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.

Ponzi scam: Court grants interim relief to BJD MLA

The Orissa High Court on Tuesday granted interim relief from arrest to BJD MLA Pravat Tripathy till October 13 in the ponzi scheme scam being investigated by the CBI.

Election of two more Odisha MLAs challenged in High Court

Election of a BJD MLA and that of a Congress legislator has been challenged in Orissa High Court.

Justice Amitava Roy to be new CJ of Orissa High Court

Justice Amitava Roy will be the new Chief Justice of Orissa High Court.
A Presidential warrant of appointment of Justice Roy reached here Thursday.

Orissa High Court seeks urgent govt reply on chariot impasse

The Orissa High Court on Thursday issued notice to the state government asking it to file its reply within 24 hours to a PIL which sought its intervention to resolve the impasse of people climbing chariots and touching deities during Rath Yatra at Puri.

HC concern over land sharks eyeing Lord Jagannath`s property

Taking note of media reports that large tracts of land belonging to the Lord Jagannath Trust are either being encroached upon or sold to influential persons at throwaway prices, Orissa High Court has decided to take up the matter suo motu.

Orissa High Court wants state govt views on PIL on bandh calls

The Orissa High Court on Wednesday asked the opposite parties to get instructions from the state government over a PIL seeking to declare all strikes by different bar associations of the state as "illegal".

Writ on OCS-2011 dismissed, prelim exams as scheduled

Aspirants of Odisha Civil Services 2011 examinations heaved a sigh of relief today when Orissa High Court declined to grant a stay on the preliminary examinations scheduled to be held on January 19.

Bandh called by lawyers in Western Odisha

Normal life was paralysed following closure of shops and disruption of rail and road traffic during a bandh called by lawyers in Western Odisha.

Justice Nagappan, Justice SK Singh sworn in as SC judges

Justice C Nagappan and Justice Shiva Kirti Singh were sworn in as judges of the Supreme Court.

HC issues contempt notices to 2 govt officials

Orissa High Court has issued notices to two government officials asking them to show cause as to why contempt proceedings were not initiated against them for violating an earlier court order.

BSE pays Rs 3 lakh to student for faulty evaluation

Suman Panigrahy of Basudevpur Panchayat High School was appalled to notice that he had obtained only six marks out of 100 in Mathematics paper.

HC issues notice to govt on hospital diktat on media

Orissa High Court has issued notices to the state government and two others asking them to state what measures were taken to disseminate news originating from the hospital.

Govt asks Justice Pal panel to submit report in two months

The Odisha Government has requested Justice CR Pal Commission of Inquiry to submit its report within two months.

Crime situation under control in Odisha: Naveen Patnaik

Naveen Patnaik said Orissa HC has been requested to earmark one court of JMFC in each district for trial in cases of crimes against women.

Orissa HC reserves verdict on medical PG admission writs

The Orissa High Court has reserved its verdict on a petition challenging admission of in-service candidates to Medical PG courses in all government teaching hospitals in the state for the year 2013-14.

Orissa High Court issues notice to Centre on tobacco ban PIL

The Orissa High Court today issued notice to the Centre in response to a PIL seeking prohibition on manufacture, sale and marketing of smokeless tobacco products like gutkha, zarda, pan masala, khaini and gudakhu which contain harmful nicotine.

Union govt to be made a party in gutkha ban PIL

Orissa High Court asked the petitioner of a PIL to file an amended petition on the ban on gutkha here making the Central government as a respondent.