Editorial: Skin, sin

The Supreme Court has stayed a controversial Bombay High Court verdict, which acquitted a man found guilty of assault under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act on the grounds that he groped his victim over her clothes and there was no ‘skin to skin’ contact between them. Continue Reading

HC relief to Kangana, no coercive action till 25 January

The Bombay High Court on Monday extended an interim relief of no coercive action against actor Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel till 25 January in connection with a case registered against them under sedition act and other charges. Continue Reading

Kangana moves court to quash Mumbai Police’s FIR against her

Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel have filed a petition in the Bombay High Court, seeking to quash an FIR registered against them by Mumbai Police. Continue Reading

Varavara Rao shifted from jail to hospital

Octogenarian Telugu poet P Varavara Rao, an accused in the Elgar Parishad-Maoist links case, has been shifted from Taloja jail in Raigad district to Mumbai’s Nanavati Hospital following a directive by the Bombay High Court. Continue Reading

Bombay HC completes hearing in Kanaga case, reserves order

The Bombay High Court has reserved its order in the matter pertaining to actress Kangana Ranaut’s petition, filed against the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation. Continue Reading

Editorial: Labourers’ pain

The Bombay High Court has said the migrants’ issue was not handled properly by the State amid the Covid-19 pandemic, and the government there at one point of time even refused to permit labourers from other parts of the country to return to their homes. Continue Reading

Editorial: Save the saviours

Close on the heels of the Bombay High Court observing that frontline Covid-19 workers should be encouraged to discharge their duty without fear and should not be ostracised for travelling to work daily, a plea has been filed in the Supreme Court raising concern over the safety of healthcare workers, including nurses and paramedical staffs, and has sought directions to authorities to provide proper protection kits to those working in Covid-19 wards or in close proximity of patients suspected to be infected with the deadly virus. Continue Reading

Frontline COVID-19 workers should not be ostracised: Bombay HC

Frontline Covid-19 workers should be encouraged to discharge their duty  without fear and should not be ostracised for travelling to work daily, the Bombay  High Court has said. Continue Reading