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Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) chief Kamal Haasan will contest in the assembly elections due in early 2021 and losing the ‘battery-torch’ could be a setback for the party which has campaigned with this symbol.(PTI PHOTO.)

Kamal Haasan’s party MNM moves Madras HC, seeks battery-torch symbol

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Divya Chandrababu
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2020 09:35 PM IST
MNM was allotted the battery-torch symbol only for Puducherry and failed to get it for Tamil Nadu. In the state, the symbol went to MGR Makkal Katchi for all 234 assembly constituencies.
Indian Institute of Technology Madras at Chennai.(File photo)
Indian Institute of Technology Madras at Chennai.(File photo)

IIT Madras placements begin on high note, 123 offers made on Day 1

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2020 09:29 AM IST
While the process was completely online, it has registered more placements than any of the preceding academic years
Pa Ranjith with Arya during the filming of Salpetta.
Pa Ranjith with Arya during the filming of Salpetta.

First look of Pa Ranjith’s upcoming Tamil boxing drama Salpetta to be released this week

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Haricharan Pudipeddi
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2020 03:24 PM IST
Tamil boxing drama Salpetta will shine the spotlight on boxing clubs in north Chennai. Arya plays a boxer from a backward community.
Pa Panjith’s Salpetta is set in north Chennai, like many of his previous films.
Pa Panjith’s Salpetta is set in north Chennai, like many of his previous films.

Pa Ranjith’s Salpetta shoot wrapped up, team teases with a working still

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Karthik Kumar
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2020 03:40 PM IST
Pa Ranjith’s upcoming Tamil sports drama Salpetta has wrapped up its shoot. The film, based in north Chennai and starring Arya in the lead role, tells the story of the boxing clubs of the area.
Madras University Arrear exam results 2020.(Screengrab)
Madras University Arrear exam results 2020.(Screengrab)

Madras University Arrear exam results 2020 declared at unom.ac.in, here’s direct link to check

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2020 06:25 PM IST
Madras University Arrear exam results 2020: Students who have appeared in the Madras University Arrear examination can check and download their result online at unom.ac.in.
Actor John Abraham started his career as a model, and then made it as a successful Bollywood actor and producer.
Actor John Abraham started his career as a model, and then made it as a successful Bollywood actor and producer.

John Abraham: I don’t subscribe to the terms ‘insider outsider’, this is your Twitter trending culture

Hindustan Times | By Rishabh Suri
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2020 05:41 PM IST
Actor John Abraham says everyone, both insiders and outsiders, have their ‘battles to fight’, one can either complain about it, or do their job.
A security guard stands in front of the main gate of Sterlite Industries Ltd's copper plant in Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu.(Reuters File Photo)
A security guard stands in front of the main gate of Sterlite Industries Ltd's copper plant in Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu.(Reuters File Photo)

HC rejects Vedanta plea to reopen Sterlite plant in Tamil Nadu

Mint, Bengaluru | By Sharan Poovanna
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2020 06:49 AM IST
The Sterlite verdict is likely to have far-reaching consequences on the fate of similar establishments across the country and bolster the fight of green activists for stricter compliance with environmental laws.
Villagers stage a protest in solidarity with custodial death victims, at Sathankulam in Tuticorin district, Sunday, June 28, 2020.(PTI)
Villagers stage a protest in solidarity with custodial death victims, at Sathankulam in Tuticorin district, Sunday, June 28, 2020.(PTI)

Tuticorin custodial death: Madras HC directs police to provide protection to eyewitness

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Divya Chandrababu
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2020 06:01 PM IST
The HC bench spoke to the eyewitness, a head constable of Sathankulam police station.She testified on record that the father and son were beaten through the night on June 19. However, she sought anonymity as she was concerned about the repercussions she may face due to her testimony.
. On Monday, the state formally asked the CBI to take over the probe in the controversial case that sparked nationwide outrage.
. On Monday, the state formally asked the CBI to take over the probe in the controversial case that sparked nationwide outrage.

Madras HC paves way for murder charge in custodial deaths

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Divya Chandrababu
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2020 01:15 AM IST
The court also handed over the probe to the state’s criminal investigation department (CB-CID), fearing that evidence may disappear by the time the Central Bureau of Investigation took over the case.
The nephew and niece of late Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa are entitled to succeed to the estate of their aunt, the Madras High Court ruled on Friday.(PTI File Photo)
The nephew and niece of late Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa are entitled to succeed to the estate of their aunt, the Madras High Court ruled on Friday.(PTI File Photo)

Madras HC declares Jayalalithaa’s nephew and niece as her legal heir

Chennai | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2020 09:03 AM IST
With regard to self acquisitions of Jayalalithaa, the petitioner and the respondent are the legal heirs as per Section 15(1)(d) of the Hindu Succession Act,1956.
Karthi is well known for his performances in films like Pa Ranjth’s Madras.
Karthi is well known for his performances in films like Pa Ranjth’s Madras.

