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OBC certificates issued after 2010 cancelled by court order, Mamata won't accept

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee said she will not accept the verdict which was a BJP conspiracy and OBC reservation would continue.

Mamata Banerjee said the OBC verdict by the Calcutta high court is a conspiracy by the BJP.(Utpal Sarkar )
Updated on May 22, 2024 07:21 PM IST

Purported remarks of BJP nominee, ex-Calcutta HC judge, against Mamata spark row

The BJP reacted to the TMC's claims and said that it was a "fake video".

BJP candidate from West Bengal's Tamluk Abhijit Gangopadhyay(HT File)
Published on May 16, 2024 09:25 PM IST

Evening briefing: Calcutta HC asks Bengal to cooperate with CBI, Trump on 2024

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The Calcutta high court. (File)
Published on May 02, 2024 06:53 PM IST
By, New Delhi

‘Even if 1% is true…’: Calcutta HC to West Bengal govt on Sandeshkhali violence

A division bench of Chief Justice Sivagnanam and Justice Hiranmay Bhattacharya was hearing the Public Interest Litigations (PILs).

Suspended Trinamool Congress (TMC) strongman and Sandeshkhali. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Apr 04, 2024 06:49 PM IST

Abhijit Gangopadhyay gets BJP ticket days after resigning as Calcutta HC judge

BJP's Lok Sabha candidates list: Abhijit Gangopadhyay gets BJP Lok Sabha ticket days after resigning as Calcutta HC judge.

Former Calcutta High Court judge Justice Abhijit Gangopadhyay joins BJP.(PTI)
Updated on Mar 25, 2024 04:06 AM IST

West Bengal Police refuses to hand over Sheikh Shahjahan to CBI

The West Bengal Police action comes hours after the Mamata Banerjee government challenged the HC order that directed it to hand over Shahjahan to the CBI.

TMC leader Sheikh Shahjahan
Updated on Mar 05, 2024 07:55 PM IST

Abhijit Gangopadhyay resigns as judge of Calcutta HC, all eyes on next move

Justice Abhijit Gangopadhyay resigned as judge of the Calcutta high court. He is likely to join politics.

Calcutta high court judge Abhijit Gangopadhyay speaks to the media after he decided to resign from the post in Kolkata. (PTI)
Updated on Mar 05, 2024 12:41 PM IST

Who is Justice Abhijit Gangopadhyay, Calcutta HC judge set to join politics?

Justice Gangopadhyay was elevated to the post of additional judge in 2018 and became a permanent Calcutta high court judge two years later

Calcutta High Court judge Abhijit Gangopadhyay speaks to the media after he decided to resign from the post, in Kolkata. (PTI)
Published on Mar 04, 2024 02:59 PM IST

Sanjay Raut questions Calcutta high court judge who announced entry in politics

Justice Gangopadhyay on Sunday said that he will resign as the judge and join politics.

Calcutta high court judge Abhijit Gangopadhyay. (File)
Published on Mar 04, 2024 02:14 PM IST

Calcutta HC's Justice Abhijit Gangopadhyay to resign, may join politics: Report

Justice Abhijit Gangopadhyay is presently serving as a Calcutta high court judge.

Justice Abhijit Gangopadhyay(Twitter)
Published on Mar 03, 2024 06:10 PM IST

When will Sheikh Shahjahan be arrested? TMC leader makes big claim

Sheikh Shahjahan is absconding since the Jan 5 attack on Enforcement Directorate officials who had gone to Sandeshkhali to search his premises in a ration scam

TMC leader Shahjahan Sheikh.
Updated on Feb 26, 2024 04:58 PM IST

Sandeshkhali case: Sheikh Shahjahan gets no relief in Calcutta HC, faces arrest

The Calcutta high court on Monday clarified there is no stay on the arrest of Trinamool Congress leader Sheikh Shahjahan

TMC leader Shahjahan Sheikh is on the run following the attack on ED officials in Sandeshkhali. (File)
Updated on Feb 26, 2024 01:44 PM IST

'Sita worshipped by many, Akbar efficient ruler': HC asks Bengal to rename lions

The court was hearing a plea by Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) over their objection to the naming of a lioness as Sita.

The five-year-old Asiatic lioness was brought to the Siliguri zoo from Tripura’s Sepahijala Zoological Park (Representative Photo)
Published on Feb 22, 2024 06:44 PM IST

Calcutta HC pulls up Mamata govt on Shahjahan: ‘Main accused not arrested yet'

Sheikh Shahjahan and his aides have been accused of sexual assault and land grab in Sandeshkhali

LocaL TMC leader Shahjahan Sheikh
Published on Feb 20, 2024 07:33 PM IST

Calcutta HC sets aside prohibitory orders under Section 144 in Sandeshkhali

A petition was filed by two residents of Sandeshkhali seeking a direction from the court for lifting the prohibitory orders promulgated in the area.

Citizens staged protest against Trinamool Congress (TMC) run State Government over violence against women at Sandeshkhali at Esplanade in Kolkata, India(Hindustan Times)
Published on Feb 13, 2024 11:59 PM IST

Justice Gangopadhyay vs justice Sen: Why Supreme Court took suo motu cognisance?

A five-judge bench of the Supreme Court led by Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud will hear the matter in a special sitting on January 27.

Justice Soumen Sen and Justice Abhijit Gangopadhyay (right).
Published on Jan 27, 2024 06:25 AM IST

Supreme Court's 'don't preach' rap over HC's 'sexual urge' advice to girls

A bench of Justices Abhay S Oka and Pankaj Mithal said the remarks violated the rights of adolescents under Article 21 of the Constitution.

