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Mandatory Marathi signboards not a violation of Constitution, says Bombay HC

Dismisses petition by retail traders association challenging Cabinet decision Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday dismissed a petition by the retail traders’ association challenging an order mandating signboards in Marathi at all establishments across Maharashtra. The HC has held that the rule does not violate provisions of Article 14 of the Indian Constitution,...

Scope of POCSO not restricted to skin-to-skin touch, says SC

POCSO covers touch with sexual intent, says Supreme Court as it sets aside Bombay HC order acquitting man for groping minor   New Delhi: The definition of sexual assault under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act cannot be restricted to skin-to-skin touch, and covers touching through clothes with sexual intent as well,...

Anil Deshmukh to remain in ED custody till November 12

Bombay HC sets aside special court order remanding Anil Deshmukh to judicial custody   Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Sunday remanded Anil Deshmukh, former Home minister of Maharashtra, to the custody of the Enforcement Directorate till November 12. It set aside the earlier order of the special court remanding him to judicial custody for...

Free after 3 weeks: Aryan Khan finally leaves Arthur Road jail on bail

Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan finally walked out of Arthur Road jail in Mumbai late on Saturday morning. Shahrukh and wife Gauri were outside the jail to receive him. The Bombay High Court had granted him conditional bail on Thursday in the case of drug seizure from a cruise ship. As per...

HC asks Narayan Rane to file separate quashing pleas for 6 FIRs over “slap the CM” remark

The Bombay High Court has directed Union MSME minister Narayan Rane to file separate petitions in response to six different FIRs that were registered against him across Maharashtra for his “slap the CM” remark. Notably, Narayan Rane has approached the high court for quashing of the FIRs registered at Mahad, Nashik, Pune, Thane, Jalgaon and...

Bombay HC dismisses Kangana Ranaut’s plea against defamation case by Javed Akhtar

The Bombay High Court had rejected a plea filed by actor Kangana Ranaut seeking quashing of the criminal defamation proceedings initiated by a lower court in Mumbai on the complaint of lyricist Javed Akhtar. The bench of Justice Revati Mohite Dere dismissed the plea by Kangana. Notably, the actor had challenged the defamation proceedings initiated...

Union minister Narayan Rane arrested for his remarks against Maharashtra CM

BJP leader and Union minister Narayan Rane was arrested by the Ratnagiri police and taken to the Sangameshwar police station for his remarks about slapping Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray for what he claimed as the latter’s ignorance of the year of India’s independence. The arrest was made after Rane failed to secure protection from...

Bombay High Court refuses to stay the release of Gangubai Kathiawadi

In a major relief for the makers of the film Gangubai Kathiawadi, the Bombay High Court has refused to stay the release of the film. The court has also granted an interim stay on criminal defamation proceedings against the makers and actor Alia Bhatt, who portrays the central character in the movie. Notably, the adopted...

Raj Kundra sent to judicial custody for 14 days

Mumbai: After remaining in police custody for seven days, businessman Raj Kundra has now been sent to judicial custody for 14 days. He was arrested on July 19 for his alleged involvement in creation and publishing of pornographic content. Raj Kundra was taken to the Bombay High Court around noon on Tuesday for the hearing...

Stan Swamy was a wonderful person, have great respect for his work: Bombay High Court

The Bombay High Court has said that late tribal activist Stan Swamy was a wonderful person and it has great respect for his work and the service that he had provided to society. The court’s division bench of Justice SS Shinde and Justice NJ Jamadar made the observations while hearing the appeals filed by the...

Elgar Parishad Case: Activist Stan Swamy, 84, no more

Activist Stan Swamy, 84, an accused in the Elgar Parishad case and arrested under the anti-terror law in 2020, breathed his last on Monday. His demise comes amid a fight in the court to secure bail citing his deteriorating health condition. The activist was availing treatment at Mumbai’s Holy Family Hospital after the court issued...

Gulshan Kumar Murder: Bombay High Court upholds gangster Rauf Merchant’s conviction

The Bombay High Court on Thursday upheld the conviction of gangster Dawood Ibrahim’s aide Rauf Merchant in the Gulshan Kumar murder case. The trial court held Merchant guilty of murdering the T-Series founder in 1997 and awarded him life imprisonment in 2002. Rauf had moved the high court against the trial court’s verdict which found...