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Former SC judge to hold inquiry into allegations of conspiracy against CJI

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Newdelhi:25/4/19;The Supreme Court on Thursday constituted a one-man panel of former apex court judge Justice A K Patnaik to hold an inquiry into the allegations of a larger conspiracy to frame Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and fixing of benches in the top court. The apex court asked the Directors of CBI and IB and Delhi Police Commissioner to ...

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Modi government treat triple talaq “more as a political football than a matter of justice:Congress

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New Delhi:19/9/18: The Congress on Wednesday accused the Modi government of treating the issue of instant triple talaq “more as a political football than a matter of justice to Muslim women”.Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said the government has not acceded to the Congress request for making a provision for attaching the property of those not providing compensation to the affected ...

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Union Cabinet approved an ordinance making triple talaq a criminal offence

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New Delhi:19/9/18: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved an ordinance making triple talaq a criminal offence, a bill on which is pending in the Rajya Sabha. Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad gave the information to the media after the cabinet meeting

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Odisha’s star chess player Padmini Rout appeared before the Enforcement Directorate

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Bhubaneswar:17/8/18: Odisha’s star chess player Padmini Rout today appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for questioning over her links with Star Consultancy Services Pvt Ltd, a chit fund firm which had duped many investors in the state. After being quizzed for around an hour by officials, Rout came out of the ED office here. The chess player said she was earlier ...

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Senior IAS officer Vinod Kumar was sent to jail after he surrendered before the court

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Bhubaneswar:10/8/18: Senior IAS officer Vinod Kumar, who was convicted in financial irregularities at the Odisha Rural Housing Development Corporation by the special vigilance court on July 3, was sent to jail today after he surrendered before the court. Earlier non-bailable warrant had been issued against the bureaucrat. With the court denying his bail application, he was sent to Jharpada circle jail here, ...

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Supreme Court restrained media from telecasting images and videos of minor rape victims

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New Delhi:2/8/18: In a suo-motu cognisance, the Supreme Court on Thursday restrained media from telecasting images and videos of minor rape victims, even in blurred or morphed form. Expressing concern over identity of child rape victims being revealed by print and electronic media the apex court said that even morphed picture should not be published. The court also asked media ...

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Supreme Court issued notices to Centre and Andhra Pradesh government over the environment clearance given to the controversial Polavaram project

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New Delhi: 2/8/18:The Supreme Court on Thursday issued notices to Centre and Andhra Pradesh government over the environment clearance given to the controversial Polavaram project. Admitting the petitions of the Odisha government challenging the environment clearance given to the project by the Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change (MoEF & CC), the top court directed the Centre and the ...

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Orissa High Court granted conditional bail to industrialist Mahimananda Mishra

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Cuttack:16/7/18; The Orissa High Court on Monday granted conditional bail to industrialist Mahimananda Mishra, in connection with Cuttack Press Chhak bombing case and Paradip Tarinigada firing case. Hearing the bail plea of the accused industrialist, Mahimananda, managing director of Odisha Stevedores Limited, Justice Debabrata Das had reserved the verdict on July 11. Granting him the bail against the deposit of two ...

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Justice Bijaya Kumar Nayak assumed the post of chairperson of the Odisha State Law Commission

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Bhubaneswar:31/5/18; Justice Bijaya Kumar Nayak, a retired judge of the Orissa High Court, assumed the post of chairperson of the Odisha State Law Commission on Thursday. The Law Commission has been constituted to aid and advise in matters relating to legal reforms and framing of new laws. Jeeban Ballav Mishra, Law Department Additional Secretary, will be the secretary to the ...

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Odisha Human Rights Commission directed Home Department to pay Rs 3 lakh as compensation in connection with the custodial Death

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Sambalpur9/3/18;: In a major development, the Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) today directed the Additional Chief Secretary of Odisha Home Department to pay Rs 3 lakh as compensation in connection with the custodial death case where an under-trial prisoner died under mysterious circumstances at Jujumura in Sambalpur last year. As per sources, the Town Police had arrested one Abhay Singh, ...

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