Madras High Court

  • No BJP candidate against A Raja in Nilgiris constituency 09-04-2014 12:43 PM

    Chennai: The Madras High Court dismissed a petition filed by BJP's candidate for Nilgiris constituency Gurumurthy challenging the Election Commission's order rejecting his nomination papers. Gurumurthy urged the High Court to issue directions to restrain the returning officer from declaring the candidates list for the Nilgiris constituency. Gurumurthy's nomination was...
  • No door-to-door campaigning after 10 pm: EC informs HC 08-04-2014 09:49 PM

    The Election Commission on Tuesday informed the Madras High Court that it has already issued orders that there should be no door-door campaign after 10 PM. The EC submitted its reply on a petition filed by AP Suryaprakasam, an advocate. The bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Satish K Agnihotri and...
  • Dhoni is not higher than the game of Cricket: Zee to HC 02-04-2014 08:44 PM

    Chennai: Facing a Rs 100 crore defamation suit from India cricket captain MS Dhoni over its reports on IPL betting scam, Zee TV on Wednesday defended itself in Madras High Court, saying it merely reported the deposition of a suspended IPS officer. In its counter affidavit filed before the court...
  • Madrad HC declines to review its order on nurses appointment 13-03-2014 12:04 AM

    Chennai: Madras High Court has declined to review its January 8 judgment upholding the state government's policy to recruit nursing students from both government and private nursing institutions through a competitive examination for available posts in government hospitals. It said the power of judicial review was about rehearing the matter...
  • Let Karunanidhi prove his innocence in the trial: ECI 05-03-2014 11:40 PM

    Chennai: Election Commission on Wednesday took a tough stand against DMK president M Karunanidhi's petition in the Madras High Court to quash an election complaint against him, saying the former chief minister has to prove his innocence during the trial. P Parameswaran, the then Returning Officer of Tiruvarur Constituency, where...
  • Madras HC reserves orders on bail appeal of 12 Indian sailors 13-02-2014 08:04 PM

    Madurai bench of the Madras High Court today reserved its orders on the appeal for bail filed by the 12 Indian sailors, arrested along with other crew members of US ship Seaman Ohio on the charge of illegally carrying weapons in Indian waters. Justice Aruna Jagadeesan reserved the orders without...
  • Sachin Tendulkar's nomination as Rajya Sabha member challenged 28-01-2014 09:41 PM

    Madurai: The Madras High Court on Tuesday ordered issue of notice to Deputy Chairman and Secretary General of Rajya Sabha Secretariat on a petition challenging Sachin Tendulkar's nomination as a member of the Upper House. Petitioner A Benitto, an advocate, sought a direction to the Deputy Chairman and Secretary General...
  • Rajiv Gandhi assassin convict Nalini seeks 1 month leave to serve her ill father 22-01-2014 07:08 PM

    The Madras High Court on Wednesday ordered issue of notice to the Additional Public Prosecutor on a petition filed by S Nalini, a life convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, seeking leave for a period of one month to attend to her father who is ill. A Division Bench,...
  • SC stays Madras High Court order on appointment of judges 13-01-2014 05:03 PM

    The Supreme Court on Monday stayed the Madras High Court order to maintain status quo on the process of appointing 12 judges, saying it is a "serious matter" which will be taken up by the apex court. The apex court also took exception to the conduct of a judge of...
  • Madras HC dismisses bail plea of US ship crew members 18-12-2013 06:08 PM

    The Madras High Court bench at Madurai on Wednesday dismissed bail petitions of all the crew members of a US ship, arrested on charges of illegally carrying weapons on board the vessel and straying into Indian waters, stating the probe was in the initial stage and if they were released...
  • Madras HC orders verification of Indians before deportion from Saudi Arabia 02-12-2013 12:37 PM

    Chennai: While responding to a plea seeking easy repatriation for any person employed in Saudi Arabia who approaches the embassy there, the bench of CJ RK Aggarwal said they cannot give blanket direction that any Tamilian who approaches the Indian Embassy should be given free passage from Saudi Arabia. The...
  • R Bhanumati appointed as new chief justice of Jharkhand HC 12-11-2013 08:45 PM

    Justice R Bhanumati was on Tuesday appointed as Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court. Justice Bhanumati (58) was so far a judge of the Madras High Court. As a district judge, she had dealt with number of landmark cases and also headed one-man commission on police excess by STF in...
  • 'Not praying in a dedicated room doesn't say person not a Hindu' 01-11-2013 07:19 AM

    Chennai: The Madras High Court on Friday ruled that a Hindu individual's act of not offering prayers in a room specified for the purpose cannot be considered a ground to declare that the person is not a Hindu. A division bench comprising Justices N Paul Vasanthakumar and K Ravichandrababu stated...
  • Madras HC dismisses plea on passing bill on judges retirement age 02-10-2013 07:13 PM

    Chennai: The Madras High Court has dismissed a petition which sought a direction to the Centre to enhance the retirement age for judges in High Courts and the Supreme Court. The First Bench, comprising acting Chief Justice Rajesh Kumar Agrawal and Justice M Sathyanarayanan, rejected the petition filed by an...
  • HC dismisses pleas of MBBS students to bar re-counselling 01-10-2013 12:20 AM

    The Madras High Court, on Monday, dismissed the pleas filed by seven MBBS aspiring candidates, belonging to MBC and BC Muslims, holding that if counselling was re-done, it will be against the students placed more meritorious than the petitioners. The petitioners sought a direction from the court to treat them...
  • TN: HC dismisses PIL against temple tower image in govt emblem 20-09-2013 01:19 PM

