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  • BRC appeals to chief justice to form committee to end lawyers' strike 6 days ago

    Bar Council of Rajasthan has appealed to the chief justice of Rajasthan High Court to constitute a Complaint Redressal Committee in order to resolve the on-going standoff between the bar and the bench. Council has also appealed to the lawyers' associations to call off their strike and resume work, keeping...
  • 'Alcohol. Because no great story started with someone eating a salad': You need to see 31 of these world's funniest pub signs July 26, 2014

    The weekend is upon us, that time of the week when the pub calls out to you like a mother calls her lost cubs in the wilderness. You may have noticed signs outside pubs advertising their day's special. But some pubs with a wisecracking intern decided to take it up...
  • HC issues contempt notice to lawyers for boycott call July 15, 2014

    The Rajasthan High Court has issued contempt notice to some lawyers, including the president of Bar Association, in connection with the boycott call given by advocates of lower judiciary. Justice Bela M Trivedi took suo motu notice of the boycott call and issued notices. The lawyers had given the boycott call...
  • Maharashtra Cabinet passes law banning dance bars in state June 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The Maharashtra Cabinet on Friday passed a law banning dance bars across the state. The Maharashtra Cabinet had on Thursday approved a draft bill to amend the Dance Bar Prohibition Act to remove a 'legal lacuna' on the ground of which the Supreme Court had struck down its...
  • Maharashtra bans dance bars June 12, 2014

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra Cabinet on Thursday approved a draft bill to amend the Dance Bar Prohibition Act to remove a 'legal lacuna' on the ground of which the Supreme Court had struck down its 2005 order to ban dance bars. The move comes as a blow to thousands of bar girls...
  • Bangalore nightlife extension to continue, pubs to be open till 1 am June 7, 2014

    Bangalore: In good news for Bangalore residents, the Karnataka government has decided to continue with the city's nightlife extension for a year. This came after a meeting with the city's police commissioner and senior state officials on the matter. Earlier this year, the state government had extended the limit for...
  • Hookah bars contain harmful indoor air pollution: Study May 30, 2014

    Washington: Frequent hookah bar visitors, beware! Water-pipe smoking creates higher levels of indoor air pollution than cigarette smoking, scientists have warned. Smoking water-pipes, or hookahs, creates hazardous concentrations of indoor air pollution and poses increased risk from diminished air quality for both employees and patrons of water-pipe bars, a new...
  • Lawyer shot dead in Muzaffarnagar, 4 accused lynched May 19, 2014

    A lawyer was allegedly shot dead on Monday morning by four unidentified persons who were later lynched by a mob at Kheri Gani village in Muzaffarnagar, police said. Sanjiv Malik, former general secretary of Budhana Bar Association was shot dead over an old enmity, SSP HN Singh said. Tension prevailed in the...
  • 'SMS alert' service to start soon in all Thane courts May 17, 2014

    Thane: Lawyers of the petitioners and respondents in all courts of the district may soon get SMS alerts regarding status of the pleas filed, on their mobile phones through new service called Case Information System (CIS). In a circular, Thane District Courts Bar Association recently asked its members to submit their...
  • Bihar BJP's founder member Tarakant Jha passes away May 11, 2014

    Former Bihar Legislative Council Chairman and senior JD(U) leader Tarakant Jha died on Sunday at a private hospital in Patna after a brief illness. Jha was 86 and is survived by his wife, a son and two daughters, family sources said. He was Chairman of the Upper House between 2009 and...
  • Ghaziabad courts closed following lawyer's murder April 30, 2014

    Courts in Ghaziabad remained closed on Wednesday after a lawyer was found murdered in Bhoorgarhi locality. Ghaziabad Bar Association president Anil Pandit said senior lawyer Jaivir Sharma was found murdered on Wednesday morning. After coming to know of the murder, association members held a condolence meeting and passed a resolution to suspend...
  • Agreement on bar licences to be arrived at after discussion: Kerala CM April 30, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Admitting that there were problems in taking a decision on liquor policy, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Wednesday said an agreement would be arrived at in Congress and ruling UDF through discussions. Responding to reporters' queries during a Cabinet briefing on the issue of granting licences to 418...
  • Customs seizes gold from passenger's rectum at Goa airport April 1, 2014

    Panaji: The customs department arrested a passenger from Chennai on Tuesday, for allegedly trying to smuggle gold into the country by hiding it in his rectum. The person, whose identity has not been disclosed, was arrested at the newly built Goa airport terminal, after he arrived on an Air India flight...
  • Abdur Rehman barred after bowling three illegal full tosses March 4, 2014

    Mirpur: In a curious turn of events, Pakistan's leftarm spinner Abdur Rehman was on Tuesday barred from bowling after he delivered three consecutive beamers, leaving him with bizarre figures of 0-0-8-0 in the Asia Cup match against Bangladesh. Rehman failed to deliver a legal ball as he was taken off duty...
  • Bar Council to hear 'tampering with evidence' case against Bharti January 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bar Council of Delhi is scheduled to hear a complaint seeking disciplinary action against Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti on Monday. Bharti has been indicted by a court for "tampering of evidence" in a case in which he had appeared as a defence lawyer. The move by Bharti...
  • Delhi: Somnath Bharti surrenders Bar Council license January 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti on Saturday surrendered his Bar Council license after the Delhi Bar Council threatened to take action against him. Bharti was to have quit his membership of the Bar Council soon after taking over as a minister. The Bar Council will meet on January...
  • Bar Council of Delhi to hear complaint against Somnath Bharti January 17, 2014

