Ensure private vehicles used as school buses comply with rules

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The Bombay High Court today directed the Maharashtra government to ensure that private vehicles, plying as school buses, comply with the state’s prescribed safety rules. A bench of Justices Naresh Patil and N W Sambre said that the transport department must ensure that all registered school buses and private vehicles, ferrying children to and from… Read more »

Supreme Court fixes beef ban matters for final hearing in February

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The Supreme Court today listed for final disposal a batch of pleas challenging the Bombay High Court verdict decriminalising the possession of beef in case of animals slaughtered outside the state. A bench of Justices R K Agrawal and Abhay Mohan Sapre listed the matter in third week of February on non- miscellaneous day. The… Read more »

Meticulous planning done before printing Class 9 book : HC

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 The Maharashtra State Bureau of Textbook Publication and Curriculum Research has told the Bombay High Court that meticulous planning and preparations were done before the publication a Class 9 history and political science textbook. Sunil Magar, director of the textbooks bureau, filed an affidavit last week in response to a petition by city resident Amritpal… Read more »

Bombay HC dismisses petitions filed by two Malegaon blast accused

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The Bombay High Court today dismissed petitions filed by Lt Col Shrikant Prasad Purohit and Sameer Kulkarni, accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case, challenging the sanction for prosecution granted by the Maharashtra government under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act. The petitions said that under the UAPA, the state law and judiciary department, the sanctioning… Read more »

Bombay HC rejects bail plea of driver in bus accident that killed 37

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The Bombay High Court has rejected the bail plea of the driver of a luxury bus that plunged into a river off the Mumbai-Goa highway four years ago, killing 37 passengers and injuring 15 others. The driver, Santaji Kirdat, was convicted on charges of rash driving, negligence, and culpable homicide not amounting to murder and… Read more »

Bodies should be handled in a dignified way, says Bombay HC

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The Bombay High Court today rapped a hospital and the railways over the handling of bodies of 23 victims of the stampede at Elphinstone Road railway station that were numbered on foreheads with marker pens and called for a more humane approach. A division bench of Justices N H Patil and N W Sambre was… Read more »

Bombay High Court upholds validity of RERA

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The Bombay High Court today upheld the validity of the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act (RERA). A bench of Justices Naresh Patil and Rajesh Ketkar pronounced its judgement on a bunch of petitions filed by by real estate developers and individual plot owners, all challenging the constitutional validity of the Act that was brought… Read more »