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

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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Seashore Group of Companies CMD Prashant Dash released from Jharpada Special Jail

Bhubaneswar:5/1/18; Chit fund scam accused and Seashore Group of Companies CMD Prashant Dash was today released from Jharpada Special Jail here. Dash walked out of the jail as he has been granted bail in eight cases against him by CBI and Crime Branch. In 2013, Dash was arrested by the state Crime Branch from Mumbai for allegedly duping Rs 578.20 ...

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Vigilance arrested Dr Rabindra Kumar Jena

Balasore:21/12/17; Vigilance sleuths on Wednesday arrested head of SCB Clinical Hematology Department, Dr Rabindra Kumar Jena, who was absconding on charges of embezzling Odisha State Treatment Fund (OSTF). The anti corruption wing nabbed him near Laxmannath check-gate, on charges of amassing properties disproportionate to his known sources of income, while he was returning from West Bengal. He will be produced ...

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Odisha government on Friday filed a counter affidavit in Supreme Court

Bhubaneswar:8/12/17; Odisha government on Friday filed a counter affidavit in Supreme Court accusing the Centre of providing misleading information on the ongoing Mahanadi water dispute with Chhattisgarh. The step comes after the Centre submitted an affidavit before the Supreme Court contending that there is no need to constitute a tribunal to resolve the Mahanadi river water dispute as the Odisha government ...

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Odisha High Court rejected bail petition of senior BJD MLA Pravat Biswal

Cuttack  1/12/17: Odisha High Court today rejected bail petition of senior BJD MLA Pravat Biswal arrested by the CBI for his alleged connection with a chitfund scam in Odisha. The HC while hearing Biswal’s bail plea directed the investigating agency to conclude the investigation of case within two months. Biswal had moved a petition in the court seeking bail on health ground. ...

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Supreme Court collegium will take a call on appointing 40 new judges to nine courts

Newdelhi:12/11/17;The Supreme Court collegium will take a call on appointing 40 new judges to nine courts, a senior functionary said even as 106 judges have been appointed to the constitutional courts this year.   The law ministry has forwarded recommendations from nine high courts to appoint 40 judges to the Supreme Court collegium.   The high courts from where the ...

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Supreme Court refuses PIL seeking minority status for Hindus

New Delhi: 10/11/17; The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain the plea seeking minority status for Hindus in several states. The apex court asked the petitioner to approach the National Commission for Minorities. The plea was filed by Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and lawyer Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay. The plea stated that minority rights are being drawn off “illegally ...

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Delhi Court Grants Bail To Ex-HC Judge Quddusi

Newdelhi:27/9/17:: Former Chhattisgarh High Court judge Ishrat Masroor Quddusi has “deep roots in the society” and cannot tamper with evidence, a Delhi court today said while granting him bail in connection with an alleged medical college corruption case. It, however, directed the 67-year-old former judicial officer to surrender his passport to the CBI within two days and not leave the country ...

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Lawyers Should Ensure They Do Not Suffer From ‘Disease Of Adjournment’:Dipak Misra

Madras:17/9/17:Lawyers should ensure that they do not suffer from the “disease of adjournment” and procrastinate the progress of cases, Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra today said.In his address at the 125th anniversary celebrations of the Madras High Court Heritage Buildings, Justice Misra also said “punctuality is facet of rule of law”. “All of us, members of the bench and ...

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Hearing of the litigation relating to the alleged poll fund irregularities of CM Naveen Patnaik was deferred

Bhubaneswar:6/9/17: The hearing of the litigation relating to the alleged poll fund irregularities of CM Naveen Patnaik was deferred today with a sitting judge of Orissa High Court referring the matter to the Chief Justice. Declining to adjudicate the case any further, Justice SK Mishra called from constitution of a separate bench for the hearing of the case. Alleging irregularities and ...

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