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PM Narendra Modi at a rally in Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal | Swapan Mahapatra/PTI

After CBI row, Modi & Mamata govts spar over Calcutta High Court bench in north Bengal

PM Narendra Modi inaugurated a circuit bench of the Calcutta High Court last week, at an event with no West Bengal government representative.
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Calcutta High Court declines an immediate hearing on West Bengal govt’s plea on CBI

Justice Shivakant Prasad refused to give the matter an immediate hearing and listed it for Tuesday.
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In the Supreme Court today, a busy day for the collegium

ThePrint looks at the decisions taken by the top court collegium on elevation of judges in six high courts.
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Remembering WC Bonnerjee, the first president of Indian National Congress

An advocate of the Swadeshi movement, Bonnerjee remains one of the youngest presidents of the Congress.

Calcutta High Court quashes order allowing BJP ‘rath yatra’ in Bengal

The Calcutta High Court was hearing an appeal moved by the West Bengal government challenging a single bench's order allowing the BJP's 'Rath Yatra'. Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court Friday quashed the single bench order that allowed BJP's 'Rath Yatra' in West Bengal. The Division bench comprising Chief Justice Debasish Kargupta and Justice Shampa Sarkar send the case back to the single bench to consider intelligence inputs by state agencies. The two judges' bench order came after hearing an appeal moved by the state government, challenging the Thursday order of the single bench. The Calcutta High Court on Thursday gave the go ahead for the BJP's 'Rath Yatra' in West Bengal, quashing the state government's decision to refuse permission over apprehensions of communal unrest but set some conditions. Among the conditions set by the court was that the BJP will be vicariously liable for any damage or loss of public property during the conduct of...
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Calcutta High Court allows BJP’s Rath Yatra, party to announce dates soon

The West Bengal government had refused permission for the BJP's 'Rath Yatra', citing intelligence reports of possible communal violence.
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Calcutta High Court says can’t give permission to BJP rath yatra rallies after state refuses

The West Bengal government refused to allow the BJP rally scheduled for Friday in Cooch Behar on the grounds that it might cause communal tension.
File photo of Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

Supreme Court collegium recommends chief justices for 5 high courts

The collegium, headed by CJI Ranjan Gogoi, filled the vacancies in the Calcutta, Sikkim, Gauhati, Bombay and Uttarakhand high courts.
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Supreme Court collegium breaks with tradition, ‘interviews’ candidates for HC judge posts

The exercise is an attempt to address criticism about the collegium’s ‘opaque’ appointments process.

On Camera

Africa has a new health care crisis — obesity

The recently published Global Wellness Index set alarm bells ringing when South Africa scored poorly for life expectancy, alcohol use, depression and diabetes.

PUBG players arrested: Overreaction by police or is addiction a public concern?

The Gujarat police arrested several PUBG lovers, many of them students, for playing the banned video game.

Defence

1 soldier killed as Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in J&K’s Rajouri

Pakistani troops have violated ceasefire over 110 times along the LoC since January.
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China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?