Thursday, 18 August, 2022
TopicCalcutta High Court

Topic: Calcutta High Court

ED arrests Mamata Banerjee close aide & Minister Partha Chatterjee in teacher recruitment scam

ED officials have also detained Chatterjee's 'close aide' Arpita Mukherjee, after Rs 20 crore in cash was recovered from one of her properties during raids Friday.

Sealed cover report, stay on order for CBI inquiry — why Calcutta HC judges are at odds

Justice Abhijit Gangopadhyay ordered suspect in ‘scam’ to submit details, but division bench let him to do so in sealed cover. Same bench earlier stayed Gangopadhyay’s orders.

Calcutta HC orders CBI to probe Bengal violence where 8 were burnt alive

The court overruled the state's investigation and asked the central agency to submit its report on April 7.

‘Not saleable commodity’, says Calcutta HC judge after lawyer asks him for ‘favourable’ verdict

Justice Shekhar B. Saraf recuses from case, calling the matter ‘unfortunate’. Harish Salve, appearing for same petitioner as errant lawyer, also withdraws, calling it ‘obnoxious’.

Calcutta HC lawyers write to CJI, call out TMC MP Kalyan Banerjee’s ‘misconduct’ as advocate

Letter comes while Kalyan Banerjee is facing anger from TMC workers for speaking out against CM’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee. He hints it’s a result of that, says ‘Didi is watching’.

Covid risk low during dip in flowing river, salty sea — what Bengal told HC on Ganga Sagar Mela

Bengal cites argument to explain why it is not in favour of Ganga Sagar Mela being cancelled. Virologist says 'factors like wind speed or salinity have no role in transmission of virus'.

Central govt’s modus operandi in Alapan case reeks of malafides, Calcutta HC order says

HC says CAT order to unilaterally transfer petition by Bengal’s ex-chief secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay to principal bench ‘shocks judicial conscience’.

Sourav Ganguly was ‘able to play with the system’, Calcutta HC says, cancels land allotment

Calcutta High Court pulls up West Bengal govt, Sourav Ganguly for not following procedure in land allotment done in February 2013, holds that no one is exclusive or above the law.

Calcutta HC dismisses petition on Bhabanipur by-election, polls to be held on 30 September

The court termed West Bengal Chief Secretary's letter to EC as 'inappropriate'. The letter had said that a 'constitutional crisis' would occur if by-poll to Bhabanipur was not held.

Recommended twice for elevation, but this lawyer yet to be appointed as judge to Calcutta HC

Advocate Sakya Sen's name was recommended for elevation as a judge to the Calcutta HC twice by both the SC and high court collegium.

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Bihar Chief minister Nitish Kumar with Deputy CM Tejaswi Yadav | ANI File Photo

Operation Lantern fails to light up in Bihar. And BJP in search of a Brahmin face in UP

The no-fuss change of government in Bihar, without horse-trading or MLAs in resorts, has prompted a coalition partner to request the CM to make arrangements for a trip to a hill station.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


(From left) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, US Secretary of Defence Lloyd J. Austin and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken after the India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue, in Washington, 12 April, 2022 | Credit: ANI Photo/ PIB

USAF secy needs Pentagon escort but Indian attaché doesn’t — that’s how deep India-US ties are

Frank Kendall, Secretary of the US Air Force, says the unescorted access to Pentagon for Indian defence attaché 'is aligned with the trust and cooperation we share'.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.