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HC advocates help AAP membership swell, 15,000 join in Kolkata so far

Thursday 9 January '14

The cell would be formally set up after January 26, as the membership drive is going on, Bhattacharjee said.
Sudipta Sen wants special court to hear all cases against him

Thursday 14 November '13

Sudipta Sen has lost 30 kg of bodyweight in the last month and is keeping unwell.
22 months on, panel begins recording statements

Thursday 24 October '13

A judicial commission set up to probe into the incident began recording statements of victims’ family members Wednesday.
MoEF: Nayachar island ‘not suitable’ for thermal plant

Friday 27 September '13

The Union Environment Ministry’s report on the Nayachar island, submitted before the National Green Tribunal, comes as a major stumbling block for the state government.
Cannot interfere with decision taken in Parliament: HC

Friday 20 September '13

The Calcutta High Court Thursday said it has no jurisdiction to interfere in a decision of Parliament that did not accept the findings of the Justice (retd) Manoj Mukherjee Commission on the disappear...
Bandhs deal Rs 70-cr blow to hills

Friday 6 September '13

Report: Home dept says 50,000 hotel bookings cancelled in Aug, losses may cross Rs 150cr
HC annuls Mamata govt's allowance for imams, calls it unconstitutional

Tuesday 3 September '13

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had announced a monthly honorarium of Rs 2,500 each for all imams of mosques.
Bengal govt's allowance for imams unconstitutional: HC

Tuesday 3 September '13

Decision violated Articles 14 and 15/1 of Constitution, says court
West Bengal govt's allowance for imams unconstitutional, rules High Court

Monday 2 September '13

West Bengal govt had invoked Article 282 to justify decision.
Mullick had links with Yasin: Kolkata Police

Saturday 31 August '13

Bhatkal, who had been involved in the supply of explosives to Indian Mujahideen operatives across India, was arrested at the Indo-Nepal border in Bihar on Thursday.
HC: Demolish illegal housing complex near Viswa-Bharati

Friday 23 August '13

To maintain the ecological balance and heritage look of Santiniketan, the Calcutta High Court Thursday ordered demolition of several buildings that have come up on khoai (high and eroded) land surroun...
Mother junks DNA report, disowns girl child

Wednesday 7 August '13

A woman refused to accept before the Calcutta High Court the second DNA test report that confirmed her newborn to be a girl as opposed to her claim of giving birth to a male child.
Basu forgave 'robber' guards 9 years ago, but case continues

Tuesday 9 July '13

On Jyoti Basu’s birthday today, the Calcutta High Court directed the state government to complete criminal proceedings against three policemen who had stolen money using former chief minister’s ATM ca...
Both sides claim victory in ruling

Saturday 29 June '13

Both the counsels of the SEC and the state government in the Calcutta High Court on Friday welcomed the Supreme Court’s order of holding the panchayat elections in five phases.
CBI has let off top cops, CPM leaders: Govt tells High Court

Saturday 22 June '13

The Mamata Banerjee government on Friday accused the central probe agency in the Calcutta High Court of letting off senior police officers and CPM leaders who were at the helm of affairs then.
Legal debate over Park St rape victim’s identity disclosure

Friday 21 June '13

The victim of the Park Street rape case, who recently came on a TV channel and took part in a rally against the rape and murder of a college girl at Kamduni village
HC withholds order on CBI investigation

Thursday 20 June '13

Saradha scam: SIT to proceed with probe
State ignores SEC demand for forces during campaigns

Saturday 15 June '13

The State Election Commission (SEC) is apprehensive that violence might further escalate once the nomination process for next month’s panchayat elections gets over on June 17 and parties start campaig...
349 FIRs, 388 seizures, 41 arrests: HC apprised of probe progress

Tuesday 11 June '13

A total of 41 persons have so far been arrested in the scam, the court has also been informed.
Senior law officer argued for chit agent

Thursday 23 May '13

AMID the chit fund row, it has come to light that Government Pleader Ashoke Banerjee had represented an agent of MPS Greenery Developers Limited in a case filed by financial market regulator, Stock Ex...


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