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Mumbai: Philippines national who tested positive for coronavirus critical, on ventilator
Thu, Mar 19, 2020

The Philippines national, part of a group of nine Philippines nationals, came to New Delhi on March 3, the group of 10, including one Indian national, was visiting the country as part of a preaching group, scheduled to travel across the country visiting mosques.

Maharashtra shuts anganwadi centres: Concern as undernourished children, lactating mothers not getting schemes
Wed, Mar 18, 2020

In Palghar, which has not registered a single case of COVID-19 so far, anganwadi workers have been directed to deliver cooked food to houses of lactating and nursing mothers in villages with a tribal population as they are prone to malnourishment.

Mumbai: Arthur Road Jail stops lawyer-family visits for inmates till March 31
Tue, Mar 17, 2020

An advisory by the Maharashtra Prison Department had directed precautions to be taken by superintendents against coronavirus with suggestions from municipal or district authorities.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Those with no option to work from home, opt for masks, handkerchiefs to fight virus
Tue, Mar 17, 2020

While civil society organisations have reached out to some, most have found themselves vulnerable to the disease that has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation.

Maharashtra: Prison dept’s advisory for jails amid coronavirus scare
Fri, Mar 13, 2020

The advisory circulated to all jail superintendents on Wednesday directs authorities to put up printouts of “dos and don'ts” inside jails.

Yes Bank founder arrested, daughter held at Mumbai airport for questioning
Mon, Mar 09, 2020

Kapoor was produced in the afternoon before a court in Mumbai, where he claimed that the Rs 600 crore was “borrowed independently” by his “children’s company”.

Justice Richard H Bernstein on how people with disabilities make for good judges
Thu, Mar 05, 2020

The first visually-impaired judge to be elected to the Supreme Court of Michigan in the US head and delivers judgments in 26 cases, along with six other judges, every Wednesday. He was in Mumbai recently to talk about better opportunities for people with disabilities.

When lawyers refuse to defend accused: what is the law, what SC has said
Sat, Mar 07, 2020

The Hubli Bar Association submitted that it would take back a resolution it had passed on February 15; on Friday, the High Court asked the association to place on record a resolution withdrawing the earlier one.

Twist in murder case of 1993 blasts accused: Deceased’s son tells court kin involved
Fri, Mar 06, 2020

The application seeks to add a close relative of Kadawala as an accused in the case, claiming there is sufficient evidence to show that the murder was carried out at his behest on February 7, 2001.

Suleman Usman bakery case: ‘Saw man being shot dead, can’t identify cops as incident took place long time ago’
Tue, Mar 03, 2020

On January 9, 1993, police had allegedly entered and fired at people inside the building where the Suleman Usman bakery was located, causing nine deaths. Seven police officials, part of the team that entered the building, are facing trial on charges including murder.

Mumbai: Man found guilty for assault, murder of traffic cop in 2016
Sat, Feb 29, 2020

The convict had assaulted Mumbai police constable Vilas Shinde with a bamboo stick on August 23, 2016. The quantum of his punishment will be pronounced Saturday.

Mumbai: Doctor, his wife acquitted in 2017 case of assault on two traffic police personnel
Mon, Feb 24, 2020

The court observed that the police had “exceeded their jurisdiction by immediately trying to arrest the accused”, in contravention with Supreme Court directions to issue a notice before arrest when the offence is punishable up to seven years.

Explained: How to treat a child witness
Tue, Feb 18, 2020

In the Bidar school sedition case, spotlight has fallen on reports that police questioned children . What are the international conventions for questioning children? What do Indian laws say on this, and on child witnesses?

Can’t label anti-CAA protesters traitors… need to protect rights: Bombay High Court
Sat, Feb 15, 2020

The Court said that an agitation cannot be suppressed only on the ground that people are agitating against the government.

Mumbai Court grants interim relief to two TISS students booked for sedition
Thu, Feb 13, 2020

Imam, a PhD student of JNU was arrested in a sedition case lodged across several states for alleged “inflammatory” speeches made during protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA).

Maharashtra yet to bring in sedition guidelines
Tue, Feb 11, 2020

A draft of such guidelines was submitted by the then Congress-NCP government in 2012, requiring the police to fulfill certain pre-conditions before invoking Section 124A (sedition) of the Indian Penal Code against a person.

Bombay HC rejects bail plea of 32-year-old man accused of being IS recruit
Mon, Feb 10, 2020

The accused, Allah Rakha Mansoori, is a scrap dealer of cars and motorcycles. He was arrested by the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) in 2018 for allegedly carrying weapons from Surat to Mumbai and providing them to a co-accused.

Coronavirus scare: Cargo ship from Singapore docks at Maharashtra port, authorities distribute 200 masks to villagers
Sat, Feb 08, 2020

Sources said that rumours about Chinese crew members being on board led the local residents, many of whom work as loaders and crane operators at the port, refuse to take part in the ship’s iron ore loading operations.

Explained: Sedition law — what courts said
Fri, Feb 07, 2020

After Sharjeel Imam, Mumbai student has been booked for sedition for slogans in Sharjeel’s support. A look at what courts and the Maharashtra govt have said about the validity and applicability of Section 124A IPC.

Pro-Sharjeel slogan: Mumbai court rejects TISS student’s plea for anticipatory bail
Thu, Feb 06, 2020

According to the FIR, the slogan, “Sharjeel tere sapno ko, hum manzil tak pahuchaenge (Sharjeel, we will fulfill your dreams)”, was raised during the gathering.

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