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Madras high court has said that the sanctity of Bar Council elections are not maintained.

Madras HC says Bar Association polls are tainted; issues guidelines

By HT Correspondent, Chennai
PUBLISHED ON FEB 10, 2021 09:03 AM IST
  • The court listed election of non-practising advocates with tainted backgrounds to the association/bar councils as one of the malice infecting the system.
The Srinagar district administration has ordered that no elections would be allowed till the Bar association clarifies its stand on whether it considers Kashmir a dispute or an integral part of India and also provides details of its registration.(Representational photo)
The Srinagar district administration has ordered that no elections would be allowed till the Bar association clarifies its stand on whether it considers Kashmir a dispute or an integral part of India and also provides details of its registration.(Representational photo)

Asked to clarify stand on Kashmir, J&K High Court Bar Association cancels election, forms ad hoc body

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Ashiq Hussain
PUBLISHED ON NOV 12, 2020 11:56 AM IST
The bar association deferred the voting scheduled on Tuesday after Srinagar district magistrate Shahid Choudhary asked it to explain its position for advocating the “peaceful settlement of the Kashmir dispute”.
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Health workers at the CWG Village Covid Care Centre celebrate Independence Day.
Health workers at the CWG Village Covid Care Centre celebrate Independence Day.

Delhi courts may open on a rotational basis from September 1, says HC

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2020 11:55 PM IST
The high court also said to begin with, only one-fourth of a court’s total capacity, in terms of benches and judges, may resume functioning.
The meeting between the seven-judge committee and the bar leaders was held on Tuesday through videoconferencing.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
The meeting between the seven-judge committee and the bar leaders was held on Tuesday through videoconferencing.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

Physical hearings in top court likely next week

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abraham Thomas
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2020 02:11 PM IST
The move comes almost five months after the court stopped physical hearings on account of the lockdown imposed to slow the spread of the Coronavirus disease, and almost two -and-half months after the lockdown was removed, although some restrictions continue.
Terming the pandemic a “handiwork” of China, President of the Association Adish C Aggarwala said the government should bring an ordinance to amend the CPC Section which will enable Indians to seek damages from China for the disease that has brought the economy to a grinding halt and claimed 2,752 lives.(PTI)
Terming the pandemic a “handiwork” of China, President of the Association Adish C Aggarwala said the government should bring an ordinance to amend the CPC Section which will enable Indians to seek damages from China for the disease that has brought the economy to a grinding halt and claimed 2,752 lives.(PTI)

Bar association urges PM Modi to amend law to allow citizens to seek damages from China

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 17, 2020 02:53 PM IST
The virus, developed with a remarkable ability to mutate, spread and afflict, and with unprecedented rate of mortality, has been deliberately and consciously wreaked upon the world by the Government of China, as part of its design, he alleged in the letter.
Prime Minister Narender Modi(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Prime Minister Narender Modi(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

‘Remarks by SC judge praising PM improper,’ says Bombay Bar Association

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2020 04:23 AM IST
The resolution said that BBA deprecates the conduct of Justice Mishra for making “obsequious remarks “ which were ‘improper and unnecessary’.
The decision of the Supreme Court Collegium to transfer Delhi high court judge, justice S Muralidhar, to the Punjab & Haryana high court was condemned by the legal community((delhihighcourt.nic.in/))
The decision of the Supreme Court Collegium to transfer Delhi high court judge, justice S Muralidhar, to the Punjab & Haryana high court was condemned by the legal community((delhihighcourt.nic.in/))

HC Bar Association protests at transfer of justice Muralidhar

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2020 03:57 AM IST
The executive committee of the DHCBA passed a resolution on Wednesday in an urgent meeting convened at 3pm after the recommendation of the Collegium was out in the public domain.
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112% jump in divorce cases in four years in Muktsar

Hindustan Times, Muktsar | By Sarbmeet Singh, Muktsar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 03, 2020 10:04 PM IST
Government vehicles with red beacons parked outside the Dharamshala Vidhan Sabha.(HTfile photo)
Government vehicles with red beacons parked outside the Dharamshala Vidhan Sabha.(HTfile photo)

