Friday, 28 January, 2022
TopicCalcutta High Court

Topic: Calcutta High Court

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.

SC panel again recommends appointment of son of judge who found Godhra train fire ‘accidental’

Advocate Amitesh Banerjee's father Justice U.C. Banerjee had headed a probe panel on the Godhra train fire in 2004 whose report was considered a setback for the then Modi-led Gujarat govt.

CBI seeks details of murder, rape cases reported during post-poll violence from Bengal DGP

The agency sought the details in line with a Calcutta High Court order that directed CBI to take over cases related to murder, rape and atrocities against women during the violence.

The 3 Bengal IPS officers who will probe political violence cases against Mamata’s TMC

IPS officers Suman Bala Sahoo, Soumen Mitra and Ranveer Kumar make up the SIT formed by the Calcutta High Court to probe the cases of political violence. 

Calcutta HC orders CBI, SIT probes into Bengal post-poll violence, Mamata govt could move SC

Calcutta High Court orders CBI to investigate serious crimes of alleged murder, rape and sexual assault while SIT will probe other cases, both agencies to submit report in 6 weeks.

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Apple needs to break out of its comfort zone with bold mega deals à la Microsoft

Historically, large M&A hasn’t been Apple’s style. However, with its resources, the company can certainly take the risk to transform its business and expand its capabilities.

Google to pour Rs 7,500 crore in Bharti Airtel to boost India push, will buy 1.28% stake

Alphabet, which owns the Google search engine, will pay Rs 5,250 crore for a stake in Airtel. Another Rs 2,000 crore will go toward multi-year plans that will include devices.


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India carrying out more warship patrols than ever to catch China in crowded global seas

Estimated 125 foreign naval vessels are in the Indian Ocean at any given time, roughly 3 times the number deployed in the wake of the 9/11 attacks when the US invaded Afghanistan.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.