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Orissa HC Adjourns Contempt Hearing Over Lawyers' Strike To Jan 27

Cuttack: The full bench of the Orissa High Court on Monday adjourned the hearing of a contempt petition it had initiated against 68 bar associations of Odisha for frequent strikes by lawyers in the State to January 27. Concerned over the frequent strikes by lawyers in Odisha, the court had instituted the contempt petition on […]

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Column: Lawyers Can’t Be A Law Unto Themselves

By Sandeep Sahu It’s an extraordinary situation for sure and I seriously doubt if the judicial system in India has seen anything like this before. Just imagine a High Court, no less, as one of the ‘parties’ in a case! It had to the unenviable task of appointing a counsel to ‘represent’ it in the […]

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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 […]

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Agitating lawyers in Sambalpur soften stance

Sambalpur: Government offices in Sambalpur district that have remained closed for the past five months owing to the agitation by lawyers over establishment of a permanent High Court bench in the western Odisha, will start functioning from tomorrow. This was informed by the Sambalpur district lawyers’ association today after their general council meeting. However, the […]

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Lawyers to launch 2-day agitation from Feb 11

Cuttack: Lawyers from across the State have called for a two-day strike from February 11 to press for their long-standing demands including better infrastructural facilities for Courts and budgetary allocation for financial protection, stipend and insurance cover for them and their families. State Bar Council Chairman Tahali Charan Mohanty informed that members of different bar […]

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Lawyers to launch 2-day agitation from Feb 11

Cuttack: Lawyers from across the State have called for a two-day strike from February 11 to press for their long-standing demands including better infrastructural facilities for Courts and budgetary allocation for financial protection, stipend and insurance cover for them and their families. State Bar Council Chairman Tahali Charan Mohanty informed that members of different bar […]

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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 lawyers observe 24-hour bandh for establishment of HC bench in district

Bolangir: The Bolangir lawyers’ association and Central Action Committee (CAC) today observed 24-hour bandh in Bolangir demanding establishment of a permanent bench of the Orissa High Court in the district. Various political and social organisations of the district have extended support to the bandh. Normal life came to a grinding halt in the region due […]

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HC Bar dismisses 3 lawyers including 2 from BJD legal front for 'sabotaging' agitation

Cuttack: Alleging that there was a deliberate attempt to derail the lawyers’ agitation, Orissa High Court Bar Association on Friday dismissed three lawyers including two office bearers of the ruling-BJD’s legal front. Besides, a show-cause notice has also been issued to Odisha Bar Council chairperson, Tahali Mohanty, informed Orissa High Court Bar Association secretary, Satyabrat […]

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Unrest during lawyers' stir: Detained youth alleged to be ‘Biju Yuva Vahini' member

Bhubaneswar: Amidst allegations of politicization of the ongoing lawyers’ strike, a youth was detained in connection with the attack on a few advocates in Cuttack today. The youth identified as Santosh Nimai is alleged to be an active member of the newly-formed Biju Yuva Vahini. Though Santosh refuted his association with Biju Yuva Vahini, several […]

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Orissa High Court lawyers to continue cease-work till October 30

Cuttack: The on-going standoff between lawyers and police is yet to ease as the agitating lawyers’ under the aegis of Orissa High Court Bar Association on Friday decided to continue their cease-work till October 30. A decision to continue the strike was taken at the general body meeting, informed High Court Bar Association general secretary, […]

SC urges Orissa High Court lawyers to call off cease-work stir

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today urged the agitating lawyers of Orissa High Court to call off their cease-work agitation and resume court work. The apex court in its order further restrained Orissa High Court Bar Association and other connected associations from going on strike and resume court work so that no impediment is caused […]

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Odisha courts remain shut as protests continue

Cuttack: Judicial work has come to a standstill across Odisha with lawyers continuing their protests over various demands. Orissa High Court lawyers have been on strike since one of their colleagues was allegedly thrashed by a police officer at Nayabazar in Cuttack on August 28, 2018.  As per the reports, 164 different lawyer organisations have […]

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HC Bench: Lawyers launch 10-day cease-work stir

Sambalpur: Augmenting the demand for establishment of a High Court bench in Western Odisha, the agitating lawyers today launched a cease-work strike in all courts in the western parts of the State. The strike will continue till September 26, informed Central Action Committee chief convenor Ashok Das. As per a decision taken by the Central […]

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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 […]

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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 […]