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Impeachment motion against CJI rejected: Here's how legal community reacted to VP Naidu's decision

 Eminent jurists like Soli Sorabjee and Fali Nariman and some ex-judges did not find fault with today's decision of Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu rejecting the impeachment notice against Chief..
DNA - Published

Jammur Bar Association meets Bar Council of India team, refutes allegations of threatening Kathua rape victim's lawyer

A BCI team met representatives of BAJ who refuted allegations that lawyer of Kathua rape victim was prevented from appearing in court by fellow advocates.
Firstpost - Published

Bad chapter: No M.Phil exam at 34 centres, departments

The Rajasthan University will not be conducting M.Phil examination at as many as 34 centres and departments this year due to lack of permanent faculty. The MPAT-2017, which is the entrance exam for..
DNA - Published

Kathua lawyers' body does a U-turn, distances from Hindu Ekta Manch

Under fire, Bar Association of Kathua (BAK) on Friday distanced itself from the 'Hindu Ekta Manch' and claimed that the lawyers never obstructed the Crime Branch from filling the charge sheet in the..
DNA - Published

Kathua rape and murder case: Five-member Bar Council of India team arrives in Jammu, meets lawyers who held protests

The team, headed by former chief justice Tarun Agarwal, also visited Rasana and met the agitating people of the area, who are demanding a CBI probe into the incident.
Firstpost - Published

Kathua rape case: Supreme Court directs Bar Council to submit report on conduct of Jammu lawyers by 24 April

The Supreme Court has directed the Bar Council of India to submit its panel's report over the conduct of lawyers from Jammu High Court Bar Association and other local associations over the Kathua rape..
Firstpost - Published

Kathua rape case: Lawyers hold silent protest in Delhi, claim J&K Bar Association violated code of conduct by supporting rapists

A section of lawyers from an organisation named 'Lawyers for Democracy and Rule of Law' took out a silent protest, walking peacefully from the Supreme Court of India to the office of the Bar Council of..
Firstpost - Published

Kathua: Supreme Court seeks J&K’s reply on case transfer, asks Mehbooba Mufti govt to provide security to girl's family

The Supreme Court has issued notice to the Jammu and Kashmir state government and sought a reply on Kathua rape and murder case plea filed by the victim's father. The court has asked the Mehbooba..
DNA - Published

As fury over gangrapes intensifies, Rahul Gandhi questions if PM Modi is serious about ‘justice for our daughters’

In a stinging attack, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the string of heinous crimes involving minor girls. ‘PM should fast track these cases and..
DNA - Published

Shutdown over Kathua rape hits life in Kerala, many arrested

shutdown over kathua rape hits life in kerala, many arrested
A shutdown called by a section of social media users against the rape and murder of a girl in Jammu and Kashmir derailed normal life in parts of Kerala. Police took several protesters into custody. The..
Mid-Day - Published

Kathua rape-murder: Father seeks transfer of case outside Jammu and Kashmir, Supreme Court to hear plea at 2 pm

The father of the girl brutally gangraped in murdered in Kathua has approached the Supreme Court seeking the transfer of the case outside Jammu and Kashmir. The father of the victim has sought..
DNA - Published

KATHUA RAPE CASE: Kathua lawyers may lose licence

The Bar Council of India (BCI) will cancel licences of advocates who were accused of preventing the police in Kathua from filing the chargesheet accusing eight in the horrific gangrape and murder of an..
DNA - Published

Kathua rape-murder case trial in begins today

The trial in the gruesome Kathua rape and murder case begins today against eight accused who allegedly held an eight-year-old girl in captivity in a small village temple in Kathua district for a week..
DNA - Published

Bar Council of India panel to visit Kathua, to cancel licence of guilty lawyers: 10 facts

Amid raging protests over barbaric Kathua gangrape and murder, the Bar Council of India on Sunday decided to send a five-member team to the town to probe the lawyers’ conduct. Here are 10 major..
DNA - Published

Kathua rape: Bar Council of India asks Jammu lawyers to call off the strike, constitutes a team to probe their conduct


IndiaTimes - Published

SC directs members of bar not to obstruct judicial proceedings in Kathua murder case in J&K

