Orissa High Court grants bail to Abhijit Iyer Mitra

CUTTACK, DEC 5 The Orissa High Court today granted bail to defence analyst Abhijit Iyer Mitra, who was arrested for making derogatory remarks on Odisha and its culture. The bail paves the way for the release of Iyer Mitra, who has been lodged in Jharpara jail for over 40 days. While granting bail to Iyer […]

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Police-lawyer clash: CJI urges lawyers to resume work, lawyer stage silent protest

Cuttack, Sept 30 Chief Justice of India Justice Dipak Mishra is understood to have urged the agitating lawyers to resume work at the earliest while the advocates continued their agitation with a ‘silent protest; even as the Bar Council of India urged the Supreme Court to intervene to end the judicial logjam. According to sources, […]

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Striking lawyers defy SC directive, continue cease work

Cuttack, Sept 28 Defying Supreme Court’s directive, the agitating lawyers today intensified their agitation demanding arrest of all accused persons involved in assaulting one of their colleagues last month. The agitating lawyers locked up the main gate of Orissa High Court and did not allow the judges to enter the premises alleging that the apex […]

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SC strikes down law on adultery; says it is unconstitutional, dents individuality of women

New Delhi, Sep 27 (PTI) The Supreme Court Thursday declared that adultery is not a crime and struck down the anti-adultery law, saying it was unconstitutional as it dented the individuality of women and treated them as “chattel of husbands”. The apex court’s five-judge Constitution bench was unanimous in striking down Section 497 of the Indian […]

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It is easy to criticise but difficult to transform an institution, says CJI Misra

New Delhi, Aug 15 (PTI) Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra said today that to criticise, attack and destroy a system was easy but it was difficult and challenging to transform it into a performing one. The Chief Justice, while delivering his speech after unfurling the national flag at the 72nd Independence Day celebrations organised by […]

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‘Grave situation’, says SC on incidents of vandalism during protests

New Delhi, Aug 10 (PTI) The Supreme Court today termed “grave” the incidents of vandalism of private and public properties by various groups during protests across the country and said it will not wait for the government to amend the law. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra and also comprising Justices A M Khanwilkar […]

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SC agrees to hear appeals against Talwars’ acquittal in Aarushi-Hemraj murder case

New Delhi, Aug 10 (PTI) The Supreme Court today agreed to hear the CBI’s appeal challenging the acquittal of dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar in the 2008 twin murder case of their daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj. A bench headed by Justices Ranjan Gogoi said the CBI’s appeal would be heard along with Hemraj’s […]

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Pleas over disqualification of lawmakers: SC says criminalisation should not enter politics

New Delhi, Aug 9 (PTI) The Supreme Court today commenced hearing on pleas seeking to bar persons facing serious criminal charges from contesting elections saying “criminalisation” should not enter “our political system”. A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, also referred to the doctrine of separation of power and said the courts should […]

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DMK moves HC seeking space for Karuna’s burial at Marina, matter adjourned

Chennai, Aug 8 (PTI) The Madras High Court today dismissed all pending petitions challenging burials on the Marina here as it resumed hearing on a petition by the DMK seeking allotment of space at the famous beach for laying to rest its leader M Karunanidhi. The first bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Huluvadi G Ramesh […]

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Teacher sentenced to life for sexually abusing student

Koraput (Odisha), Aug 7 (PTI) A school teacher has been sentenced to life imprisonment by a court in Odisha’s Rayagada district for sexually abusing an eight year-old student. Additional district judge Debdutta Das Mohapatra also imposed a fine of Rs 3 lakh on the teacher of the private school yesterday. In case of failure to pay […]

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