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  • Bengal seeks more time from HC on PIL on condition of carriage horses

    Bengal seeks more time from HC on PIL on condition of carriage horses

    PETA India recently submitted a detailed proposal to the Joint Commissioner of Police, Traffic, offering to take responsibility for the rehabilitation of unfit, unlicensed, and abandoned horses seized by Kolkata police or other law-enforcement authorities, with the support of local NGOs and animal sanctuaries.

    January 19, 2022
  • Calcutta HC asks poll body to consider postponing civic elections

    Calcutta HC asks poll body to consider postponing civic elections

    Jayanta Mitra, the advocate appearing for the state election commission, had said that the commission cannot take the decision of stopping an election because it is the state's responsibility.

    January 14, 2022
  • Calcutta HC revises its order on Gangasagar Mela

    Calcutta HC revises its order on Gangasagar Mela

    The court has instead reconstituted it to a two-member committee comprising former Justice Samapti Chatterjee and the member secretary of the West Bengal Legal Services Authority.

    January 11, 2022
  • Festive fervour

    Festive fervour

    Should some of the pilgrims be afflicted on the island, the risk of the contagion spreading on their way home to other parts of India via Kolkata is dangerously real. That fear can be contextualized with the other directive to the home secretary, specifically to issue media advertisements, making the people aware of the risk of visiting the Gangasagar Island between January 8 and 16. It is too hideous to even imagine that the Gangasagar mela could turn out to be what they call a “super spreader” of the virus.

    January 9, 2022
  • High Court asks for affidavit on why Howrah civic polls are not being held

    High Court asks for affidavit on why Howrah civic polls are not being held

    The petition questioned the exclusion of the civic polls in Howrah as the recent Advocate general had earlier stated that governor had signed the Bill regarding the civic polls of Howrah and Bali civic polls. But this contention was denied by the governor, the petition noted, and sought that an investigation be started to find out who has caused the confusion.

    December 31, 2021
  • HC forms enquiry panel in SSC case

    HC forms enquiry panel in SSC case

    "For dispensing fair justice there is need for investigation even if there has been minimum irregularity." it was pointed out. "The court cannot be a silent spectator" it was observed.

    December 7, 2021
  • SSC recruitment: Bengal govt challenges HC order

    SSC recruitment: Bengal govt challenges HC order

    Earlier, the Calcutta High Court stopped the salary of 25 Group D staff on the ground of alleged foul play over appointment by the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) based on "recommendations" of the West Bengal Central School Service (WBSSC).

    November 24, 2021
  • Calcutta HC asks CBI to probe recruitment misappropriation

    Calcutta HC asks CBI to probe recruitment misappropriation

    Announcing the inquiry, justice Gangopadhyay asked the central agency to form a team headed by a DIG level officer and look into the recruitment thoroughly.

    November 23, 2021
  • ‘West Bengal can’t be exception’: SC sets aside HC order banning firecrackers

    ‘West Bengal can’t be exception’: SC sets aside HC order banning firecrackers

    The bench observed that the National Green Tribunal, on manufacturing and sale of firecrackers, has delineated a regime and government should take steps against banned firecrackers.

    November 1, 2021
  • HC stays CAT transfer of Alapan’s case to Delhi

    HC stays CAT transfer of Alapan’s case to Delhi

    Officers of the Hare Street police station today launched an investigation into the alleged death threat to Alapan Bandopadhyay. The death threat letter was posted to Bandopadhyay’s wife,

    October 28, 2021
  • Pvt hospital moves court against state govt for non-payment of dues under Swasthya Sathi scheme

    Pvt hospital moves court against state govt for non-payment of dues under Swasthya Sathi scheme

    Apart from the Sanjiban Hospital, many other premier private hospitals in the city and districts are also facing financial crisis allegedly because of non-payment of dues under the Swasthya Sathi, a subsidised state insurance plan that offers coverage of up to five lakh rupees annually.

    October 25, 2021
  • ‘Constitutional post’: Calcutta HC asks CBI to appear before Speaker

    ‘Constitutional post’: Calcutta HC asks CBI to appear before Speaker

    The court said that the CBI officers will have to appear before the Speaker at 4 p.m. but made it very clear that no coercive steps cannot be taken against the agency. The case will again be heard on Tuesday.

    October 4, 2021
  • Visitors will not be allowed inside Puja pandals: Calcutta HC

    Visitors will not be allowed inside Puja pandals: Calcutta HC

    For small pandals, barricades will have to be put up five metres from the entrance, while for the bigger ones, the distance has to be 10 metres, the court had ordered

    October 1, 2021
  • Calcutta HC refuses to interfere in Bhabanipur by-election

    Calcutta HC refuses to interfere in Bhabanipur by-election

    "The court has allowed the election but has taken exception to the remarks of the Chief Secretary because being a public servant he was trying to secure the personal interest of an individual,"

    September 28, 2021
  • Calcutta HC questions exigency of Bhabanipur bypoll

    Calcutta HC questions exigency of Bhabanipur bypoll

    The court wanted to know from the poll panel why by-election was only allowed in Bhabanipur, and why did the commission think that if by-election is not held there immediately, it would lead to a constitutional crisis.

    September 25, 2021
  • Bhawanipore bypoll case: Cal HC allows EC to file affidavit

    Bhawanipore bypoll case: Cal HC allows EC to file affidavit

    The advocate representing the EC sought a short adjournment to file an affidavit regarding the contents of two paragraphs of the notification issued for the election, in view of the arguments raised by Bikash Bhattacharya, the senior counsel for the petitioner.

    September 24, 2021
  • Calcutta HC orders interim stay on transfer of contract teachers

    Calcutta HC orders interim stay on transfer of contract teachers

    The teachers protesting under the banner of Sikshak Oikya Mancha (Teachers' Unity Forum) complained that the government is taking revenge on them because they had demonstrated in front of the state headquarters at Nabanna on August 16. A day after they were issued transfer orders.

    September 15, 2021