Bombay

  • HC directs Maharashtra to ensure power supply at exam centres 12 hours 25 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Expressing concern over load shedding, the Bombay High Court directed the Maharashtra state government on Tuesday, to ensure uninterrupted power supply to all exam centres during HSC and SSC examinations in October 2014. A bench of Justice Abhay Oka also asked the state to come out with an action plan...
  • HC to appoint retd judge to detect double allotment of flats from CM quota 13 hours 34 minutes ago

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday said that a one-man committee of a retired district judge would be appointed to scrutinise all applications since 1989 for acquiring flats under the Chief Minister's discretionary quota in Maharashtra in order to detect cases of double allotment. The suggestion was given by a...
  • Bombay HC notice to govt on PIL seeking CID probe into drugs 'scam' Yesterday

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday sought a response from Maharashtra government and Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai on a public interest litigation seeking a CID probe into 'a scam' regarding use of antibiotic drugs at civic hospitals. A division bench, headed by Justice PV...
  • Bombay HC allows BARC workers to move Centre on Bhabha bungalow 6 days ago

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday allowed employees of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) to make a representation before the union government on their plea to declare the bungalow of nuclear scientist Homi Bhabha as a national monument. BARC employees, who had filed a PIL seeking to convert the bungalow...
  • 2011 serial blasts: HC asks Maharashtra to compensate victims by Wednesday, issues contempt notice September 15, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday ordered state government to pay compensation to kin of four victims of the 2011 serial blasts within two days even as it issued a contempt notice against the state chief secretary for failing to pay the amount despite a previous judicial order. "We direct...
  • Bombay HC orders scanner for Ebola screening at Pune, Nagpur airports September 15, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday asked the Centre to immediately provide thermal image scanners at Nagpur and Pune Airports for the screening of passengers from African countries for a possible Ebola infection. The division bench headed by justice Abhay Oka on Monday adjourned the...
  • Bombay HC gives time to IT Department to engage senior counsel in PIL September 10, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday granted three weeks' time to the Income Tax Department to engage a senior advocate for representing it in a public interest litigation regarding Godzari irrigation project in Kolhapur. The division bench headed by Justice PV Hardas was hearing a...
  • Provide Ebola detection facilities at Pune, Nagpur airports: Bombay HC September 10, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday directed Maharashtra Government to provide medical screening facilities at Pune and Nagpur airports to detect Ebola virus among passengers arriving from affected countries, on the lines of existing amenities at Mumbai and Delhi airports. The direction was given by a bench headed by Justice...
  • Bombay HC confirms death penalty for Pune driver for killing 9 people September 9, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday confirmed the death sentence for Pune driver Santosh M Mane, who two years ago hijacked a state transport bus and killed nine people. The incident happened on January 25, 2012 after he was denied a change from night duty to day duty by his...
  • HC pulls up Maharashtra government for load shedding at HSC, SSC Exam centres September 6, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has pulled up Maharashtra government for its apathy towards students due to loadshedding at Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examination centres in schools across the state. "Why is there no loadshedding during festivals? Why power failures at HSC and SSC examination centres?...
  • Maharashtra: HC gives time to Government to reply to sisters' plea on death row September 6, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has granted further two weeks time to Maharashtra government to file an affidavit in reply to a petition filed by two sisters urging that their death sentence be commuted to life imprisonment. The mercy petitions of Renuka Shinde and Seema Gavit, who were sentenced to...
  • Centre says it is equipped to detect Ebola; HC seeks affidavit September 3, 2014

    Mumbai: The Centre on Wednesday informed the Bombay High Court that it has installed machines at several international airports in the country to detect the presence of Ebola virus among people, who are returning home in large numbers from the affected African countries. However, activist Ketan Tirodkar, who has filed a...
  • 'Bombay Velvet' release date shifted to May 2015; Kay Kay Menon says Anurag Kashyap won't release till he is satisfied September 3, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor Kay Kay Menon supports Anurag Kashyap's decision to release 'Bombay Velvet' next year and says that the director shows his work only when he is a hundred percent satisfied. 'Bombay Velvet' was initially slated to come out Nov 28, but now it will hit the screens in May 2015....
  • Maharashtra government asked to consider declaring Bhabha bungalow as museum: Centre tells HC August 25, 2014

    Mumbai: In a Uturn, the Centre informed the Bombay High Court on Monday that under the Central laws it would not be possible for it to convert the bungalow of nuclear scientist Homi J Bhabha into a museum and hence Maharashtra government has been asked to consider it. ...
  • Mini forensic labs in every district not necessary: Maharashtra government to HC August 25, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government on Monday told the Bombay High Court that it was not necessary to set up mini forensic laboratories in every district as the regional labs were enough to meet the needs of law enforcement agencies. The court has converted a media report, which claims that 21 districts...
  • 'Your building doesn't have a swimming pool? You're such a servant, bro!' S**t every Bombay dude says August 21, 2014

