HC seeks report on Maha officials’ visits to malnutrition-hit areas

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Mumbai: The Bombay High Court directed the Maharashtra government on Wednesday to submit a report on visits conducted by its public health and district level officers to the state’s tribal areas that are battling malnutrition. A bench of justices A S Oka and M S Sonak directed the state’s counsel Neha Bhide to submit the report… Read more »

SC orders ban on Maharashtra construction

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NEW DELHI: In an embarrassment to the Maharashtra government the Supreme Court order banning construction activity in States those do not have a solid waste management policy should not apply to Maharashtra, said Nitin Kareer, the State’s Principal Secretary, Urban Development Department. The SC on Friday imposed a stay on all construction in Maharastra and slapped a fine of… Read more »

Supreme Court declines to stay its 20 March verdict on SC/ST verdict

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to keep in abeyance its 20 March order on the SC/ST Act but said it will consider in detail the Centre’s review petition. A bench of Justices A.K. Goel and U.U. Lalit, while referring to the large-scale nationwide violence during the protest against the verdict, said that people who… Read more »

Maharashtra government changed Mumbai DP plan for Metro car shed: HC told

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 Some city residents and activists have approached the Bombay High Court alleging the Maharashtra government has illegally modified the draft Development Plan 2034 for Mumbai to show what was previously a green zone as that reserved for a car shed for the Metro rail project. The petitioners had earlier filed a public interest litigation (PIL)… Read more »

Will revise Manodhairya scheme to hike compensation: Maha govt to HC

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Facing flak over its “insensitive attitude” towards victims of rape and other women-related offences, the Maharashtra government today told the Bombay High Court that it would revise the Manodhairya scheme, raising the monetary compensation to victims to Rs 10 lakh. Under the Manodhairya Yojana launched in October 2013, the state government gives a compensation of… Read more »

Those with criminal records don’t have rights? HC to Maha govt

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The Bombay High Court today asked the Maharashtra government if it believed that people with criminal records had no right to a safe life. The government invited the high court’s ire after it submitted that it had decided not to extend police protection to persons who had a criminal record, since any threat to their… Read more »