Madras

  • Get pre-marital clinical tests to avoid impotency, STDs: Madras HC to couples 4 days ago

    Chennai: In a landmark ruling, the Madurai Bench of Madras High Court on Thursday suggested that prospective couples should get pre-marital clinical examinations to avoid impotency and sexually transmitted diseases (STD) spoiling matrimonial lives. Justice N Kirubakaran, calling it an avoidable human tragedy, said: "If pre-marital clinical examinations by doctors are...
  • Chennai@375: A Madras you will fall in love with all over again. Don't miss these 20 gorgeous, black and white photos of the city over 100 years August 25, 2014

    Indian women volunteers carrying flags parading through the streets of Madras, demonstrating for home rule for India, quaint streets dotted with colonial architecture, a Kalashetra dance teacher correcting the position of the body of one of his pupils at a dance institute in the 1950s - this is a Chennai...
  • Chennai @ 375: History of the British town August 23, 2014

    The city earlier called Madras is now Chennai, one of the metropolitan city of South India. ...
  • Chennai at 375: Nirmala Lakshman's book 'Degree coffee by the yard' a biography of Madras August 20, 2014

    August 22, 1639 is considered the founding day of Madras city. Madras Day commemorates Madras city's founding by establishing Fort St George by the East India company in 1639. Nirmala Lakshman, author of 'Degree coffee by the yard' talks about the transformation of Madras to Chennai. In an interview to...
  • Chennai at 375: A look at delicacies of city August 20, 2014

    Chennai: In the 375th birthday week of Chennai, the first modern city of India, CNN-IBN takes a look at the delicacies of the city. The city which is famous for its sizzling hot crisp vadais with freshly brewed filter coffee had eateries since 1930s. Rayar's Mess in Mylapore has been serving...
  • 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...
  • Chennai is world to me: Anirudh Ravichander August 19, 2014

    The famous young composer of Kolaveri Di comes out with his first independent single track on 375th anniversary of Chennai. ...
  • Chennai turns 375 this week; a look at the history behind Madras Day August 19, 2014

    Chennai: The first modern city of India, Chennai, will celebrate its 375th birth anniversary of August 22. The southern city has already begun celebrating Madras Week from Sunday by dedicating seven days to the history, culture and traditions of the city. Chennai, then Madras was born when a small piece of...
  • Watch: Vintage car rally as Chennai celebrates its 375th birthday August 19, 2014

    A vintage car rally was held in Chennai as the city celebrates its 375th birthday. The heritage motoring club of Chennai kick started the Madras week celebration that started on Sunday. ...
  • Chennai to celebrate Madras Week on its 375th birthday, starting today August 19, 2014

    Chennai: The first city of modern India, Chennai, will celebrate its 375th birthday this week beginning from Sunday. The southern city will celebrate Madras Week by dedicating seven days to the history, culture and traditions of the city. Chennai, then Madras was founded on August 22, 1639 when a strip 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 dhoti-clad high...
  • Katju responds to ex-CJI'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...
  • Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar was honoured at the Sera Bangali 2014 July 28, 2014

    Kolkata: Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar was honoured at the Sera Bangali 2014 event here with the best director award. Sircar, who has directed films like "Vicky Donor" and "Madras Cafe", was presented the award here July 27. Soon after the ceremony, his Twitter page was flooded with wishes. Actors like Ayushmann Khurrana and...
  • 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 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...
  • 17 Indian universities in Asia's top 300 but much room for improvement May 13, 2014

    A discreet toast, perhaps, but hold the fireworks and confetti. In the latest edition of the reputed Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) University Rankings for Asia, an unprecedented 17 Indian universities and institutions of higher learning from India figure in the top 300. However, only seven of these have made it to...
  • 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...