SC lawyer writes to Patna HC about minors booked as adults in Bihar's Aurangabad after Firstpost report exposes state police action
A Supreme Court lawyer in Patna has written to the Chief Justice of Patna High Court, to take cognisance of what's happening in Aurangabad, Bihar after a Firstpost article pointed out that the Bihar Police had arrested 13 minors during anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protests
Sushil Kumar Modi files defamation suit against Rahul Gandhi for claiming that 'all thieves share Modi surname'
The Bihar deputy chief minister, Sushil Modi claimed that Rahul had hurt the sentiments of several people who have 'Modi' as their surnames. "He (Rahul) has referred to crores of people with 'Modi' surname as 'chor' and hurt their sentiments. Is it a crime to have 'Modi' surname?" Sushil asked.
Union minister Giriraj Singh shares stage with Muzaffarpur shelter home accused Manju Verma in Begusarai
Giriraj Singh, who is contesting from Begusarai Lok Sabha constituency, was addressing NDA leaders and workers yesterday while sharing the stage with Verma.
Justice A Amanullah passed the order on an application moved by Nitish Kumar, who heads the Janata Dal (United). Kumar had challenged the proceedings initiated against him by the Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Barh, who took cognisance of an FIR lodged at the Pandarak police station in Patna district.
Nitish Kumar plotted to kill me: Upendra Kushwaha blames Bihar CM for attack in which RLSP leaders clashed with police
RLSP on Monday observed "Bihar Bandh" in protest against the police lathi-charge on Kushwaha and other political leaders during its "peaceful" Jan Akrosh rally.
Tejashwi Yadav slams Sushil Modi for attending Jagannath Mishra's book launch, asks if only 'backward thieves' guilty for BJP
Tejashwi Yadav questioned Bihar deputy CM's presence at the launch of Jagannath Mishra's book, asking whether "only Dalits and backwards thieves are thieves" for Modi
Law ministry notifies appointments of four high court chief justices to Supreme Court; judges to be sworn in today
Four high court chief justices, Hemant Gupta, Ajay Rastogi, MR Shah and R Subhash Reddy, were on were elevated to the Supreme Court within 48 hours of the collegium recommending their names to the government
Supreme Court Collegium recommends four justices for elevation to bolster bench strength ahead of retirements
The Supreme Court Collegium took into consideration seniority, merit and geographical representation in making the four recommendations to the government.
Advocate General Lalit Kishore, who appeared for the state government, informed an high court bench that "there will be complete ban on use of plastic bags in any form from 25 October in urban areas, while it will be banned in rural areas from 25 November across the state."
Muzaffarpur shelter home rapes: SC to monitor CBI inquiry, vacates Patna High Court order banning media reporting
The Supreme Court has also asked both electronic and print media not to sensationalise incidents of sexual abuse like the Muzaffarpur shelter homes case and be cautious and diligent in its reporting.
Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case: SC stays Patna HC order to constitute new CBI team; says change 'will be detrimental'
The Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed a Patna High Court order asking the CBI special director to set up a fresh team to probe Muzaffarpur shelter home sexual abuse case.
SC seeks response from Bihar govt, CBI on Patna HC order banning media from reporting Muzaffarpur shelter home case
A bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta asked Bihar government and the CBI, which is investigating the Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case, to file their response to the petition, and listed the matter for 18 September.
Muzaffarpur shelter home rapes: Plea filed in SC against Patna HC order restraining media from reporting on case
The plea, which has sought a stay on the operation of Patna HC's order on 23 August , has alleged that the order was "patently erroneous" as it amounted to imposing a "blanket ban" on the media reporting the Muzaffarpur shelter home case
Patna HC orders Bihar Examination Board to revise Class 10 student's marks, imposes fine of Rs 5 lakh for 'irresponsible behaviour'
The Patna high court on Wednesday ordered the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) to give "one mark" for an unchecked answer in Hindi paper of a girl, who had secured the second rank in the state in matriculation examination last year.
CBI counsel Sanjay Kumar along with deputy inspector general CBI, Patna, who was also present in the court, submitting the report said that it comprised two aspects — the progress report of the investigation and transfer of its SP J P Mishra.
Plastic ban in Bihar: Patna HC directs Nitish Kumar govt to impose prohibition; next hearing on 24 September
A bench comprising Patna High Court Chief Justice MR Shah asked the Bihar government to make a law on the ban and to use the media to create awareness.
Editors Guild of India condemns Patna HC order restraining media from reporting on Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case
The Editors Guild of India is distressed to note that the court, instead of protecting media freedom, has issued an order that has effectively curbed it.
Muzaffarpur shelter home rapes: Patna High Court pulls up CBI for failure to submit progress report, questions transfer of SP rank officer
The Patna High Court pulled up the CBI for its failure to submit a progress report in the investigation into the Muzaffarpur shelter home sex scandal case and asked the central probe agency to explain as to why SP, J P Mishra who was the investigating officer in the case, was transferred.
Bihar cancels selection of 50 NGOs for running shelter homes after over 30 rape cases were reported in Muzaffarpur
The Muzaffarpur horror came to the fore following a social audit by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences that pointed at the sorry state of shelter homes run by NGOs in Bihar.
Praising the executive not an immediate indicator of judiciary's partiality; judges have right to free speech too
The masses raise questions of credibility whenever a member of the judiciary make comments about a party to a case, especially when it is the executive.