The Bombay High Court raises security concern over Uddhav’s oath at Shivaji Park

 The Bombay High Court on Wednesday raised security concerns over the swearing-in ceremony of Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray as chief minister at Shivaji Park here, and said holding such functions at a public ground should not become a regular feature. Henceforth, everyone will want to use the ground for such ceremonies, a division bench […]

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Bombay HC bars Bengaluru-based newspaper from using Indian Express Group founder’s name Ramnath Goenka.

The Bombay High Court, in an interim order, has restrained publisher Prashant Goenka and others from using the name and image of Indian Express Group founder Ramnath Goenka in his newspaper ‘Sajaga Samachar Parivartan Ka’. Justice S C Gupte also directed defendants Prashant Goenka and others not to use Ramnath Goenka’s name and image on […]

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High Court junks plea seeking ban on ‘Alibaug se aaya hai kya?’ phrase

The Bombay High Court Friday dismissed a petition seeking a ban on the phrase ‘Alibaug se aaya hai kya?’, observing that there was nothing derogatory in it and it should not be taken as a humiliation. As per the plea, the phrase is commonly used in Maharashtra to address someone who is considered foolish or […]

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The Bombay High Court stays Nusli Wadia defamation plea hearing against Ratan Tata some other directors of Tata Sons.

The Bombay High Court Monday stayed till March 27 the proceedings before a magistrate court in a 2016 criminal defamation case filed by Nusli Wadia against Ratan Tata and some other directors of Tata Sons. A single bench of Justice Mridula Bhatkar stayed the proceedings through an interim order. Justice Bhatkar will now hear a […]

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Why no order yet to prohibit political ads on social media: The Bombay High Court

The Bombay High Court Thursday asked the Election Commission of India why it was hesitant to issue specific directions to prohibit political advertisements on social media 48 hours before election day. A bench of Chief Justice Naresh Patil and Justice N M Jamdar posed the question after the poll panel submitted that it was deliberating […]

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The Bombay High Court notice to prosecutor who ‘slapped’ judge over decision

The Bombay High Court has taken suo motu (on its own) notice of an incident where a sessions court judge was allegedly assaulted by an assistant public prosecutor on the court premises. Vacation judge Justice R K Deshpande of the high court’s Nagpur bench said Wednesday that such incidents are a “threat to independence of […]

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High Court refuses to stay govt official’s conviction in bribe case

New Delhi:- The Bombay High Court has refused to stay the conviction of a government servant for accepting bribes and held that granting relief to the officer would adversely affect the public’s perception of the integrity of government institutions. In an order passed earlier this month, a single bench presided over by Justice AM Badar […]

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No HC relief from demolition to go-karting facility in Kamala Mills

The Bombay High Court has refused to grant protection from demolition to a go-karting track, bar and restaurant run by Smaash Entertainment Private Ltd at the Kamala Mills compound where a major fire in a pub claimed 14 lives last week. Justice Sandeep Shinde was yesterday hearing a petition filed by the company seeking protection […]

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HC notice to man on plea against discharge in murder case

The Bombay High Court has issued a notice to a senior citizen here seeking his response to a petition of the Maharashtra government challenging his discharge from the 2003 murder case of a Canadian national. The state government approached the high court challenging an order passed by a sessions court in February this year, discharging […]

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Maharashtra to soon have whistleblower/witness protection law

 Maharashtra government on Tuesday told the Bombay High Court that it would soon come out with a law to provide protection to whistleblowers and witnesses in sensitive cases. .The court had last October asked it to frame a fresh policy on the issue. The division bench headed by Justice AS Oka was on Tuesday informed […]

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