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Right, Title or Interest in Property must be established for claiming Repossession of property:...

Supreme Court on 29th July reiterated the principles of adverse possession, while holding the judgment of the Calcutta High Court in error. Court held...
Supreme Court

SC raises brow over Calcutta HC losing sight of its Review Jurisdiction

The Supreme Court on 24th July allowed an appeal arising out of a final judgment of the Calcutta High Court on grounds of the...
Former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar/Photo: UNI

Top Gun on the Run

Above: Former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar/Photo: UNI As the CBI sharpens its knives against the former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar over allegations of...
Release of Prisoners: Back to Jail?

Accused cannot be kept indefinitely in jail for his inability to produced registered surety:...

The apex court has maintained that an accused cannot be kept indefinitely in jail for his inability to produce registered surety for reasons beyond...
Rajeev Kumar

SC tells former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar to approach Calcutta HC or trial...

The Supreme Court on Friday told former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar to approach Calcutta High Court or trial court for extension of the...
SC seeks WB govt’s reply on Customs’ plea

SC seeks WB govt’s reply on Customs’ plea

The Supreme Court on Friday (April 12) sought West Bengal government’s reply on a plea by the Customs Department alleging obstruction by police while...
Breather for Trinamool MP Abhishek Banerjee’s Wife From Calcutta HC

Breather for Trinamool MP Abhishek Banerjee’s Wife From Calcutta HC

A division bench of the Calcutta High Court has said that Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Abhishek Banerjee’s wife Rujira Narula, who was in the...
Mukul Roy/Photo: UNI

BJP leader Mukul Roy applies for anticipatory bail in TMC MLA’s murder case

Roy, three others, have been booked by the West Bengal police for the murder of TMC MLA Satyajit Biswas on February 9 Days after he...
Abortion

Calcutta HC Sets Up Medical Board For Report On Women Seeking To Abort 24...

The Calcutta High Court will set up a medical board to consider the request of a 32-year-old woman in her second trimester of pregnancy...
(L-R) BJP president Amit Shah and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

Amit Shah’s On-Off-On Off-On Rath Yatra Is Off Once Again

A division bench of the Calcutta High Court on Friday quashed a single bench order of Thursday that allowed the BJP to carry out...
Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Determined to Block BJP Yatra, WB Govt To Appeal Against HC Order

The West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is determined to block the BJP”s Rath Yatra for which the Calcutta High Court yesterday granted permission....
Amit Shah

Calcutta HC Waves the Green Flag for Amit Shah’s Rath Yatra In West Bengal

The BJP received a shot in the arm on Thursday as the Calcutta High Court allowed the party to hold three rath yatras in...
AMIT SHAH

Give Us 3 Tentative Dates For Amit Shah’s Yatra: Calcutta HC To BJP

The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday asked the BJP to give three tentative dates for the 'Rath Yatra' that the party chief Amit Shah...
Amit Shah

WB Govt To High Court: Can’t Give Permission For Amit Shah’s Rath Yatra

The West Bengal Government has informed the Calcutta High Court that it cannot grant permission for the proposed 'rath yatra' by BJP Chief Amit...
Lawyers on Strike: Law unto Themselves

Lawyers on Strike: Law unto Themselves

Above: Lawyers in a Ranchi court protesting against the Advocates (Amdt) Bill, 2017/Photo: UNI Despite court strictures, lawyers in several parts of the country continue...
Justice Chelameswar: Playing a Double Role?

Justice Chelameswar: Playing a Double Role?

Above: Former SC judge J Chelameswar/Photo: Anil Shakya The question several judges and legal luminaries are now still pondering about is whether Justice Chelameswar should...
Some progress in judicial appointments, says CJI Misra

Some progress in judicial appointments, says CJI Misra

With regular hearing of matters beginning, on Monday (July 2), with the end of the Supreme Court’s summer vacation, the issue of delays in...
Calcutta High Court; (inset) Justice Sabyasachi Bhattacharya

Calcutta HC: Advocate’s submission

Above: Calcutta High Court; (inset) Justice Sabyasachi Bhattacharya Calcutta High Court stays proceedings in a suit after a trial court refuses to entertain an advocate’s...

