PIL against 'forcing' Muslim girl students to drink concoction during Ramzan

 PIL against allegedly forcing Muslim girl students of a minority community to drink a herbal concoction at a private school in Tiruchirapalli district during this fasting month of Ramzan, was filed in Madras High Court Wednesday by an advocate.

DVAC competent authority to probe graft charges: Madrass HC

The Madras High Court on Wednesday held that the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption was the competent authority to investigate graft charges and directed it to probe allegations of irregularities against Deputy Mayor of Tirunelveli Corporation.

Red Sanders encounter: AP police takes evidence from relatives of victims

 Andhra Pradesh DIG of Police Ramana Kumar and his team of 15 officials today took evidence from relatives of the victims of the April seven gunning down of 20 woodcutters from Tamil Nadu by Andhra Pradesh police.

None would be permitted to undermine the dignity of court: HC

The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court today warned that no one would be permitted to undermine the dignity of the court and interfere with the due course of judicial proceedings or administration of justice by filing false affidavit or misleading the court.

Teacher arrested for misbeaving with girl students in TN

A middle school teacher at Chottathatti village in Madurai district has been arrested for allegedly misbehaving with two girl children and speaking them in obscene language.

Woman burns alive husband, in-laws in Madurai

A woman involved in a marital dispute allegedly set fire to her in-law's house, leaving her husband and his six other family members dead in a village at Kumarapuram in the district in the wee hours on Wednesday.

'Private hotels, clubs cannot claim parity with state owned TASMAC'

Observing that private hotels and clubs cannot claim parity with state-owned TASMAC liquor retail outlets as they purchase Indian Made Foreign Liquor from them and sell it at much higher prices, Madras High Court has dismissed petitions by hotels and clubs in Virudhunagar and Karur districts against additional tax on them for sale.

Madras HC declines to interfere with norms for admission under RTE

Declining to interfere with norms fixed by the Kendriya Vidhayalaya Sangathan for admissions under Right To Education Act, the Madras High Court on Friday dismissed the plea of a parent, whose son was selected under lots but denied the seat because the distance between the school and his residence was more than five km.

Three idol-lifters held in Madurai

Three gangsters, part of a gang which had stolen precious and ancient Idols from Thiruvadanai temple in Ramanathapuram district recently, have been arrested, police today said.

Indian fishermen indulge in illegal acts in Lankan waters: ICG

In a stand that may not go down well in Tamil Nadu, Coast Guard on Monday told the Madras High Court that Indian fishermen allegedly indulge in various illegal acts such as smuggling and trawling in Sri Lankan waters resulting in action by the island nation's navy.

Madras HC directs civic, power bodies to pay compensation to woman

Madras High Court today directed Madurai City Corporation and Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) to pay a compensation of Rs 4.92 lakh to a woman, whose husband was electrocuted in 2011 when he tried to tie his cows to an electric pole.

Five get life term for burning to death 19-year old boy

Five persons, including a couple, have been sentenced to life imprisonment by a court here for burning to death a teenaged boy over an extra-marital affair in 2009.

Eight more arrive in Tamil Nadu from Yemen

Eight more persons arrived here on Tuesday from strife-hit Yemen.

Madras HC passes strictures against sessions Judge

The Madras High Court Bench here has passed strictures against a sessions judge describing his conduct as "reckless" for awarding 10 years of imprisonment in a murder case for which minimum punishment should be life sentence and also for disregarding its order seeking an explanation.

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.

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.

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".

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.

Panchayat president hacked to death in Tamil Nadu

President of a panchayat, who was attacked by a gang allegedly for removing the encroachment on a pathway, succumbed to injuries at a private hospial on Saturday, police said.

Four arrested for raping minor girl

Four persons have been arrested for allegedly raping a minor girl near Melur in the district, police said.