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Bar Council of India backs Justice Arun Mishra on 'contempt threat', slams SC advocates for not seeking decent ways to resolve issue
India

Bar Council of India backs Justice Arun Mishra on 'contempt threat', slams SC advocates for not seeking decent ways to resolve issue

The Bar Council of India (BCI) has come out in support of Justice Arun Mishra, who apologised on Thursday for his alleged 'contempt threat' to a senior advocate during a recent hearing, and said that instead of making it an issue in public, the Supreme Court Bar Association could have met the judge in his chamber and expressed it views

Daily Bulletin: Maharashtra governor invites Shiv Sena to stake claim to form govt; Odd-Even restrictions lifted in Delhi for Guru Nanak Jayanti celebrations; day's top stories
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Daily Bulletin: Maharashtra governor invites Shiv Sena to stake claim to form govt; Odd-Even restrictions lifted in Delhi for Guru Nanak Jayanti celebrations; day's top stories

Here are today's top stories: Maharashtra Governor invites Shiv Sena to stake claim to form govt after BJP expresses inability to muster up numbers; Bolivian President Evo Morales resigns after losing backing of security forces; and more

Tis Hazari court clash: Lawyers' strike in to continue as meeting with Delhi Police, Anil Baijal fails to bring resolution
India

Tis Hazari court clash: Lawyers' strike in to continue as meeting with Delhi Police, Anil Baijal fails to bring resolution

The meeting between the members of all district courts associations, representatives of Delhi police and Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Sunday failed to bring out any resolution, the coordination committee general secretary said.

Bar Council of India asks associations to identify lawyers ‘indulging in hooliganism’, says protests are tarnishing image of institution
India

Bar Council of India asks associations to identify lawyers ‘indulging in hooliganism’, says protests are tarnishing image of institution

After a series of tense events following clashes between lawyers and the police at Tis Hazari Courts, the Bar Council of India has asked various bar bodies to identify lawyers "indulging in hooliganism" and requested advocates to end their protests, which are "bringing bad name to the institution".

Bar Council of India writes to CJI, draws his attention to NLSIU student protest over delay in VC appointment
India

Bar Council of India writes to CJI, draws his attention to NLSIU student protest over delay in VC appointment

The Bar Council of India on Monday wrote to the Chief Justice of India seeking his attention to the protest by National Law School of India University students against delay in appointing a vice-chancellor.

If one analyses how complainant dealt with police, courts, they will find something fishy': BCI on CJI sexual harassment case
India

If one analyses how complainant dealt with police, courts, they will find something fishy': BCI on CJI sexual harassment case

The Bar Council of India has opined that there was 'something fishy' in the sexual harassment charged levelled against Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi by a former employee of the Supreme Court.

CJI Ranjan Gogoi administers oath of office to justices Dinesh Maheshwari, Sanjiv Khanna as Supreme Court judges amid collegium row
India

CJI Ranjan Gogoi administers oath of office to justices Dinesh Maheshwari, Sanjiv Khanna as Supreme Court judges amid collegium row

The elevation of Dinesh Maheshwari and Sanjiv Khanna got mired in a major controversy after the five-member collegium headed by Ranjan Gogoi recommended their names while revoking its 12 December, 2018 decision.

Bar Council of India protests Supreme Court Collegium's decision to recommend Justice Sanjeev Khanna's elevation
India

Bar Council of India protests Supreme Court Collegium's decision to recommend Justice Sanjeev Khanna's elevation

The Bar Council of India (BCI) on Wednesday protested the Supreme Court collegium's recommendation to elevate Justice Sanjeev Khanna of the Delhi High Court to the apex court by superseding several other judges and termed the decision as "whimsical and arbitrary".

Bar Association of India press conference updates: CJI Dipak Misra delivers first public speech after impeachment row
India

Bar Association of India press conference updates: CJI Dipak Misra delivers first public speech after impeachment row

The Bar Association of India (BAI), a lawyers' body in India, will hold a press conference at 3.30 pm on Thursday to discuss their take on the "crisis being faced by Indian Judiciary."

