Tag: Lawyers

Supreme Court Relaxes Dress Code Requirements For Lawyers For COVID-19

New Delhi: Hours after Chief Justice of India S.A. Bobde suggested putting away jackets and long gowns for judges and lawyers during hearings via video conferencing to prevent spread of coronavirus, the Supreme Court on Wednesday issued a formal notification to put the direction into effect. “It is notified for the information of all concerned […]

Bolangir Lawyers' Association Calls Two-Day Bandh Demanding HC Bench

Bolangir: Pressing for their longstanding demand for establishment of permanent High Court bench in Bolangir, the District Lawyers’ Association has called for a two-day bandh in all government offices and banks. While all the government offices, banks and post offices in the district have been shut down, shops and business establishments are exempted from the […]

Additional District Magistrate Manhandled by Lawyers In Odisha

Dhenkanal: Alleging misbehaviour by Dhenkanal district collector, a group of lawyers today manhandled the Additional District Magistrate (ADM) and ransacked the collectorate. As per reports, the lawyers who had come to the collectorate for hearing of a case had to wait for a long time to meet the collector. When they questioned about the delay, […]

Kathua rape and murder case: 3 convicts get life imprisonment

Pathankot: Three main accused in the gangrape and murder of an eight-year-old nomad girl from Kathua were on Monday sentenced to life imprisonment by a court here, lawyers said. Sanji Ram, the caretaker of the temple where the crime took place, Special Police Officer Deepak Khajuria and Parvesh Kumar, a civilian, have been convicted under […]

Lawyers want 'full court' to hear allegations against CJI

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) and the Supreme Court Advocates-on-Record Association (SCAORA) have expressed deep reservations regarding the suo moto court hearing held on April 20 on the issue related to allegations of sexual harassment against the Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi. The associations said that the allegations of an […]

Bar association elections across Odisha conclude

Bhubaneswar: Elections were held at all the bar associations across the State today. Along with the High Court bar, elections were also held for other bar associations today. Gopalkrushna Mohanty was elected president of Orissa High Court Bar Association while Sanjay Das will be the secretary. Similarly, for Bhubaneswar Bar Association, Birendra Patnaik was elected […]

Lawyers stage protest in Jeypore demanding permanent HC bench in undivided Koraput

Koraput: Members of the District Lawyers’ Association of Jeypore staged a protest today demanding establishment of a permanent High Court Bench in undivided Koraput. The agitation will continue till December 17 and if the demand is not fulfilled, the association has threatened to call for Jeypore bandh on December 18. According to sources, all the […]

Bandh over HC bench: Protesters bar Bolangir Collector from entering his office

Bolangir: Intensifying their agitation for the third consecutive day demanding establishment of a permanent bench of Orissa High Court here, lawyers today stopped the district collector from entering his office. According to sources, district collector Arindam Dakua was scheduled to attend a video conference with Chief Secretary AP Padhi today but he had to return […]

Lawyers shut down centre, state govt offices in western Odisha

Sambalpur: Intensifying its ongoing agitation demanding establishment of a permanent High Court bench in western Odisha, the Western Odisha Bar Association closed all the Central and State government offices in the region for an indefinite period from today. The lawyers’ body has also decided to hold a 48-hour Mahabandh across the region on November 29 […]

Orissa High Court lawyers to continue cease-work stir

Bhubaneswar: Lawyers of the Orissa High Court Bar Association will continue their cease-work stir till Wednesday as a charge sheet could not be filed before the court today in connection with the assault of a lawyer by police. “We presented our facts during the general body meeting today. The next date of hearing has been […]

Eggs, tomatoes hurled at Dhenkanal collector’s office

Dhenkanal: Agitating members of Dhenkanal District Lawyers’ Association hurled eggs and tomatoes at the office of the district collector today. Following the incident a scuffle broke out between the lawyers and the police. According to sources, the incident occurred when the lawyers were staging a protest demanding fulfilment of their demands and tried to barge […]

Duty of judges to show respect to lawyers, says CJI Dipak Misra

  New Delhi: Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra today said it was the duty of the judges to show respect to the lawyers despite their age or status. Justice Misra was speaking at a function to bid farewell to Justice R K Agrawal, who retired from the apex court today. “The Supreme Court is […]

Lawyers’ bandh hits normalcy in Puri

Puri: Vehicular traffic between Puri and other parts of the State came to a grinding halt while business establishments, schools, colleges and government offices remained shut today due to 12-hour bandh observed by Puri Bar Association. Up in arms over murder of advocate Laxmidhar Mohapatra, the fellow lawyers also halted several trains at the railway […]

12-hr bandh cripples normal life in Aska

Aska: Normal life was thrown out of gear in various parts of Aska in Ganjam district as lawyers observed a dawn-to-dusk bandh demanding sub-division status to the town. As part of their protest, the lawyers under the banner of the Lawyers Association and Kriyanusthan Committee staged a road blockade at Badanadi and Rusikulya bridges on […]

Lawyers’ launch cease-work against amendments in Advocates Act

Cuttack: Litigants suffered as advocates across Odisha boycotted courts in protest against the proposed changes in the Advocates Act, 1961, which governs the conduct of lawyers. Odisha State Bar Council has opposed the proposals of the Bar Council of India (BCI) made to the Law Commission that lawyers who indulge in strikes should be fined […]