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Bombay HC seeks state govt’s response on PIL seeking action on manufacture, sale of banned products
Thu, Aug 13, 2020

The petitioner submitted that though the ban was in place, the products were coming into the state from Madhya Pradesh and sought stringent laws to implement the state-wide ban and immediate action against such cartel, hoarders and transporters.

Consider demand to reopen Jain temples during Paryushan festival, HC tells Maharashtra govt
Wed, Aug 12, 2020

The petitions sought a direction to the state government to allow the members of the community to visit Jain temples to perform prayers, more particularly during the period of Paryushan from August 15 to 23.

Vacancies in govt hospitals: Bombay HC seeks state’s response on PIL
Wed, Aug 12, 2020

The PIL stated, “It is pertinent to note that at present the immediate threat posed is due to the upcoming festivals like Ganesh Utsav, where large numbers of people are expected to travel in Konkan region from the rest of Maharashtra."

Bombay HC seeks state’s response on PIL seeking relief for specially-abled students
Wed, Aug 12, 2020

Stating that while the government has introduced online teaching for regular students, no steps were taken for special students, the PIL stated that 7 per cent of the state’s population comprised differently-abled people.

Pulled up by HC, BMC withdraws order suspending hospital licence
Wed, Aug 12, 2020

The court said that the civic body’s action was not as per the law and a ‘knee-jerk’ reaction to a viral video related to the hospital.

Plea in Bombay HC challenges govt decision to postpone polls for cooperative societies
Tue, Aug 11, 2020

The writ plea, filed by Arun Yashwant Kulkarni (72), also a member of a cooperative society in Tasgaon in Sangli, challenged the June 17 order and the July 10 ordinance issued by the government.

PNB scam: ED opposes plea of Nirav Modi’s son on confiscation of properties
Tue, Aug 11, 2020

Rohin Modi’s counsel submitted that the properties were purchased in 2006, much before the alleged crime was committed, in 2011, and therefore it did not form part of the proceeds of crime.

Maharashtra HC allows cast, crew above 65 on sets
Sat, Aug 08, 2020

Bombay High Court on Friday quashed and set aside conditions in two Government Resolutions barring elderly artistes on sets.

State govt rejected lawyers’ request to be allowed to travel by local trains, Bombay HC told
Sat, Aug 08, 2020

A division bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice A S Gadkari was hearing a clutch of pleas that claimed several lawyers did not own private vehicles and it became difficult for them to commute to the court.

Release on temporary bail or emergency parole not matter of entitlement: Bombay HC
Thu, Aug 06, 2020

The court further clarified that since little would be known about parole conduct of prisoners not out before, or only a single time, jail authorities could impose stringent conditions on them regarding their return.

Reverse migration on, arranging transport for migrant workers exercise in futility: State to Bombay HC
Thu, Aug 06, 2020

On Wednesday, the petitioner informed the high court that over 13,000 migrant workers were stranded across Maharashtra and willing to return to their native places in Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Manipur, Bihar, West Bengal and other states.

MMRDA to plant 4,444 saplings: Bombay HC nod for felling 357 mangrove trees for Metro line-4
Thu, Aug 06, 2020

The total route length of the elevated Metro line-4 is 32.32 km with a total of 32 stations, out of which 1.2-km alignment at Bhakti Park is set to pass through CRZ-II area, as per sanctioned Coastal Zone Management Phase.

Special trains to other states went empty, reverse migration of workers in Maharashtra has begun: State to Bombay HC
Wed, Aug 05, 2020

The Bombay High Court also sought details about the number of special trains and buses run, the number of migrant workers who boarded them, and the cost and losses incurred by the state government in these arrangements.

Sushant Singh Rajput case: Bombay HC to hear PIL seeking probe transfer to CBI
Tue, Aug 04, 2020

The criminal PIL, filed by a Nagpur resident, has claimed that the Mumbai Police’s investigation into the actor’s death is ‘shoddy’.

Great grandson of Frontier Gandhi moves Bombay HC, seeks appointment as aunt’s guardian in India
Tue, Aug 04, 2020

The court on Monday observed that though health reports sufficed to prove that Zarin was in need of guardianship, it could not decide on it until the Union government cleared its stand on the issue.

Bhendi Bazaar: Bombay HC dismisses plea against permissions granted to Trust to carry out cluster development work
Tue, Aug 04, 2020

The court noted that the petitioner is one of the occupants of the 342 sq ft premise located on the ground floor of a dangerous and dilapidated building at Sharafally Mamooji Chawl on Gujar Street.

Bombay HC grants bail to man convicted of raping specially-abled girl: ‘Trial courts need to record signs and gestures’
Tue, Aug 04, 2020

On July 30, Justice V K Jadhav was hearing a criminal appeal by a person, who had challenged the Nanded sessions court order of last October, convicting him for gangraping a victim with hearing and speech impairment, and sentencing him to 10 years in jail.

Persons deprived of medical, essential services can directly approach court, seek action: Bombay HC
Mon, Aug 03, 2020

On July 3, expressing dissatisfaction over the lack of coordination between authorities and concern over the "alarming situation" in the districts, the High Court had warned that it may visit Covid-19 quarantine facilities and hospitals to see whether discipline was being maintained.

DNA report not proving paternity no ground for bail for accused in gangrape of minor, says Bombay HC
Mon, Aug 03, 2020

According to the chargesheet, the girl, introduced to the applicant during her class XII board examinations, was raped by the three men who had offering her some drink and food that had made her feel dizzy and sleepy.

SC declines challenge to Bombay HC order, no relief to Mithibai College students barred from sitting for exam
Sat, Aug 01, 2020

A bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari, and Sanjiv Khanna of the top Court on Friday dismissed two pleas filed by students and said, “We are not inclined to interfere in these special leave petitions (SLPs). Dismissed accordingly.”

Access to justice a fundamental right, lawyers form integral part of system: Bombay HC to govt
Sat, Aug 01, 2020

The state government last week had informed the high court that it could not allow lawyers to travel by suburban local trains as it had restricted both the number of trains and passengers as a part of the measures to contain the spread of Covid-19 pandemic.

Over 1.6 crore sanitary napkins sold at subsidised rates through SHGs under Asmita Yojana: State to Bombay HC
Sat, Aug 01, 2020

Under the scheme, the state government submitted, girl students from Zilla Parishad schools aged between 11 and 19 years can purchase a pack of eight sanitary napkins for Rs 5, while women from rural areas could purchase the same Rs 24.

HC orders BMC to provide video conference facilities for RTI appeal hearings
Sat, Aug 01, 2020

After perusing the reply, the court on Friday observed, “Although the respondent is willing to hear the petitioner through video conferencing, there is no statement as to how the BMC proposes to extend opportunity of hearing to other persons.

Bombay HC: Man ordered to pay Rs 10,000 to police welfare fund for obstructing public servant on Covid duty
Fri, Jul 31, 2020

The court, while granting anticipatory bail to the accused, said in the event of arrest, the applicant will be released on furnishing personal bond of Rs 25, 000 along with sureties.

Bombay HC puts interim stay on GR empowering ZP CEOs to appoint gram panchayat administrators
Thu, Jul 30, 2020

The July 13 GR, issued by Additional Chief Secretary Arvind Kumar, stated that from the point of view of administrative convenience, ZP CEOs will be entrusted with appointing a "suitable person" in consultation with each district's guardian minister.

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