Happy birthday Karthi: Here are five career-best performances of the actor

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Karthik Kumar
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2020 08:07 AM IST
Happy birthday Karthi: This younger brother of actor Suriya is not known to be a typical Tamil film hero. With these five films, however, he proved his mettle as an actor.
The cabinet met on May 2 and discussed ways in which activities can resume in the state under the guildelines offered by the union ministry of home affairs.(AFP)
The cabinet met on May 2 and discussed ways in which activities can resume in the state under the guildelines offered by the union ministry of home affairs.(AFP)

Tamil Nadu to ease lockdown restrictions in Chennai, other parts from May 11

Hindustan Times, Chennai/New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2020 06:13 PM IST
The state, which recorded 600 new cases on Friday, taking the total number of Covid-19 cases to 6009, has been hit by yet another spike in cases after a vegetable and fruit wholesale market in Chennai was declared as a hotspot.

Liquor to be sold only through online or door delivery, orders Madras HC

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2020 09:00 PM IST
Six hundred new Covid-19 positive cases, including 399 in Chennai, were reported in the state today, said state health minister C Vijayabaskar.
In India, the first May Day was celebrated in Madras (now known as Chennai) by the Labour Kisan Party of Hindustan on May 1, 1923.(Unsplash)
In India, the first May Day was celebrated in Madras (now known as Chennai) by the Labour Kisan Party of Hindustan on May 1, 1923.(Unsplash)

International Labour Day 2020: Why we celebrate May Day

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2020 06:58 AM IST
International Labour Day is an official public holiday all over the world in various countries. It is observed every year to pay tribute to the contribution of workers across the world.
A file photo of Madras high court.(PTI)
A file photo of Madras high court.(PTI)

TNUSRB Recruitment: Madras HC orders interim stay on recruitments for 8,000 posts

Chennai | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2020 05:16 PM IST
The Madras High Court has ordered an interim stay on the recruitments for 8,000 posts by the TNUSRB on a plea of 15 people seeking a CBI probe into the alleged malpractices in the selection process.
Arya’s transformation for Pa Ranjith’s next.
Arya’s transformation for Pa Ranjith’s next.

Arya teases with glimpse of ripped look for Pa Ranjith’s next film, see pics

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Karthik Kumar
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2020 01:32 PM IST
Arya has undergone a huge transformation for his upcoming film with Pa Ranjith. See his pictures here.
The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) faculty are offering affordable courses on data science through their platform ‘PadhAI’, it said on Tuesday.(PTI)
The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) faculty are offering affordable courses on data science through their platform ‘PadhAI’, it said on Tuesday.(PTI)

IIT Madras offers data science courses at affordable costs

Chennai | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2020 03:19 PM IST
The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) faculty are offering affordable courses on data science through their platform ‘PadhAI’, it said on Tuesday.
The Nation’s elected leaders at work on the constitution which free India should have been appearing in the picture are BR Ambedkar, Sarat Chandra Bose, Vallabhbhai Patel, BG Kher, Kanaiyalal Maneklal Munshi and Frank Anthony(HT Photo/ Archive)
The Nation’s elected leaders at work on the constitution which free India should have been appearing in the picture are BR Ambedkar, Sarat Chandra Bose, Vallabhbhai Patel, BG Kher, Kanaiyalal Maneklal Munshi and Frank Anthony(HT Photo/ Archive)

Safeguarding free speech from threats is important |Opinion

By Madhavi Goradia Divan
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2020 06:37 AM IST
REASONABLE RESTRICTIONS: The enumeration of specific subjects in Article 19(2), on which the freedom of speech could be restricted, kept a check on excessive inroads into the right.
Tamil Nadu, Jan 24 (ANI): A statue of Dravidar Kazhagam founder Periyar vandalized by miscreants, in Chengalpattu on Friday. The face and hand of the statue have been damaged. (ANI Photo)
Tamil Nadu, Jan 24 (ANI): A statue of Dravidar Kazhagam founder Periyar vandalized by miscreants, in Chengalpattu on Friday. The face and hand of the statue have been damaged. (ANI Photo)

Amid furore, Periyar statue vandalised in TN

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By MC Rajan
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2020 11:58 PM IST
Police said the face and hand of the statue, erected at the main thoroughfare, were found damaged early in the morning. Police later covered it with a piece of cloth.
BJP national secretary H Raja is known for his acerbic comments .(TWITTER.)
BJP national secretary H Raja is known for his acerbic comments .(TWITTER.)

