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Pranali Lotlikar

  • Bombay high court suspends sessions judge over sexual harassment charges

    The Bombay high court has suspended a judge from the Mumbai city civil and sessions court on alleged charges of sexual harassment by woman staff members of his court. Judge M P Gaikwad, who presided over the special Narcotics Drug and Psychotropic Substance (NDPS) Act court, was suspended after a...

    Wednesday, 20 August 2014 - 5:10am
  • Consumer panel lenient, Thane GPO gets relief

    Commission reduces compensation amount of Rs25,000 to Rs2,500

    Tuesday, 19 August 2014 - 7:05am
  • They came, they saw, they enjoyed dahi handi

    This year at dahi handi, Saurabh Kanade, 11, was very bored. Kanade just cheered and watched his team from a distance. Why? The Supreme Court recently directed the state government to raise the minimum age for participation in dahi handi celebrations to 12 years. Kanade was not the only one, like...

    Tuesday, 19 August 2014 - 5:50am
  • Questions arise about probable misuse of new rape law

    To the special women's court, which recently granted rape accused IPS officer Sunil Paraskar relief from arrest after going through the email exchanges (between the two) and the manner of interaction of the complainant with Paraskar, the act appeared to be consensual. To the court, it had also...

    Sunday, 17 August 2014 - 5:20am
  • Promiscuous man's bail plea rejected

    A sessions court on Thursday rejected the bail application of a 28-year-old Mahim-based law graduate, who was arrested for allegedly indulging in unnatural sexual offences and later, video recording the same. The court, presided over by judge AS Shende, passed the order after the advocate appearing...

    Friday, 15 August 2014 - 6:20am
  • Special court grants anticipatory bail to Mumbai top cop Sunil Paraskar

    In a relief to IPS officer Sunil Paraskar, accused in a rape case, the special women's court granted him anticipatory bail on Tuesday. "It appears from the behaviour and e-mails (of the complainant) that the act must have been committed with consent. It also appears from the e-mails that the...

    Wednesday, 13 August 2014 - 7:25am
  • Consumer forum fines Sony Mobile for faulty services

    The district consumer dispute redressal forum recently held Sony Mobile Communication and one of its service centres guilty of providing faulty services to a consumer, thus asking the mobile company to refund the cost of the handset, at 9% interest from 2012, to the complainant. It has also...

    Sunday, 10 August 2014 - 7:30am
  • Defence engaged in character assassination: Model's lawyer

    "There is a possibility of several other sexual abuse cases coming to light if the investigating agency is given a chance to probe the case in the proper way," said the complainant's advocate Chitra Salunke, while opposing the anticipatory bail application (ABA) of IPS officer Sunil Paraskar on...

    Saturday, 9 August 2014 - 8:00am
  • It wasn't rape, but consensual sex, rape accused DIG Sunil Paraskar's lawyer tells court

    "(Sunil) Paraskar did not rape the model, rather the evidence that the police have produced before the court clearly shows she had consensual sex with him," Rizwan Merchant, advocate for the deputy inspector general (DIG) who is accused of rape told a special court on Tuesday. What's the basis for...

    Wednesday, 6 August 2014 - 7:55am
  • MSED to pay Bhiwandi resident Rs 15,000 for inflated bills

    A consumer forum recently pulled up the Maharshtra State Electricity Division (MSED) and one of its franchisee for 'mentally torturing' a Bhiwandi resident by sending him incorrect bills which were grossly disproportionate to his electricity consumption for more than three years. The Thane...

    Tuesday, 5 August 2014 - 6:35am