Madras High Court: News

23 Nov 2023

Tamil Cinema

Vikram's 'Dhruva Natchathiram' faces legal and financial hurdles before release

Gautham Vasudev Menon's much-awaited Tamil film, Dhruva Natchathiram, starring Chiyaan Vikram, is slated for release on Friday.

16 Sep 2023

Tamil Nadu

Sanatan Dharma not solely about promoting casteism, untouchability: Madras HC

Amid the ongoing row over Sanatan Dharma, the Madras High Court reportedly stressed that free speech should not devolve into hate speech, especially concerning matters of religion.

30 Jun 2023

Tamil Nadu

TN governor takes back dismissal of jailed DMK minister: Report

Tamil Nadu Governor RN Ravi on Thursday reportedly decided to put on hold the dismissal order of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader V Senthil Balaji for the time being and informed Chief Minister M K Stalin about it.

12 Apr 2023

Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu's anti-online gambling law: All you need to know

The Tamil Nadu government on Monday gazetted the Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Online Gambling and Regulation of Online Games Act, 2022.

15 Feb 2023

Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu: Ashram turns into torture home; 142 residents rescued 

A shelter home in Villupuram, Tamil Nadu, which was supposed to be a place where homeless and distressed people could live with dignity, allegedly turned out to be a house of horrors.

Victoria Gowri sworn-in as Madras-HC judge, SC junks challenge petitions

The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a plea seeking to prevent Lekshmana Chandra Victoria Gowri (49) from taking oath as an additional Madras High Court judge.

02 Feb 2023

Tamil Nadu

Muslim women must approach family court for divorce: Madras HC

A Muslim woman is eligible to practice her right to dissolve a marriage through "Khula" (the process of divorce initiated by the wife) by only approaching a family court and not any private bodies like a Shariat council, said the Madras High Court.

18 Jul 2022

Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu suicide case: 2 teachers held, repeat autopsy ordered

After a class 12 student died by suicide, two teachers of a private residential school in Tamil Nadu's Kalakurichi were arrested on allegations of mental torture, the police said on Monday.

15 Jul 2022

Bombay High Court

Removal of Mangalsutra by wife causes husband mental cruelty: Court

Madras High Court has said that removal of thali (Mangalsutra) by an estranged wife would mean mental cruelty of the highest order for the husband.

11 Jul 2022


AIADMK tussle: EPS elected as party's interim general secretary

In a big win for AIADMK coordinator E Palaniswami (EPS), the Madras High Court on Monday allowed the General Council meeting of the party where EPS was elevated as the interim general secretary of the party and abolished the dual leadership structure.

TN suicide case: Supreme Court refuses to stay CBI probe

The Supreme Court of India has agreed to hear a petition filed by the Tamil Nadu Police against a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe in the suicide of a 17-year-old schoolgirl.

25 Jan 2022

Tamil Nadu

Lavanya suicide: HC issues directive to person who recorded video

The Madurai bench of the Madras High Court has asked the person, who had recorded the viral video that is at the center of the M Lavanya suicide case, to hand over his mobile phone.

Centre must ensure CBI's autonomy; release 'caged parrot': Madras HC

The Madras High Court on Tuesday said the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) should be made an autonomous body reporting only to the Prime Minister.

05 Aug 2021


After Vijay, court schools Dhanush for seeking car's tax exemption

Last month, Tamil superstar Thalapathy Vijay was lambasted by the Madras High Court for seeking an exemption on the entry tax for his Rolls-Royce Ghost car.

13 Jul 2021


'Not expected,' Madras HC tells Thalapathy Vijay for attempting tax-exemption

Tamil superstar Thalapathy Vijay had filed a writ petition in 2012, seeking exemption of Entry Tax for his luxury vehicle.

24 Jun 2021


News media firms move Madras HC over new IT rules

Digital News Publishers Association - a 13-member group of the country's biggest news media firms - has challenged the constitutional relevance of the central government's new Information Technology rules (IT Rules, 2021) in the Madras High Court.

Election Commission approaches Supreme Court over Madras HC's sharp remarks

The Election Commission has complained to the Supreme Court regarding the observations made by the Madras High Court about holding polls during a raging pandemic.

30 Apr 2021

Tamil Nadu

Election Commission moves Madras HC against 'murder charge' comment

The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Friday moved the Madras High Court seeking directions to the press to not report on oral observations made during court proceedings.

