Wednesday, 5 October, 2022
TopicCalcutta High Court

Topic: Calcutta High Court

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.

Mamata Banerjee forms inquiry panel to probe Pegasus scandal, says ‘Centre is sitting idle’

The decision to form a panel, with retired judges as its members, was taken at a special cabinet meeting chaired by the West Bengal chief minister during the day.

Suvendu Adhikari moves Calcutta HC seeking transfer of criminal cases against him to CBI

The BJP MLA also sought an order quashing FIRs registered against him by the West Bengal police alleging those were 'false claims' that subjected him to 'political vendetta'.

Calcutta HC directs Mamata govt to file affidavit on post-poll violence report by NHRC

The NHRC report states that the situation in Bengal is manifestation of 'Law of Ruler', not 'Rule of Law'. It recommends that probe for murder & rape be handed over to the CBI.

Master of roster row at Calcutta HC, judge raises ‘serious doubts’ about transparency 

Justice Sabyasachi Bhattacharyya says the power of assignment of matters 'cannot be exercised at the whims of the RG (Registrar General) or even the Acting Chief Justice'.

Calcutta HC reserves order on Mamata Banerjee’s plea seeking recusal of Justice Chanda

Banerjee has moved the high court claiming that the judge assigned to hear her petition against BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari may not get her justice due to his alleged BJP links.

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Ukraine crisis gave auto sector a crude shock. See how India is responding

The PLI scheme as well as other sops for manufacturing, show that despite some public missteps, government is trying to coax manufacturing into India.

Indian refiners scout for oil deals ahead of EU ban on Russian crude imports

European Union ban on Russian crude imports from 5 Dec will drive European refiners to buy more Middle East oil, putting them in competition with Asian buyers.

Defence

IAF chief Air Chief Marshal V. R. Chaudhari with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Twitter/ @IAF_MCC

Need organisation structure best suited to Indian conditions, IAF on theatre commands

The IAF chief said the model of integration that India adopts must be future-ready, must reduce levels of decision-making, and capitalise on the strength of all three services.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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