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.

Patna HC lawyers continue to boycott work

 Over 10,000 lawyers of Patna High Court abstained from work for the second day on Wednesday to protest against new rules pertaining to filing of cases and demand construction of new building for better sitting arrangements for advocates.

Over 10,000 Patna HC lawyers abstain from work

Over 10,000 lawyers of Patna High Court abstained from work on Tuesday demanding the new rules pertaining to filling of cases be withdrawn.

Patna HC lifts ban on Manjhi regime taking policy decisions

In a relief to Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, the Patna High Court on Wednesday lifted the restraint on taking any policy decisions - imposed two days ago - but said their implementation would have to wait till he proves his majority.

Patna HC allows Manjhi govt to take decisions but defer implementation

The Patna High Court on Wednesday modified its previous order and gave freedom to the Jitan Ram Manjhi government to take decisions but directed that their implementation should be only after February 21.

Patna HC restrains Bihar CM Manjhi from taking policy decisions
Patna HC restrains Bihar CM Manjhi from taking policy decisions

In a jolt to Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, the Patna High Court on Monday restrained his government from taking any policy decisions.

Nitish Kumar can continue as JD(U) legislative party leader: Patna HC

The Patna High Court on Thursday ordered that Nitish Kumar could continue as JD(U) legislative party leader.

Bihar turmoil: Nitish Kumar can continue as JD(U) legislative party leader, says Patna High Court
Bihar turmoil: Nitish Kumar can continue as JD(U) legislative party leader, says Patna High Court

The Patna High Court on Thursday ordered that Nitish Kumar could continue as JD(U) legislative party leader.

Nitish loyalists challenge court stay on his election

Legislators loyal to JD-U leader Nitish Kumar Thursday filed a petition in the Patna High Court challenging the stay on his election as the new leader of the legislature party.

Nitish Kumar's election as JD(U) legislative party leader unconstitutional: Patna HC
Nitish Kumar's election as JD(U) legislative party leader unconstitutional: Patna HC

In a major setback for former Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, the Patna High Court on Wednesday termed his election as JD(U) legislative party leader unconstitutional.

Manjhi loyalist MLA files plea against Nitish re-election

Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi's loyalist JD-U MLA Rajeshwar Raj on Monday petitioned the Patna High Court against party president Sharad Yadav who, he contended, illegally summoned a legislature party meeting which Saturday elected Nitish Kumar as its new leader.

Four more disqualified JD-U MLAs move court

Four more Janata Dal-United (JD-U) rebel legislators whose membership was terminated last month for their anti-party activities, Wednesday moved the Patna High Court challenging the decision of Speaker Uday Narayan Choudhary.

Patna HC set asides termination of 4 rebel JD(U) MLAs from Assembly

 In a jolt to the JD(U), the Patna High Court today set aside Bihar Assembly Speaker's November one, 2014 order terminating membership of four rebel MLAs under the anti-defection law after the ruling party had sought action against them over alleged cross-voting in the Rajya Sabha by-poll.

Patna HC restores Assembly membership of 4 JD(U) MLAs

The Patna High Court on Tuesday restored Assembly membership of 4 Janata Dal (United) MLAs, who were were disqualified last month from the Bihar Legislative Assembly for anti-party activities.

Patna High Court reinstates four JD (U) legislators

Patna High Court on Monday reversed Bihar Assembly Speaker’s order and reinstated four JD (U) legislators with immediate effect. -

Patna High Court gets new Chief Justice

Bihar Governor Keshri Nath Tripathi Friday administered oath of office to Justice L Narashima Reddy as the new Chief Justice of Patna High Court.