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Tag: High Court

Vacancies Of Doctor Posts In Odisha
Orissa HC Seeks Report On Vacancies In Healthcare Institutions

The High Court of Orissa has asked the State government to submit a report on the filling of vacancies in posts of doctors in healthcare institutions of Odisha. The HC has directed State Health Secretary to file an affidavit clarifying the number of doctor posts lying vacant in State-run medical colleges and hospitals at the district level.

Orissa High Court
Orissa HC Modifies Function Timings Of Lower Courts

The Orissa High Court on Friday launched a new time schedule specifying the working duration of subordinate courts under different zones.

Orissa High Court
HC Blow To Odisha Government Over School Merger Move

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court on Tuesday quashed the State government notification to merge schools having less than 20 students with nearby schools, irrespective of distances. The Court had earlier…

Supreme Court
EC Plea On Media 'Too Far Fetched', It Can't Be Restrained From Reporting Court Discussions: SC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday termed as too far fetched the poll panel’s plea for restraining media from reporting remarks in court proceedings and came out in support…

Forest fire
Similipal Wildfire: PIL In HC Seeking Immediate Measures To Douse Fire

Cuttack: The Bharatiya Bikash Parishad, a social outfit on Tuesday filed a PIL in the Orissa High Court seeking appropriate measures to contain and douse the wildfire in Similipal biosphere reserve and other forests across the State even as the Odisha government claimed to have contained the blaze in the national park. The PIL comes […]

Exam For Constables' Promotion: Orissa HC Passes Interim Order, Details Here

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court on Monday passed an interim order regarding the promotion of constables to the post of Assistant Sub-inspector (ASI), stating that the entire process of appointment/ promotion will squarely depend on the final judgement of the writ petition filed by a section of constables. In its order, the court said “It […]

Nayagarh Minor Girl Murder Case: Orissa HC Directs SIT To File Charge-Sheet

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court on Thursday directed the Special Investigation Team (SIT), probing the sexual assault and murder of a 5-year-old girl at Jadupur village in Nayagarh district, to file the charge-sheet in the case at the earliest. The court observed that the probe agency should file the charge-sheet at the earliest as many […]

Odisha: HC Blow To Chit Fund Scam Convict Pradeep Sethy

Cuttack: The prime convict in the multi-crore Artha Tatwa chit fund scam, Pradeep Sethy, has to remain in jail for some more time as the Orissa High Court on Thursday rejected a writ petition filed by him claiming ‘double jeopardy’ for his release from jail. ‘Double jeopardy’ is a universally accepted principle that bars a […]

Orissa High Court Quashes Death Penalty In Rape And Murder Case

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court on Wednesday set aside the conviction and death penalty pronounced by a POCSO (protection of children from sexual offences) court to a man in connection with rape and murder of a minor girl that had taken place in Angul district in 2019. The High Court has also directed the trial […]

Nayagarh Minor Girl Murder: Petition Seeks Polygraph Test Of Arun Bothra, Doctors

Cuttack: The Bharatiya Bikash Parishad, a social organisation,  on Wednesday filed a miscellaneous petition in the Orissa High Court seeking direction for polygraph test of Arun Bothra, the head of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) investigating the murder of five-year old girl at Jadupur in Nayagarh district. The petitioner, Surendra Panigrahi, who has reiterated his […]

No Control Over Private Schools’ Fee Structure: Odisha Government Tells HC

Cuttack: The Odisha Government on Wednesday informed the Orissa High Court that it has no control over the policies of private schools related to the fee structure. In its affidavit submitted before the court, the Government stated that the government has no specific provisions for fixation of fee structure of different unaided private schools. The […]

Pari Murder Case: Senior IPS Officer Arun Bothra To Head SIT

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Saturday selected senior IPS officer Arun Bothra to head a special investigation team (SIT) which has been formed to investigate the alleged kidnapping and murder of Pari, a five-year-old girl whose body had been found days after she went missing while playing near her house in a village in Nayagarh […]

Aditya Dash Case
Aditya Dash Death Case: No Evidence Of Murder Yet, Says Crime Branch

Cuttack: The State Crime Branch submitted the status report on the investigation into the death of social activist Aditya Dash before the Orissa High Court here on Wednesday. In its report, the investigating agency stated that they were still to get any evidence to suggest that the social activist had been murdered. The Crime Branch […]

