Articles about Madras High Court

Madras HC dismisses petitions against memorials at Marina Beach

08 Aug 2018

Madras HC dismisses petitions against memorials at Marina Beach

The Madras HC has dismissed several petitions challenging the construction of memorials at Marina Beach, while hearing DMK's petition on its party chief Karunanidhi's burial.

Madras HC conducts emergency hearing on Karunanidhi's burial space

07 Aug 2018

Madras HC conducts emergency hearing on Karunanidhi's burial space

The Madras HC is conducting an emergency hearing on a petition by the DMK, which has challenged the TN government's refusal to let its party chief Karunanidhi be buried next to CN Annadurai's memorial at Marina Beach.

Karunanidhi denied Marina beach burial, violence erupts

07 Aug 2018

Karunanidhi denied Marina beach burial, violence erupts

The late DMK chief, M Karunanidhi will not be buried at Marina beach alongside top Dravidian leaders, said the Tamil Nadu government.

For first-time in history, Supreme Court will have three women-judges

07 Aug 2018

For first-time in history, Supreme Court will have three women-judges

With the swearing-in of Justice Indira Banerjee, the Supreme Court will, for the first time in its history, have three sitting women judges.

Justice Geeta Mittal becomes first woman Chief Justice of J&K-HC

04 Aug 2018

Justice Geeta Mittal becomes first woman Chief Justice of J&K-HC

Justice Geeta Mittal was today appointed as the Chief Justice of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court, becoming the first woman judge in the history to head it, according to the law ministry notifications.

CBSE moves HC against order mandating NCERT books for schools

25 Jul 2018

CBSE moves HC against order mandating NCERT books for schools

The CBSE has filed an appeal in Madras High Court challenging a single judge order mandating schools affiliated to CBSE to adhere to NCERT prescribed syllabus and books alone.

'Jayalalithaa was never pregnant': TN government denies claims by 'daughter'

25 Jul 2018

'Jayalalithaa was never pregnant': TN government denies claims by 'daughter'

The Tamil Nadu government told Madras High Court on Tuesday that the deceased Chief Minister of the state, Jayalalithaa, was never pregnant in her life.

Tamil Nadu gets 24-hour helpline for protection of inter-caste couples

20 Jul 2018

Tamil Nadu gets 24-hour helpline for protection of inter-caste couples

The Tamil Nadu government has informed the Madras High Court that a 24-hour helpline has been set up to investigate issues faced by inter-caste couples and offer them necessary assistance and protection.

Chennai: Madras-HC orders counseling for minor rape victim within 24hrs

19 Jul 2018

Chennai: Madras-HC orders counseling for minor rape victim within 24hrs

The Madras HC yesterday directed the District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) to provide counseling within 24 hours to an 11-year-old hearing-impaired girl, who was allegedly sexually assaulted by 17 men in Chennai.

Select candidates who followed original-instructions in JEE-Advanced: Madras-HC to IIT-Kanpur

05 Jul 2018

Select candidates who followed original-instructions in JEE-Advanced: Madras-HC to IIT-Kanpur

Madras High Court has directed IIT-Kanpur to select only those candidates who had followed original instructions given by the institute during the JEE Advanced exam held on May 20 this year.

'Why can't police be given a day's off?' asks Madras-HC

04 Jul 2018

'Why can't police be given a day's off?' asks Madras-HC

Madras High Court said the Tamil Nadu government should consider giving policemen a day's holiday in a week like every government servant is entitled to so that they too can spend time with their families.

SC to hear on plea of 18 disqualified AIADMK MLAs

25 Jun 2018

SC to hear on plea of 18 disqualified AIADMK MLAs

The Supreme Court today agreed to hear a plea on June 27 filed by 18 disqualified AIADMK MLAs seeking transfer of their case from the Madras High Court to the apex court after the split verdict by the High Court on June 14.

Madras-HC makes Aadhaar card compulsory for MBBS counselling in TN

23 Jun 2018

Madras-HC makes Aadhaar card compulsory for MBBS counselling in TN

The Madras HC today made it clear that Aadhaar card and its photocopy are compulsory during counseling to medical admissions in Tamil Nadu.

