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Cal HC asks Centre, Bengal govt to reply on allegations of ill-prepared lockdown easing

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The Calcutta High Court has directed the Centre and the West Bengal government to file separate reports on allegations that the lockdown was being eased without taking necessary steps to curb the spread of coronavirus. A division bench comprising Chief Justice T B N Radhakrishnan and Justice Arijit Banerjee directed the Union of India and the […]

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Calcutta HC : No Police Man can seize Driving License except when in Uniform.

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A person is not obliged to hand over his driving licence on demand to a Police Officer who is not in his uniform, in view of Section 130 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988.”, held Calcutta High Court in one of its recent judgement. The decision came out in (Suryaneel Das v. State of West Bengal & Ors) The […]

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Ensure law & order during trade unions’ strike: Calcutta High Court to WB govt

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The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday directed the West Bengal government to take necessary steps for ensuring law and order in the state in view of a nationwide strike called by 10 central trade unions on Wednesday. The high court was hearing a PIL moved by a practising lawyer seeking a direction to the state […]

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Bhatpara TMC councillors move appeal against Calcutta High Court.

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Trinamool Congress councillors on Friday moved an appeal before a division bench of the Calcutta High Court, challenging a single bench order that set aside a no-confidence motion brought by the party against the chairman of Bhatpara Municipality. The division bench comprising Justices Dipankar Datta and Protik Prakash Banerjee directed that the matter would be […]

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Bhatpara TMC councillors move appeal against Calcutta High Court.

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Trinamool Congress councillors on Friday moved an appeal before a division bench of the Calcutta High Court, challenging a single bench order that set aside a no-confidence motion brought by the party against the chairman of Bhatpara Municipality. The division bench comprising Justices Dipankar Datta and Protik Prakash Banerjee directed that the matter would be […]

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Calcutta High Court stresses on mediation to reduce backlog of cases.

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With the number of pending litigations before it touching 2.29 lakh, the Calcutta High Court is stressing on alternative dispute redressal mechanism like mediation to reduce the backlog. The high court is encouraging litigants involved in various disputes, from commercial to matrimonial issues, to go for mediation to resolve their differences, instead of fighting their […]

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Metro project: Calcutta High Court gives permission to move tunnel-boring machine up to 5 metres

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The Calcutta High Court allowed the Kolkata Metro Railway Corporation (KMRC) on Monday to move a tunnel-boring machine up to five metres in the city’s Bowbazar area, where an aquifer burst in August during drilling operations, leading to several houses collapsing. The KMRC had moved the high court seeking its permission to move the machine […]

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Saradha scam: Calcutta High Court vacates order granting protection from arrest to ex-top cop

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The Calcutta High Court on Friday vacated its order granting protection from arrest to former Kolkata Police commissioner Rajeev Kumar in connection with the Saradha chit fund scam. The court also rejected Kumar’s prayer for quashing of a CBI notice that sought his appearance for questioning in the case. Kumar, who is currently the West […]

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Calcutta High Court to hear Mukul Roy’s anticipatory bail plea on Friday

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The Calcutta High Court on Friday will hear an anticipatory bail plea of BJP leader Mukul Roy in a case of alleged payout for a railway panel membership. His protection from arrest will expire on Thursday midnight. A division bench of justices S Munshi and S Dasgupta, before whom Roy’s anticipatory bail plea was mentioned […]

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Calcutta High Court grants interim protection to MP Soumitra Khan who has joined BJP

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The Calcutta High Court on Monday gave MP Soumitra Khan, who had recently joined the BJP after quitting Trinamool Congress, interim protection from arrest for four weeks in connection with cases of allegedly taking money on the promise of giving jobs. Hearing an application by the Bishnupur MP for anticipatory bail in connection with the […]

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Calcutta High Court partially stays WB notification banning motorcycle sale to people without driving licence

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 The Calcutta High Court today partially stayed a West Bengal Transport Department notification banning sale of motorcycles to those who do not have a driving licence. A consortium of motorcycle manufacturers challenged the state transport department’s notification that provided guidelines on sale of two-wheelers to people claiming that it was impractical since a section of […]

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Calcutta High Court, directed government, no slaughter of animals in any open public place

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Kolkata: The West Bengal High Court directed Mamta Banarjee, government to insure that there was no slaughter of animals in any open public place. The High Court  also directed the state authorities to do needful exercise to ensure that the provisions of West Bengal Animal Slaughter Control Act 1950 were implemented prior to the observance of […]

