LAWYER

  • Nirbhaya documentary: SC seeks reply from advocates of accused March 24, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought response from two advocates, representing the December 16 gangrape convicts, against whom a women lawyers body has sought action for allegedly making derogatory remarks against women in a BBC documentary on the case. "We have heard the argument, pleadings and grievances urged...
  • Government issues dress code for female judges, lawyers in Central Administrative Tribunal March 13, 2015

    New Delhi: The government has issued a new dress code for all the female judges and lawyers in the Central Administrative Tribunal. The woman judges are now expected to wear a black coat over a white saree or any other form of dress which stretches to their ankles and with white...
  • Lawyers strike work in UP; protest advocate's killing March 12, 2015

    Allahabad: Lawyers in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday went on flash strike to voice outrage over the killing of an advocate inside a court premises in Allahabad allegedly by a policeman. Sub-Inspector Shailendra Singh, who allegedly shot 30-year-old advocate Nabi Ahmed in the Allahabad district court premises on Wednesday, still remained untraceable....
  • Anti-women remarks by lawyers: BCI head terms it unwarranted March 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Bar Council of India (BCI) Chairman Manan Kumar Mishra on Thursday termed "unwarranted" the alleged anti-women remarks of certain lawyers, including a defence counsel of the December 16 gangrape convict. The BCI Chairman, however, said the lawyers' body cannot initiate action on its own without any complaint. "Unless and...
  • Lawyers protesting against Kiran Bedi vandalise her office, 2 people injured February 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party's chief ministerial candidate and former IPS officer Kiran Bedi's campaign office in Krishna Nagar area of New Delhi was allegedly vandalised on Monday evening by a group of lawyers who were protesting against her. Two people were reported injured in the incident. The former IPS officer...
  • Some Delhi lawyers ready to 'forgive and forget' Kiran Bedi for the 1988 caning incident February 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Former IPS officer Kiran Bedi joining the Bharatiya Janata Party and becoming its chief ministerial candidate has put the focus back on her career as a police officer. One of the incidents which Bedi's opponents project as a blot on her career is the caning of lawyers at...
  • Captive orangutan has human right to freedom, Argentine court rules December 23, 2014

    Buenos Aires: An orangutan held in an Argentine zoo can be freed and transferred to a sanctuary after a court recognized the ape as a 'non-human person' unlawfully deprived of its freedom, local media reported on Sunday. Animal rights campaigners filed a habeas corpus petition - a document more typically used...
  • Delhi: Traffic police constable beaten up by lawyer October 21, 2014

    New Delhi: A Delhi Traffic Police constable was on Tuesday allegedly beaten up by a lawyer outside Rohini court in New Delhi when he was stopped by the former for driving on the wrong side. The incident took place around 10.30 AM while Head Constable Santosh was on duty near the...
  • Lawyers to observe strike in Delhi district courts on September 29 September 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The lawyers of all six district courts in the national capital on Friday decided to observe a day long strike on September 29 against the "delay in enhancement of pecuniary jurisdiction of the trial courts despite the recommendation of the Delhi High Court. The Co-ordination Committee of all district...
  • Chhattisgarh lawyer claims she was gangraped, consumes phenyl in Supreme Court premises September 22, 2014

    New Delhi: A female lawyer from Chhattisgarh consumed phenyl in the Supreme Court premises on Monday after claiming that she was gangraped by her relatives in her home state in November 2013. The lawyer also claimed that she was denied justice and took the extreme step to highlight her plight. The...
  • Rajasthan lawyers' strike: All Additional Advocate Generals resign September 12, 2014

    Jaipur: All the 15 Additional Advocate Generals in Rajasthan have resigned from their posts after the High Court questioned the government on its lawyers' absence from the court. Lawyers of the High Court and lower courts in the state have been on strike for more than two months over various...
  • 117 Kerala lawyers move resolution against appointment of Sathasivam as Governor September 3, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: The appointment of former Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam as Kerala Governor has stirred a controversy as 117 members of Kerala High Court Advocates Association moved a resolution requesting President Pranab Mukherjee to discard the Central government's recommendation. Kerela High Court Advocate Association Secretary MR Nandkumar said, "P...
  • 50yearold lawyer hacked to death by unidentified men August 14, 2014

    A 50yearold lawyer was allegedly hacked to death by some unidentified persons in the city when he was going to a court in Sultanpur on Thursday, police said. The incident took place when Dharmraj Yadav was going to the court on his bike and some persons forcibly stopped him in Amhat...
  • BRC appeals to chief justice to form committee to end lawyers' strike August 14, 2014

    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 ongoing standoff between the bar and the bench. Council has also appealed to the lawyers' associations to call off their strike and resume work, keeping...
  • Edward Snowden can stay 3 more years in Russia: Lawyer August 8, 2014