Madras HC directs police to file charge sheet against BJP’s H Raja for abusing judiciary

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By MC Rajan
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2020 07:51 PM IST
The judge directed the Thirumayam police in Pudukottai district to complete the investigation and file the charge sheet before the appropriate trial court within two months.
Eleven of 15 women members of Constituent Assembly(special arrangement/meera velayudhan)
Eleven of 15 women members of Constituent Assembly(special arrangement/meera velayudhan)

15 remarkable women who helped shape India’s future

Hindustan Times | By Dhamini Ratnam and Dhrubo Jyoti
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2020 05:44 PM IST
The demand for a body to form the Constitution was an old one but the absence of universal adult suffrage meant that the representation of marginalised groups, especially women, was low.
RSS workers participate in path-sanchalan (route march) in West Bengal in June 2019.(PTI File Photo)
RSS workers participate in path-sanchalan (route march) in West Bengal in June 2019.(PTI File Photo)

Will omit sections on RSS from book, Tamil Nadu government tells HC

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 13, 2020 06:31 AM IST
Tamil Nadu BJP unit has also demanded the TN government to inquire into this matter as how the subject has come into the syllabus.
As the senior leaders held placards against CAA and the workers shouted slogans against the contentious act while marching.(ANI/ Twitter)
As the senior leaders held placards against CAA and the workers shouted slogans against the contentious act while marching.(ANI/ Twitter)

DMK, allies hold massive anti-CAA rally in Chennai

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By MC Rajan
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2019 02:40 PM IST
The DMK’s rally had the support of its allies including the Congress, MDMK, VCK, besides pro-Tamil groups. The parties started a march of about two kilometers, after the Madras HC gave it a go ahead.
Kamal Haasan.
Kamal Haasan.

Madras varsity students to protest throughout night, Kamal Haasan visits

Chennai | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON DEC 18, 2019 07:27 PM IST
MNM founder Kamal Haasan was not allowed inside the varsity campus. He spoke to the students standing outside the gate.
Justice MS Ramesh of the Madras High Court directed the Coimbatore District Collector to de-seal the service apartment within two days of receiving the court order.(PTI PHOTO.)
Justice MS Ramesh of the Madras High Court directed the Coimbatore District Collector to de-seal the service apartment within two days of receiving the court order.(PTI PHOTO.)

Unmarried couple staying in a hotel neither illegal nor criminal: Madras HC

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By MC Rajan
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2019 11:18 PM IST
The Judge said the extreme step of sealing the service apartment of a popular chain of budget hotels appeared to have been taken following news circulated on social media that the apartment complex was being used for short stays.
Madras High Court.(HT file)
Madras High Court.(HT file)

NEET has benefited only students who spend lakhs on coaching classes, says Madras HC

Chennai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2019 02:50 PM IST
The court noted that the government stated that only 48 students got medical seats without attending coaching classes, whereas 3,033 secured admission to government colleges after going to coaching classes.
the University Grants Commission (UGC), is set to introduce regulations to curb the practice of charging capitation fee(Photo-Diwakar Prasad – Hindustan Times)(Representative Image)
the University Grants Commission (UGC), is set to introduce regulations to curb the practice of charging capitation fee(Photo-Diwakar Prasad – Hindustan Times)(Representative Image)

UGC plans penalty to check capitation fee

New Delhi | By Amandeep Shukla
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2019 12:28 AM IST
Capitation fee refers to the amount charged in cash or kind in excess of the prescribed or approved fees to grant admission to someone who may not otherwise be deserving a seat .
Indian Institute of Technology Madras.(HT file)
Indian Institute of Technology Madras.(HT file)

IIT Madras team develops simple technique to produce graphene platelets

Chennai | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON OCT 24, 2019 06:09 PM IST
Graphene -- an allotrope to use the technical term -- is a form of carbon that shot into fame in 2010 through the Nobel Prize it earned for Sir Andre Geim and Sir Kostya Novoselov of the University of Manchester.
New Delhi, India, July 24, 2013 :: Employees mark their attendance through Aadhaar based System in the Planning Commission. The system is installed at the enters of the main Yojana Bhawan building on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 (Photo by /Hindustan Times) story pics for Chetan Chauhan(Vipin Kumar/ HT Photo)
New Delhi, India, July 24, 2013 :: Employees mark their attendance through Aadhaar based System in the Planning Commission. The system is installed at the enters of the main Yojana Bhawan building on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 (Photo by /Hindustan Times) story pics for Chetan Chauhan(Vipin Kumar/ HT Photo)

Supreme Court rejects plea to link Aadhaar to social media accounts, says let Madras HC decide

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2019 06:44 PM IST
The top court said that the Madras High Court is hearing it and every matter doesn’t need to come to the Supreme Court.
Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT) at Chennai.(PTI file)
Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT) at Chennai.(PTI file)

IIT Madras develops drones for disaster relief, surveillance

Chennai | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON OCT 09, 2019 04:58 PM IST
In a statement Indian Institute of Technology, Madras said its students have developed an ‘Eye in the Sky’ disaster management and humanitarian aid services.
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