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HC restricts use of loudspeakers, CCTV cameras near Suvendu Adhikari’s house

Suvendu Adhikari, who enjoys ‘Z’ category security cover, filed the petition, saying security cameras installed by the state police point at his ancestral home in Contai town, violate his privacy.
Leader of Opposition in West Bengal assembly Suvendu Adhikari is entitled to the same privileges as that of a cabinet minister, the Calcutta high court said (ANI)
Leader of Opposition in West Bengal assembly Suvendu Adhikari is entitled to the same privileges as that of a cabinet minister, the Calcutta high court said (ANI)
Updated on Jan 21, 2022 04:49 AM IST
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Consider postponing civic elections amid Covid surge: Calcutta HC to SEC

In an order dated January 13, 2022, the division bench of chief justice Prakash Shrivastava and justice Ajoy Kumar Mukherjee also directed the state poll body to clear its stand within 48 hours.
New Market in Kolkata saw a reduced footfall amid concern over spread of Covid-19 on Friday. The Calcutta HC on Friday directed the West Bengal election commission to consider postponing the January 22 civic polls. (PTI)
New Market in Kolkata saw a reduced footfall amid concern over spread of Covid-19 on Friday. The Calcutta HC on Friday directed the West Bengal election commission to consider postponing the January 22 civic polls. (PTI)
Updated on Jan 15, 2022 07:27 AM IST
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Gangasagar Mela starts today, lakhs of pilgrims head to Bengal as HC gives nod

  • The Calcutta high court has laid down a host of measures for the state government to adopt in order to contain Covid-19, which has been witnessing a major spike in West Bengal as well as the country over the past weeks.
During Gangasagar Mela, on the occasion of Makar Sankranti, thousands of pilgrims, seers and tourists take a holy dip in the confluence of Ganga and Bay of Bengal, and offer prayers at the Kapil Muni Temple. (Dibyangshu Sarkar / AFP Photo)
During Gangasagar Mela, on the occasion of Makar Sankranti, thousands of pilgrims, seers and tourists take a holy dip in the confluence of Ganga and Bay of Bengal, and offer prayers at the Kapil Muni Temple. (Dibyangshu Sarkar / AFP Photo)
Updated on Jan 08, 2022 06:46 AM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

President Kovind appoints four judges for Calcutta and Bombay high courts

After acting as Additional Judges for about a year, four individuals have been elevated to the position of High Court judges. 
President Ram Nath Kovind in consultation with Chief Justice of India NV Ramana appointed additional judges as judges of High Court
President Ram Nath Kovind in consultation with Chief Justice of India NV Ramana appointed additional judges as judges of High Court
Updated on Jan 03, 2022 06:21 PM IST
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Written by Vanshika Lohia | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Calcutta HC proceedings to be ‘virtual only’ from Jan 3 amid Covid-19 fears

The order read that the concerned stakeholders including Court-staff should get themselves fully vaccinated and should adhere to the norms of social distancing and COVID-19 protocols.
The Calcutta high court (HT PHOTO.)
The Calcutta high court (HT PHOTO.)
Published on Jan 01, 2022 08:28 PM IST
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Calcutta high court acquits man who was charged with minor’s rape six years ago

The girl, in her police complaint, had accused the man of rape after making false promises to marry her.
The sessions court held the man guilty of rape under Section 376 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and sentenced him to imprisonment for 10 years and a fine of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>50,000. (Representative use)
The sessions court held the man guilty of rape under Section 376 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and sentenced him to imprisonment for 10 years and a fine of 50,000. (Representative use)
Updated on Dec 10, 2021 12:14 AM IST
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HC junks FIR against Mithun Chakraborty over his ‘controversial’ speech

  • The complainant said Chakraborty, who joined the BJP in the run-up to the polls, had incited violence through his speeches.
BJP leader Mithun Chakraborty. (HT archive)
BJP leader Mithun Chakraborty. (HT archive)
Published on Dec 09, 2021 04:59 PM IST
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Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, Kolkata

