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

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.

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

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.

No interference in marriage as per choice: Calcutta HC

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.

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

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.

West Bengal Governor miffed as CM skips Independence Day event

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.

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

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.

India's first Lokpal: President Kovind appoints chief, eight other members

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.

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

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.

Mamata Didi wants to 'save democracy'. Here's why it's ironical

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'.

After endorsing 'Mamata Banerjee for PM', Dilip Ghosh says 'impossible'

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

BJP hopes to start Rath Yatra today: WB party chief

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.

Calcutta HC orders appointment of counselors in all schools

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.

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

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.

SC to hear plea challenging WB granting Durga Puja funds

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

West Bengal panchayat polls postponed to May 14

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.

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

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.

Calcutta HC stays WB panchayat polls till further orders

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Darjeeling crisis: SC allows troop withdrawal, Centre scores over Mamata!

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.

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

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.

Idol immersion: WB won't challenge HC order, but finds loophole

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.

HC cancels Mamata Banerjee's 'no immersion during Muharram' order

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.

Mamata and the Hindu right-wing are again at loggerheads

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.

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

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.

Mamata's moves: Is she anti-Hindu or are they political gimmicks?

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.

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

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.

No relief for Karnan as SC refuses suspension of imprisonment

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.

Justice Karnan arrested in Coimbatore

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.

Justice Karnan the first HC judge to retire while absconding

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.