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Tag: Hc Bench

No Response From State Yet - Centre Throws Ball Back In Odisha's Court On HC Bench Demand

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: Union Law & Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad threw the ball back into the Odisha’s court over the long-standing demands of the people of western and southern Odisha to set up division bench(es) of Orissa High Court for mitigation of their problems. In the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, in response to a question […]

HC Bench In Western, Southern Odisha: 'With No Response From State, Centre Cannot Proceed Further'

Bhubaneswar/ New Delhi: Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said that it is difficult for the Centre to proceed without any communication from the Odisha government with regard to infrastructure facilities required to establish High Court benches in western and southern regions of the State. The Union Minister informed this in response to a […]

HC Bench Demand: Centre Assures Action Once Odisha Govt Clears Its Stand

Bhubaneswar: The Central government has assured that it will take further action to establish a High Court bench in western or Southern Odisha after the state government and Orissa High Court clarify their stance in this connection. In a reply to Odisha BJP MP Nitesh Ganga Deb’s question in Lok Sabha regarding establishment of Orissa […]

HC bench demand: Sambalpur court to open after five months

Sambalpur: Courts in Sambalpur district that have remained shut for the past five months due to the ongoing protests demanding a permanent HC bench in the region, will open from March 25. This was informed by the Sambalpur district lawyers’ association today following their general council meeting. As the model code of conduct for the […]

Pradhan questions Odisha govt's Rs 5 crore- allocation for HC bench

Bhubaneswar: Amid unrelenting agitation that has affected functioning of courts and government offices over establishment of a permanent High Court bench in the State, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today blamed the State government for dilly-dallying over the issue by trying to pass the buck to the Centre. Pradhan said, “The State government had constituted […]

Budgetary provisions made for HC benches

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government Friday informed the state Assembly about making budgetary provision for the proposed High Court benches in Western and Southern parts of the state. “Initially, a budgetary provision of Rs 5 crore will be made as soon as the proposal for establishment of High Court bench(es) in Western and Southern Odisha is approved […]

HC Bench demand brings loan disbursements by banks to a standstill

Sambalpur: The on-going lawyers’ strike over establishment of Orissa High Court bench in western Odisha has now started to adversely affect the banking services in several parts including Sambalpur. Several banks in the district are staring at losses owing to complete stoppage in the disbursal of fresh loans in the past couple of months. As […]

Strike for HC bench: Bank services paralysed in Bolangir

Bolangir: Common man has been the worst hit in Bolangir because of the strike observed by the lawyers’ association demanding establishment of permanent High Court bench in the district. Life has come to a standstill in Bolangir town as banks, post office, schools, colleges and government offices have been closed since December 24. According to […]

Demand for HC Bench: Lawyers observe dawn-to dusk bandh in Kalahandi

Kalahandi: Demanding a permanent bench of Orissa High Court in the district, members of the District Lawyers’ Association are observing a 12-hour dawn-to-dusk bandh today. The members of the committee were seen picketing in front of several offices from early morning today. Normal life came to a grinding halt in the district due to the […]

Demand for HC Bench: Lawyers observe dawn-to dusk bandh in undivided Koraput

Koraput/ Malkangiri/Rayagada/Nabarangpur: Demanding a permanent bench of Orissa High Court in undivided Koraput district the Joint Working Committee (JAC) is observing a 12-hour dawn-to-dusk bandh in Koraput, Malkangiri, Rayagada and Nabarangpur districts today. Despite inclement weather under the impact of cyclonic storm ‘Phethai’, the members of the committee were seen picketing on highways and in […]

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Bolangir bandh over HC bench: 4 trains cancelled, many diverted. Here’s the list

Bhubaneswar/Bolangir: Many trains were either cancelled, partially cancelled or diverted by the East Coast Railway (ECoR) in view of the 24-hour bandh observed by the Bolangir lawyers’ association on Monday demanding establishment of the permanent High Court bench in the district. As the agitating lawyers resorted to ‘rail roko’ agitation at Bolangir railway station, as […]

Undivided Koraput lawyers protest demanding permanent HC bench

Koraput: Lawyers of Koraput, Malkangiri, Rayagada and Nabarangpur districts came together and protested in front of sub-collector’s official residence today demanding a permanent bench of Orissa High Court at Jeypore. According to sources, BJD Rajya Sabha MP, Soumya Ranjan Patnaik has pledged his support to the campaign. Patnaik assured the bar association members to present […]

Permanent HC Bench: Union Law Min directs Odisha to take consent of HC Chief Justice

Bhubaneswar: Union Law and Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad Wednesday directed the Odisha government to send a comprehensive proposal in consultation with and consent of the Chief Justice of Orissa High Court for setting up High Court benches in southern and western parts of the State. The response of the Union Minister came a week […]

Demand for HC Bench: Courts to remain shut till end of Monsoon Session

Sambalpur: Intensifying the long-standing demand of a permanent High Court bench, members of the Western Odisha Lawyers’ Association today informed that all the courts in the town will remain closed till the end of the Monsoon Session of Odisha Assembly on September 20. However, the Association notified that all government offices will remain open during […]

Odisha CM Naveen writes to centre for establishment of HC benches

Bhubaneswar: Amid mounting protests for establishment of High Court benches in southern and western parts of the state, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today requested Union Law and Justice Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad to expedite the formal process for setting up the HC benches. In a letter to Prasad, the CM said that to mitigate […]

HC Bench: Balasore lawyers launch cease-work stir

Balasore: Intensifying their demand for setting up of a permanent Orissa High Court (HC) bench in North Odisha, members of Balasore Bar Association resorted to a cease-work agitation disrupting functioning of court works here on Saturday. The Bar Association has decided to continue their agitation till Monday. The association is also demanding for filling up […]

No consensus on HC bench location in Western Odisha

Bhubaneswar:  The issue of High Court bench in Western Odisha was taken up for discussion in the Assembly today with leader of the Opposition Narsingha Mishra throwing weight behind setting up the bench at Bolangir, while others lobbying for other districts. Mishra also questioned the announcement of Union Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural […]

Bandh hits normal life in Western Odisha

Sambalpur: As per its earlier decision, Western Odisha Central Action Committee (CAC) of lawyers kicked off a 12-hour bandh in the entire western region of the state paralysing normal life today. The lawyers resorted to roar blockade in Deogarh, Sambalpur, Rourkela, Bargarh, Jharsuguda, Sundergarh and Padampur towns. The activists have shut down all government offices […]