SC overturns Calcutta HC order, says panchayat polls in state to be held on...

Top court also orders that poll results of those constituencies at which opposition candidates could not file nomination will not be published The Supreme Court...
Calcutta High Court

Calcutta HC stays WB panchayat polls till further orders

While the Calcutta High Court on Thursday (April 12) ordered that the violence-torn panchayat poll process in West Bengal be stayed till further orders, it also...
“Indian Constitution and Democracy Unshakeable”

“Indian Constitution and Democracy Unshakeable”

Justice VS Sirpurkar (centre) flanked by his wife Kumkum (left) and Senior Advocate, Supreme Court, Pradeep Rai (right). The panel also included Inderjit Badhwar,...

SC rues the bad conditions in orphanages across India; issues notices to states

Above: Children in an orphanage/Photo courtesy: www.internationalstorytelling.org There was a news article published in a newspaper in which it was mentioned that there is...
Justice C S Karnan released from Kolkata’s Presidency Jai

Justice Karnan released from jail

The former Calcutta High Court judge spent six months behind bars at Kolkata’s Presidency Jail, sent there by the Supreme Court for contempt Calcutta High...
A still image taken from CCTV footage provided by the West Bengal Police. Photo: UNI

Ranaghat nun rape case: 1 convicted for rape, 5 for robbery

Above: A still image taken from CCTV footage provided by the West Bengal Police. Photo: UNI The barbaric act of rape on a 72-year-old nun...
Former Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh. Photo: Anil Shakya

CBI at SC door, wants ex-TMC MP Kunal Ghosh’s bail cancelled

Above: Former Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh. Photo: Anil Shakya Former Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Kunal Ghosh, a suspect in the Rs 2,000-crore Saradha chit...
Goddess Durga floating in the river Brahmaputra after it was immersed during the Durga Puja festival in Guwahati (file picture). Photo: UNI

Calcutta HC revokes WB govt order on Durga Puja immersion

Above: Goddess Durga floating in the river Brahmaputra after it was immersed during the Durga Puja festival in Guwahati (file picture). Photo: UNI The...
(Left) Calcutta High Court and Allahabad High Court

Centre appoints additional judges for Allahabad and Calcutta high courts

Above: (Left) Calcutta High Court and Allahabad High Court  The government on September 19 appointed 25 additional judges for the high courts of Allahabad...
Calcutta HC tells Centre: Appoint judges or we will take “appropriate action”

Calcutta HC tells Centre: Appoint judges or we will take “appropriate action”

In an almost unprecedented act, Calcutta High Court judges have come out against what they say was “stepmotherly treatment” of the court by the...
Send more CRPF troops to Darjeeling, says Calcutta HC

Calcutta HC directs Centre to send more CRPF troops to Darjeeling

The Calcutta High Court, in its assessment on Friday (July 14), found good reason to direct the Centre to deploy four more companies of CRPF in...
Calcutta High Court

Calcutta HC asks Centre: Is Darjeeling trouble not serious enough for more troops?

While hearing a PIL regarding the killing of All India Gorkha League leader Madan Tamang, the Calcutta’s High Court’s division bench of acting Chief...
Justice CS Karnan. Photo: Twitter

Supreme Court rejects Karnan’s urgent plea for hearing

Former Calcutta High Court judge CS Karnan’s attempts to get himself released from jail have failed. His oral appeal, through his lawyer Mathews J...
Justice CS Karnan

Judge Unaccountable

Inadequacies within the judicial system which limit action against sitting judges is what Justice CS Karnan is exploiting ~By Sujit BharThe controversial case of Justice...
Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad (Photo: Rajeev Tyagi), CJI JS Khehar

Govt shifts blame for low number of women judges on the judiciary

Tussle resumes even as top four high courts now have women chief justices The government used the first opportunity it got to hit back at...
Justice CS Karnan

Justice Karnan demands Rs 14 crore “compensation”

~By Sujit Bhar This is possibly getting a bit out of hand. Justice CS Karnan is at it again, in his own bizarre way. And...
Justice CS Karnan