    Moscow: Former NSA systems analyst Edward Snowden, who is wanted by the US for leaking details about oncesecret surveillance programs, has been granted permission to stay in Russia for three more years, his lawyer said Thursday. Snowden last year was granted temporary asylum of one year in Russia, but that expired...
  • Rape case: Lawyer says model tried to malign DIG to gain publicity August 5, 2014

    Mumbai: The case against Mumbai DIG Sunil Paraskar for alleged rape and molestation of a model took an unexpected twist on Monday. In his statement recorded by Mumbai Police, Rizwan Siddiqui, the model's first lawyer claims that she had never informed him that she was raped by DIG Sunil Paraskar....
  • 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...
  • Justice Katju alleges "corruption" in judiciary July 21, 2014

    Justice Markandey Katju has made some sensational revelations in his latest blog where in he has accused three former chief justices of India of giving into political pressure and appointing a corrupt judge to Madras High Court. ...
  • Newsmaker of the day: Justice Markandey Katju July 21, 2014

    In an exclusive interview to CNNIBN, Justice Markandey Katju speaks about the timing of his revelations of a "corrupt judge" continuing in Madras High Court. ...
  • Lawyer fires at three in Lucknow, one dead July 15, 2014

    A youth, critically wounded after a lawyer fired at him and his parents, died early on Tuesday while his father was battling for life in a hospital, officials in Lucknowsaid. Blinded by simmering hostility towards a neighbour, a lawyer late Monday shot at three members of his neighbours' family, police said...
  • 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...
  • The biggest victims will be the runaway couples, says HS Phoolka July 14, 2014

    Women and Child Welfare Minister Maneka Gandhi on Monday said that juveniles who commit rape should be tried as adults. Lawyer HS Phoolka said, "This is against international convention that India is a signatory. The biggest victims will be the runaway couples. This is not right, you can do one...
  • Increased workig hours can work successfully: CJI July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Dispelling doubts of lawyers' bodies on his proposal to increase court's working hours to reduce pendency of cases, Chief Justice of India RM Lodha on Monday said that the proposal was successfully first tried in Patna High Court when he was heading it. Justice Lodha said that after getting...
  • Lawyers on strike demanding HC bench in west UP July 9, 2014

    Lawyers in western Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday went on a strike demanding the setting up of a separate High Court bench. "Lawyers of Meerut, Bijnore, Ghaziabad, Muzaffarnagar, Gautam Budh Nagar district, Moradabad, Baghpat, JP Nagar, Bulandshahr and 20 other districts are on a strike," said Secretary of Central Action Committee, Mukesh...
  • Pallavi Purkayastha case: Mumbai court to pronounce quantum of sentence on Monday July 3, 2014

    Mumbai: The quantum of sentence in the Pallavi Purkayastha murder case will be announced by a Mumbai court on Monday. Sajjad Mughal, the security guard of the building where Pallavi stayed, has been found guilty of all charges, including murder, molestation and trespassing. The prosecution has asked for death penalty on...
  • Pallavi Purkayastha case: Mumbai court to pronounce quantum of sentence today July 3, 2014

    Mumbai: The quantum of sentence in the Pallavi Purkayastha murder case will be announced by a Mumbai court on Thursday. Sajjad Mughal, the security guard of the building where Pallavi stayed, has been found guilty of all charges, including murder, molestation and trespassing. The prosecution has asked for death penalty on...
  • Pallavi Purkayastha case: Watchman guilty of murder, molestation; sentencing on July 3 June 30, 2014

    Mumbai: Almost two years after Mumbai lawyer Pallavi Purkayastha was brutally murdered inside her apartment building, the security guard of the building has been convicted of murder. He has also been pronounced guilty of molestation and trespassing by the Mumbai court. The court will pronounce the sentence on July 9....
  • Centre distressed over Gopal Subramanium's outburst: sources June 26, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after the former Solicitor General of India and senior lawyer Gopal Subramanium withdrew his candidature for appointment as a Supreme Court judge, government is deeply distressed by his outburst, say sources. Subramanium had on Wednesday alleged that his name was not cleared by the government for the...
  • Pak woman lawmaker succumbs to bullet injuries June 20, 2014

    Lahore: A Pakistani woman parliamentarian, who was critically injured in a gun attack by unidentified men two days ago, succumbed to her injuries early today at a hospital in Lahore. Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) lawmaker Tahira Asif had left her residence on Wednesday and was going to Islamabad to attend the...
  • Badaun gangrape: Maneka Gandhi to set up centres for rape survivors June 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Women & Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi on Monday insisted that her department was taking the Badaun gangrape case very seriously and it topped their priority list. Speaking to reporters in New Delhi, the newlyinducted Minister also said that rape crisis centres would be set up by...