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    Petition moved in Bombay HC against Triple Talaq ordinance

    Mumbai: A former municipal councillor, a city-based NGO and an advocate have jointly approached the Bombay High Court challenging provisions of an ordinance that makes the practice of instant triple talaq a punishable offence. President Ram Nath Kovind had last Wednesday signed the ordinance, according to which giving instant triple talaq has been made illegal and void and will attract a jail term of three years for the

  • HC comes to rescue of elderly couple who disapproved of son’s intercaste marriage

    Mumbai : The Bombay High Court recently came to the rescue of an elderly couple, facing criminal process for refusing to accept the ‘intercaste’ love marriage of their son. In any case, a daughter-in-law liv-ing separately with her husband could not arraign her in-laws as the accused, held the high court.

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    Ganpati Visarjan 2018: Less noise this year, claims BMC

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and city activists have been at two opposite sides of the road as far as organising and managing the city is concerned. This time, it is related to Ganesh Chaturthi and its festivities.

  • Media trial by police

    The Bombay high court has rebuked the Maharashtra Police for going to the press with the alleged criminal acts of the five civil rights activists who were arrested a couple of days ago in connection with a Maoist plot to kill Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In particular, the court objected to a senior police officer reading out portions from a letter purportedly exchanged between one of the arrested activists and an unnamed

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    Bombay High Court allows abortion in 30th week as foetus found to have birth defect

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Friday allowed a 33-year-old woman, who is in her 30th week of pregnancy, to undergo an abortion as a medical test had revealed that the foetus has a developmental birth defect. A division bench of justices A S Oka and A S Gadkari also granted the woman’s request to undergo the abortion at a private clinic in Nashik.

  • 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 (OC) to the high-rise constructed on the depot plot.

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    PIL on EVM irregularities: Bombay HC issues notices to EC, Centre, State, two PSUs

    Mumbai: In a significant development, the Bombay High Court on Wednesday ordered issuing of notices to the Election Commission of India (EC), Maharashtra State Election Commission (M-SEC) and two public sector makers of electronic voting machines (EVM) and others in a public interest litigation filed by an RTI activist.

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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 women and child welfare ministry to file an affidavit explaining why the circular was issued.

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    DJ, high-decibel music systems major noise pollutants: Maharashtra government tells High Court

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government told the Bombay High Court Wednesday that DJ and other high-decibel audio systems were a major source of noise pollution in the state and their use during festivals could not be allowed. Defending the ban on use of such sound systems during Ganesh and Navratri festivals, Advocate General Ashutosh Kumbhakoni told the court that the moment a DJ or Dolby system is switched on, the noise level is over

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    Sohrabuddin encounter case: Govt challenged discharge of only few, not Shah, HC told

    Mumbai: The Bombay Lawyers’ Association on Tuesday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led governments of being ‘discriminative’ while challenging the discharge of accused in the staged encounter case of Sohrabuddin Sheikh. The association told the Bombay High Court that the government has preferred to challenge the discharge of only few accused but has been dragging its feet on questioning the clean chit given to BJP chief Amit Shah.

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    Mangrove Judgement: Welcome move, but expected more, say environmentalists

    Mumbai: City environmentalists and activists have welcomed the Bombay High Court’s decision after it prohibited chopping and destroying mangroves in Maharashtra. It has also directed the state to form a committee which will preserve, restore and maintain the mangrove cover.  The HC also stated destruction of mangroves violates the fundamental right under Article 21 of the Constitution of India and it is the state’s duty to protect it. The court further stated

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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.

  • 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.

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    MNS chief tells DJs to turn up festival volume

    Mumbai: In a move that may smack of contempt of court, the president of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), Raj Thackeray, after a meeting with DJ operators, extended support to them, despite the Bombay High Court banning DJ and Dolby sound systems till September 19.

  • Cong accuses govt of helping Adani in coal import scam

     New Delhi : An unusual case, filed by the Adani Group, is coming up in the Bombay High Court on Wednesday to prevent the government access to the data that can pin it down in the coal import scam for the thermal power plants that is linked to the private power companies trying to jack up the power rates in six states including Maharashtra and Rajasthan.

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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.