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Bombay High Court: Common High court of the Indian states of Maharashtra and Goa
The High Court of Bombay is the high court of the states of Maharashtra and Goa in India, and the union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu. It is seated primarily at Mumbai, and is one of the oldest high courts in India. The High Court has circuit benches at Nagpur and Aurangabad in Maharashtra and Panaji, the capital of Goa.

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Bombay HC dismisses Osho Int'l Foundation's challenge to JCC denying it permission to sell Koregaon plot

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Car-bus crash not ‘act of God’, says HC, junks tribunal order

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Bombay HC orders premature release of don-turned-politician

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Mere delay in trial not enough to grant bail to Ramchandani in 2019 Gadchiroli case bail: High court

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SC sets aside Bombay HC's order against Navneet Rana in caste certificate case

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Intention of accused to aid suicide is a must says HC; quashes case against 8 of a family

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HC upholds death for man who killed his son, sister & her family

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Centre notifies PIB’s fact check unit

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Former DU professor GN Saibaba, others acquitted in suspected Maoist links case

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Eminent jurist and veteran senior SC advocate Fali S Nariman passes away at 95

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Ashok Chavan joins BJP, says decision was difficult

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IT rules on fake news: Bombay high court's division bench delivers split verdict

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NCP leader Sharad Pawar's grandnephew, Rohit Pawar, is set to appear before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the Maharashtra State Cooperative Bank (MSCB) case. Security has been tightened at the ED..
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High court gives drug case accused bail to deliver baby outside prison

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Bombay HC rejects plea challenging Maharashtra govt's decision to declare holiday for Ayodhya Ram Temple on January 22

The Bombay High Court rejects a petition by four law students challenging the Maharashtra government's declaration of a public holiday on January 22 for the Ram Temple's 'Pran Pratishtha' in Ayodhya...
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Woman booked for killing her 4 months baby gets bail from HC

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Shinde faction challenges order in HC

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Unacceptable that school students in Mumbai should pass through existing slums for want of a public DP road: HC

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Bombay HC drops corruption case against an ex bank manager in Mumbai

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Bombay HC denies bail to Kerkar on grounds of delay in trial in ED case

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SC stays Bombay HC order directing bypoll for Pune LS seat, but pulls up EC for lethargy

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Bombay HC rejects plea to suspend life sentence of convict in murder of 15 year old

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Certificate from any school attended can be submitted under new Juvenile Justice Act 2015: HC

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Locate film producer’s kids in Pakistan, Bombay HC tells Interpol

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Bombay HC directs temporary release of Yemeni national detained since Nov 6

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Can’t support excise officers acting highhanded, says HC; directs probe by Addl CS of Maharashtra

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Bombay HC denies pre-arrest bail to 1992 batch civil services officer in duping case

The Bombay High Court denied pre-arrest bail to Ashutosh Kumar and Sanjay Pandey, co-accused in a case of duping investors, stating that custodial interrogation is necessary for a fair investigation...
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Retired Bombay HC chief justice Ramesh Devkinandan Dhanuka loses Rs 50k in cyber fraud

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Bombay HC issues notice to AG, gives Centre 6 weeks to reply to PIL against Para 4 of 10th schedule

Bombay high court on Wednesday gave six weeks time to the central government to file its reply to a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) challenging the validity of para four of the tenth schedule of the..
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