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People gather at market to buy necessary items in Chennai.(PTI)

HC seeks Centre, Tamil Nadu replies on proper Covid toll record

By Divya Chandrababu, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2021 05:14 AM IST
The court said accurate recording is necessary for families to avail themselves of relief from state and central governments offered for Covid deaths and also for the future to help in studies dealing with the pandemic.
AINRC leader N Rangasamy elected as leader of the legislature party of NDA and staked claim to form government by presenting a letter to Lt Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan during a meeting with her at Raj Nivas in Puducherry on May 3.(PTI)
AINRC leader N Rangasamy elected as leader of the legislature party of NDA and staked claim to form government by presenting a letter to Lt Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan during a meeting with her at Raj Nivas in Puducherry on May 3.(PTI)

Madras HC upholds nomination of three BJP members in Puducherry Assembly

PTI | , Chennai
PUBLISHED ON JUN 02, 2021 07:46 PM IST
Justices Anita Sumanth and Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy upheld the May 2021 notifications of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs and the Puducherry Chief Secretary nominating K Venkatesan, V P Ramalingam and R B Ashok as members of the territorial assembly.
The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to expunge critical remarks of the Madras High Court holding the ECI responsible for the Covid-19 surge in the country.(File Photo)
The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to expunge critical remarks of the Madras High Court holding the ECI responsible for the Covid-19 surge in the country.(File Photo)

SC refuses to expunge critical remarks of Madras HC against EC

PTI | | Posted by Prashasti Singh, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 12:27 PM IST
A bench headed by Justice D Y Chandrachud, however, acknowledged that the high court's remarks were “harsh”, but did not expunge them saying they do not form part of the judicial order.
The Supreme Court will hear Election Commission’s petition on Monday.(File Photo)
The Supreme Court will hear Election Commission’s petition on Monday.(File Photo)

EC moves top court after HC says poll body was responsible for Covid surge

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2021 12:48 PM IST
The poll body approached the Supreme Court after it failed to secure a favourable order from the high court
The Madras High Court was hearing a petition on facilities to ensure that Covid-19 safety norms are followed during voting in Tamil Nadu's Karur constituency.(File Photo / PTI)
The Madras High Court was hearing a petition on facilities to ensure that Covid-19 safety norms are followed during voting in Tamil Nadu's Karur constituency.(File Photo / PTI)

Madras HC declines EC plea to bar media from reporting observations

By Divya Chandrababu, Chennai
PUBLISHED ON MAY 01, 2021 01:27 AM IST
The poll body was aggrieved by wide coverage of observations made by a bench of chief justice Sanjib Banerjee and justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy on Monday while hearing the suo motu (on its own) case on the preparedness for Covid-19 second wave in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.
There can be no celebrations, bursting of crackers and rallies till the present grim situation of pandemic eases, the first bench of Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy said.(File Photo / PTI)
There can be no celebrations, bursting of crackers and rallies till the present grim situation of pandemic eases, the first bench of Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy said.(File Photo / PTI)

No celebrations, bursting of crackers over election results, says Madras HC

PTI | | Posted by Prashasti Singh, Chennai
PUBLISHED ON APR 30, 2021 08:05 PM IST
Counting of votes polled in the April 6 Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu and neighbouring Puducherry will be taken up on Sunday.
The court noted that the psychologist’s opinion is that the petitioners “perfectly understand the relationship they have entered” and that there was “no confusion in their minds”.(PTI Photo)
The court noted that the psychologist’s opinion is that the petitioners “perfectly understand the relationship they have entered” and that there was “no confusion in their minds”.(PTI Photo)

‘Not woke’ on same-sex relationships: HC judge to talk to psychologist

By Divya Chandrababu, Chennai
PUBLISHED ON APR 30, 2021 04:30 AM IST
Justice N Anand Venkatesh said that he would want to undergo an educational session with Vidhya Dinakaran, a city-based psychologist, while hearing the petition.
The chief justice also raised the issue of the pricing of Covid-19 vaccines and the crash of the server running the CoWIN application.(File Photo / PTI)
The chief justice also raised the issue of the pricing of Covid-19 vaccines and the crash of the server running the CoWIN application.(File Photo / PTI)

Covid-19 second wave: Madras High Court raps Centre over preparedness

By Divya Chandrababu
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2021 02:44 AM IST
The submissions were made during the hearing of a suo motu case taken by the court to monitor the preparation of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry in handling the second wave of the pandemic.
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee shows victory signs after cast her vote at a polling station in Kolkata. (ANI Photo)
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee shows victory signs after cast her vote at a polling station in Kolkata. (ANI Photo)

Mamata welcomes Madras HC’s harsh criticism of Election Commission

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 26, 2021 05:06 PM IST
The Bengal chief minister also said that the central forces deployed in the state were contributing to the Covid-19 caseload.
The Madras High Court was hearing a petition on facilities to ensure that Covid-19 safety norms are followed during voting in Tamil Nadu's Karur constituency. (File Photo / PTI)
The Madras High Court was hearing a petition on facilities to ensure that Covid-19 safety norms are followed during voting in Tamil Nadu's Karur constituency. (File Photo / PTI)

