ADVOCATES

  • Allahabad High Court lawyers protests calling off week-long strike March 19, 2015

    Allahabad: A day after advocates of Allahabad High Court called off their week-long strike over the issue of killing of an advocate by a police official, a group of disgruntled lawyers on Thursday sat on fast unto death saying they were opposed to withdrawal of the stir before the demand...
  • Lawyers abstain from work in Maharashtra to protest advocate's killing March 16, 2015

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court and many lower courts in the city and other parts of Maharashtra wore a deserted look as lawyers abstained from work in response to a call given by Bar Council of India (BCI) to protest against the recent killing of an advocate by police in...
  • Thane: Lawyers to skip work on March 16 against advocate's killing in Allahabad March 12, 2015

    Thane: Lawyers throughout the country plan to abstain from work on March 16, a bar association official said in Thane on Thursday. An official spokesman of the Thane District Court Bar Association said that a lawyer practising in the Allahabad Court was brutally killed by a police officer on Wednesday in...
  • Five advocates debarred from practice in Chennai February 24, 2015

    Chennai: Five advocates allegedly involved in the murder of another lawyer at a local court have been debarred from practising in courts or having any other lawyer appear on their behalf until completion of disciplinary proceedings against them. The Bar Council of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry issued the orders on...
  • Supreme Court asks J&K High Court to spell out steps for holding Bar Council poll February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday directed the Registry of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court to file an affidavit spelling out the steps taken by it for holding of State Bar Council elections, which have not been conducted for the past 30 years. After it was informed that a...
  • Gay rights, inter-generational chasms and evolving society - A conversation with Indian-American writer Mala Kumar February 20, 2015

    New York: Mala Kumar is an Indian-American writer and international development practitioner. Her debut novel, 'The Paths of Marriage', came out in October 2014, while she was working for UNICEF in the central African nation of Burundi and has made plenty of waves within the United States in general and...
  • 1,700 obsolete laws to be repealed, says PM Modi February 15, 2015

    Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the government has identified around 1,700 obsolete laws and is working towards their repeal. Pointing out that the world is looking at India with great hopes, he said one of the reasons for this was the global investor community trusts the independence of...
  • Kerala Governorship row: BJP does not run on Congress' footprints, says Sambit Patra September 3, 2014

    There is a massive row over the appointment of former Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam as the Kerala Governor. 117 members of the Kerala High Court Advocates Association have moved a resolution requesting the President to discard the the Home Ministry's recommendation to appoint Sathasivam. They say that such...
  • Kerala HC Advocates Association against appointment of exCJI as Governor September 2, 2014

    Kochi: Kerala High Court Advocates Association on Tuesday passed a resolution, requesting President Pranab Mukherjee not to appoint former Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam as Kerala Governor. The association passed the resolution with a thumping majority during an extraordinary general body meeting held on Tuesday. Only two members opposed...
  • Lawyers' strike: Clash erupts between two groups of advocates July 28, 2014

    Clash erupted between two groups of advocates here on Sunday when one group decided to call off an ongoing strike and resume work in the courts. Advocates associated with the Rajasthan High Court Lawyers Association had announced to call of the ongoing strike and had decided to resume work from on...
  • Maharashtra to promulgate Ordinance on reservations: Advocate General to HC July 9, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government would soon promulgate an ordinance to give effect to the cabinet decision on quotas for Marathas and Muslims, the Bombay High Court was informed on Wednesday. Advocate General Darius Khambata declared this in a statement before a bench headed by Justice Abhay Oka which was hearing two PILs...
  • Digvijaya credits Rahul for democracy, primaries in Congress March 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress leader Digvijaya Singh credited party Vice President Rahul Gandhi for internal democracy and holding primaries to elect candidate for Lok Sabha elections. He also defended party's manifesto and various promises made by the party. Here is the full transcript of the interview: Karan Thapar: Hello and welcome to...
  • Congress manifesto can't use 'aam aadmi' as it's a party name: Digvijaya March 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress leader Digvijaya Singh defended party's manifesto for the Lok Sabha elections and various promises made by the party. He also gave party Vice President Rahul Gandhi credit for internal democracy and holding primaries. Here is the full transcript of the interview: Karan Thapar: Hello and welcome to Devil's advocate....
  • Congress has been handling corruption, media not fair to us: Sibal March 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Minister Kapil Sibal on Sunday lambasted at the media for not being fair to the Congress saying that it's the Congress which has been handling corruption in India. "The media has not been fair, because they have not been putting our point of view to the people...
  • Left Front tottering but CPI's AB Bardhan confident of 32 LS seats March 16, 2014

    New Delhi: First, an embarrassing downfall of the 'Third Front' and now its own constituents are unraveling in West Bengal and Kerala. Even as a tottering Left Front tries to hold together ahead of polls, veteran CPI leader AB Bardhan is confident that the communists would be able to clinch...
  • Rahul Gandhi our leader, the boss: Salman Khurshid March 9, 2014

