Bombay High Court: News

13 Jul 2018


Maharashtrians, you can bring food from outside to cinema halls!

Bringing cheer to the masses, the Maharashtra government has announced that people will now be allowed to bring their own food inside cinema halls and multiplexes.

08 Jul 2018


Police reaches to investigate rape-charges, Mithun's son's wedding stands cancelled

The wedding of veteran actor Mithun Chakrabarty's son, which was scheduled to happen on Saturday, was cancelled after a police team reached to investigate the rape charges levelled against him.

05 Jul 2018


Transwoman wins gender-identity battle against Airports Authority of India

A transwoman won probably the biggest battle of her life after Bombay High Court, on Wednesday, directed her employer Airports Authority of India (AAI) to make the requested changes in her name and gender in the service record.

30 Jun 2018


#WadalaWallCollapse: HC asks IIT-B to form expert-team to suggest measures

Bombay HC today asked IIT-Bombay's director to set up an expert team comprising structural engineers and others to inspect the site of the recent wall collapse at Mumbai's Wadala and suggest remedial measures.

27 Jun 2018


Bombay-HC asks why govt couldn't regulate expensive food-items in multiplexes

The Bombay HC asked the Maharashtra government why it could not regulate the prices of expensive food-items in multiplexes across Maharashtra.

Senior not responsible if employee kills themselves over workload: SC

In a potentially significant decision, the SC has ruled that seniors in the workplace cannot be held guilty of abetment if their juniors commit suicide due to work stress.

25 Jun 2018

Navi Mumbai

CID still probing 2009-complaint of conspiracy to kill Hazare: RTI

Nine years on, the Maharashtra CID is still probing a complaint filed by social activist Anna Hazare against former state minister Padamsinh Patil for allegedly conspiring to kill him, according to an RTI query.

Pay Rs.20L penalty to each student for denying admission: SC

The Supreme Court has directed a Maharashtra-based medical college to pay Rs. 20L as penalty to each of the 19 meritorious students who were "illegally" and "wrongly" denied admissions to MBBS and BDS courses by it in 2012-13.

24 Jun 2018


38 people yet to pay Maharashtra Rs. 5cr for police-protection

The Maharashtra government is yet to recover dues amounting to Rs 5.11 crore from 38 people to whom police protection had been provided in Mumbai, according to an RTI query.

23 Jun 2018


Mumbai: Metro-2B line will be constructed overground, MMRDA tells Bombay-HC

The MMRDA has told the Bombay HC its decision to construct the Metro 2B line overground after considering all the aspects.

Bombay-HC admits Malegaon blast accused Purohit's plea challenging discharge rejection

The Bombay HC today admitted a plea filed by Lt Col Prasad Shrikant Purohit, an accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case, challenging previous judgments of the HC and a special trial court that had rejected his discharge from the case.

18 Jun 2018


Married women can't allege rape on "pretext of marriage": HC

A married woman cannot accuse someone of rape "on the pretext of marriage," the Bombay HC has ruled.

16 Jun 2018


Mumbai: Girl allegedly killed for refusing to offer prayers

The Bombay HC has directed Mumbai Police to expedite its probe into the death of a girl, allegedly killed by relatives for refusing to read a holy book and offer prayers.

11 Jun 2018


5yrs, Rs. 10cr: Mumbai airport's loss for parking Mallya's aircraft

Tainted entrepreneur Vijay Mallya's favorite luxury airplane, Airbus A319, which is parked at the Mumbai Airport since 2013, is proving to be a costly burden for the authorities.

10 Jun 2018

West Bengal

Center to urge WB Govt to switch over to RERA

The Center will soon send a team to urge the West Bengal Government to switch over to the Real Estate (Regulation & Development) Act, 2016 to protect home buyers' interest, said Abhay Upadhyay, President of the Forum for People's Collective Efforts.

05 Jun 2018


Constable undergoing sex-change operation to be treated as male constable

29-year-old Lalita Salve, a constable from Beed district in Maharashtra will get benefits granted to a male constable after completing her sex reassignment surgery, a police official said today.

25 May 2018

Ministry of AYUSH

Cannot allow student to write exam due to low-attendance: Bombay-HC

The Bombay HC today said it cannot allow a homeopathy student to appear for her first-year repeat examinations as she was held ineligible by the college due to poor attendance.

23 May 2018


Mumbai-girl takes college to court after being barred for hijab

A first-year homoeopathy student has approached the Bombay HC after her college disallowed her to write exams due to poor attendance.

Sameer Bhujbal seeks interim bail in money laundering case

Senior NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal's nephew Sameer Bhujbal today pleaded a Bombay HC bench headed by Justice VL Achilya to grant him interim bail in a money laundering case citing his uncle's case, who was given relief on May 4.

13 May 2018

Akshay Kumar

'Rustom' auction controversy: John Abraham lends support to Akshay Kumar

John Abraham, who has shared the screen space with Akshay Kumar in films like 'Garam Masala', 'Desi Boyz' and 'Housefull 2', has come out in his support in the ongoing controversy over the 'Rustom' navy costume auction.

