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Odisha, Chhattisgarh should resolve Mahanadi issue amicably: Prasad

Bhubaneswar, Nov 19 (IANS) Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Sunday said both Odisha and Chhattisgarh should resolve the Mahanadi water dispute amicably and try to reach a consensus through discussions. It would be better if both the states resolve the issue amicably by holding discussions. If it is not resolved through this process, then the legal process would be followed, Pras...

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Every film is commercial: Sanjay Mishra

New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Actor Sanjay Mishra, who has acted in movies like Ankhon Dekhi and Golmaal Again, says all the films that are made are commercial as money goes into making them. Every film is commercial. Filmmaking is not about writing a love letter. Some money goes into it. In some, it's a lot and others, it's less. But movies are not made only with money, he told reporters her...

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Google honours India's 1st woman lawyer with doodle

Mumbai, Nov 15 (IANS) Google on Wednesday honoured Cornelia Sorabji, India's first woman lawyer, on her 151st birth anniversary with a doodle. Cornelia Sorabji was born to Parsi priest Sorabji Karsedji and Francina Ford on November 15 in 1866 in Nashik's Deolali in Maharashtra (Bombay Presidency). She was one of nine siblings, but Sorabji went on to carve her own niche in the cou...

4 days ago
SC rejects plea for SIT probe, says image of top court damaged

New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday junked a petition, terming it as scandalous, for seeking an SIT probe into the allegations of graft involving a retired Orissa High Court judge and observed that the whole controversy has damaged the image of the top judiciary and created doubts about its integrity. Unnecessary doubts about the integrity of the institution have been c...

4 days ago
SC rejects plea for SIT probe, says image of top court damaged

New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday junked a petition seeking an SIT probe into the allegations of graft involving a retired Orissa High Court judge and observed that the whole controversy has damaged the image of the top judiciary and created doubts about its integrity. Unnecessary doubts about the integrity of the institution have been created, the bench of R.K. Agraw...

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SC to pronounce order on SIT probe in medical college scam case on Tuesday

New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court will pronounce its order on Tuesday on a petition seeking a SIT probe into allegations of graft against a retired Orissa High Court judge that has cast a shadow on the top court. Reserving the order to be pronounced on Tuesday, the bench of Justice R.K. Agrawal, Justice Arun Mishra and Justice A.M. Khanwilkar on Monday described the conduct of t...

5 days ago
SC to pronounce order on SIT probe in medical college scam case on Tuesday

New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court will pronounce its order on Tuesday on a petition seeking a SIT probe into allegations of graft against a retired Orissa High Court judge that has cast a shadow on the top court. Reserving the order after an hour-and-a-half-hour long hearing, the bench comprising Justice R.K. Agrawal, Justice Arun Mishra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar said that damage...

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After axing order, CJI withdraws matter from Justice Chelameswar's bench

New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) A day after freezing an order by the bench headed by Justice J. Chelameswar referring to a constitution bench the plea for a SIT probe into graft allegations against a retired Orissa High Court judge in a medical college scam, Chief Justice Dipak Misra on Saturday withdrew the matter from Justice Chelameswar's bench and assigned it to a three judge bench headed by Justice...

8 days ago
Only CJI is 'Master of Rolls', says SC bench, axes order by Justice Chelameswar bench

New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday axed an order passed by a bench headed by Justice J. Chelameswar to set up a constitution bench to hear a plea for a SIT probe into graft allegation involving a retired Orissa High Court judge, amidst high drama involving noted lawyer Prashant Bhushan, Chief Justice Dipak Misra and fellow lawyers. A five-judge constitution bench of Chi...

8 days ago
Only CJI is 'Master of Rolls', says SC bench, axes order by Justice Chelameswar bench

New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) In an unusual action, the Supreme Court on Friday axed an order passed by a bench headed by Justice J. Chelameswar to set up a constitution bench to hear a plea for a SIT probe into graft allegation involving a retired Orissa High Court judge, amidst high drama involving noted lawyer Prashant Bhushan, Chief Justice Dipak Misra and fellow lawyers. A five-judge con...

