Ganashakti moves HC against govt
- IPL spot-fixing case: Actor Vindoo Dara Singh arrested in Mumbai
- IPL 2013 LIVE SCORE: Chennai Super Kings bat, Sachin Tendulkar still out
- Pune Warriors withdraw from IPL, 'disgusted' by BCCI's attitude
- IPL spot fixing: How Sreesanth splurged money on girlfriend
- Li Keqiang pitches for more Chinese investments as he backs trade balance
Ganashakti, a Bengali daily published by the CPM, has filed a writ petition in the Calcutta High Court alleging that the state government is not giving advertisements to the newspaper.
The petition alleged that the newspaper did not receive any government advertisement since May 20, 2011, when the new government came to power. The case will be heard next week.
Ganashakti wrote letters to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in this regard but there was no response. Mamata is also the minister of information and cultural affairs, which releases advertisements to the media.
The petition alleged that the government did not give any advertisement for political reasons.
Advocate Subrata Mukhopadhyay, counsel of Ganashakti, said that the government in 1977 adopted a policy that newspapers would get advertisements according to circulation. The circulation of Ganashakti is more than 2 lakh daily. Therefore, it has the right to receive advertisements, he argued.
- 'Sophisticated' Indian cyberattacks targeted Pak military sites: Report
- Talkative Li quoted Weber, Hegel, Jobs, said PM is large-hearted
- Bihar food corp ends up with chaff as rice worth Rs 535 cr vanishes from mills
- In 7 lucrative minutes on May 9, Sreesanth bowled 6 balls, bookie made Rs 2.5 cr
- India and China ask border envoys to work on more steps
- Former Ranji player among 3 more held