11 May 2018

Sanjay Leela Bhansali

John Abraham starrer 'Parmanu' to release on May 25

The trailer of the John Abraham-starrer film "Parmanu-The Story of Pokhran", has been released today on the 20th anniversary of nuclear test explosions at Pokhran in Rajasthan.

10 May 2018


Senior NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal discharged from hospital

Senior NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal, granted bail in a money laundering case, was today discharged from the civic-run KEM hospital where he underwent treatment for nearly a week.

09 May 2018

Akshay Kumar

Akshay-Twinkle served with legal notice for auctioning 'Rustom' navy uniform

In the latest development in the on-going controversy over the auction of a navy costume from 'Rustom', Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna have been served with a legal notice.

06 May 2018


HC relief to man seeking administration of dead mother's estate

The Bombay High Court has held that a citizen's right to seek administration of a deceased person's estate in accordance with the latter's will must be protected.

05 May 2018


Bombay HC judge hears cases till 3:30am to clear backlog

The Bombay HC saw rare scenes yesterday, the last working day before the summer break: the courtroom was packed till 3:30am as Justice Shahrukh J Kathawalla passed one order after another.

03 May 2018


North Maharashtra University to be renamed after poetess Bahinabai Chaudhari

The Maharashtra government has today decided to recommend the promulgation of an ordinance to rename the Jalgaon-based North Maharashtra University after the noted 19th-century poetess Bahinabai Chaudhari.

01 May 2018


Mumbaikar granted divorce after wife assaults his mother, lodges false-cases

Reinforcing the fact that torture isn't just limited to men, a South Mumbai businessman has been granted divorce from his wife of 10 years due to her 'cruelty.'

30 Apr 2018


GoAir sues former MD for stealing info before joining IndiGo

Budget airline GoAir has sued its former managing director and current IndiGo COO, Wolfgang Prock-Schauer, in the Bombay High Court for the alleged theft of confidential information from GoAir.

In 2002 hit-and-run case, bailable warrant cancelled against Salman Khan

In a major relief to superstar, the Mumbai sessions court has canceled bailable warrant against Salman Khan in connection with the 2002 hit-and-run case, on Saturday.

20 Apr 2018

IIT Bombay

Learning-disabled student completes three-year IIT course, but does't get degree

A learning disability or a mental disorder cannot be termed a physical disability, the Bombay High Court said while refusing to direct the IIT Bombay to give a formal degree to a girl student suffering from dyscalculia, although she has completed a master's course.

17 Apr 2018


Divorce through Skype? Yes, Bombay HC shows how

Hailing online communication platforms like Skype as legal medium for granting divorces, the Bombay HC has allowed a US-based woman to give her consent for mutual divorce virtually.

14 Apr 2018


Maharashtra Govt tells HC why plastic ban was necessary

Are plastics and thermocol banned in Maharashtra? Yes, said the state government to the Bombay High Court, adding that those found using them would be penalized.

11 Apr 2018


'Nexus': Kochhars, Videocon had business links as early as 2001

Links between relatives of Chanda Kochhar, ICICI Bank CEO, and Videocon's Venugopal Dhoot, both allegedly involved in several illegal transactions, go as far back as 2001.

Hit-and-run case: Court issues bailable warrant against Salman Khan

A Mumbai sessions court has issued a bailable arrest warrant against Salman Khan in the 2002 hit-and-run case.

SC stays Bombay HC order to initiate action against cops

The Supreme Court today stayed the Bombay High Court judgment ordering departmental action against Maharashtra policemen involved in a probe against a lawyer who was accused of illegally possessing call detail records (CDRs) of actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui's wife.

Thane: Suspended ACP arrested for abetting suicide of woman cop

A suspended senior police officer was arrested for allegedly abetting the suicide of a 24-year-old woman constable in Thane, the police said today.

08 Apr 2018


Unmarried daughter above 18 eligible for maintenance from estranged father

In a landslide judgement that will benefit many, the Bombay High Court ruled Friday that an unmarried daughter can claim maintenance from estranged father, even after she turns 18.

07 Apr 2018


'Delay in reporting rape doesn't mean the woman is lying'

In a judgement that could boost the morale of countless women across India, the Bombay High Court has ruled that delay in immediate reporting of a sexual assault doesn't mean the victim is lying.

05 Apr 2018

Salman Khan

Beyond Salman: Other B-town celebs who had run-ins with law

Salman Khan was convicted in a two-decade-old blackbuck case. The sessions court handed a five-year-sentence to the Bollywood superstar.

05 Apr 2018


Case filed challenging Maharashtra Government's plastic ban decision

Decision to ban plastics by BJP-led Maharashtra Government may face hassles as Maharashtra Plastic Manufacturer's Association (MPMA) has filed a writ petition in the Bombay High Court challenging the ban.