The Curious Case of Justice Karnan

Already embroiled in a series of controversies, Justice Karnan’s open defiance of the Supreme Court raises serious questions   ~Justice Sreedhar Rao   The judiciary in India occupies...
In 2015, Justice Karnan (left) accused the then Chief Justice of the Madras High Court Justice SK Kaul of harassing him because he was a Dalit

Justice CS Karnan: A Judge too far

The seven-judge Supreme Court bench hearing against him will be long and difficult, punctuated by caste issues ~By Rakesh BhatnagarSeventeen-odd years ago, the then Chief...
At the Supreme Court, Justice Kabir delivered strong judgements in many important cases

Altamas Kabir, 39th CJI, passes away

Legal services to transgenders, rights of women among his key contributions Altamas Kabir, the 39th Chief Justice of India, who died on February 19 in...
Five new chief justices appointed in high courts

Five new chief justices appointed in high courts

At a time when the stand-off continues between the executive and the judiciary over appointment of judges to the higher judiciary, a major development...
(L-R) Bombay High Court; Chief Justice Manjulla Chellur

Bombay HC gets a woman chief justice

Justice Manjulla Chellur took over as the new chief justice of the Bombay High Court on August 22. She is the second woman after...
Visitor looks at a picture of Subhas Chandra Bose, former leader of the Indian National Army, at a museum in Kolkata, India

Where is Netaji’s “treasure”?

On July 29, a PIL was filed in Calcutta High Court asking for an inquiry commission to look into the disappearance of gold and...
Calcutta High Court

Calcutta High Court refuses name change

The Modi government had recently given the go-ahead to a law ministry proposal suggesting changing the names of the Bombay and Madras high courts....
Two high courts to get new identity

Two high courts to get new identity

The Union cabinet today cleared the decks for renaming of the Madras and Bombay high courts. A bill in this regard will be placed...

Justice Karnan asked to join Calcutta High Court on, or before March 11

Following the communiqué signed by President Pranab Mukherjee that has been received by Madras High Court Justice CS Karnan, who recently ‘stayed’ the CJI’s...

'Calcutta High Court' - 43 News Results

Supreme Court

Right, Title or Interest in Property must be established for claiming Repossession of property:...

Supreme Court on 29th July reiterated the principles of adverse possession, while holding the judgment of the Calcutta High Court in error. Court held...
Supreme Court

SC raises brow over Calcutta HC losing sight of its Review Jurisdiction

The Supreme Court on 24th July allowed an appeal arising out of a final judgment of the Calcutta High Court on grounds of the...
Former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar/Photo: UNI

Top Gun on the Run

Above: Former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar/Photo: UNI As the CBI sharpens its knives against the former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar over allegations of...
Release of Prisoners: Back to Jail?

Accused cannot be kept indefinitely in jail for his inability to produced registered surety:...

The apex court has maintained that an accused cannot be kept indefinitely in jail for his inability to produce registered surety for reasons beyond...
Rajeev Kumar

SC tells former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar to approach Calcutta HC or trial...

The Supreme Court on Friday told former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar to approach Calcutta High Court or trial court for extension of the...
SC seeks WB govt’s reply on Customs’ plea

SC seeks WB govt’s reply on Customs’ plea

The Supreme Court on Friday (April 12) sought West Bengal government’s reply on a plea by the Customs Department alleging obstruction by police while...
Breather for Trinamool MP Abhishek Banerjee’s Wife From Calcutta HC

Breather for Trinamool MP Abhishek Banerjee’s Wife From Calcutta HC

A division bench of the Calcutta High Court has said that Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Abhishek Banerjee’s wife Rujira Narula, who was in the...
Mukul Roy/Photo: UNI

BJP leader Mukul Roy applies for anticipatory bail in TMC MLA’s murder case

Roy, three others, have been booked by the West Bengal police for the murder of TMC MLA Satyajit Biswas on February 9 Days after he...
Abortion

Calcutta HC Sets Up Medical Board For Report On Women Seeking To Abort 24...