Kathua rape case: Lawyers' body did not obstruct police from filing chargesheet, BCI panel tells SC
India

Kathua rape case: Lawyers' body did not obstruct police from filing chargesheet, BCI panel tells SC

A Bar Council of India (BCI) panel on Thursday told the Supreme Court that the local lawyers' body in Kathua had not obstructed police

Kathua rape case: Jammu High Court Bar Association members resume work after suspending agitation seeking CBI probe
India

Kathua rape case: Jammu High Court Bar Association members resume work after suspending agitation seeking CBI probe

The Jammu High Court Bar Association (JHCBA) resumed work after staying away from courts for 12 days in support of their various demands including handing over the Kathua rape and murder case to CBI

BCI asks Jammu, Kathua lawyers' associations to end strike; five-member team to probe charges of misconduct
India

BCI asks Jammu, Kathua lawyers' associations to end strike; five-member team to probe charges of misconduct

Bar Council of India (BCI) asked the Jammu and Kathua bar associations to call off their strike and decided to send a five-member team headed by a former high court chief justice to investigate the alleged incident of misconduct on part of the lawyers there in connection with the Kathua rape-murder case

Bar Council of India's restrictions on lawyer-parliamentarians show it is abdicating responsibility, kowtowing to powerful
India

Bar Council of India's restrictions on lawyer-parliamentarians show it is abdicating responsibility, kowtowing to powerful

“Without an independent Bar, it would be futile and fanciful to think about an independent judiciary,” said senior advocate Indira Jaising at a recent public talk on the crisis that India’s topmost judiciary is facing. She went on to trenchantly criticise the Supreme Court Bar Association and the Bar Council of India (BCI) for their hostility towards public-interest lawyers Prashant Bhushan and Dushyant Dave, who have been crusading for judicial independence and accountability.

Supreme Court judges' rebellion: Bar Council of India says crisis has been resolved internally
India

Supreme Court judges' rebellion: Bar Council of India says crisis has been resolved internally

The Bar Council of India (BCI) on Monday said the crisis, which had erupted after four top Supreme Court judges came out openly against allocation of cases, has been resolved.

Rebellion in Supreme Court resolved, says BCI: Lawyers' body says no need to drag Justice Loya case here
India

Rebellion in Supreme Court resolved, says BCI: Lawyers' body says no need to drag Justice Loya case here

Two days after four Supreme Court judges held an unprecedented press conference citing lack of accountability and integrity in the apex court, the Bar Council of India told the media on Monday that "it was an internal issue and has been resolved internally."

Supreme Court updates: No more rebellion, says BCI chief 2 days after SC judges hold presser against CJI
India

Supreme Court updates: No more rebellion, says BCI chief 2 days after SC judges hold presser against CJI

Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra on Sunday assured a Bar Council of India delegation that the crisis in the Supreme Court resulting from a virtual revolt against him by four colleagues will be sorted out soon, the council chief said.

SC judges vs CJI: Dipak Misra assures Bar Council of India delegation the crisis will be sorted out soon
India

SC judges vs CJI: Dipak Misra assures Bar Council of India delegation the crisis will be sorted out soon

Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra met a seven-member delegation of the Bar Council of India (BCI) and assured it that the crisis following a virtual revolt by four senior most Supreme Court (SC) judges against him would be sorted out soon.

Bar Council of India delegation meets Supreme Court justices; to discuss road ahead with CJI Deepak Misra later today
India

Bar Council of India delegation meets Supreme Court justices; to discuss road ahead with CJI Deepak Misra later today

A Bar Council of India delegation led by its chairman Manan Kumar Mishra is meeting Supreme Court judges on Sunday to discuss the unprecedented crisis that has hit the judiciary.

BJP spokesperson asks Bar Council to debar legislators from practising as advocates, says it violates rules
India

BJP spokesperson asks Bar Council to debar legislators from practising as advocates, says it violates rules

BJP spokesperson Ashwini Upadhyay has written to the Bar Council of India (BCI) asking it to debar MLAs and MPs from practising as advocates in courts of law.

Supreme Court asks state bar councils to complete lawyers' verification within a month
India

Supreme Court asks state bar councils to complete lawyers' verification within a month

SC on Friday granted the last opportunity to all state bar councils to complete the verification process of lawyers, initiated to weed out those advocates having fake degrees