Calcutta High Court

  • West Bengal government to appeal against HC order on TMC MP Tapas Pal Yesterday

    Kolkata: West Bengal government on Tuesday decided to appeal before a division bench of Calcutta High Court challenging a single bench order that directed registration of an FIR against Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal for his controversial comments against women and a CID probe into it. "A decision has been taken...
  • Calcutta High Court directs CID to probe, submit report on Tapas Pal hate speech 2 days ago

    Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court has directed the West Bengal CID to investigate and submit a report on Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal hate speech by September 1. The court pulled up the West Bengal Police for gross dereliction of duty and for turning a blind eye on the complaints registered...
  • PIL seeking suo motu police FIR registration against Pal filed July 2, 2014

    Kolkata: A PIL was filed before the Calcutta High Court on Wednesday seeking suo motu registration of FIR by the West Bengal Police and penal action against Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal who is in the eye of a storm over his derogatory comments against women. Samit Sanyal, a lawyer, filed...
  • Calcutta HC expresses anguish over Mamata sharing dais with murder accused April 10, 2014

    The Calcutta High Court on Thursday expressed anguish over West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's sharing dais with a Trinamool Congress leader accused in a murder case and directed the DGP to appear before it to clarify why action was not taken against him so far. Showing Thursday's newspapers to the...
  • HC to decide on Saradha petitioner's plea today January 30, 2014

    Kolkata: A division bench of the Calcutta High Court, which passed directions on the multi-crore Saradha scam case earlier, will decide on Thursday whether it will continue to hear the matter following a petitioner's plea to release the case. The bench, presided by Justice Asim Kumar Banerjee, will take a call...
  • WB: Damayanti Sen to investigate Madhyamgram rape and murder case January 20, 2014

    Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court entrusted West Bengal DIG CID Damayanti Sen with the task of investigating the entire episode of the Madhyamgram gangrape and alleged murder case. Sen has to choose her own team for this purpose and has to submit the report directly to the court and it will...
  • Kolkata gangrape: WB government proposes Damayanti Sen's name to probe case January 17, 2014

    The West Bengal government on Friday proposed before the Calcutta High Court the name of IPS officer Damayanti Sen, who had solved the sensational Park Street gangrape case, to head a special investigation team to probe the alleged murder and gangrape incident in Madhyamgram. Advocate General Bimal Chatterjee, submitting before Justice...
  • Kolkata: Special HC bench to take up Netaji case January 16, 2014

    The Calcutta High Court on Thursday ordered constitution of a special bench to take up a petition demanding declassification of secret documents on the mystery surrounding the disappearance of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. Hearing the PIL filed by Kolkata-based NGO India's Smile, Chief Justice Arun Mishra said the special division bench...
  • Give protection to Kolkata rape victim's family: HC to WB government January 9, 2014

    Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court has asked the West Bengal government to reply within 7 days on whether it wants an inquiry by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into into the Kolkata rape and alleged murder case. The court has directed the government to ensure protection to the victim's family....
  • West Bengal: Tata wants to retain Singur land, keen on returing November 12, 2013

    Tata Motors, on Tuesday, told the Supreme Court that it wanted to keep the leasehold rights over the 997 acre land, allotted by the Left Front government at Singur in West Bengal as it is keen on returning to the state with next phase of expansion of the Nano car...
  • Casino ads at Eden Gardens create flutter November 8, 2013

    Kolkata: Gambling in India being restricted, advertisement by two Sri Lankan casinos at the Eden Gardens hosting the India-West Indies Test match caught the fancy of spectators. The large banners atop the stand bearing the name of two Colombo-based casinos became the talking point during the match. The organisers, the Cricket Association...
  • Herd of Elephants enters town, damages 'Gibraltar House' September 9, 2013

    A herd of 15 elephants, on Monday, damaged the 'Gibraltar House' built by a judge of the Calcutta High Court at Kanhari Hills in Hazaribagh town 150 years ago. The elephants damaged the "Gibraltar House", built by late S C Mallick, a judge of the Calcutta High Court but none was...
  • Mamata govt requests HC for direction on compensation by GJM September 9, 2013

    Kolkata: West Bengal government on Monday pleaded before the Calcutta High Court to ask the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) to pay Rs 69.163 crore as compensation for losses caused to public and private property during its agitation demanding a separate state in the Darjeeling Hills. Submitting a report before a division...
  • Gorkha Janmukti Morcha moves SC against ban on its shutdown September 9, 2013

    The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) has moved the Supreme Court challenging a Calcutta High Court order declaring as illegal and unconstitutional its ongoing shutdown in West Bengal's Darjeeling hills, a lawyer said in Kolkata on Monday. Counsel for the Gorkha outfit Abhijit Bose told a high court division bench of Chief...
  • WB government's allowance for Imams and Muezzins unconstitutional: Calcutta HC September 2, 2013

    Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court on Monday ruled that an allowance announced by West Bengal government for Imams and Muezzins was unconstitutional and against public interest. A division bench comprising Justice Pranab Kumar Chattopadhyay and Justice M P Shrivastava passed the order on a petition challenging the announcement. The court said the...
  • Mamata's allowance to imams unconstitutional: Calcutta High Court September 2, 2013

    Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court on Monday declared the monthly allowances given to Imams and muezzins by the West Bengal government as unconstitutional. A division bench of Justice Pranab Kumar Chattopadhyay and Murari Prasad Shrivastava gave the ruling while hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by the state unit of...
  • GJM calls 48-hour shut down in Darjeeling to condemn arrest of its leaders August 22, 2013

    The GJM, demanding a Gorkhaland state, on Thursday called a fresh 48-hour shut down in Darjeeling from August 24 after the arrest of two of its top leaders, even though the Calcutta High Court has expressed displeasure at violation of its order holding such bandhs illegal. "The Hills will be closed...
  • WB: GJM bandh enters 11th day, 200 protestors arrested so far August 13, 2013

    Darjeeling:The bandh called by Gorkha Janmukti Morcha entered its 11th day on Tuesday. Close to 200 GJM protestors have been arrested, increasing tensions in Darjeeling. The GJM has been protesting since August 3 for granting a statehood to Gorkhaland. Even as Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has given an ultimatum, the cracks...
  • WB panchayat polls: Fourth phase begins, 4 killed in Birbhum July 22, 2013

    Birbhum: The fourth phase of West Bengal panchayat polls began on Monday amidst more violence. Four people have been killed in Birbhum. Three bodies have been recovered and all are believed to CPI activists. They had been missing since Sunday night. The fourth person was killed in Mauryeswar. Clashes between CPI(M)...
  • Barasat gangrape case: President assures victim's family of justice July 15, 2013

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday assured Barasat gangrape victim's family of justice in the case. The victim's family met the President and sought Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) intervention in the case. The family also requested him for a speedy trial in the case. "We have no faith...
  • Calcutta High Court to monitor Kamduni investigation July 4, 2013

    Kolkata/Barasat: The Calcutta High Court on Thursday said it would monitor the CID investigation into the Kamduni gangrape and murder case and also questioned the justification of state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's fixing of a time frame for completing the probe. A division bench comprising Chief Justice Arun Mishra and Justice...
  • WB Panchayat polls: SC seeks security details from State and Centre June 26, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notices to the West Bengal government and the Centre over security arrangements for tghe upcoming Panchayat elections in the state. The apex court has sought a reply by June 28 as to how the governments will meet the security requirement for conducting...
  • West Bengal government proposes to have Panchayat polls in 4 phases June 25, 2013

    Kolkata: The West Bengal proposed to have Panchayat polls in four phases from the original three phases. The decision was taken at a meeting on Tuesday attended by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Chief Secretary and Home Secretary while the hearing was still on in the Calcutta High Court. According to the...
  • Centre says cannot provide security forces during WB Panchayat polls June 25, 2013

    Kolkata: The Centre has on Tuesday reiterated that it cannot provide security forces to the West Bengal government for conducting the three-phased Panchayat polls next month. The Centre said that it has already deployed forces in rescue operations in flood-hit Uttarakhand and in anti-Naxal operations. The state government has demanded...
  • WB Panchayat polls: HC to hear case on deployment of central forces June 25, 2013

    Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday is likely to hear the case on the deployment of central forces during Panchayat elections in the state. The state government is expected to inform the court that it has not received any response from the Union Home Ministry regarding troop deployment. Chief...
  • HC slams Centre for not providing security during WB Panchayat polls June 24, 2013

    Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court on Monday has slammed the Centre for not providing adequate forces for the state Panchayat elections, when it has provided such forces to other states. The state government and the State Election Commission (SEC) have locked horns over the issue of security for the polls. The...
  • WB chit fund scam: Court refuses CBI probe June 19, 2013

    Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court on refused to grant the prayer for a CBI investigation into the multi-crore Saradha chitfund scam at the present stage. A division bench comprising Justice AK Banerjee and Justice MK Chaudhuri, passing its order on PILs seeking CBI probe into the scam, refused the prayer...
  • HC directs WB govt to file affidavit in Barasat gangrape-murder case June 12, 2013

    Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court has directed the state government to file an affidavit on the progress made in investigations in the Barasat gangrape and murder case. Seven people have been arrested so far. The court gave the order while hearing a PIL seeking an SIT probe. Last Friday, a 20-year-old...
  • WB Panchayat polls to be held on July 2, 6 and 10 May 17, 2013

    Kolkata: The West Bengal Election Commission on Friday announced dates for the Panchayat elections in the state. The elections will be held in three phases on July 2, 6 and 10. The results will be announced three days later. The state government's demand for a two-phase polling was earlier shot down...
  • WB panchayat polls: Govt, EC likely to meet on Thursday May 15, 2013

    Kolkata: A day after the Calcutta High Court directed the West Bengal government and the State Election Commission to mutually decide on dates for the panchayat election, a move has been initiated by both to hold a meeting on Thursday. The meeting will take place amidst a deadline set by the...