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Authorities know about menace of share autos but don’t act: Students, office-goers

Both groups have said that the authorities know everything about the flouting of rules by share auto drivers but do not want to act. Helpless due to insufficient BEST buses from Kurla West, the commuters are forced to stand in long queues and are at the mercy of share auto drivers

At the exit of Bandra East station, auto rickshaws have blocked the road and footpath. Drivers stand at the end of foot over bridge, trying to coax passengers into traveling in their autos, thereby blocking the easy movement of people. (VIJAY BATE/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 12:42 AM IST

Right to maintenance is personal, can’t be enforced by legal heirs: HC

The Bombay High Court dismissed a plea filed by a Nanded resident seeking to pursue her late mother's appeal for enhancement of maintenance. The court held that the right to seek maintenance is personal and cannot be enforced by legal heirs after death. The court clarified that the daughter has the right to recover arrears of maintenance from her father after obtaining a succession certificate.

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Updated on Aug 04, 2023 08:18 PM IST
By, Mumbai

Family court in U.P.’s Prayagraj adjourns hearing in Jyoti-Alok Maurya divorce case

Alok Maurya’s stand is that he does not want to be divorced from his wife. Keeping in mind the future of his two daughters, he wants to resolve the dispute with his wife amicably through discussion

The family court judge fixed August 18 as the next date of hearing in the case. (For Representation)
Updated on Jul 11, 2023 09:53 PM IST
ByJItendra Sarin, Prayagraj

Facing sexual abuse allegations, man permitted to virtually meet daughters

A man accused of sexually abusing his minor daughters has been allowed by a Mumbai court to virtually meet the girls, who reside in the US with his estranged wife. The court has instructed counsellors to be present at both ends during videoconferencing and asked the man to adopt a slow and patient approach. The court also noted that there is no concrete evidence confirming sexual abuse and that the allegations surfaced only after the wife went back to the US and hired a lawyer to fight her case.

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Updated on Jun 01, 2023 12:56 AM IST
By, Mumbai

Family court offers litigants a spell of ‘sukoon’ and smiles

The Mumbai court held a belated International Day of Families (marked globally on May 15) celebration on May 19, the first court in Maharashtra to hold such an event.

Mumbai, India - May 19, 2023: A mental wellness workshop celebrating International Day if Families at the Mumbai family court, BKC in Mumbai, India, on Friday, May 19, 2023. (Photo by Satish Bate/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 21, 2023 12:52 AM IST
ByRiddhi Doshi, Mumbai
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