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Lalu files petition in HC for bail in three fodder scam cases

Ranchi: Jailed RJD chief Lalu Prasad Tuesday filed a petition in the Jharkhand High Court for bail in three fodder scam cases on the ground of age and ailments. In his petition, the former Bihar chief minister said he was 71 years of age and suffering from diabetes, blood pressure and other ailments. He said […]

Police-Lawyer Spat: Lawyers agitation takes an unruly turn

Cuttack/Balasore: Two days after the BJD legal front withdrew its support from the ongoing lawyers’ strike, the agitating lawyers Monday threatened of a state-wide agitation and staged demonstrations outside various courts in different places across the State. Reportedly, the members of the legal front withdrew their support after the Orissa High Court Bar Association declared […]

HC quashes govt notification seeking affidavit from teachers

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court today quashed a notification issued by the state government asking teachers of schools and colleges to submit affidavit for regularisation of jobs. Justice AK Rath quashed the notification stating that conditions mentioned in the notification is violation of fundamental rights of people. Petitioner’s counsel, Buddhadeb Routray, said, “The court has […]

HC refuses interim relief to Rahul Gandhi in tax case

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday refused to grant any interim relief to Congress President Rahul Gandhi in Income Tax reassessment notice related to the National Herald case. A bench of Justice S. Ravindra Bhat and Justice A.K. Chawla also rejected Rahul Gandhi’s counsel plea seeking restraint on publishing news by various media organisations […]

HC asks ASI to complete repair work of Srimandir Jay-Vijay Dwar by May 31

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court has directed the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) today to complete the repair work of the Jay-Vijay Dwar of Puri Srimandir by May 31. According to sources, the ASI had sought 1 month time from the court to finish the repair work. In a bid to ensure hassle-free darshan by […]

Unnao rape: CBI arrests BJP legislator

Lucknow: The CBI on Friday arrested Uttar Pradesh BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, an accused in the rape of a 17-year-old girl in the state’s Unnao. Sengar, the MLA from Bangarmau in Unnao district, was arrested after being questioned at the CBI office here. The agency filed three FIRs in the case late on Thursday […]

New currency causing problems for visually impaired: HC

New Delhi: Visually impaired persons are a lot affected and facing problems by the newly introduced currency notes and coins, the Delhi High Court observed on Friday and issued notice to the government and the RBI. The court said the matter was of “very grave public interest” and should be addressed seriously. A number of […]

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HC asks CBI to submit probe status report on Pravat Biswal’s arrest

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court today directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to submit an up-to-date status report of a probe into alleged links between arrested BJD legislator Pravat Biswal and Seashore Group of Companies. While hearing on a bail plea moved by the Choudwar-Cuttack MLA, the court also asked the central investigating agency […]

HC quashes BJD leader's plea challenging election of Cong MLA

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court today quashed a petition filed by senior BJD leader Kishore Mohanty challenging the election of Congress’ Naba Das from Jharsuguda Assembly constituency. Mohanty, a former Assembly Speaker, had lost to Das by a margin of 1,563 votes in the April 2014 elections. Alleging that the election process, including counting of […]

Acid attack victims, transgender get jobs in Delhi HC

New Delhi: Five acid attack victims and a transgender on Wednesday joined their jobs in the Delhi High Court, which, in a unique gesture, gave them employment after their plight was brought to the notice of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal. A source close to Justice Mittal’s office said this was a “path-breaking initiative” by […]

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HC seeks Arnab and Republic reply on Tharoor defamation plea

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today sought the response of the Arnab Goswami and his newly-launched news channel Republic TV on Congress MP Shashi Tharoor’s defamation plea against them. In his plea, Tharoor has claimed damages and compensation of Rs 2 crore from the journalist and his channel for allegedly making defamatory remarks against […]

Orissa HC judges, other VIPs remove red beacons from their vehicles

Cuttack: All judges of Orissa High Court today came to the High Court without red beacons on their official vehicles. Three judges had removed the beacons on Thursday itself following the Centre’s decision to do away with VIP culture. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik was among the first in the state to remove the red beacon […]

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Changes to ZP election rules during polls unacceptable: SEC

Cuttack: The State Election Commission (SEC), while presenting its stand before the Orissa High Court on the case filed challenging the changes made by the State government to the Odisha Zilla Parishad (ZP) Election Rules-1994, strongly objected such a change citing that government interference during the election process is unacceptable. Once the election begins, even […]

HC stays result of no trust vote against Pipili NAC chairperson

Pipili: The Orissa High Court today stayed declaration of the result of no-confidence vote against Pipili notified area council (NAC) chairperson Runu Behera. While hearing a petition filed by Runu Behera, the High court also ordered the Puri district administration to keep the no trust vote outcome in a sealed envelope. Notably, the no trust […]

HC grants bail to chit fund accused

Cuttack: Former Odisha Youth Congress chief Rajat Choudhury, arrested by CBI in connection with the multi-crore chit fund scam, was today granted conditional bail by the Orissa High Court. Choudhury was arrested in July for his alleged role in the scam and illegal collection of public money by Arthatatwa (AT) Group of Companies. Also Read:  Special […]