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BCI gives DU one year time for complying with its conditions

Putting an end to the tussle between Delhi University and Bar Council of India (BCI) over reduction of seats in law courses, the legal education regulator announced today that the decision will be implemented from next academic session.

December 16 documentar: SC no to lawyer on plea to restrain BCI, SCBA

The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to restrain two lawyers' bodies from taking any action against an advocate for allegedly making derogatory remarks against women in a BBC documentary on the December 16 gangrape case.

Nirbhaya documentary: BCI seeks clarification from defence lawyers over 'anti-women' remarks

Nirbhaya documentary: BCI seeks clarification from defence lawyers over 'anti-women' remarks

In a latest development in Nirbhaya documentary issue, the Bar Council of India has issued a show-cause notice to defence lawyers of four convicts in 2012 Delhi gang-rape case for their offensive remarks in the film.

144 species spotted in Goa's maiden wetland bird census

The first-ever bird census has recorded 144 bird species and 9,992 birds across Goa's 23 wetlands which includes four vulnerable and five near-threatened species, according to experts.

Bar Council not bound to grant licence to practice law: SC

Pursuing law and practicing it are two different things, the Supreme Court has said and made it clear that the Bar Council of India (BCI) is not bound to grant advocacy licence unless an applicant fulfills the criteria laid down by it.

Business confidence improved in Q4: NCAER

The business confidence in last quarter of 2013-14 improved further on expectations of a new electoral mandate that influenced the overall sentiments, economic think-tank NCAER said on Tuesday.

CII Business Outlook shows signs of economic turnaround

Indicating signs of economic revival, the CII Business Confidence Index (BCI) rose sharply to 54.9 during the October-December period of 2013-14 fiscal, from 45.7 in the previous quarter.

CJI concerned over falling standards of legal profession

Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir on Saturday expressed concern over the falling standards of the legal profession and said the weaknesses in its need to be rectified.

HER Bill: Lawyers in Maharashtra boycott courts

Judicial work in several courts in Mumbai and elsewhere in Maharashtra was on Wednesday affected as lawyers abstained from work.

HER Bill protest: Lawyers boycott work

Proceedings in Delhi district courts were affected on Wednesday as lawyers abstained from work in response to the BCI`s call.

Prasar Bharati exempted from paying income tax

In a major relief to the country's public broadcaster, the Prasar Bharati has been exempted from paying any income tax, with the smooth passage of the Finance Bill in the Lok Sabha.

HC grants interim anticipatory bail to Vice Chairman of BCI

Madras HC granted interim anticipatory bail to Vice Chairman of BCI R Dhanpal Raj in connection with a
bribery case for granting affiliation to a law college.

BCI to revamp legal education, profession by 2012

The Bar Council of India today
vowed to revamp the legal education and profession by 2012 and
set on agenda various issues that need to be addressed for
creating a modern legal profession.

SG Gopal Subramanium elected chairman of BCI

Senior advocate and Solicitor
General Gopal Subramanium was Sunday unanimously elected
Chairman of the Bar Council of India (BCI), the apex
regulatory body for lawyers.

HRD for reforms in law education; seeks BCI co-op

Strongly advocating re-hauling of legal education to improve quality, HRD Minister Kapil Sibal has asked Bar Council of India (BCI) to come on board for augmenting reforms and recommended starting of combined law degree courses.