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Supreme Court senior counsel Harish Salve and KK Venugopal are set to be awarded Padma awards, with Venugopal to receive a Padma Vibhushans, India’s second-highest civilian honour, reported Zee and others.

EffigyAs effigies burn, lawyers rail against Bedi, with ex-BJP and RSS members also complaining about not having been given BJP tickets in this election because of Bedi’s bias.

Behold: 'Some new rules' are coming...The Bar Council of India (BCI) has decided to not go ahead with its controversial new rules that would have banned advocates from the Supreme Court unless they had five years of lower court experience, reported Live Law.

The India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) has provided Supreme Court lawyers nearly 300 parking spaces across the road from the court complex to allay advocates’ parking troubles, after solicitor general Ranjit Kumar put the court-requested proposal to the Urban Development Ministry.

Justice V Gopala Gowda then dismissed a public interest litigation (PIL) from 2000 that in-part prayed for additional parking and a multi-level automatic car park for Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) members. SCBA president Dushyant Dave expressed gratitude” toward the bench, reported PTI.

The Department of Justice in the law ministry has begun drafting a bill to rename the Bombay and Madras high courts to Mumbai and Chennai high courts, respectively, reported the PTI.

The two high courts were established under the Indian High Court Act, 1861 alongside the Calcutta high court, and have so far resisted attempts to be renamed in line with their hosting cities.

How to reject RTIs and alienate lawyers Last year the Bar Council of India (BCI) rejected a lawyer’s right to information (RTI) request and appeal on the All India Bar Examination (AIBE) by simply not answering the majority of queries.

Delhi high court Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva has banned advocate Deepak Khosla from filing matters or appearing in a number of Delhi courts by himself without another counsel.

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