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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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’

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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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SC dismisses poll petition against ex-CM’s son

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Upholding a Bombay High Court order, the Supreme Court has dismissed an election petition filed against Amit Deshmukh, Maharashtra MLA and son of former Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, alleging he had indulged in “corrupt practices”. A division bench of Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Ashok Bhushan, dismissed the petition saying “we do not find […]

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Adarsh Society, Headley cases kept Maha courts busy in 2016

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The deposition of David Headley in the 26/11 terror attack case, lifting of ban on entry of women in the Haji Ali dargah and Shani shrine in Shingnapur and the Sheena Bora case kept courts in Maharashtra busy in 2016. Other cases which hogged the limelight during the year gone by were the high court […]

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Bombay HC rejects plea challenging move to shift DRT office to Vashi

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Paving way for the transfer of office of Debt Recovery Tribunal (III) from South Mumbai to adjoining Navi Mumbai, the Bombay High Court dismissed a petition challenging the decision made by the Ministry of Finance. A division bench of Chief Justice Manjula Chellur and Justice M S Sonak on December 14 dismissed a petition filed […]

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Bombay HC asks Collector to look into encroachment on 450 acres land

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The Bombay High Court has directed the Collector of Mumbai Suburban District to look into the allegations made in a PIL about encroachment on 450 acres of ‘Khoti land’ in suburban Mulund. Under the provisions of law, ‘Khoti land’ is described as a property owned by zamindars or landlords. The direction was given recently by […]

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Condition of kids’ homes dismal, plan be drawn: Bombay HC

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Terming as “dismal” the condition of children’s remand and shelter homes in Maharashtra, the Bombay High Court has asked the state government to draw up a model plan with necessary amenities which can be replicated all over the state. A division bench headed by Justice V M Kanade was hearing a public interest litigation by […]

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Decibel meters: HC warns of aggravated contempt action against

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The Bombay High Court today warned of “aggravated contempt” action against Maharashtra government’s Additional Chief Secretary (Home) K P Bakshi if the state fails to procure meters to measure noise levels by November this year. A division bench of Justices A S Oka and A A Sayed had in May this year issued contempt notice […]

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Bombay HC asks Maha to serve summons by post to reduce pending cases

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In a move to bring down the huge pendency of cases of cheque bounce, the Bombay High Court has asked Maharashtra Government to amend laws to provide for serving warrants and summons to accused and witnesses through registered post, in addition to the procedure followed by the police machinery. “We are of the view that […]

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Court sentences school clerk to one day in jail

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A local court has sentenced a staffer of a private school to “one day in jail” after he was found guilty in a 2010 case pertaining to SC/ST Atrocities Act. District and Special Judge V V Bambarde recently sentenced Lalchandra Chaube (28) to one day in jail, though he was later asked only to remain […]

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SC grants bail to ex-Maha minister Suresh Jain

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Former Maharashtra minister Suresh Jain, arrested in connection with the 2006 Gharkul Housing Scheme scam, was today granted bail by the Supreme Court. A bench of Justices S A Bobde and Ashok Bhushan granted bail to Jain, a minister for housing during the Shiv Sena-BJP rule in the 1990s, after considering that he had served […]

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Assault case: 5-yr RI for man, 2 others get relief

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A 22-year-old youth was awarded five years rigorous imprisonment after being held guilty of culpable homicide not amounting to murder for the death of a person following a scuffle over a mobile phone. Ray Kalicharan Karotiya (22), Saroj Madan Karotiya (36) and Mayur Shridhar Salvi (25) had on February 1, 2014 attacked Vijay Sarpate, who […]

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MLA who allegedly slapped Dy Collector held

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NCP MLA from Karjat in Maharashtra Suresh Lad, who had allegedly slapped a senior government officer in a meeting held recently, was today arrested by police and produced before a court which granted him bail. A fortnight ago, the MLA was caught on camera slapping Deputy Collector (land acquisition) Abhay Kalgudkar after a disagreement over […]

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High-handed behaviour of school management must be stopped: Bombay HC

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Observing that “high-handed” behaviour of school management needs to be stopped, the Bombay High Court today asked Maharashtra government if it has any mechanism or regulatory authority in place to look into and help resolve disputes between parents and school management. A division bench of Justices V M Kanade and M S Sonak had last […]

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Bombay HC seeks details on drought refugees of Maharashtra

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The Bombay High Court today sought factual details from Maharashtra government on exact number of persons who migrated to Mumbai and neighbouring districts from drought-hit areas of the state and what steps it has taken to help and rehabilitate such ‘drought refugees’. A division bench of justices V M Kanade and M S Sonak directed […]

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MHA official’s CBI custody extended till May 24

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A special court today extended the CBI custody of MHA official Anand Joshi till May 24 for allegedly issuing FCRA notices arbitrarily to several NGOs for financial gains after the agency said it needed to interrogate him in connection with some files seized during the probe. Special CBI Judge Anju Bajaj Chandna allowed the agency’s […]

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