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    Advocate Gadling Case: Trial court erred in granting extra time to cops for filing chargesheet, opines Bombay High Court

    Mumbai: In what can spell troubles for the Maharashtra government, the Bombay High Court on Wednesday prima facie opined that the trial court has erred in granting extension to the Pune police for filing its chargesheet against the human rights activists. The activists have been arrested for their alleged links with the naxals. A single-judge…

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    House not just a women’s job: Bombay High Court

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday batted for gender equality and asked why all household chores should only be done by women. The court said it is high time men, too, do household chores. “I fail to understand why men can’t work in the house?” asked a single-judge bench of Justice Mridula Bhatkar. “Why…

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  • Mumbai: ‘Arbitrary’ BEST slammed for terminating contract of 40 E-buses

    Mumbai: Observing that a public body must be transparent and fair, the Bombay High Court on Tuesday came down heavily on the Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport (BEST) for arbitrarily terminating a contract of procuring 40 new e-buses. The HC said the BEST should refrain from misusing its powers and instead must adhere to the…

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    Mistakes in death sentence judgment: HC directs Principal Judge to take action against court staff

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court recently directed the Principal Judge of the Mumbai sessions court to initiate action against the ‘negligent and irresponsible’ court staff for making mistakes while typing judgments. The HC was irked over the numerous ‘discrepancies’ made by the trial court staff in the original judgment by which a special court had…

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  • #MeToo is misused, says former CJ Sujata Manohar

    Mumbai: Amid naming and shaming of Bollywood celebrities, senior journalists and people from other sectors, the #MeToo campaign has become a platform for women to speak up about their ordeals. The platform, however, is being misused by many women, says former Chief Justice of Bombay High Court Sujata Manohar. Justice Manohar (retired), had in August…

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    Judiciary cannot be a soft target: Bombay High Court

    Mumbai: Observing that the judiciary cannot be a ‘soft target’, the Bombay High Court on Thursday sentenced journalist-turned-activist Ketan Tirodkar to three-month imprisonment for posting objectionable material on his Facebook account against sitting and retired judges. A three-judge bench of the High Court also said judges are not ‘helpless’ and instead wield wide range of…

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  • Mumbai: Artists’ body asks Dutta to file fresh complaint, assures action

    Mumbai: In what could spell trouble for veteran actor Nana Patekar, the Cine and TV Artists Association (CINTAA) has asked actress Tanushree Dutta to file a fresh complaint. The regulatory body has said it will act against Patekar and the three other men, who allegedly ‘harassed’ Dutta on the sets of a film a decade…

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  • Bombay High Court upholds conviction of ‘rapist’ father

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court recently upheld the 20 years rigorous imprisonment of a man, who was convicted for raping his 11-years-old daughter. The HC while upholding the conviction said no one would file such a complaint at the stake of family’s honour. A single-judge bench of Justice Anant Badar trashed the defence of the…

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    Mumbai: ‘Our Tree Authority is legal’, BMC tells Bombay High Court

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Monday claimed its Tree Authority (TA) is legal and is formed within the framework of relevant laws. The civic body’s defence comes after its TA was declared illegal in April this year.  A division bench headed by Justice Shantanu Kemkar was further informed that the TA was doing…

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  • Doubling building height on Marine Drive: BMC U-turn

    Mumbai: In a complete U-turn, the BMC has said it will not enforce the decision of civic chief Ajoy Mehta, who had proposed to raise the heights of buildings in Marine Drive precinct. The civic body told the Bombay High Court recently it will not implement the proposal drafted by Mehta to almost double the…

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  • Ghatkopar plane crash: ‘Expert’ agency opposes pleas for CBI probe

    Mumbai: The Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) on Thursday informed the Bombay High Court it has seized all the documents pertaining to the private plane crash at Ghatkopar in June this year. The agency, which is investigating the incident, further said the evidence is safe and cannot be tampered with. The AAIB, which has been…

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  • Real-time solution: Google being used to trace illegal units

    Mumbai: Taking note of the rampant illegal constructions across Maharashtra, the Bombay High Court on Thursday sought to know if any mechanism, which gives a real-time update of unauthorised constructions, can be created with the help of technology. The court raised the query after it was informed that the government was using Google images to…

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