Calcutta

  • 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,...
  • Mohun Bagan-East Bengal derby clash on August 31 26-06-2014 10:14 PM

    Kolkata: Bitter foes Mohun Bagan and East Bengal will clash in the season's first local derby in the Calcutta Football League (Premier Division) fixture at Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan on August 31. One of the oldest football leagues of the world, the CFL Premier Division will kick off with defending...
  • A Kolkata you haven't seen in your lifetime: 100 years of Calcutta in 30 stunning, black and white images you'll love 21-04-2014 02:36 PM

    For some of us, Calcutta isn't a city. It's a way of life. The city's lean, grimy skyscrapers jostle for space with majestic, colonial architecture. Tracks for trams crisscross the rain-washed roads and the pavements are the domain of small-scale businesses flourishing just as well as the swarms of mosquitoes...
  • 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...
  • Mohun Bagan win grudge match, but East Bengal claim Calcutta Premier Division title 11-01-2014 10:12 PM

    Kolkata: Mohun Bagan spoiled East Bengal's CFL Premier Division triumph party with a 1-0 derby win to end the local league on a high in front of more than a 50,000 strong crowd at the Yuba Bharati Krirangan on Saturday. Japanese recruit Katsumi Yusa struck with a left-footer to the...
  • 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...
  • Watch: National anthem completes 102 years 27-12-2013 09:03 PM

    The national anthem has completed 102 years today. It was first sung on this day in 1911 at the Calcutta Session of the Indian National Congress. ...
  • 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...
  • IIM-C tops in finance among global 70 B-schools 26-09-2013 06:18 PM

    Kolkata: The Indian Institute of Management - Calcutta (IIM-C), the country's premier B-School, has bagged another laurel and the top spot in finance among the world's leading 70 business schools, a statement said Thursday. The finance module, included in the Master of Management programme offered by the institute, has been...
  • From Calcutta to Kolkata: Different names, similar problems 14-09-2013 05:10 PM

    Kolkata:Observing that problems that plagued Kolkata (then Calcutta) during British rule have persisted, two West Bengal archivists Friday cited as example the decision to shift the state secretariat - albeit temporarily. "The circle has been completed in one aspect... the Writers' Building was made the office of the Bengal secretariat...
  • Jhumpa Lahiri's 'The Lowland' shortlisted for Man Booker Prize 10-09-2013 05:49 PM

    Indian-American author Jhumpa Lahiri has made it to this year's Man Booker Prize shortlist for her new fiction 'The Lowland', an intimate portrayal of two brothers set in Kolkata of the 1960's. Her tale, set in the suburban streets of Calcutta of the 1960s and told through the eyes of...
  • 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...
  • Indra Nooyi and Padmasree Warrior have much in common 01-07-2013 03:50 PM

    Indra Nooyi Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo Age: 57 Earned her Bachelors in physics, chemistry and mathematics from Madras Christian College in 1974. MBA, IIM-Calcutta, 1976. Master of Public and Private Management, Yale University, 1980 Married to Raj Nooyi; has two daughters, Preetha and Tara Earned $12.6 million last year High...
  • 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...