Calcutta High Court
04 Feb 2021
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
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.
16 Aug 2020
West Bengal Governor miffed as CM skips Independence Day event
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar expressed his annoyance over Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's absence at a traditional tea party at the Raj Bhawan to celebrate the 74th Independence Day on Saturday.
15 Jun 2019
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.
20 Mar 2019
India's first Lokpal: President Kovind appoints chief, eight other members
After years of delay, India got its first Lokpal on Tuesday as President Ram Nath Kovind appointed its chief and eight other members.
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.
04 Feb 2019
Mamata Didi wants to 'save democracy'. Here's why it's ironical
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has gone on an overdrive to 'save democracy'.
06 Jan 2019
After endorsing 'Mamata Banerjee for PM', Dilip Ghosh says 'impossible'
West Bengal BJP Chief Dilip Ghosh, who recently said state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee could become Prime Minister, has now said there is no such possibility.
24 Dec 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
07 Aug 2018
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.
20 Jul 2018
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
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
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 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
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
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: 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.
28 Oct 2017
Darjeeling crisis: SC allows troop withdrawal, Centre scores over Mamata!
Reprimanding the Mamata Banerjee-led WB government, SC allowed the Centre to withdraw seven companies of the Central Armed Paramilitary forces (CAPF) from the troubled Darjeeling and Kalimpong districts.
18 Oct 2017
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.
24 Sep 2017
Idol immersion: WB won't challenge HC order, but finds loophole
The WB government won't move the SC against the Calcutta HC's order allowing Durga idol immersion on Muharram.
21 Sep 2017
HC cancels Mamata Banerjee's 'no immersion during Muharram' order
The Calcutta HC has struck down CM Mamata Banerjee's order prohibiting immersion of Durga idols during Muharram.
07 Sep 2017
Mamata and the Hindu right-wing are again at loggerheads
BJP President Amit Shah has been denied permission to host a rally at Netaji Indoor Stadium when he would visit West Bengal between September 11 and 13. This is on the heels of RSS supremo Mohan Bhagwat being denied permission at Mahajati Sadan, a WB government-run auditorium.
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.
25 Aug 2017
Mamata's moves: Is she anti-Hindu or are they political gimmicks?
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee ordered that there will be no Durga idol immersion on Muharram (Oct 1) and in case of non-adherence, action will be taken.
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.
21 Jun 2017
No relief for Karnan as SC refuses suspension of imprisonment
The SC has refused to suspend a six-month jail term for former Calcutta HC judge CS Karnan, who was arrested yesterday after staying in hiding for more than a month.
20 Jun 2017
Justice Karnan arrested in Coimbatore
CS Karnan, a retired Calcutta High Court Justice, who was in hiding since 9 May was arrested today.
12 Jun 2017
Justice Karnan the first HC judge to retire while absconding
Justice CS Karnan, a man of many firsts, breaks another record today: he is now the first HC judge to retire while absconding.