Supreme Court of India (Representative Photo)(HT_PRINT)
Published on Dec 08, 2023 02:01 PM IST

‘…instead of 2 mins of pleasure’: Court suggests girls to control sexual urges

The Calcutta high court came up with lists of duties for adolescent females, males in order to help them to not get into sexual relation-related legal troubles.

The court also remarked that adolescent boys must respect young girls and womn and their dignity as well as their bodily autonomy.
Published on Oct 20, 2023 10:54 PM IST

SC collegium reiterates transfer of 3 HC judges ignoring their representations

The collegium resolved to reiterate its recommendation to transfer Punjab and Haryana HC judge Justice Manoj Bajaj to the Allahabad HC

A view of the Supreme Court building in New Delhi. (File photo)
Updated on Jul 13, 2023 01:27 AM IST
ByPress Trust of India, New Delhi

Calcutta high court stays order to cancel appointment of 32,000 teachers

A single bench of the Calcutta high court on May 12 cancelled appointment of 36,000 school teachers recruited in 2016. The figure was later corrected to 32,000

The Calcutta high court told the West Bengal board of primary education to complete recruitment of teachers within three months(File Photo)
Published on May 19, 2023 07:11 PM IST
By, Kolkata

Three orders in 1 day in legal drama over Calcutta HC judge

In an interview, justice Gangopadhyay justified his orders on a probe by CBI, saying there appeared “rampant corruption” in the teachers’ recruitment process.

The Supreme Court on Friday took away a bunch of politically sensitive cases in West Bengal from Calcutta high court judge Abhijit Gangopadhyay. (PTI)
Updated on Apr 29, 2023 12:06 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Man can divorce wife if she tries to separate him from his parents: Calcutta HC

According to reports, a family court in West Bengal had granted the man divorce from his wife on grounds of cruelty.

The U.P. governor ordered a probe after preliminary enquiry report submitted on March 20 found Singh involved in financial irregularities. (For Representation)
Updated on Apr 12, 2023 08:31 PM IST

HC directs Bengal govt to deploy central forces ahead of Hanuman Jayanti

The High Court said in view of events in the recent past, the order was being given to assure the general public that they are safe.

 The court also directed the Centre to make swift arrangements for such deployment on receipt of requisition from the state. (Representative Photo)
Updated on Apr 05, 2023 02:11 PM IST
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Ruckus in Bengal: Lawyers stage protest against HC judge

Protesting lawyers gathered outside the Courtroom No.13 in the morning and prevented Justice Mantha from continuing with proceedings, a senior lawyer familiar with the incident said. The demonstrators also engaged in a scuffling with some lawyers who wanted to attend proceedings.

The Calcutta high court. (PTI File Photo)
Updated on Jan 10, 2023 04:06 AM IST
By, Kolkata

Calcutta HC pulls up IIT-Kharagpur over death of student

The Calcutta high court on Thursday issued a sharp reprimand to the director of IIT-Kharagpur over the death of a third-year student in October amid allegations of ragging inside the institute’s hostel.

Calcutta HC pulls up IIT-Kharagpur over death of student
Updated on Dec 02, 2022 05:24 AM IST

Calcutta HC steps in as BJP protest in Kolkata turns violent, seeks govt report

The Calcutta high court's order comes after several BJP leaders were detained in Kolkata during their ‘Nabanna Chalo’ protest march.

The Calcutta high court (HT PHOTO.)
Published on Sep 13, 2022 08:32 PM IST
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Calcutta HC grants interim bail to Jharkhand MLAs; can never join BJP, they say

The three Jharkhand MLAs – Jamtara legislator Irfan Ansari, Khijri's Rajesh Kachhap and Kolebira's Naman Bixal – had been suspended by the Congress following their arrest

Jharkhand MLA Irfan Ansari.
Updated on Aug 20, 2022 06:17 PM IST

Give petitioner teacher’s job in place of minister’s daughter: Calcutta HC

The woman, Babita Sarkar, was not selected for the post in 2018 despite being eligible.

Justice Gangopadhyay described the appointments as a “shameless” act, said a lawyer who was privy to the hearing.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jun 25, 2022 03:49 AM IST

Calcutta HC removes minister’s daughter from post

Before the Calcutta high court order, allegations surfaced that Ankita Adhikary, the daughter of West Bengal’s junior education minister Paresh Adhikary, was selected as a government school teacher, bypassing candidates who secured higher marks than her in the State Level Selection Test.

The Calcutta high court on Friday ordered Ankita Adhikary, the daughter of West Bengal’s junior education minister Paresh Adhikary, to return the salary and also barred her from entering the school premises where she was working as a teacher. (HT File)
Updated on May 21, 2022 01:28 AM IST
By, Kolkata

HC dismisses Bengal minister's daughter from govt job, asks her to return salary

The ruling on a petition filed by Babita Sarkar, who told the court that she was deprived of the job despite scoring 77 marks in the state level selection exam held in 2016 as opposed to minister of state for education Paresh Chandra Adhikary's daughter Ankita, who got 61.

The Calcutta high court ordered on Friday, May 20, 2022 that the post of West Bengal minister's daughter Ankita Adhikary will remain vacant and shall be earmarked for the petitioner.(HT_PRINT)
Updated on May 20, 2022 06:22 PM IST
Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi
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