Rape cases: HC for fast-track courts
Kolkata: In view of increasing pendency of cases of rape and crime against women, Calcutta High Court Chief Justice Arun Mishra on Thursday directed the state government to establish fast-track courts for speedy trials in such cases. “The Chief Justice has given direction to move the state government for establishment of sufficient number of permanent fast-track courts for trial of rape cases and other cases involving crime against women,” Registrar General of the High Court R K Bag said in a statement. The courts identified for trial of rape cases and involving crime against women will be inaugurated on January 23.
Pranab arrives for three-day tour
KOLKATA: President Pranab Mukherjee arrived in Kolkata on Thursday for a three-day tour of the state. He will attend several functions, including inauguration of a terminal of the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Airport. He will also launch the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Swami Vivekananda at his ancestral house in north Kolkata on Friday.