Ruhi Bhasin


Four most senior SC judges target CJI: Important to swiftly address issues raised, say former Bombay HC judges
Sat, Jan 13, 2018

Four of SC’s most senior judges, in the letter to the CJI had expressed concern relating to certain judicial orders passed by the top court which has “adversely affected the overall functioning of the justice delivery system”.

Relief for Pakistan-born man living in India for fifty years on long-term visa
Thu, Jan 11, 2018

HC asks state to detail procedures Asif Karadia needs to follow for MHA to consider his plea for Indian citizenship

Bombay HC asks civic body to remove Ambedkar’s statue from park in Vikhroli
Sun, Jan 07, 2018

The BMC had issued an order in April 2017 to the organisation to remove the unauthorised structure that included a shed, located in the R G Bhandare playground on Station Road, Tagore Nagar, Vikhroli (East).

Narayan Dabholkar had dreamt of a home on this leafy stretch now named after him
Mon, Dec 25, 2017

Narayan Dabholkar Road on Malabar Hill is now a leafy, cool stretch known for VIP movement and popular among early-morning joggers.

Relief for Ashok Chavan as Bombay HC rejects Governor’s prosecution order in Adarsh scam
Sat, Dec 23, 2017

The court was hearing a petition filed by Chavan challenging the decision of Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao granting sanction to the CBI to prosecute him in the case. The bench had earlier made Rao a respondent in the matter.

Court is temple of justice, all who come should dress decently: Justice Manjula Chellur
Thu, Dec 21, 2017

Justice Chellur said her comment about the attire of a journalist — it drew reactions from different quarters — stemmed from her belief that like lawyers and judges, journalists too are expected to dress 'decently' in a courtroom

HC flooded with petitions seeking termination of pregnancy
Mon, Dec 11, 2017

Ashok Anand, head of gynaecology department, J J hospital, said when gestation period is beyond 26 weeks, chances of live births are a possibility during abortions. “We have to provide the best care to the baby,” he said.

Padmavati row: Artistes are threatened, India cuts sorry figure, says Bombay HC
Fri, Dec 08, 2017

The Bombay High Court bench said: "It is distressing to know that a person makes a feature film and several people work tirelessly towards it, but (he) is not able to release the film because of continued threats. What have we come to?”

Bombay HC says RERA crucial for developing incomplete projects, upholds validity
Thu, Dec 07, 2017

"The purpose of introducing MahaRERA was to get rid of unexplained delays that often worked detrimental for the common man who often invest his/her hard earned money in the house," CM Devendra Fadnavis said.

Revised proposal on Manodhairya scheme placed before High Court
Thu, Nov 30, 2017

The high court said: “Why are you discriminating between working and non-working woman? The services of a home maker cannot be measured or valued in money.”

Can attend but not report: media gag in Sohrabuddin trial
Thu, Nov 30, 2017

Although the court has not specified in its order, the media will be allowed to sit in court during the proceedings but will not be allowed to publish anything related to it.

No proof of archaeological importance: Bombay HC allows construction near Ramgarh Cave
Mon, Nov 27, 2017

On May 2, 2016, the court had directed the developer of the redevelopment project to ensure that no activity was carried out at the site where Ramgarh Cave was located and to ensure that every precaution was taken to see that no damage was caused to the cave.

Seeking leave to undergo sex-change surgery, Beed constable moves High Court
Fri, Nov 24, 2017

Petition says police have denied her request for a month’s medical leave

Right to life stands on higher pedestal than right to religion: Bombay HC
Sat, Nov 18, 2017

“The right to live with dignity, the right to preserve childhood and the human rights of the child are contemplated within the Fundamental Right to Life under Article 21 of the Constitution," Justice Mridula Bhatkar said

Bombay HC pulls up Maharashtra for cancelling land allotment for cemetery
Tue, Nov 14, 2017

Show public you believe in secularism, Bombay High Court tells government.

Changes likely in Manodhairya scheme as Bombay HC panel hears NGOs and officials
Mon, Nov 13, 2017

Anti-human trafficking NGO Justice and Care has recommended that one particular area that needs to be addressed is children subjected to rape or otherwise sexually abused daily after being trafficked.

Bombay HC denies pre-arrest bail to director of firm in DoP ‘recruitment exam scam’
Mon, Nov 13, 2017

The eligible candidates were required to appear for examination in four subjects — general knowledge, mathematics, English and the regional language. Several inconsistencies were discovered, leading to the Chief Post Master General to ask for a vigilance inquiry into the matter.

