The Supreme Court today has issued notice and stayed the Calcutta High Court order by which it had directed the School Education Department, West Bengal to make payment of salaries to part-time teachers equal to basic pay in scale of pay of regular teacher working in Higher Secondary Section in a non–government Aided Higher Secondary School with effect from 28th July 2010 i.e the date of order till 24.12.2013.
The Supreme Court Collegium in the same meeting has resolved to reiterate its earlier recommendations for elevation of the 4 Advocates (Shri Jaytosh Majumdar, Shri Amitesh Banerjee, Shri Raja Basu Chowdhury, Smt. Lapita Banerji) as Judges in Calcutta High Court.
In a major setback for the Mamata Banerjee government, the five-judge Supreme Court bench of Acting Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal and Justices IP Mukerji, Harish Tandon, Soumen Sen and Subrata Talukdar on Thursday ordered a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the alleged cases of murder and crimes against women during the violence that followed the elections in West Bengal.
It is not a secret that Congress (interim) president Sonia Gandhi wants a broad-based alliance with Trinamool Congress (TMC) for the forthcoming elections. The bonhomie has been given the official stamp of approval. Even in the last elections – despite Adhir Chowdhury’s somewhat unfavourable comments....
Trinamool MPs - Derek O'Brien, Sukhendu Sekhar Roy and Mahua Moitra wrote a letter to PM Modi, in whic they demanded to remove Solicitor General Tushar Mehta from his post over his alleged meeting with BJP MLA Subhendu Adhikari. Mehta says he didn't meet Bengal BJP leader
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has launched a student credit card scheme to make Bengal’s youth self-reliant and said the scheme will benefit Bengal students to obtain more than Rs 10 lakh loan with an annual simple interest.