BOMBAY HIGH COURT

  • SC to hear Ashok Chavan's plea in Adarsh scam on April 24 5 days ago

    Mumbai: The Supreme Court on Monday agreed former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan's plea in the multi-crore Adarsh housing society scam on April 24. The apex court asked the Maharashtra government to take adjournment before the trial court in the case. Chavan has moved the court against the Bombay High...
  • Why ban only slaughter of cows, bulls; what about other animals: HC to Maharashtra government April 6, 2015

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday asked the Maharashtra government the reason for banning slaughter, possession and consumption of cows, bulls and bullocks only and not including other animals in the ban under the state's animal preservation laws. A division bench of justices VM Kanade and AR Joshi was...
  • Bombay High Court resents delay in filing affidavits March 16, 2015

    Mumbai: Resenting the delay in filing affidvavits, the Bombay High Court asked Maharashtra government on Monday to change its work culture, approach and mindset towards the judiciary so that the common man's grievances are resolved promptly. "There needs to be a change in work culture. The government should work towards improving...
  • Maharashtra: What steps taken to prevent dengue and swine flu, asks Bombay HC March 12, 2015

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Thursday asked municipal bodies in Maharashtra to file separate affidavits within six weeks enumerating what steps were taken to prevent the spread of diseases like dengue, malaria, swine flu, gastroenteritis and chicken gunya in their respective areas. ...
  • Maharashtra: Narcotic drug mephedrone alias `meow-meow' banned March 5, 2015

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government on Thursday told the Bombay High Court that the Centre had accepted its recommendation to include mephedrone in the list of prohibited drugs under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act. Mephedrone, a narcotic drug which is also called M-Cat or `meow meow' in the party circuit, is...
  • Bombay HC dismisses Ashok Chavan's application for recall of his name from Adarsh scam March 4, 2015

    Mumbai: In a setback for Maharashtra Congress president and former chief minister Ashok Chavan, the Bombay High Court on Wednesday dismissed a an application filed by him for recall of an earlier order refusing to drop his name from the charge-sheet of Adarsh Housing Society scam. Chavan had approached the Bombay...
  • Railway Budget 2015: HC tells Railways to reconsider commuters' security policy February 26, 2015

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday asked the Railways to reconsider its policy on providing security to commuters in long-distance trains while hearing a petition filed by a young woman who lost her leg after being was pushed out of a moving train as she was chasing a thief...
  • Mumbai University V-C Rajan Welukar removed for not qualifying for post February 19, 2015

    Mumbai: Mumbai University Vice Chancellor Rajan Welukar on Thursday was removed from his post after being found that he did not qualify for the post. The Bombay High Court, while hearing petitions challenging the essential eligibility qualification of Welukar, had directed the University to set up a search committee to reconsider...
  • Bombay HC tells government to reply to PIL against AIB comedy show February 10, 2015

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday asked the Centre, Maharashtra government and I&B Ministry to respond to a petition seeking action against organisers of All India Bakchod (AIB), a roast show, held here on December 20 last year in which allegedly obscene and vulgar words were used by participants...
  • Bombay HC declines PIL against love marriages without parents' consent February 7, 2015

    Madurai: Madras High Court on Saturday declined to entertain a PIL petition which sought to forbear officials from solemnising love marriages without the consent and presence of parents of the couples to check honour killings. The petition, filed about a week ahead of Valentine's Day on February...
  • Vodafone tax case: Have decided not to file an appeal in SC, says Ravi Shankar Prasad January 28, 2015

    In a significant development, the the government on Wednesday decided not to appeal against a Bombay High Court ruling that Vodafone was not liable to pay tax demand of Rs 3,200 crore in a transfer pricing case. "The government will not appeal the judgement of Bombay High Court in the...
  • Vodafone tax case: Centre not to appeal in SC against Bombay HC order January 28, 2015

    New Delhi: In a significant development, the the government on Wednesday decided not to appeal against a Bombay High Court ruling that Vodafone was not liable to pay tax demand of Rs 3,200 crore in a transfer pricing case. "The government will not appeal the judgement of Bombay High Court...
  • Bill planned to rename Madras, Bombay high courts January 18, 2015

    New Delhi: The iconic high courts of Bombay and Madras may soon undergo a change in their nomenclature. Amid demands, the Centre is mulling changing the names of the two high courts through an Act of Parliament. The Law Ministry has started working on a bill to rename Bombay and...
  • Bombay High Court to hear Ankit Tiwari's plea today; the singer had moved court to quash the rape case filed against him January 14, 2015

    The Bombay High Court will be hearing the petition of Ankit Tiwari seeking quashing of rape case against him. Tiwari, who sang the popular number `Sun Raha Hai Na' in the Hindi film 'Aashiqui 2', was arrested in May last year by Versova police here after a woman filed a...
  • Law colleges could help in shaping good judges: Justice Oka December 23, 2014

