Bombay High Court: News

29 Nov 2018


Maratha quota Bill, ATR to be tabled in Maharashtra Legislature

The much-awaited draft Bill, which provides for reservation to the Maratha community will be tabled in the Maharashtra Legislature today.

28 Nov 2018


Irrigation scam: NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal backs Ajit Pawar

Senior Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Chhagan Bhujbal today came out in support of party colleague Ajit Pawar, who is facing allegations of involvement in a multi-crore irrigation scam, and hit out at the BJP-led Maharashtra government over it.

Maharashtra govt has not paid the lawyers who defended Kasab

The two lawyers who defended Ajmal Kasab in the 26/11 case on the directions of the Bombay High Court have not been paid yet by the Maharashtra government.

Conflicts over water on rise in Maharashtra, said experts

Issues of unequal distribution, lack of planning, political interference and growing demand for water were giving rise to disputes among the different regions of Maharashtra, according to experts.

16 Nov 2018


#FreeFromCensorship: Netflix contradicts 'The Print' reports, denies censoring content

Streaming giant Netflix has denied reports that it is self-regulating its content after a meeting with the Information & Broadcast Ministry.

10 Nov 2018


Mumbai BJP urges Maharashtra government to ensure smooth Chhath festivities

BJP's Mumbai unit has requested the Maharashtra government to make arrangements for smooth conduct of the 'Chhath Puja', a popular festival celebrated by people of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.

07 Nov 2018

Domestic Violence Act

Father can seek child visitation rights under DV Act: Bombay-HC

A father can seek visitation rights to his child under the Domestic Violence Act if the child is in the mother's custody, the Bombay High Court has ruled.

CBI announces reward for information about RTI activist Jha's murder

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) yesterday announced a Rs. 5 lakh reward for information about the 2012 murder of a Right to Information (RTI) activist at Maharashtra's Virar.

05 Nov 2018

Pahlaj Nihalani

Nihalani, famous for chopping scenes, approaches HC against Censor Board

There was a time when former Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chief Pahlaj Nihalani was known to be at loggerheads with filmmakers for chopping scenes.

01 Nov 2018


Kamala Mills fire: HC rejects bail pleas of pub owners

The Bombay High Court today rejected the bail pleas of the owners of two eateries in Central Mumbai's Kamala Mills compound, which were gutted in a fire last December, killing 14 and injuring several others.

#BhimaKoregaon: SC stays HC-order refusing extension of time for charge-sheet

The Supreme Court today stayed the Bombay High Court order refusing extension of time to the Maharashtra Police for filing charge sheet in the Koregaon-Bhima violence case.

20 Oct 2018


Bombay HC on #MeToo: Movement shouldn't be misused

On Friday, the Bombay High Court warned against misusing the #MeToo movement and said the idea of the campaign was to help the survivors in speaking up.

16 Oct 2018


MCA won't be able to hold camp for Indian eves

The Wankhede Stadium lost the rights to host an ODI between India and West Indies as the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) was facing financial issues.

13 Oct 2018

Shiv Sena

Goa man seeks quashing of molestation case against him

A deputy sarpanch of a village in Goa has moved the Bombay HC seeking quashing of an FIR filed against him based on a complaint of molestation lodged by a woman Shiv Sena leader in the state.

12 Oct 2018


Fourth India vs West Indies ODI shifted from Wankhede

The fourth ODI of the five-match series between India and West Indies was earlier scheduled to be held at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

INDvsWI: SC to decide if Mumbai would host the ODI

The MA Chidambaram stadium in Chennai was already facing issues in hosting a T20I match and now the Wankhede might also lose the rights of an ODI between India and West Indies.

10 Oct 2018


Bombay HC quashes Preity Zinta's molestation case against Ness Wadia

A couple of days after it suggested that Bollywood actress Preity Zinta and industrialist Ness Wadia settle an alleged molestation case, the Bombay High Court, on Wednesday quashed the case altogether.

07 Oct 2018


Implement education-scheme in Maharashtra govt-run homes for special kids: HC

The Bombay High Court has directed the Maharashtra Government to ensure that the key education scheme 'Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan' is implemented in state-run homes for children with mental deficiency.

06 Oct 2018


Nudity in web-series: Bombay HC wants pre-screening body set up

On Friday, the Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court took strong objection at nudity and violence dotting web series and said no content should be made online directly.

06 Oct 2018


Maharashtra bans hookah parlours; Rs. 1 lakh fine for violations

On Thursday, the Maharashtra government issued a notification imposing a blanket ban on all hookah parlours in the state, with immediate effect.

