Patna High Court building glows with pride at 100

 Hailed as one of the finest specimens of European architecture, construction of the Patna High Court building, which turned hundred today, was pursued with "unfailing vigour" despite the Great War which otherwise had thrown a spanner in the building of the New Capital of young Bihar.

Temple demolition in Bihar sparks violent clash between police and locals

Temple demolition in Bihar sparks violent clash between police and locals

A violent clash broke out between the police and the locals in Vaishali district of Bihar when the police was in the middle of demolishing a temple yesterday in which several cops were injured.

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.

Patna HC takes stern view on RJD's Bihar bandh, asks if any leader was booked

Taking a stern view of Bihar bandh called by RJD late last month to press for publication of caste census report, the Patna High Court on Friday asked the state government whether any leader who had given the bandh call was booked.

Pappu Yadav to approach Lok Sabha Speaker on Patna SSP's threats

Lok Sabha member and Jan Adhikar Party (JAP) founder Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav on Tuesday said he will draw attention of Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Patna Senior Superintendent of Police "threatening" to cancel his bail and also raise the matter before the House Privilege Committee.

Bihar Police to move court against Pappu Yadav's bail

Bihar Police to move court against Pappu Yadav's bail

 Bihar Police on Monday said it will move the Patna High Court to cancel Lok Sabha member Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav`s bail for repeatedly violating the rules and creating law and order problems.

When Chief Justice of Patna High Court kept Viceroy, LG out

Viceroy Lord Hardinge may have inaugurated the Patna High Court building, but for the opening of its judicial session the first Chief Justice invited neither him nor the province's Lt Governor, setting a "benchmark for judicial autonomy" the century-old institution champions till date.

Patna HC allows rebel JD(U) MLAs to attend Bihar assembly

The Patna High Court on Friday allowed four rebel JD-U legislators, who were disqualified by the Bihar assembly speaker, to attend the monsoon session next month.

Patna High Court orders regular desilting work in Ganga

The Patna High Court Wednesday ordered regular desilting of the Ganga, which had moved five km away from the Patna town, but was dredged back to the original place acting on a high court directive.

Over 1 lakh lawyers abstain from work in Bihar

 More than one lakh advocates across Bihar including those in the Patna High Court abstained from work on Wednesday in support of their demand to allow state vigilance in subordinate judiciary to curb 'prevailing corruption.'

Thousands of lawyers abstain from work in Bihar

Thousands of lawyers in Bihar on Wednesday abstained from work, protesting against the lack of initiative by the Patna High Court on their demand to allow unrestricted entry of vigilance officials into the premises of subordinate courts.

1400 primary teachers resign in Bihar

Altogether 1,400 primary teachers have resigned from service in Bihar fearing government action over possession of fake educational degrees, a senior officer of the Education department said on Thursday.

SC rejects petition challenging appointment of ministers

The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a petition questioning the practice of appointment of persons, not elected as members of Lok Sabha or state assemblies, as ministers in the Centre or state governments.

Patna High Court axes SC/ST quota in promotions

The Patna High Court on Monday quashed Bihar`s decision to provide reservation in promotions to the Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes (SC/ST) government employees.

Judiciary must red-flag any populist decision: Prez at Patna HC centenary celebrations

The process of selection and appointment of judges should conform to the highest of standards, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Saturday, describing an independent judiciary as the "cornerstone" of democracy.

President inaugurates centenary function of Patna High Court

President Pranab Mukherjee Saturday said that elected representatives would have strong desire to go for populism which might affect individual rights and the duty of the judiciary is to show red flag to any infringement of fundamental rights of a citizen.

Patna HC upholds speaker's order on four rebel JD-U MLAs

In a major setback to four rebel JD-U legislators, the Patna High Court on Tuesday upheld the decision of the Bihar Assembly speaker to terminate their membership, a government counsel said.

HC takes govt to task on cheating in matric exam

The Patna High Court on Friday criticised the Bihar government over the issue of large-scale copying by students in the ongoing matriculation examination in the state and instructed it to forthwith stop the use of unfair means.

Patna court lifts stay on release of 'Dirty Politics'

Patna court lifts stay on release of 'Dirty Politics'

 A day after it stayed the release of Bollywood film "Dirty Politics" in cinema halls, the Patna High Court Wednesday lifted the order, a government lawyer said.