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  • CJI asks lawyers to help in speedy disposal of cases March 28, 2015

    Chennai: Chief Justice of India HL Dattu on Saturday voiced concerns over pendency of cases in the courts and asked the lawyers to play a role in reducing the accumulated arrears in courts. "We must therefore adopt ourselves with changing situation - both domestic and global. It is essential for...
  • West Bengal: Bar Association not to defend nun rape case accused March 27, 2015

    Krishnanagar (WB): The local bar association in Ranaghat on Thursday decided against defending the accused in the alleged robbery and rape of nun at Ranaghat in Nadia district. "We have decided not to plead for the accused of convent robbery and rape case as it is a heinous crime," Secretary...
  • 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...
  • Allahabad: Akhilesh Yadav announces Rs 10 lakh ex-gratia to deceased lawyer's family March 11, 2015

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has announced an ex gratia of Rs 10 lakh to the family of the lawyer who was killed in a clash with policemen in Allahabad on Wednesday, and directed the officials to take strict action against the culprits. The lawyers of Oudh Bar Association...
  • Violence in Allahabad as policeman shoots lawyer dead March 11, 2015

    Lucknow: Violence erupted in Allahabad on Wednesday after a police official shot dead a lawyer and injured another outside the high court, police said. Angered over the incident, lawyers went berserk and attacked policemen, pelted stones at them and torched many vehicles. While heavy reinforcement was sent to contain the violence,...
  • Allahabad High Court orders judicial probe into cane charge on lawyers March 11, 2015

    Lucknow: The Allahabad High Court on Wednesday ordered a judicial inquiry into the cane charge on lawyers near the Collectorate in Lucknow on March 9 and sought a report within three weeks. A division bench of Chief Justice Dr DY Chandrachud and Justice Rajan Roy passed the order on a PIL...
  • India @ 9 with Parikshit Luthra March 8, 2015

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  • Show cause notice issued to defence lawyers by Bar Council of India March 7, 2015

    The Bar Council of India has issued show cause notices to the two defence lawyers ML Sharma and AP Singh over their outrageous statements featured in the Nirbhaya documentary. They have been asked to reply in three weeks time. "We have issued the show cause notices to ML Sharma and...
  • Shocked over show cause notice by Bar Council of India: Nirbhaya case defence lawyer ML Sharma March 7, 2015

    New Delhi: The Bar Council of India has issued show cause notices to the two defence lawyers ML Sharma and AP Singh over their outrageous statements featured in the Nirbhaya documentary. They have been asked to reply in three weeks time. Expressing shock over Bar Council's action against him, lawyer ML...
  • Delhi High Court asks Delhi University not to treat law centre in step motherly way March 4, 2015

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the Delhi University not to treat its the three law colleges, which have been in controversy recently for alleged non-compliance of the Bar Council Of India (BCI) norms, in a "step motherly" way. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice...
  • Advocates protest for separate Allahabad High Court bench in west Uttar Pradesh February 28, 2015

    Ghaziabad: Demanding a separate western UP bench of Allahabad High Court, scores of lawyers on Saturday staged a protest inside court premises in Ghaziabad on Saturday and also locked the main gates of district treasury. Currently the Allahabad High Court has a bench in Lucknow and lawyers in West UP have...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Delhi elections: Lawyers appeal to people not to vote for BJP CM candidate Kiran Bedi January 29, 2015

    New Delhi: Chickens have come home to roost for Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) chief ministerial nominee Kiran Bedi as the lawyers are up in arms against her for an incident which took place more than 25 years ago. Office-bearers of several Bar associations in Delhi have come together to issue an...
  • Nightlife deadline extended to 2 AM on New Year's eve December 27, 2014