EC officials should probably be booked for murder: Madras high court

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON APR 26, 2021 12:56 PM IST
The Madras High Court noted that the Election Commission is "singularly responsible" for the second wave of Covid-19 and said that the poll body's officials could be booked for murder for allowing political rallies amid the ongoing coronavirus disease pandemic.
TN govt agrees to hold online exams for arrear subjects
TN govt agrees to hold online exams for arrear subjects

TN govt agrees to hold online exams for arrear subjects

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 16, 2021 10:02 AM IST
The Tamil Nadu government on Thursday informed the Madras High Court that it would hold online examinations for students with arrear papers, making a u-turn from the earlier cancellation of such exams.
Ten FIRs have been registered against Karnan under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and Information Technology Act on complaints from the Bar Associations of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry on charges that he had uploaded as many as 33 abusive videos on social media such as YouTube and Facebook. (GETTY IMAGES.)
Ten FIRs have been registered against Karnan under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and Information Technology Act on complaints from the Bar Associations of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry on charges that he had uploaded as many as 33 abusive videos on social media such as YouTube and Facebook. (GETTY IMAGES.)

Madras HC grants conditional bail to former judge CS Karnan

By HT Correspondent, Chennai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 23, 2021 11:55 PM IST
Karnan has had to give an undertaking that he will not abscond during investigations and will not tamper with evidence. His bail would be cancelled if he doesn’t follow the conditions laid down by the court.
Citizens seen taking the Covid-19 test. (HT PHOTO)
Citizens seen taking the Covid-19 test. (HT PHOTO)

Amidst Covid-19 surge in TN, Madras HC urges parties to follow norms

By Divya Chandrababu, Chennai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 22, 2021 11:46 PM IST
The state health authorities are bracing for a second wave of Covid-19 cases after a steep fall in infections.
Madras HC Recruitment 2021.(Screengrab )
Madras HC Recruitment 2021.(Screengrab )

Madras HC Recruitment 2021: 367 Office Assistant and other posts on offer

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Akhilesh Nagari, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 15, 2021 01:28 PM IST
  • Madras HC Recruitment 2021: Interested and eligible persons can apply for the positions online at mhc.tn.gov.in on or before April 21, 2021.
Anna University. (annauniv.edu )
Anna University. (annauniv.edu )

No EWS quota for centrally-sponsored M.Tech courses: Anna varsity informs HC

PTI | , Chennai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 13, 2021 11:03 AM IST
No EWS quota admission to centrally-sponsored M.Tech courses: Anna University informs HC
Madras High Court.(HT file)
Madras High Court.(HT file)

DMK leader humiliated lower caste people, judges: Madras HC

By Divya Chandrababu, Chennai
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 07:05 AM IST
  • The judge held that DMK leader's statement under question amounted to humiliation and insult to the oppressed community.
The judge directed the special MP/MLA trial court to speed-up the trial and conduct hearing on a day-to-day basis.(File photo)
The judge directed the special MP/MLA trial court to speed-up the trial and conduct hearing on a day-to-day basis.(File photo)

Madras high court refuses to quash case against DMK MP

By HT Correspondent, Chennai
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 05:40 AM IST
In a court order dated February 22, justice N Satish Kumar said the “remarks have been made in public view and not only against the persons holding high posts but also some other retired Judges…which prima facie insult and humiliate such people.”
In his petition, the Chennai-based businessman stated that he had volunteered for the clinical trial and suffered from severe side effects after receiving the first dose of the vaccine on October 1 last year.(PTI File Photo)
In his petition, the Chennai-based businessman stated that he had volunteered for the clinical trial and suffered from severe side effects after receiving the first dose of the vaccine on October 1 last year.(PTI File Photo)

Madras HC seeks govt reply on plea over Covishield

UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2021 05:52 AM IST
Besides the Centre, SII and the institute, the court issued a notice to Drugs Controller General of India, Indian Council of Medical Research and Astra Zeneca UK, the petitioner’s advocate R Rajaram said.
Oxford-AstraZeneca's Covishield is being manufactured by Pune-based Serum Institute.(REUTERS)
Oxford-AstraZeneca's Covishield is being manufactured by Pune-based Serum Institute.(REUTERS)

Madras HC notice to Centre, SII after Covishield trial candidate alleges side ef

By Divya Chandrababu, Chennai
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2021 08:39 PM IST
  • the Chennai-based businessman stated that he had volunteered for the clinical trial and suffered from severe side effects after receiving the first dose.
Madras high court has said that the sanctity of Bar Council elections are not maintained.
Madras high court has said that the sanctity of Bar Council elections are not maintained.

