Madras HC

  • Madras HC's ruling implies that marriage is all about sex: Mihira Sood June 18, 2013

    The Madras High Court has ruled that unmarried couples who have premarital sex are to be considered as 'married'. Lawyer Mihira Sood joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the significance and implication of the court's ruling. Q. What are the positive sides of this new rule...
  • Jaya urges SC to allow use of Tamil as official language in HC April 7, 2013

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Sunday urged the Centre and Supreme Court to reconsider their stand against authorising Tamil as official language in Madras High Court and said administration of justice needs to be taken closer to the people. A recent communication from the Centre had indicated that...
  • List steps to protect TN fishermen from SL attack: HC September 25, 2012

    Madurai: A division bench of the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court here has directed the Union Government to file a report listing steps that could be taken to prevent the deaths of Indian citizens in Sri Lankan waters in future. Justices Vinod K Sharma and A Selvam issued...
  • Let's wait for HC verdict: Udayakumar August 6, 2012

    Tirunelveli: A senior official of the Koodankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP) maintained that they planned to load uranium fuel assemblies in Unit 1 of KKNPP this month, but Udayakumar, the coordinator of PMANE (Peoples Movement Against Nuclear Energy), which is spearheading the protest against the KKNPP, asserted that it would...
  • TN: Chief Justice raps unkindest 'cut' by lawyers July 23, 2012

    Coimbatore: Madras High Court Chief Justice M Yusuf Eqbal on Sunday hit out at lawyers who insisted on taking as legal fees a percentage of the compensation won by accident victims and their families. It is a normal practice for advocates to take a 20 to 30 per cent cut...
  • Name minister who tried to influence HC judge: CIC to SC November 26, 2009

    New Delhi: The Central Information Commission has sought from the Supreme Court the name of the Union Minister, who had allegedly approached a judge of the Madras High Court to influence his decision, and the complete correspondence with Chief Justice of India in the matter. Justice R Raghupathi of the Madras...
  • HC snubs Novartis petition, cancer patients relieved August 7, 2007

    Mumbai: Thirty twoyearold Laxman Bhaskar has been using a screen printer to earn a living for the last eight years working for the Cancer Patients Aid Association. The Association has generously supported him with a salary of Rs 3,000 apart from footing a hefty medicine bill that Laxman spends on...