The Supreme Court today directed members of the bar not to obstruct judicial proceedings in the Kathua gangrape and murder case in Jammu and Kashmir as it took note of lawyers obstructing the victim's..
All India Radio - Published

Kathua Rape Case: Supreme Court takes notice, says lawyers cannot block access to justice

Lawyers cannot obstruct access to justice, the Supreme Court said on Friday, while taking suo motu cognizance of developments surrounding the horrific Kathua rape and murder case. Lawyers of Jammu..
DNA - Published

Kathua gangrape: Supreme Court issues notice to Bar Council of India, local bars on lawyers' protest

Supreme Court today issued notice to the Bar Council of India and locals bars in Jammu over a plea against lawyers allegedly blocking filing of chargesheet in the case of gangrape and killing of an..
DNA - Published

SC takes suo motu cognisance of lawyers' protest in Kathua

The Supreme Court on Friday took suo motu cognisance of protests and strike by Kathua lawyers in the wake of rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl, asking them to conduct themselves and not..
Deccan Herald - Published

Kathua rape-murder: SC seeks material on strike by J-K bar body

The Supreme Court on Friday asked a lawyer to bring materials on record to take judicial note of a strike call given by Kathua and Jammu and Kashmir bar associations in relation to the gangrape and..
DNA - Published Also reported by •Deccan Herald

University of Rajasthan grapples with running SFS courses: RK Kothari

-*What are the issues regarding **operation** of courses under Self Finance Scheme?*- The biggest problem is with running the Self Finance Scheme courses. The issue is with three year evening law..
DNA - Published

India: BCI Sub‐Committee Rules In Favor Of Legislators - S.S. Rana & Co. Advocates

A BJP Delhi Spokesperson had earlier made a plea to the Bar Council of India through a letter to consider debarment of Members of Parliament and Members of Legislative Assembly from practicing as..
Mondaq - Published

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..
Firstpost - Published

Lawyer-MPs signatory to impeachment won’t get to practice: Bar Council of India

As per a resolution adopted by the council, the rules will kick in only after an impeachment motion is admitted by the chair in either House.
IndiaTimes - Published

Congress leaders Kapil Sibal, Abhishek Manu Singhvi, Vivek Tankha barred from appearing in CJI Dipak Misra’s court

Three Congress leaders, who are also practicing lawyers, have been barred by the Bar Council of India to appear before the court of Chief Justice of India.
Zee News - Published

BCI: Lawyer-MPs mustn't appear before judge facing impeachment

The Bar Council of India (BCI) has sought debarment of lawyer-MPs from appearing before judges of the Supreme Court and high courts, whose impeachment they seek.
IndiaTimes - Published

'Lawmakers can practise in courts, but with a rider'

The Bar Council of India (BCI) has decided to allow members of Parliament and legislative assemblies to practise as advocates, but said that those who move an impeachment motion against any judge of..
IndiaTimes - Published

Positive global cues lift silver futures by 0.40 per cent

positive global cues lift silver futures by 0.40 per cent
Taking positive cues from overseas markets, silver prices moved up by 0.40 per cent to Rs 38,977 per kg in futures trade today as participants built up fresh positions. At the Multi Commodity Exchange,..
Mid-Day - Published

Foreign firms, lawyers can't practise in India, Supreme Court rules

Foreign law firms and lawyers cannot set up shop in India, the *Supreme Court* decreed on Tuesday. However, foreign law firms and lawyers may "fly in and fly out" to advise clients on international law..
DNA - Published

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas Wins Inaugural Edition of Suresh and Bharati Shroff Memorial T20 Cricket League

shardul amarchand mangaldas wins inaugural edition of suresh and bharati shroff memorial t20 cricket league
*Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co. (SAM & Co.)* won the inaugural edition of *Suresh and Bharati Shroff Memorial T20 Cricket League*. Sent to bat by the *Bar Council of India (BCI)* cricket team, the..
NewsVoir - Published

No foreign lawyers, law firms in India: SC

The Supreme Court on Tuesday held that foreign lawyers and firms cannot practice law in India. Neither can they get involved in non-litigation works like consultancy, the top court ruled. A bench..
Deccan Herald - Published

