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Urvi Mahajani

  • Maharashtra government to hire 179 judges to clear mountain of cases

    With the Maharashtra government on November 18 sanctioning 179 additional posts of judges, there seems to be hope of reducing the massive backlog of pending cases in the city's courts, which is more than 3.65 lakh as on March 2014. The number of judges in the state will rise from the existing 1,...

    Thursday, 27 November 2014 - 7:20am
  • Where's the space for more judges, lawyers ask

    Even as steps are being taken to increase the number of judges so that pendency of cases reduces, the legal fraternity says that the courts don't have enough space to house the additional judges and staff. Lawyers add that the judiciary should look for additional space before appointing more judges.

    Thursday, 27 November 2014 - 5:40am
  • Bombay High court: No felling of 2,400 trees for Kumbh Mela

    The Bombay High court on Tuesday observed that the vast depleting green cover in the state needs to be preserved, and rejected Nashik Municipal Corporation's (NMC) plea for felling 2,400 trees to widen the road to facilitate crowd and traffic management during the Kumbh Mela in August 2015.

    Wednesday, 26 November 2014 - 5:55am
  • Hoarding menace: Bombay high court puts onus on local party chiefs

    Taking a serious view of the illegal hoardings defacing the city, the Bombay high court on Monday asked the government to initiate criminal action against local unit chief of political parties which put them up. A division bench of justices Abhay Oka and Ajey Gadkari has also asked the municipal...

    Tuesday, 25 November 2014 - 7:30am
  • Should developer be allowed FSI of 4 near Arthur Road Jail? Bombay high court to decide

    Can Lokhandwala Kataria Construction Private Limited (LKCPL), which has undertaken construction of the redevelopment project at Dhobi Ghat, Saat Rasta, near Arthur Road Jail, be allowed to use FSI of 4 and build up to 85 floors? The Bombay high court will decide this issue on Dec 17 after it hears...

    Sunday, 23 November 2014 - 5:50am
  • Bombay high court refuses to drop Ashok Chavan's name as Adarsh scam accused

    In a setback for former chief minister Ashok Chavan, the Bombay high court on Wednesday refused to remove his name as an accused in the Adarsh scam. Justice ML Tahilyani dismissed the application filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). The agency, which was seeking to drop Chavan's name...

    Thursday, 20 November 2014 - 7:30am
  • Loos in civic schools: Bombay High Court tells Maharashtra government to do surprise checks

    The Bombay high court on Tuesday directed the state government to appoint two officers to conduct surprise checks on civic schools to verify the claim of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) that they are providing clean and separate toilets for boys and girls.

    Wednesday, 19 November 2014 - 7:30am
  • Trust vote: Another PIL seeks action against Speaker, CM, BJP MLAs

    Another public interest litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Bombay high court against the November 12 voice vote, after which the BJP was declared the party with majority seats and fit to form government. The PIL has alleged that trust vote was done fraudulently and seeks criminal action...

    Tuesday, 18 November 2014 - 7:30am
  • Dispute over Bal Thackeray's will; Bombay High Court to examine those who signed it

    The Bombay high court will first examine the attesting witnesses (witnesses in whose presence a will has been signed) in the Bal Thackeray will dispute matter. Justice Gautam Patel said on Friday: "On December 4, at 3 pm, the matter will be taken up for cross-examination of the plaintiffs' (Shiv...

    Monday, 17 November 2014 - 7:20am
  • PIL challenges voice vote, says Speaker violated assembly rules

    A public interest litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Bombay high court seeking quashing of the trust vote that the BJP won to form government. Rajkumar Awasthi, 38, filed the PIL through advocate Sugandh Deshmukh, making the Speaker, the state government and chief minister Devendra Fadnavis...

    Saturday, 15 November 2014 - 5:35am