Himachal govt orders removal of hooters from VIP vehicles

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Gaurav Bisht, Shimla
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2019 03:08 PM IST
The resolution also makes it compulsory for lawyers to attend continuous legal education programs to be organised by bar councils or bar associations.(HT File Photo)
The resolution also makes it compulsory for lawyers to attend continuous legal education programs to be organised by bar councils or bar associations.(HT File Photo)

Bar Council resolution forchanges in practice rules

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Bhadra Sinha
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2019 01:20 AM IST
In the wake of recent clashes between Delhi Police and lawyers in the Capital’s district courts, the council has also proposed introducing minimum qualification for candidates keen to be representatives in bar associations and councils.
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High court seeks response from HP govt over use of hooters

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By HT Correspondent, Shimla
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2019 09:58 PM IST
The government has been asked respond to the notice within four weeks
Two days after a spat with employees, lawyers at the Punjab and Haryana high court manhandled journalists, including a female reporter, on Thursday.(HT Photo)
Two days after a spat with employees, lawyers at the Punjab and Haryana high court manhandled journalists, including a female reporter, on Thursday.(HT Photo)

Haryana tribunal row: Striking lawyers manhandle journos covering litigants’ plight

Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2019 11:24 AM IST
On Thursday morning, a senior citizen litigant, who was not allowed to enter the court despite repeated requests, starting crying and threatened to kill herself.
The Punjab and Haryana high court on Friday deferred implementation of Centre’s notification on Haryana State Administrative Tribunal (SAT).
The Punjab and Haryana high court on Friday deferred implementation of Centre’s notification on Haryana State Administrative Tribunal (SAT).

Haryana Tribunal row: HC defers implementation of notification

Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2019 10:25 PM IST
The tribunal was notified by the Centre on July 24 and justice (retired) Sneh Parashar of Punjab and Haryana high court was appointed as chairman of the same.
Aligarh’s police chief Akash Kulhari briefs reporters on the probe into the murder of a three-year-old girl.(ANI)
Aligarh’s police chief Akash Kulhari briefs reporters on the probe into the murder of a three-year-old girl.(ANI)

Police to file charge sheet in UP girl’s murder as parents seek death penalty

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2019 04:23 PM IST
The toddler’s mutilated body was found on June 2 near her home after she went missing on May 30.
(Facebook/Apoorva Shukla)
(Facebook/Apoorva Shukla)

‘Wife of ND Tiwari’s son showing confusing behaviour’: Police

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2019 10:47 AM IST
During four days of intense interrogation, she did not break down once but now she appears to be regretting smothering Tiwari on the night of April 15-16.
New Delhi, India-March 17, 2019: Balbir Singh Jakhar seen during a press conference, at Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) office, in New Delhi, India, on Sunday, March 17, 2019. On Sunday, Aam Aadmi Party announced Balbir Singh Jakhar its candidate for the West Delhi parliamentary seat. (Photo by Vipin Kumar/ Hindustan Times)(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
New Delhi, India-March 17, 2019: Balbir Singh Jakhar seen during a press conference, at Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) office, in New Delhi, India, on Sunday, March 17, 2019. On Sunday, Aam Aadmi Party announced Balbir Singh Jakhar its candidate for the West Delhi parliamentary seat. (Photo by Vipin Kumar/ Hindustan Times)(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Lawyer is AAP face in West Delhi

New Delhi | By Abhishek Dey
PUBLISHED ON MAR 18, 2019 06:20 AM IST
Forty-five-year old lawyer Balbir Singh Jakhar will represent the party from the seat. He is currently the president of the bar association in West Delhi’s Dwarka court.
A paramilitary soldier stands guard near a closed market during restrictions in downtown area of Srinagar. Authorities imposed restrictions in some parts of downtown Srinagar as separatist leaders have called for a shutdown on 30 and 31 August 2018 as a mark of protest to protect Article 35-A.(Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)
A paramilitary soldier stands guard near a closed market during restrictions in downtown area of Srinagar. Authorities imposed restrictions in some parts of downtown Srinagar as separatist leaders have called for a shutdown on 30 and 31 August 2018 as a mark of protest to protect Article 35-A.(Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)

