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Wired: 8 new Bom HC judges | DoT V TRAI | Secret CJI Inquiry | 3 new Orissa HC judges | Suspended judge

8 new Bom HC judges: The Bombay HC elevated eight lawyers to judgeship. The new judges: Advocates Suresh Gupte, Z A haq, K R Shriram, Gautam Patel, Atul Chandurkar, Revati Mohite Dhere, Mahesh Sonak and Ravindra Ghuge [TOI]

DoT V TRAI: Telecom regulator TRAI and the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) are in conflict again after TRAI decided not to waive roaming charges on mobile phones; however, the DoT had already announced they would be waived as part of the National Telecom Policy 2012 [Hindu BL]

Secret CJI inquiry: The home ministry has rejected RTI activist SC Aggarwal’s application seeking the finance ministry’s inquiry report against former Chief Justice of India KG Balakrishnan, and informed him that no ground was made out to make a presidential reference to the Supreme Court seeking Balakrishnan’s removal from his current post as the National Human Rights Commission’s (NHRC) chairperson [HT]

3 new Orissa HC judges: The Orissa HC got three new judges taking its total strength to 15 against the sanctioned strength of 22. The new judges are: Bidyut Ranjan Sarangi, Biswajit Mohanty and Akshaya Kumar Rath [TOI]

Suspended judge: A Bombay civil judge was suspended after the prosecution in a murder case he was earlier trying complained to the Supreme Court that the judge had threatened him with dire consequences and that there was danger to his life [Mumbai Mirror]

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