Bombay High Court: News

04 Apr 2018


Food should be sold at regular prices in theaters: HC

Noting that the cost of food and water inside multiplexes was exorbitant, the Bombay High Court on Wednesday opined that it should be sold at regular prices.

04 Apr 2018


Maharashtra: Woman cop awaits government permission to undergo sex-change surgery

Lalita Salve, a 29-year-old female police constable from Maharashtra's Beed district, is awaiting the state government's permission to undergo a sex change surgery.

03 Apr 2018

Karan Johar

AIB Knockout case: HC refuses interim relief to Ranveer, Arjun

Bombay HC declined to grant any interim relief to Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor over an FIR filed against them and other film personalities for using "obscene" and "abusive" language during a 2015 comedy event "AIB Knockout".

03 Apr 2018


Sexual assault: Mumbai school-trustee denied bail, asked to surrender immediately

The founder-trustee of Andheri-based Tridha International School, accused of sexually assaulting a kindergarten student in 2016, has been denied bail by the Bombay High Court.

Can't delete father's name from birth record: BMC tells HC

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has told the Bombay High Court that it has no powers to delete a birth or death-related entry from its records while responding to a single mother's plea seeking a birth certificate for her child without the father's name.

26 Mar 2018


Mumbai: Man gets justice 18-years after death, thanks to son

Father's day is some months away, but a Mumbai man's posthumous gift for his father calls for a celebration already.

22 Mar 2018


CDR case: Bombay HC orders release of lawyer Rizwan Siddiqui

Lawyer Rizwan Siddiqui, who was taken into custody by the Mumbai Police on March 16, has now been released on the order of the Bombay High Court.

18 Mar 2018


Maharashtra Human-Rights Commission wants to keep Mumbai office near CST

The Bombay HC has sought a reply from the Maharashtra government after the state human rights commission requested to be permitted to continue operating from its current office near Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus.

14 Mar 2018


Pakistan national, who stayed in India for 27 years, deported

A 37-year-old Pakistani national, who was illegally staying in India since he was about 10 years of age, has been deported to the neighboring country, a police official said on Wednesday.

13 Mar 2018


AIB Event Row: HC refuses relief to Ranveer, Arjun

The Bombay High Court today refused to grant an interim relief to actors Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor.

CBI asked to pay Rs. 15 lakh for shoddy probe

The Maharashtra State Human Rights Commission (MSHRC) has directed the CBI director to pay Rs. 15 lakh to the father of a deceased MBA student for carrying out a shoddy probe into his mysterious death and thus delaying swift delivery of justice.

How can BMC convert private-toilets into public? Bombay HC questions

The Bombay HC today asked the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation to explain the provisions under which the civic body had decided to convert "private toilets" into public ones under the Swachh Bharat Mission.

02 Mar 2018


'Wife wakes-up late, doesn't cook tasty food': Mumbaikar seeks divorce

In a bizarre case, a man in Mumbai sought divorce from his wife as she wasn't "dutiful": among other things, she used to wake up late and didn't cook tasty food.

02 Mar 2018


Bombay HC dismisses divorce plea for not being 'dutiful' wife

The Bombay High Court has dismissed a man's plea seeking a divorce from his wife on the grounds that she was not "dutiful" as she woke up late and did not cook tasty food, said a report.

17 Feb 2018


Pune builder arrested for swindling investors of Rs. 230 crore

A Pune builder and his wife were arrested from a New Delhi hotel on Saturday for duping more than 2,000 investors to the tune of Rs. 230 crore.

All mining leases in Goa cancelled, fresh ones via auction

The SC has quashed all 88 leases for iron ore mining in Goa, which it said were issued by the state government in violation of laws.

Lalit Modi blames BCCI over the website row

Former IPL chairman, Lalit Modi has lashed out at the BCCI, a day after the cricket board's official website, went offline, after the board failed to renew the domain in time.

05 Feb 2018


BCCI website goes down for a day after domain expires

The BCCI is one of the richest sporting bodies in the world, but on Sunday they were left red-faced after they failed to renew the domain of its official website

19 Jan 2018


Kamala Mills tragedy: BMC blames restaurants, MCGM, but not itself

A report by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on the Kamala Mills tragedy has more or less corroborated earlier findings.

16 Jan 2018


Woman seeks return of 56 pet cats from Bombay HC

A Pune based fashion designer has moved the Bombay High Court seeking the return of her 56 pet cats, that were allegedly taken away by vigilantes from her flat.

11 Jan 2018


2009 Satyam scam: Pricewaterhouse gets 2-year audit-ban from SEBI

Nine years after the Rs. 8,000cr Satyam scam came to light, Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) found Pricewaterhouse Network guilty in the fraud.

