Tag: Law Minister

Centre Likely To Make Fresh Attempt To Reach Consensus With States For An All-India Judicial Service

The central government feels that a properly framed All India Judicial Service is important to strengthen the overall justice delivery system of the country.

Mahanga Sees Black Cloth Protest, BJP Demands Action Against Odisha Law Minister

Cuttack: State Law Minister and the BJD MLA from Mahanga, Pratap Jena faced strong opposition on Saturday during his visit to the area as hundreds of workers of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) staged a sit-in outside Mahanga police station by covering their mouth with black cloth as a mark of protest. The protestors led […]

Reopening Of Temples: Odisha Govt Will Take Appropriate Decision At Right Time, Says Law Minister

Bhubaneswar: Amidst the growing demands for reopening of temples, Odisha Law Minister Pratap Jena on Tuesday said the State government will take an appropriate decision in this regard after taking into the current scenario of COVID-19 situation and other aspects. On media query that several State governments have already allowed reopening of temples and other […]

Lok Sabha nod to bill to amend arbitration law

New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Thursday passed by a voice vote a bill aimed at making India an international arbitration hub by providing facilities for settlement of commercial disputes. Replying to a debate on The Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill 2019, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad India is qualified to have a centre of […]

Law Minister will not only be a 'post office': Ravi Shankar Prasad

New Delhi: Union Ravi Shankar Prasad, who took charge of the Law Ministry on Monday, said he and his ministry will not be merely a “post office” but a stakeholder in the judicial system, including in the appointment of judges. Speaking to media after taking charge, he asserted: “I will not be a post office […]

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Srimandir Ratna Bhandar ornaments will be tallied, informs Law Minister

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Law Minister Pratap Jena today revealed that the inner and outer Ratna Bhandar of Puri Srimandir had 12838 bhari (10 gms approx) gold ornaments, 22153 bhari silver and 12 unweighed gold & silver items based on the assessment done in 1978. This important information was given by Jena at the Odisha Assembly in […]

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BJD's Sarat Kar targets Law Minister over 'unlawful activities'

Kendrapara: Senior BJD leader Sarat Kar on Monday slammed Law Minister Pratap Jena over the latter’s involvement in alleged “unlawful” activities. Refusing to reveal the details about the allegations, Kar stated that  party activists are stifled with the behavior and activities of the minister. “I tried to apprise party chief Naveen Patnaik about the same, […]

Odisha to amend Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government is planning to amend the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 in pursuant to which a team led by the chairperson of Odisha State Commission for Women Lopamudra Baxipatra held discussions with Law minister Pratap Jena today. There are many loopholes in the prevailing act […]

30 new courts to be established in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: 30 new courts will be established by the Odisha government across the State to expedite hearing pending cases, Law Minister Pratap Jena informed on Saturday. As per the direction of the Orissa High Court, 30 civil judge (junior division) courts and Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) courts would be established at various palaces in […]

Egg threat forces Odisha's Law Minister to change route

Salipur: Hurling eggs as part of protest seems to have scared political leaders in Odisha so much so that the Law Minister Pratap Jena had to take a different route to Salipur here on Saturday. The minister had to reportedly change the route amidst apprehensions of opposition and egg attack by Congress activists. Jena was […]

Law Minister’s effigy burnt over ‘misinformation’ in poll affidavit

  Nrutanga: The effigy of Law minister Pratap Jena was burnt by locals in Nrutanga of Mahanga protesting discrepancies in his poll affidavit during the last general elections about a plot owned by his wife in Cuttack CDA. The protestors hit the road demanding immediate resignation of Jena and action against him for allegedly hiding […]

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Jajpur lawyers withdraw agitation after assurance from Law Minister

Jajpur: The 18-day agitation of lawyers at Jajpur Road in the district was withdrawn today after receiving a written assurance from Law Minister Arun Kumar Sahoo. The advocates began the agitation on April 2 demanding establishment of Additional District Judge (ADJ) Court and Tehsil Office at Jajpur. It may be mentioned here that various women […]

Judicial panel on Puri temple reforms extends deadline for submission of affidavits

Cuttack: Justice BP Das Commission, appointed by the Odisha government to suggest reforms in management of Puri Sri Jagannath temple, has extended the deadline of submission of affidavits to December 20. The Commission had earlier set the deadline on December 4 for submission of affidavits. However, considering more than 350 affidavits submitted on single day […]

Gouda case: BJP youth wing demands quizzing of 3 ministers

The youth wing of the State unit of BJP today demanded questioning of Law Minister Arun Sahoo, Health minister Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak and Urban Development Minister Puspendra Singhdeo accusing them of having links with Himanshu Bhusan Kar, a staff of the Health department and an aide of Dr Motilal Gouda, who has been arrested in connection with a fraud committed by him while he was posted as assistant director of the Directorate of Factories and Boilers

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6 BJP activists detained for showing black flags to Law minister

Nayagarh: Six BJP activists were detained at the Ranpur Police station for showing black flags to Law minister Arun Sahoo. Sahoo was in Nayagarh to attend the Biju Centenary celebrations when some BJP activists tried to show black flags to the minister near Ranpur. Commenting on the incident, the minister said; “I was here to […]