MUMBAI: The Bombay high court on Friday permitted a 12-year-old alleged rape survivor to terminate her 23-week pregnancy. The court had on June 26 sought a report from a medical board and on its recommendation allowed her plea, reports Swati Deshpande. On July 3, an HC bench, while allowing the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) to take place on July 6 in Sangli, directed that a DNA sample of the fetus be preserved for forensic tests as evidence for a trial. The minor had told her mother that she was “repeatedly raped by some persons in the neighbourhood,” noted the HC order. At her first examination, she had already crossed the legal bar of 20 weeks for termination. The medical
MUMBAI: The Maharashtra government is not empowered to issue an order interfering with the fees structure of private unaided schools or schools of other boards, the Bombay High Court said while granting an interim stay on a government resolution prohibiting fee hike this year. The government resolution (GR), dated May 8, 2020, directed all educational institutions in the state not to hiketheir feesfor the academic year 2020-21 in view of the Covid-19 pandemic. A division bench of Justices Ujjal Bhuyan and Riyaz Chagla in its order passed on June 26, a copy of which was made available on Tuesday, said it was of the prima facie view that the GR was without jurisdiction. The court, however, noted that it was mindful of the
MUMBAI: The Maharashtra government on Wednesday told the Bombay High Court that the Indian School Certificate Examination (ICSE) board cannot be permitted to conduct its pending standard X and XII exams in July in view of the current Covid-19 situation. The government said it has also decided not to conduct its own university exams for final year students in the state in the wake of the pandemic. Advocate General Ashutosh Kumbhakoni, appearing for the state, told a division bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice S S Shinde that the State Disaster Management Committee, under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, held a meeting on Tuesday where it was decided not to permit the ICSE board to conduct its exams. The
NEW DELHI: The Central Board of Secondary Education is likely to inform the Supreme Court on Tuesday about its decision on conducting the pending class 10 and 12 board exams, which were postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, officials said. The board last week told the court it will "very shortly" take a decision, after a plea by a group of parents sought quashing of the notification for conducting the remaining class 10 and 12 exams from July 1 to 15 and demanded that the students be awarded marks based on an internal assessment or in line with marks allotted for practical exams. A similar request has been made by the Maharashtra, Delhi and Odisha governments to the HRD Ministry.
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday expressed unhappiness and questioned the Delhi High Court's decision to entertain the bail plea of civil rights activist Gautam Navlakha, when it had already dismissed his petition for similar relief and asked him to surrender within a specific date. Navlakha was arrested in August 2018 by the Pune Police from his Delhi residence in connection with the violence at Koregaon Bhima village in Pune district on January 1, 2018. The transit remand order was, however, set aside by the Delhi High Court. A bench of Justices Arun Mishra and S Abdul Nazeer said that interim orders granted by the top court on June 2 will continue in the case. The apex court had