Madras-HC angry at govt over solar fences in reserve forest

22 Jun 2018

Madras-HC angry at govt over solar fences in reserve forest

Madras HC reprimanded PWD and Forest department for allowing encroachers to put up solar-fences in the reserved forest and water-spread area in Tamil Nadu's Erode and Coimbatore districts and directed the forest department to take immediate steps to remove them.

Vedanta: Sulphuric acid leak in Thoothukudi is severe

20 Jun 2018

Vedanta: Sulphuric acid leak in Thoothukudi is severe

In a petition to the Madras High Court, Vedanta Ltd. has said that a sulphuric acid leak at its Sterlite copper plant in Tamil Nadu's Thoothukudi, which was initially reported as minor, is severe and could have potentially disastrous consequences for people, as well as the environment.

6 held for violence in Tuticorin anti-Sterlite-protests detained under NSA

12 Jun 2018

6 held for violence in Tuticorin anti-Sterlite-protests detained under NSA

The six people arrested on May 22 for their alleged involvement in the violence during anti-Sterlite protests in Tuticorin (TN) last month were yesterday detained under the National Security Act (NSA), police said.

SC refuses to stall the release of Rajinikanth's 'Kaala'

06 Jun 2018

SC refuses to stall the release of Rajinikanth's 'Kaala'

The Supreme Court today refused to stall the release of Rajinikanth-starrer 'Kaala' which is scheduled to hit theatres tomorrow.

Sterlite violence: 'Police shot agitators to safeguard themselves,' says CM

24 May 2018

Sterlite violence: 'Police shot agitators to safeguard themselves,' says CM

A fresh controversy erupted today when TN CM E Palaniswami defended police-firing on protesters, saying they were "defend(ing) and safeguard(ing) themselves."

Sterlite protest: Madras HC stays construction of new copper plant

23 May 2018

Sterlite protest: Madras HC stays construction of new copper plant

On Tuesday, at least 9 people were killed in a protest in Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu, after police opened fire on the protesters who were demanding the closure of the Sterlite copper plant run by UK-based Vendanta Resources.

PIL filed against publishing board exam results in media

09 May 2018

PIL filed against publishing board exam results in media

Citing incidents of students committing suicide over failure to clear board exams, a PIL has been filed in the Madras High Court seeking handing over of results to parents directly instead of publishing them on websites and in newspapers.

Madras HC allows 14-year-old rape victim to terminate pregnancy

05 May 2018

Madras HC allows 14-year-old rape victim to terminate pregnancy

The Madras High Court has allowed the termination of pregnancy of a 14-year-old girl, who was allegedly raped 5-months ago by a man known to her.

Madras HC slams practice of awarding grace-marks to medical students

01 May 2018

Madras HC slams practice of awarding grace-marks to medical students

The Madras High Court has come down on the practice of awarding grace marks to medical students who fail to clear certain subjects.

Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: HC rejects convict's plea for release

27 Apr 2018

Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: HC rejects convict's plea for release

The Madras High Court on Friday rejected the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case convict Nalini's plea for premature release.

Cauvery issue: Tamil outfit TVK warns of intensifying protests

16 Apr 2018

Cauvery issue: Tamil outfit TVK warns of intensifying protests

After leading anti-IPL protests in the backdrop of the Cauvery issue last week, pro-Tamil outfit Tamizhaga Vazhvurimai Katchi (TVK) today warned of intensifying its agitation, including holding protests at the Marina.

IPL-2018: Madras HC issues notices to Centre, BCCI over PIL

04 Apr 2018

IPL-2018: Madras HC issues notices to Centre, BCCI over PIL

The Madras High Court has issued notices to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the Central government based on a PIL filed by IPS officer G Sampath Kumar.

Don't meddle with traffic even for dignitaries: Madras High Court

08 Mar 2018

Don't meddle with traffic even for dignitaries: Madras High Court

The road traffic should not be stopped for the movement of dignitaries, including state Governor, Chief Minister, and Chief Justice, ruled the first bench of Madras High Court.

