Cracking down on the rising air pollution in Mumbai, the Bombay high court has imposed a comprehensive ban on the transportation of construction debris to and from construction sites. In a bid to curtail particulate matter and dust emissions, all construction materials must now be transported in fully covered trucks or mixer plants, ensuring that the transportation process is environmentally responsible. The HC also banned all construction… read-more
Biological Father Can't Be Booked For Kidnapping Child From Mother In Absence Of 'Prohibition Order':
The Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court has ruled that a biological father cannot be booked for kidnapping his minor child in the absence of legal prohibition and quashed the FIR registered against him by his estranged wife. n the absence of any “prohibition order” of any court, the father was a lawful guardian along with the mother and hence he cannot be booked for taking minor away.
The Bombay High Court on Friday allowed the temporary suspension of the Look Out Circular (LOC) against Rhea Chakraborty's brother, Showik Chakraborty. Rhea and her family have been declined of basic amenities like their passport which has resulted in loss of livelihood. Showik has been permitted to go to Australia for work on several conditions, that includes his parents submitting their passports to the authorities.
Stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra has moved the Bombay High Court, against the recent IT rules of the Central Government. Under the new IT rules, content including government data needs approval by centre formed organization. Reacting to this rule, Kamra in his plea said, "The impugned rules are manifestly arbitrary, against the most fundamental principles of natural justice". The court asked for details of the rules, with factual and reasons.… read-more
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Single working women can now adopt a baby, says the Bombay High Court (HC.) In a review of a petition filed by a woman who was not allowed to adopt her sister, the Bombay HC said under the Juvenile Justice Act, a single working woman can adopt a child. Justice Gauri Godse said, if all the criteria are fulfilled, a divorced or a single woman can adopt
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In a relief to Bollywood actor Salman Khan, the Bombay HC quashed an FIR filed against him. On March 30, the HC quashed criminal proceedings against him on a complaint filed by a journalist in 2019 alleging criminal intimidation. Single-judge Justice Bharati Dangre passed the order. Notably, in 2019, a journalist filed a case against Khan alleging him of snatching his phone and threatening him, during a public appearance.
The Supreme Court refused to stay the Bombay High Court order acquitting Delhi University Professor GN Saibaba in a case relating to his alleged Maoist link. On October 14, hours after the Bombay HC order, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) moved the Supreme Court for stay which was declined. However, the apex court, however, allowed the NIA to move an application before the registry requesting for urgent listing.
The Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court acquitted former Delhi University professor GN Saibaba in an alleged Maoist links case. On October 14, the bench reviewed his case and ordered his immediate release from jail. Notably, GN Saibaba was arrested in Maoist Link Case in 2017, after a trial court convicted Saibaba for his alleged links. Saibaba, who is on wheel-chair is lodged in Nagpur Prison Jail.
After the Bombay High Court granted bail to former Maharashtra Minister Anil Deshmukh, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) moved the Supreme Court. On October 10, the ED filed a petition, as soon as the Apex Court reopened after the Dussehra holidays. Notably, the granted bail will be in effect from October 13. Moreover, the ED is investigating a money laundering case against the NCP leaders and arrested him.
Amid festive season of Navratri, the Bombay HC reviewed a petition and noted that the religious festival of Navratri is about worshipping the Goddess "Shakti," noisy environment is not needed to celebrate. In response to orders of banning of noisy music equipment, the Court observed no need to use modern sound systems like DJs, loudspeakers, etc. for performing Garba and Dandiya. The bench asked to follow traditional way to celebrate.