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Delhi HC stays Rs 50L fine on Kolkata company in coal scam case

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The Delhi High Court today stayed a trial court order imposing a fine of Rs 50 lakh on a Kolkata-based iron and steel company in connection with a coal scam case. Justice Anu Malhotra put on the hold till January 22, the next date of hearing, the special CBI court’s order to deposit the fine. […]

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Kolkata court convicts Bangladeshi for raping nun in convent

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A city court today convicted a Bangladeshi man for raping a septuagenarian nun in West Bengal’s Ranaghat town during a dacoity at a convent in 2015. Additional Sessions Judge Kumkum Sinha termed the incident as a matter of shame in a state where Sister Nivedita and Mother Teresa had worked for the people. The quantum […]

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SC allows woman to abort 26-week foetus due to abnormalities

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The Supreme Court today permitted a woman, who is in her 26th week of pregnancy, to abort her foetus that is suffering from severe cardiac ailments. A bench of Justice Dipak Misra and M Khanwilkar said the procedure of termination of pregnancy should be carried out “forthwith” at the SSKM Hospital in Kolkata. The direction […]

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Bhangor violence accused sent to 8-day CID custody

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A sub-divisional court today remanded a woman CPI(ML) Red Star leader and two others, arrested for allegedly inciting violence in the Bhangor area over the construction of a Power Grid sub-station, to CID custody till February 3. The Baruipur sub-divisional court remanded Sarmishta Choudhury and two others to CID custody for eight days on the […]

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Calcutta High Court allows RSS to hold programme at Brigade

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The Calcutta High Court today allowed the RSS to hold a programme, which is to be attended by its supremo Mohan Bhagwat, at the Brigade Parade Ground here tomorrow. Rejecting refusal of permission by Kolkata Police, Justice Joymalyo Bagchi directed that the programme be held at Brigade Parade Ground, subject to some restrictions including a […]

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Kunal Ghosh, Sudipta Sen’s JC extended

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A Kolkata court today extended the judicial remand of suspended Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha MP Kunal Ghosh, Saradha group chairman Sudipta Sen and his close associate Debjani Mukherjee till January 11 next year. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Arvind Mishra passed the order. The counsel for the accused trio expressed opposition when CBI said it was ready to […]

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Ex-Bengal minister Madan Mitra’s JC extended

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A Kolkata court today extended the judicial custody of former West Bengal minister and Trinamool Congress leader Madan Mitra, an accused in the Saradha chit fund scam, by another 14 days till December 17. Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Sougata Roy Chowdhury remanded Mitra, who was present in the court room, to 14 days’ judicial custody. Though […]

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Police nod to grill Rose Valley chief at Kolkata jail

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A Jalpaiguri court today allowed Jalpaiguri district police to interrogate chairman of ponzi firm Rose Valley Group, Gautam Kundu, at Presidency Correctional Home inKolkata in connection with a case of cheating of Rs 2.40 lakh. The Jalpaiguri district court also directed the police to take Kundu to the Presidency Correctional Home, where he will be […]

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TET results not before paper leak probe is over

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The results of primary teachers’ recruitment examination would not be published before an investigation into the allegations of question paper leak is completed, Advocate General of West Bengal assured Calcutta High Courttoday. There were 23 lakh examinees for the TET examination for nearly 40,000 vacancies. On a petition seeking an independent investigation into the allegation […]

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HC extends Red FM licence for Del, Mum, Kolkata

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In a relief to radio channel Red FM, Delhi High Court today extended its licence to operate in the national capital as well as in Mumbai and Kolkata till further orders on the company’s plea seeking direction to the Centre to allow it to migrate to phase III from II. Justice R S Endlaw extended […]

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Court issues arrest warrant against TMC MP

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A city court has issued an arrest warrant against Trinamool Congress Lok Sabha MP Prasun Banerjee for allegedly slapping a constable in January. Bidhannagar Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate A K Ghosh directed the police to take Banerjee into custody and produce him before his court by July 17. “Banerjee has been booked under Section 186 (obstructing […]

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Tutor Puja Singh in judicial custody

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Home tutor Puja Singh, who was caught on camera brutally beating up a three-year-old child at Lake Town in the northern fringe of the city, was Saturday remanded in police custody by a court in Salt Lake. Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Apurba Kumar Ghosh of Bidhannagar court remanded her to five days police custody. She […]

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LeT member sent to PC in Delhi terror plot case

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An alleged member of banned Lashkar-e-Toiba, serving life term in Kolkata for his role in the 2001 Partha Roy Burman kidnapping case, has been remanded in police custody till August 2 by a Delhi court in connection with a case of conspiracy to carry out terror attacks here. District Judge I S Mehta allowed the […]

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Sex workers’ body to set up RTI centres in four metros

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The All India Network of Sex Workers will set up RTI centres in the four metros – Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai – to enable community members get information from government officers in their fight to get their rightful place in society. “The AINSW will have one RTI centre each in four metropolises – Kolkata, […]

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SC sets deadline for making 3 NGT benches functional

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April 30 as deadline has been set by the Supreme Court for making functional benches of National Green Tribunal (NGT) at Bhopal, Pune and Kolkata, failure of which will require presence of their senior officials before it. The date has been extended by the apex court the January 31 deadline after it was informed that authorities in Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra […]

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Conference on freedom of sex workers

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On Saturday Kolkata will host a conference on freedom of sex workers. 550 sex workers representatives from about 44 countries will participate in the event. The two-day event, to be held on July 21 and 22, will run parallel to the XIX International AIDS Conference being organized in Washington DC from Sunday. The sex workers […]

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SC seeks govt’s reply on ‘killings’ by BSF

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The Supreme Court(SC) today sought the Centre’s reply on a plea for probe into the alleged torture and extra-judicial killings by the Border Security Force(BSF) personnel in the border area of West Bengal.  A bench of justices B S Chauhan and Swatanter Kumar asked the government to file its response within three weeks.  The court’s […]

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Apex court gives bail to Kolkata businessman

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The Supreme Court Monday granted bail to businessman Prabhu Shankar Agarwal, owner of the Haldiram Bhujiawala shop in Kolkota, who was awarded life sentence for attempting to kill the owner of a tea stall adjacent to his outlet. Agarwal was convicted for criminal conspiracy and attempt to murder tea stall owner Promod Sharma alias Thakur, […]

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Court okays curbs on buses in Kolkata

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The Supreme Court has upheld the West Bengal government’s power to prevent stage carriage buses entering Kolkata in order to decongest roads and curb pollution. The apex court verdict was delivered by a bench of Justices R.V. Raveendran and P. Sathasivam Monday, upholding the West Bengal State Transport Authority’s power to deny permits or curtail […]

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