MADRAS HIGH COURT

  • Fear-stricken villagers move Madras High Court for restoration of pooja 16 hours 6 minutes ago

    Chennai: Residents of a village have moved the Madras High Court seeking restoration of 'ancestral' method of conducting poojas at a local Kaali temple under government control as they fear attracting the wrath of the deity for deviating from the age-old practice. Petitioner NK Andavar, representing residents of Pariyur in Erode...
  • Supreme Court Secretary General impleaded in plea for information on district judges Yesterday

    Madurai: The Madras High Court Bench in Madurai on Thursday impleaded the Secretary General of the Supreme Court in a writ petition seeking information under the RTI Act on the appointment of 23 district judges in Tamil Nadu. Chief Justice SK Kaul and Justice S Manikumar, admitting the petition filed by...
  • Tamil Nadu: HC acquits man who 'criticised' wife for being dark March 29, 2015

    Madurai: A man cannot be convicted on charges of instigating his wife to commit suicide just because he criticised her for being dark, ruled the Madras High Court on Sunday. Justice M Sathyanarayanan of Madurai, allowing a petition filed by Paramasivam against a lower court order, said "criticising the wife...
  • Provide exact details of roadside statues, temples, flagposts: Madras HC February 19, 2015

    Madurai: The Madras High Court bench on Thursday directed a PIL petitioner to provide exact details on roadside statues, temples and flagposts which disturbed free traffic flow and caused accidents so it could pass appropriate orders. "Affidavits should not be of general nature, it should...
  • Madras High Court bans beauty contests in schools and colleges in Tamil Nadu February 6, 2015

    Chennai: The Madras High Court banned beauty contests and peagents in schools and colleges across Tamil Nadu on Friday. Following the orders, students across Tamil Nadu will no longer be allowed to walk the ramp or flaunt their beauty and fashion sense. An interim order said a circular must be issued...
  • Bill planned to rename Madras, Bombay high courts January 18, 2015

    New Delhi: The iconic high courts of Bombay and Madras may soon undergo a change in their nomenclature. Amid demands, the Centre is mulling changing the names of the two high courts through an Act of Parliament. The Law Ministry has started working on a bill to rename Bombay and...
  • Madras High Court issues a stay order on Shankar's 'I'; may not get a theatrical release on scheduled date January 9, 2015

    New Delhi: In yet another blow to the Tamil film industry, the Madras High Court has ordered a stay on Shankar's film ' I ' until 30th January. Picture House Media had filed a petition seeking an interim stay on the film as the producers, had reportedly agreed to settle outstanding...
  • Tamil Nadu: HC notice to Chief Secretary, Home Secretary on PIL seeking direction to government to probe murders January 5, 2015

    Madurai: The Madras High Court on Monday ordered notice to officials, including the Chief Secretary and the Home Secretary on a petition seeking a direction to government to probe the murder of 12 Scheduled Caste persons in Tirunelveli and Tuticorin districts in 2013 and 2014 by appointing a Special Investigation...
  • Caste-based census important to ensure social justice: M Karunanidhi November 8, 2014

    Chennai: A day after Supreme Court set aside a Madras High Court order directing the Centre to conduct caste-based census, DMK president M Karunanidhi urged the Union Government to factor in the necessity of holding such an exercise. "Though the Supreme Court has given the order based on present legal...
  • Chennai building collapse: Madras HC raises questions on probe October 13, 2014

    Chennai: The Madras High Court on Monday raised some questions on the investigation into the multi-storeyed building collapse in June wondering whether the final report was filed in a hurry and asked the government to submit an additional affidavit on its observations in six weeks. "The worry which we have...
  • DMK appeals to judiciary to act against AIADMK October 11, 2014

    Chennai: DMK on Saturday appealed to the Chief Justices of the Supreme Court and Madras High Court to initiate contempt proceedings against AIADMK workers for allegedly denigrating the special judge who awarded four years jail term to their leader Jayalalithaa in a wealth case and the verdict itself. "The Chief Justices...
  • Tamil Nadu: HC directive on plea to close liquor shops on highways October 9, 2014

    Chennai: The Madras High Court on Thursday directed the Puducherry government to consider a representation seeking closure of all bars and liquor shops along the national highways in the union territory. The First Bench comprising Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice M Sathyanarayanan passed the order while closing a...
  • Madras High Court initiates debate: Should marriageable age for girls be raised to 21? October 9, 2014

    The Madras High Court on Wednesday stressed upon the need to make amendments to the marriage law asking why men and women were governed by separate rules. The court said that the girls' age of consent to marriage should also be raised to 21. CNN-IBN takes calls from across the...
  • Bangalore residents favour raising girls' age of consent for marriage to 21 October 9, 2014

    Bangalore residents favour raising girls' age of consent for marriage to 21. "There should be no discrimination between boys and girls. Age should be raised to 21," says a resident. ...
  • Girls' age of consent for marriage should be raised to 21, say Delhi residents October 9, 2014

