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Orissa high court

24 February 2016

New chief justices (CJ) were appointed at the Meghalaya, Karnataka and Orissa high courts by Presidential order, reported the Press Information Bureau.

Allahabad HC judge Dinesh Maheshwari will assume the CJ’s office at Meghalaya HC, Karnataka HC judge Subhro Kamal Mukherjee will at Karnataka HC and Karnataka HC judge Vineet Saran will be the CJ at Orissa HC

27 August 2015

How soon cases are scheduled depends very much on where you areA wide variance exists between how a case progresses through various high courts (HCs), according to a study by Bengaluru-based non-governmental organization (NGO) Daksh aimed at understanding how delays take place in the judicial system and how they affect the delivery of justice.

03 June 2014

20140324_174259_1Former NLSIU Bangalore registrar V Nagaraj will re-join NLSIU on 6 June as professor, after he resigned as NLUO Cuttack’s vice chancellor (VC) over differences with NLUO’s executive council (EC) member and Orissa high court sitting judge justice Indrajit Mohanty.

06 February 2014

Hunger strike for permanent Western Orissa HC bench: Orissa high court lawyers launched an indefinite hunger strike today on the third day of their court boycott, to protest against the lack of a permanent bench of the HC in western Orissa. The lawyers have also asked all banks and financial establishments to join them on 7, 8 and 9 February by lowering their shutters [PTI]

Hunger strike for Tamil as official court language: Two advocates of the Madurai bench of the Madras HC went on a “fast-unto-death” four days ago to push for Tamil to be the official language of the HC [TOI]

Lawyers’ strike brings alive dead industrial tribunal: The Mumbai industrial court, which was paralysed for over two months due to having only one judge out of its quorum of nine, is sort of functional again after the appointment of three judges, reportedly, owing to pressure from a strike by the Labour Law Practitioners’ Association Mumbai [Free Press Journal]

11 October 2013

SC Juvenile home committee: The CJI has asked all high court CJs to appoint a judge each to inspect the functioning of state juvenile homes. At the Supreme Court level, the CJI has nominated Justice Madan Lokur as Chairperson of the Juvenile Committee for effective implementation of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act. This committee is a debut effort from the SC after a large number of complaints about maintenance at these homes [Hindu/NDTV]

Judge rejig: Manipur HC CJ AM Sapre will replace Gauhati HC CJ who will assume the post of a judge at the Orissa HC on 24 October. Gauhati HC will get Karnataka HC’s justice KS Rao and its own additional judge PK Saikia as a permanent judge; Manipur HC will get Allahabad HC justice LK Mohapatra; The tenure of 4 Delhi additional judges has been extended [PTI]

Law university stepchild: The University of Pune remains a paper proposal seven years after it first came to be, even as neighbouring Nagpur has been successful in winning the mandate to launch the country’s 15th national law university [TOI]

Rightful electricity: The Madras High Court has declared that denial of power supply to any person will be considered as a violation of fundamental human rights, on the petition of a group of washermen who were denied power supply in their residence on unauthorised land [India TV News]

More Orissa judges needed: Orissa chief minister Naveen Patnaik has written to law minister Sibal asking him to increase the Orissa HC’s approved judge strength from 22 judges to 27 [Odisha Today]

02 September 2013

The Supreme Court will have two new judges in Allahabad high court chief justice (CJ) Shiva Kirti Singh and Orissa High Court CJ C Nagappan, reported the Hindu. Both will serve three-year tenures at the SC, taking its judges’ strength up to 30.

Justice Singh is the third judge representing Bihar in the SC, while Nagappan is the third from Tamil Nadu. Singh has been the acting chief justice of the Patna HC in 2009, and again in 2010 before being transferred to the Allahabad HC where he became the acting chief justice in November 2012 and chief justice in February this year.

Justice Nagappan became judge of the Madras HC in 2000 and a permanent judge in 2002. He was appointed CJ of the Orissa HC in February this year.

Editor's note: An earlier version of the story mentioned justice Singh as the second judge representing the state of Bihar in the SC which is an incorrect fact reported in the Hindu story which this story is linked to. Justice Singh is the third representative from Bihar after justice GS Misra and justice CK Prasad.