    The upper middleclass and the affluent in Mumbai have a language that is unique to them. From being spoilt for choice with one dancemusic gigs after another, to being the most stylish and fast paced city in India, Mumbai has seen it and done it all.Mumbai boys have their unique...
  • Reframe guidelines to review weapons licences during polls: HC August 19, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has asked the Maharashtra Government to reframe the guidelines in keeping with a directive of the Election Commission to individually review cases of licence holders of weapons during elections. Pointing out to an anomaly in the guidelines issued by the Home department on August 17, 2009,...
  • Mumbai gears up for Dahi Handi event, participants excited as SC stays Bombay HC order August 17, 2014

    Mumbai: The Supreme court has put a hold on the Bombay High Court order that put a cap on the age of the contestants and the height of the handi in Mumbai's popular dahi handi festival after a 14yearold from Navi Mumbai lost his life when he fell off a...
  • Petition filed in SC challenging Bombay HC order on dahi handi events August 13, 2014

    Mumbai: A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court on Wednesday challenging Bombay High court's order on Dahi Handi celebrations, which had banned the participation of minors in the event. The high court had suggested that the height of human pyramids during Janmashtami festival be regulated. The pyramids formed to...
  • Abhay Deol takes to Twitter to rubbish rumours of doing Kareena Kapoorstarrer 'Bombay Samurai' August 11, 2014

    Abhay Deol's name has often popped up with Kareena Kapoor for "Bombay Samurai". But the actor says he is not part of the Dev Benegaldirected venture. Abhay, who was last seen in his home production "One By Two", took to microblogging site Twitter to clear the air. "So many reports about me...
  • Clean up India: No sanitation at Ahmedabad's Bombay Hotel locality August 5, 2014

    In the run up to Independence day, CNNIBN has begun a special initiative to clean up India. It is a project in which you can be involved by sharing your experiences of how there is a complete lack of civic sense across the country. Here's a look at Ahmedabad's Bombay...
  • Rajesh Khanna's family ordered by Bombay HC to give the actor's former companion Anita Advani a copy of his will August 1, 2014

    Mumbai: Anita Advani, Bollywood superstar Rajesh Khanna's companion during his last years, heaves a sigh of relief and says she is thankful to the judicial system. The Bombay High Court Wednesday ordered that Anita can be given a copy of Rajesh Khanna's will, whose veracity she has disputed. "I am extremely thankful...
  • Compensation given to relatives of terror victims is too small: Bombay High Court July 30, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday expressed dismay over the quantum of compensation (Rs 3 lakh) paid by the Centre to the families of those killed in terror attacks or bomb blasts, saying the amount was paltry. "If the sole bread winner dies in a...
  • Mumbai Police chief gets threat letter challenging him to avert terror attack July 27, 2014

    Mumbai: Mumbai Police is on high alert after Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria received a threat letter. The letter challenged the police to avert a terror attack. The letter received on July 25 said, "Stop us this time if you can, you were lucky in 1993." Sources said that the letter has been...
  • After four days, leopard leaves IIT Bombay July 26, 2014

    Mumbai: A leopard which had strayed into the forestlike campus of IIT Bombay finally left after an almost fourday long sojourn early on Saturday, with the institute students, management and forest officials heaving a sigh of relief, an official said. "After searching the entire premises, the forest department has concluded...
  • Leopard enters IIT Bombay campus July 23, 2014

    Mumbai: A leopard on Wednesday was spotted in the campus of Indian Institute of Technology and the officials claimed that it is still present in the premises. A leopard has been sighted on Wednesday morning in a workshop of Metallurgy department of the IIT. The forest officers have arrived and they...
  • ONGC begins cement plugging operation at Bombay high rig July 20, 2014

    Mumbai: The process of "cement plugging" the leak of high pressure inflammable gas began on Sunday, a day after it was reported at an oil rig of stateowned ONGC at Bombay High off the Mumbai coast, even as inclement weather was hampering the operation. "Situation is totally under control and the...
  • Gas leak at Bombay High Oil Rig, no casualty July 19, 2014

    Mumbai: Massive evacuations began at the Bombay High Oil Rig in Mumbai on Saturday evening following reports of oil leak in the compound. Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) immediately activated safety procedures, shut down drilling operations and evacuated all nonessential staff. "This is a minor leak. The leak was spotted...
  • HC for policy to compensate terror victims' families July 15, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday suggested the Centre to come out with a policy to adequately compensate families of those killed in terror attacks instead of paying a standard amount by way of exgratia. A division bench comprising Justices Abhay Oka and AS Chandurkar asked the Union government to...
  • Anil Singh appointed Additional Solicitor General Western Zone July 10, 2014

    Mumbai: The Union government has appointed senior advocate Anil Chandrabali Singh as Additional Solicitor General of India (Western Zone) in the Bombay High Court, replacing Kevic Setalvad. Singh's appointment as ASG for a threeyear tenure was announced yesterday, according to a release issued on Thursday. As a lawyer in the Bombay...