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Calcutta High Court: High Court in West Bengal, India
The Calcutta High Court is the oldest High Court in India. It is located at Esplanade Row West, Kolkata, West Bengal. It has jurisdiction over the state of West Bengal and the Union Territory of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The High Court building's design is somewhat based on the Lakenhal in Ypres in Flanders, Belgium.

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Sandeshkhali case: Calcutta HC says no stay on arrest of TMC leader Shahjahan Sheikh

TMC leader Shajahan Sheikh is accused of atrocities in Sandeshkhali.
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'Ashamed, sorry' for judges' row, says Calcutta HC chief justice

Chief Justice T S Sivagnanam of Calcutta high court said on Tuesday that he was "ashamed and sorry" for "an untoward situation" last week involving two benches and Bengal's advocate general. He..
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Calcutta HC judges differed on proceedings in teacher recruitment scam too, SC stepped in

The controversy between two judges of the Calcutta high court extends beyond the fake caste certificate scam. It also involves a hearing related to the teacher recruitment scam in West Bengal. The..
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Supreme Court transfers to itself Calcutta HC proceedings in caste certificate scam

Aiming to curb possible escalation of sparring between Calcutta HC judges, the Supreme Court on Monday shifted to itself all proceedings before HC on caste certificate scam in admissions to West Bengal..
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West Bengal fake caste certificate matter: Supreme Court stays proceedings in Calcutta High Court, issues notice

The apex court has listed the matter for January 29 for further hearing.
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Certificate scam case: SC stays Calcutta HC proceedings, issues notice to Bengal govt

In a special hearing, a five-judge bench stayed all proceedings before single-judge and division bench of Calcutta HC in a matter relating to caste certificate scam, which saw unsavoury judge vs judges..
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Supreme Court 5-Judges bench to hear Calcutta High Court judge vs judge row

Seriously concerned over the judicial indiscipline reflected in political insinuations and personal jibes during an unsavoury 'judge vs judges' spectacle in Calcutta HC, CJI D Y Chandrachud has..
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CBI probe into medical admissions: SC takes suo moto cognisance of Calcutta HC order

SC took suo moto cognisance of an order passed by a single bench of the Calcutta High Court that termed as "illegal and ignored" an order of the division bench in a case of alleged irregularities in..
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Calcutta High Court judge 'overrides' div bench order, scraps with AG

A conflict between two benches of Calcutta High Court over whether CBI should probe an alleged fake caste certificate scam in Bengal boiled over Thursday. The controversy erupted the previous day after..
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ED in Calcutta HC against Sandeshkhali joint probe


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Calcutta HC faces juvenile’s pre-arrest bail dilemma

Four division benches of the Calcutta High Court have jointly appealed to the chief justice to establish a larger bench to address a legal dilemma regarding whether a juvenile involved in a criminal..
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Marathons more important than political rallies: Calcutta HC

Calcutta high court Chief Justice TS Sivagnanam asks ISF to hold rally in Kolkata indoor stadium instead of Esplanade. Bengal government challenges ISF rally in front of Victoria House. CJ prioritizes..
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HC junks ED plea for CBI probe into attack on its team in Bengal

Calcutta High Court forms joint SIT, comprising CBI and Bengal police, to investigate the attack on ED officers in Sandeshkhali. The SIT will report directly to the court and is required to submit its..
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If committed to justice, arrest Sandeshkhali attackers: Calcutta HC

Calcutta High Court urged the arrest of those accused of the Sandeshkhali attack for justice to be served. Prime accused Sheikh Shahjahan, who has been in hiding, also appealed to the court. The court..
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Calcutta HC stays state police FIRs against ED


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Abhishek Banerjee moves SC seeking to 'gag' Calcutta HC judge


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Calcutta HC advice to girls to check sexual urges wrong: Supreme Court


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Social boycott has no place in civilised society: Calcutta HC

There is no place for social boycott of a citizen in a civilized society, the Calcutta high court said Wednesday while addressing a case where a man faced ostracism for reporting illegal temple..
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Judge calls for 'new beginning', Kolkata lawyers end boycott

Justice Abhijit Gangopadhyay's visit to the Calcutta High Court Bar Association office prompted the association to end their boycott. The boycott was initiated after Prosenjit Mukherjee, a member of..
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Calcutta HC: Education qualification not essential for getting elected


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Calcutta HC pulls up police for delay in FIR on BJP worker murder


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Don't preach, SC says after Calcutta HC judges' needless remark

The Supreme Court disapproves the Calcutta High Court's sweeping observations on adolescent girls' sexual urges. The Supreme Court takes suo motu cognisance and questions the validity of the High..
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'Sexual urges' advise to girls: Supreme Court slams remark made by Calcutta High Court judge

