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Court: Can’t Rule Out False Implication in Aditya Pancholi Case

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A sessions court on Wed. adjourned hearing in the anticipatory bail plea filed by actor-producer Aditya Pancholi in an alleged rape case registered against him by an actress in June. In the previous hearing on the plea last month, granting Pancholi (54) interim pre-arrest bail, the sessions court had observed that false implication could not be ruled out. The […]

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Bombey High court asks Devendra Fadnavis govt is Minor in tribal belt getting nutritious food.

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A division bench of Justices N H Patil and G S Kulkarni of Bombey High court has sought to know from the Maharastra BJP government to know from the Maharashtra government  regarding the distributes nutritious food to children and lactating mothers living in the tribal belt of the state. The court  raised the question earlier […]

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Mumbai: Inquiry ordered in Kamla Mills compound fire; 5 officials suspended

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The BMC on Friday suspended five of its officials in connection with the fire in a Central Mumbai pub that claimed 14 lives. The civic body in the recent past had sent a few notices to the joints at the Kamala Mills compound for violation of norms. Earlier last night, a fire that started at […]

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Harassment for loan repayment amounts to abetment of suicide: Bombay HC

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Rejecting discharge pleas of two money lenders, the Bombay High Court has said that continuous verbal and physical abuse and repeated demand for return of money amounts to abetment of suicide. Justice A M Badar was recently hearing a petition filed by Gurunath Gawli and Sangita Gawli, both licensed money lenders, seeking discharge from a […]

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SC nod to terminate 24-week-old foetus citing medical reasons

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The Supreme Court today allowed a Mumbai-based woman, who is in her 24th week of pregnancy, to undergo termination of the foetus as it does not have a skull. A bench of Justices S A Bobde and L Nageswara Rao allowed the 22-year-old woman to terminate her pregnancy while taking into consideration the report of […]

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Suspended ATS cop alleges two Malegaon blasts accused no more

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A suspended Maharashtra ATS officer told a court in Solapur that two of the absconding accused in 2008 Malegaon blasts case are dead but are falsely shown as “alive” by probe agencies. Mumbai Anti-Terrorism Squad’s former senior inspector Mehmood Mujawar has, in an application filed in August before a magistrate court in Solapur, alleged that […]

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Bombay HC sets up panel to inspect 2 kids’ homes in Mumbai

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The Bombay High Court has set up a committee of representatives of NGOs to visit two children’s homes in the city to ascertain whether cleanliness is maintained and proper hygienic food is served to the inmates. Dr K P Asha Mukundan, Director of `Resource Cell for Juvenile Justice’ at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, […]

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Mumbai metro fare hike case deferred till June 20

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The Bombay High Court on Tuesday deferred the metro fare hike case till June 20. Earlier, the court extended till April 12 the stay on the proposed fare hike of the Mumbai metro rail owing to the recent recommendations made by the Fare Fixation Committee (FFC) constituted by the Centre. The metro commuters have been […]

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Relief denied to doctor-duo who guaranteed pregnancy with IVF

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The Bombay High Court today refused to grant interim relief to a doctor couple running an IVF clinic in south Mumbai whose licenses were suspended for three months for promising guaranteed pregnancy and offering refund if the treatment failed. The Maharashtra Medical Council had suspended the licenses of the doctor couple Aniruddha and Anjali Malpani following […]

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Court rejects ED plea for Bhujbal’s further custody

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Mumbai, A court here today rejected Enforcement Directorate’s plea for further custody of former Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister of Chhagan Bhujbal, arrested in a money laundering case, saying sufficient grounds were not made out for this. ED had sought seven more days custody of Bhujbal but judge P R Bhavke of the special court for […]

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HC quashes Baig”s death penalty in Pune German bakery blast

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Mumbai, The Bombay High Court today quashed the death penalty awarded to lone convict Himayat Baig in the 2010 German Bakery blast in Pune due to lack of evidence, but confirmed the life sentence imposed on him for possession of explosives. A division bench of Justices N H Patil and S B Shukre said Baig […]

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Prisoner serving life sentence gets 10-yr RI

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A prisoner serving life sentence in Nashik Road Central Jail has been awarded 10 years rigorous imprisonment in connection with the murder of an inmate. District and Sessions Judge Anil Khadase yesterday awarded 10-year RI to Manoj Kumar Yadav, who is presently serving life imprisonment in a murder case, after convicting him of killing a […]

