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In its order, the bench has also asked the Centre to respond on whether the number of CBI officers should be increased since there is always a clamour for CBI investigation in serious cases.(PTI file photo)

Madras HC raises querieson the CBI’s state of affairs

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Divya Chandrababu
PUBLISHED ON DEC 09, 2020 08:04 AM IST
The issue came up when the bench of justices N Kirubakaran and B Pugalendhi was hearing another case by the Economic Offences Wing of the state police seeking transfer of investigation into the failure to return 300 crore in deposits from the crime branch to CBI.
Madras high court.
Madras high court.

Denied permission to BJP’s Vetrivel Yatra because of Covid-19, Tamil Nadu govt tells HC

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Divya Chandrababu
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2020 05:09 PM IST
The BJP’s yatra aims to cover TN, starting from Tiruttani and concluding in Thiruchendur, including nine temples of chief Tamil deity Lord Murugan in the party’s attempt to consolidate its Hindu vote bank ahead of the assembly polls, which are slated to be held in April-May next year
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.
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.
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.
A file photo of Madras high court. (Photo: PTI)
A file photo of Madras high court. (Photo: PTI)

Social media companies can’t escape responsibility for spread of fake news: Madras HC

Hindustan Times, | By MC Rajan
PUBLISHED ON SEP 20, 2019 07:21 PM IST
A division bench of Justices M Sathyanarayanan and N Seshasayee made it clear that after providing a platform for people to post their views and share messages, these companies cannot abdicate their responsibility for the spread of incorrect and defamatory information or fake news.
Nalini Sriharan, one of the seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case,was released from prison in Vellore on a 30-day parole on July 25 to make preparations for her daughter's wedding.(PTI)
Nalini Sriharan, one of the seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case,was released from prison in Vellore on a 30-day parole on July 25 to make preparations for her daughter's wedding.(PTI)

Madras HC rejects Rajiv Gandhi assassination convict Nalini’s plea to extend parole

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2019 07:02 PM IST
Nalini Sriharan is on parole since July 25 for making wedding arrangements for her daughter S Harithra who is based in the UK.
The usually busy Madras HC campus wore a deserted look with the nearly 18,000 advocates, practicing at the HC and subordinate courts in the campus staying away from work.(ANI PHOTO.)
The usually busy Madras HC campus wore a deserted look with the nearly 18,000 advocates, practicing at the HC and subordinate courts in the campus staying away from work.(ANI PHOTO.)

Protesting Tahilramani’s transfer, Madras HC advocates boycott court

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By MC Rajan
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2019 08:39 PM IST
The legal fraternity practicing at the Madurai Bench of Madras HC and the district courts and other judicial fora, joined their colleagues at the principal seat of the HC, bringing court proceedings across the state to a grinding halt. But for government advocates, no one turned up in the courts.
The high court also asked the district authorities to submit what future course of action they proposed to take over this incident.(HT image)
The high court also asked the district authorities to submit what future course of action they proposed to take over this incident.(HT image)

Madras HC slams move on Dalit crematorium

Chennai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2019 08:31 AM IST
The high court had taken suo motu cognisance of the matter in the wake of a video, in which the body of a Dalit man being lowered from a bridge over the Palar river for cremation, was widely circulated on social media on August 17.
(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Post- graduates applying for Group D posts will hit efficiency: Madras HC

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2019 04:12 PM IST
It cited that degree holders were recently appointed as sweepers in the high court services and the court was unable to extract work efficiently for better administration.If over-qualified candidates are appointed to perform Group-4 services, undoubtedly the efficiency level in public administration would be hit, Justice S M Subramaniam said.
A file photo of Madras high court. (Photo: PTI)(PTI Photo)
A file photo of Madras high court. (Photo: PTI)(PTI Photo)

‘Overqualification is disqualification for job’: Madras HC

Chennai | By M Manikandan
PUBLISHED ON JUL 11, 2019 11:52 PM IST
Engineering graduates Lakshmi Prabha and M Sakkaraichamy had filed the petitions against the Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) and Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) over rejections.
The Madras High Court on April 30 said Puducherry’s Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi cannot interfere with the daily functioning of the government in the Union Territory.(Hindustan Times)
The Madras High Court on April 30 said Puducherry’s Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi cannot interfere with the daily functioning of the government in the Union Territory.(Hindustan Times)

The Madras HC ruling is a respite for Puducherry

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 01, 2019 06:40 PM IST
Over the years, the office of the governor and L-G has become more and more politicised with the ruling dispensation of the day using the governor it has appointed to destabilise opposition governments.
The court said that “Bedi does not have to power to call for files and give orders to the officials”, news agency IANS reported.
The court said that “Bedi does not have to power to call for files and give orders to the officials”, news agency IANS reported.