The Supreme Court criticized certain aspects of the Calcutta High Court's ruling, deeming its remarks highly objectionable. Justices emphasized that judges should refrain from expressing personal views..
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Outgoing Allahabad HC Chief Justice lashes out at ’18 transfer

Outgoing Chief Justice Pritinker Diwaker of the Allahabad high court expressed his hurt at his transfer from the Chhattisgarh HC in 2018, alleging that it was ill-intentioned and designed to harass..
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New bench set up, judge drops West Bengal scam cases

A judge of the Calcutta High Court, Justice Abhijit Gangopadhyay, has removed all cases related to teacher recruitment in state-run schools that were referred to the Supreme Court from his list. This..
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Biggest transfer since 'emergency' shows power shift to judiciary: Judge

Justice Bibek Chaudhuri, an outgoing judge of the Calcutta High Court, has criticized the Supreme Court collegium's decision to transfer 24 judges including his between high courts, comparing it to the..
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Calcutta HC judge asks CBI if it can probe ex-SC judge

Justice Abhijit Gangopadhyay of Calcutta HC questioned whether the CBI could investigate a former Supreme Court judge who may have had an understanding with an accused in the Bengal primary teacher..
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Right to life includes right to religious festivities: Calcutta HC


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Calcutta HC: Death penalty only for criminals beyond reform

The death penalty should only be pronounced in the “rarest of rare cases” when rehabilitation and reformation of the convict are ruled out, the Calcutta high court said Monday while upholding a..
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Calcutta high court asks ED to probe Leaps & Bounds CEO

Calcutta High Court on Tuesday directed the ED to investigate the CEO of Leaps and Bounds Pvt Ltd with respect to the teachers’ recruitment case and file a report on the progress during the next..
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Supreme Court junks West Bengal plea, NIA to probe Ram Navami unrest

The Supreme Court on Monday affirmed a Calcutta HC order directing the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to probe six incidents of violent attacks on Ram Navami processions at four places in West..
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Supreme Court says lawyers’ strike unacceptable, seeks action taken report

The Supreme Court on Monday frowned upon advocates of the Delhi high court abstaining from work to protest the transfer of Justice Gaurang Kanth to the Calcutta HC, and asked the Bar Council of India..
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Setback to Abhishek, Supreme Court lets ED continue probe

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to entertain Diamond Harbour MP and TMC national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee’s plea challenging a Calcutta HC order which had rejected his application for..
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Teacher recruitment scam: Supreme Court refuses to halt ED probe against TMC leader Abhishek Banerjee

CJI D Y Chandrachud-led bench, after a 40 minute hearing, said the Calcutta HC had considered Banerjee's application in detail and correctly concluded that ED investigations cannot be stopped.
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After flood of poll pleas, Cal HC says it's not political platform


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Panchayat poll: Calcutta HC orders probe into pullout 'threats'


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Panchayat Polls: Calcutta HC asks SEC to deploy over 82,000 central forces personnel


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TMC leader Abhishek Banerjee appears before CBI amidst heavy security deployment

TMC leader Abhishek Banerjee, who appeared before the CBI at its Kolkata office on Saturday morning, where he had been called as part of the agency's probe into the school jobs scam, has decided to..
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Supreme Court refuses to stay Calcutta HC order directing NIA probe into Ram Navami violence

A day after failing to sustain its ban on screening of 'The Kerala story', the West Bengal government suffered another setback as the Supreme Court refused to stay an order of the Calcutta HC directing..
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Cal HC upholds Justice Gangopadhyay order, lets CBI & ED quiz Abhishek


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Calcutta HC judge modifies his own judgment


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Calcutta HC scraps 36,000 teachers' recruitment


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Calcutta HC stays eviction order, to hear on Wed Amartya plea


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Cal HC judge recuses self from hearing Suvendu cases


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After Calcutta high court judge’s TV interview, Supreme Court takes away Abhishek Banerjee case from him

The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Calcutta HC acting Chief Justice to assign the case in which Justice Abhijit Gangopadhyay had ordered the CBI and ED to inquire into the alleged role of TMC leader..
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TMC's Abhishek welcomes SC decision on reassigning Calcutta HC hearings in school scam case


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SC takes note of judge's interview, asks Calcutta HC acting chief justice to reassign West Bengal school jobs 'scam' case to other bench


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Calcutta HC orders NIA probe into violence in Shibpur during Ram Navami

Hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by Leader of Opposition Suvendu Adhikari, a division bench presided by Acting Chief Justice TS Sivagnanam directed for the transfer of investigation to..
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School jobs scam: SC says judge has no business to give interview about pending cases, seeks report

Observing that judges have no business granting interviews on pending matters, the Supreme Court on Monday sought a report within four days from the Registrar General of the Calcutta High Court on..
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Calcutta HC: Ram Navami violence appears planned


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