Calcutta High Court: News

23 Jun 2023

West Bengal

WB panchayat polls: Centre to deploy additional CAPF, SAPF battalions

The Home Ministry has decided to deploy an additional 315 coys of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF), India Reserve (IR), and State Armed Police Forces (SAPF) battalions for the upcoming Panchayat general elections in West Bengal following reports of violence across the state.

17 Jun 2023

West Bengal

Bengal government, SEC panel move SC against HC order

Days after the Calcutta High Court ordered deploying central paramilitary forces for the upcoming panchayat elections in West Bengal, the State Election Commission (SEC) and the Mamata Banerjee state government have moved the Supreme Court against it, reported India Today.

Bengal teacher recruitment scam: CBI expands SIT for speedy probe 

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has formed a special task force (STF) to expand the probe team and speed up the investigation into the West Bengal teachers' recruitment scam case, India Today reported.

17 Mar 2023

Kiren Rijiju

No pending case in SC older than 50 years: Rijiju

Minister of Law and Justice Kiren Rijiju has said that no pending cases, civil or criminal, in the Supreme Court are more than 50 years old, reported Hindustan Times.

25 Jul 2022

West Bengal

Bengal school jobs scam: Partha Chatterjee 'airlifted' to AIIMS Bhubaneswar

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday reportedly shifted West Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee to AIIMS Bhubaneswar.

21 May 2022

West Bengal

Calcutta HC orders CBI-NIA probe in Malda's religious conversion case

The Calcutta High Court has ordered the Central Bureau of Investigation and the National Investigation Agency to investigate an alleged forced conversion case in West Bengal's Malda district.

08 Apr 2022

West Bengal

Birbhum violence: HC orders CBI probe into TMC leader's murder

The Calcutta High Court on Friday ordered a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the murder of Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Bhadu Sheikh that allegedly resulted in a revenge attack in which nine people were burned alive in West Bengal's Birbhum district on March 21.

25 Mar 2022

West Bengal

Birbhum violence: Calcutta HC orders CBI probe amid Mamata's opposition

The Calcutta High Court on Friday transferred the case of Birbhum violence to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), denying the Mamata Banerjee government's request to not hand over the investigation to the central agency.

01 Nov 2021

West Bengal

'No blanket ban on firecrackers'; SC clarifies before Diwali

The Supreme Court on Monday set aside a Calcutta High Court order banning all firecrackers in West Bengal during the festive season.

28 Sep 2021

West Bengal

Bhabanipur by-poll to go ahead as scheduled: Calcutta High Court

The Calcutta High Court today refused to stay the Bhabanipur by-poll, ruling it will be held as scheduled on Thursday.

19 Aug 2021

West Bengal

Calcutta HC orders CBI probe in West Bengal post-poll violence

The Calcutta High Court on Thursday ordered a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the post-poll violence in West Bengal this May.

20-year-old murder case: Man serving life term raises juvenility plea

A man who is serving a life term in a case of murder of a woman has claimed before the Supreme Court that he was a juvenile at the time of the incident in April 2001.

07 Jul 2021

Mamata Banerjee

Calcutta HC judge recuses from Mamata's case against Nandigram loss

A Calcutta High Court judge on Wednesday recused himself from hearing a petition filed by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

18 Jun 2021

West Bengal

Mamata Banerjee challenges Suvendu Adhikari's Nandigram win, hearing next week

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has filed a petition in the Calcutta High Court, challenging her election defeat in Nandigram to the rival BJP's Suvendu Adhikari.

21 May 2021

West Bengal

Narada case: House arrest ordered for 2 Bengal Ministers, others

All four West Bengal politicians who were arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) this week, will be put under house arrest, the Calcutta High Court ordered today.

20 Apr 2021


SC refuses bail to businessman's son in car crash case

The Supreme Court has junked a plea seeking bail to the son of Kolkata restaurant chain owner in the 2019 Jaguar car crash case that left two Bangladeshi nationals dead.