Election Commission bans victory rallies on and after May 2

Winners of the Assembly elections in four states and one Union Territory can't take out processions on May 2 — the day results will be declared — and even after that, the Election Commission said on Tuesday.

You're responsible for second coronavirus wave: HC tells Election Commission

In sharp remarks, the Madras High Court on Monday solely blamed the Election Commission for the second wave of coronavirus.

19 Feb 2021


Madras HC notice to Centre in case over Covishield side-effects

The Madras High Court on Friday issued a notice to the central government, among others, in a case pertaining to the alleged adverse reaction to the COVID-19 vaccine Covishield.

29 Dec 2020


Ilaiyaraaja refuses to visit Prasad Studios after legal spat

Despite the Madras High Court's order in the matter, music maestro Ilaiyaraaja skipped visiting the Prasad Studios in Saligramam on Monday to collect his belongings.

22 Dec 2020


Madras HC weighs in on Ilaiyaraaja vs Prasad Studios row

Amid the legal feud between legendary music composer Ilaiyaraaja and the owners of LV Prasad Studios, the Madras High Court has urged the parties to come up with a mutual solution.

TN custodial deaths: CBI reveals how father, son were tortured

Months after the father-son duo — Jayaraj and Bennix — died, CBI divulged details of the inhumane torture they were subjected to inside the Sathankulam Police station.

Supreme Court rejects petition against Patanjali's use of 'Coronil' name

The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a plea seeking to restrain Patanjali Ayurved Ltd from using the trademark 'Coronil'.

TN: Cop, accused in custodial deaths case, dies of COVID-19

In an unfortunate development, a police officer, who faced action over the custodial deaths of a father and son in police custody in June in Tamil Nadu's Thoothukudi, died of coronavirus.

Custodial deaths in Tamil Nadu: Four cops arrested, people celebrate

A small yet substantial step in the long-drawn quest for justice for the father-son duo, who were brutally murdered in police custody last month, was undertaken with the arrest of four cops.

30 Jun 2020

Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu custodial deaths: Cops allegedly harassed judicial team

A magistrate appointed by the Madras High Court to probe the deaths of a father-son duo in police custody in Tamil Nadu's Tuticorin was allegedly harassed by cops, IE reported on Tuesday.

27 Jun 2020

Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu: Father, son die in police custody, outrage follows

In Tamil Nadu, the punishment for violating the coronavirus-induced lockdown is, shockingly, death, like the heart-wrenching story of one P Jayaraj and his son J Bennix has shown.

29 May 2020


'Ponmagal Vandhal' leaked online before its premiere on Amazon Prime

Jyothika-starrer highly-anticipated Tamil movie Ponmagal Vandhal faced a huge trouble as it was leaked online even before its premiere on an OTT platform.

19 May 2020


In garb of entertainment, TikTok promotes rape, domestic violence

From being a harmless app meant for leisure, TikTok has turned into a problematic platform, one that brazenly promotes rape, domestic violence, acid attacks, and strokes religious tensions.

15 Dec 2019


Piracy strikes again! Rani Mukerji's 'Mardaani 2' leaked online

Rani Mukerji-starrer cop drama movie Mardaani 2 has become the latest victim of the seemingly unending practice of video piracy. The film was leaked online on Friday, just hours after its official theatrical release.

12 Nov 2019


Coimbatore: Woman hit by truck while avoiding AIADMK flagpole

A 30-year-old woman met with a road accident on Monday as an AIADMK flagpole allegedly fell on a highway in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.

Ayodhya case: Meet the 92-year-old lawyer who defended Lord Rama

On Saturday, the Supreme Court delivered its verdict in the long-drawn Ayodhya title dispute case.

06 Oct 2019


AIADMK-leader says "book" wind for techie's death due to banner

A 23-year-old techie died in Chennai in September after a banner of AIADMK fell on her. Her death even sparked the anger of Madras High Court which pulled up the ruling party for not keeping a check on deadly banners.

21 Sep 2019

Sanjay Dutt

'Prassthanam', 'The Zoya Factor', 'PPDKP' leaked online by Tamilrockers

Piracy giant Tamilrockers is turning out to be a menace for filmmakers these days.

21 Sep 2019

Crime Against Women

Ex-judge assaults daughter-in-law for dowry, in front of her kids

A disturbing video of domestic violence did rounds of social media late on Friday. In the CCTV footage, a woman was seen being assaulted by her husband, mother-in-law, and father-in-law.