    Madras High Court on Friday dismissed a PIL against the inscription of a temple tower in the Tamil Nadu government emblem. Just because temple tower was inscribed in the emblem, it cannot be said the state government was giving preference or encouraging a particular religion, First Bench comprising Acting Chief...
  • HC stays summons issued to DMDK legislator in land grabbing case 13-09-2013 11:55 AM

    Madras High Court on Thursday stayed the summons issued to DMDK legislator Mohanraj to appear before police at Salem on August 30 in an alleged land grabbing case. Justice P Devadass, who passed the interim orders on a Criminal Original Petition filed by Alagapuram R Mohanraj, issued the stay order...
  • HC quashes case against Rajiv Gandhi assassination convict Nalini 11-09-2013 11:08 PM

    Chennai: Madras High Court on Wednesday quashed all proceedings pending in a lower court against Rajiv Gandhi assassination case convict S Nalini in connection with the seizure of a mobile phone in her cell in the Vellore prison. Passing orders on a petition by Nalini, Justice P Devadass said since...
  • Sankararaman murder case hearing adjourned to October 3 06-09-2013 01:54 PM

    A local court on Friday adjournedto October 3, hearing in the Sankararaman murder case inwhich Kanchi Sankaracharya Jayendra Saraswathi and his juniorVijayendra are the prime accused. Only 13 of the 23 accused were present in the courtand the absentees included the two seers. The Madras High Court Advocates Association had...
  • Rajiv Gandhi assasination: Hearing on convict Nalini's petition adjourned to Thursday 02-09-2013 03:45 PM

    Chennai: Madras High Court on Monday adjourned to September 5 further hearing on the petition by Rajiv Gandhi Assassination case convict S Nalini, undergoing life term, seeking to quash charges framed against her for allegedly possessing a mobile phone. Nalini, serving the life sentence in the Vellore Prison, in her...
  • Nalini moves Madras HC seeking to quash charges against her 29-08-2013 08:28 PM

    One of the main accused in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case S Nalini, whose death sentence was commuted to life, moved the Madras High Court on Thursday seeking to quash the charges framed against her, in a case of keeping a cellphone in the prison cell. Nalini, who is presently in...
  • Madras HC extends status quo on deportation of Lankan Tamil refugee 27-08-2013 05:59 PM

    The Madras High Court on Tuesday extended the status quo on deporting Sri Lankan Tamil refugee R Senthuran residing in Pammal at Chennai till September 3. A division bench, comprising Justice V Dhanapalan and Justice C T Selvam, extended the order passed by it on August 23. Senthuran, currently living...
  • Madras HC directs govt to issue free bus pass to Law students 26-08-2013 07:41 PM

    The Madras High Court on Monday directed the state government to extend free bus pass scheme to students in government law colleges within two weeks, a facility currently provided to their counterparts in arts and engineering colleges. The High Court's Madurai Bench comprising justices N Paul Vasanthakumar and P Devadoss,...
  • PIL filed against 'Madras Cafe' screening, HC orders issue of notice 20-08-2013 07:42 PM

    The Madras High Court bench on Tuesday ordered issue of notices to Chairman, Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) , Tamil Nadu DGP, producer and director of the Bollywood movie "Madras Cafe" on a PIL seeking to ban the film and quash certification issued to it in Madurai. Justice N...
  • Petition challenges appointment of IIT-Madras director 16-08-2013 06:33 PM

    The Madras High Court on Friday ordered notice to the Centre on a petition challenging the appointment of the present Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT-M) Director on the contention that it was not recommended by the entire IIT Council but its chairman alone. When the plea came up for hearing,...
  • MBBS admissions would be subject to outcome of petition: Madras HC 14-08-2013 10:43 PM

    Madras High Court has observed that all admissions for MBBS courses made during the second phase of counselling in Tamil Nadu are subject to the outcome of the writ petition, which has questioned the "unfair exclusion" of 74 Most Backward Class candidates from the exercise. Justice K K Sasidharan, before...
  • Madras HC declines relief to 112 MBBS students of unapproved college 12-08-2013 08:48 PM

    A Division Bench of the Madras High Court on Monday dismissed a writ appeal by 112 MBBS students of a unapproved private medical college challenging a single Judge order declining them permission to appear for examination. The Medical Council of India (MCI) and TamiL Nadu Dr M G R Medical...
  • Madras High Court upholds Medical Council of India order 26-07-2013 06:40 AM

    Chennai: The Madras High Court on Thursday upheld a recent order of Medical Council of India (MCI) refusing renewal of permission to admit students in the first year MBBS course for this academic year to Madha Medical College and Hospital at nearby Thandalam. Justice K K Sasidharan said materials available...
  • HC directs CBI to conduct probe into IIT-M appointments 26-07-2013 02:00 AM

    Chennai: Madras High Court on Thursday directed CBI to conduct a probe into appointments made in the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology-Madras between 1995 and 2000 for its correctness and legality. The court further directed the agency to prosecute the persons responsible, if it was found that any case of...
  • Madras High Court stays CIC's notice to BCCI over RTI Act 25-07-2013 06:52 PM

    Chennai: Madras High Court has stayed the Central Information Commissioner's (CIC) proceedings on declaring the Indian cricket board as a public authority under the RTI Act. The stay was granted by Justice KK Sasidharan while passing interim orders on Wednesday on a petition by the Board of Control for Cricket...