Suggest measuress for speedy disposal of cases : CJI to HCs

New Delhi: Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra has asked the high courts across the country to suggest measures for speedy disposal of cases to curb pendency and filling up of vacancies in the subordinate judiciary. In a communication to the chief justices of the high courts, the CJI has suggested that a disposal review […]

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Seashore CMD Prahant Dash gets bail in 3 chit fund cases

The Orissa High Court today granted bail to Prashant Dash, CMD of Seashore Group of Companies, in three chit fund related cases. The bench of Justice C R Dash granted conditional bail to Prashant in the cases registered in Jajpur, Nawarangpur and Titlagarh police stations. He was earlier granted bail in three cases registered in […]

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Miner Deepak Gupta’s bail plea rejected again

The Orissa High Court today again refused to grant bail to miner Deepak Gupta who is in judicial custody for nearly four years on charges of corruption. This is the fourth time that his bail application was rejected by the High Court. Justice S K Mishra rejected the bail application saying that there is reasonable […]

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Orissa HC bench stays order on BMC corporator’s election

A division bench of Orissa High Court today granted an interim stay on an impugned order passed last month by a single judge bench of the court annulling the election of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) corporator Sukanti Subudhi. The bench of Chief Justice Vineet Saran and Justice B R Sarangi stayed the operation of the […]

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Orissa HC orders for second JEE to fill up vacant B.Tech seats

The Orissa High Court today ordered the state government to hold second Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) of the year to fill up huge vacancies of B.Tech and MCA seats in both government and private engineering colleges. Adjudicating over a petition of OPECA (Odisha Private Engineering College Association), a division bench headed by Chief Justice Vineet […]

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Orissa HC notice to Cong leader in bail recall case

The Orissa High Court today issued notice to Congress leader Arindam (Bapi) Sharkel asking him why the bail given to him on April 17 should not be recalled in a murder case. The high court had last month granted bail to Sharkel, who was arrested by Paradip police in November last year for alleged involvement […]

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Orissa HC grants bail to Mahima in Paradip murder case

Orissa High Court today granted conditional bail to noted businessman Mahimananda Mishra, who was arrested in December last year in connection with a murder case in 2016. Allowing the application of Mishra for a bail bond of Rs 5 lakh each from two sureties, Justice D P Choudhury ordered that the Odisha Stevedores Limited (OSL) […]

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HC stays Odisha government’s tax recovery notice on IOCL

In a setback to the state government, the Orissa High Court today passed an order to “keep in abeyance” a demand notice of VAT recovery from Indian Oil Corporation Limited. The state government in February had asked the IOCL to deposit tax of Rs 1485.98 crore for the sale of finished products from its Paradip […]

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HC directs ASI to finish temple repair work by June 2

The Orissa High Court today directed the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to complete by June 2 the repair work of the prayer hall of the Jagannath Temple at Puri. Last September, the ASI had told the high court that the repair work it was undertaking in the temple was likely to be over by […]

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Orissa HC grants anticipatory bail to Baragarh BJD MLA

The Orissa High Court today allowed the anticipatory bail application of BJD MLA Debesh Acharya, booked by police in connection with alleged involvement in the attack on the convoy of two Union ministers in June. A single bench of Justice Debabrata Das granted the bail to the ruling party legislator from Baragarh who was booked […]

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