Tamil Nadu: Accused in Law College clash given more time to surrender

The Madras High Court on Tuesday granted extension of time to an accused in the 2008 student clash here to surrender before a Metropolitan Magistrate Court on or before March 27 after executing bail bond as per the anticipatory conditions passed by the court in 2011.

Habeas corpus petition filed seeking to produce prisoner in court

A division bench of the Madras High Court on Tuesday ordered issue of notice to the Tamil Nadu Home Secretary, the DGP and the IG of Prisons on a habeas corpus petition to produce a man arrested on charges of giving arms training by organising camps in Varushanadu hills in Theni district and lodged in Central Prison here, in court.

Govt officials cannot blame court: Madras High Court

Madras High Court Bench on Wednesday observed that government officials should not blame the court, which fixes a time frame for officials, for skipping statutory procedures before initiating action against subordinates.

Social activist arrest: HC lambasts Tamil Nadu, police

Madras High Court on Friday lambasted the state government and Chennai police for the early morning arrest of 82-year-old social activist 'Traffic' Ramaswamy on March 11 and directed that he be immediately shifted to the Government Super Speciality Hospital as a normal patient and that he not be retained in the convict ward.

Divorce no ground for quashing domestic violence proceedings: HC

The Madras High Court has ruled that divorce obtained from a man would not be the ground for quashing proceedings initiated by the woman against him under the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act 2005.

Madras HC sets aside order awarding compensation to medical student

 Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Thursday set aside the order of a Single Judge directing Tamil Nadu Health Secretary and two others to pay a compensation of Rs.One lakh and Rs.25,000 towards litigation cost for depriving a medical student a PG seat due to their "callousness and lethargic attitude".

TN govt stand sought on act on people's right to services

 Noting that an elected government is naturally responsible to the people and is required to provide time-bound service to the masses, the Madras High Court has sought to know from Tamil Nadu government whether it intended to enact a special legislation on people's right to services.

Madras HC impleads Highways Research Station in PIL on roads

 The Madras High Court on Thursday impleaded the Director of Highways Research Station here as the third respondent in the suo motu PIL on the city corporation's decision to drop concrete road proposal.

Child Marriage Prevention Act secular in nature: HC

The Madras High court bench here on Thursday ruled that Child Marriage Prevention Act was secular in nature and Muslims could not rely on their personal law to claim the right to give minor girls in marriage even at the age of 15 presuming that the girl had attained puberty.

Animal board directed to conduct random checks in goshalas

 Madras High Court on Tuesday directed the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) to conduct random checks in the 'goshalas' run by temples and mutts in Tamil Nadu to shelter cows donated by devotees.

No turtle poaching since 2012

The Madras High Court was on Monday informed that not a single case of poaching or killing of Olive Ridley turtle has been slapped on any fisherman in the past ten years and there has been no incident of turtle poaching off Chennai coast since 2012.

HC wants Tribunal to explain question of jurisdiction

 Madras High Court today directed the National Green Tribunal to explain on the issue of its jurisdiction to entertain an application against the Rs.2300 crore Kayatharu 400 KV transmission line from Kayatharu to Ottiyambakkam in Kancheepuram undertaken by TANTRANSCO.

PIL seeks CCTVs in Tamil Nadu schools, HC asks govt to look into it

The Madras High Court on Friday directed the Tamil Nadu government to consider within two months a representation seeking installation of CCTV cameras in schools as a means to check growing campus violence and sexual abuse.

Madras HC directs DVAC to upload its crime manual on its website

The Madras High Court bench here has directed the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption to upload its crime manual on its website within six weeks, rejecting DVAC's contention that it was a privileged document and could not be made public.

Eight cops accused of raping minors denied bail by Madras HC

The Madras High Court has dismissed the anticipatory bail pleas filed by eight police personnel allegedly involved in sexually assaulting two minor girls in Puducherry, saying they have been charged with a "heinous" offence and acting as "vultures in uniform".

Madras HC rejects plea against Brahmin judge hearing PIL questioning collegium list

Madras High Court has rejected a demand by a lawyers' body that its PIL against the list of nine names recommended by the court collegium for appointment as judges be not heard by a bench headed by a Brahmin judge.

Advoates boycott Madras High Court

 Advocates in the Madras High Court on Thursday boycotted the proceedings as per the call given by their associations protesting againt the "inaction" by CBI in identifying the police personnel who had attacked them in the High Court campus in 2009.

Provide exact details of roadside statues, temples, flagposts: HC

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.

Police oppose bail plea of accused in murder of Alagiri aide

Police have opposed in the Madras High Court Bench here the anticipatory bail application of Pandi, alias 'Attack' Pandi, declared a proclaimed offender in the case related to the murder of a close associate of former union minister MK Alagiri.

CPI(M) flays TN govt over "silence" on land grabbing ruling

 Hitting out at Tamil Nadu government over its "silence" on a verdict of the Madras High Court over land grabbing issue, CPI(M) on Sunday said the ruling could affect those who had lost their lands and urged the state to bring a legislation to protect the rights of affected persons.