Lawyers

  • 50-year-old lawyer hacked to death by unidentified men August 14, 2014

    A 50-year-old 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 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...
  • 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 once-secret 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 on-going strike and resume work in the courts. Advocates associated with the Rajasthan High Court Lawyers Association had announced to call of the on-going 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 CNN-IBN, 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 Lucknow said. 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 run-away 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 run-away 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 newly-inducted Minister also said that rape crisis centres would be set up by...
  • 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...
  • SC bars lawyer held guilty of sexual harassment from its premises April 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday barred an advocate from entering its premises after he was held guilty of sexual harassment. Advocate CS Nagesh was barred from entering the court premises for a period of six months. As per the new rape law of India, sexual harassment can attract "rigorous imprisonment...
  • Pennsylvania lawyer puts up online ad starring smiling criminals holding 'Thanks Dan' signs; draws wide criticism March 10, 2014

    A Pittsburgh lawyer's online ad showing smiling robbers, drug dealers and prostitutes flashing thumbs up and thanking him for getting them off the hook has garnered tens of thousands of views and drawn fire from a local bar association. One fictional criminal pauses while climbing out a window, carrying a laptop...
  • Subrata Roy reaches SC, protestor throws ink at him, calls him a thief March 4, 2014

    New Delhi: While Sahara chief Subrata Roy was being produced in Supreme Court, a man threw ink at him and called him a thief. The protestor identified himself as Manoj Sharma and said he is an advocate. He reportedly came from Gwalior. Sharma was beaten up by lawyers and other Sahara...
  • Ram Jethmalani says Yeddyurappa is an honest man February 15, 2014

    Bangalore: Eminent lawyer Ram Jethmalani has called former Karnataka chief minister B S Yeddyurappa an honest man. Releasing a book 'Yeddyurappa - his vision and passion', Jethmalani said "The Karnataka High Court has rejected Justice N Santosh Hegde's report on illegal mining. Nobody is talking about it now. Yeddyurappa has...
  • AAP to lead the country to fundamental change, claims Bhushan December 28, 2013

    Terming the formation of Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi as "historic", AAP leader Prashant Bhushan on Saturday said the party's mission is to bring about a complete transformation in the country to ensure democratic and legal rights to the common man. "Today is a historic day. We have embarked on...
  • Singapore lawyer applies to quash deportation of Indians December 25, 2013

    Singapore's activist lawyer M Ravi has applied to the High Court to quash the deportation order of one of the 57 foreign workers sent home for their alleged involvement in the December 8 riot in the city-state. Ravi is also asking for Rajendran Ranjan's work permit to be reinstated, so that...
  • 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...
  • Govt accepts Additional AGs, lawyers' resignation December 18, 2013

    The Rajasthan Government on Tuesday accepted the resignations of Additional Advocate Generals and government lawyers who put in their papers after the change of guard in the state. After the BJP formed the government following its victory in the recent assembly polls, the legal officials had submitted their resignations but authorities had asked them to make stop-gap...
  • Ghaziabad lawyers, deed writers on strike over robbery; demand immediate arrest of accused December 5, 2013

    Lawyers and deed writers in the sadar tehsil and sub-registrar offices in Ghaziabad on Wednesday struck work following another robbery overnight in which a stamp vendor was looted of Rs 18 lakh. They said the strike would continue till the culprits are arrested. Two more incidents were also reported on Tuesday. On...
  • FTP: Talwars sentenced to life, is there a witch hunt against them? November 26, 2013

    A day after being convicted for the murder of their 14-year-old daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj Banjade, Dr Rajesh and Nupur Talwar were on Tuesday sentenced to life imprisonment in the case. The Talwars' lawyers called the verdict and sentencing a "witch-hunt" and are preparing to challenge the verdict...