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DMK slams Katju for `baseless` allegations

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 13:31

DMK Tuesday slammed former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju for his "wild and baseless" allegation that "TN partner" of the UPA lobbied for a corrupt judge.

Raising Madras HC issue so late indicates Katju trying to please someone: Ali Anwar

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 11:23

Janata Dal (United) leader Ali Anwar on Tuesday said that it seems like Katju is trying to please someone to get new assignments, by raising the Madras High Court issue so late.

Katju takes the fight forward, poses 6 questions to Justice Lahoti

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 10:23

Despite facing questions on the timing of his expose on political interference in judicial appointments, former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju appears to have decided to fight it out.

Former UPA law minister refutes Katju`s charges, says never yielded to pressure from allies

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 17:33

Congress leader and former Union Law Minister HR Bharadwaj on Monday quashed the allegations of corruption in judiciary during the UPA regime made by Press Council of India chairman and former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju and claimed that no "undue favours" were given to the judge because proper procedure was followed.

Parties question timing of Katju`s charges, demand probe into allegations

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 16:52

Markandey Katju`s charges that three ex-Chief Justices of India had compromised in giving extension and elevation to an additional judge of Madras High Court at UPA government`s instance received mixed reactions from political parties with some including AIADMK demanding a probe while others questioned the timing of his disclosure.

Markandey Katju claims TN ally forced UPA govt to save job of corrupt judge

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 09:03

In a sensational disclosure on “how the system actually works” to aid corruption in judiciary, Markandey Katju, former judge of the Supreme Court and current chairman of the Press Council of India, has claimed that an Additional Judge of the Madras High Court, who had several allegations of corruption against him, was not sacked owing to the pressure put by a Tamil Nadu-based party on the UPA government led by Manmohan Singh.

HC allows 19 yr girl to go with husband

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 01:47

Madras High Court today allowed a 19-year-old girl of Rajasthan origin from Coimbatore, who apprehended honour killing by her family, to go with her husband in the light of her categorical statement in court that she wanted to live with him.

HC suggests appropriate action against Manapparai Judicial Magistrate

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 23:59

Setting aside the order of a lower court, the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court has suggested that appropriate action be taken against the Judicial Magistrate of Manapparai for refusing remand of an accused on the "specious" reasoning that police did not have territorial jurisdiction in a woman harassment case.

Your child is not a shuttle cock: SC to warring parents

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 20:41

"A girl-child is not a chattel," warned the Supreme Court while lamenting at the order of the Madras High Court which treated a four-year-old as a "shuttle cock" in a custody battle between her parents.

Judges of higher judiciary not govt servants: Madras HC RG

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 17:58

Judges, particularly those of the higher judiciary are constitutional functionaries and not government servants or officials and so no direction can been issued to them, the Registrar General of Madras High Court on Thursday said.

Dhoti issue: BJP, Cong welcome TN govt`s decision to bring new law

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 17:17

BJP and Congress on Wednesday welcomed Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa`s decision to bring in a legislation to put an end to the practice of denying entry to dhoti-clad people in clubs in the state.

Dhoti ban an insult to Tamil culture, will act against errant clubs: Jayalalithaa

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 13:15

Days after a Madras High Court Judge and two advocates were denied entry into the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association Club for wearing dhotis, the state government on Wednesday warned that the licenses of those clubs which indulge in such acts will be cancelled.