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Court cannot interfere when woman marries as per wishes, converts: HC

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 22, 2020 04:46 AM IST
The issue before the bench, headed by justice Sanjib Banerjee, pertained to a petition by the father of a 19-year-old Hindu woman, who got married to a Muslim man and also converted to Islam.
Kavita Krishnamurthy with veteran playback singer Manna Dey, during a concert in Dubai
Kavita Krishnamurthy with veteran playback singer Manna Dey, during a concert in Dubai

“At 22, I was touring the world with Manna Dey,” says singer Kavita Krishnamurthy

Hindustan Times | By Karishma Kuenzang
PUBLISHED ON DEC 13, 2020 07:43 AM IST
The singer talks about touring the world with some of the greatest Indian musicians, meeting her husband in her 40s and her simple life in Mumbai with her aunt and dog
Calcutta high court(File photo)
Calcutta high court(File photo)

Habeas corpus plea heard after 23 years

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 02:00 AM IST
The Calcutta high court on Friday closed a petition filed 23 years back about a hospital’s alleged failure in handing over a newborn to his mother after his birth after the officials stumbled upon the plea’s file gathering dust in one of the court’s cupboard for over two decades. The matter was last heard on December 22, 1997.
IIM Calcutta. (HT File)
IIM Calcutta. (HT File)

IIM Calcutta records 100% summer internship placements amid pandemic

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 01:40 PM IST
The whole process was carried out virtually with the students and corporates participating from their home locations, it said in a statement.
(From left) Shobhaa De picks Anaïs Nin as her favourite erotic fiction author and Tahira Kashyap Khurrana is fond of reading books with magical realism
(From left) Shobhaa De picks Anaïs Nin as her favourite erotic fiction author and Tahira Kashyap Khurrana is fond of reading books with magical realism

The tales of two women

Hindustan Times | By Lubna Salim
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2020 10:42 AM IST
Shobhaa De and Tahira Kashyap Khurrana’s latest women-centric outings are laced with sex and feminism
A Durga Puja pandal in Kolkata.(HT File Photo)
A Durga Puja pandal in Kolkata.(HT File Photo)

Court firm on ‘no entry’ to Bengal’s puja pandals, eases limit for organisers

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2020 03:16 PM IST
The ruling comes following a review petition filed by prominent puja organisers in Kolkata on Tuesday that cited “practical problems” in executing the court’s order.
Balbir Singh Junior, a player par excellence.(Sourced)
Balbir Singh Junior, a player par excellence.(Sourced)

Guest column: Three cheers for Balbir Singh Junior, a hockey player not many know about

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Wg Cdr DPS Bajwa (retd)
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2020 11:54 PM IST
Balbir Singh (Jr) was born on May 2, 1932, at Sansarpur (Jalandhar), which is known as the nursery of hockey players in India. He took to playing hockey from the early age of six
Kebabs rolled in paratha with onions is a fantastic dish that needs to be popularised and preserved(Shutterstock)
Kebabs rolled in paratha with onions is a fantastic dish that needs to be popularised and preserved(Shutterstock)

Rude Food by Vir Sanghvi: Roll redemption

Hindustan Times | By Vir Sanghvi
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2020 09:14 AM IST
The Nizam’s Roll is one of India’s great dishes but it never gets the recognition it deserves
Vera Lynn’s last public performance was in Trafalgar Square in 2005 during the 60th anniversary celebrations for VE Day (Victory in Europe Day), when she performed We’ll Meet Again.(AP)
Vera Lynn’s last public performance was in Trafalgar Square in 2005 during the 60th anniversary celebrations for VE Day (Victory in Europe Day), when she performed We’ll Meet Again.(AP)

Singer Vera Lynn, who entertained troops before battle of Kohima, dies at 103

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2020 09:19 PM IST
Reports in April 1944 mention her arrival in India with her accompanist Len Edwards for the entertainment of troops when they were fighting the Japanese advance, particularly in the north-east. She was in colonial Calcutta for a week before going to the north-east.
From biryani and saalan to galauti kebabs, the food from Biryani By Kilo is much better than expected from a delivery service
From biryani and saalan to galauti kebabs, the food from Biryani By Kilo is much better than expected from a delivery service

Rude Food by Vir Sanghvi: The times they are a-changin’

Hindustan Times | By Vir Sanghvi
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2020 02:19 AM IST
In the food business, the questions about what will succeed remain the same but it’s the answers that keep changing
IIM Calcutta. (HT File)
IIM Calcutta. (HT File)

IIM Calcutta features in FT Executive Education Ranking 2020

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 13, 2020 04:27 PM IST
IIM (C) is among one of the three Indian schools featured in the global ranking in customised executive education category and ranks 65 among 85 schools from all over world, a statement issued by the institute said on Tuesday.
Ayushmann Khurrana in stills from Meri Pyaari Bindu.
Ayushmann Khurrana in stills from Meri Pyaari Bindu.

