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Two men sentenced to Life for throwing Acid on Women in Gurugram

The court has also slapped a fine of Rs 1 lakh each on the two attackers

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Gurugram, Feb  9, 2017: A court here on Wednesday sentenced two men to life for throwing acid on a woman in this Haryana industrial hub in 2014.
The court of Additional Sessions Judge Vivek Singhal awarded life imprisonment to Raja and his accomplice Azad, who attacked 27-year-old Suman in her house here on December 15, 2014, after she rebuffed Raja’s romantic advances.
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A nine-year-old daughter of the victim was also injured in the acid attack. The court has also slapped a fine of Rs 1 lakh each on the two attackers. An NGO, ‘Faristay’, fought the case for the victim free of cost.
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Prosecution lawyers Anju Rawat Negi and Kulbhusan Bhardwaj told IANS that the court held Raja and Azad guilty and acquitted the third accused, Aarif, due to lack of evidence on January 30.
The court has directed the Jail Superintendent that 60 per cent income of Raja and Azad during the jail term should be handed over to the victim. (IANS)
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Swiggy to use digital payments for delivery fleet

Founded in 2014, Swiggy aims to "change the way India eats" and is currently operational in cities like New Delhi, Gurugram, Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Chennai among a few others

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  • Swiggy is an online food ordering platform
  • It will now allow digital payments for delivery feet
  • this method will prevent any leakage in cash payment process

Online food ordering and delivery platform Swiggy on Monday said it would use privately-run ICICI Bank to allow its delivery fleet to make digital payments.

“Through the use of Unified Payment Interface (UPI)-based solution for instant fund transfers and automated cash deposit machines at ICICI Bank branches and ATMs across the country, the delivery fleet will have a hassle-free way of transferring funds,” the company said in a statement. Swiggy operates with a fleet of over 20,000 delivery persons delivering food from over 25,000 restaurants across 12 cities.

These digital payments will prevent leakage in cash payments. Wikimedia Commons

With cash-on-delivery being a widely used method of payment on the platform, the digital payment methods allow the delivery men to quickly transfer the funds to Swiggy, saving their time, according to the statement.

“With the delivery fleet being the backbone of Swiggy, the adoption of the digital payment solutions will support the ease of operations and save their time and thousands of kilometres of travel,” said the company’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Rahul Bothra in the statement. The digital payment methods will also help in preventing any cash leakages, the company said.

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Founded in 2014, Swiggy aims to “change the way India eats” and is currently operational in cities like New Delhi, Gurugram, Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Chennai among a few others. IANS

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