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Sheena wanted to stop pretending as Indrani’s sister: Rahul

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Sheena Bora wanted to stop pretending as sister of the key accused and her mother, Indrani Mukerjea before hermurder in 2012, her fiance Rahul Mukerjea has said in his statement before magistrate. Indrani had introduced Sheena, her daughter from an earlier marriage, in Mumbai social circles as her younger sister. In a statement recorded last […]

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HC steps in to help students with learning disability

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The Bombay High Court has asked the Union government to file an affidavit by December 9, informing it about the recommendations it proposes to make for establishing learning disability centres all over Maharashtra. A bench of the court also asked the Maharashtra government to coordinate with the Centre for acquiring funds from it for establishing such […]

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Woman tehsildar gets three years jail for taking bribe

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The district court in Satara has sentenced a woman revenue official to three years rigorous imprisonment in a 2011 bribery case. Special Judge V M Mohite sentenced Satara Tehsildar Supriya Subhash Bagwade to the jail term after finding her guilty under Section 7 (public servant accepting bribe) and Section 13 (criminal misconduct by a public […]

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Court seeks Indrani’s production tomorrow

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A Mumbai court today ordered production of former media magnate Indrani Mukerjea, the main accused in the murderof her daughter Sheena Bora, tomorrow for obtaining her consent for seeking her voice sample. The CBI, which is probing the sensational murder, has petitioned the Metropolitan Magistrate’s court for Mukerjea’s voice sample. The central probe agency had […]

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Widower gets Rs 11.5 lakh for death of wife in mishap

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A 36-year-old widower and his two minor children have been awarded a compensation of Rs 11.49 lakhs by Thane’s Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) for the death of his wife in a road accident in 2010. The widower, Vikas Shreedhar Patil, informed the tribunal that on September 19, 2010, he along with his wife Kavita […]

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Sheena case: Indrani’s judicial custody extended till Oct 19

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The judicial custody of Indrani Mukherjea, her former husband Sanjeev Khanna and driver Shyam Rai was today extended by a local magistrate till October 19 in connection with the Sheena Bora murder case. While Khanna and Rai were produced before Magistrate M R Natu at the Esplanade court here via video-conferencing, jail officials sent Indrani’s […]

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HC extends Red FM licence for Del, Mum, Kolkata

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In a relief to radio channel Red FM, Delhi High Court today extended its licence to operate in the national capital as well as in Mumbai and Kolkata till further orders on the company’s plea seeking direction to the Centre to allow it to migrate to phase III from II. Justice R S Endlaw extended […]

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NSE files appeal in HC against order on fine

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The National Stock Exchange (NSE) has filed an appeal in the Bombay High Court seeking a review of its order slapping a Rs 50 lakh fine on the bourse in a Rs 100 crore defamation suit filed by it against an online news portal for publishing allegedly false reports on algorithm (algo) trading mechanism on […]

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Bombay high court allows sale of meat in Mumbai on Sep 17

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The Bombay high court in some tough talking stopped the ban imposed by Maharashtra government on sale of meat on September 17 in Mumbai, during Paryushan, a period of fasting for Jains. The HC however did not lift the ban on abattoirs on that day. The meat sale ban was lifted only for Mumbai though […]

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HC frowns over meat sale ban in Mumbai

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The Bombay High Court today said imposing a ban on animal slaughter and sale of meat for four days during the Jain festival ‘Paryushan’ is not feasible in a metropolitan city like Mumbai and sought response from the state and the municipal body on a petition challenging it. A division bench headed by Justice Anoop […]

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Man gets jail for rape, murder of 8-yr-old

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A special women’s court of Mumbai, today sentenced a man to life imprisonment for raping and murdering an eight-year-old girl in Nehru Nagar area of suburban Kurla in 2010. Special Judge Vrushali Joshi had convicted Javed Sheikh (aged around 25) on September 5 for the crime. “The court has sentenced Javed Sheikh to life on the […]

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Indrani’s ex-husband remanded in Mumbai police custody

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Sanjeev Khanna, the former husband of Indrani Mukherjea, arrested in connection with the Sheena Boramurder case, was today remanded in Mumbai police custody till August 31 by the court of Bandra Metropolitan Magistrate. Khanna, dressed in an off-white shirt and khaki trousers, was produced in the court amid tight security with his face covered with […]

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