Calcutta HC orders CBI inquiry into Bengal school recruitment irregularities

  • The order was passed on a petition by some job aspirants, claiming that appointments were given to persons after the expiry of the panel proposed for the posts of Group D staff in aided/sponsored secondary and higher secondary schools in the state.
A view of the Calcutta high court. (HT archive)
A view of the Calcutta high court. (HT archive)
Updated on Nov 22, 2021 08:38 PM IST
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News updates from HT: Calcutta HC issues notice to BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari.(ANI)
BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari.(ANI)
Published on Jul 14, 2021 04:51 PM IST
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NHRC to probe post-poll violence plaints as HC rejects Bengal plea

While listening to public interest litigations on post-poll violence on Friday, a five-member high court bench had ordered NHRC to set up a panel to probe allegations of displacement, physical assault, destruction of property and ransacking of offices.
The court also pointed out how the NHRC had received 541 complaints in contrast to the state’s human rights commission, which hasn’t received a single one.(HT Photo )
The court also pointed out how the NHRC had received 541 complaints in contrast to the state’s human rights commission, which hasn’t received a single one.(HT Photo )
Updated on Jun 22, 2021 02:38 AM IST
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Calcutta HC closes petition last heard 23 years ago

A division bench of chief justice TB Radhakrishnan and justice Arijit Banerjee lamented the “great misfortune” that the matter remained pending for so long while closing it.
The bench said it should consider initiating action for misconduct against officers responsible, more so because it was a Habeas Corpus petition.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The bench said it should consider initiating action for misconduct against officers responsible, more so because it was a Habeas Corpus petition.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Dec 05, 2020 02:48 PM IST
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Calcutta HC forms benches for Ponzi scheme matters, criminal cases involving lawmakers

The formation of a separate bench for Ponzi scam cases is being viewed in political circles as a significant development since several prominent leaders of the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) figure among the accused.
Two benches of the Calcutta High Court to hear all pending criminal cases involving sitting and former members of the state legislature and Parliament became operational on Monday.(HT PHOTO)
Two benches of the Calcutta High Court to hear all pending criminal cases involving sitting and former members of the state legislature and Parliament became operational on Monday.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 22, 2020 12:03 AM IST
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Calcutta HC removes Harsh Vardhan Lodha from MP Birla group

With this Lodha, who has fought for almost a decade to retain control of cement maker Birla Corp. and the MP Birla group companies, will be removed with immediate effect from all company positions.
The court’s ruling is a significant victory for the extended Birla family, which is contesting the legal validity of Priyamvada Birla’s Will.(File Photo)
The court’s ruling is a significant victory for the extended Birla family, which is contesting the legal validity of Priyamvada Birla’s Will.(File Photo)
Updated on Sep 19, 2020 06:11 AM IST
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Calcutta HC drops contempt proceedings after lawyer apologises

The court initiated contempt proceedings against Shiv Ratan Kakrania, saying sharing the screenshot was like taking a photograph of a physical court hearing
Calcutta high court lawyers said this was the first incident of its kind since virtual hearings started to ensure social distancing in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.(HT Photo)
Calcutta high court lawyers said this was the first incident of its kind since virtual hearings started to ensure social distancing in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 27, 2020 04:05 PM IST
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Calcutta HC stays Centre’s notice to Jadavpur University’s Polish student

The notice was served days after the student took part in a rally against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) in Kolkata on January 21.
A protest rally against the CAA held at Park Circus crossing in Kolkata last week. (Image used for representation).(SAMIR JANA/HT PHOTO.)
A protest rally against the CAA held at Park Circus crossing in Kolkata last week. (Image used for representation).(SAMIR JANA/HT PHOTO.)
Published on Mar 05, 2020 07:25 PM IST
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Calcutta HC reserves verdict on former top cop Rajeev Kumar’s anticipatory bail plea

The petition in the Calcutta high court was the third anticipatory bail plea by former Kolkata POlice Commissioner Rajeev Kumar who is wanted by the CBI in the Saradha ponzi scam.
Former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar has been untraceable since September 13.(PTI)
Former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar has been untraceable since September 13.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 30, 2019 07:22 PM IST
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Calcutta HC tells Shah Rukh Khan to file affidavit in IIPM case

The petitioners’ lawyer Debanjan Dutta told the high court on Thursday that the chief justice of Delhi High Court while hearing a public interest litigation in 2017 had declared IIPM a fake institution without any affiliation.
Justice Basak said Khan, the West Bengal government and IIPM’s owner will also have to file an affidavit stating why the matter should not be handed over to CBI.(HT image)
Justice Basak said Khan, the West Bengal government and IIPM’s owner will also have to file an affidavit stating why the matter should not be handed over to CBI.(HT image)
Updated on Sep 05, 2019 10:32 PM IST
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Calcutta high court to examine CBI’s validity