PIL filed to revoke import ban on Gandhi's assassination book

A public interest litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Bombay High Court which seeks to revoke an import ban on a book published in Portugal over five decades ago.

27 Dec 2017


2008 Malegaon blasts: MCOCA charges dropped against Sadhvi Pragya, Purohit

A special NIA (National Investigation Agency) court in Mumbai has dropped charges under MCOCA (Maharashtra Control of Organized Crime Act), some sections of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), and Arms Act against four accused -Sadhvi Pragya, Lt Col Prasad Purohit, Major (retd.) Ramesh Upadhyay, Ajay Rahikar- in the 2008 Malegaon blasts case.

Adarsh scam: Former CM Ashok Chavan will not be prosecuted!

In a huge relief for ex-Maharashtra CM Ashok Chavan, Bombay HC rejected Governor's 2016 sanction to prosecute him in the Adarsh housing society scam.

29 Nov 2017


Kopardi rape: Death sentence for crime that triggered Maratha protests

Three men accused of raping and murdering a teenager in Maharashtra's Kopardi last July have been awarded the death sentence by an Ahmednagar court.

28 Nov 2017

Anil Ambani

More trouble for RCom: China Development Bank files insolvency case

There's more trouble brewing for Anil Ambani's debt-ridden Reliance Communications as China Development Bank (CDB) filed an insolvency case against it.

CBI Judge Loya's death: Bombay HC judges deny anything suspicious

AAP, Congress and CPM leaders and former Delhi HC judge AP Shah have been calling for a judicial probe in the death of CBI Judge Brijgopal Harkishan Loya.

10 Nov 2017


You are not a dictator, Bombay HC tells Maharashtra government

The Bombay High Court recently told the Maharashtra government, "You are not a dictator," after the state government arbitrarily canceled the allotment of a 12,500-square-metre plot for a Christian cemetery in Goregaon.

22 Oct 2017

Navi Mumbai

Woman can stay at matrimonial-home not owned by husband: HC

In a significant order, the Bombay HC stated a woman has the right to live in her matrimonial home/shared-household even if it doesn't belong to or is owned by her husband, pending divorce proceedings.

06 Oct 2017

Mahatma Gandhi

Gandhi's assassination, 'one of history's biggest cover-ups', to be re-probed?

The SC has appointed senior advocate Amarendra Sharan as amicus curiae to assist the apex court on a petition that seeks re-opening of the probe on Mahatma Gandhi's assassination.

11 Sep 2017


Aamby Valley: I-T department claims Rs. 24,843 crore from auction

Sahara's tussle with the authorities continues. As per a recent development, the I-T department has claimed Rs. 24,843 crore from the proceeds of the planned auction of Sahara's Aamby Valley City in Pune.

05 Sep 2017


Is math making life hard? Deal with your 'math anxiety'

When the Bombay HC suggested making mathematics an optional subject in board exams, it raised an important-yet-often-ignored issue.

05 Sep 2017


Mumbai University results: Absent student gets 21 marks in exam

As the Mumbai University continues to face criticism for delaying the results, yet another shocking incident surfaced!

04 Sep 2017


Mumbai to see loud Ganapati Visarjan after SC stays order

Mumbai will see its usual loud Ganapati Visarjan tomorrow, as the Supreme Court today stayed an order by the Bombay High Court banning the use of loudspeakers in Maharashtra.

03 Sep 2017


Mumbai University reduces grace-mark eligibility for students with learning disability

Mumbai University has changed the rule for grace marks awarded to students with learning disability. It is apparently against the order passed by Bombay High Court.

03 Sep 2017


Mumbai: Family bought room for Rs. 74L, wiped-out in collapse

Syed Jafar Husain's family, who died in Husaini Building collapse in Mumbai's Bhendi Bazaar, bought a room for Rs. 74L in it from Sakina Arsiwala only in 2013.

28 Aug 2017


Mumbai: Railway Police to launch special helpline for reporting crime

The Government Railway Police (GRP) in Mumbai is soon going to set up a special emergency railway helpline to respond to passengers' complaints quickly.

26 Aug 2017


India's first calf born through surrogacy in Pune farm

A healthy male Gir breed calf "Vijay" was delivered by a surrogate mother cow in Pune on 20 August.

Malegaon blast case: Lt Col Purohit to rejoin Army

After eight years in prison, Lieutenant Colonel Shrikant Purohit was granted bail in the 2008 Malegaon blast case by the Supreme Court, which "set aside" a Bombay HC order.