Reply to PIL on housing essential staff in Mumbai: Bombay High Court

 The Bombay High Court has directed the Maharashtra government to respond to a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking temporary accommodation in Mumbai for essential service providers, who commute between Mumbai and Palghar district each day for their work. The plea, filed by Charan Ravindra Bhatt, a resident of adjoining Palghar district, claims that such commute to […]

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Bombay High Court asks NMMC for list of protective gear distributed to staff.

The Bombay High Court has directed the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation to file an affidavit listing details of all the protective gear procured and distributed to its staff in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Justice S J Kathawalla passed the order on Tuesday on a petition filed by sanitation and health workers of the Navi […]

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Deploy revenue staff where cops not needed: Bombay High Court tells Maha govt

The Bombay High Court has said the Maharashtra Police machinery is under “great stress and strain” during the lockdown, and directed the state government and local civic authorities to deploy off-duty revenue officials for duties where police personnel are not required. Justice R V Ghuge of the high court’s Aurangabad bench gave the directive on Tuesday […]

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Bombay High Court : Will Maharashtra government procure food grains for migrants and poor?

The Bombay High Court has directed the Maharashtra government to take a decision on whether it would procure additional food grains from the Food Corporation of India for supplying to migrant workers and other needy persons who do not have ration cards. Justice S C Gupte gave the directive last Friday while hearing a petition filed […]

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Hear liquor shop owners’ plea on reopening :  Bombay High Court asks Maharashtra government.

Bombay High Court on Friday directed the Nagpur district collector and the Maharashtra government to hear and decide expeditiously representations made by liquor shop owners seeking permission to open their establishments in the city amid the lockdown for the novel coronavirus outbreak. Justice R B Deo of HC’s Nagpur bench was hearing a petition filed […]

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Bombay High Court : Man held for hindering COVID-19 data collection gets bail.

The Bombay High Court on Tuesday granted bail to a city resident arrested for obstructing a team collecting data on COVID-19 from his residential society. The court also directed him to deposit Rs 10,000 in the chief ministers relief fund for coronavirus. Justice Bharati Dangre was hearing a bail plea filed by one Zafar Jamal Khan, […]

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Marriage certificate issued without rituals null and void: Bombay High Court

On Tuesday, the Bombay High Court turned down a four-year-old certificate of registration of marriage obtained by a Thane resident and his girlfriend on grounds that it lacked the sanctity, as no rites for solemnising a marriage was performed, and also observed that the Thane Family Court was not justified in rejecting his plea. The […]

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Food and essential goods being supplied to tribal region: Bombay High Court

The Maharashtra government on Thursday informed the Bombay High Court that food and other essential commodities are being supplied to the people living in the tribal belt of the state. Justice G S Patel was hearing a petition filed by Vivek Pandit, in which the latter raised concerns over the condition of impoverished tribal people in […]

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Applicants are safer in jail than out on bail: Bombay High Court.

The Bombay High Court on Thursday refused to grant temporary bail to an accused, saying it can not allow him to be released and put him at the risk of contracting coronavirus. The situation in jail was much better than that in the city of Mumbai, Justice G S Patel observed while hearing a bail […]

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Bombay High Court seeks to know junkyard expansion impact on flamingo haven.

The Bombay High Court on Wednesday directed two expert bodies to assess any adverse effect of expansion of a dumping ground in suburban Kanjurmarg on a flamingo sanctuary located in the vicinity. A division bench asked the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) and the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) to carry out an evaluation whether […]

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