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  • Mumbai: Ban on DJ music, Dolby for Ganpati visarjan, Navratri

    Mumbai: This year devotees will not be able to dance to the tunes of their favourite songs on DJ or Dolby sound systems during any festival. The Bombay High Court on Friday has put a total ban on the use of DJ and Dolby sound systems for Ganeshutsav and Navratri festivals. A division bench of…

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  • Mumbai: No relief for firm refusing to return land for Mahim depot revamp

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday turned down a plea by a company challenging the orders of the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport Undertaking (BEST), which had sought return of the land near the newly-revamped Mahim Bus Depot. HC considered the fact the company’s refusal to return the land had blocked the Occupation Certificate…

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    Maharashtra govt asked to explain decision to freeze recruitment in anganwadis

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday expressed its concern over the allocation of funds to the anganwadis across Maharashtra. The HC also stayed the circular by the women and child welfare ministry ‘freezing’ new recruitment to anganwadis. A division bench of Justices Abhay Oka and Mahesh Sonak accordingly directed the Principal Secretary of the…

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    Elected ‘netas’ cannot hold civic bodies to ransom: Bombay High Court

    Mumbai: Hitting out at elected representatives for illegal activities, the Aurangabad bench of the Bombay High Court said they must not cripple the functioning of any municipal corporation for their vested political interests. The HC further said, by indulging in illegal activities, the representatives are betraying the mandate of the democratic process. Apart from these…

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  • Damage to mangroves violates fundamental right: Bombay High Court

    Mumbai: Observing that citizens have the right to enjoy the benefits of mangroves, the Bombay High Court on Monday held that any damage to mangroves will violate their fundamental right to a pollution-free environment. The High Court, in its detailed judgment, also said the government is under a constitutional obligation to ensure not a single…

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    Lack of humour has made us intolerant: Bombay High Court

    Mumbai: Observing that absence of humour is responsible for much “intolerance,” the Aurangabad bench of the Bombay High Court recently said only a few “oversensitive” persons, who want to extract political mileage, create divisions in society by making a mountain out of a mole hill. The court further said that citizens should stop being hyper…

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    Bombay High Court breather for liquor shop falling within 500m of highway

    Mumbai: In a breather to a Pune-based liquor shop owner, the Bombay High Court quashed a “demand notice” issued by the state excise department demanding Rs 28 lakh. The department had demanded the money as a “transfer fees” since the shop owner was compelled to shift his shop to another place as it was situated…

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  • Mumbai Kamala Mills Fire: Owners of 1Above, Mojo Bistro must be prosecuted, says Commission

    Mumbai: The final report of the three-member Judicial Commission probing the Kamala Mills fire incident has brought the worst news for the owners of 1Above and Mojo Bistro restaurants. The commission has recommended action against the owners because of the rampant illegalities and breach of permissions committed by them. The report has been a major…

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    Mumbai: Probe panel puts Kamala Mills owner in the dock

    Mumbai: Taking a note of the ‘alarming’ number of fire mishaps in Mumbai, a three-member judicial commission has strongly condemned the ‘rampant’ illegalities in Kamala Mills Compound. While recommending ‘appropriate’ action against the owner – Ramesh Gowani – the commission has also expressed its concern over the illegalities and breach of laws. The commission was…

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  • 2013 Mumbra building collapse: Trial awaits TMC officer, corporator

    Mumbai: Nearly five years after 76 innocents were crushed to death in a seven storey building which had collapsed – Lucky Compound in Mumbra — the Bombay High Court on Tuesday refused to discharge a senior civic official of Thane Municipal Corporation and a then sitting corporator. The High Court turned down the discharge applications…

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