IIT Madras revokes ban on Dalit students group, appoints faculty advisor for Ambedkar Periyar Study Circle​
IIT Madras revokes ban on Dalit students group, appoints faculty advisor for Ambedkar Periyar Study Circle​

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras on Sunday evening issued formal orders revoking the ban on a Dalit students body Ambedkar Periyar Study Circle (APSC).

Rahul Gandhi hails BR Ambedkar, takes potshot at Modi-led NDA govt over IIT Madras row
Rahul Gandhi hails BR Ambedkar, takes potshot at Modi-led NDA govt over IIT Madras row

In a veiled attack on the Narendra Modi-led NDA government, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said till some people including Dalits are kept away from their rights, the nation can't change. He also added that Babasaheb Ambedkar's dream of caste annihilation is still incomplete.

Protests outside IIT-Madras against ban on students' group

The Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) on Saturday staged a protest outside the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras campus against the banning of a students' group.

Madras HC acquits man who 'criticised' wife for being dark

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 here on Sunday.

HC lambasts former Education Secy for filing improper affidavit

Criticising the contents of a counter affidavit filed by the then Education Secretary over appointments of physically challenged persons as lecturers, the Madras High Court today said it was an "improper and insensitive" affidavit seeking to treat visually-impaired candidates as not normal persons.

'Give clear pic of dengue, c'guya prevalence in affected dists'

The Madras High Court Bench today directed the Chief Medical officer of Government Rajaji Hospital here to appear before it on January 12 and give a clear picture of the prevalance of dengue and chikungunya cases in affected districts of the state.

'Madras', 'Jeeva' to be hit by theatre shut down in Tamil Nadu
'Madras', 'Jeeva' to be hit by theatre shut down in Tamil Nadu

Tamil exhibitors decision to shut down theatres Tuesday in solidarity with former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalitha, who was jailed Saturday for corruption, will affect the box-office prospects of 'Jeeva' and 'Madras', say trade experts.

5 things to do in Chennai
5 things to do in Chennai

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Two more convicts seek acquittal in Kumbakonam School fire tragedy case

Two more officials of the Education Department, who were convicted in the 2004 Kumbakonam School fire tragedy that claimed 94 lives, filed petitions seeking suspension of sentence and bail at the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court here on Tuesday.

Chennai`s 375th anniversary: Historic coastal city celebrates `Madras Day`

A name that kindles the old world charm, `Madras,` in its latest avatar Chennai, turned 375 on Friday as festivities marked the birthday of this historic coastal city in South India.

Madras HC directs AG to file status report on building collapse

The Madras High Court on Monday directed the State Advocate General AL Somayaji to file a status report with regard to the recent collapse of a multi-storey building here that left 61 persons dead.

T R Baalu`s son gets pre-arrest bail from HC

Madras High Court today granted conditional anticipatory bail to former Union minister and senior DMK leader T R Baalu`s son T R B Raja, who apprehended arrest in a case related to a clash during the electioneering for the April 24 Lok Sabha polls.

HC directs removal of hoardings on roadsides, pavements

Taking a serious view of continued erection of digital banners along road sides and on pavements in the city despite its orders, the Madras High Court has directed the authorities to remove them and file a report by tomorrow.

MHAA opposes CJI`s proposal for 365 days work

Opposing Chief Justice of India R M Lodha`s suggestion to keep courts open 365 days a year, members of Madras High Court Advocates Association (MHAA) today decided to stage a demonstration here on June 13.

Madras HC extends time limit for issue, submission of school forms

Madras High Court today directed the State School Education Department to extend the time limit upto 15 days, instead of seven days, for issuance and submission of application forms for admission of children in schools.

Rameswaram temple conditions: HC directs setting up panel

Madras High Court bench here has issued directions for constitution of an expert committee to find out the possibility of linking the 22 holy water sites in the famous Rameswaram temple by a pipeline and sprinkling water on pilgrims at one place.

Drama witnessed in Madras High Court

There was high drama in the Madras High Court on Wednesday when a judge entered a jampacked court room where a bench was hearing a PIL seeking withdrawal of names recommended for appointment as additional judges and said the selection was "not fair".

Former player Madhusudan Rege passes away

Former cricketer Madhusudan Rege, who played one Test for India, has died aged 89.

Madras HC orders issue of notice to TN govt

The Madras High Court has ordered issue of notice to the state government on a PIL challenging auctioning of a prime property valued at several crores of rupees to private persons.

Prior govt permission for filling vacant posts not needed: Madras HC

Madras High Court has held that no prior permission was required from the government for filling up sanctioned posts in an aided private college.