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Tag: Permanent High Court Bench

Odisha Government Reconstitutes Committee on HC Bench Demand

Bhubaneswar: Amidst the ongoing protests, Odisha government on Thursday reconstituted the committee to review various aspects for establishment of permanent benches of the Orissa High court in western and southern Odisha. The committee will now be headed by the Development Commissioner with principal secretaries of Home, Finance, Revenue and Law departments as its members.  The […]

Pradhan questions Odisha govt's Rs 5 crore- allocation for HC bench

Bhubaneswar: Amid unrelenting agitation that has affected functioning of courts and government offices over establishment of a permanent High Court bench in the State, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today blamed the State government for dilly-dallying over the issue by trying to pass the buck to the Centre. Pradhan said, “The State government had constituted […]

HC bench demand: Western Odisha MLAs meet CM Naveen Patnaik

Bhubaneswar/ Cuttack: A day after Odisha government urged the agitating lawyers of western Odisha to end their cease-work agitation; a delegation comprising legislators from Western Odisha met Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today and requested him to look into the demands of a permanent High Court bench in the region. The delegation however failed to meet […]

Demand for permanent High Court bench in Bolangir intensifies

Bolangir: The ongoing agitation for the establishment of a permanent bench of Orissa High Court in Bolangir has intensified as the Joint Action Committee and the District Bar Association have called for a shutdown till December 30. According to sources, the agitating members have called for closure of all offices, educational institutions and banks. The […]

Demand for HC bench: Congress to observe 5-hour Koraput bandh

Cuttack: Extending its support to the Koraput Bar Association over the establishment of a permanent High Court Bench in undivided Koraput, the Congress will observe a five-hour bandh in the district today. The District unit of Congress will observe the bandh from 10 am to 3 pm. The party has also threatened to stage picketing […]

Trains cancelled, diverted due to lawyers' Maha bandh

Bhubaneswar: Rail traffic was badly hit in many parts of western Odisha today due to the 48-hour ‘Maha bandh’ called by the bar associations of different districts over their long-term demands of a permanent High Court bench in the region. In view of Rail Roko agitation at Sambalpur, Hirakud, Sambalpur City several trains have been […]

HC bench demand in Western Odisha intensifies; Police-lawyers scuffle in Sambalpur

Sambalpur: Tension erupted in the city today after lawyers took to streets protesting State and Central government’s indifference attitude towards the long-standing demands of a permanent High Court bench in Western Odisha. Nearly 150 lawyers were taken into preventive custody following a scuffle with police officials nearby Church Chhak in the town. The incident occurred […]

HC Bench: Balasore lawyers launch cease-work stir

Balasore: Intensifying their demand for setting up of a permanent Orissa High Court (HC) bench in North Odisha, members of Balasore Bar Association resorted to a cease-work agitation disrupting functioning of court works here on Saturday. The Bar Association has decided to continue their agitation till Monday. The association is also demanding for filling up […]