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Relief for Kolhapur sisters Bombay HC stays their execution

Aug 20, 2014

Relief for Kolhapur sisters Bombay HC stays their execution

In a major relief for two Kolhapur sisters whose mercy pleas were recently rejected by President Pranab Mukherjee, the Bombay High Court on Wednesday stayed their execution till disposal of their petition seeking commutation of death sentence to life imprisonment. #India #Pranab Mukherjee #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #Bombay High Court #Crime #President #Death Penalty #Renuka Shinde #Seema Gavit
For Goa's 'trusted' miners, Parrikar may throw Modi's manifesto to the wind

Aug 20, 2014

For Goa's 'trusted' miners, Parrikar may throw Modi's manifesto to the wind

Parrikar claims, his intent to renew the mining leases is directed by an 13 August judgement of the Bombay High Court bench in Panaji, but in reality by choosing to not appeal against the order and follow the renewal of leases route, the chief minister may have just gone back on his Modis 2014 poll manifesto. #Politics #UPA #BJP #Narendra Modi #ConnectTheDots #Lok Sabha #Goa #Bombay High Court #MINING #Manohar Parrikar #Shah Commission #States
Re-frame guidelines to review licensing of weapons during polls Bombay HC to state govt

Aug 19, 2014

Re-frame guidelines to review licensing of weapons during polls Bombay HC to state govt

The Bombay High Court has asked the government to re-frame the guidelines in keeping with a directive to review cases of licensing of weapons during polls. #India #Elections #NewsTracker #Assembly polls #Election Commission #Mumbai #Bombay High Court #Maharashtra #guidelines #polls #weapons licensing
Children below 12 years cannot participate in Dahi Handi SC

Aug 14, 2014

Children below 12 years cannot participate in Dahi Handi SC

No child below the age of 12 years will be permitted to participate in forming human pyramids during the popular 'Dahi Handi' festival, the Supreme Court directed on Thursday while keeping on hold a Bombay High Court order which barred participation of children under 18 years. #India #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #Bombay High Court #Maharashtra #dahi handi #Janmashtami #Lord Krishna #Govindaa
Adarsh scam Bombay HC urged to vacate stay on Ashok Chavan's trial

Aug 13, 2014

Adarsh scam Bombay HC urged to vacate stay on Ashok Chavan's trial

Six days after the Bombay High Court stayed prosecution of former Maharashtra Chief MinisterAshok Chavan in the Adarsh housing society scam case, an intervening application was filed in the court today pleading for the stay to be vacated. #NewsTracker #Ashok Chavan #Bombay High Court #Adarsh scam #Bombay HC #HC #Chavan's trial #vacate stay

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High court comes tough on illegal hoarding, will civic bodies comply?

Aug 08, 2014

High court comes tough on illegal hoarding, will civic bodies comply?

Politicians, and more often their followers, put them up either to proclaim their own or their leaders birthdays or appointments either in government or to some nominal post within the partys borough branch itself. They curry favour with leaders, thanking them for support. #Congress #InMyOpinion #Shiv Sena #Bombay High Court #Election Commission of India #Maharashtra Navnirman Sena #Illegal hoardings #civic bodies
Palash Sen incident: Have we become very intolerant?

Dec 23, 2013

Palash Sen incident: Have we become very intolerant?

When one crosses the thin line and enter the area of intolerance that it becomes a bit unnerving. #Bollywood #Feminism #LetterstoFP #Euphoria #Palash Sen #IIT Bombay #sexism #Mood Indigo

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Palash Sen incident: Have we become very intolerant?

Aug 14, 2014

'Rich Hill' a poor perspective on teens mired in poverty

Tracy Droz Tragos and Andrew Droz Palermo's overly aestheticized 'Rich Hill' is the documentary version of such 'poverty porn' films as 'Gummo' and 'Bombay Beach.' Tracy Droz Tragos and Andrew Droz Palermo's overly aestheticized 'Rich Hill' is the do...
Palash Sen incident: Have we become very intolerant?

Aug 14, 2014

'Rich Hill' a poor perspective on teens mired in poverty

Tracy Droz Tragos and Andrew Droz Palermo's overly aestheticized 'Rich Hill' is the documentary version of such 'poverty porn' films as 'Gummo' and 'Bombay Beach.' Tracy Droz Tragos and Andrew Droz Palermo's overly aestheticized 'Rich Hill' is the do...
Palash Sen incident: Have we become very intolerant?

Aug 06, 2014

Japan's naming of scores of islands the latest volley in the world's battles over place names

Is it the Persian Gulf or the Arabian Gulf? Mount McKinley or Denali? Mumbai or Bombay? Some geographic names don't just tell us where we live or where we're going... #Persian Gulf #Mount McKinley #Mumbai #Tokyo