Narsi Benwal

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

Bombay High Court

Relief for woman labour leader, HC grants her NOC for Haj pilgrimage

Mumbai: In a relief to a leading female labour union leader, the Bombay High Court this week granted her a 'No Objection Certificate' (NO...Read More

Over 14,000 farmers ended lives in last 5 years: Report

Over 14,000 farmers ended lives in last 5 years: Report

A total of 1,296 farmers committed suicide in 2013, followed by 2,039 suicides reported in 2014. In 2015, 3,263 farmer suicides were repo...Read More

EOW plans to dispose off Rs 3,500 crore HDIL collaterals

EOW plans to dispose off Rs 3,500 crore HDIL collaterals

A top Mumbai police official told the Free Press Journal on Tuesday that the EOW has written to JB Bhoria

Bombay High Court

Jolt for rights activists, Bombay High Court refuses them bail

At least seven activists from across India are behind bars for allegedly instigating violence at Bhima-Koregaon on January 1, 2018.

Party hopper vs loyalist in Wadala

Party hopper vs loyalist in Wadala

The main fight is between sitting MLA Kalidas Kolambkar, who has been changing his sides right from 2007.

Rahul Gandhi’s Made in Dharavi connect

Rahul Gandhi’s Made in Dharavi connect

Gandhi, who was in a Congress pocket, was welcomed by a huge crowd of over thousands of citizens, who kept raising "chowkidaar hi choir h...Read More

Congress to face fierce battle on home turf – Dharavi

Congress to face fierce battle on home turf – Dharavi

Mumbai: Bad and congested roads, contaminated and less water, poor infrastructure, rampant illegal constructions, large scale lawlessness...Read More

Mahim: Fight between three ‘sons of the soil’

Mahim: Fight between three ‘sons of the soil’

Mumbai: A three-cornered contest would be witnessed in the ‘communally-sensitive’ Mahim constituency. The battle would be between the ‘so...Read More

‘Even permanently unaided institutions have poll duties’

‘Even permanently unaided institutions have poll duties’

The HC trashed their contention that since neither the union or state governments fund the functioning of the institutions, thus they can...Read More

Bombay High Court

HC dismisses plea of former minorities commission vice president over defamation suit

Mumbai: After over seven years of receiving alleged ‘defamatory’ emails, the former vice president of Minorities Commission Abraham Matha...Read More

Face-off between Shiv Sena, Congress both dominated Chembur briefly, due to Narayan Rane factor

Face-off between Shiv Sena, Congress both dominated Chembur briefly, due to Narayan Rane factor

A former corporator, Phaterpekar defeated two-time MLA Handore in the 2014 assembly poll and continues to have a strong hold on the const...Read More

Aarey tree felling: What does ‘status quo’ mean?

Aarey tree felling: What does ‘status quo’ mean?

MMCRL is interpreting the court order to imply that the "status quo (is) to be maintained only with respect to cutting of trees."

Bombay High Court

Bombay High Court panel to check Maharashtra resident doctors ‘grievances’

The HC has also ordered the committee to give a detailed report with recommendations as to how to improve the working conditions of the t...Read More

Hope flickers for Aarey, SC to hold a special sitting today on tree felling

Hope flickers for Aarey, SC to hold a special sitting today on tree felling

Thus, seeking an urgent hearing, a delegation of the activists went knocking at the doors of the Chief Justice of India on Sunday, seekin...Read More

Despite having numerous trees and species, Aarey isn't a forest, rules Bombay High Court

Despite having numerous trees and species, Aarey isn't a forest, rules Bombay High Court

This comes as a major boost for the Maharashtra government which has finalised a part of the total Aarey land for construction of a car s...Read More

Mumbai: Greens lose, Metro wins

Mumbai: Greens lose, Metro wins

The court has upheld the assessment of the Tree Authority, which had permitted cutting down of trees to pave the way for a Metro III car...Read More

SC confirms death for man, who raped & killed toddler

SC confirms death for man, who raped & killed toddler

A three-judge SC bench upheld the death sentence of Ravi Ghumare by a 2:1 majority, with one judge refusing to hang him till death for th...Read More

71-year-old foreigner told to ‘Leave India’

71-year-old foreigner told to ‘Leave India’

The court refused to allow an Armenian national to reside in India with her daughter, who has married an Indian national as the foreigner...Read More

Peter Mukerjea & Indrani Mukerjea: Divorce with a grin

Peter Mukerjea & Indrani Mukerjea: Divorce with a grin

But the split wasn’t a protracted legal battle as such. Instead, the now estranged couple had sought to amicably end their relationship a...Read More

Can’t do anything, but wait: Prashant Gaikwad

Can’t do anything, but wait: Prashant Gaikwad

“After his retirement, my father had received Rs10 lakh from his company. The amount was straightway deposited in the PMC bank at our vic...Read More

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