In 2013, a Gauhati High Court order held that the CBI was neither an organ nor a part of the DSPE and cannot be treated as a police force constituted under the DSPE Act, 1946.
The Calclutta HC will examine the legal validity of the CBI.(HT Photo)
The Calclutta HC will examine the legal validity of the CBI.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 03, 2019 08:19 AM IST
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29-week-old foetus with brain problems can be aborted: Calcutta HC

The foetus is suffering from Down’s Syndrome apart from problems in the heart and oesophagus, said the lawyer for the petitioner.
A view of the Calcutta High Court.(HT File Photo)
A view of the Calcutta High Court.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Feb 19, 2019 07:30 AM IST
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Setback for Mamata Banerjee government, Calcutta HC allows BJP to hold 3 yatras in West Bengal

The BJP is engaged in a running feud with the West Bengal government over the yatras that party president Amit Shah is to flag off.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee speaks during a ceremony at Dakshineswar, Kamarhati,on November 5.(HT File Photo)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee speaks during a ceremony at Dakshineswar, Kamarhati,on November 5.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Dec 20, 2018 10:33 PM IST
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Calcutta HC to hear, give verdict on petitions related to Bengal panchayat polls today

The Calcutta high court will hear a petition seeking quashing of the single-phase election date on May 14 and pass the order on the CPI(M)’s petition to accept nominations for Bengal panchayat poll via email.
The Calcutta high court, in Kolkata. The opposition has accused the ruling Trinamool Congress of using strong arm tactics ahead of Bengal panchayar polls.(PTI File Photo)
The Calcutta high court, in Kolkata. The opposition has accused the ruling Trinamool Congress of using strong arm tactics ahead of Bengal panchayar polls.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on May 08, 2018 11:13 AM IST
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Calcutta HC says division bench will take final call on date of Bengal rural polls

Conduct of rural body polls on May 14 doubtful as single-judge bench pulls up state election body for ‘inadequate security arrangements’.
Chief minister Mamata Banerjee wanted the elections to be held before the start of the Ramzan month.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)
Chief minister Mamata Banerjee wanted the elections to be held before the start of the Ramzan month.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)
Updated on May 01, 2018 07:29 PM IST
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Strike ends, lawyers to resume work in Calcutta HC after record 71 days

The strike — demanding filling of judges’ vacancies in the court — is the longest in the history of the country’s oldest high court.
The cease-work was launched on February 18 by three bodies of lawyers — the Bar Association, Bar Library and Incorporated Law Society.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
The cease-work was launched on February 18 by three bodies of lawyers — the Bar Association, Bar Library and Incorporated Law Society.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 28, 2018 05:12 PM IST
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Bengal panchayat poll nomination extended by a day, voting dates may change

The new deadline for the West Bengal panchayat elections will be decided by the state election commission in consultation with the state government.
File photo of CPI(M) supporters protesting in Siliguri on April 13, against violence allegedly by activists of the ruling Trinamool Congress.(AFP)
File photo of CPI(M) supporters protesting in Siliguri on April 13, against violence allegedly by activists of the ruling Trinamool Congress.(AFP)
Updated on Apr 20, 2018 05:24 PM IST
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SC says Calcutta HC to hear Bengal rural poll matter; two killed in fresh violence

Safiar Rehman Mondal, a Trinamool leader in North 24 Parganas district, was stabbed to death on Wednesday afternoon. The sole assailant was beaten to death on Taki Road by Trinamool supporters.
A view of the Supreme Court in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT FILE PHOTO)
A view of the Supreme Court in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 11, 2018 10:05 PM IST
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Govt moves to appoint 5 Calcutta HC judges, lawyers strike may end soon

The government is likely to appoint five new judges to the Calcutta high court next week.
Typists sit idle outside the Calcutta High Court during lawyers’ strike over vacancies at the court.(PTI file photo)
Typists sit idle outside the Calcutta High Court during lawyers’ strike over vacancies at the court.(PTI file photo)
Updated on Apr 07, 2018 05:14 PM IST
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