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Param Bir Singh moves Bombay HC challenging preliminary enquiry order by Maharashtra govt

In his petition, Singh claimed he was being targeted and harassed for highlighting the alleged 'corrupt malpractices' of former state home minister and NCP leader Anil Deshmukh.
Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami | YouTube screengrab

Bombay HC extends interim protection to Arnab Goswami in 2018 abetment to suicide case

Goswami and two others are accused of abetting the suicide of Alibag-based interior designer Anvay Naik in May 2018 over alleged non-payment of dues.

Bombay HC allows ByteDance to operate Indian bank accounts after deposting Rs 78.91 crore

The indirect taxes department has accused ByteDance of evading taxes and not paying its GST dues in full, a charge denied by the Chinese firm which owns the now-banned app TikTok.

Courtrooms to become smaller in future due to technological interventions, says CJI Bobde

While inaugurating a new building for the Goa Bench of Bombay HC, CJI Bobde said that the pandemic posed challenges in access to justice but it paved way for modernising courtrooms.
File photo of Justice N.V. Ramana | Twitter | @goelgauravbjp

Centre & states should form ‘National Judicial Infrastructure Corporation’, says Justice Ramana

Panaji: Supreme Court judge Justice N V Ramana on Saturday said the Centre and state governments should come together to form the `National Judicial Infrastructure Corporation' to tackle the judiciary's needs. Justice Ramana, who is set to become the next Chief Justice of India (CJI), was speaking at the inauguration of a new building for the Goa Bench of the Bombay High Court at Porvorim near here. CJI Bobde and Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad were also present at the function, among others. "Talking of impediments in the way of modernisation, the financial constraints must never come in the path of progress," Justice Ramana said. The Centre and states should cooperate and create "National Judicial Infrastructure Corporation" to cater to the need for judicial infrastructure in the country, he said. "Such a corporation will bring uniformity and standardisation required to revolutionise judicial infrastructure," he said. For ensuring better access to justice sufficient infrastructure is...
File photo of Deepak Kochar, husband of former ICICI Bank MD & CEO Chanda Kochar, being taken to PMLA (Prevention of Money Laundering Act) Court from the Enforcement Directorate office, in Mumbai | ANI Photo

Bombay HC grants bail to Deepak Kochhar in ICICI-Videocon PMLA case

The ED registered a case against the Kochhar couple for allegedly causing loss to ICICI Bank by sanctioning loans to Videocon Group in contravention to the policies of the ICICI Bank.
Republic TV editor and owner Arnab Goswami. | Photo: Twitter/Republic TV

Give prior notice of 3 days before arresting Arnab Goswami, Bombay High Court tells police

The court also accepted the Maharashtra government's statement that the probe against Republic TV and other employees of ARG Outlier Media will be completed within 12 weeks.

Chat between Arnab Goswami, Partho Dasgupta friendly, nothing to do with TRP, Bombay HC told

Goswami's counsel was responding to the court's query on what was the most clinching evidence cited by the Mumbai police's crime branch in the chargesheet in the TRP scam.
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SC collegium clears 13 names as judges for Bombay HC despite red flags by two senior judges

SC collegium unanimously approves elevation of 9 lawyers, including two women, and four judicial officers. It will now forward the files, including the objections, to central govt.
File photo of Arnab Goswami | Commons

Why Arnab Goswami, Republic TV not named as accused if evidence exists, HC asks Mumbai Police

The Bombay High Court directed Special Public Prosecutor Shishir Hiray to inform the court by Thursday whether the police plan to proceed against Arnab Goswami and Republic TV.

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Pandemic can’t be allowed to devastate nations because of sophisticated, one-sided WTO rules

For President Joe Biden to take a stand against pharmaceutical companies is no small matter. His presidential campaign was the near sole beneficiary of pharma largesse in 2020.
Health department officials at Majhgaon village in Chhattisgarh’s Bemetara district | By special arrangement

‘Worrying signs’: Covid hits rural India hard, it now has nearly half of all new cases

The total number of daily cases being reported across India is nearly 300 per cent higher as compared to last year, meaning they will exert pressure on rural health infrastructure.

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A file photo of a Covid ward set up at an Army hospital, in Prayagraj. | Photo: ANI

Armed forces plan to hire 400 retired military doctors to assist in fight against Covid

The forces are looking to hire, on a contractual basis for about a year, medical officers who retired in the last four to five years.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint Team

Modi govt is in denial & India is back to being a flailing state

Modi government didn’t strengthen the foundations of basic governance in the last 7 years. Now, the PM has retreated and ministers are failing, adding to the Covid disaster.