Look for techonology to detect objects on tracks: HC

The Railways and the Maharashtra government should explore if there is any technology to detect presence of foreign objects on railway tracks so as to avert accidents, the Bombay High Court today suggested. A division bench headed by Justice V M Kanade had last week asked the railway authorities and the state government if they […]

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Mechanism needed to settle matrimony disputes at earliest: HC

The Bombay High Court has suggested that a mechanism be evolved to ensure matrimonial disputes are heard and decided or resolved within a fixed time frame so that the parties involved can move on with their lives. A division bench headed by Justice V M Kanade was recently hearing an appeal filed by a 42-year-old […]

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HC irked with Lokayukta’s functioning

The Bombay High Court has expressed shock over the arbitrary manner in which Maharashtra Lokayukta was functioning and warned its chief with a contempt notice if it fails to comply with the court’s orders. A division bench of justices V M Kanade and Shalini Phansalkar-Joshi was irked when it was informed that Lokayukta M L […]

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PIL seeks transfer of probe in Road, Desilting scams

(PTI) A PIL in the Bombay High Court has sought transfer of probe from city police to Anti-corruption Bureau (ACB) in the alleged road contract and desilting scams, saying it would expose the “unholy nexus” between contractors and civic staff. The PIL, filed by Vivekananda Gupta, is placed for hearing before a division bench of […]

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HC notice to explosives controller on road transport of LPG

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The Bombay High Court has issued notices to Chief Controller of Explosives and other bodies on a PIL seeking to appoint an independent agency to verify licences issued by Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation (PESO) for carrying LPG in vehicles on roads. The HC asked PESO and other bodies to file response in this regard […]

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HC favours adoption of a boy by US foster mother

The Bombay High Court today observed that a six-year-old boy seems to be happy with his foster mother, who wants to adopt him but is facing hurdles in the process in view of absence of approval from the authorities concerned. After interviewing the boy in court, a division bench of justices V M Kanade and […]

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BMC, MHADA told to hold meeting with owner and tenants

The Bombay High Court yestarday asked officials of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation and Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (Mhada) to hold a joint meeting with the owner and tenants of century-old heritage building ‘Esplanade Mansion’ in south Mumbai that has been declared dilapidated. A division bench of Justices V M Kanade and B P Colabawalla […]

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Nestle moves Bom HC against food authorities

Multinational Giant Nestle India Ltd yesterday challenged in the Mumbai High Court the orders of food authorities banning nine variants of its instant product “Maggi” from the Indian market for being “hazardous” to public health and the plea will be heard today. The revision application (appeal against the impugned orders passed by authorities in Delhi […]

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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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Govt and civic hospitals better for acid attack victim’s surgery: HC

The Bombay High Court today observed that government-run JJ Hospital and civic-run KEM Hospital would be better equipped and cost effective to perform plastic surgery on acid attack victim Aarti Thakur. Aarti (25), who was attacked with acid at suburban Goregaon Railway Station in January 2012, had approached the Bombay High Court seeking a direction […]

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