Karnataka elections: Rahul Gandhi steps up attack on Narendra Modi, BJP
Man facing charges in CVS armed robbery in east Charlotte
Raj Babbar resigns as UP Congress president after debacle in UP bypoll
Texas bomber's change in tactics could hint at future plans
Senate Intel Committee gives Homeland Security its election security wish list
Calcutta University's decision to confer honorary DLitt to Mamata Banerjee uncertain
12 January 2018, 11:36 | Devin Moran
Calcutta HC to hear PIL against degree conferment to Mamata
The petition claimed that the decision of the syndicate and senate of the university to honour Banerjee with a D.Litt was arbitrary and devoid of any proper reasoning.
Earlier on Oct 25 a year ago, following a meeting of the university's Senate-Syndicate, CU's Vice-Chancellor (VC), Sonali Chakraborty Banerjee, announced to award Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee with honourary D.Litt degree during the prestigious institute's convocation in south Kolkata's Nazrul Mancha.
In last two times, Banerjee did not attend the convocation ceremony despite being invited by the university.
Former Vice Chancellor of North Bengal University Ranju Gopal Mukhopadhyay had filed the petition in the high court on Monday.
The Calcutta High Court had said earlier in the day that it will continue hearing a Public Interest Litigation against the university's decision but will not stop the event, NDTV reported.
The petitioner mentioned that conferring the degree to Banerjee will undermine the standard of the university and the prestige of the award.
The Indian chief minister said they will be given shelter in Alipurduar and Jalpaiguri districts.
The West Bengal government told the HC that a PIL challenging Calcutta University's decision to confer honorary D.Litt to CM Mamata was politically motivated. "The same people have chose to honour the chief minister with the honorary DLitt". Advocate General Kishore Dutta said the plea was "out and out in political interest", and that "except character assassination, nothing is there", reported PTI.
Yearly Auto Sales Off Slightly in 2017
GM also published its December sales figures Wednesday, which showed total sales were 2% up on the same month in 2016. Both auto manufacturers' December sales beat analyst's forecasts and ended a disappointing year on a brighter note.
Canada's WTO broadside: What's the strategy ?
Otherwise Canada, which sends 75 percent of its goods exports to the U.S. , could ask the trade organization to adjudicate. Lighthizer questioned why Canada filed so many complaints that included other countries.
TRACKING: Flood Watch, Winter Storm Watch issued for region
As of Thursday afternoon, Skow said temperatures had already dropped to 16 degrees with a wind-chill reading of minus 4 degrees. The heavy rain that is expected Friday afternoon, coupled with melting snow , prompted a flood watch for southern New England.
Australia recall Cameron White
Last week, captain Steve Smith called for Maxwell to "train a bit smarter" and trade in the "funky stuff" for the basics. However, White's selection came as a surprise as the veteran himself thought that his global career was nearly over.
BottleRock Has Announced The Lineup-And It's Insane
Previous year over 120,000 people attended the sold out event and this May, it promises to be a bigger and better show than ever. The final major headliner is Muse , the English rock band who first made waves in the USA with their 2003 album "Absolution".
Late Bellerin Strike Rescues Arsenal In Chelsea Thriller
Arsenal's defense was again inconsistent as the second half began, and Cech had to step in and save a couple Chelsea shots. It looked like, mentally, we were shot and we could have lost the game but we had the resources to come back to 2-2.