Tracing missing children: Bombay HC warns of action if cops do not step up efforts
Sun, Nov 12, 2017

The Bench pointed out that one routinely finds girl children being picked up at a very young age, particularly between 10 and 15 years, by those who supply labour and manpower to those residing in highrise buildings and societies.

Bombay High Court allows woman to terminate 25-week pregnancy
Tue, Nov 07, 2017

The Bench of Justice Kemkar and Girish Kulkarni took into consideration the recommendation of a panel of the state-run JJ Hospital, set up by the court last week, which suggested that it is advisable to terminate pregnancy.

Hawking only in designated zones: Bombay High Court
Thu, Nov 02, 2017

High Court says large number of hawkers on foot overbridge was ‘major contributor’ to Elphinstone Road stampede

Where we belong: The fight of Parsi women in interfaith marriages
Tue, Oct 24, 2017

Why Parsi women in inter-faith marriages are fighting for their rightful place in the community.

Bombay HC: Transfer women prisoners once in three months to district where their children live
Wed, Oct 18, 2017

HC asks govt to consider creating new post to look into welfare, rehabilitation of women inmates after release

Woman can’t claim maternity law benefits during her ‘entire gestational period’: Bombay High Court
Mon, Oct 16, 2017

The woman had further sought that the benefits available to a female employee under the Maternity Benefits Act, 1961, be extended to her. The court rejected her prayers to reinstate her till the completion of her contractual period of employment.

Trend of killing all opposition dangerous: Bombay HC on Gauri Lankesh
Fri, Oct 13, 2017

“Will more people be targeted? There is no respect for liberal values and opinions," the Bombay High Court observed.

Bombay HC refuses to grant nod to state to allow bullock cart races
Thu, Oct 12, 2017

The Chief Justice, however, said having the race would itself lead to cruelty. “If nothing is used (like a whip or stick) then how can you train them to run?” questioned the Chief Justice.

Bombay HC overturns ‘illegal, unjust’ order passed by family court
Wed, Oct 11, 2017

Maintenance to woman had been cancelled for ‘living in adultery’ even though it had not been proved in court in three proceedings.

Community aggrieved by developers duping home buyers: Bombay High Court
Mon, Oct 09, 2017

The three accused, Santosh Pujari, Vijay Kendre and Vasant Patil, were working for Sai Ekvira Builders and Developers and were booked for cheating.

Every act in married life is not cruelty, observes Bombay High Court
Mon, Oct 09, 2017

Anticipatory bail granted to man accused by wife of putting restrictions on her ‘eating as well as clothing habits’

Manodhairya scheme: ‘1308 survivors have not received compensation’
Fri, Oct 06, 2017

Rape, acid attack survivors who were sanctioned compensation under the state-run scheme from October 2013 to January 2017 were not paid: RTI

BMC’s legal department faces staff, space crunch
Tue, Oct 03, 2017

The data provided by the Legal department shows that out of 368 sanctioned posts in the department, around 279 have been filled up while 89 posts remain vacant. Another issue faced by the department is the lack of technological knowledge among the existing staff.

Overcrowding in Mumbai locals: Railways sits on HC orders, former judge says reflects officials’ casual approach
Tue, Oct 03, 2017

“It is almost like they are waiting for an accident to happen,” said retired Justice Kanade. Emphasising that Mumbai was the financial capital, he said, “Everyday people bank on this mode of transport. What is being done for them?”

Malegaon blast case: After Shrikant Purohit, bail for retired Major Ramesh Upadhyay
Wed, Sep 27, 2017

“Once I get a copy of the order, I will manage the documents as well as the surety (amount) to meet the bail conditions,” Vishal, enrolled in final year of LLB, told The Indian Express on Tuesday.

Calls it ‘grave injustice’, goes to SC: Man refuses to obtain Aadhaar for self, family
Mon, Sep 18, 2017

Son denied college admission, hospital treatment without it

Road named after first post-Independence Sheriff now home to key bureaucrats and industrialists
Mon, Sep 11, 2017

Shree Sadan building is the official address of the Dahanukar family, which moved here around 1941, according to M L Dahanukar’s grandson, Dilip Dahanukar, a septuagenarian. “Earlier, we used to live in Bandra. The family moved here in the year of my birth,” he says.

Bombay High Court issues showcause notice to civic chief
Mon, Sep 04, 2017

BMC delaying cases concerning dilapidated buildings, says High Court

Mumbai rains: Trains stranded, stations crowded
Wed, Aug 30, 2017

“We went outside to get a cab to go home in Titwala. The private ones showed a surge price of Rs 1,900 and were not available even when we were willing to pay. So we came back to the station hoping for the trains to start,” said Nazmin Khan, a resident.