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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Bombay High Court dismisses petitions on Aarey Colony, says ‘greens have failed’

“The greens (environmentalists) have failed,” the Bombay High Court said on Friday, while refusing to declare Aarey Colony a forest and declining to quash the BMC tree authority’s decision allowing felling of over 2,600 trees in the green zone to set up a metro carshed. The court imposed a cost of Rs 50,000 on Shiv […]

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Staying near refineries can pose health & security risks: Bombay High Court

 The Bombay High Court on Monday said making people stay in the heavily air polluted Mahul area of Mumbai may not only pose health risks, but also increase security concerns on refineries located in the vicinity. A division bench of Chief Justice Pradeep Nandrajog and Justice Bharati Dangre said the Maharashtra government cannot force any […]

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The Bombay High Court : How will a mobile app work in communication-hit JK .

The Bombay High Court on Thursday referred to the communication restrictions in Kashmir and sought to know how will a mobile application (app) proposed by RBI help visually-impaired people identify currency notes in such situations. A division bench of Chief Justice Pradeep Nandrajog and Justice Bharati Dangre made the reference to the temporary clampdown, which […]

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Embryologist accused of importing human embryos gets Bombay High Court relief

The Bombay High Court Monday ordered the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence to not take any coercive steps against a 51-year-old embryologist accused of importing human embryos from Malaysia. A division bench of Justices Ranjit More and Bharati Dangre also directed embryologist Dr Goral Gandhi to appear before the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) to record […]

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Medical admissions; HC upholds Maha state eligibility rules

Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today upheld the Maharashtra government’s state quota eligibility rules-2018 for admissions to medical colleges under the state quota. The rules were mentioned in an information brochure by the state’s admission cell for 2018 medical admissions. A bench of Justices SC Dharamadhikari and Bharati Dangre refused to interfere with the state’s rules […]

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High Court allows NRI woman to record consent for divorce via Skype

The Bombay High Court has allowed an NRI woman to record her consent for a mutual divorce from her estranged husband via Skype or any other video calling technology. Justice Bharati Dangre, earlier this month, set aside an order of the city’s family court which refused to register the US-based woman’s petition seeking divorce on […]

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Govt-appointed toll collection firms need to pay stamp duty: Bombay High Court

 The Bombay High Court has said private firms appointed by the government for octroi and toll collection from vehicles have to pay stamp duty. A division bench of justices S C Dharmadhikari and Bharati Dangre was recently hearing a petition alleging non-payment of stamp duty amounting to crores of rupees since 2005 by a private […]

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Bombay High Court fed up with state government over delay in giving land for law University

 Training its guns on the recently-held event ‘Magnetic Maharashtra’ business summit, the Bombay High Court today said the state government had time to hold such mega events but had still not decided on the allotment of land to set up the Mumbai campus of the Maharashtra National Law University. A division bench of Justices S […]

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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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