CALCUTTA HIGH COURT

  • BJP's Amit Shah will finally hold his rally in Kolkata today November 30, 2014

    Kolkata: Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah will finally hold his rally in Kolkata on Sunday. On Saturday, clashes erupted between BJP and TMC party workers in the Parui area of Birbhum. Shah's rally, was given a green signal by the city municipal corporation and fire department. "The Kolkata Municipal Corporation...
  • Calcutta HC appoints special officers to decide proposed BJP rally in Kolkata on Sunday November 28, 2014

    Kolkata: The Calcutta High court has appointed two special officers from the Kolkata municipal corporation and from the West Bengal fire services department to take the final call on Saturday about the compliance norms for the proposed BJP rally by its national president Amit Shah on Sunday. The special officers...
  • Amit Shah denied permission for rally in Kolkata, BJP says willl wait for HC order November 24, 2014

    Kolkata: The state unit of BJP on Monday expressed confidence of holding the proposed meeting of BJP president Amit Shah in the city on November 30. "We are confident that Amit Shah's meeting will take place in the city. We will also wait for the High Court order on the...
  • Two years for me were really painful: Pinki Pramanik September 13, 2014

    It was a big victory for Pinki Pramanik after the Calcutta High Court dropped all charges against the Asian Games gold medallist. ...
  • Calcutta High Court drops charges against athlete Pinki Pramanik September 12, 2014

    The Calcutta high court on Friday quashed all criminal charges, including the charge sheet filed by the police, against 2006 Asian Games gold medallist athlete Pinki Pramanik. Justice Subrata Talukdar ordered that all charges framed against Prinki be dropped. Pinki was accused in 2012 by her livein partner Anamika Acharya of being...
  • West Bengal: HC asks CID to probe disappearance of girl from Murshidabad September 10, 2014

    Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court on Wednesday directed the CID to investigate the case of missing of a minor girl from her relative's place in Murshidabd district and asked the agency to file a progress report within 15 days. Justice Nadira Patherya expressed her displeasure at the nonprogress in investigation...
  • West Bengal DGP gives clean chit to TMC leaders in Sagar Ghosh murder case September 4, 2014

    Kolkata: The West Bengal Director General of Police (DGP) GMP Reddy on Thursday gave a clean chit to Birbhum district Trinamool Congress leaders Anubrata Mondal and Bikash Roy Chowdhury in the Sagar Ghosh murder case. The DGP appeared before the Calcutta High Court and defended the Special Investigative Team (SIT) move...
  • Rape remark: Calcutta HC extends stay on CID probe against TMC's Tapas Pal August 13, 2014

    Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court has extended the stay on a CID probe into the case against Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal by another three weeks. The case has been transferred to Chief Justice's bench court. Earlier, the TMC had appealed against a single bench order to transfer the case...
  • West Bengal government to appeal against HC order on TMC MP Tapas Pal July 29, 2014

    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 July 28, 2014

    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 multicrore 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 Kolkatabased 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 IndiaWest Indies Test match caught the fancy of spectators. The large banners atop the stand bearing the name of two Colombobased 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 48hour shut down in Darjeeling to condemn arrest of its leaders August 22, 2013

    The GJM, demanding a Gorkhaland state, on Thursday called a fresh 48hour 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...