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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'.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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: 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.

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.

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

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.

Narada sting case: Third big blow to Mamata Banerjee

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.

Didi to return Singur land to farmers

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.

Singur Land case: SC bench delivers two separate judgments

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.

Supreme Court strikes down Left's Singur land deal

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.