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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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