HC orders govt to give pension to freedom fighter's daughter

The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court has allowed a petition filed by the married daughter of a freedom fighter seeking family pension for her as her husband had deserted her and she was suffering from hypertension and schizophrenia.

HC orders notices to state, central govts

The Madras High Court on Friday ordered notices to the state and central governments on a PIL by a scientist alleging rare minerals worth at least Rs one lakh crore had been illegally mined in coastal districts of Tamil Nadu by private firms with the 'active connivance' of government officials.

HC moved against peace panel decision on Murugan's novel

 Taking up the cause of a Tamil writer who has withdrawn from literary world after a row over one of his novels, a writers' forum has moved the Madras High Court seeking to declare as null and void the decision arrived at a peace committee meeting convened by officials to remove certain portions of the book.

Bill planned to rename Madras, Bombay high courts

 The iconic high courts of Bombay and Madras may soon undergo a change in their nomenclature.

'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.

2004 Kumbakonam school fire: Commission examines parents

Justice K Venkataraman, the one-man commission appointed by Madras High Court to fix the extent and percentage of negligence in the 2004 Kumbakonam school fire tragedy that killed 94 children, Friday, examined some of their parents here.

'Lingaa' distributor seeks court nod to go on fast
'Lingaa' distributor seeks court nod to go on fast

Demanding compensation for the loss incurred in Rajinikanth-starrer ‘Lingaa’, distributor R. Singaravadivelan, who distributed the film in Thanjavur and Trichy districts, has sought the permission of the Madras High Court to go on fast here.

HC moved against paid pass in Meenakshi temple

Madurai: A petition has been filed in Madras High Court Bench here seeking to cancel 'paid pass' system for two morning sevas at the Sri Meenakshi Amman temple here on the ground it caused discrimination among the devotees.

Milk adulteration case: Madras HC finds fault with CB-CID probe

Finding fault with the manner in which state Crime Branch-CID completed the probe in the 'Aavin Milk Adulteration' case, the Madras High Court on Tuesday warned that the agency should probe the involvment of Aavin officials failing which it will have no other alternative but to transfer the case to CBI in public interest.

Sagayam inspects quarries in Keezhavalavu area

Senior IAS Officer U Sagayam, appointed by the Madras High Court to probe alleged irregularities in granite quarrying in the district, on Saturday held another survey and inspection in the granite quarry owned by the PRP Exports and PRP Granites in Keezhavalavu area.

Employee can't be denied promotion on ground of quarrel with wife: HC

Madras High Court has held that an employee cannot be deprived of promotion on the ground that there is some family quarrel between him and his wife.

Madras HC restrains police from conducting raids in beauty parlours without any basis

The Madras High Court on Wednesday restrained police and Corporation authorities from conducting routine raids without any basis and interfering with the business carried on by beauty parlours, massage centres and spas in the city and its outskirts.

Sexual exploitation of minor girls: Conduct identification parade by video conferencing, says HC

Madras High Court on Saturday directed the Superintendent of police, Puducherry, to conduct an identification parade through video conferencing to enable two minor girls identify personnel with whom they were suspected to have been forced to have a sexual relationship.

Madras HC direction to TN Transport Corporation on filling posts

 Madras High Court on Friday directed all Transport Corporations functioning in Tamil Nadu to call for applications to fill up the posts by direct recruitment through open market besides calling for names from the employment exchange.

Inform all airports not to harass Sarah Thomas: HC to RPO

The Madras High Court on Thursday directed the concerned authorities to inform all airport authorities not to harass Sarah Thomas, an NRI from Dubai, detained by immigration officials here in a case of mistaken identity, lodged in prison and later handed over to Kerala Police.

All bail conditions for Alagiri's son relaxed

The Madras High court on Tuesday relaxed all bail conditions for former union minister M K Alagiri's son Durai alias Dayanithi in connection with an illegal granite mining case.

Rajinikanth files caveat application in 'Lingaa' case
Rajinikanth files caveat application in 'Lingaa' case

Superstar Rajinikanth Monday filed a caveat application here to prevent the Madras High Court bench from passing any interim order in the ‘Lingaa’ case without hearing his stand.

Madras HC poses questions to state, central govts on liquor sales

Observing that liquor is "a poison to the society," the Madras High Court on Wednesday posed a set of 16 questions to the state and central governments, asking how can governments run liquor business when the Constitution advocates total prohibition.

Court dismisses plagiarism case against Rajinikanth’s 'Lingaa'
Court dismisses plagiarism case against Rajinikanth’s 'Lingaa'

The Madras High Court bench here Wednesday dismissed the writ petition filed by aspiring filmmaker K.R. Ravi Rathinam, who had claimed that the makers of superstar Rajinikanth-starrer ‘Lingaa’ have stolen his story.

Arresting RSS cadres an act of bad taste, bad faith: Madras High Court

The act of police in arresting RSS cadres during processions over their attire seemed at the most "an act of bad taste and bad faith on the part of authorities" and cannot be taken as contempt of Court, the Madras High Court said on Saturday.