Calcutta HC Agrees to Increase Judicial Activity Considering the Piling Up of Cases
According to Registrar General Rai Chattopadhyay, the Calcutta High Court has agreed to increase judicial activity from yesterday, September 8 and has also ordered the district courts to take appropriate action to deal with pending cases. Upon consideration of...
Abnormal Deaths of Wildlife in North Bengal, Calcutta HC Takes Suo Moto Cognizance Against the Forest Department
The Calcutta High Court took notice of the unnatural deaths of elephants, bison and other wild animals in North Bengal. There are reports of action taken against people for the killing of bison. Newspapers have also reported regarding the...
Calcutta HC Orders Authorities for Payment of Pension, Says Pensions Are Not Treated as Bounty Payment
The petitioner of the present case, Nisi @ Nishi Prodhan v. The State of West Bengal, is the wife of a deceased employee who worked for Berhampore Municipality. He belonged to the Group 'D' category. She approached this court to...
Calcutta HC Grants Anticipatory Bail to Journalist, Says Freedom of Press Fundamental
ETV Journalist faces arrest for the publication of an article about police officers accepting bribes. The article highlights that the police officers are accepting bribes from trucks transporting sand. The article sparked turmoil, and the journalist faced arrest on...
Calcutta HC Quashes FIR Against Journalists, Declares “Authorities Have Acted Unreasonably”
The petitioners in the case are owners of an online news portal. There is an action taken against them based on the FIR registered on 28th 2020. Calcutta High Court finds it to be the hasty action on behalf...
Calcutta HC: Authorities Need Not Take Extreme Steps In Collecting Payments from Petitioners’
The petitioners’ are the tenants who have rented out the office space where the water connection of the premises has stopped since 18 June 2020. The Calcutta High Court directs the respondent to ensure water supply immediately on the...
Calcutta High Court Grants Anticipatory Bail to Reporter for His Article on Illegal Mining
The Petitioner is a news reporter who has applied for an anticipatory bail in the Calcutta High Court. The bail is against the arrest that is likely to happen. The Respondents insisted that the petitioner is taken into custody...
Calcutta High Court Passes Judgment to Assert Safety of Children Near COVID Centre
A shelter home for children, Subhayan Home, is located near the new COVID center. This decision of the authority of locating its new COVID center near children, has put the children of the Home at risk. The Calcutta High...
Calcutta High Court: Appropriate Authority to Decide on Whether “Paatal Lok” Is Defamatory
The Petitioner approached the Court through a Public Interest Litigation. The main concern of the Petitioner is in the streaming of the web series Paatal Lok. The Calcutta High Court heard the case on 24th July 2020. The Court...
Calcutta High Court Grants Permission to Appellant to Make Copies of Seized Documents
Calcutta High Court holds that the claimant can make a copy of the seized documentsunder GST laws. The present case is under section 67(5) of the GST act. The appellant has claimed to have made numerous requests for the...