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Mumbai: ‘With thousands of manuscripts left to be rewritten, it is a race against time’
Mon, May 23, 2016

‘Shrutganga’, the centre of rewriting Jain manuscripts, nestles on the third floor of Shrut Ganga Mandir, situated amidst the hustle and bustle of the commercial hub of Kalbadevi.

2004 Abduction case: Bombay HC drops MCOCA against accused, says cops didn’t prove criminal antecedent
Thu, May 19, 2016

Among other requirements, invocation of MCOCA requires the prosecution to establish that a member or members of the crime syndicate have been chargesheeted more than once within the preceding 10 years from the registration of the present crime.

What the Bombay High Court verdict on beef ban means
Sat, May 07, 2016

Maharashtra Beef Ban: The law had been amended to include Section 5 D that banned people from possessing meat of cow, bulls and bullocks, slaughtered within or outside the state.

Maharashtra custodial deaths: 10 years on, police learn law allows magisterial inquiry
Fri, May 06, 2016

Under this provision, the magistrate is empowered to hold inquests by ordering a post mortem of the body within two days.

Adarsh chairman pins hopes on SC, says society had environmental clearance, paid Rs 16 cr to govt for land
Sun, May 01, 2016

Brigadier T K Sinha Adarsh chairman pins hopes on SC, says society had environmental clearance, paid Rs 16 cr to govt for landsays, the society got environmental clearance and Rs 16 crore was paid to the government as it is government land.

Bombay HC slams BMC for ‘flouting’ mangrove order
Thu, Apr 21, 2016

The BMC was contesting an order passed by National Green Tribunal, which directed the civic body to demolish the compound wall around the 3,000-tonne bio-reactor plant on the Kanjurmarg ground.

Son’s death in alleged medical botch-up: 2 yrs on, HC asks police to record woman’s statement
Mon, Apr 18, 2016

She alleged power went off in the operation theatre during surgery, which was done using torch lights

Egg donor’s death: Petition dismissed, no court relief for doctors
Sat, Apr 09, 2016

The HC framed several questions over the victim’s death and dismissed their petition.

Bombay HC junks ISIS recruit’s plea against NIA court’s order rejecting his bail
Mon, Apr 04, 2016

The Bombay High Court on Monday dismissed an appeal filed by alleged ISIS recruit Areeb Majeed challenging a special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court order that had denied him bail in May, 2015.

It is State’s duty to protect fundamental rights of women: Bombay High Court
Sat, Apr 02, 2016

The Bombay HC was hearing a public interest litigation challenging the prohibition on women’s entry to the shrine area at Shani Shingnapur temple

Medical students from backward classes move Bombay HC over withdrawal of ‘freeship’
Thu, Mar 31, 2016

Filed through the Human Rights Law Network, the PIL says that various medical colleges across the state have put a pre-condition of fee payment before students can write exams for post-graduate or diploma courses.

Melting Pot: Bhatia community organisation-Helping members mix, to find the perfect match
Mon, Mar 28, 2016

The Global Bhatia Foundation, a community trust, organises every month what it calls parichay milan, or meetings with interested men and women of the community.

Lawyers can’t be denied entry to bars they are not members of, says Bombay HC
Mon, Mar 28, 2016

They claimed that many lawyers not based in Mumbai come here only when they have a case to attend to, and are not allowed to sit on chairs as they are “meant” for other senior colleagues of that particular bar.

I am disappointed with this govt: Shrihari Aney
Wed, Mar 23, 2016

In an interview to Aamir Khan, ex-AG Shrihari Aney says not even 25% of expectations were met as parties have lost the ability to understand Vidarbha.

German Bakery Blast case: Not conclusive that man in footage is Yasin, says HC
Sat, Mar 19, 2016

The Bench noted that the prosecution should have made use of “better evidence” to establish Bhatkal’s identity.

German Bakery case in Bombay HC: Defence vs prosecution; the twists and turns
Fri, Mar 18, 2016

German Bakery blasts: The Bombay High Court on Thursday acquitted Mirza Himayat Baig, the lone accused who was awarded death penalty for "masterminding" the attack that killed 17 persons in Pune in 2010.

From death to life: What courts ruled on German Bakery blast accused Himayat Baig
Fri, Mar 18, 2016

On the day he was sentenced to death by the trial court in April 2013, the alleged “mastermind” of the February 13, 2010 German Bakery bombing broke down and begged for leniency.

Bombay High Court quashes death penalty to Pune bakery blast convict
Fri, Mar 18, 2016

German Bakery blasts: The Bombay High Court on Thursday acquitted Mirza Himayat Baig, the lone accused who was awarded death penalty for "masterminding" the attack that killed 17 persons in Pune in 2010.

