MADRAS HIGH COURT

  • 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...
  • Tamil Nadu: Government says it will notify rules on regulation of bore wells September 2, 2014

    Chennai: The Madras High Court on Tuesday disposed off a PIL filed by a law student for a direction to the Central and State Governments to formulate guidelines to regulate the erection and management of bore wells especially abandoned ones. The First Bench comprising Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and...
  • As Chennai celebrates 375th birthday week, time seems to have taken a toll on its heritage buildings August 19, 2014

    Chennai: As Chennai, the first modern city of India, will celebrate its 375th birthday this week, the time seemed to have taken a toll on city's heritage buildings as well. The Ripon building, Madras High Court, Central Station which are some of Chennai's iconic landmarks and also the visible symbols of...
  • Tamil Nadu: HC disposes of PIL on dhoti issue August 13, 2014

    Chennai: Taking note of a Bill passed by the state assembly banning such dress codes, the Madras High Court on Wednesday disposed of a PIL seeking a direction to Tamil Nadu government to frame rules and regulations for clubs in the wake of denial of entry to a dhoticlad high...
  • Katju responds to exCJI's query, says accused judge elevated before his appointment August 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Under fire for his allegations of political interference in judicial appointments, Press Council of India Chairman and former Supreme Court judge Justice Katju has responded to former Chief Justice of India RC Lahoti's query. Justice Lahoti had questioned Katju's timing and motives about the allegations. Justice Katju said that...
  • Collegium wanted Madras HC judge in SC panel despite adverse IB report July 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Yet another appointment of a judge has put the Supreme Court collegium in the dock. The details of appointment of a Madras High Court judge Justice N Kannadasan reveal that his name was rejected by the Atal Bihari Vajapyee government in 2003 but the SC collegium insisted on...
  • Justice Katju alleges "corruption" in judiciary July 21, 2014

    Justice Markandey Katju has made some sensational revelations in his latest blog where in he has accused three former chief justices of India of giving into political pressure and appointing a corrupt judge to Madras High Court. ...
  • Former SC judge Markandey Katju alleges corruption in the appointment of judges July 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Press Council of India Chairman and former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju has made shocking allegations of corruption in the judiciary. Katju has alleged that a District Judge in Tamil Nadu was elevated to an Additional Judge of the Madras High Court despite charges of corruption against...
  • Is dress code in clubs a colonial hangover? July 15, 2014

    The recent incident of not allowing a Madras High Court judge into Tamil Nadu Cricket Association Club in Chennai has triggered a controversy. It has led to a nationwide debate on the relevance of dress code which is being strictly followed by most of the clubs in India. ...
  • PIL seeks Rs 20 lakh compensation in minor girl's drowning case July 15, 2014

    A PIL has been filed in Madras High Court seeking Rs 20 lakh compensation for the family of a 12yearold girl from Jharkhand who drowned after falling into a drainagecumrainwater canal last month in Vellore. The first bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Satish K Agnihotri and Justice MM Sundresh issued a...