Ayushmann Khurrana’s Meri Pyaari Bindu completes 3 years: ‘BO didn’t pamper this gem but this film will always be special’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2020 12:15 PM IST
Ayushmann Khurrana shared pictures and dialogues from his film Meri Pyaari Bindu after it completed three years of release.
IIM Calcutta. (HT File)
IIM Calcutta. (HT File)

IIM Calcutta begins residential MBA course online during lockdown

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON APR 29, 2020 07:18 PM IST
The one-year course was started by IIM-C Director, Professor Anju Seth on April 20, following an online address by chairperson of the institute, Professor Manju Jaiswal, the statement issued on Tuesday said.
Calcutta high court judge Justice Dipankar Datta was appointed chief justice of Bombay high court. (Image used for representation).(GETTY IMAGES.)
Calcutta high court judge Justice Dipankar Datta was appointed chief justice of Bombay high court. (Image used for representation).(GETTY IMAGES.)

Bombay, Orissa and Meghalaya high courts get new chief justices

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2020 11:02 PM IST
The Supreme Court collegium had recommended these three appointments on April 18.
Kolkata biryani comprises rice, chicken/mutton, potato and egg.(Wikimedia Commons/Deepanjan Ghosh)
Kolkata biryani comprises rice, chicken/mutton, potato and egg.(Wikimedia Commons/Deepanjan Ghosh)

The curious case of potato in Kolkata biryani and how the British fed us a lie

Hindustan Times | By Kabir Singh Bhandari
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2020 04:37 PM IST
Kolkata biryani is a huge favourite not only in Kolkata, but also outside. However, it wasn’t introduced as an alternative to meat as is widely believed. Read on to find out the real reason.
The Orissa high court has been without a permanent chief justice since January 5 after the retirement of former chief justice, KS Jhaveri. The high court is currently headed by acting chief justice Sanju Panda. (Image used for representation).(GETTY IMAGES.)
The Orissa high court has been without a permanent chief justice since January 5 after the retirement of former chief justice, KS Jhaveri. The high court is currently headed by acting chief justice Sanju Panda. (Image used for representation).(GETTY IMAGES.)

Bombay, Orissa, Meghalaya high courts to get new chief justices

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2020 07:59 PM IST
These appointments will go through once they are notified by the central government.
Definitely not love in the time of corona: A couple in the Botanical Gardens, Pondicherry, in an earlier era.(In Pictures via Getty Images)
Definitely not love in the time of corona: A couple in the Botanical Gardens, Pondicherry, in an earlier era.(In Pictures via Getty Images)

Lockdown Diaries: The comfort of sickness by Saikat Majumdar

Hindustan Times | By Saikat Majumdar
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2020 03:08 PM IST
Time has lost urgency, hours have become porous; they flow into each other throughout the day.
File photo of a protest rally against the CAA held at Park Circus crossing in Kolkata. (Image used for representation).(SAMIR JANA/HT PHOTO.)
File photo of a protest rally against the CAA held at Park Circus crossing in Kolkata. (Image used for representation).(SAMIR JANA/HT PHOTO.)

HC quashes ‘leave India’ notice issued to Polish student for anti-CAA rally

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Tanmay Chatterjee
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2020 07:26 AM IST
The court said the right to life and personal liberty includes that to have political views and participate in political activities as guaranteed to all people in India. It said the right cannot be curtailed or fettered.
Food, yoga, poetry and the history of the(HT Team)
Food, yoga, poetry and the history of the(HT Team)

HT Picks: The most interesting books of the week

Hindustan Times | By HT Team
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2020 08:29 PM IST
A book of recipes from Kerala, a volume on yoga and how it spread, and one that looks at the history of the musha’irah
The trial court sentenced Tarafdar to undergo rigorous imprisonment for life. The Calcutta high court affirmed the conviction and sentence in July 2008. The top court set aside the high court judgment and acquitted Tarafdar.(HT PHOTO.)
The trial court sentenced Tarafdar to undergo rigorous imprisonment for life. The Calcutta high court affirmed the conviction and sentence in July 2008. The top court set aside the high court judgment and acquitted Tarafdar.(HT PHOTO.)

