No ban on horse carriage without law

The Calcutta High Court on Monday ruled that horse-drawn carriages cannot be banned in the city without enacting a law. Horse carriages are part of the city's heritage and a tourist attraction, it said. The owner of a horse carriage had filed a petition alleging that his license was not renewed by the Kolkata Municipal Corporation last year. KMC intends not to renew the license to phase out horse carriages, the petition alleged. Justice Dipankar Dutta asked the state to apprise the court about its stand on the issue by Wednesday.

No admission test in schools till Class VIII

The Calcutta High Court on Monday ruled that no school would be allowed to take admission test for student up to class eight or for student up to 14 years of age, according to the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009. A division bench headed by Chief Justice Arun Mishra also prohibited taking capitation fees from students. The court gave three months to the state for implementation of the order.

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