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 […]

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 asks Maha govt to fill vacancies of doctors

Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has directed the Maharashtra government to take immediate steps to fill up vacancies of doctors and expert assistant medical staff in tribal areas of Melghat and Nandurbar that are known for high rates of malnutrition. A bench of Justices Naresh Patil and GS Kulkarni also suggested that the government tie up […]

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 […]

Ensure private vehicles used as school buses comply with rules

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 […]

HC rejects plea challenging externment of Nashik resident

The Bombay High Court has rejected a petition challenging externment of a Nashik resident, saying the externing authority had exercised its powers within the parameters of law and hence no interference was called for in the externment proceedings. “In view of this, we are not inclined to allow the petition,” said a bench of justices […]

HC asks to spell out measures during Pandharpur fest

Considering the heavy influx of devotees in Pandharpur pilgrim town during ‘Ashadi Ekadashi’ in July-end, the Bombay High Court today asked Maharashtra government to submit an expert committee’s report on measures it proposes to take to manage huge crowds during the event. The direction was given by a bench of Justices Naresh Patil and S […]

PIL seeks mandatory sealing of cosmetic and hygiene products

The Bombay High Court today asked the Centre to file a reply, within four weeks, to a public interest litigation demanding that cosmetic goods, personal hygiene products, skin and hair care creams and lotions should be sold only in sealed packets or containers. Advocate Gitanjali Dutta, the petitioner, contends that currently such products are often […]

HC stays govt decision to sack 600 Ayurvedic docs

The Bombay High Court today suspended Maharashtra government’s decision to terminate the services of around 600 Ayurvedic doctors for participating in a week-long strike, and asked them to join the duty immediately. The division bench headed by Justice Naresh Patil was hearing a petition filed by 98 doctors who had extended support to the strike […]