    The Madras High Court on Wednesday stressed upon the need to make amendments to the marriage law asking why men and women were governed by separate rules. "21 age bar is totally acceptable," said a Delhi resident. ...
  • Tamil Nadu: HC dismisses PIL against Jayalalithaa's removal as CM October 9, 2014

    Chennai: Madras High Court on Thursday dismissed a PIL challenging the change of guard in Tamil Nadu with the swearing in of O Panneerselvam as Chief Minister after AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa was convicted in an illegal assets case. A bench comprising Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul...
  • HC refuses to stay single judge order for CBI probe October 8, 2014

    Chennai: The Madras High Court on Wednesday refused to stay a single judge's order for a CBI probe into the alleged custodial torture of a woman by police personnel at Udumalpet station in Tirupur district and wondered how the state could appeal against such cases directing the CBI Joint Director...
  • Girls' age of consent for marriage should be raised to 21: Madras HC October 8, 2014

    Chennai: The Madras High Court on Wednesday stressed upon the need to make amendments to the marriage law asking why men and women were governed by separate rules. "Why a different age limit has been set aside for men and women for marriage?" the court asked. The court said that the girls'...
  • HC direction to Law Secretary on uninterrupted power in courts October 7, 2014

    Chennai: The Madras High Court on Tuesday granted two weeks' time to the Law Secretary to file a counter on a plea seeking a direction to take steps to provide generators or inverters in every court in the state for uninterrupted power. It also directed the Law Secretary to deposit...
  • TN government will be held responsible for untoward incident: Madras HC October 7, 2014

    Chennai: The Madras High Court on Monday said there would be no holiday for schools and colleges tomorrow and warned Tamil Nadu government that it would be held responsible for any untoward incident and breakdown of law and order in connection with agitations against the conviction of AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa. "There...
  • Give reasons for seeking information under RTI: Madras High Court September 21, 2014

    New Delhi: In a serious blow to transparency regime in the country, the Madras High Court has said RTI applicants must give reasons for seeking information as it gave relief to its Registry from disclosing file notings on a complaint against a chief metropolitan magistrate. A division bench comprising justices...
  • Tamil Nadu: HC dispenses with the personal appearance of DMK supremo Karunanidhi September 17, 2014

    Chennai: The Madras High Court on Wednesday dispensed with the personal appearance of DMK President and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi before the Justice (Retd) R Regupathi Commission, appointed by the government to probe irregularities in the construction of new secretariat complex at Omandurar Estate. ...
  • Custodial torture: Madras HC impleads Home Secretary, DGP, SP September 17, 2014

    Chennai: The Madras High Court on Wednesday suo motu impleaded the Home Secretary, the Director General of Police and the Superintendent of Police, Tiruppur district, as respondents in the case of alleged custodial torture of a woman at a police station at Udumalaipet in Coimbatore district. ...
  • Madras HC seeks details on number of cases registered against teachers September 17, 2014

    Madurai: The Madras High Court bench on Wednesday sought details from police on the number of cases registered against teachers on complaints of students committing suicide after being reprimanded/punished by teachers. Justice N Kirubakaran gave the direction while hearing a petition filed by John Kennedy, Principal...
  • Madras High Court seeks details of cyber crime complaints September 17, 2014

    Madurai: The Madras High Court on Wednesday directed the cyber crime cell of Tamil Nadu Police to submit to it by September 22 details of complaints received in the past one decade of offences like sharing objectionable photographs of women on the Internet. The details, including status of the complaints, should...
  • Tamil Nadu: Petitioner fined for filing petitions repeatedly September 14, 2014

    Madurai: The Madras High Court fined a person for filing habeas corpus petitions alleging illegal detention of his 27yearold daughter who had married against his wishes. Dismissing the petition, the Madurai bench of the court comrpising Justice S Manikumar and Justice VS Ravi imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 on M...
  • Madras HC direction to arrest Tamil Nadu Milk producers' union director September 10, 2014

    Madurai: The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Wednesday directed police to register a case against the Director of Tamil Nadu Milk Producers Union Kani Kumar, and take appropriate action including arresting him in a cheating case. Justice N Kirubakaran, disposing of a petition...
  • No illegality in quashing FIR in lesser offences if parties reach compromise: SC September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: There is no illegality in quashing proceedings in matrimonial and civil property disputes if the parties have reached a compromise and there are no chances of conviction but the same would not apply in serious offences like rape, murder and robbery, the Supreme Court has said. "We are...
  • Clarify status of facilities for higher education of child of Sri Lanka refugees born in India: HC September 9, 2014

    Chennai: Madras High Court in an interim order on Tuesday directed the Director of Medical Education, to clarify the status of facilities to be provided for higher education for a child of Sri Lanka's Tamil refugees, born in India. The first bench, comprising Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice M...
  • Delhi HC reserves order on PIL seeking CBI probe into Justice Markandey Katju's charge September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday reserved its verdict on a PIL seeking a CBI probe into Press Council of India head Markandey Katju's charge that three former Chief Justices of India made "improper compromises" to save a "tainted" judge of the Madras High Court. "We will pass...