SC acquits man of murder charges 36 years after the incident

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2020 11:05 PM IST
A bench of justices L Nageswara Rao and Deepak Gupta ruled that the evidence relied upon by the prosecution to prove the guilt of Md. Younus Ali Tarafdar was not sufficient and cannot lead to the conclusion that he committed the murder.
Investigating the history of lynching in India, a woman in search of her mother in Kolkata, and the story of Karbala retold -- all that on our list of recommended reads this week.(HT Team)
Investigating the history of lynching in India, a woman in search of her mother in Kolkata, and the story of Karbala retold -- all that on our list of recommended reads this week.(HT Team)

HT Picks: The most interesting books of the week

Hindustan Times | By HT Team
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2020 06:51 PM IST
This week’s reading list includes an investigation into the history of lynching in India, a novel about a woman in search of her mother, and the story of Karbala
IIM Calcutta. (HT File)
IIM Calcutta. (HT File)

IIM Calcutta 42nd in Financial Times Global MBA ranking

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2020 01:00 PM IST
The institute secured the spot for its Masters of Business Administration for Executives (MBAEx) programme, the IIM-C said in a statement on Monday. Read on to know more..
The bench set aside the judgment of the Calcutta high court, which struck down the commission created under the Act as unconstitutional in 2014.(Alamy Stock Photo for representation)
The bench set aside the judgment of the Calcutta high court, which struck down the commission created under the Act as unconstitutional in 2014.(Alamy Stock Photo for representation)

Govt can frame laws on hiring of teachers in nation’s interest

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2020 02:15 AM IST
A bench of justices Arun Mishra and U U Lalit gave the ruling while upholding the validity of the West Bengal Madrasah Service Commission Act, 2008.
Rajni Thareja (left) and Sanjay Thareja bagged 27 prizes at the 33rd Chrysanthemum Show organised by the municipal corporation at Terraced Garden, Sector 33, Chandigarh.(Keshav Singh/HT)
Rajni Thareja (left) and Sanjay Thareja bagged 27 prizes at the 33rd Chrysanthemum Show organised by the municipal corporation at Terraced Garden, Sector 33, Chandigarh.(Keshav Singh/HT)

33rd Annual Chrysanthemum Show: Winner dedicates ‘King of the show’ to Hyderabad rape victim

Rachna Verma, Chandigarh | By Rachna Verma, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2019 12:55 AM IST
Sanjay Thareja, who bagged 27 prizes in different categories, said there was a need to imbibe values in our young boys and make our country safe for our girls
(Clockwise from far left) Rashmi Raut from Mumbai, Uma Gurung from Kathmandu, Shanta Awale from Bijapur, Kalpana Kunder from Mumbai, Asma Khan from Kolkata/Aligarh, Asha Pradhan from Darjeeling and Anita Gurung from Kathmandu(Rohit Chawla)
(Clockwise from far left) Rashmi Raut from Mumbai, Uma Gurung from Kathmandu, Shanta Awale from Bijapur, Kalpana Kunder from Mumbai, Asma Khan from Kolkata/Aligarh, Asha Pradhan from Darjeeling and Anita Gurung from Kathmandu(Rohit Chawla)

HT Brunch Cover story: Meet Asma Khan, the Kolkata-born chef all of London is talking about!

Hindustan Times | By Shunali Khullar Shroff
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2019 11:46 PM IST
The chef also runs the only all-women kitchen, and is set to herald a food revolution
At a gurukul circa 1965.(Getty Images)
At a gurukul circa 1965.(Getty Images)

Review: The Scent of God by Saikat Majumdar

Hindustan Times | By Lamat R Hasan
PUBLISHED ON OCT 11, 2019 07:25 PM IST
Set in an all-boys’ boarding school run by a Hindu monastic order, The Scent of God reveals and conceals at the same time
Gandhi touring Noakhali in 1946, as part of his peace mission.(Photo Credit/ National Gandhi Museum)
Gandhi touring Noakhali in 1946, as part of his peace mission.(Photo Credit/ National Gandhi Museum)

An epic peace mission

Hindustan Times | By Dhrubo Jyoti
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2019 11:16 PM IST
Examining Mahatma Gandhi’s role in Noakhali, where widespread communal riots had broken out after Partition
The themes this series explored were universal in their scope and all-encompassing in their reach(Photo Imaging: Parth Garg)
The themes this series explored were universal in their scope and all-encompassing in their reach(Photo Imaging: Parth Garg)

Spectator by Seema Goswami: The one in which…

Hindustan Times | By Seema Goswami
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2019 08:48 PM IST
Friends turns 25…Celebrating the show that was the soundtrack of our lives
Auditorium, IIM Calcutta(HT file)
Auditorium, IIM Calcutta(HT file)

IIM Calcutta to soon offer online courses in management science, supply chain analytic

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON OCT 02, 2019 02:02 PM IST
According to IIM officials, the certificate courses will provide aspiring managers with an accelerated development of critical skills required to operate modern businesses.
IIM Bangalore ,pic by hemant mishra/mint.
IIM Bangalore ,pic by hemant mishra/mint.

Two IIMs, ISB feature among world’s top 100 business schools

New Delhi | By Amandeep Shukla
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2019 12:30 AM IST
It has been ranked 40th while IIM Bangalore (IIMB), too, features in the top 50 institutes in the rankings at the 44th position. IIMA was ranked 48th while the IIMB 71st in the rankings last year. Among Asian institutes, IIM Ahmedabad has been ranked sixth on the list.
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