Friday, 19 August, 2022
TopicBar Council of India

Topic: Bar Council of India

‘Justice now depends on technology,’ said SA Bobde. Indian judiciary has miles to go

Legal acumen doesn't translate to tech competence. We need adequate training to transit from paper briefs to screens.

4 days on, Bar Council sets aside rule warning lawyers of action if they used ‘derogatory’ words

The rule announced last week prohibited advocates from making ‘indecent, derogatory’ statements, among others, against a judge or member of the Bar’s disciplinary bodies.

Scrapping one-year LLM smart, but BCI’s common post-grad entrance is a problem

Apart from the Bar Council of India’s plans for a common entrance test for LLM applicants across India being a terrible idea, its legality is also suspect.

Bar Council to challenge HC order that set aside its moratorium on opening new law colleges

The Bar Council of India maintains that its position as a regulatory body allows it to control the growth of legal institutions.

Supreme Court could opt for combination of physical and virtual hearings after summer break

Committee of SC judges has discussed various options after lawyers’ bodies demanded a return to physical hearings, but will only take a final decision in June-end.

Bar Council appeals to PM Modi for allowance to financially weak lawyers amid lockdown

All professions except those providing essential services have gone into lockdown mode as the only way to stop further outbreak and spread of the coronavirus.

‘Illiterate ignorant mass’ — Bar Council’s description of anti-CAA protesters draws flak

Bar Council of India expresses solidarity with police & armed forces, and asks people to wait for Supreme Court’s decision on Citizenship Amendment Act.

Bar Council doesn’t want legal education under HRD, says can’t tolerate ‘interference’

HRD ministry has said it wants to bring legal education under the ambit of Higher Education Commission of India to 'clean up' the system.

Delhi Bar Council debars 4,778 lawyers then rolls back order, BCI blames ‘human error’

The Delhi Bar Council debarred the lawyers through a single letter on the grounds that they had not passed the All India Bar Examination.

Bar Council defends top court clean chit to CJI Gogoi, slams views of former judges

BCI says sexual harassment case against Gogoi ‘buried to the grounds’, blames former judges Chelameswar and Lokur for judiciary’s ‘deterioration’.

On Camera

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Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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