    Emphasising on the hierarchy in the UPA, External Affairs Minister and senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid said that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh leads the government, Congress president Sonia Gandhi heads the UPA and party Vice President Rahul Gandhi is the second most powerful in the party. Speaking to CNN-IBN's Karan...
  • Devil's Advocate: BJP doesn't indulge in caste politics, says Jaitley March 2, 2014

    Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley has said that the BJP is not a party which indulges in vote bank politics. In an interview with Karan Thapar in 'Devil's Advocate,' Jaitley said, "BJP is not a party which will have religious based reservations and will not go...
  • BJP remains opposed to FDI in retail, won't change stand: Jaitley March 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party has ruled out any change in its policy towards Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in retail if it comes to power at the centre. Speaking to CNN-IBN's Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley ruled out any possibility of the party reversing...
  • Basis of judgement to commute Rajiv killers' death wrong: Chidambaram February 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P Chidambaram has questioned the legal basis for the Supreme Court commuting the death sentence of Rajiv Gandhi's killers. Speaking to CNNIBN's Karan Thapar, Chidambaram said, "The basis of that judgment is not correct, the legal basis of the judgement said that delay alone is sufficient...
  • Rahul Gandhi has all the qualities of a good leader: Chidambaram February 20, 2014

    Chidambaram was speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate. He also spoke about the state of the Indian economy and the situation in Parliament. ...
  • Loyal to Cong, but people's will bigger than party: AP CM on Telangana February 9, 2014

    Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy said that he is reflecting will of people over Telangana Bill, which is to keep the state united. He also added that he is prepared for any eventuality including being sacked by his party for his fight to keep the state united. Speaking...
  • Telangana: AP CM Kiran Reddy says ready to be sacked for united Andhra February 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy said he is prepared for any eventuality including being sacked by his party for his fight to keep the state united. He was speaking to CNNIBN's Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate. Here is an excerpt of the interview: Karan Thapar: Congress sources are...
  • Delhi: 73yrold advocate uses law expertise to fake car papers, held January 30, 2014

    New Delhi: A 73yearold advocate, who allegedly used his expertise in law to make fake documents of vehicles stolen by him, has been arrested, police said on Thursday. Dhani Ram Mittal alias Puran Chand (73) was nabbed on Tuesday by the antiauto theft squad of NorthWest district police. A stolen...
  • Hike in LPG cap a misdirected subsidy: RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan January 30, 2014

    Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan has questioned the decision to raise the cap of subsidised LPG cylinders from 9 to 12 per annum, calling it a 'misdirected subsidy'. Speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, Rajan said, "What one should be careful about is expanding the misdirected subsidies...
  • RBI Governor questions rise in LPG cap, calls it misdirected subsidy January 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan has questioned the decision to raise the cap of subsidised LPG cylinders from 9 to 12 per annum, calling it a 'misdirected subsidy'. Speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, Rajan said, "What one should be careful about is expanding the...
  • Devyani Khobragade not guilty of any charge, says Salman Khurshid January 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid backed Indian Deputy Consul Devyani Khobragade saying she's not guilty of any charge. Speaking to CNNIBN's Karan Thapar, Khurshid said Khobragade has not committed any infraction of the law. Here is the full transcript of the interview: Karan Thapar: Hello and welcome to a special Devil's...
  • Narpat Mal Lodha to take charge as Advocate General of Rajasthan today January 2, 2014

    Newlyappointed Advocate General of Rajasthan Narpat Mal Lodha has said that disposal of mattersof contempt against government officials will be his top priority after taking charge. Lodha, who has held the same position during the previous BJP rule will take charge as AG on Thursday. The senior advocate said "my priority will...
  • Devil's Advocate: Role reversal, Kapil Sibal grills Karan Thapar December 30, 2013

    On this New Year special edition of Devil's Advocate, Union Minister Kapil Sibal plays the Devil's Advocate role and questions senior journalist Karan Thapar about his life as a journalist and the nature of journalism. He also talks about the 2G scam and BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. ...
  • Advocate arrested for raping, holding minor girl hostage for 13 days December 26, 2013

    An advocate has been arrested along with his wife on charges of raping and holding a teenager girl hostage for 13 days at their residence in Ujjain, police said on Thursday. The 17yearold who had gone missing since December 12 had gone to advocate Balkrishna Nagar's residence in Sampat Nagar that...
  • Rahul can't be blamed for Congress's rout in state polls: Digvijaya December 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Days after the Congress suffered a major setback in the assembly elections of the four states Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Delhi, the party once again refused to blame party's Vice President Rahul Gandhi for the defeat. In an exclusive interview with Karan Thapar in Devil's Advocate,...