Lt Governor Kiran Bedi can’t interfere with Puducherry govt: Madras HC

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2019 12:17 AM IST
Kiran Bedi has been engaged in a running feud with Puducherry chief Minister V Narayansamy since she assumed office in May 2016.
The top court had earlier refused to intervene with the Madras HC order that directed the Centre to ban the TikTok app over concerns about access to pornographic content through it.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT FILE PHOTO)
The top court had earlier refused to intervene with the Madras HC order that directed the Centre to ban the TikTok app over concerns about access to pornographic content through it.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT FILE PHOTO)

Supreme Court asks Madras HC to decide plea on TikTok

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2019 11:39 PM IST
Chinese company ByteDance, which owns the mobile app, approached the top court against the high court order. It told the top court that there were over billion downloads of the app and that the HC issued the order ex-parte, without hearing the company.
The apex court had earlier refused to stay the Madras High Court order that directed the Centre to ban the “Tiktok” app over concerns about access to pornographic content through it.(Bloomberg)
The apex court had earlier refused to stay the Madras High Court order that directed the Centre to ban the “Tiktok” app over concerns about access to pornographic content through it.(Bloomberg)

Supreme Court directs Madras HC to decide plea of TikTok app on April 24

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2019 11:45 AM IST
A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said if the Madras High Court fails to decided on the plea of TikTok app then its ban order will stand vacated.
J Jayalalithaa, former Tamil Nadu chief minister, died in December 2016 in Apollo hospital, Chennai where she was admitted for 75 days.(HT file photo)
J Jayalalithaa, former Tamil Nadu chief minister, died in December 2016 in Apollo hospital, Chennai where she was admitted for 75 days.(HT file photo)

Madras HC dismisses Apollo’s plea against probe into Jayalalithaa’s death

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By MC Rajan
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2019 07:23 PM IST
Madras High Court has dismissed a plea by the Apollo Hospitals seeking stay on the proceedings of the inquiry commission that is probing into Jayalalithaa’s death.
A file photo of Madras high court.(PTI file photo)
A file photo of Madras high court.(PTI file photo)

Madras HC seeks to recover salary paid to disqualified MLA

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2019 11:42 PM IST
The Madras high court on Tuesday ordered the recovery of Rs 21.58 lakh salary and allowances paid to a Congress legislator, who was disqualified in 2011 after serving a full term for violating election rules.
A file photo of Madras high court.(PTI File)
A file photo of Madras high court.(PTI File)

Madras HC for CCTV in government officials’ rooms to check sexual abuse

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan
PUBLISHED ON FEB 15, 2019 04:30 PM IST
The Madras high court’s observation came while hearing a petition by a woman police officer, seeking action against her senior colleague for allegedly harassing her.
As per the ruling, four marks each will be awarded for each of the wrongly-translated 49 questions, following which a new ranking list will be put out in two weeks.(HT File Photo)
As per the ruling, four marks each will be awarded for each of the wrongly-translated 49 questions, following which a new ranking list will be put out in two weeks.(HT File Photo)

NEET-UG 2018 exam: Supreme Court quashes Madras HC’s order on grace marks

New Delhi | By Asian News International
PUBLISHED ON NOV 23, 2018 11:31 AM IST
The court also directed that from the year 2019-20 onwards the NEET-UG Examination will be conducted by the National Testing Agency and the bilingual examination will be conducted after the question paper is translated
The Madras high Court on Friday quashed an order allowing prosecution of Congress leader P Chidambaram’s family members in black money case, reports PTI.(HT File Photo)
The Madras high Court on Friday quashed an order allowing prosecution of Congress leader P Chidambaram’s family members in black money case, reports PTI.(HT File Photo)

Madras HC quashes order to prosecute Chidambaram’s family members in black money case

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON NOV 02, 2018 02:19 PM IST
The Income Department had given its sanction for the prosecution of former Union minister Chidambaram’s wife Nalini, son Karti and daughter-in-law Srinidhi under the Black Money Act.
A fire crackers market in India (File Photo)(HT Photo)
A fire crackers market in India (File Photo)(HT Photo)

Madras HC bans online sale of crackers till a week after Diwali

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By MC Rajan
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2018 11:59 PM IST
In his petition filed last month, M Shaik Abdullah, a member of the Chennai Metro Fireworks Dealers Association sought restraint of online sale of fireworks and crackers by retailers as this was illegal and also raised safety concerns
The bench directed the director, Tamil Nadu Government Multi-Super Speciality Hospital, to provide all facilities for testing the child and provide other facilities to the experts.(PTI File Photo)
The bench directed the director, Tamil Nadu Government Multi-Super Speciality Hospital, to provide all facilities for testing the child and provide other facilities to the experts.(PTI File Photo)

