Rs 100 cr libel suit: No SC relief to Times Now

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The Supreme Court Monday declined to interfere with a Bombay High Court order directing Times Global Broadcasting Co. to deposit Rs.20 crore with high court registrar along with a Rs.80 crore bank guarantee in a Rs.100 crore defamation suit filed by a retired supreme court judge. An apex court bench headed by Justice G.S. Singhvi said… Read more »

2003 Mumbai twin blasts verdict Dec 12

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Eight years after Mumbai was rocked by twin blasts which killed 52 and injured 244 people, the Bombay High Court Saturday heard the final arguments on the confirmation of death sentences in the case. The verdict will be pronounced Dec 12, said counsel S. Kunjuraman, who is representing Ashrath Shafique Ansari, one of the prime… Read more »

Micromax Mobile withdraws ‘bai’ ad, Shiney Ahuja relieved

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Micromax Mobile has withdrawn its controversial ‘Bai commercial’, which poked fun at Shiney Ahuja, after the actor initiated legal action against the company, said his publicist here Tuesday. The advertisement attempted to take a humorous dig at Shiney, who was convicted two years ago of raping his domestic help and is currently out on bail…. Read more »

Diwali bonus for 40,000 Mumbai civic workers

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Nearly 40,000 civic employees, who went on strike last month, Wednesday got a festival gift from the Bombay High Court which asked the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai to pay them Diwali bonus of Rs.7,500 by Nov 1. The relief comes with a rider that if the MCGM wins its case in court, it would… Read more »

Shiney slaps notice on Micromax for ‘Bai’ commercial

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Actor Shiney Ahuja, accused of raping his domestic help, has sought legal action against Micromax Mobile for a recent commercial about maid servants that allegedly pokes fun at him, an aide said Monday. Currently out on bail, Shiney has taken umbrage at the new ad by Micromax Mobile released this week in which two ‘bais’… Read more »

Bhandarkar making false statement, claims Preeti Jain advocate

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Advocate Sushan Kunjuraman, representing actor Preeti Jain, who had filed a case against noted film director Madhur Bhandarkar accusing him of raping her, today said that accused Bhandarkar is making false statements to the media that he is approaching the Bombay High Court with an appeal challenging the lower court order which had summon director… Read more »

Court admits plea for federal probe in July 13 Mumbai blasts

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The Bombay High Court admitted a petition demanding that the probe into the July 13 Mumbai blasts which killed 27 people be handed over to central agencies as they constitute “an attack on the nation”. According to petitioner V.P. Patil, an advocate, presently the probe into the triple blasts was being conducted by Maharashtra’s Anti-Terrorism… Read more »

Probe if MCOCA can be slapped on Hasan Ali: Court

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A special court here Saturday directed Mumbai Police Commissioner Arup Patnaik to appoint an officer to investigate if the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) can be slapped on alleged money launderer and tax evader Hasan Ali Khan. The order was given after the court heard a petition of Mumbai-based social activist I.G…. Read more »

Voter card no proof of tenancy, rules apex court

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The presence of a person’s name on the electoral roll would only prove that he/she was residing at the premises at a certain point of time but in no way would indicate his/her status as a tenant or a licensee, the Supreme Court has said.  “The electoral roll will not show whether a person is… Read more »

Court tells National Defence Academy to ease security norms

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The Bombay High Court Thursday directed Pune’s National Defence Academy (NDA) to ease security restrictions imposed on the road leading to the tri-services institution, a lawyer said.   The directions, spelling a setback for the NDA, came on a bunch of public interest litigations (PILs) challenging the institution’s move to restrict movement of people and… Read more »