8 days ago
Only CJI is 'Master of Rolls', says SC bench, annuls order by Justice Chelameswar bench

New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) In an unusual order, Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra on Friday annulled an order by the Justice J. Chelameswar-led bench for the setting up of a five-judge constitution bench to hear an alleged bribery case involving a retired Orissa High Court judge, saying the CJI is the Master of Rolls who can assign cases and direct composition of benches. Issuing the orde...

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Constitution bench to hear ex-judge's role in medical scam

New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday set up a five-judge constitution bench to hear a plea seeking a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the role of a former Orissa High Court judge in a medical admission scam. The decision by the top court came in response to the plea by the Campaign for Judicial Accountability and Reforms that had sought setting up of a SIT to pro...

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SC takes exception to second plea in medical admission scam

New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday took exception to the manner in which a second petition seeking a SIT probe into the alleged role of a retired Orissa High Court judge in a medical admission scam was filed, and was heard by another bench. The second petition was filed when the first petition with the same plea was listed before the bench headed by Justice A.K. Sikri.<...

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SC refers to constitution bench plea to probe medical college admission scam

New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday referred to a five-judge constitution bench a petition seeking SIT probe into a retired Orissa High Court judge's alleged involvement in a scam involving an Uttar Pradesh-based medical institution that has cast its shadow on the functioning of the top court. The former High Court judge was allegedly trying to help the Lucknow-based Pr...

9 days ago
SC refers to constitution bench plea seeking probe into medical college admission scam case

New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday referred to a five-judge constitution bench a petition seeking probe into the alleged role of a retired Orissa High Court judge in a scam involving an Uttar Pradesh-based medical institution that has cast its shadow on the functioning of the top court. The former High Court judge was allegedly trying to help the Lucknow-based Prasad E...

9 days ago
SC refers to 5-judge constitution bench plea seeking probe into medical scam case

New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday referred to a five-judge constitution bench a petition seeking probe into the alleged role of a retired Orissa High Court judge in a scam involving a medical institution and casting its shadows on the functioning of the top court. The bench of Justice J. Chelameswar and Justice S. Abdul Nazeer directed the CBI Director to keep the ent...

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SC hear plea for probe into medical admission scam

New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a petition seeking probe into a medical admission scam allegedly involving a former judge of the Orissa High Court. The bench of Justice J. Chelameswar said it would hear the matter later on Thursday after senior counsel Dushyant Dave mentioned the matter for an early hearing. On Wednesday, a petition was filed seeking ...

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Stench of rotting rodent in AC coach forces HC judge to leave train

Bhubaneswar, Nov 3 (IANS) A sitting judge of the Orissa High Court on Friday cut short his train journey over foul smell in the AC coach due to a dead rodent. Justice Biswanath Rath, who boarded the Bhubaneswar-Bombay Konark Express for Visakhapatnam, disembarked at Berhampur due to the overpowering stench in the AC coach he was travelling in. Rath registered a complaint in the r...

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CBI court allows TMC MP Bandopadhyay to go abroad

Bhubaneswar, Oct 21 (IANS) A special CBI court here on Saturday allowed Trinamool Congress (TMC) Lok Sabha member Sudip Bandopadhyay, accused in the Rose Valley chit fund scam, to go abroad for his official UNO General Assembly tour. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court allowed Bandopadhyay to go abroad following the Orissa High Court's order to the lower court to consider the...

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Justice Dipak Misra to be next Chief Justice of India

New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) The government on Tuesday cleared the appointment of Justice Dipak Misra as the next Chief Justice of India. Justice Misra, who will be the 45th Chief Justice of India, will succeed incumbent J.S. Khehar, who retires on August 27. The outgoing CJI had recommended the name of Misra, the next senior-most judge in the apex court, as his successor. Jus...

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