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Ex-SC judge Balbir Singh Chauhan new Law Commission chairman

Former Supreme Court judge Balbir Singh Chauhan was today appointed Chairman of the 21st Law Commission, a post lying vacant since last September.

Self-infecting corruption becomes economic terror, says SC

The Supreme Court Thursday said corruption is a self-infection, which has developed resistance to all sorts of curbs and controls, to becomes an economic terror as it upheld validity of the Orissa and Bihar Special Court Act providing for speedy trial of public servants accused of alleged graft and for confiscation of their properties earned illegally.

Pandemonium in Odisha Assembly

The Odisha Assembly on Wednesday witnessed pandemonium and disruptions as both the opposition and ruling party members created ruckus shouting slogans and counter-slogans.

Odisha govt faces HC flak for non-functioning of courts

 The Orissa High Court today slammed the state government for not being serious to ensure proper functioning of courts in the state, drawing an apology from two senior officers in the presence of the Advocate General (AG).

Odisha to set up 51 new courts

 In its bid to give speedy justice to the people in the state, the Odisha government today decided to set up 51 new courts including ten civil judge courts (senior division) to deal with cases related to crimes against women.

Robbery at ex-HC judge's house: Polygraph test done on domestic help

The domestic help of former Orissa High Court judge PK Mohanty has been put through a lie detector test even as police look for leads to crack the case of robbery last week at the latter's house.

18 mining leases extended, Odisha govt tells HC

Odisha government has decided to extend the lease validity period of 18 iron and manganese ore mines which were closed since May last year following a Supreme Court order.

New High Court judge takes oath in Odisha

Justice Sujit Narayan Prasad was sworn in as an additional judge of Orissa High Court on Thursday.

Justice Roy sworn in as Supreme Court judge

Justice Amitava Roy was Friday sworn in as a judge of the Supreme Court.

Orissa HC directs submission of probe report on top cop

 The Orissa High Court on Thursday asked state Vigilance Directorate to submit before it in a sealed cover the preliminary inquiry report based on which an FIR was registered against former DGP Prakash Mishra who is now DG of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).

Odisha: MLA's bail plea hearing adjourned yet again

Hearing on the bail application of Banki MLA Pravat Kumar Tripathy in Orissa High Court would be taken up again on February 20.

Orissa HC orders for panel to monitor jaundice

Orissa High Court has directed the state government to form a high-level committee under the chairmanship of the Chief Secretary to monitor the situation arising out of the spread of jaundice in the state.

Justice Madan M Das to head Chitfund Inquiry Commission

Odisha government on Wednesday appointed Justice Madan Mohan Das as head of the Commission of Inquiry probing into the multi-crore chit fund scam in the state.

HC issues notice to govt on jaundice outbreak

The Orissa High Court Monday issued notice to the state government asking it to furnish details showing as to what steps have been taken in due course to check the jaundice menace in Sambalpur district.

Chit fund scam: Orissa HC rejects bail plea of newspaper owner

The Orissa High Court on Tuesday refused to grant bail to newspaper owner Madhu Mohanty, who is in CBI custody since September 15 in connection with the multi-crore chit fund scam in the state.

Yet another HC notice to Kandhamal BJD MP

 Just a day after Kandhamal BJD MP Pratyusha Rajeswari Singh was issued a notice on a quo warranto writ petition, the Orissa High Court issued yet another notice to her today on an election petition filed by BJP leader and former MP Rudra Madhav Ray challenging her election as an MP.

Orissa HC refuses anticipatory bail to cop in ponzi scam case

The Orissa High Court on Monday refused to grant anticipatory bail to former Crime Branch DSP Pramod Kumar Panda, who had approached it to avoid arrest following searches of his house by CBI in connection with the ponzi scheme scam in the state.

Newspaper owner's bail plea hearing ends, verdict reserved

The Orissa High Court on Wednesday completed hearing on the bail application of newspaper owner Madhu Mohanty, arrested in connection with the multi-crore chit fund scam in Odisha, and reserved its verdict.

Orissa HC rejects BJD MLA's anticipatory bail plea

The Orissa High Court Monday rejected the anticipatory bail application of ruling BJD MLA and former government chief whip Pravat Tripathy, who had been interrogated by CBI for his alleged involvement in a multi- crore chitfund scam.

Odisha HC issues notice to Centre, State over forest land grab

The Orissa High Court on Friday asked forest and revenue officials of the central and state governments to enquire into alleged forest land grab by certain influential persons in Jajpur district and submit reports within two weeks.