HC directs Maha govt to check if schools, colleges provide barrier-free access to disabled students

Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has asked the Maharashtra government and the Directorate of Education to call for compliance reports from all educational institutes and universities in the state on facilities provided to disabled students. In an order passed earlier this week, a bench of Justices Naresh Patil and G S Kulkarni said the state must […]

Bombey High court asks Devendra Fadnavis govt is Minor in tribal belt getting nutritious food.

A division bench of Justices N H Patil and G S Kulkarni of Bombey High court has sought to know from the Maharastra BJP government to know from the Maharashtra government  regarding the distributes nutritious food to children and lactating mothers living in the tribal belt of the state. The court  raised the question earlier […]

HC: Cops fail to inform rape victims about option of abortion

Mumbai:  The Bombay High Court today once again said that police must inform the victims in such cases that they have the option of undergoing abortion, allowing a 16-year-old rape survivor to terminate her pregnancy. A bench of justices Naresh Patil and G S Kulkarni granted permission to the girl to undergo an abortion, after […]

HC directed Maha govt to probe reason behind crime against children

Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today directed the Maharashtra government to probe the reasons behind crimes and why juveniles were increasingly taking to criminal activities, lamenting the rampant incidents of crime against children. A bench of Justices Naresh Patil and G S Kulkarni said the state must take preventive steps to minimise incidents involving juveniles […]

Maha govt to Bombay HC: Formulating stringent law to regulate pvt hospitals

Mumbai: The Maharashtra government told the Bombay High Court today that it was in the process of formulating a stringent law, on the lines of the Centre’s Clinical Establishments Act, to regulate private nursing homes and hospitals in the state. Appearing for the state, Advocate General Ashutosh Kumbhakoni told the court that the draft plan for such […]

Pratt and Whitney snag: DGCA assures Bombay High Court of precautions in the wake of certain A320 neo planes.

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) today told the Bombay High Court that it was taking all necessary precautions in the wake of certain A320 neo planes, powered by Pratt & Whitney engines, being grounded due to engine failures. Hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by Mumbai resident Harish Agarwal, a division bench […]

Bombay High Court asks Maharashtra government to develop a plan for shelter homes

The Bombay High Court has said it is time the Maharashtra government develops a model plan for constant governance and supervision of shelter homes for children in the state. The court also said that the government could also consult social entrepreneur Arunachalam Muuruganantham for supply of sanitary pads for girls staying in these homes. A […]

Assure safety of P&W engines: Bombay High Court to DGCA

The Bombay High Court on Friday asked the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to list the steps being taken since 2007 to check the airworthiness of all Pratt & Whitney 1100 engines that power Airbus A320 New Engine Option (Neo) planes. A Division Bench of Justices Naresh Patil and Justice G.S. Kulkarni was hearing […]

PIL seeks ban on govt ads, HC asks State to explain

The Bombay High Court has asked the Maharashtra Government to file a reply to a PIL, which seeks to ban government advertisements in print and electronic media ahead of the forthcoming state Assembly polls. Hearing the PIL, a bench of justices Abhay Oka and G S Kulkarni on Wednesday asked the state to file a […]