Rajasthan University assures of valid degrees after students go on hunger strike

University of Rajasthan, on Monday, released a clarification stating that students currently studying in Five-Year Law College will get valid degrees, once they graduate. This clarification came as..
DNA - Published

SC seeks BCI's response on a plea to debar legislators from practising as lawyers

The Supreme Court on Monday sought a response from the Bar Council of India (BCI) on a plea for ban on lawmakers from practising as advocates. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M..
Deccan Herald - Published

Jaipur: Future of law students in limbo

The future of first year and second year law students at University of Rajasthan is in limbo as the Bar Council of India (BCI) had only approved the courses till 2014-15. According to the show cause..
DNA - Published

University of Rajasthan may discontinue BA-LLB next session

The Five Year Law College at University of Rajasthan may discontinue its BA-LLB course from the coming session. This comes in response to the show cause notice received by the institution by the Bar..
DNA - Published

HC stays BCI order to Guj bar council to proceed against senior lawyer

The Delhi High Court today put on hold a direction of the Bar Council of India (BCI), to the Gujarat Bar Council to start disciplinary proceedings against senior advocate Dushyant Dave for statements..
All India Radio - Published

CBI searches top law firm over Nirav Modi link

The search has been termed 'highly unusual' by industry watchers, as legal firms are considered to be repositories of corporate secrets and information. "It is an encroachment into the lawyer's office..
IndiaTimes - Published

Should lawmakers be banned from practising law? SC seeks AG's view

​​Citing Rule 49 of Bar Council of India, the regulatory body for lawyers, petitioner Ashwini Upadhyay said no salaried person can practise law even if he had professional qualification and..
IndiaTimes - Published

Lawyer who plays fraud cannot be on advocates' roll, says SC

The Supreme Court has said that a lawyer, who plays fraud with the Constitution and goes on to cheat his client, does not have a right to practice in courts. A person who dupes his clients cannot be..
Deccan Herald - Published

Plea in SC to bar lawmakers from practising law in courts

The plea, which is likely come up for hearing in the apex court during the week, has sought setting aside of the Bar Council of India (BCI) rules prohibiting public servants in general from practising..
IndiaTimes - Published

State bar councils have the power to frame rules: Madras High Court

The Madras High Court today made it clear that state bar councils have the power to frame rules, subject to the condition that these are to have effect only on approval by the Bar Council of..
DNA - Published

India: Bar Council Of India To Examine Plea To Ban MPs And MLAs From Practicing As Advocates - S.S. Rana & Co. Advocates

A plea was made to the BCI by a BJP Delhi Spokesperson, through a letter to consider debarment of MPs and MLAs from practicing as advocates as they are public servants already and cannot sail in two..
Mondaq - Published

SC judges against CJI | Judges meet Chief Justice Dipak Misra for second time in two days

Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra on Thursdayday held a meeting with four senior-most Supreme Court judges to resolve issues raised by them during a press conference on January 12. The meeting..
DNA - Published

Bar Council of India says there is 'absolutely no crisis now' in Supreme Court, rejects A-G Venugopal's remarks

The Bar Council of India said there was absolutely no crisis now in the Supreme Court and normalcy will be restored soon in the higher judiciary.
Firstpost - Published

'Matter laid to rest', claims Bar Council of India on SC rift


newKerala.com - Published

Crisis in SC seems to be unresolved: Attorney General Venugopal

The crisis in the Supreme Court seems to be far from over with Attorney General K K Venugopal today saying the matter seems to be unresolved and Supreme Court Bar Association President Vikas Singh..
Deccan Herald - Published

SC crisis appears unresolved amid hopes weekend will bring relief

The crisis in the Supreme Court over complaints against the chief justice seemed far from over despite optimism expressed a day earlier by top legal bodies, amid fresh hopes today of a resolution by..
Deccan Herald - Published

SC judges row has been resolved: Bar Council of India

The Bar Council of India (BCI) today said the crisis, which had erupted after four top Supreme Court judges came out openly against allocation of cases by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, has been..
Deccan Herald - Published

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