Maha: Man gets 3-year Rigorous Imprisonment for molesting minor girl

A court here has sentenced a 30-year-old man to three years’ rigorous imprisonment for molesting a teenaged girl last year. Thane district judge R V Tamhanekar, in his order last Friday, convicted Nadeem Anwar Hussain Ansari, a mechanic from Bhiwandi town, under section 354 (molestation) of the Indian Penal Code and the Protection of Children […]

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Bombay HC forms panel to oversee repair, maintenance of roads in Maharashtra

The Bombay High Court today constituted a two-member committee to look into the repair and maintenance of roads in Maharashtra, observing that despite its several orders, the civic authorities failed to fix potholes and bad roads. Chief Justice Manjula Chellur said that while the HC did not wish to run the administration for the state […]

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Petrol Pump fraud: Court rejects bail pleas of 12 accused

A court in Kalyan has rejected bail applications of the 12 accused in the multi-crore petrol pump fraud case, police said today. Assistant Commissioner of Police (Crime) Mukund Hatote told PTI that the court on Friday rejected bail pleas filed by the 12 accused. District and Additional Sessions Judge N M Waghmare also rejected anticipatory […]

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Defamation case against Rahul: Court defers framing of charges

A Maharashtra court today deferred till October 27 framing of charges against Rahul Gandhi in the defamation case filed against him by an RSS worker regarding his alleged statement about Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination, a lawyer representing the Congress vice president said. Magistrate Tushar Vaze was likely to frame charges today, but the matter was adjourned […]

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Keeping check on pvt nursing homes violating norms:Maha to Bombay HC

The Maharashtra government today assured the Bombay High Court that it was taking adequate steps to keep a check on private nursing homes and hospitals being operated without proper licenses across the state. The government made this submission in its affidavit, filed today in response to a public interest lawsuit filed by Pune resident Atul […]

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SC pulls up five states for not appointing food commissions

The Supreme Court today pulled up the governments of drought-hit states of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar and Karnataka for not appointing state food commissions or making them operational. A bench of Justices M B Lokur and N V Ramana, which had summoned the Chief Secretaries of ten states on the issue, directed that […]

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Uber Moves HC for Rs 12 cr in damages from taxi owners bodies

App-based car service provider Uber India has approached the Bombay High Court seeking Rs 12 crore in damages from taxi owners and drivers associations for harming its reputation and livelihood of drivers by protesting against the company. In its suit, Uber India Systems Pvt Ltd also sought an injunction restraining the defendants from stopping Uber […]

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Policeman declines SC’s offer for reinstatement if he shaves

A policeman from Maharashtra, who was suspended for not adhering to no-beard policy of the state reserve force, has not agreed to the offer of the Supreme Court that it would revoke his suspension if he shaves. Zahiroddin Shamsoddin Bedade had approached the top court in 2013 after the Bombay High Court did not find […]

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Bombay HC asks protesting resident doctors to resume work immediately

The Bombay High Court today directed the resident doctors, who are abstaining from duty in various hospitals across Maharashtra for the last four days, to resume work immediately. The high court said the issues and demands of the doctors can be amicably resolved with the state government. The court also directed the government and the […]

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‘What’s the point of progress if kids are malnourished’

The Bombay High Court today said Maharashtra’s progress and prosperity is pointless when 50 per cent of children in the state are malnourished and below the poverty line. The court also observed that the government has not taken any serious steps to address the problem. A division bench of Justices V M Kanade and P […]

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