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Thakur had filed the PIL alleging that the alleged large-scale usurpation of the public property in TTC Industrial Area was committed by the nephew of a former minister.(HT image)

Send notice to trust to recover damages due to encroachment of land in Navi Mumbai, high court tells MIDC

Mumbai | By Kanchan Chaudhari
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 02:22 AM IST
After the demolition of the temples, Thakur filed yet another plea in the court, alleging that no action has been taken against MIDC officials, though the encroachment on their land was a fact known to its officials, up to the chief executive officer.
On Friday, senior counsel Venkatesh Dhond appearing for Nair told the court that office-goers of BKC were being inconvenienced owing to the closure of the skywalk.(HT image)
On Friday, senior counsel Venkatesh Dhond appearing for Nair told the court that office-goers of BKC were being inconvenienced owing to the closure of the skywalk.(HT image)

Bandra bridge in Mumbai to open by December 31

Mumbai | By Aroosa Ahmed
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 02:17 AM IST
A division bench of chief justice Pradeep Nandrajog and justice Bharati Dangre was hearing an application by KPP Nair, seeking restoration of his public interest litigation (PIL), which was disposed of earlier this year after the Railways had submitted an undertaking that the new FoB would be completed within July.
Mumbai Grahak Panchayat (MGP) had approached the HC, questioning the validity of said clause.(HT image)
Mumbai Grahak Panchayat (MGP) had approached the HC, questioning the validity of said clause.(HT image)

Consumer court orders can be enforced directly: State government to HC

Mumbai | By Kanchan Chaudhari
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2019 03:32 AM IST
Clause 14(6) of the Consumer Protection Rules, 2019 mandated the state commission and district fora to forward applications seeking execution of orders passed by them in favour of consumers.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) told the Bombay high court (HC) on Friday that it does not intend to change the size of currency notes in the near future.(PTI file photo)
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) told the Bombay high court (HC) on Friday that it does not intend to change the size of currency notes in the near future.(PTI file photo)

No change in size of bank notes in near future: RBI

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2019 02:28 AM IST
Senior advocate VR Dhond, who represented the banking regulator, made this statement in response to a query made by the HC bench of Chief Justice Pradeep Nandrajog and justice Bharati Dangre.
The petitioner contended that under slum redevelopment projects, the original inhabitants have been given much smaller permanent alternate accommodations.(HT image)
The petitioner contended that under slum redevelopment projects, the original inhabitants have been given much smaller permanent alternate accommodations.(HT image)

Bombay HC restrains BMC from acquiring any gaothan properties

Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2019 05:27 AM IST
The petitioner has cited the example of Kharodi gaothan, where a slum-rehabilitation scheme has been implemented, despite steep resistance from the locals, and now efforts are being made to declare Karol gaothan in Kurla as a slum, although it has been duly recognised as a gaothan in the DP.
The PIL pointed out that the doctors’ body violated a previous undertakings given to the Bombay High Court that it would not resort to mass bunking or strike.(HT Photo)
The PIL pointed out that the doctors’ body violated a previous undertakings given to the Bombay High Court that it would not resort to mass bunking or strike.(HT Photo)

Doctors violated previous HC orders: PIL against strike

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By K A Y Dodhiya, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2019 11:35 AM IST
The PIL said that strike will inconvenience thousands of poor patients and that contempt proceedings should be undertaken against the striking doctors.
New currency notes and coins issued by the RBI(PTI image)
New currency notes and coins issued by the RBI(PTI image)

Why keep changing features of notes, coins? HC asks RBI

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2019 07:48 PM IST
The NAB petition claimed that new currency notes and coins issued by the RBI posed difficulty for visually impaired persons in terms of identification and distinguishing them.
The civic body was also asked to get a fresh clearance (EC) under the Environmental Impact Assessment, 2006, before restarting work.(HT Photo)
The civic body was also asked to get a fresh clearance (EC) under the Environmental Impact Assessment, 2006, before restarting work.(HT Photo)

SC refuses to stay HC order stopping coastal road work

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2019 05:36 PM IST
In its plea, the civic body claimed stay on the work is causing a loss of Rs 10 crore a day. Machinery worth Rs 150 crore is lying unused, while 1,150 workers are sitting idle at the site, the plea stated.
A division bench of Chief Justice Pradeep Nandrajog and justice Nitin Jamdar was hearing a petition filed by activist Zoru Bhathena, which contended the tree authority was not properly constituted as it did not have an equal number of independent experts and elected corporators
A division bench of Chief Justice Pradeep Nandrajog and justice Nitin Jamdar was hearing a petition filed by activist Zoru Bhathena, which contended the tree authority was not properly constituted as it did not have an equal number of independent experts and elected corporators

Nothing wrong with tree authority: Bombay high court

Hindustan Times | By Kanchan Chaudhari, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUL 20, 2019 01:33 AM IST
The Bombay high court (HC) on Friday approved the composition of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) tree authority, which currently comprises 15 elected corporators and five independent experts
A view of the reclamation work done at Breach Candy for the coastal road in May this year.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
A view of the reclamation work done at Breach Candy for the coastal road in May this year.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

Bombay high court stops BMC’s Rs14,000-crore coastal road project, civic body to move SC

Hindustan Times | By Tanushree Venkatraman, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2019 07:33 AM IST
Coast not clear for BMC’s Rs14,000-crore project, civic body to move SC
The court held that the weight of school bags was not as much as it used to be.(Hindustan Times)
The court held that the weight of school bags was not as much as it used to be.(Hindustan Times)

