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After hours of waiting, Kejriwal files nomination

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New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal finally filed his nominations from the New Delhi Assembly constituency for the February 8 elections, after hours of waiting.

Kejriwal, who reached the office of the Returning Officer (RO) at Jamnagar House to file his nominations at around 12.30 p.m., stepped out at around 7 p.m. He was number 45 in the queue.

Tuesday was the last day for filing the nominations.

Kejriwal was accompanied by his family, including parents, and Aam Aadmi Party leaders Pankaj Gupta and Gopal Mohan. He had failed to file his nomination papers on Monday as he got delayed due to his massive roadshow.

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Nirbhaya convicts to be hanged on March 3 at 6 a.m.

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New Delhi: The four death-row convicts in the Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case will now be hanged on March 3 at 6 a.m., a local court announced here on Monday.

Additional Sessions Judge Dharmendra Rana pronounced the order on a petition seeking issuance of fresh date for the execution of death warrants in the case pertaining to the gang-rape and murder of a 23-year-old woman in the national capital in December 2012.

Expressing satisfaction over the latest court order, Nirbhaya’s mother said, “I’m satisfied and happy. I hope the convicts will finally be hanged on March 3,” Asha Devi told mediapersons.

The case pertains to the gang-rape and murder of a 23-year-old girl in the national capital in December 2012.

On January 31, a trial court had stayed “till further order” the execution of the four convicts — Mukesh Kumar Singh (32), Pawan Gupta (25), Vinay Kumar Sharma (26) and Akshay Kumar (31).

Of the four convicts, Pawan has not yet availed the remedy of either curative petition or mercy plea.

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