Narsi Benwal

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Narsi Benwal covers law for the Free Press Journal. Reports on legal stories pertaining to the Bombay High Court, City Civil Sessions Court and other lower courts in Maharashtra. Also does special features on legal as well as general issues.

Stories By Narsi Benwal

Chief Justice of Bombay High Court, CJ Pradeep Nandrajog

SC collegium obviously lacks transparency: CJ Nandrajog

... they (government) have done half the damage, by introducing the National Population Register (NPR) across the country. The next step ...Read More

FPJ Exclusive: Illogical to ask people not to be scared of CAA, says CJ Pradeep Nandrajog

FPJ Exclusive: Illogical to ask people not to be scared of CAA, says CJ Pradeep Nandrajog

Mumbai: “It would be illogical to ask people not to be scared of the new Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), because this fear has been crea...Read More

It's high time to teach lesson to influential persons controlling sugarcane factories in Maha: Bombay HC

It's high time to teach lesson to influential persons controlling sugarcane factories in Maha: Bombay HC

The High Court has accordingly ordered the Beed Police to register an FIR against a sugarcane factory, which failed to pay the Fixed Rese...Read More

Bombay High Court

Bombay High Court: ‘Setting a person ablaze shows intention to kill’

Mumbai: Pouring kerosene and setting a person ablaze is an imminently dangerous act and any person accused of doing so has no right to sa...Read More

Dignity of court and majesty of law must be maintained, Bombay High Court

Dignity of court and majesty of law must be maintained, Bombay High Court

Mumbai: Observing that the dignity of the court and majesty of the law must be maintained at all costs, the Bombay High Court recently ca...Read More

Consumer Court: Collecting fees for two years upfront is deficiency in service

Consumer Court: Collecting fees for two years upfront is deficiency in service

Mumbai: Not allowing a student to discontinue his studies as s/he could not cope with the same would be against the welfare of consumers,...Read More

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Mumbai: Court orders Andheri-based IIT coaching class to pay Rs 1 lakh to student

The full bench of the forum led by president Milind Sonavane also held that collecting fees for a two years course upfront would amount t...Read More

Bombay HC tells BMC to clear hurdles obstructing widening of roads

Bombay HC tells BMC to clear hurdles obstructing widening of roads

Mumbai: Observing that the civic chief has the powers to remove the buildings or structures abutting roads that are to be widened, the Bo...Read More

MSRTC’s ‘inhumane’ behavior towards its employee draws Bombay High Court ire

MSRTC’s ‘inhumane’ behavior towards its employee draws Bombay High Court ire

Mumbai: Observing that the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) acted in the most ‘inhumane’ manner, the Bombay High Cour...Read More

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Bombay High Court sets aside orders condoning 7-year delay

Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday set aside orders passed by a single-judge bench of the HC recalling April 2011 orders by which a...Read More

Civil court jurisdiction: Govt draws Bombay HC ire

Civil court jurisdiction: Govt draws Bombay HC ire

Mumbai: Observing that a majority of the illegal constructions has the ‘blessings’ of local civic officials and political ‘masters’, the ...Read More

'State of art' abattoir in Navi Mumbai soon, NMMC tells Bombay High Court

'State of art' abattoir in Navi Mumbai soon, NMMC tells Bombay High Court

The HC accordingly sought a response from the Maharashtra government's forest department to clarify if the allotted land is a reserved fo...Read More

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Bombay High Court relief for 35 fishermen who created ruckus near Arabian Sea coast

The HC has ordered them to file undertakings that they would not indulge in any activity that would disrupt public tranquillity in the area.

Bombay High Court justice Satyaranjan Dharmadhikari resigns in open court

Bombay High Court justice Satyaranjan Dharmadhikari resigns in open court

However, those in courtroom number 49, where Justice Satyaranjan Dharmadhikari hears cases, they were witness to something quite unexpected.

Outraging modesty: 21 yrs on, man acquitted, as girl was tutored

Outraging modesty: 21 yrs on, man acquitted, as girl was tutored

HC drops SC/ST Act provisions

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Govt ‘deadline’: Justice hurried is justice buried, says ‘unhappy’ panel

Mumbai: The newly-formed Maharashtra government has granted a ‘final’ extension of two months for the Judicial Commission, which is probi...Read More

Leave jobs or appear for TET, Bombay High Court tells thousands of primary school teachers

Leave jobs or appear for TET, Bombay High Court tells thousands of primary school teachers

The HC further said if these primary school teachers do not want to get qualified under the TET

Bombay High Court imposes Rs 25,000 fine on petitioner for 'wasting' its time

Bombay High Court imposes Rs 25,000 fine on petitioner for 'wasting' its time

A division bench of Justices Ravindra Ghuge and Shriram Modak dismissed the plea filed by Shrikrishna Adbol, a villager from Hingni, Akol...Read More

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Take over children’s aid society, let NGOs run city’s correction homes, Bombay HC tells govt

Notably, the children’s aid society is presently overseeing the functioning of seven such homes at Mankhurd and one each at Chembur, Mahi...Read More

Act against employees who have not furnished cast validity document: Bombay HC

Act against employees who have not furnished cast validity document: Bombay HC

Mumbai: In what can spell trouble for thousands of Maharashtra government employees recruited under the reserved category, the Bombay Hig...Read More

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