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Monday, July 13, 2020

Bombay HC


Bombay HC seeks Centre, state response on PIL seeking spl mechanism to declare names of Covid patients

July 11, 2020 12:21 am

The PIL stated disclosure of Covid-19 patients’ names was necessary in the larger public interest as a patient may not be able to provide complete information of those who had come in contact with them.

Blocked 1,816 objectionable contents on social media platforms: Mumbai Police to Bombay HC

July 10, 2020 10:29 pm

The court went on to dispose two PILs challenging the validity of a May 23 order of the Mumbai Police making administrators of social media groups personally liable for misinformation and prescribing criminal action against them for spreading “incorrect, distorted information”.

Formulating policy for PG medical exams: Govt to Bombay HC

July 10, 2020 6:35 pm

Assistant Government Pleader Jyoti Chavan told the court that PG students were involved in Covid-19 duties and the government was concerned about them.

GR on final-year varsity exams: Bombay HC says UGC be made party to PIL

July 08, 2020 1:55 am

The PIL, filed by a retired professor and Pune resident Dhananjay Raghunath Kulkarni through advocate Uday Warunjikar, stated the UGC is the regulating authority in such matters.

Cannot frame policy for street vendors during Covid-19 pandemic: Maharashtra govt to Bombay HC

July 08, 2020 3:38 am

“The street vendors are an unauthorised sector and there is no mechanism to regulate them and there is no policy presently contemplated to permit them to sell their products/food in the present scenario of outbreak of Covid-19,” Advocate General Ashutosh Kumbhakoni said.

If accused charged under POCSO, SC/ST Act, offences can be tried only by special POCSO court: Bombay HC

July 07, 2020 3:47 am

Additional Public Prosecutor S V Gavand, appearing for the Pune Police, opposed the bail plea on the ground that as the accused has been charged under both Acts, bail application under Section 439 of CrPC was not maintainable.

‘Doctors treated in obnoxious, callous manner during pandemic’: Bombay HC directs hospital to take back radiologist

July 06, 2020 11:31 pm

A division bench of Justices S J Kathawalla and V G Bisht were hearing through videoconference a plea by Dr Shah, who challenged an order of the hospital committee that relieved him from service with immediate effect on June 30.

‘Glow and Handsome’ row: Bombay HC grants interim relief to HUL

July 06, 2020 11:24 pm

A single judge bench of Justice B P Colabawalla heard through videoconference an interim application filed by HUL under Section 142 of Trade Marks Act, seeking injunction against Emami from issuing groundless threats in view of the use of its trade mark ‘Glow & Handsome’.

Govt has no intention to act against vendors of bogus seeds, says Bombay HC

July 05, 2020 3:09 am

A division bench, on June 26, took suo motu cognizance of news reports pertaining to complaints about no action against traders and companies, made by nearly 2,000 farmers in several districts, who recently purchased soybean seeds that could not germinate.

Follow norms for disposal of Covid bodies to preserve dignity of citizens: Bombay HC to BMC

July 04, 2020 2:47 am

Senior Counsel Anil Sakhare, apperaring for BMC, submitted that the civic body was following guidelines laid down by World Health Organisation and central government agencies for safe disposal of bodies of Covid-19 victims.