01 Oct 2018


Mumbai: Garbage dumping ground in Mulund permanently shut

The garbage dumping ground at Mumbai's Mulund was permanently closed from today after it got filled to its maximum capacity.

29 Sep 2018


Anganwadi worker sacked for having three kids, moves Bombay HC

An Anganwadi worker in Maharashtra has approached the Bombay HC challenging the state government's decision to dismiss her from the job for having more than two children and thus, not adhering to its "Small Family" Rules.

Activist who led Shani Shingnapur stir hails SC Sabarimala verdict

Activist Trupti Desai, who led an agitation earlier to allow women to enter the Shani Shingnapur temple in Maharashtra, hailed today's Supreme Court's order on Kerala's Ayyappa Temple at Sabarimala.

Sohrabuddin encounter case: Bombay HC gives verdict on cops' discharge

On Monday, the Bombay High Court dismissed petitions challenging the discharge of top cops in the Sohrabuddin Shaikh encounter case.

07 Sep 2018


Bombay-HC disapproves practice of people writing directly to PM, President

The Bombay High Court deprecated today the practice of people writing directly to the Prime Minister, the President, or the Chief Minister making wide allegations against certain persons instead of following due process of law.

25 Aug 2018


Nitin Gadkari apologizes for Mumbai-Goa Highway's poor condition

Union Transport and Highway Minister Nitin Gadkari recently apologized for the pathetic condition of Mumbai-Goa Highway and said he felt ashamed.

22 Aug 2018


Learn from Goa, watch 'Baywatch' for beach safety measures: Bombay-HC

Ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi, Bombay High Court has asked the state and BMC to take all the necessary steps, like installing watchtower, mobile patrol vans, etc., to ensure safety on beaches.

Dabholkar case: Main shooter got training in Maha, K'taka

The alleged main shooter arrested in the Narendra Dabholkar killing case received "shooting training" at various places in Maharashtra and Karnataka, the CBI told the court of Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) AS Mujumdar in Pune on Sunday.

10 Aug 2018

Delhi High Court

After Maharashtra, Andhra now allows outside food in multiplexes

Less than a month after Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh is now allowing moviegoers to bring their own food into multiplexes.

08 Aug 2018


Mumbai-Goa Highway to be repaired by Sep 5, HC told

The Maharashtra government and the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) assured the Bombay High Court yesterday that they would repair potholes between Panvel and Goa on National Highway-66 by September 5.

07 Aug 2018


Abu Salem seeks parole to get married, HC rejects plea

A petition by 46-year-old gangster and terror convict Abu Salem for parole to get married was rejected by the Bombay High Court today.

For first-time in history, Supreme Court will have three women-judges

With the swearing-in of Justice Indira Banerjee, the Supreme Court will, for the first time in its history, have three sitting women judges.

Justice Geeta Mittal becomes first woman Chief Justice of J&K-HC

Justice Geeta Mittal was today appointed as the Chief Justice of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court, becoming the first woman judge in the history to head it, according to the law ministry notifications.

03 Aug 2018


Railways, metro, airports can act against plastic ban violators: Maharashtra

Maharashtra government today told Bombay High Court that it has authorized the railways, metro and airport authorities to initiate action, within their jurisdictional areas, against those violating the state's plastic ban.

31 Jul 2018

High Court

Kids from second-marriage have no rights on joint-property: Bombay HC

The Bombay High Court, recently, gave relief to a woman and her two daughters, who were thrown out of their house. The court maintained that only they have rights on the joint-property.

31 Jul 2018


NCP demands 5% quota for Muslims in education in Maharashtra

NCP MP Majeed Memon wrote a letter to Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today demanding 5% quota for Muslims in education.

31 Jul 2018


'Mulk' in trouble? Court stays release, makers react

'Mulk' which was scheduled to be released on August 3 might be delayed as a sessions court in Mumbai granted an interim stay-order.

22 Jul 2018


Mumbai: Heritage building Esplanade Mansion in shambles, a disaster-in-waiting

Mumbai's Esplanade Mansion, a 150-year-old building recognized by UNESCO as a heritage structure, is today a monument in shambles and a disaster-in-waiting.

Bombay-HC slaps Rs. 5L fine on Leela Hotels for 'forum-hunting'

The Bombay HC today imposed a fine of Rs. 5L on Hotel Leela Venture Limited for "forum-hunting" by seeking that their pleas, challenging eviction proceedings, be heard by a single-judge bench.

13 Jul 2018


Bombay HC bans usage of thermocol decorations during Ganesh Chaturthi

The Bombay High Court today declined to relax the ban on sale of decoration items made of thermocol for use in the forthcoming Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Maharashtra.