Gutkha scam: Secret letter to Jayalalithaa recovered from Sasikala's room

13 Jan 2018

Gutkha scam: Secret letter to Jayalalithaa recovered from Sasikala's room

In a startling revelation, Income Tax Department told the Madras HC that a secret letter, regarding the multi-crore gutkha scam, sent to late Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa on 2 Sep'16 was found in Sasikala's room in Veda Nilayam at Poes Garden.

TN: Madras HC questions Speaker about non-action against OPS

04 Oct 2017

TN: Madras HC questions Speaker about non-action against OPS

The Madras HC, while hearing the petition of DMK and 18 disqualified AIADMK MLAs from TTV Dhinakaran's camp regarding the latter's disqualification from the Legislative Assembly, questioned Speaker P Dhanapal as to why no action was taken against Deputy CM O Panneerselvam (OPS) when he voted against the E Palaniswamy (EPS) government in the February confidence vote.

TN political instability continues: Madras HC stays floor test

20 Sep 2017

TN political instability continues: Madras HC stays floor test

Madras HC has adjourned the 18 MLAs disqualification case to October 4.

Madras HC makes Vande Mataram in schools, offices mandatory

25 Jul 2017

Madras HC makes Vande Mataram in schools, offices mandatory

As the SC awaits the Centre's response on making singing of Vande Mataram compulsory in schools, the Madras HC has already reached a decision.

Medical Council tells NEET students to beware of fraudsters

19 Jul 2017

Medical Council tells NEET students to beware of fraudsters

With NEET counseling nearing, touts have begun flooding the market with messages claiming that they could get a 'back door entry' for students to medical colleges without the counseling.

SC allows CBSE to declare NEET results

12 Jun 2017

SC allows CBSE to declare NEET results

The SC has lifted a Madras HC order, allowing CBSE to declare the results of NEET 2017, which decide admission into MBBS and BDS.

Contempt of court- SC denies relief to Justice Karnan

07 Jun 2017

Contempt of court- SC denies relief to Justice Karnan

The SC has denied relief to Justice CS Karnan, who has been sentenced to six-month imprisonment for contempt of court.

Madras HC orders CBSE to halt NEET evaluations

25 May 2017

Madras HC orders CBSE to halt NEET evaluations

The Madras High Court has passed an order that stays all further proceedings including evaluation, and publishing of results of the NEET exam for MBBS and BDS admissions.

CS Karnan moves SC to recall 'illegal' jail order

12 May 2017

CS Karnan moves SC to recall 'illegal' jail order

After being charged with contempt of court on Tuesday, Calcutta HC judge Justice CS Karnan moved the Supreme Court to recall the 9th May order, saying it was "illegal."

SC sentences Justice Karnan to 6 months in prison

09 May 2017

SC sentences Justice Karnan to 6 months in prison

Taking suo moto cognizance of several letters written by Justice Karnan against judges in the Madras HC and the SC, the SC held him guilty of contempt of court.

TN farmers at Jantar Mantar to now consume urine, feces

22 Apr 2017

TN farmers at Jantar Mantar to now consume urine, feces

Taking the bizarreness of their protests up a notch, Tamil Nadu farmers at Jantar Mantar have vowed to consume their urine on April 22. If the Centre still doesn't pay attention, they will eat human feces the next day.

Dhanush wins paternity case against couple claiming to be parents

21 Apr 2017

Dhanush wins paternity case against couple claiming to be parents

Actor Dhanush won a case against a couple who demanded a monthly maintenance of Rs. 65,000 after claiming that they were his parents.

Man in Modi mask flogs TN farmers in new protest

19 Apr 2017

Man in Modi mask flogs TN farmers in new protest

In the latest form of protest, farmers from Tamil Nadu who have gathered at Jantar Mantar are now being flogged by a man in a Narendra Modi's mask. The move meant to depict the Centre's insensitivity to their plight.

Dhanush paternity case: Madras HC reserves judgement

12 Apr 2017

Dhanush paternity case: Madras HC reserves judgement

The Madras HC reserved its order on a petition by actor Dhanush seeking quashing of a couple's lawsuit claiming to be his parents.