HC Asks Odisha Govt To Consider Providing Relief To Temple Priests

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court has directed the state government and the state endowment commissioner to take an expeditious view of providing financial assistance or ration supply to priests or consider reopening temples which are closed for over six months in the wake of the pandemic. A division bench headed by Chief Justice Mohammad Rafiq […]

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HC Defers Hearing On Height Ceiling Of Durga Idols Till Oct 9

Cuttack: Odisha High Court on Wednesday deferred the hearing of the petition on restricting the height of idols in community pandals during the upcoming Durga Puja in Cuttack till October 9. The court has directed the state government to present their case on the next hearing date. Odisha government has also been directed to give […]

No Durga Idol To Be Over 4 Feet In Cuttack: Sudhanshu Sarangi

Bhubaneswar: The Twin City Commissioner of Police Sudhanshu Sarangi said that permission will not be granted to any puja committee to construct idols of Goddess Durga more than four feet high in the puja Mandap. The decision was taken in pursuance of an Orissa High Court order, issued on Wednesday, after many puja committees in […]

Orissa High Court
Orissa High Court Issues Revised Working Schedule For Lockdown 3.0

Cuttack/Bhubaneswar: The Orissa High Court on Sunday issued a set of revised guidelines for its functioning and subordinate courts during the period of lockdown 3.0 in the wake of Covid-19 outbreak. A notice regarding this informed that the normal working of the Apex and the subsidiary courts shall continue to remain suspended till May 17 […]

Lockdown Impact: Orissa High Court Suspends Hearing; Subordinate Courts To Remain Closed

Bhubaneswar: In view of lockdown clamped in five districts and eight towns in the State amid the Coronavirus outbreak, Orissa High Court on Monday has directed to suspend hearings till March 31. Apart from suspending hearings, the HC also has ordered the closure of subordinate courts. The cases listed on March 23 have been suspended […]

Orissa High Court Directs CBI Probe Into Fodder Scam

Bhubaneswar: The Orissa High Court has directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to investigate the case pertaining to alleged irregularities in sale and purchase of fodder in a dairy cooperative in Cuttack. The court has directed the agency to accept the complaint by Santosh Kumar Samal, a former employee of Cuttack District Cooperative Milk […]

Pipili Bypoll
Odisha Police Is Biased: Amicus Curiae On BJD's 'Helmetless' Bike Rally

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court, based on a report of the Amicus Curiae, has directed Odisha Police DG to file an affidavit in connection with the alleged inaction of police during recent motorcycle rally by Biju Janata Dal (BJD), when hundreds of party workers were seen driving bikes without wearing helmet. The directive came when […]

No Jeans, T-Shirts Inside High Court! Odisha Officials Pulled Up Over Dress Code

Cuttack: Taking serious note of Odisha government officials’ casual attire while appearing for court proceedings at the Orissa High Court, the officials have been directed to follow proper dress code. In a letter to the Odisha Chief Secretary, Asit Tripathy from office of the Advocate General (AG), it has been mentioned that many government officials […]

HC Bar Association Launches Cease Work Strike Protesting Appointment Of Judges

Cuttack: The High Court Bar Association has launched a cease work strike protesting the appointment of judges in Orissa High court after a resolution was passed by the Supreme Court collegium. The strike will continue till tomorrow. The Supreme Court collegium has recommended names of advocate Sanjeeb Kumar Panigrahi and judicial officer Bibhu Prasad Routray […]

Over 1000 cases pending in courts for 50 years: CJI

Guwahati: Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Sunday said over 1,000 cases are pending in courts across the country for 50 years, while a whopping two lakh plus cases are pending for 25 years. Addressing a public function here, Gogoi instructed Gauhati High Court Chief Justice (Acting) Arup Kumar Goswami to clear such long […]

Ban TikTok for encouraging pornography: Madras HC

Chennai/New Delhi: The Madras High Court has asked the Centre to ban the Chinese video mobile application TikTok, saying it “encourages pornography” and is spoiling the future of youths and minds of children. The court said inappropriate content was being provided by the TikTok app, owned by Chinese tech company ByteDance, and the government had […]

HC rejects plea seeking removal of Kejriwal as CM

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday dismissed a plea seeking the removal of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal from his post as he has been named as an accused in a case of alleged assault on former Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash. A division bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice V. Kameswar […]