'Jigarthanda' director obtains stay on Hindi remake

 Filmmaker Karthik Subbaraj has obtained an interim injunction on the Hindi remake of his critically acclaimed Tamil film “Jigarthanda”, alleging the producer of cheating him by selling the remake rights without his knowledge.

Madras High Court allows rally against superstitious practices

The Madras High Court on Thursday directed Tamil Nadu Police to allow a rationalist outfit to hold a procession and a public meeting against superstitious practices as part of its 'atheist festival' in Salem district on May 30.

Madras HC orders issue of notice to Tamil Nadu govt

 The Madras High Court on Wednesday ordered issue of notice to the state government on a petition filed by 'Police' Fakruddin, arrested in connection with the murder of a BJP functionary, seeking a direction to authorities to remove him from solitary confinement at Puzhal Prison here.

HC refuses to interfere with the suspension of Govt official

 Madras High Court has refused to interfere with the order of suspension of an executive engineer of Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Drainage Board who is facing graft charges.

HC moved against recruitment of doctors through TNPSC

Madras High Court has ordered that appointments of medical officers in hospitals of Indian medicine and homoeopathy in Tamil Nadu would be subject to result of a writ petition challenging the recruitment process initiated by the state public service commission.

Sanctioning leave is choice of administrative authorities : HC

 The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court has ruled that sanctioning or rejecting leave, whether sick or some other leave, was the choice of the administrative authorities, and courts could not interfere in such matters.

Madras High Court Justice CS Karnan attacks media

Controversial Justice CS Karnan of the Madras High Court on Friday accused the media of making "misleading propaganda" relating to his "so-called threat" to Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul.

SC stays Justice Karnan's restraint order

The Supreme Court on Monday restrained Madras High Court judge Justice CS Karnan from hearing a case relating to the appointment of Tamil Nadu junior judicial officers.

AIADMK workers celebrate after Jayalalithaa's acquittal in DA case

Celebrations broke outside AIADMK general secretary and former chief minister J Jayalalithaa's residence when the news of her acquittal in the disproportionate assets case by the Karnataka High Court on Monday reached here.

Karnataka HC acquits Jayalalithaa in DA case: As it happened
Karnataka HC acquits Jayalalithaa in DA case: As it happened

In a major relief for former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa, a special bench of the Karnataka High Court on Monday acquitted her in the disproportionate assets case in which she was convicted and sentenced for four years' imprisonment by a trial court on September 27, 2014.

Crucial day for Jayalalithaa as HC set to pronounce verdict on DA case appeal
Crucial day for Jayalalithaa as HC set to pronounce verdict on DA case appeal

Former Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa will face a critical judicial test on Monday with the Karnataka High Court set to pronounce its verdict on her appeal against her conviction in the disproportionate assets case.

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.

Govt official's suicide: Nothing incriminating against me, says former TN minister

Former Tamil Nadu Minister Agri Krishnamurthy, arrested in connection with the alleged suicide of a government official, on Wednesday maintained before the Madras High court bench here that there was neither anything incriminating against him in the case nor anything to show he had abetted the death.

Show seriousness in deciding quantum of punishment: Madras HC

Stressing the need for showing all seriousness in deciding quantum of sentence, the Madras High Court bench here on Tuesday criticised the Assistant Sessions Judge of Kovilpatti in Thoothukudi district for converting the question on quantum of punishment to be asked to an accused and recording his answer a mere formality.

Madras HC refuses to stay attachment orders passed by ED

The Madras High Court on Monday refused to stay attachment orders passed by Enforcement Directorate of assets worth Rs 742.58 crore in the name of former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran, his businessman brother Kalanithi and other family members in connection with its money laundering probe in the Aircel-Maxis deal.

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.

Govt staff who resign from job not entitled to pension: Madras High Court

Madras High Court bench here has ruled that government employees who resign from service on their own volition are not entitled for pension.

Hand over probe into MBBS student's death to CBI: HC

Madras High Court has directed Puducherry police to immediately hand over to CBI the probe into the death of a fourth year MBBS girl student in 2012 while pulling up CB-CID for lapses in the investigation.

Financier moves HC against Kamal Haasan's `Uttama Villain` claiming Rs 2.2 cr due
Financier moves HC against Kamal Haasan's `Uttama Villain` claiming Rs 2.2 cr due

 Kamal Haasan's new Tamil film 'Uttama Villain', scheduled for release on May 1, has run into a legal tangle with a financier moving the Madras High Court to prohibit its release, claiming Rs 2.22 crore dues by the producers.

Madras HC upholds order against extraction of ground water

Observing that water is elixir for life and its over exploitation would lead to contamination, Madras High Court has ruled government could stop extraction of ground water for commercial purposes.