Bombay HC refuses to stay Coldplay concert

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The Bombay High Court on Thursday refused to stay the upcoming concert by British rock band 'Coldplay', but said the Maharashtra government should take an undertaking from the event organiser that it would be willing to pay the waived entertainment duty if the court directs so in future.

A division bench of Chief Justice Manjula Chellur and Justice M S Sonak was hearing a public interest litigation filed by activists Anjali Damania and Hemant Gavande challenging the government's decision to waive the entertainment duty for the concert.

"Out of the remaining 15,000 tickets, 11,000 will be sold by the organiser to meet the expenditure of the programme and 4,000 have been kept for dignitaries," Deo said, adding that several industrialists and political leaders are expected to come.

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