04 Feb 2021

West Bengal

Heritage trees more beneficial than construction of railway over-bridges: Committee

The 300 heritage trees that are to be chopped for the construction of five railway over-bridges in West Bengal are valued at Rs. 2.2 billion in terms of oxygen and other products they offer, which means a living tree will be more beneficial than the project, an expert committee has told the Supreme Court.

22 Jan 2021


Wife has right over deceased man's sperm: Calcutta HC

On January 19, the Calcutta High Court refused to entertain the plea of a man seeking the right to collect his dead son's frozen sperm, maintaining that the only person having any right to it is his wife.

23 Dec 2020


No interference in marriage as per choice: Calcutta HC

Hearing a petition by a father claiming his daughter has been unduly influenced to marry a man of a different religion, the Calcutta High Court observed that there can be no interference if an adult marries as per her choice and decides to convert.

16 Oct 2020

West Bengal

Why Rs. 50,000 grant for puja organizers, Bengal government asked

As Durga Puja fast approaches, the Calcutta High Court on Thursday asked the West Bengal government, led by Trinamool matriarch Mamata Banerjee, why Rs. 50,000 was given to each committee across the state.

15 Jun 2019

West Bengal

Doctors v/s Mamata: 300 doctors quit in West Bengal

For the last five days, doctors in West Bengal have been protesting and the strike is only intensifying with each day.

17 Mar 2019


Former SC-judge to be India's first Lokpal, official announcement soon

Former SC judge Pinaki Chandra Ghose will be India's first Lokpal and an official announcement about the same could be made on Monday, claimed reports.

24 Dec 2018

Rath Yatra

SC declines urgent hearing on BJP's plea on Rath Yatra

The Supreme Court today declined to accord urgent hearing on the BJP's plea challenging a Calcutta High Court order not allowing its Rath Yatra in West Bengal.

21 Dec 2018

West Bengal

Calcutta High Court cancels earlier order allowing BJP's rath yatras

In a setback to the BJP's ambitions in West Bengal, a division bench of the Calcutta High Court has overturned an earlier order by the court that had allowed the BJP to take out rath yatras.

20 Dec 2018

West Bengal

BJP's rath-yatra in Bengal gets green signal from Calcutta HC

In a major setback to Trinamool Congress, which governs West Bengal, the Calcutta High Court on Thursday allowed Bharatiya Janata Party to take out a rath yatra in the state.

16 Dec 2018

West Bengal

Mamata Banerjee govt refuses permission for BJP's Bengal rath yatras

On Saturday, the West Bengal government denied permission to the BJP's proposed rath yatras in certain parts of Bengal, citing intelligence reports that they could lead to communal violence.

16 Dec 2018

West Bengal

WB-government refuses permission for BJP's Rath Yatra citing possible communal-violence

The West Bengal government yesterday refused permission for the BJP's proposed Rath Yatra, citing intelligence reports of possible communal violence in areas where the party was planning to take out the yatra.

07 Dec 2018

West Bengal

BJP hopes to start Rath Yatra today: WB party chief

West Bengal BJP President Dilip Ghosh has said his party has full faith in the judiciary and hoped it would be able to kick-start its Rath Yatra campaign from today.

16 Nov 2018

West Bengal

Calcutta HC orders appointment of counselors in all schools

In a step towards raising awareness of child sexual abuse, the Calcutta High Court today directed authorities to appoint counselors in about 1 lakh educational institutions in West Bengal to help safeguard students against sexual violation.

12 Oct 2018

West Bengal

SC refuses to stop Mamata Banerjee's Rs. 28cr Durga-Puja grant

While hearing a petition challenging the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government's decision to allot Rs. 28cr for Durga Puja celebrations, the Supreme Court refused to interfere with the government's decision.

12 Oct 2018

West Bengal

SC to hear plea challenging WB granting Durga Puja funds

The Supreme Court yesterday agreed to hear today an appeal challenging the West Bengal Government's decision to grant Rs. 10,000 each to Puja committees in WB for Durga Puja celebrations.