Madras HC directs medical panel to examine 9-yr-old boy for passive euthanasia

Press Trust of India, Chennai | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON SEP 10, 2018 11:56 PM IST
The court directed the team consisting of three experts was to report whether the persistent vegetative state criteria was fulfilled and if there was any scope for the boy’s treatment.
The Madras high court on Tuesday lifted its week-long stay on admissions.(HT File Photo)
The Madras high court on Tuesday lifted its week-long stay on admissions.(HT File Photo)

IIT-Kanpur rank row: Admissions to resume after Madras HC lifts stay

Hindustan Times | By Shreya Bhandary
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2018 11:51 AM IST
Court lifted its week-long stay on IIT admissions; officials said the order was a relief as they were worried about having to redo the admission process .
The matter related to a petition filed by L Lakshmi Sree who had appeared for JEE Advanced test in Chennai on May 20.(PTI file photo)
The matter related to a petition filed by L Lakshmi Sree who had appeared for JEE Advanced test in Chennai on May 20.(PTI file photo)

Madras High Court stays order directing redo of JEE Advanced rank list

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2018 04:08 PM IST
When an appeal filed by IIT-Kanpur came up, a division bench of Justices Huluvadi G Ramesh and Dhandapani held that the July 2 order of the single judge was “totally unwarranted” since the evaluation of the exam was already done.’
A day after over 1.5 lakh students appeared for the JEE Advanced examination, IIT-Kanpur had released a statement saying that students’ answers for questions which did not have multiple choices will be evaluated depending on the question.(HT FILE)
A day after over 1.5 lakh students appeared for the JEE Advanced examination, IIT-Kanpur had released a statement saying that students’ answers for questions which did not have multiple choices will be evaluated depending on the question.(HT FILE)

Redo rank list for JEE-Advanced: Madras HC to IIT-Kanpur

Hindustan Times | By Shreya Bhandary
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2018 12:47 AM IST
While students are panicking as this ruling could mean that the first two rounds of seat allocation at IITs will be considered null and void
The judge directed authorities of medical education in Tamil Nadu to insist on production of Aadhaar cards.(PTI file photo)
The judge directed authorities of medical education in Tamil Nadu to insist on production of Aadhaar cards.(PTI file photo)

Aadhaar needed during counselling for medical seats: Madras HC

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2018 11:33 AM IST
Justice N Kirubakaran was passing interim orders on petitions alleging that students from outside Tamil Nadu were admitted to medical courses without any scrutiny of the genuineness of their nativity.
The verdict is crucial for the AIADMK government led by K Palaniswami.(PTI File Photo)
The verdict is crucial for the AIADMK government led by K Palaniswami.(PTI File Photo)

Madras high court divided over fate of 18 rebel AIADMK MLAs, third judge will take a call

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By CS Kotteswaran and M Manikandan
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2018 09:13 AM IST
The judgment ensures the Tamil Nadu government, which enjoys a slender majority of eight seats in an assembly with effective strength of 216, will not face a floor test soon.
A file photo of Madras high court.(PTI)
A file photo of Madras high court.(PTI)

Nothing wrong in naming hotel after caste: Madras HC

Press Trust of India, Madurai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2018 08:10 PM IST
The court calls “sheer hypocrisy” the PDK members’ object to the name of Sri Krishna Iyer Brahmanaal Cafe in Tiruchirapalli and attempt to deface a board bearing the name.
Police tackle agitators demanding the closure of Vedanta's Sterlite copper unit in Tuticorin on Tuesday.(PTI)
Police tackle agitators demanding the closure of Vedanta's Sterlite copper unit in Tuticorin on Tuesday.(PTI)

Madras HC stays work at Sterlite unit after violent protests, rights body sends notice to Tamil Nadu

New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2018 02:44 PM IST
Protesters who blame the Sterlite copper plant, one of India’s biggest, for health problems and depleting water allegedly set vehicles on fire and stoned policemen in the coastal city in southern Tamil Nadu on Tuesday.
An overturned bus following an agitation demanding the closure of Vedanta's Sterlite Copper unit, in Tuticorin on Tuesday.(PTI)
An overturned bus following an agitation demanding the closure of Vedanta's Sterlite Copper unit, in Tuticorin on Tuesday.(PTI)

Madras HC’s order on Sterlite plant likely today as 9 protesters die in police firing

Chennai/Tuticorin | By Agencies
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2018 10:42 AM IST
The Tamil Nadu government has ordered a judicial inquiry into the police firing in Tuticorin that killed nine people protesting against a new copper smelting plant by Sterlite Industries.
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