Calcutta High Court

  • PIL seeking suo motu police FIR registration against Pal filed 02-07-2014 06:04 PM

    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,...
  • Calcutta HC expresses anguish over Mamata sharing dais with murder accused 10-04-2014 07:08 PM

    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...
  • HC to decide on Saradha petitioner's plea today 30-01-2014 10:13 AM

    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...
  • WB: Damayanti Sen to investigate Madhyamgram rape and murder case 20-01-2014 03:37 PM

    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...
  • Kolkata gangrape: WB government proposes Damayanti Sen's name to probe case 17-01-2014 05:38 PM

    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...
  • Kolkata: Special HC bench to take up Netaji case 16-01-2014 05:27 PM

    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...
  • Give protection to Kolkata rape victim's family: HC to WB government 09-01-2014 11:55 AM

    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...
  • West Bengal: Tata wants to retain Singur land, keen on returing 12-11-2013 10:44 PM

    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 08-11-2013 11:33 PM

    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...
  • Herd of Elephants enters town, damages 'Gibraltar House' 09-09-2013 06:41 PM

    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...
  • Mamata govt requests HC for direction on compensation by GJM 09-09-2013 06:09 PM

    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...
  • Gorkha Janmukti Morcha moves SC against ban on its shutdown 09-09-2013 06:04 PM

    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...
  • WB government's allowance for Imams and Muezzins unconstitutional: Calcutta HC 02-09-2013 09:14 PM

    Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court on Monday ruled that an allowance announced by West Bengal governmentfor 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...
  • Mamata's allowance to imams unconstitutional: Calcutta High Court 02-09-2013 07:31 PM

    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...
  • GJM calls 48-hour shut down in Darjeeling to condemn arrest of its leaders 22-08-2013 03:55 PM

    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...
  • WB: GJM bandh enters 11th day, 200 protestors arrested so far 13-08-2013 07:50 AM

    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...
  • WB panchayat polls: Fourth phase begins, 4 killed in Birbhum 22-07-2013 08:05 AM

    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...
  • Barasat gangrape case: President assures victim's family of justice 15-07-2013 03:29 PM

    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 04-07-2013 04:15 PM

    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...
  • WB Panchayat polls: SC seeks security details from State and Centre 26-06-2013 02:48 PM

    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 25-06-2013 03:48 PM

    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...
  • Centre says cannot provide security forces during WB Panchayat polls 25-06-2013 12:57 PM

    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 25-06-2013 09:09 AM

    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 24-06-2013 01:55 PM

    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....
  • WB chit fund scam: Court refuses CBI probe 19-06-2013 04:45 PM

    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 12-06-2013 01:41 PM

    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...
  • WB Panchayat polls to be held on July 2, 6 and 10 17-05-2013 04:55 PM

    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...
  • WB panchayat polls: Govt, EC likely to meet on Thursday 15-05-2013 05:56 PM

    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...
  • WB govt hails HC order on panchayat elections 14-05-2013 03:46 PM

    Kolkata: The West Bengal government on Tuesday hailed the Calcutta High Court order on panchayat elections as "historic." "This is a historic order of the hon'ble High Court and we are very happy," state panchayat minister Subrata Mukherjee said. A division bench of the Calcutta High Court on Tuesday rejected...
  • Paramilitary forces during WB Panchayat polls not necessary: HC 14-05-2013 01:11 PM

    Kolkata: In a breather for the Mamata Banerjee government, the division bench of the Calcutta High Court on Tuesday said that it is not mandatory to deploy central paramilitary forces for the upcoming Panchayat polls. The West Bengal government had appealed the higher bench after a single bench upheld the...