For first-time in history, Supreme Court will have three women-judges

With the swearing-in of Justice Indira Banerjee, the Supreme Court will, for the first time in its history, have three sitting women judges.

Govt rejects SC-recommendation of Aniruddha Bose as Delhi-HC Chief Justice

The Central government has rejected a recommendation of the SC collegium to appoint Aniruddha Bose, a judge of the Calcutta HC, as the chief justice of the Delhi HC.

08 Jun 2018

West Bengal

SC refuses CBI-probe into two BJP workers' deaths in WB

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain a plea seeking a CBI probe into the recent killing of two BJP workers in Purulia district of West Bengal after panchayat polls.

10 May 2018

West Bengal

Supreme Court stays Calcutta HC order allowing e-nominations for elections

On Thursday, ahead of the West Bengal panchayat elections, the Supreme Court stayed a Calcutta High Court order directing the West Bengal State Election Commission (SEC) to allow e-nominations filed for the upcoming elections.

09 May 2018


PhD from open-university at par with regular university degree: SC

Bringing relief to many, the SC has ruled that a doctorate (PhD) issued by an open university in India should be treated as par with that issued by a formal conventional university.

27 Apr 2018

West Bengal

West Bengal panchayat polls postponed to May 14

The West Bengal panchayat election would be held in a single-phase on May 14, the State Election Commission announced in Kolkata on Thursday.

25 Apr 2018


When WhatsApp lets you file election-nomination and saves your life

WhatsApp is a messaging tool, a file-sharing platform, a payment portal, and now it's also a life-saver.

13 Apr 2018

West Bengal

Calcutta HC stays WB panchayat polls till further orders

The Calcutta HC has stayed the panchayat election process in West Bengal, till further orders.

11 Mar 2018

West Bengal

Taslima Nasrin's book once banned by Bengal now in English

Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasrin's book "Dwikhandito" (Split in two), which was banned by the Left Front government in West Bengal as well as the government of Bangladesh for allegedly hurting the sentiments of the Muslim community, is now available in English.

05 Mar 2018

Kolkata Police

Kolkata: Fire erupts in a Calcutta HC judge's chamber

A major fire erupted in the chamber of a Calcutta High Court judge, Justice Joymalya Bagchi, in the court premises at around 9am. It was located on the first floor of the Centenary Building of the HC.

18 Oct 2017

Mamata Banerjee

Darjeeling crisis: Mamata vindicated as Calcutta HC stays forces' removal

The Calcutta HC put a stay on the Centre's decision of pulling out 10 of 15 companies of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) deployed in strife-torn Darjeeling.

07 Sep 2017


ITC files Rs. 1,000 cr defamation suit against IiAS

A Rs. 1,000-crore defamation suit has been filed by ITC against proxy advisory firm IiAS at the Calcutta High Court.

17 Jul 2017


This Supreme Court judge can be impeached, if found guilty!

A probe against two sitting Odisha High Court judges saw the name of a senior Supreme Court Justice crop up during the course.

09 May 2017


Karnan's revenge- 8 SC Judges slapped with rigorous imprisonment, fine

Alleging caste discrimination, controversial Calcutta High Court judge Justice C S Karnan, on Monday ordered a punishment of 5 years of rigorous imprisonment and a fine worth Rs. 1 lakh each on 8 Supreme Court judges including the Chief Justice of India Jagdish Khehar.

25% of husband's net salary 'proper amount' for alimony: SC

The Supreme Court has stated that 25% of a man's net salary constitutes a "just and proper" amount to be paid as alimony to his estranged wife.

20 Mar 2017

West Bengal

Narada sting case: Third big blow to Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee called the Calcutta High Court's verdict in the Narada sting-operation case the "most unfortunate" of its kind.

26 Jan 2017


Is sale of sex toys in India legal?

Adult products are openly sold in India however it's unclear whether it's legal to do so.