Bombay high court dismisses PIL seeking orders to make school bags lighter

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUL 09, 2019 12:42 AM IST
If the petitioner believed bags are still heavy, then students probably do not carry books as per the timetable but take all books which result in excess weight, the HC bench said.
The coastal road project was scrutinised under the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) notification and the BMC held several public hearings to discuss it, Khambata told the court.(HT Photo)
The coastal road project was scrutinised under the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) notification and the BMC held several public hearings to discuss it, Khambata told the court.(HT Photo)

No illegalities in coastal road project: BMC to HC

Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2019 03:43 AM IST
The coastal road, part of the eastern freeway plan, will start at Princess Street flyover and end at Worli-end of the Bandra Worli Sea Link.
The BMC planned to cut 130 dead or dangerous trees ahead of this monsoon.(Hindustan Times)
The BMC planned to cut 130 dead or dangerous trees ahead of this monsoon.(Hindustan Times)

Having equal no of experts, councillors on tree authority not a must: BMC tells HC

Hindustan Times | By KAY Dodhiya, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2019 12:24 AM IST
Senior counsel Anil Sakhare, appearing for the BMC, argued that the Maharashtra (Urban Areas) Protection and Preservation Of Trees Act of 1975 does not mandate the tree authority to fulfil this condition of equality
The suburban railway network will also set up CCTV cameras in all trains and at all stations.(HT Photo)
The suburban railway network will also set up CCTV cameras in all trains and at all stations.(HT Photo)

Panic buttons installed in women’s coaches of Mumbai locals, Railways tell Bombay high court

By Kanchan Chaudhari, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2019 12:06 AM IST
The rail authority further informed that the police were undertaking special drives to ensure women’s safety
Men work on a vegetable farm outside Bandra railway station.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Men work on a vegetable farm outside Bandra railway station.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

Don’t use sewage to cultivate farms along Mumbai’s railway tracks: Bombay HC

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2019 11:21 PM IST
The petitioner claimed that an NGO had taken random samples of vegetables grown on rail farms at Panvel and Juinagar in Navi Mumbai and on chemically analysing them, revealed the presence of heavy metals like zinc, cadmium, lead, cobalt and chromium beyond permissible limits.
Juhu-Koliwada mangroves are at risk from VBSL project(HT Photo)
Juhu-Koliwada mangroves are at risk from VBSL project(HT Photo)

Versova-Bandra sea link: Juhu fisherfolk to pursue case against MSRDC

Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2019 01:30 AM IST
Group alleges MSRDC’s actions in contempt of HC order
The HC has now posted the bunch of PILs for further hearing on June 2, after Aney and senior advocate Anil Sakhare, representing BMC, appeared hesitant to file the application on the work done on the project till now.(HT Photo)
The HC has now posted the bunch of PILs for further hearing on June 2, after Aney and senior advocate Anil Sakhare, representing BMC, appeared hesitant to file the application on the work done on the project till now.(HT Photo)

Coastal road work remains on hold as HC refuses to lift stay

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Kanchan Chaudhari
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2019 06:54 AM IST
The judges, however, expressed willingness to allow the civic-appointed contractor to “strengthen” the work already done to protect it from damage during the monsoon.
Bombay high court.(HT FILE)
Bombay high court.(HT FILE)

2019 Lok Sabha polls: ECI promises Bombay high court ambulances at polling booths

Hindustan Times | By K A Y Dodhiya, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON APR 13, 2019 12:10 AM IST
ECI was replying to a petition that had sought directions to the ECI provide medical amenities in light of a polling officer collapsing and dying during election duty in the 2014 elections
Workers conducted soil testing for the coastal road project at Marine Drive in Mumbai on April 5.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Workers conducted soil testing for the coastal road project at Marine Drive in Mumbai on April 5.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

Bombay high court: Will coastal road project destroy oyster beds?

Hindustan Times | By Kanchan Chaudhari, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2019 07:00 AM IST
Asks Mahasrastra government, Mumbai civic body to respond after report by Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute
Maharashtra Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis at the swearing-in of Justice Pradeep Nandrajog, as the Chief Justice of Bombay High Court at Rajbhavan , on Sunday, April 7, 2019.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Maharashtra Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis at the swearing-in of Justice Pradeep Nandrajog, as the Chief Justice of Bombay High Court at Rajbhavan , on Sunday, April 7, 2019.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

Pradeep Nandrajog sworn in as new chief justice of Bombay HC

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON APR 08, 2019 01:21 PM IST
Justice Nandrajog’s appointment to the Bombay HC was based on a March 28 resolution of the apex court collegium headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi.
Retired Justice Madan Lokur said he was disappointed that the December 12 decision of the collegium was not uploaded on the Supreme Court’s website.(PTI)
Retired Justice Madan Lokur said he was disappointed that the December 12 decision of the collegium was not uploaded on the Supreme Court’s website.(PTI)

Need to tweak collegium system: Ex-Supreme Court judge Madan Lokur on judges’ appointment row

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2019 07:43 PM IST
On the non-elevation of high court judges, Justices Pradeep Nandrajog and Rajendra Menon to the Supreme Court, he said what happens in the collegium is confidential
A police personnel removes a wristband of a candidate before entering the examination centre for the Rajasthan Police Constable Recruitment Exam 2018 in Bikaner.(PTI FIle Photo)
A police personnel removes a wristband of a candidate before entering the examination centre for the Rajasthan Police Constable Recruitment Exam 2018 in Bikaner.(PTI FIle Photo)

Rajasthan HC refuses to stay constable promotion event

UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2018 07:52 AM IST
The high order will provide a major boost to the Rajasthan chief minister, ahead of the Assembly elections due later this year.
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