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Tag: Lawyer Agitation

Lawyer Agitation: Odisha Transfers Pending Cases To Working Districts

Sambalpur: Amid the on-going agitation by several bar associations of Western Odisha demanding establishment of a permanent High Court bench in the region, the State Government transferred all the pending cases in various courts here to neighbouring courts for speedy trial. Earlier on December 6, the Supreme Court had asked the Orissa High Court to […]

Western Odisha Lawyers Launch 3-Day Sambalpur Bandh

Sambalpur: Intensifying their demand for establishment of a permanent bench of Orissa High Court in western Odisha, the lawyers in the region launched a three-day Sambalpur bandh from Saturday. The bandh was called by the lawyers along with the Western Odisha Central Action Committee (CAC) and Citizens’ Committee of Western Odisha. Only government and private […]

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Strike-crippled courts, a 'constitutional crisis in Odisha'

Bhubaneswar: From Western to Coastal Odisha, the entire judicial system has virtually been brought to its knees by agitations by lawyers over various issues in the State. This has led to massive resentment among people as they are being deprived of judicial services and justice. It is pertinent to mention here that the lawyers in […]

Lawyer agitation in western Odisha delaying inauguration of projects

Sambalpur:  The ongoing agitation by lawyers in western Odisha, especially in Sambalpur, over demand for establishment of a permanent High Court bench in the region have not only thrown normal functioning of government offices and courts out of gear, but also have delayed inauguration of several developmental projects. With the lawyers unrelenting, projects like the […]

Police-lawyer spat ends; Courts to start functioning from tomorrow

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court Bar Association on Wednesday called off stir putting an end to the two and a half months long police-lawyer spat. With this, Courts will start functioning from tomorrow, informed president of the association Srikant Nayak. The ongoing controversy between lawyers of the Orissa High Court and the police found a […]

Police-lawyer spat: CB fails to submit charge sheet yet again, hearing deferred

Cuttack: Hearing in connection with the alleged assault of a lawyer by police was deferred till Thursday as Crime Branch failed to submit the charge sheet before the Orissa High Court yet again today. The Crime Branch has sought more time from the Orissa High Court to submit the charge sheet following which the hearing […]

Police-lawyer spat: CB fails to submit charge sheet in HC; cease work agitation to continue

Cuttack: Hearing on the much-awaited police-lawyer spat was deferred as State CID, Crime Branch failed to submit a full-fledged charge sheet before the Orissa High Court here on Friday. Earlier, the court had directed the investigating agency to submit a report after completing the pending investigation in connection with the incident by November 9. The […]

Orissa HC Bar Association to take 'final decision' on lawyer agitation

Cuttack: Amid the ongoing cease-work agitation of lawyers, the bar associations across the State today said that they will unanimously accept Orissa High Court Bar Association’s decision regarding the protests. At the joint meeting of all district bar associations held today, a unanimous resolution was passed to continue the cease-work agitation till arrests are made […]

Agitating lawyers burn effigies of Odisha CM

Cuttack: Despite the directive of the Orissa High Court to Crime Branch to complete its probe by November 9 into alleged police assault of lawyer Debi Prasad Patnaik in Cuttack that triggered the two-month-long agitation; advocates today intensified their stir and burnt effigies of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at different places across the State. Sticking […]

Police-Lawyer Spat: Orissa HC sets deadline to complete probe

Cuttack: Amidst the ongoing controversy surrounding the lawyers’ agitation, Orissa High Court on Tuesday directed the investigating officer to complete the probe into police-lawyer spat under the supervision of a sitting judge by November 9. The Chief justice of Orissa High Court, K.S. Jhaveri also directed the investigating officer appraise the development of the investigation […]

Bail pleas heard by camp courts inside Odisha jails as lawyer agitation continues

Bhubaneswar: Amidst ongoing lawyers’ protest, camp courts were held today inside jails across Odisha to provide bail to accused in custody. According to sources, 270 accused in custody were granted bail on the first day of the camp courts held at various jails across the State. In Kendrapara jail, 157 accused were granted bail. In […]

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 […]

Lawyer agitation: HC asks district judges to hold camp courts in jails

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court today directed the District & Sessions Judges to hold camp courts in jails to meet the extraordinary situation across the State arising out of prolonged abstinence of work by advocates. The Orissa High Court in a letter has instructed the District & Sessions Judges to hold camp courts for hearing […]

Lawyer agitation: Arrested son fails to perform last rites of mother

Mayurbhanj: In a glaring example how the ongoing cease-work agitation of lawyers is adversely affecting the lives of common man across the State, the last rites of a woman was delayed for almost two days in Mayurbhanj district. The shocking incident was reported from Sikarghati village under Baripada Sadar police limits. According to reports, the […]