Calcutta High Court
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
20 Mar 2017
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.
14 Sep 2016
Didi to return Singur land to farmers
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is set to return land from the controversial Singur land deal, back to the farmers who were affected.
06 Sep 2016
Singur Land case: SC bench delivers two separate judgments
A two-judge bench of the Supreme Court comprising Justices Arun Mishra and Gopal Gowda delivered different judgments on the Singur land acquisition case's two major disputes.
31 Aug 2016
Supreme Court strikes down Left's Singur land deal
In a major set-back to Tata Motors, SC cancelled the CPI(M) government's 2006 land acquisition made for Tata Nano factory in Singur and asked the West Bengal Government to reclaim and distribute it to farmers within 12 weeks.