Madras High Court

  • Collegium wanted Madras HC judge in SC panel despite adverse IB report 1 week ago

    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 12-year-old girl from Jharkhand who drowned after falling into a drainage-cum-rainwater canal last month in Vellore. The first bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Satish K Agnihotri and Justice MM Sundresh issued a...
  • Dhoti-clad judge denied entry in club, issue raised in TN Assembly July 14, 2014

    Chennai: A new controversy is brewing in Tamil Nadu over dress codes after a Madras High Court judge and an advocate were denied entry into the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association Club for wearing dhotis, instead of trousers. The political parties took up the issue in the state Assembly on Monday. Senior...
  • Madras HC judge denied entry into TNCA Club for wearing dhoti, DMK objects July 14, 2014

    Chennai: After a Madras High Court judge was denied entry into the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association Club for wearing a dhoti, DMK chief Karunanidhi has spoken out condemning the incident. He said, "Wearing dhotis is Tamil culture and a ban on dhotis is condemnable. If there's a compulsion that a...
  • TN: Refusal of entry to dhoti-clad HC judge triggers controversy July 13, 2014

    Chennai: Refusal of entry to a dhoti-clad Judge of the Madras High Court at a club has stoked a controversy, with political parties including DMK condemning the incident, as CPI(M) vowed to take up the issue in the Tamil Nadu Assembly, which is in session, on Monday. DMK chief M Karunanidhi...
  • TN: Congress decries denial of entry to dhoti-wearing judge at club July 13, 2014

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu unit of Congress on Sunday said it was "regrettable" that a High Court Judge was denied entry into a club for wearing dhoti, the state's traditional attire. "It is not important who went there wearing dhoti, but a rule barring the entry into a club (for...
  • Madras HC orders notice to Tamil Nadu officials on PIL on languages July 7, 2014

    Madurai: Madurai Bench of the Madras High court on Monday ordered issue of notice to the Tamil Nadu government on a PIL seeking to declare all the 22 languages found in Schedule VIII of the constitution as National and official languages of the Union of India. A...
  • HC notice to TN govt on PIL on May 1 twin bomb blast case May 28, 2014

    Chennai: Madras High Court today issued notice to the Tamil Nadu government and other higher police authorities on a PIL seeking a direction to the Railways to transfer the May 1 bomb blast case here to the National Investigating Agency (NIA). Admitting a PIL filed by an advocate, a summer vacation...
  • Tamil Nadu: HC rejects anticipatory bail to 59-year-old rape accused May 27, 2014

    Madurai: The Madras High Court on Tuesday rejected the anticipatory bail plea of a 59-year-old man, who allegedly raped a minor girl repeatedly and made her pregnant; observing that such act was an offence against society. Justice S Vaidynathan of Madurai bench of the HC, who dismissed the application of the...
  • Madras HC comes to the rescue of student couple refused hall tickets May 20, 2014

    Chennai: Madras High Court has come to the rescue of two students of an engineering college who got married while in the second year of the civil engineering course at a college in Namakkal district and were subsequently refused permission by the management to write the examination. Justice S Manikumar, passing...
  • Merely telling one to go and die not abetment to suicide: HC May 12, 2014

    Merely shouting in anger and asking a person, "Why do you live? Go and die," would not be ground enough to charge a person with abetment to suicide, ruled the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court. Justice PN Prakash, quashing the conviction of a man whose wife committed suicide after...
  • Hindu woman absolute owner of property under Act: HC May 10, 2014

    The Madras High Court has it clear that the moment property is given in favour of a Hindu woman, she becomes the absolute owner despite the restrictions and limitations contained in the settlement deed. Justice S Vimala delivered the judgment while dismissing an appeal filed by Jayalakshmi Ammal, second wife of...
  • LS polls: DMK moves HC seeking repoll in 9 booths in Tamil Nadu May 5, 2014

    Chennai: DMK has moved the Madras High Court seeking repoll in nine booths at a polling station in Tirupur constituency, alleging that over 2,000 voters were denied their voting rights during the April 24 elections due to "unjustified" interference by police and ruling AIADMK. In a PIL, M Karthikeyan, a DMK...
  • No BJP candidate against A Raja in Nilgiris constituency April 9, 2014

    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 rejected on...
  • No door-to-door campaigning after 10 pm: EC informs HC April 8, 2014

    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 Justice M...
  • Dhoni is not higher than the game of Cricket: Zee to HC April 2, 2014

    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 in...
  • Madrad HC declines to review its order on nurses appointment March 13, 2014

    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 afresh,...
  • Let Karunanidhi prove his innocence in the trial: ECI March 5, 2014

    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 Karunanidhi...
  • Madras HC reserves orders on bail appeal of 12 Indian sailors February 13, 2014

    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 specifying...
  • Sachin Tendulkar's nomination as Rajya Sabha member challenged January 28, 2014

    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 to...
  • Rajiv Gandhi assassin convict Nalini seeks 1 month leave to serve her ill father January 22, 2014

    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, comprising...
  • SC stays Madras High Court order on appointment of judges January 13, 2014

    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 the...
  • Madras HC dismisses bail plea of US ship crew members December 18, 2013

    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 December 2, 2013

    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 November 12, 2013

    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 Chinnampathy village...
  • 'Not praying in a dedicated room doesn't say person not a Hindu' November 1, 2013

    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 this,...
  • Madras HC dismisses plea on passing bill on judges retirement age October 2, 2013

    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 advocate...