MADRAS

  • Fear-stricken villagers move Madras High Court for restoration of pooja April 17, 2015

    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 April 16, 2015

    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...
  • CJI asks lawyers to help in speedy disposal of cases March 28, 2015

    Chennai: Chief Justice of India HL Dattu on Saturday voiced concerns over pendency of cases in the courts and asked the lawyers to play a role in reducing the accumulated arrears in courts. "We must therefore adopt ourselves with changing situation - both domestic and global. It is essential for...
  • 'OK Kanmani' trailer: Mani Ratnam, AR Rahman weave magic with this effervescent romance March 1, 2015

    Starring Dulquer Salmaan and Nithya Menen in lead roles, the film 'OK Kanmani' has been produced by Mani Ratnam's production house Madras Talkies. ...
  • 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...
  • Madras HC asks Perumal Murugan to explain his changed stance January 20, 2015

    Chennai: The Madras High Court on Tuesday said that it will issue a notice to writer Perumal Murugan so that he could narrate the sequence of events following which he changed his stance. The first bench comprising Chief Justice Kaul and justice Sundaresh expressed large concern in extra judicial groups...
  • 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...
  • 'Irudhi Suttru' teaser: R Madhavan is relentless as the tough, passionate boxing coach December 19, 2014

    Written and directed by Sudha Kongara, the bilingual sports drama is titled 'Saala Khadoos' in Hindi. The film also features Ritika Singh and Mumtaz Sorcar in the female lead roles, along with Radharavi and Nassar in supporting roles. Songs for 'Irudhi Suttru' have been composed by Santhosh Narayanan who has...
  • IIT Madras made full member of CMS experiment at CERN November 26, 2014

    New Delhi: IIT Madras has become the first IIT to be made a full member of the CMS experiment at CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, and will get several opportunities in a large number of related technologies initiated and applied at the Switzerland-based organisation. IIT Madras' admission as a...
  • Madras HC asks Vellore Mayor to apologise for condemning Jayalalithaa's conviction November 11, 2014

    Chennai: The Madras High Court on Tuesday rapped the Vellore Mayor P Karthiyayini asking her to apologize for passing a resolution against judge John Michael D' Cunha who sentenced former CM Jayalalithaa to four years in jail. The High Court also asked the Mayor P Karthiyayini to issue a press...
  • 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...
  • Shoojit Sircar set to shoot second schedule of Amitabh Bachchan-Deepika Padukone starrer 'Piku' next month in Kolkata October 29, 2014

    Mumbai: Director Shoojit Sircar's 'Piku', which brings together Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone and Irrfan for the first time, will begin shooting its second schedule in Kolkata next month. The film's first schedule was completed in Mumbai from August-September 2014. "We have the best of the talent coming together for a refreshing tale...
  • 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...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories October 8, 2014

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Karma Paljor October 8, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Karma Paljor on India @ 9. ...
  • 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...