The Calcutta High Court will set up a medical board to consider the request of a 32-year-old woman in her second trimester of pregnancy...
(L-R) BJP president Amit Shah and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

Amit Shah’s On-Off-On Off-On Rath Yatra Is Off Once Again

A division bench of the Calcutta High Court on Friday quashed a single bench order of Thursday that allowed the BJP to carry out...
Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Determined to Block BJP Yatra, WB Govt To Appeal Against HC Order

The West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is determined to block the BJP”s Rath Yatra for which the Calcutta High Court yesterday granted permission....
Amit Shah

Calcutta HC Waves the Green Flag for Amit Shah’s Rath Yatra In West Bengal

The BJP received a shot in the arm on Thursday as the Calcutta High Court allowed the party to hold three rath yatras in...
AMIT SHAH

Give Us 3 Tentative Dates For Amit Shah’s Yatra: Calcutta HC To BJP

The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday asked the BJP to give three tentative dates for the 'Rath Yatra' that the party chief Amit Shah...
Amit Shah

WB Govt To High Court: Can’t Give Permission For Amit Shah’s Rath Yatra

The West Bengal Government has informed the Calcutta High Court that it cannot grant permission for the proposed 'rath yatra' by BJP Chief Amit...
Lawyers on Strike: Law unto Themselves

Lawyers on Strike: Law unto Themselves

Above: Lawyers in a Ranchi court protesting against the Advocates (Amdt) Bill, 2017/Photo: UNI Despite court strictures, lawyers in several parts of the country continue...
Justice Chelameswar: Playing a Double Role?

Justice Chelameswar: Playing a Double Role?

Above: Former SC judge J Chelameswar/Photo: Anil Shakya The question several judges and legal luminaries are now still pondering about is whether Justice Chelameswar should...
Some progress in judicial appointments, says CJI Misra

Some progress in judicial appointments, says CJI Misra

With regular hearing of matters beginning, on Monday (July 2), with the end of the Supreme Court’s summer vacation, the issue of delays in...
Calcutta High Court; (inset) Justice Sabyasachi Bhattacharya

Calcutta HC: Advocate’s submission

Above: Calcutta High Court; (inset) Justice Sabyasachi Bhattacharya Calcutta High Court stays proceedings in a suit after a trial court refuses to entertain an advocate’s...

SC overturns Calcutta HC order, says panchayat polls in state to be held on...

Top court also orders that poll results of those constituencies at which opposition candidates could not file nomination will not be published The Supreme Court...
Calcutta High Court

Calcutta HC stays WB panchayat polls till further orders

While the Calcutta High Court on Thursday (April 12) ordered that the violence-torn panchayat poll process in West Bengal be stayed till further orders, it also...
“Indian Constitution and Democracy Unshakeable”

“Indian Constitution and Democracy Unshakeable”

Justice VS Sirpurkar (centre) flanked by his wife Kumkum (left) and Senior Advocate, Supreme Court, Pradeep Rai (right). The panel also included Inderjit Badhwar,...

SC rues the bad conditions in orphanages across India; issues notices to states

Above: Children in an orphanage/Photo courtesy: www.internationalstorytelling.org There was a news article published in a newspaper in which it was mentioned that there is...
Justice C S Karnan released from Kolkata’s Presidency Jai

Justice Karnan released from jail

The former Calcutta High Court judge spent six months behind bars at Kolkata’s Presidency Jail, sent there by the Supreme Court for contempt Calcutta High...
A still image taken from CCTV footage provided by the West Bengal Police. Photo: UNI

Ranaghat nun rape case: 1 convicted for rape, 5 for robbery

Above: A still image taken from CCTV footage provided by the West Bengal Police. Photo: UNI The barbaric act of rape on a 72-year-old nun...
Former Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh. Photo: Anil Shakya

CBI at SC door, wants ex-TMC MP Kunal Ghosh’s bail cancelled

Above: Former Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh. Photo: Anil Shakya Former Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Kunal Ghosh, a suspect in the Rs 2,000-crore Saradha chit...
Goddess Durga floating in the river Brahmaputra after it was immersed during the Durga Puja festival in Guwahati (file picture). Photo: UNI