    Bengaluru: The Bengaluru Police has given permission to bars and restaurants to remain open till 2 AM on the intervening night of December 31 and January 1. The usual nightlife deadline on weekdays is 11:30 PM. Earlier this year, the deadline on Friday and Saturday was extended till 1 AM. ...
  • Gujarat policeman caught dancing with bar girl, suspended December 27, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Surat police suspended a police sub-inpector, who was caught dancing with a bar girl while on duty during, after a video of his act went viral, officials said on Friday. "Police sub-inspector D C Solanki of Surat's Dindoli area, whose act of dancing with a bar girl went viral on...
  • Government asks bars to promote 'responsible drinking' this New Year December 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of New Year celebrations, the Delhi government has asked city's restaurants and bars to promote "responsible drinking" by serving liquor to "a limit" keeping customer safety in mind and even arrange cabs for those who are not in a position to drive. "Persons, who consume alcohol beyond their...
  • Bar bribe row: Kerala Finance Minister booked for allegedly demanding Rs 5 crore December 11, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: In a huge embarrassment for the Kerala government, state Finance Minister KM Mani has been booked over bribery allegations made by the President of the Kerala Bar Owners Association on Thursday. The association alleged that Mani had asked for a bribe of Rs 5 crore from bar owners for...
  • Sri Lanka's Bar Association asks for hearing on country's presidential terms November 7, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's Bar Association asked the Supreme Court to hold an oral hearing on whether President Mahinda Rajapaksa could seek a third term in office. Rajapaksa sought the court's opinion if he could contest an election two years before his second term ends. The constitution has been changed to...
  • Bar bribe row: Vigilance to look into charge against Kerala FM November 2, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: With the "bar bribe row" denting its image, the Congress-led UDF government in Kerala on Sunday asked the Vigilance and Anti-corruption Bureau (VACB) to look into the allegation by bar owners that state Finance Minister and Kerala Congress (M) supremo K M Mani had demanded and taken bribe for...
  • Kerala: KBHA President accuses KM Mani of demanding Rs 5 crore bribe for renewing licenses November 1, 2014

    The Kerala Bar Owners Association has accused the state's Finance Minister of demanding a bribe of Rs 5 crore for renewing the licenses of closed bars. "The allegation against him is baseless. I can say this because it has been alleged that I was in the know, but this is...
  • Kerala: Bar owners' body accuses Minister of demanding Rs 5 crore bribe for renewing licenses November 1, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: In what means major trouble for the Oommen Chandy government in Kerala, the Kerala Bar Owners Association has accused the state's Finance Minister KM Mani of demanding a bribe of Rs 5 crore for renewing the licenses of closed bars. The association claimed that it gave in to the...
  • Kerala HC division bench gives 2-3 star hotel bars to function for a period of 1 month October 31, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala High Court has stayed the single bench order and has given two star and three star hotel bars to function for a period of one month. The high court on Thursday allowed bars in four star and heritage hotels. The government had announced its new liquor policy on August...
  • Kerala: HC nod for closure of 700 liquor bars, CM Chandy welcomes October 30, 2014

    Kochi: In a blow to bar owners, the Kerala High Court on Thursday upheld the validity of the Congress-led UDF government's new liquor policy, paving the way for closure of 700 bars attached to small and medium hotels in the state. The court, however, gave...
  • From one bar to behind the bars: Super drunk woman arrested, mistook jail for bar October 20, 2014

    Paw Paw, Mich.: One is a building with bars. The other is a building with a bar. A very drunk woman apparently had trouble telling them apart and ended up in a southwestern Michigan jail cell. The Van Buren County sheriff's department says a 39-year-old woman mistook the Van Buren County...
  • 'Chandni Bar' completes 13 years, director Madhur Bhandarkar says the film changed his life September 29, 2014

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar, who received National Award for 'Chandni Bar', says the 2001 film transformed his life. The movie, starring Tabu and Atul Kulkarni, completed 13 years Sunday and the director got nostalgic. "13 years ago, on this day, CHANDNI BAR released & changed my life #Tabu @atul_kulkarni. An unforgettable experience!!...
  • Kerala liquor ban: HC dismisses appeals against closure of 418 bars September 20, 2014

    Kochi: The Kerala High Court on Saturday dismissed as infructuous the writ appeals challenging the closure of 418 bar hotels in the state in view of the new excise policy declared by the government. Dismissing the appeals by bar hotel owners, a division bench comprising justice KT Sankaran...
  • Losses from bars: Kerala jacks up taxes on liquor, cigarettes September 17, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Faced with a grim fund crunch arising from its policy of sharply cutting down on the liquor business, Kerala government today steeply increased taxes on liquor, cigarettes, water charges and fees for various services to mop up over Rs 1,500 crore. In a major postbudget exercise of Additional Resources Mobilisation...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories September 11, 2014

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