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Calcutta High Court grants anticipatory bail to BJP leader Mukul Roy

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The Calcutta High Court today granted anticipatory bail to BJP leader and former railways minister Mukul Roy on a bond of Rs 50,000 in connection with a complaint over the death of his “mentor” Mrinal Kanti Singha Roy in 2015. A division bench comprising Justices Joymalyo Bagchi and R K Kapur directed Roy to meet […]

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Calcutta High Court asks CPI(M) to produce documents of those who failed to file nominations

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The Calcutta HC on Thursday directed petitioner Communist Party of India (Maoist) (CPI-M) to produce documents of individuals who, the party claimed, had failed to file nominations for the panchayat polls in West Bengal due to extraneous intervention. The CPI(M) has moved the appeal before a division bench of the court, praying for allowing such […]

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Calcutta High Court stays WB panchayat polls till further orders

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Displeased with the State Election Commission’s (SEC) decision to cancel its own order to extend the nomination process by a day, the Calcutta High Court today stayed the ongoing panchayat election process in West Bengal till further orders. Rejecting the SEC’s contention that the writ petition of the BJP was not maintainable, the court held […]

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Supreme Court allows Centre to withdraw CAPF force from Darjeeling hills

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The Supreme Court today allowed the Centre to withdraw the remaining four companies of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) from West Bengal’s violence hit Darjeeling area after March 8. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra considered Attorney General K K Venugopal’s submission that the deployment of the central armed forces fell under the Central […]

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Former Calcutta HC judge Karnan released from jail

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Former Calcutta High Court judge C S Karnan was released from jail today after serving a six- nonth sentence for contempt of court. The sentence was awarded by the Supreme Court in May. Karnan left the Presidency Correctional Home premises around 11.00 am, his wife Saraswati Karnan said. His wife and elder son, who reached […]

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Calcutta HC rejects ISIS operative’s bail prayer

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The Calcutta High Court today rejected the bail prayer of suspected ISIS operative Musa, who had allegedly planned to attack Mother House here and other places in West Bengal. Musa alias Md Mosiuddin had allegedly attacked a jail warden on December 4 inside the correctional home where he is lodged on judicial remand. The suspected […]

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Calcutta HC allows dyslexia patient to appear in class 12 exams

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The Calcutta High Court today allowed a dyslexia patient to appear for the class 12 CBSE board examination with subjects mutually agreed upon by him and his school, which had earlier been refused by the institution citing lack of infrastructure. Justice Tapabrata Chakraborti directed Kendriya Vidyalaya, Ballygunge, to allow Sankalpa Das as a special case […]

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Calcutta HC judge expresses displeasure over slack traffic management

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Calcutta High Court judge Debasish Kar Gupta today expressed displeasure over a section of civic police volunteers allowing government cars to illegally ferry passengers and slack traffic management on an arterial road in the city. On his way to the high court, Justice Kar Gupta had witnessed civic police volunteers allowing government cars pick up […]

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Calcutta HC stays withdrawal of central forces from Darjeeling Hills

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The Calcutta High Court today stayed the withdrawal of Central Armed Paramilitary Forces (CAPF) from Darjeeling hills, the scene of unrest over the statehood demand, till October 27, in a relief to the West Bengal government. Hearing a plea by the state against the Centre’s decision to withdraw CAPF from Darjeeling and Kalimpong districts, a […]

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HC lashes out at Centre on issue of dearth of judges

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 In a scathing attack on the Centre for delaying the appointment of judges, the Calcutta High Court has warned of “appropriate action” if urgent steps are not taken on it, while asking whether the nation could think of the Parliament functioning with half its strength. The “continued silence” of the Centre on appointing judges, despite […]

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Calcutta High Court stays sale of Bengal Chemicals excess land

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The Calcutta High Court today stayed the proposed sale of excess land of Bengal Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Limited, a Union government undertaking. Justice Debangshu Basak stayed the proposed sale of the land, slated for auction next week, on a petition by the company’s workers’ union opposing the proposed sale. Petitioner’s counsel Bikash Bhattacharya submitted to […]

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SC turns down Karnan’s interim bail plea

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The Supreme Court today refused to entertain former Calcutta High Court judge C S Karnan’s plea seeking interim bail and suspension of the six-month sentence awarded to him for contempt of court. A vacation bench of Justices D Y Chandrachud and S K Kaul said the court was duty-bound by the order of the seven-judge […]

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