Relief on defence transfer order only in “rarest of rare” cases: Bombay HC

Observing that transfer orders of the Defence Ministry can be cancelled only in “rarest of rare” circumstances, the Bombay High Court today asked an army officer to find out if facilities for taking care of his mentally and physically disabled child are available in the city where he is to be transferred. A division bench […]

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HC junks PIL seeking repeal of State Act

The Bombay High Court has dismissed a public interest litigation (PIL) which sought to discontinue or repeal Maharashtra Employment Guarantee Act of 1977 on the ground that a Central Act with same benefits for rural population has come into the effect from 2005. The PIL prayed that the Central law i.e Mahatma Gandhi National Rural […]

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HC dismisses PIL in godman episode invlvng CM wife

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Mumbai, The Bombay High Court today refused to hear a public interest litigation seeking inquiry by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and CBI into the alleged incident of a self-styled godman giving a necklace to Maharastra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’s wife Amruta. A division bench of Chief Justice D H Waghela and Justice M S Sonak […]

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Eating beef not a fundamental right: Maha govt tells HC

It is not a fundamental right of a citizen to eat beef and the state legislation can regulate consumption of flesh of animals, the Maharashtra government today told the Bombay High Court. Advocate General Sunil Manohar made this submission while opposing a bunch of petitions challenging the ban on slaughter of cows, bulls and bullocks, […]

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HC asks civic body to appoint more doctors in neo-natal course

The Bombay High Court has asked Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai to submit within a week a representation to the Medical Council of India (MCI) for increasing the number of resident doctors in the postgraduate course of neo-natal speciality. A copy of such representation should be endorsed to Government of India in the Ministry of […]

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HC rejects Om Puri’s petition challenging maintenance to wife

The Bombay High Court has rejected a petition filed by actor Om Puri challenging a family court order asking him to pay a monthly maintenance of Rs 2.90 lakh to his wife Nandita and minor son. The family court has asked the actor to pay interim monthly maintenance of Rs 1.25 lakh to his wife […]

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HC allows Pak singer Sami to go abroad for concert

The Bombay high court has allowed Pakistani singer Adnan Sami, locked in a legal battle with his former wife Sabah Galadari, to visit Australia in July for a concert but pulled him up for failing to comply with its earlier orders of furnishing sureties. Granting interim relief, Justice M S Sonak on Friday allowed an […]

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Former Shiv Sena MLA granted bail

MNS leader and former Shiv Sena MLA Parshuram Uparkar was today granted bail by Bombay High Court in connection with a case in which he was charged with stopping police from discharging duty in 2008 at Malvan in Sindhudurg district. Justice M S Sonak granted him bail in the sum of Rs 25,000 on a […]

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