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  • Man acquitted of murder charge after 10 years in jail

    After spending ten years behind bars, Arjun Kamble is a free man. Last week the Bombay high court acquitted him from charges of murder. A division bench of justices PV Hardas and Shalini Phansalkar-Joshi observed that the prosecution had failed to prove its case.

    Sunday, 29 March 2015 - 5:50am
  • Maharashtra government still to collect info on women undertrials, their kids

    The state government informed the Bombay high court on Wednesday that it was still in the process of collecting information from jails on undertrials, especially women, their children, and mentally ill inmates.

    Sunday, 29 March 2015 - 5:25am
  • Ensure hospitals don't turn away accident victims, Bombay HC tells Maharashtra govt

    Expressing concern over growing accident fatalities, the Bombay High Court on Friday asked the government to ensure that all hospitals, public as well as private, provide treatment to all accident victims and do not turn them away.

    Saturday, 28 March 2015 - 8:55am
  • Why can't mum's name be enough to apply for passport? Debate continues

    Several issues arise when a woman, who is either a single parent or has separated or remarried, applies for a passport for her child, one of them being the insistence of the passport authority that the biological father's name be mentioned in the application form. It has created hurdles in...

    Tuesday, 24 March 2015 - 5:25am
  • HC quashes bribery case against ex-CBI counsel

    In a setback to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the Bombay high court quashed a case against the central agency's counsel, Mandar Goswami, who was earlier handling the Adarsh society scam, observing that there was not an iota of evidence against him.

    Monday, 23 March 2015 - 5:47am
  • 24 years on, Pune trio acquitted of murder

    The Bombay high court has acquitted three Pune residents of killing a person from their neighbourhood, 24 years after they were booked for the crime. A division bench of justices VK Tahilramani and IK Jain granted relief to the trio for want of clinching evidence and credible eyewitnesses.

    Saturday, 21 March 2015 - 5:40am
  • No wit in Aseem Trivedi's cartoons, no sedition either: High Court

    The high court, while disposing of the PIL against embattled cartoonist Aseem Trivedi, said on Tuesday that people cannot be charged with sedition for simply criticising the government. A division bench of chief justice Mohit Shah and justice Nitin Jamdar observed: "Citizens have the right to...

    Wednesday, 18 March 2015 - 5:20am
  • Bombay High Court acquits couple of murdering 3-year-old daughter

    The Bombay high court has acquitted a couple, who was convicted for murdering the man's three-year-old daughter in 2012, after giving them benefit of doubt.

    Sunday, 15 March 2015 - 5:25am
  • Bombay High Court says yes to silence, no to revelry and some shrines

    Silence is not just golden, it's constitutional as well.

    Saturday, 14 March 2015 - 6:20am
  • Himayat Baig safe at Yerawada jail, say authorities

    Baig, who was earlier lodged at Arthur Road central prison in Mumbai, was shifted to Yerawada in Pune last year as the high court was not hearing his appeal against conviction.

    Friday, 13 March 2015 - 5:25am