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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Calcutta High Court


Wife, not father, has right over deceased man's sperm: Calcutta HC

January 22, 2021 10:07 pm

"The father-son relationship of the petitioner and the deceased does not entail any such right of the petitioner to the progeny of his son," Justice Bhattacharyya said.

In Kolkata, protesting teachers & cops clash

January 12, 2021 5:20 am

Sources in the police said the scuffle occurred when the demonstrators, who gathered at the protest site under the banner of Teachers Unity Muktamancha to demand an increase in their salaries, attempted to march towards state secretariat Nabanna in Howrah around 1.30 pm.

Prevent overcrowding on New Year’s Eve: Calcutta HC tells Bengal govt

December 30, 2020 1:25 am

A Division Bench of Justice Moushumi Bhattacharya and Justice Kaushik Chand directed the chief secretary and the home secretary to ensure there is no overcrowding on New Year’s Eve.

No interference if an adult marries as per choice, converts: Calcutta HC

December 24, 2020 4:24 am

"If an adult marries as per her choice and decides to convert and not return to her paternal house, there can be no interference in the matter," a division bench comprising justices Sanjib Banerjee and Arijit Banerjee observed on Monday.

Police lack sensitivity: Calcutta High Court on Birbhum custodial death of minor

November 14, 2020 5:02 am

“The Home Secretary, Government of West Bengal, is directed to submit an affidavit disclosing the status of CCTVs in all police stations, including child friendly corner… with proper infrastructure and SJPUs and / or designated child welfare police officer on or before 25th November 2011," the court said.

‘Preservation of life is priority’: SC refuses to interfere with Calcutta HC firecracker ban

November 12, 2020 12:55 am

"We understand these festivals are important... We are in a situation where life itself is in danger... There can be no greater value than preservation of life itself," Justice Chandrachud said.

HC ban on Durga Puja pandals: Revellers to bank on giant screens for darshan, app for online pushpanjali

October 23, 2020 1:45 pm

Unlike any year, Kolkata recorded low footfall of pandal hoppers this time. With “no entry” boards making pandals out of bounds, the thin crowd mainly comprised youngsters.

After Calcutta HC ban, cops hopeful of lower pandal footfall

October 21, 2020 6:08 am

“We were already distributing masks and urging people to maintain social distancing norms. With the court order, it will be easier for us to regulate the crowd now,” an on-duty police officer in Kolkata said on condition of anonymity.

Explained: What impact will the ban on visitors at Durga Puja pandals in West Bengal have?

October 25, 2020 12:44 pm

The Calcutta High Court has restricted visitors from entering Durga Puja pandals due to Covid-19. What did the court say in its order, and what impact is this likely to have across West Bengal?

No discussion yet on challenging HC order on Puja pandals: Bengal govt

October 20, 2020 9:44 am

Following Monday’s court order declaring the pandals no-entry zones, Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay convened a meeting attended by all police superintendents and district magistrates.