Ahead of SC hearing on Article 35-A, shutdown in Kashmir, protests in Jammu

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2018 10:57 AM IST
Thursday’s strike was part of a two-day shutdown called by the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL). Protests have been held across the length and breadth of Kashmir over the past month in support of continuing Article 35-A
About four months ago some persons of Darjeeling brought it to the notice of the administration, said district magistrate Joyoshi Dasgupta.(HT Photo)
About four months ago some persons of Darjeeling brought it to the notice of the administration, said district magistrate Joyoshi Dasgupta.(HT Photo)

Gurung’s daughter used Nepal resident’s results for admission to class 11, alleges Darjeeling DM

Hindustan Times | By Pramod Giri, Siliguri
PUBLISHED ON JUN 27, 2018 12:54 PM IST
The district magistrate has written to the education department recommending action against two schools too.
On February 13, justice UD Salvi retired as the acting chairperson of NGT. The chairperson’s post remained vacant until March 27 when justice Jawad Rahim was appointed.(HT REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
On February 13, justice UD Salvi retired as the acting chairperson of NGT. The chairperson’s post remained vacant until March 27 when justice Jawad Rahim was appointed.(HT REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)

After 5 months of ‘hibernation’, Pune NGT bench to function from July 2

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Shalaka Shinde, Pune
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2018 07:27 PM IST
The statutory body will have justice Jawad Rahim as the acting chairperson of NGT, justice Sonam Phintso Wangdi as the judicial member and Nagin Nanda as the expert member.
The cease-work was launched on February 18 by three bodies of lawyers — the Bar Association, Bar Library and Incorporated Law Society.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
The cease-work was launched on February 18 by three bodies of lawyers — the Bar Association, Bar Library and Incorporated Law Society.(PTI FILE PHOTO)

Strike ends, lawyers to resume work in Calcutta HC after record 71 days

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent, Kolkata
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2018 05:12 PM IST
The strike — demanding filling of judges’ vacancies in the court — is the longest in the history of the country’s oldest high court.
An RTI activist on Tuesday filed a public interest litigation (PIL) requesting the Supreme Court of India to bring an end to the cease work by lawyers at Calcutta high court.(Live Mint file photo)
An RTI activist on Tuesday filed a public interest litigation (PIL) requesting the Supreme Court of India to bring an end to the cease work by lawyers at Calcutta high court.(Live Mint file photo)

Cal HC lawyer strike extended till April 25

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2018 09:26 PM IST
Around 10,000 lawyers are participating in the strike, bringing the country’s oldest high court to a standstill since February 18. The lawyers are demanding appointment of more judges.
Advocate Deepika Singh Rajawat, lawyer of Kathua rape case victim, talks to media after filling a petition in the Supreme Court in New Delhi, India.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Advocate Deepika Singh Rajawat, lawyer of Kathua rape case victim, talks to media after filling a petition in the Supreme Court in New Delhi, India.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Kathua case: SC blasts lawyers for trying to prevent filing of charge sheet

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2018 11:55 PM IST
Lawyers of the Kathua Bar Association denied obstructing the police, and alleged that the incident was misrepresented by the media.
An RTI activist on Tuesday filed a public interest litigation (PIL) requesting the Supreme Court of India to bring an end to the cease work by lawyers at Calcutta high court.(Live Mint file photo)
An RTI activist on Tuesday filed a public interest litigation (PIL) requesting the Supreme Court of India to bring an end to the cease work by lawyers at Calcutta high court.(Live Mint file photo)

RTI activist files PIL seeking court intervention to end lawyer strike in Cal HC

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON APR 18, 2018 02:46 PM IST
The litigant, Biswanath Goswami, said that although he has filed the PIL at the Calcutta High Court, the application has been addressed to the Chief Justice of Supreme Court of India.
Protesters block Jammu-Pathankot highway at Kathua during the Jammu bandh.(HT Photo)
Protesters block Jammu-Pathankot highway at Kathua during the Jammu bandh.(HT Photo)

VK Singh promises justice for Kathua girl, Congress questions ‘Modi’s silence’

Agencies, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2018 05:36 PM IST
The eight-year-old girl was gang-raped thrice by her abductors, including a special police officer, inside a temple.
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