Ram Jethmalani: A look at his most famous cases

Ram Jethmalani, widely regarded as the doyen of criminal law, passed away on Sunday at his Delhi residence. He was 95.

08 Sep 2019

Rajiv Gandhi

Eminent lawyer Ram Jethmalani passes away. He was 95

Celebrated lawyer and former Union Law Minister Ram Jethmalani passed away on Sunday morning at his Delhi residence. He was 95.

30 Aug 2019


Prabhas' 'Saaho' leaked online within hours of its release

Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor's much-talked about multilingual movie Saaho is the new release in town.

25 Jul 2019

Rajiv Gandhi

Granted parole for daughter's wedding, Rajiv Gandhi's killer leaves prison

Nalini Sriharan, who is serving a life sentence in connection to Rajiv Gandhi's assassination case, walked out of prison on Thursday.

15 Jul 2019


Hrithik Roshan's newly-released 'Super 30' leaked online by Tamilrockers

Hrithik Roshan's Super 30 opened well at the box office on July 12, and made a collection of Rs. 30.02 crore in two days.

12 Jul 2019

Tamil Nadu

24-year-old man drowns while shooting TikTok video in Hyderabad lake

A 24-year-old man from Hyderabad died recently while shooting a video on the famous video app, TikTok.

11 Jul 2019

Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu: Government to provide free shoes, socks to students

Tamil Nadu government has decided to distribute free shoes and socks from next year to all government students from Classes VI to XII.

05 Jul 2019


Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Convict Nalini Sriharan granted one-month parole

The Madras High Court on Friday granted a one-month ordinary leave to Nalini Sriharan, one of the seven convicts in former PM Rajiv Gandhi's assassination case, to make arrangements for the wedding of her daughter who lives in London.

19 Jun 2019

Tamil Nadu

Hostels shut, offices struggling: Water crisis cripples life in Chennai

In the wake of delayed monsoons and grueling heat, a severe water crisis has plagued Chennai. All four reservoirs that supply the city with water- including the Chembarambakkam lake, Chennai's largest source of drinking water- have turned dry.

14 Jun 2019

Tamil Nadu

TN: Husband scolds wife for using TikTok, she commits suicide

In a bizarre incident, a 24-year-old woman from Tamil Nadu committed suicide on Thursday after her husband expressed his disapproval with her TikTok obsession.

06 Jun 2019


Salman Khan's 'Bharat' leaked online by Tamilrockers

The latest target of piracy is the much-anticipated Eid flick, Bharat.

30 Apr 2019


L-G Kiran Bedi can't interfere in Puducherry government's activities: HC

Handing over a major setback to Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi, Madras High Court on Tuesday said she can't act independently and neither can she interfere in day-to-day activities of the government.

27 Apr 2019

Tamil Nadu

Age of consent should be reduced to 16: Madras HC

On Friday, Madras High Court suggested that age of consent should be reduced from the current 18 years to 16 and that consensual teenage relationships should remain outside the purview of draconian POCSO Act.

24 Apr 2019


Ban lifted from TikTok, users can download it again

The Madras High Court has lifted the interim ban on the Chinese app, TikTok, on April 24, subject to certain conditions.

17 Apr 2019


#TechBytes: 5 apps you can use in place of TikTok

TikTok, teenagers' favorite video-sharing app, has been taken down from Google Play Store over 'pornography' concerns.

16 Apr 2019


Delhi: Teen 'shot dead by friend' while making TikTok video

In a shocking incident, a 19-year-old man, Salman, was allegedly shot dead by one of his friends while shooting a video for mobile app, TikTok.

Petition in SC challenges Madras HC order to ban TikTok

A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court against the Madras High Court's interim order calling for a ban on downloading the famous media app, TikTok.

04 Apr 2019


Madras HC asks Centre to ban TikTok over pornographic content

The Madras High Court yesterday asked the Centre to put a ban on the famous app, TikTok, saying that it encourages pornographic content.

22 Mar 2019

Akshay Kumar

TamilRockers at it again! Leak Akshay's 'Kesari' in HD quality

Akshay Kumar was beaming with pride after his recent release Kesari opened to rave reviews from audience and critics.

TN: Teacher accused in 'sex for degrees' case granted bail

The Madras High Court has granted conditional bail to a woman assistant professor, Nirmala Devi, accused in the sensational "sex for degrees" case, arrested 11 months ago.

SC sets aside NGT order; Sterlite plant to remain closed

In a big win for the Tamil Nadu government, the Supreme Court, on Monday, refused to allow the re-opening of Vedanta's Sterlite copper smelter in Thoothukudi.

