the doctors stationed at such points including restricting of entry.
The Registrar General shall write to the State for increase of the strength of doctors for the High Court and to provide thermal guns in adequate numbers. Request for similar measure be made to the State for all District and Sub-Divisional Courts.
SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India has issued an Office Memorandum dated 5th March, 2020 as advisory cautioning against mass gathering and the World Health Organisation has also declared Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) as global pandemic advising against mass congregation.
On reviewing the advisory issued by the Government of India and in view of the opinion of public health experts including medical professionals and also considering the safety and welfare of all the visitors, litigants, lawyers, court staff, security, maintenance and support staff, student interns and media professionals, the Competent Authority has been pleased to direct that the functioning of the Courts from Monday, 16 March, 2020 shall be restricted to urgent matters with such number of Benches as may be found appropriate.
The Supreme Court Collegium in its meeting held on 24th February, 2020 has recommended elevation of Mr. Justice B.P. Dharmadhikari, Acting Chief Justice, Bombay High Court as Chief Justice of that High Court.
Shri Bhushan Pradyumna Dharmadhikari, Judge, Bombay High Court at Nagpur is born on 28.04.1958 and his educational qualifications are B.Sc. (Biology), Additional B.A. in English Literature and LL.B. He obtained his B.Sc. Degree in Summer, 1977 and Law Degree in March/April, 1980 from Nagpur University, presently known as Rashtra Sant Tukdoji Maharaj University.
1.1 The digital revolution is taking the world by storm and no other area has witnessed such metamorphosis as payment and settlement systems, resulting in a myriad of digital options for the common man. Consumers now have a range of options to choose from when selecting a payment method to complete a transaction. They make this selection based on the value they attribute to a payment method in a certain situation as each payment mode has its own use and purpose. In India, like in many parts of the world, cash is the well-established and widely used payment instrument. It is, however, reassuring that non-cash payments, especially those using electronic or digital modes are rapidly increasing.
2.1 Cash is all pervasive, easy to use and store and offers great convenience. The challenge in assessing the progress of a country from cash to digitisation arises from the fact that, given the anonymity of cash transactions, it is very difficult to establish the exact volume of transactions conducted in cash, and consequently the value of such transactions. Notwithstanding this, this paper studies the popularly used indicators over the world which denote the use of cash and which are considered as a proxy for cash payments.
2.2 This study also analyses the measures of cash, the enablers for payment systems and the measures of electronic payments over a timeframe of the last 5 years to ascertain the shift in India, if any, from cash to digital payments. Further, a comparison with the 26 member countries of the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI) over the same five year period has also been attempted to evaluate India’s performance vis-à-vis other countries.
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.
Pakistan Internet Law: A coalition comprising digital media giants Facebook, Google and Twitter (among others) have spoken out against the new regulations approved by the Pakistani government for social media, threatening to suspend services in the country if the rules were not revised, it was reported. In a letter to Prime Minster Imran Khan earlier this month, the Asia Internet Coalition (AIC) called on his government to revise the new sets of rules and regulations for social media, The News International reported on Friday.
Bundelkhand: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today laid the foundation stone of 296 km Bundelkhand Expressway, estimated to cost nearly Rs 15,000 crore, in Chitrakoot district of Uttar Pradesh.
Delhi Violence: Bharatiya Janata Party MP Parvesh Verma, who is accused of making hate speeches, on Saturday said he would give his one-month salary each to the families of the policeman and Intelligence Bureau employee who were killed in the communal violence in northeast Delhi.
Bank Hartal Deferred: Bank employees and officers’ unions have deferred a three-day strike scheduled in March after banks raised the wage hike offer to 15 percent. Banking sector unions had given a call for a three-day strike starting Wednesday, March 11, in a move that would have crippled services for six days on the trot. This is because there are two other holidays — Holi and the second Saturday of the month — apart from Sunday.
PM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said ensuring that all citizens get benefit and justice is the government’s responsibility and also the base of ‘sabka saath, sabka vikas and sabka vishwas’.