    Thane: Justice AS Oka of Bombay High Court has called upon the law colleges to teach the students how to become good judges, in addition to being good lawyers. Stressing the need for more judges in the country's courts, he said law colleges could help in shaping them up. Justice...
  • Rahul Gandhi seeks quashing of defamation case against him December 20, 2014

    Thane (Maharashtra): Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has filed a writ petition in the Bombay High Court seeking quashing of a case filed against him over his alleged remarks against Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh in connection with Mahatma Gandhi's assassination he had made during a rally. The petition was filed two days...
  • SC refuses to interfere with Bombay HC order that stays Maratha reservation December 18, 2014

    Mumbai: The Supreme Court has refused to interfere with the order of the Bombay High Court which stayed the move to grant 16 per cent reservation to Marathas in public service and educational institutions in Maharashtra. "It is just an interim order, let the Bombay High Court decide it," a bench...
  • Bal Thackeray's will was updated many times, says lawyer December 5, 2014

    Mumbai: A witness on Thursday stated before the Bombay High Court that Shiv Sena founder, the late Bal Thackeray had amended his will eight to nine times between 1997 to 2011. F D'souza, a lawyer, said during a hearing before Justice Gautam Patel that every time a new draft of...
  • Shakti Mills rape case: Bombay HC to take the final call on death sentence to accused today December 5, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Friday is scheduled to hear the death sentence confirmation petition of three convicts in the Shakti Mills gang-rape case. In April, the sessions court had convicted Vijay Jadhav, Salim Ansari and Kasim Bengali, along with Siraj Khan, for the rape of a photo journalist...
  • Bombay HC rejects CBI plea to drop Ashok Chavan's name as accused in Adarsh scam November 19, 2014

    Mumbai: In a big blow to former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan, the Bombay High Court has rejected the plea of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to drop his name as an accused in the multi-crore Adarsh housing scam. The CBI special court had earlier rejected the agency's plea to...
  • After Vodafone, IT department loses Rs 18,000 crore transfer pricing case against Shell November 19, 2014

    Mumbai: On the heels of it losing a similar case against telecom major Vodafone, the IT department lost its Rs 18,000-crore transfer pricing cases against oil major Shell India at the Bombay High Court, which quashed the department's tax order. The tax sleuth had added Rs 15,000 crore and Rs...
  • Use of children in PM Modi's 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' challenged in HC November 15, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has refused to entertain a public interest litigation which challenged a government circular sent to schools and colleges asking children to participate in 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan', initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to sweep the streets of the country. According to petitioner, MV Holamagi, a city-based...
  • Maharashtra government to move SC over Marathas quota row November 15, 2014

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government on Saturday decided to approach the Supreme Court after Bombay High Court on Friday stayed the move to grant 16 per cent reservation to Marathas in public service and educational institutions in the state. The decision was taken at an all-party meeting chaired by Chief Minister Devendra...
  • Maharashtra: Bombay HC upholds Muslim quota in educational institutions, Maratha quota stayed November 14, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has stayed Maharashtra government's decision to give 16 per cent reservation to Marathas in public service and educational institutions. The High court has also stayed the state government's decision to provide 5 per cent reservation to Muslims in public service but allowed them reservation in...
  • When will suggestions on women safety be implemented: HC asks Maharashtra government October 28, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday sought to know from Maharashtra government as to when would it implement all the recommendations of the Justice (retd) CS Dharmadhikari committee on measures to ensure safety of women. The High Court was informed that 109 recommendations of the...
  • HC order on Vodafone transfer pricing being analysed: CBDT October 13, 2014

    Mumbai: The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) will give its views on the high court order on Vodafone transfer pricing case after studying the judgement, chairman KV Chowdary said on Monday. "We are examining transfer pricing issue at both the (Income Tax) commissioner and Central Board of Direct Taxes...
  • HC asks Maharashtra government to frame fresh witness protection policy October 11, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has asked the Maharashtra government to frame a fresh policy by November 30 to provide protection to witnesses in the light of its observations and recommendations made by the Law Commission of India. "Until the new policy is formulated, we direct the State Government to...
  • Maharashtra: HC notice to former CM Chavan on recruitment of sports persons October 8, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday issued notice to former Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan and other respondents on a PIL alleging direct recruitment of sports persons in government jobs by him under sports quota without following procedure. The notices, issued by a division bench of justices NH Patil...
  • HC tells Maharashtra government to pay costs for adjournment to file affidavit October 7, 2014

    Mumbai: Pulling up Maharashtra government for seeking adjournments on flimsy grounds, the Bombay High Court imposed costs of Rs 25,000 on it on Tuesday, while hearing a PIL seeking compensation to relative of bomb blast victims. The Chief Secretary of Maharashtra state, who was summoned by the court, did not...
  • Bombay HC rejects State's plea to lift stay on bullocks during Eid October 2, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has rejected Maharashtra Government's plea to lift the stay granted by a bench of the same court earlier on transporting another 12,000 bullocks to abattoir at suburban Deonar for slaughter on the occasion of Bakri-Eid falling on October 6. ...