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West Bengal Medical Council led by TMC's Nirmal Maji running unlawfully, to be dissolved by next month: Calcutta HC

Kolkata/IBNS: The Calcutta High Court on Wednesday held that the present West Bengal Medical Council (WBMC), headed by the ruling TMC MLA Nirmal Maji, is an illegal body and it is running unlawfully.

SSC Scam: Calcutta HC directs Bengal govt to provide teaching job to petitioner Babita Sarkar

Kolkata/UNI: The Calcutta High Court on Friday directed the West Bengal School Service Commission to provide an appointment letter within 10 days to the petitioner, Babita Sarkar, in place of dismissed state junior education minister Paresh Chandra Adhikari's daughter Ankita Adhikari, who got job allegedly by unfair means.

Bengal's School Service Commission flouted all norms in recruiting 381 Group-C staff: Judicial probe panel

Kolkata/IBNS: In a major embarrassment for the Mamata Banerjee government, a judicial probe committee's report on Friday stated that West Bengal School Service Commission (WBSSC) had flouted all norms while recruiting 381 Group-C staff, reports said.

Calcutta HC directs CBI to probe TMC leader Bhadu Sheikh's murder

Kolkata/UNI: The Calcutta High Court on Friday directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to probe the murder of TMC leader Bhadu Sheikh along with the Bogtui massacre in which nine people were burnt alive on March 21 in West Bengal's Birbhum district.

Calcutta HC directs CBI to quiz former advisor of SSC

Kolkata/UNI: A single bench of the Calcutta High Court on Thursday ordered the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to question former School Service Commission (SSC) advisor SP Sinha concerning alleged irregularities in the appointment of teachers in government-aided schools.

Calcutta High Court orders CBI probe into Birbhum arson

Kolkata/IBNS: The Calcutta High Court on Friday ordered a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the arson, which killed at least eight people at Bogtui village in West Bengal's Birbhum district.

In rare order Calcutta High Court allows woman to terminate pregnancy after 35 weeks

Kolkata/IBNS: In a rare order, the Calcutta High Court on Thursday allowed a woman to terminate her pregnancy after 35 weeks, reports said.

Calcutta HC allows West Bengal govt to hold Gangasagar Mela amid COVID-19

Kolkata/IBNS: The Calcutta High Court on Friday allowed the West Bengal government to go ahead with the Gangasagar Mela, which attracts lakhs of people, amid the massive surge in COVID-19 in the state, media reports said.

Voting for Kolkata Municipal Corporation election begins

Kolkata/UNI: Polling for the much-anticipated Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) election began at 7 AM here on Sunday.

Central force not needed in Kolkata civic polls, says Calcutta HC; BJP to move SC

Kolkata/IBNS: Agreeing with the single bench’s verdict, the division bench of Calcutta High Court on Friday night ruled no central force was needed for the Dec 19 civic polls in Kolkata.

Supreme Court allows green crackers during festivities in Bengal, cancels Calcutta HC's order

New Delhi/IBNS: The Supreme Court has set aside the Calcutta High Court's ruling, allowing the use of green crackers with relatively less-polluting materials during the upcoming festivities, media reports said.

Supreme Court to hear appeal against Calcutta High Court cracker ban

New Delhi/UNI: The Supreme Court vacation bench will hear the appeal against the Calcutta High Court's order banning firecrackers during the festive season in West Bengal on Monday.

Double vaccination compulsory to participate in Durga puja rituals: Calcutta HC

Kolkata/IBNS: The Calcutta high court on Monday eased some of the restrictions imposed on Durga Puja celebrations while allowing local people to take part in puja rituals, such as "pushpanjali" and "sindur khela", only if they have received two doses of vaccine, according to media reports.

No stay on Bhabanipur bypoll where Mamata Banerjee contesting: Calcutta HC

Kolkata/IBNS: The Calcutta High Court Tuesday dismissed a plea seeking cancellation of the upcoming Bhabanipur byelection, where West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is contesting as a Trinamool Congress (TMC) candidate to continue with her post, media reports said.

Bhabanipur bypoll case: Calcutta HC questions EC for expediting particularly one byelection, reserves order

Kolkata/IBNS: The Calcutta High Court on Friday reserved its order on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed questioning the Election Commission of India (ECI)'s decision to conduct a bypoll in Bhabanipur assembly seat amid pandemic where Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee is a contestant.