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    Maharashtra government doesn’t seem keen to check river pollution: Bombay High Court

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today rapped the Maharashtra government saying it didn’t seem to be interested in taking any measures to prevent river pollution. A division bench of Justices A S Oka and Riyaz Chagla was hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by NGO ‘Vanshakti’ raising concerns over rivers in the state getting polluted due to sewage and other chemical discharge.

  • Kavita Raina murder case: Indore court’s verdict to be challenged in High Court

    Indore: District and sessions court’s verdict in sensational Kavita Raina murder case would be challenged in Indore bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court. “Permission had been sought from legal department for filing an appeal on behalf of government in High Court. The permission has been granted,” said additional government prosecutor NA Mandloi.

  • Mumbai High Court imposes Rs 5 Lakh fine on Hotel Leela for ‘forum-hunting’

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today imposed a fine of Rs 5 lakh on Hotel Leela Venture Limited for “forum-hunting” by seeking that their pleas, challenging eviction proceedings initiated against it by the Airports Authority of India (AAI), be heard by a single judge bench.

  • Malaysian ex-PM charged with breach of trust and graft

     Kuala Lumpur : Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was charged in court on Wednesday with criminal breach of trust and corruption, two months after a multibillion-dollar graft scandal at a state investment fund led to his shock election defeat.

  • Mumbai metro: High Court asks MMRC about safeguards to ensure pollution-free environment

    Mumbai, The Bombay High Court today sought to know from the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (MMRCL) what safeguards it has in place to ensure citizens’ constitutional right to a pollution-free environment, including noise pollution, is protected. A division bench of Justices A S Oka and Riyaz Chagla was hearing an application filed by the MMRCL seeking modification of an earlier high court order which prohibited the firm from carrying out construction

  • Complete passport formalities of autistic child at home: Bombay High Court

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has allowed a US national to adopt a 12-year-old autistic boy and directed the passport office to complete the travel document formalities at his residence. Justice Gautam Patel gave the direction yesterday while hearing a petition filed by a 59-year-old American woman to legally adopt the child. According to the rules of the Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA), any foreigner wanting to adopt an Indian child needs to take

  • Bhopal: SC dismisses petitions challenging district cooperative central banks’ recruitment process

    Bhopal: Upholding the decision of High Court, the Supreme Court, on Tuesday, dismissed the petitions challenging the recruitment process for appointments in 37 district cooperative central banks in MP. The court observed that the selection process has to come to an end at some point and the petitioners cannot be permitted to challenge it again and again.

  • Delhi High Court asks authorities not to cut trees till July 4

    New Delhi: In a relief to residents, the Delhi High Court on Monday asked authorities not to axe till July 4 the 16,500 trees sanctioned by the Centre for the redevelopment of six south Delhi colonies. A bench of Justice Vinod Goel and Justice Rekha Palli directed the National Buildings Construction Corp (NBCC) not to cut the trees till the next date of hearing on July 4.

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    Local bodies directed to dispose of plastic, Maharashtra government to Bombay High Court

    Mumbai, The Maharashtra government has told the Bombay High Court that it has asked all local authorities to set up a mechanism to arrange the collection, transportation and disposal of banned plastic items and plastic waste. The government had on March 23 issued a notification imposing a ban on manufacture, use, sale, distribution and storage of all plastic materials, including one-time use bags, spoons, plates, PET and PETE bottles

  • Malegaon case: High Court admits Lt Col Prasad Shrikant Purohit’s plea challenging rejection

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today admitted a plea filed by Lt Col Prasad Shrikant Purohit, an accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case, challenging previous judgements of the HC and a special trial court that had rejected his discharge from the case. On December 18, 2017, the high court had refused to quash a government sanction that permitted Purohit’s prosecution in the blast case.

  • Plea filed in SC to raise judges’ strength four-fold

    NEW DELHI: Advocate Ashwini Upadhyay has filed a PIL in the Supreme Court for speedy justice on behalf of NGO Bhartiya Matdata Sangathan seeking directives to the government to increase the strength of the judges four fold to reduce pendency of cases from 15 to three years.

  • Validity of pre-arrest bail: SC refers issue to larger bench

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court has taken note of its “conflicting” verdicts on the vexatious legal question whether the grant of anticipatory bail to an accused was for a limited period or does it remain in force till the trial concludes, and referred the matter to a larger bench, reports PTI.

  • High Court rejects IHCL’s plea against tender process to auction hotel

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today dismissed a plea by Tata Group-owned Indian Hotels Company Ltd (IHCL), challenging the tender procedure for the proposed auction of Delhi’s Taj Mahal Hotel by the NDMC. The verdict was pronounced by a bench of Justices S Ravindra Bhat and A K Chawla.

  • HC exempts CBI chief from personal appearance

    Shimla : The Himachal Pradesh High Court on Tuesday exempted the CBI Director from personal appearance in the Kotkhai rape and murder case after accepting an affidavit filed by him.