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Manohar Parrikar

Bombay High Court junks PIL seeking health status of Manohar Parrikar in public domain

The court termed the petition as a half-hearted attempt to make serious inroads in the territory of privacy of an individual. 

Bombay High Court orders Fadnavis govt to take urgent steps to check pollution in Godavari

The Godavari river was allegedly polluted by the Kumbh Mela held in Nashik in 2015 and other religious events.
File image of Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis | @Dev_Fadnavis/Twitter

Fadnavis to respond to Supreme Court’s notice on plea of pending criminal cases against him

The SC's notice was whether or not to admit a plea seeking annulment of his election to the state Assembly for alleged non-disclosure of pending criminal cases against him.
File Photo of Kausar Bi and Sohrabuddin Sheikh | Facebook/Hindustan United Movement

Sohrabuddin Sheikh case witness wants verdict stayed, says many not allowed to depose

Rizwana Khan, the wife of Azam Khan, an alleged former aide of Sohrabuddin Sheikh, has said that their entire family had been threatened.
Silent march protest regarding Justice for Judge B H Loya, Mumbai, India. Kunal Patil/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

3 Bombay HC judges recuse themselves from case related to Judge Loya’s death

Justices Swapna Joshi, S.B. Shukre and S.M. Modak recuse themselves after plea in high court alleges that Loya died of poisoning from a radioactive isotope.
Gautam Navlakha

Elgar Parishad case: Gautam Navlakha, others get relief from arrest till tomorrow

A Bombay High Court bench will hear the petitions filed by the three activists, challenging the FIR registered against them by Pune Police on January 1.
Rajshri Deshpande in a still from Netflix's first Indian web series, Sacred Games | YouTube

After Amazon, Netflix said to have agreed to censor its content in India

Netflix has riled some sections in India with explicit violence & sex. But the firm says it has not agreed to censor its content.
Supreme Court of India

Maharashtra moves SC after Bombay High Court denies extra time for Bhima-Koregaon probe

The Bombay High Court Wednesday quashed a lower court's decision to allow Maharashtra Police more time to conclude the Bhima-Koregaon investigation.
Haji Ali Dargah | Pixabay

Two years after court order, women have easy access at Mumbai’s Haji Ali Dargah

Like in Sabarimala temple case, women had to move court to get unfettered access to Haji Ali Dargah. Now, a separate access path has been created for them.  Mumbai: A young girl wearing a chic blue off-shoulder top and jeans, her head covered with a scarf, ties a thread to a lattice structure with her eyes closed. Next to her, a burkha-clad woman is handing over a chadar and flowers to a male attendant to be offered to the tomb of Pir Haji Ali Shah Bukhari. A few older women with dupattas on their heads are sitting on the side, their eyes closed in meditation and prayer. This is the sanctum sanctorum of Mumbai’s famous Haji Ali Dargah, where to gain unfettered access, women, like in the case of Kerala’s Sabarimala temple, had to knock on the doors of the court. It has been about two years since the Bombay High Court paved...
Malegaon blast court

2008 Malegaon blast: NIA court rejects Purohit’s plea challenging prosecution under UAPA

Special NIA court judge Vinod Padalkar rejected blast case accused Lt Col Shrikant Purohit's plea after his arguments.

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elections

Is EC over-regulating elections with strict code of conduct or is it doomed in digital era?

The Election Commission has barred the political parties from releasing their election manifestos in the 48 hours prior to voting.

Defence

China sends fighters for Pakistan Day parade, days after thwarting Masood Azhar terror tag

China had last week placed a technical hold on a proposal moved by France, the US, and the UK at the UN Security Council for sanctions against Masood Azhar.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?