Madras HC says Bar Association polls are tainted; issues guidelines

By HT Correspondent, Chennai
PUBLISHED ON FEB 10, 2021 09:03 AM IST
  • The court listed election of non-practising advocates with tainted backgrounds to the association/bar councils as one of the malice infecting the system.
Madras High Court.(HT file)
Madras High Court.(HT file)

Zero tolerance for lawyers who spoil image of profession: Madras High Court

By Divya Chandrababu, Chennai
PUBLISHED ON FEB 09, 2021 05:50 AM IST
The court said that stringent action was taken in the past by suspending advocates when the issue was prevalent and it was subsequently brought under control.
Madras high court warned that intolerance of other religions threatens peace and liberty.(HT File)
Madras high court warned that intolerance of other religions threatens peace and liberty.(HT File)

Danger to secularism: Madras HC tells evangelist who derided Hinduism, junks FIR

By Divya Chandrababu, Chennai
PUBLISHED ON FEB 06, 2021 08:04 AM IST
  • The court said that propagation of any religion cannot be at the cost of injuring the sentiments and rights of fellow citizens who are part of the rich culture and value system that India embodies.
File photo: Madras HC.(ANI PHOTO.)
File photo: Madras HC.(ANI PHOTO.)

'POCSO wasn't for adolescents, teenagers in romantic relationships' Madras HC

By Divya Chandrababu | Edited by Sparshita Saxena, Chennai
UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2021 11:01 AM IST
  • Child-rights activists have been advocating for the legislation to be altered so the focus doesn’t deviate from serious cases.
The gold was kept in safes and vaults of the Surana Corporation under the CBI’s lock and seal. (HT Photo)
The gold was kept in safes and vaults of the Surana Corporation under the CBI’s lock and seal. (HT Photo)

Theft case filed after 100 kg gold kept under CBI’s lock and key goes missing

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Divya Chandrababu
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 10:51 PM IST
The 103.8 kg gold, worth Rs 30 crore, is part of 400.47 kg in bullion and ornaments seized by the CBI when it carried out searches at the premises of Surana Corporation Ltd in Chennai in 2012.
The matter relates to a petition filed by the liquidator of Surana Corporation Ltd, seeking a direction to CBI to handover the remaining 103.864 kg gold.(File photo)
The matter relates to a petition filed by the liquidator of Surana Corporation Ltd, seeking a direction to CBI to handover the remaining 103.864 kg gold.(File photo)

HC directs Tamil Nadu CB-CID to trace ‘missing’ 103 kg gold in CBI case

Chennai | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 04:00 PM IST
The gold is part of 400.47 kg in bullion and ornaments confiscated by the CBI when it carried out searches at the office of Surana Corporation Ltd in Chennai in 2012.
Two complaints were filed for offences under sections 276C(1) and 277 of the Income Tax Act 1961 against Karti and another complaint against both husband and wife under Sections 276C(1), 277 and 278 of the Act. (Photo@KartiPC)
Two complaints were filed for offences under sections 276C(1) and 277 of the Income Tax Act 1961 against Karti and another complaint against both husband and wife under Sections 276C(1), 277 and 278 of the Act. (Photo@KartiPC)

I-T case against Karti Chidambaram, wife over sale of property premature: Court

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Divya Chandrababu
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 10:26 PM IST
According to I-T officials, the Chidambarams received the property sale amount through a cash transaction but failed to disclose it in their income tax returns in the assessment year 2014-2015.
A private security guard stands in front of the main gate of Sterlite Industries Ltd's copper plant in Tuticorin.(REUTERS)
A private security guard stands in front of the main gate of Sterlite Industries Ltd's copper plant in Tuticorin.(REUTERS)

Thoothukudi Sterlite plant: Apex court denies interim relief to allow re-opening

New Delhi | By Asian News International | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2020 02:15 PM IST
The plant has been shut since May 2018 after a police firing killed 13 people during a protest against environmental pollution allegedly caused by the plant.
Thousands of students, who may have to repeat their papers if the court nullifies the government order, are closely following the proceedings and want the cancellation of exams.(PTI)
Thousands of students, who may have to repeat their papers if the court nullifies the government order, are closely following the proceedings and want the cancellation of exams.(PTI)

After stream put on YouTube, HC to hear students’ case in court

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Divya Chandrababu
PUBLISHED ON DEC 02, 2020 06:43 AM IST
The case pertains to an order by the Tamil Nadu government, which cited the Covid-19 outbreak and asked universities in August to cancel supplementary exams and promote all students, except for those in the final year, in the current academic session.
The Madurai bench of the Madras High Court had earlier taken suo motu cognizance of the matter and asked the CBI to submit a report before it on the matter(PTI)
The Madurai bench of the Madras High Court had earlier taken suo motu cognizance of the matter and asked the CBI to submit a report before it on the matter(PTI)

Thoothukudi custodial deaths: Father-son duo tortured for over 7 hours by accused cops, says CBI

Madurai | By Asian News International | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON OCT 27, 2020 02:32 PM IST
The CBI had on September 25 filed a chargesheet against nine then police officials in a Madurai court in connection with the custodial death of a father-son duo in Tamil Nadu’s Thoothukudi.
Supreme Court.(HT file)
Supreme Court.(HT file)

SC rejects plea for implementation of 50% OBC reservation in Tamil Nadu medical colleges

New Delhi | By Asian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON OCT 26, 2020 04:25 PM IST
A bench headed by Justice L Nageswara Rao rejected the pleas seeking implementation of 50 per cent OBC reservation in Tamil Nadu for AIQ seats in State-run medical colleges this academic year.
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