    Bar Council of Delhi will hear a complaint seeking disciplinary action against Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti on Monday, council secretary Murari Tiwari said on Friday. "We will on January 20 discuss the complaint regarding disciplinary action against Bharti in a bar council meeting," he said. Bar Council of Delhi is an...
  • Mumbai: 45 people held in bar raids; three girls rescued December 25, 2013

    As many as 45 persons, including eight bar girls, were arrested and three girls rescued during separate raids on bars for alleged involvement in obscene activities. Acting on a tip off, a raid was conducted at Lakshdeep bar and restaurant on Gajdarbhandh road in Santa Cruz at around 11.40 PM on...
  • Man pushed out of bar by bouncers, dies of injuries December 22, 2013

    Kolkata: A man was allegedly pushed from the first floor of a bar by bouncers leading to his death following which angry locals ransacked the building and torched a vehicle in Dum Dum in the northern fringes of the city. The victim, identified as Madhab Das, was a resident of Dum...
  • Junior Bar Association president shot dead, lawyers vandalise hospital December 19, 2013

    The president of Junior Bar Association was on Thursday shot dead by unidentified persons in Pratapgarh district, following which lawyers vandalised the district hospital and collectorate office, police in Kota on Thursday. Raj Dutt Mishra (52) riding a motorcycle with one U D Pandey was shot dead by some motorcycle-borne persons when he was on his...
  • HC constitutes committee to deal with women counsels' complaints December 6, 2013

    The Allahabad High Court on Thursday constituted a committee to check cases of unfair treatment to women counsels. The order was passed by the bench of Justice Devi Prasad Singh and Justice Ashok Pal Singh of the Lucknow bench of the High Court on a petition filed by Sandhya Dubey...
  • The Dolphin Bar: Mohanlal to do a cameo in the film? November 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Suresh Gopi, who has been staying away from the industry, is making a comeback with 'The Dolphin Bar'. If rumours are anything to go by, Mohanlal will be playing a cameo role in the film and Suresh will be essaying the role of Panayamuttam Sura in the film....
  • Indo-Canadian women face racism at Vancouver bar November 11, 2013

    Toronto: An Indo-Canadian woman has alleged that she and her friends faced racist slurs at a bar in the city of Vancouver in Western Canada. Jas Dhillon and her friends- all Indo-Canadians- were celebrating her 26th birthday on October 19 at a bar in Gastown area when its manager...
  • My Lord a symbol of slavery, should be prohibited, says SC November 12, 2013

    Addressing judges as My Lord or Your Lordships in courts is a relic of colonial era and a sign of slavery, a petition filed in Supreme Court said, on Monday, and sought a ban on their use in the country. A PIL was filed on Monday by a 75-year-old lawyer seeking...
  • Social organisation booked for running 'hukka bar'; 9 arrested October 14, 2013

    A case was slapped against a social organisation in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh for running a "hukka bar" in garb of social service and cultural exchange, an official said Monday. After receiving a series of complaints on social networking site facebook, a police team raided the Kautilya Society at Dashvashmegh ghat...
  • AAP removes a candidate ahead of Delhi polls October 14, 2013

    The debutant Aam Admi Party (AAP) on Sunday removed its candidate of an East Delhi constituency for the November Delhi assembly elections after it emerged that there were criminal charges against the candidate. Surendra Sharma, who was initially selected as AAP's candidate for Shahdara assembly constituency, has been removed by the...
  • Madhur Bhandarkar stresses on Hollywood, Bollywood exchange September 29, 2013

    New York: Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar says the Indian film industry and Hollywood can learn a lot from each other as the two industries seek to cater to the evolving nature of cinema. Bhandarkar is representing the Indian film industry at the three-day 'Cinema Beyond Boundaries' that began here on September...
  • 12 gold bars seized from two Sri Lankan passengers September 18, 2013

    Panaji: Two Sri Lankan passengers were arrested with 12 gold bars valued at Rs 3.60 crore from the Goa International Airport Wednesday, police said. The smuggling was detected by Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) officials of the Commissionerate of Customs and Central Excise at the airport, officials said. The gold bars, each weighing...
  • J~~amp;amp;K: Lawyers protest against human rights violations, work affected September 18, 2013

    Work in Jammu and Kashmir High Court and subordinate courts was affected on Wednesday as lawyers affiliated with Kashmir Bar Association stayed away from proceedings to protest against alleged human rights violations in the Valley. The work in the courts across Kashmir was hit by the strike call given by the...
  • Dec 16 ganagrape case: Bar Council serves notice to defence September 17, 2013

    New Delhi: The Delhi Bar Council Tuesday sought a response from A P Singh, the counsel for convicts in the December 16 gangrape case, for his remarks that he would have burnt alive his daughter had she been having premarital sex and moving around at night with her boyfriend. In a...