Friday, 21 January, 2022
TopicPatna High Court

Topic: Patna High Court

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.

Supreme Court lifts blanket ban on media reporting in Muzaffarpur shelter home case

However, the apex court has warned print and electronic media not to sensationalise incidents of sexual abuse and violence.

Supreme Court notice to Nitish govt & CBI on court order banning media in Muzaffarpur case

CBI and the state govt have been asked to file their response to a petition filed by a Patna based journalist challenging Patna High Court's order.

Patna High Court silencing media on Muzaffarpur shelter home abuse case not a first

Various courts, including the SC, have issued gag orders on media — from cases such as Aditynath’s ‘hate speech’ to Jay Shah’s increase in wealth.

On Camera

YourTurn

How Facebook and Amazon rely on an invisible workforce

The market for on-demand, digital tasks is estimated by the World Bank to be worth $25 billion, with Meta Platforms, Amazon, YouTube as some of the biggest buyers.
Representational image of a jewellery store | ANI

India Jewellery Park to be set up in Mumbai, aims to attract Rs 20,000 crore investment

The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council and Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation have signed a draft agreement granting possession of a plot for setting up the park.

Defence

Foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla meets German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schönbach on 20 January. | Twitter | @MEAIndia

New chapter in ties as Indian foreign secy meets Germany navy chief, warship ‘Bayern’ visits

With Germany identifying India as one of the key partners in its Indo-Pacific policy, a German frigate entered Indian waters for a port call in Mumbai, in a major signal to China.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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