Narsi Benwal

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Narsi Benwal covers the legal beat for the Free Press Journal, reporting extensively on orders passed by the Bombay High Court, as well as developments at the City Civil Sessions Court and other lower courts in Maharashtra. He also reports special features on legal issues and other issues that make news in the city and state.

Stories By Narsi Benwal

Mumbai police punishes lockdown violators.

Bombay HC asks Maharashtra govt to file affidavit detailing various police torture cases on lockdown violators

In response to two specific such instances, the state filed an affidavit on Friday morning, giving a clean chit to the cops.

All steps being taken to ensure safe disposal of Covid bodies, notes HC

All steps being taken to ensure safe disposal of Covid bodies, notes HC

Appearing for the civic body, senior counsel Anil Sakhre told the judges that the civic body was following the guidelines laid down by th...Read More

Bombay High Court quashes order capping height of buildings near airport 

Bombay High Court quashes order capping height of buildings near airport 

The Bombay High Court on Friday set aside the decision of an Appellate Committee of the Airports Authority of India (AAI), which imposed ...Read More

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Even those behind bars are human and must be well-cared for, says Bombay HC

A bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice Makarand Karnik said, "It is well settled that right to life, enshrined under the Con...Read More

Latest coronavirus update: No need to convert coaches into ICU facilities, says Bombay HC

Latest coronavirus update: No need to convert coaches into ICU facilities, says Bombay HC

This comes after the court was informed by the railways that coaches could not be converted into ICU facilities as major structural chan...Read More

Bailed prisoners will have to physically attend police stations

Bailed prisoners will have to physically attend police stations

Allowing prisoners, who are on temporary bail, to appear before the police station of their vicinity, through video conferencing would re...Read More

No HC stay on Tatya Tope’s statue in Yeola

No HC stay on Tatya Tope’s statue in Yeola

It is the prerogative of a civic authority to earmark the site for constructing a monument: Bombay High Court

In relief for Arnab Goswami, Bombay HC says he had targeted Sonia Gandhi, Congress, not Muslims

In relief for Arnab Goswami, Bombay HC says he had targeted Sonia Gandhi, Congress, not Muslims

The two FIRs filed against Goswami have now been stayed, which means, police cannot proceed further with the probe.

MPCB asked to verify if COVID waste is being directly disposed at Kalyan dumping yard

MPCB asked to verify if COVID waste is being directly disposed at Kalyan dumping yard

The bench has taken serious cognizance of the matter and has asked the KDMC, State, MPCB and the central pollution control board (CPCB) t...Read More

Maha govt has no power to interfere in fixing fees of private unaided schools: HC

Maha govt has no power to interfere in fixing fees of private unaided schools: HC

The bench was dealing with a bunch of petitions filed by various schools and their associations challenging the GR issued on May 8

Maha govt has no powers to interfere in fixing fees of private unaided schools: Bombay HC

Maha govt has no powers to interfere in fixing fees of private unaided schools: Bombay HC

The Bombay High Court while staying a May 8 government resolution (GR) instructing all schools not to hike fees for the academic year 201...Read More

Sonia Gandhi, Congress were the targets not Muslims, says Bombay HC; FIRs against Arnab Goswami stayed

Sonia Gandhi, Congress were the targets not Muslims, says Bombay HC; FIRs against Arnab Goswami stayed

Mumbai: Observing that it cannot allow a public debate with a sword hanging over the journalist's head, the Bombay High Court on Tuesday ...Read More

Arnab Goswami

Bombay HC stays FIRs against Arnab Goswami

Mumbai: In a major respite for Arnab Goswami, anchor and editor of Republic TV, the Bombay High Court on Tuesday stayed the two FIRs file...Read More

Hotel association moves HC, seeks rebate

Hotel association moves HC, seeks rebate

The Indian Hotel and Restaurant Association has moved the Bombay High Court, seeking rebate of their license fees paid to the state Excis...Read More

Coronavirus in Mumbai: Not getting proper food or enough of it, say COVID-19 patients at quarantine centre

Coronavirus in Mumbai: Not getting proper food or enough of it, say COVID-19 patients at quarantine centre

The patient, who did not want to be named said, "The food we get has no taste at all. I have seen many patients return the plates, leavin...Read More

Schools should not insist parents to pay fees: Maha govt justifies decision to disallow hike in school fees

Schools should not insist parents to pay fees: Maha govt justifies decision to disallow hike in school fees

As guardian of the public, the govt informed the court through a note that it is entitled to take measures required to reduce the impact...Read More

Muslim body seeks ban on film based on Prophet Muhammad

Muslim body seeks ban on film based on Prophet Muhammad

As the film shows Prophet Muhammad as a child, Raza Academy’s general secretary alleges that its makers have committed blasphemy

Dead bodies of Covid victims: Court asks BMC, State to explain

Dead bodies of Covid victims: Court asks BMC, State to explain

Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Friday ordered the Maharashtra government as well as the BMC to file detailed affidavits explaining the ...Read More

Teji Mandi: Coronavirus pandemic injures the real estate sector

Aggrieved homebuyers, if any, should approach MahaRERA directly: Bombay High Court

Observing that the Maharashtra Real Estate Regulatory Authority (MahaRERA) is a complete code in itself, the Bombay High Court, on Friday...Read More

Bombay High Court stays GR instructing all schools not to hike fees

Bombay High Court stays GR instructing all schools not to hike fees

The bench was dealing with a bunch of petitions filed by various schools and their associations challenging the GR issued on May 8.

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