15 Feb 2019

Ranveer Singh

Ranveer Singh-Alia Bhatt's 'Gully Boy' leaked online by Tamilrockers

Is there a way to curb piracy? This question is bothering filmmakers these days as piracy is impacting the business of every new release.

Madras HC issues notice to Center on 10% EWS quota

Just days after Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) organizing secretary RS Bharathi filed a writ petition challenging the recently-approved 10% economically weak section (EWS) quota for the general category, the Madras High Court, on Monday, issued a notice to the Center about the same.

08 Jan 2019

Delhi High Court

Delhi HC refuses to vacate stay on medicines' online sale

The Delhi High Court today refused to vacate the stay on sale of drugs and prescription medicines by online pharmacies.

19 Dec 2018


Madras HC restrains parties from erecting digital banners on roadsides

The Madras High Court today restrained political parties from erecting digital banners on roadsides across Tamil Nadu till further orders.

18 Dec 2018

Tamil Nadu

Plastic manufacturers move Madras HC against government's plastic ban order

The Tamil Nadu Plastics Manufacturer's Association (TNPMA) moved the Madras High Court today seeking to quash a government order banning plastic, which would come into effect on January 1.

15 Dec 2018

Tamil Nadu

Salem-Chennai Expressway plan has 89% takers, says K Palaniswami

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami today said the land acquisition proceedings for the Salem-Chennai Expressway project was not opposed by as many as 89% of the people.

01 Dec 2018


HC issues notice to Railway Employees Cooperative Credit Society's head

A petition was filed in the Madras High Court seeking the removal of Railway Unionist N Kanniah, alleging he was "illegally" occupying the post of chairman of Railway Employees Cooperative Credit Society (ECCS)Ltd for the past 20 years.

30 Nov 2018

Tamil Nadu

Madras HC stays defamation case proceedings against DMK chief Stalin

The Madras High Court has stayed proceedings in a criminal defamation case against DMK president M K Stalin over certain remarks made by him against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami in September.

29 Nov 2018


Rajinikanth's '2.0' movie leaked hours after its release

Rajinikanth's hyped movie 2.0 has hit the theaters today, to the great joy and excitement of fans.

23 Nov 2018

Tamil Nadu

Free rice is making people lazy, notes Madras HC

The Madras High Court has observed that only BPL families should get free PDS rice, and the scheme being applicable to all was making people lazy.

15 Nov 2018

Vidya Balan

42 cable, net service providers restrained from showing Tamil film

The Madras HC yesterday restrained 42 cable and Internet service providers from screening the Tamil film 'Kaatrin Mozhi' scheduled to be released on November 16, on a suit filed by the producer, Creative Entertainers.

31 Oct 2018


TN: Disqualified MLAs asked to vacate hostel rooms, pay rent

Post the disqualification of 18 AIADMK legislators, their rooms at the MLA Hostel in Chennai have been sealed and the individuals asked to settle pending dues.

27 Oct 2018

Tamil Nadu

Dreams of those who wanted to break AIADMK shattered: Palaniswami

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami has said the dreams of those who tried to break the AIADMK and come to power have been shattered following the Madras High Court verdict upholding the disqualification of 18 MLAs.

Win for EPS, Madras-HC upholds disqualification of 18 rebel MLAs

In a major relief to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palaniswami, the Madras High Court on Thursday upheld the disqualification of 18 rebel MLAs, loyal to the Sasikala-Dhinakaran faction of AIADMK.

23 Sep 2018


IRDAI hikes insurance cover for motor owner-driver to Rs. 15L

All car and bike owners will now get a personal accident cover of Rs. 15 lakh for an annual premium of Rs. 750 as the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has raised the minimum insurance cover.

TN: Lok Adalats settle over 70,000 cases on single day

National Lok Adalats held in Tamil Nadu disposed of over 40,000 pending and more than 30,000 pre-litigation cases on Saturday.

Gutkha-scam: CBI raids homes of TN's former Health Minister, DGP

In relation to the multi-crore gutkha scam, the CBI on Wednesday raided homes of affluent personalities in Chennai. Nearly 40 places were searched by the CBI.

Why hasn't Center thought of supplying GPS to fishermen: HC

The Madras High Court has directed the Center to file an affidavit explaining the steps taken by it to prevent Indian fishermen from crossing the international maritime boundary line and enter the Lankan waters.