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Bombay High Court

Activist Moves HC Against Order Discharging Maha Minister Chhagan Bhujbal In Corruption Case

Jan 13, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

The activist has sought for the HC to quash the special court's order discharging Bhujbal and others in the case and to direct the court to conclude trial in the case expeditiously.

HC Extends Rao's Surrender Date, Asks How He Can Be Sent To Jail Amid COVID-19 Surge?

Jan 07, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

A bench of Justices SS Shinde and NR Borkar dismissed the National Investigating Agency's (NIA) request for extending such date of surrender only by a week. The bench said in view of the rising cases of coronavirus across the state, it would not be wise to send the 83-year-old poet-activist back to prison.

Money Laundering Case: Anil Deshmukh Moves Special Court To Seek Default Bail

The special court, designated to hear cases under provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), is likely to take up Deshmukh's bail plea for hearing on Wednesday.

Murder Bid Case: Won't Take Coercive Action Against MLA Nitesh Rane Till Jan 7, Maha Police Tell HC

Jan 04, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

Pasbola argued that when Rane was questioned on December 24, the police had just begun their probe into the case.

Kangana Ranaut's Transfer Plea Dismissed In Javed Akhtar Case

The 'Revision Application' filed by actor Kangana Ranaut stands rejected by additional sessions judge S U Baghele.

22 December, 2021

Social Media Post On Farmers: Kangana Fails To Appear Before Mumbai Police

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"Now my client will appear before him on another earliest date as may be available. If the officer does not accommodate us, then we will leave it to the high court to decide on the matter on merits,” Kangana's lawyer said.

21 December, 2021

HC Dismisses NIA Appeal Against Bail To Accused Gaur In Antilia Bomb Scare Case

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Gaur is the only accused in this high-profile case to get bail. He is accused of procuring SIM cards for prime accused and former Mumbai police officer Sachin Waze.

20 December, 2021

Prepare short term plan to tackle malnutrition deaths in tribal belt, HC tells Maha

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The court was hearing a bunch of public interest litigations filed in 2007 highlighting the high numbers of deaths of children, pregnant women and lactating mothers in Melghat region due to malnutrition.

20 December, 2021

Never been involved in production, distribution of pornography: Raj Kundra

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In July this year, Kundra was arrested by the Mumbai Police in another case where he was accused of distributing porn films through an app. He was granted bail in September.

18 December, 2021

Twitter Says Sameer Wankhede's Suit In Mumbai Court 'Frivolous', Seeks Its Dismissal

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On Friday, Twitter filed its response before the court, saying it's an intermediary and not liable for content hosted on its platform under the relevant provisions of the Information Technology Act, 2000.

03 December, 2021

High Court Tells NIA To Get Varavara Rao Medically Examined, Extends Date Of Surrender Till December 18

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The NIA counsel Sandesh Patil said the delay was caused because several doctors were required to check Rao since the 83-year-old was "taking advantage of the court's order" and trying to get a comprehensive health check up done.


02 December, 2021

HC Acquits Man Awarded Death Penalty In Gang-Rape, Murder Case

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The Bombay High Court has refused to uphold the conviction and death penalty awarded to a man in the case of alleged gang-rape of two women and the killing of one of them in 2012, noting that the prosecution had failed to prove the case beyond reasonable doubt and the testimony of the surviving victim could not be relied upon.

29 November, 2021

Bullock Cart Race: Supreme Court To Hear Tamil Nadu & Karnataka on Maharashtra’s Application

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“For the nature of the issue involved, it may be appropriate to hear the parties appearing in proceedings pending in this court pertaining to the state of Tamil Nadu and state of Karnataka in particular,” the bench said.

25 November, 2021

Shakti Mills Gangrape Case: Bombay HC Commutes Death Penalty of 3 Convicts

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'They deserve life imprisonment to repent their offence as death puts an end to the concept of repentance,' observed the Bombay High Court while commuting death penalty of three convicts in Shakti Mills gang rape case of 2013.

24 November, 2021

Not Trying To Scuttle Probe Against Anil Deshmukh, Maharashtra Government Tells High Court

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In September, the CBI issued summons to chief secretary Kunte and DGP Pandey for questioning in connection with the probe.

23 November, 2021

CBI Tells High Court That Maharashtra Government Plea On Summons To Chief Secretary Was Surrogate

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"This whole episode converges around the role of Deshmukh. Deshmukh has come to court seeking relief and failed. So now, the state has come on his behalf. This is a surrogate petition and the real actor is Anil Deshmukh," Lekhi said.

18 November, 2021

Skin To Skin Contact: How It Travelled Path Of Judiciary

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The Supreme court on Thursday quashed the controversial skin to skin contact judgement of the Bombay High Court. The concept of skin to skin contact has now found a controversial place in the Indian Judiciary.


18 November, 2021

Most Important Element Of Sexual Assault Is Intent, Not Skin To Skin Contact: Supreme Court

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Supreme Court made the remark while quashing the controversial judgement of the Bombay High Court which acquitted a man from sexual assault charges under POCSO Act saying that skin to skin contact was not made.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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