Month: March 2018

Month-long Lawyers’ Strike Cripples Calcutta High Court: PBT Lodges Complaint With Bar Council Seeking Disciplinary Action Against Bar Association Leaders

The Calcutta High Court has remained virtually non-functional for the past almost one month due to a strike called by the High Court Bar Association in demand of appointment of more judges in the vacant positions. While the point that all positions of judges in the highest court in the state should be filled to …

SC’s Historic Judgment On “Passive Euthanasia” Puts Awesome Responsibility On Doctors

Supreme Court of India has passed a landmark judgment legalizing “passive euthanasia” or “living will” so that life-support may be removed from permanently unconscious or terminally ill patients who are suffering from painful incurable diseases like end stage cancer or AIDS to let me die in a quick and dignified way. The concept of “living …

West Bengal Medical Council President and Trinomul MLA, Dr. Nirmal Maji, Surrenders In Court and Released on Bail Facing Charges for “Criminal Conspiracy” and “Criminal Defamation” For Making Baseless Comments Against PBT

West Bengal Medical Council (WBMC) President and Trinoomul MLA, Dr. Nirmal Maji, surrendered today before the court of Ld. Metropolotian Magistrate, Mr. Debashis Panja, in Bankshall Court (Case No. CNS/415/17; Dr. Kunal Saha vs. Dr. Nirmal Maji & Anr.) to face criminal charges filed against him under Indian Penal Code (IPC) Section 120b (“criminal conspiracy”), …