Calcutta HC revokes WB govt order on Durga Puja immersion

Above: Goddess Durga floating in the river Brahmaputra after it was immersed during the Durga Puja festival in Guwahati (file picture). Photo: UNI The...
(Left) Calcutta High Court and Allahabad High Court

Centre appoints additional judges for Allahabad and Calcutta high courts

Above: (Left) Calcutta High Court and Allahabad High Court  The government on September 19 appointed 25 additional judges for the high courts of Allahabad...
Calcutta HC tells Centre: Appoint judges or we will take “appropriate action”

Calcutta HC tells Centre: Appoint judges or we will take “appropriate action”

In an almost unprecedented act, Calcutta High Court judges have come out against what they say was “stepmotherly treatment” of the court by the...
Send more CRPF troops to Darjeeling, says Calcutta HC

Calcutta HC directs Centre to send more CRPF troops to Darjeeling

The Calcutta High Court, in its assessment on Friday (July 14), found good reason to direct the Centre to deploy four more companies of CRPF in...
Calcutta High Court

Calcutta HC asks Centre: Is Darjeeling trouble not serious enough for more troops?

While hearing a PIL regarding the killing of All India Gorkha League leader Madan Tamang, the Calcutta’s High Court’s division bench of acting Chief...
Justice CS Karnan. Photo: Twitter

Supreme Court rejects Karnan’s urgent plea for hearing

Former Calcutta High Court judge CS Karnan’s attempts to get himself released from jail have failed. His oral appeal, through his lawyer Mathews J...
Justice CS Karnan

Judge Unaccountable

Inadequacies within the judicial system which limit action against sitting judges is what Justice CS Karnan is exploiting ~By Sujit BharThe controversial case of Justice...
Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad (Photo: Rajeev Tyagi), CJI JS Khehar

Govt shifts blame for low number of women judges on the judiciary

Tussle resumes even as top four high courts now have women chief justices The government used the first opportunity it got to hit back at...
Justice CS Karnan

Justice Karnan demands Rs 14 crore “compensation”

~By Sujit Bhar This is possibly getting a bit out of hand. Justice CS Karnan is at it again, in his own bizarre way. And...
Justice CS Karnan

The Curious Case of Justice Karnan

Already embroiled in a series of controversies, Justice Karnan’s open defiance of the Supreme Court raises serious questions   ~Justice Sreedhar Rao   The judiciary in India occupies...
In 2015, Justice Karnan (left) accused the then Chief Justice of the Madras High Court Justice SK Kaul of harassing him because he was a Dalit

Justice CS Karnan: A Judge too far

The seven-judge Supreme Court bench hearing against him will be long and difficult, punctuated by caste issues ~By Rakesh BhatnagarSeventeen-odd years ago, the then Chief...
At the Supreme Court, Justice Kabir delivered strong judgements in many important cases

Altamas Kabir, 39th CJI, passes away

Legal services to transgenders, rights of women among his key contributions Altamas Kabir, the 39th Chief Justice of India, who died on February 19 in...
Five new chief justices appointed in high courts

Five new chief justices appointed in high courts

At a time when the stand-off continues between the executive and the judiciary over appointment of judges to the higher judiciary, a major development...
(L-R) Bombay High Court; Chief Justice Manjulla Chellur

Bombay HC gets a woman chief justice

Justice Manjulla Chellur took over as the new chief justice of the Bombay High Court on August 22. She is the second woman after...
Visitor looks at a picture of Subhas Chandra Bose, former leader of the Indian National Army, at a museum in Kolkata, India

Where is Netaji’s “treasure”?

On July 29, a PIL was filed in Calcutta High Court asking for an inquiry commission to look into the disappearance of gold and...
Calcutta High Court

Calcutta High Court refuses name change

The Modi government had recently given the go-ahead to a law ministry proposal suggesting changing the names of the Bombay and Madras high courts....
Two high courts to get new identity

Two high courts to get new identity

The Union cabinet today cleared the decks for renaming of the Madras and Bombay high courts. A bill in this regard will be placed...

Justice Karnan asked to join Calcutta High Court on, or before March 11

Following the communiqué signed by President Pranab Mukherjee that has been received by Madras High Court Justice CS Karnan, who recently ‘stayed’ the CJI’s...

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