Gadoli encounter: Bombay HC rejects plea for FIR against Gurgaon Police
Thu, Mar 17, 2016

Singh had claimed Gadoli was “murdered” by the Gurgaon Police at the behest of his business rival and Gurgaon politician Binder Gujjar.

German Bakery Blasts case: Bombay HC set to pronounce judgment today
Thu, Mar 17, 2016

While the state was represented by Special Public Prosecutor Raja Thakre, Baig’s counsel was Delhi-based lawyer Mehmood Pracha.

Terror accused say they don’t want him to defend them, outfit drops Delhi-based lawyer Mehmood Pracha
Thu, Mar 17, 2016

Pracha, who reportedly became the face of the organisation during the period of his association with them, handled several high-profile cases, including the Jama Masjid and German Bakery blast cases.

Rape and murder: Bombay High Court hands out double life imprisonment to victim’s uncle
Tue, Mar 15, 2016

In 2013, Atugade (22) was tried and convicted for the minor’s rape and murder by a Sangli trial court after he purportedly confessed to his crime during police interrogation. He had admitted to raping and killing his niece while narrating the series of events that led to the crime.

Melting Pot – From the hills to the buzzing city: The journey of three Nepalese-Mumbaikars
Mon, Mar 14, 2016

They are seen as primarily watchmen, waiters or, for the ones doing low end jobs. But that image is changing now - say some of them who are slowly starting to break out — and are now climbing the socio-economic ladder in the city.

Women’s day: Felicitation of a fighter in Bombay High Court
Wed, Mar 09, 2016

Shaikh, 23, had lost both her legs in a train accident when she was a teenager. Her family’s pitiable financial background coupled with her physical condition meant all the hope had been lost.

In this Dongri bylane, a Siddi family is trying to take African legacy forward
Mon, Mar 07, 2016

A cramped, meandering bylane in Dongri leads us to a shrine, where he lives with his family.

Bombay High Court criticises Bar Association’s step on expeditious construction, funds
Sun, Mar 06, 2016

The sharp criticism by the Bombay High Court comes in connection with a case where the Bar association of the Mazgaon court sought directions for expeditious construction and disbursal of funds for the restoration of its court building.

Maharashtra govt favours entry of women to Haji Ali
Wed, Feb 10, 2016

Discrimination on the grounds of sex has to go, High Court said.

Melting pot: Mumbai’s Chinese temple glows red for year of the monkey
Mon, Feb 08, 2016

Tham Than Voon, better known as Albert, is hoping for a large gathering.

Melting pot: Why Kumbharwada youngsters are letting go of pottery-making
Mon, Feb 01, 2016

On Saturday afternoon, the heat is conducive to bake freshly-crafted pottery and kilns have been lit up. Smoke fills the air as freshly-kneaded clay is mounted on a rotator.

There could be more pressure to carve out Vidarbha state: Shrihari Aney
Fri, Jan 29, 2016

Advocate General Shrihari Aney believes the problems of Vidarbha cannot be addressed unless it becomes a state.

Melting pot: This fishing community stands witness to the changing tides in business
Mon, Jan 25, 2016

As one traverses along the lanes of the fishing hamlet, the pungency of drying fish grows stronger.

Bombay HC issues notice to mother-daughter duo for lodging false rape complaint
Sun, Jan 24, 2016

While issuing notices to the woman and her mother, the court observed, “It is necessary to issue notice, as it may be a deterrent factor to restrain people from initiating false prosecution.”

Bombay HC asks Pune police to pay Rs 50,000 to doctor couple
Fri, Jan 22, 2016

Besides the man and the doctor couple, four other family members were also charged under Sections 376 (rape) and 417 (cheating) of the Indian Penal Code.

Illegal detention for rape abetment: Bombay HC asks Pune police to pay Rs 50,000 to couple
Fri, Jan 22, 2016

The woman also alleged in her complaint that she perceived a threat from the man’s sister and brother-in-law.

Malegaon blast: Special court erred in bail plea, says accused Shrikant Purohit
Tue, Jan 19, 2016

In Dec 2015, the Special Court had rejected Purohit’s bail plea along with other accused in blast case

Allowing women inside Haji Ali: Bombay HC says matter is of belief, awaits Sabarimala verdict
Tue, Jan 19, 2016

“Not sure if we should stir the hornet’s nest,” said Acting Chief Justice V M Kanade and Justice Revati Mohite Dere hearing a PIL seeking entry of women into Haji Ali Dargah’s inner sanctum.