Ensure action against Illegal Slaughter House: Bombay HC

MUMBAI: Division Bench headed by Justice S C Dharmadhikari said it is for the Maharashtra Government to ensure that there is no breach of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act and the Food Safety and Standards Act in the state. Court was hearing a Public Interest Litigation filed by Ajay Marathe raising concerns over Illegal […]

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Bombay HC quashes FIR against actor Armaan Kohli

Mumbai:  The Bombay High Court today quashed an FIR against actor Armaan Kohli after he submitted an affidavit from jail expressing “remorse and regret” for assaulting his girlfriend. The court observed that since the victim, Neeru Randhawa, had consented to the quashing of the FIR and did not desire to take the case forward, it was […]

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Supreme Court sets aside Bombay HC order asking MCI to conduct inspection in college

New Delhi:The Supreme Court today set aside a Bombay High Court order directing the Medical Council of India (MCI) to inspect a medical college, where “large-scale deficiencies” were found during an inspection last year, for granting renewal for admission in academic year 2018-2019. A bench comprising justices L Nageswara Rao and M M Shantanagoudar allowed […]

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Time to see if IPL is in interest of cricket: Bombay HC

The Bombay High Court today said the IPL has made people familiar with phrases like “betting and fixing” and in view of the alleged violations of foreign exchange rules it was time to see if the tournament was in interest of the game of cricket. The scathing remarks were made by a division bench of […]

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Show us average prisoner gets same treatment as Sanjay Dutt : HC

 The Maharashtra government said today it can justify “every single minute” of parole or furlough granted to actor Sanjay Dutt, who was in jail in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, prompting the Bombay High Court to ask if same rules were applied to every inmate. A public interest litigation has questioned the “frequent” parole […]

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Bombay HC refuses parole plea of prisoner but allows surgery in hospital

The Bombay High Court has refused to release a prisoner from Kolhapur Central Prison on parole for treatment of a nasal problem as he had violated furlough condition earlier. However, on humanitarian ground, a bench of Justices Vijaya Tahilramani and Mridula Bhatkar, in a recent order, allowed the prisoner, Wilson Benjamin Castellino, to undergo reconstruction […]

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Legal heirs of deceased convicts liable to pay fine: Bombay HC

In a significant ruling, the Bombay High Court has held that legal heirs of a deceased convicts are liable to pay fines and compensation, imposed by the trial courts, from the properties left behind by him. The judgement was delivered by Justice Shalini Phansalkar Joshi, who observed that death of a convict does not discharge […]

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HC rejects intervention plea to grant stay on Salman’s appeal

The Bombay High Court on Monday refused accept a plea to grant stay on an appeal filed by Bollywood actor Salman Khan against the five-year sentence awarded to him in the 2002 hit-and-run case. A convict in a murder case, whose appeal has not been heard since 2009, had filed an intervention application seeking a stay […]

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Bombay HC gives 3-months time to 5 illegal schools for regularisation

Taking a lenient stand saying the academic year has begun, the Bombay High Court today granted three months time to five schools that have illegally constructed their building structures on government land to apply for regularisation. A division bench of justices A S Oka and Revati Mohite Dere was hearing a PIL by Ali Asgar […]

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Bombay HC wants public to take responsibility of waste disposal

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Urging people to share the responsibility of proper waste management and disposal, the Bombay High Court on Tuesday suggested that authorities should make it mandatory for residential societies and townships to have a small waste disposal unit. A division bench of justices N H Patil and V L Achliya was hearing a PIL filed by […]

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