Cops, lawyers should not fight with each other: Bombay HC

Quashing a criminal case filed by a woman police constable against an advocate, also a woman, who used to park her car in front of Mahim police station here, the Bombay High Court has asked police personnel and lawyers not to fight with each other. “It can’t be forgotten that advocates, police officers, public prosecutors […]

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Lawyers seek dates in HC in accordance with their vehicle no.

The Delhi High Court today faced a peculiar situation when advocates appearing in various matters sought particular dates owing to the AAP governments proposed odd-even numbers vehicle policy. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath was surprised when a lawyer appearing for a petitioner requested the court to give her an […]

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Lawyers should not go on strike: SC

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The Supreme Court today said lawyers should not go on strike or give calls to boycott courts, while allowing a months time to the Bar bodies to convene a meeting to solve the problem “once and for all”. “My view is that the lawyers should not go on strike,” a bench of justices Kurian Joseph […]

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HC stays SDC proceedings against 14 suspended lawyers

The Madras High Court bench here today restrained the Special Disciplinary Committee (SDC), set up to hold an inquiry against 14 lawyers suspended by Bar Council ofIndia for storming court rooms and shouting slogans against judges, from going ahead with its proceedings slated to start tomorrow. A division bench, comprising Justices R.Sudhakar and V M […]

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HC lawyers stay away from judge’s court for 6th day

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Lawyers at the Calcutta High Court continued to boycott the court of Justice Girish Gupta for the sixth day today alleging misbehaviour and demanded that he apologise to the Bar. “There is no solution in sight to the stalemate so far,” Calcutta High Court Bar Association secretary Rana Mukherjee told PTI. A new secretary would […]

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Calcutta HC lawyers stay away due to heat, litigants suffer,CJ unhappy

Lawyers stayed away from Calcutta High Court Wednesday as part of a three-day cease work citing hot and humid conditions, causing harassment to thousands of litigants and prompting the Chief Justice to term the advocates’ action as “irritating and painful”. All the court rooms were open on today with the judges in their seats, but […]

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Stop victimisation of Muslim youths

Several activists and political leaders, including CPI-M general secretary Prakash Karat and RJD chief Lalu Prasad, has demanded that “the harassment and victimisation of innocent Muslims youths” by security agencies in the name of fighting terror be stopped. In a convention on “Politics of Terror”, organised here by representatives of Left and other political parties, […]

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Telangana protesters refuse to disperse

Braving heavy rain, thousands of protesters demanding a separate Telangana state refused to leave Necklace Road here even as the deadline set by police ended Sunday evening. The marchers earlier clashed with security personnel. Police used water cannons to disperse protesters after they squatted on the road on the banks of Hussain Sagar lake. Telangana […]

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Judicial activism shouldn’t erode constitutional principles: President

President Pranab Mukherjee Saturday cautioned against judicial activism resulting in the erosion of constitutional principles of separation of powers between the three pillars of state and and called on Indian judiciary to reinvent itself through introspection and self-correction. Speaking at the valedictory function of the sesquicentennial celebrations (150 years) of the Madras High Court here, […]

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Stay on lawyers paying service tax

The Delhi High Court today issued stay on a notification of the central government regarding imposition of service tax on lawyers. Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Sanjeev Khanna asked the government to file a reply within two weeks and listed the case for hearing on May 23. The notification was to be implemented from […]

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