Friday, 19 August, 2022
TopicPatna High Court

Topic: Patna High Court

‘Overzealous judge, not inefficient’ — SC on Bihar judicial officer’s plea against suspension

The SC made the remarks while hearing a petition filed by a Bihar judicial officer who has challenged his suspension by the Patna HC for delivering a series of quick verdicts.

Patna High Court to buy iPhone 13 Pro for all judges, issues tender

Supplier must be headquartered in Patna & bid documents must be submitted within a week, says tender notice issued Tuesday.

Blazer in Bihar heat? Patna HC’s rebuke on civil servant’s attire reignites dress-code debate

'Should button collar and wear blazer,' said judge. But many in legal fraternity as well as civil servants argue that the officer's attire wasn't inappropriate, blame 'colonial-era mindset'.

Modi, Shah, Priyanka Chopra ‘vaccinated’ in Bihar, local operator sacked for data fraud

Bihar data on Covid-19 vaccine came into question after the goof-up was revealed. Bihar health minister says it’s mischief by some elements, but denies any data credibility issues.

Voter ID, marrying an Indian not enough; foreigners need to register for citizenship — HC

A Patna High Court bench asserted that 'mere registration of a person’s name in the voter list, ipso facto, does not confer citizenship'.

Half truth used to sensationalise news of toddler trying to wake up dead mother: Railways to HC

In its affidavit to the Patna High Court, the Indian Railways said the reporter could've alerted authorities instead of taking a video, which projected incorrect facts.

HC pulls up Bihar govt for ‘neglecting’ rural areas, orders filling up of doctor vacancies

The court was hearing petitions challenging the govt’s decision to not give incentive marks to doctors who had served in rural or difficult areas.

Corona is a wake up call for Indian courts. They aren’t equipped to function in a crisis

Just like Supreme Court, many high courts in India have said they will only take up urgent matters for hearing. What encompasses as urgent is not clear.

Patna HC judge, who was taken off duty after ‘corruption’ remark, reassigned judicial work

On the orders of Chief Justice Amreshwar Pratap Sahi, Justice Rakesh Kumar resumes work from Monday.

Judge says corruption in Patna HC an ‘open secret’, full bench bars him from hearing cases

Patna High Court Justice Rakesh Kumar made the remark in his scathing judgment as he ordered a CBI probe into alleged corruption in lower judiciary.

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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.

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Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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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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