Madras HC sets aside appointment of Alagappa Univ Deputy Registrar

Madras High Court on Saturday set aside the appointment of a person as Deputy Registrar of Alagappa University, saying the selection was based only on interview marks which was against a Supreme Court order and University rules.

Alagiri granted anticipatory bail in land grabbing case

Madras High Court bench on Thursday granted anticipatory bail till September 3 to former Union Minister and expelled DMK leader MK Alagiri in a case relating to alleged grabbing of land of a local temple.

HC concerned over matrimonial problems due to impotency

Concerned over rise in failed marriages due to impotency, the Madras High Court on Wednesday said government could consider making pre-marital clinical tests mandatory and awarding punishment and compensation for suppression of this condition.

Payment of compensation mandatory, says Madras HC

Observing that payment of compensation for erecting towers was not a formality but a mandatory, the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court today directed the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board to give compensation to the land owners for erecting high tension electrical towers in their lands.

Madras HC admits Udhayakumar's plea against FIR under FCRA Act

The Madurai bench of Madras High Court on Tuesday ordered a notice to police and a Union Home Ministry official on a petition by anti-nuclear activist S P Udhayakumar seeking to quash an FIR against him for allegedly receiving overseas funds in violation of Foreign Contributions Regulation Act (FCRA) for a trust headed by him.

Vijayakanth exempted from personal appearance in defamation case

The Madras High Court on Tuesday dispensed with the personal appearance of actor-turned politician Vijayakanth of DMDK in a defamation case filed against him by the state government in a court in Villupuram over his speech at a public meeting in February last.

Madras HC makes stay order absolute on defamation proceedings against Swamy

The Madras High Court has made absolute an order of stay against defamation proceedings initiated by a Chennai-based consultancy firm against BJP leader Subramanian Swamy in a Singapore court.

HC notice to TN Govt on PIL over juvenile homes

Madras High Court has issued notice to Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary and others on a PIL seeking a direction to close down childcare institutions that do not fulfill the registration criteria and violating provisions of Juvenile Justice Act and Rules.

HC grants bail to 167 workers of MNC

Madras High Court on Friday granted bail to 167 workers of a multinational company, arrested and lodged in prison for staging an agitation against their firm in Kancheepuram, saying they cannot be treated like hardened criminals and such matters cannot be solved by use of police force.

Cockfight is banned under PCA Act, says Madras HC

The Madras High Court bench here on Friday ruled that it could not give any direction to police to permit cockfights as fight between birds and animals was prohibited under Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960.

Arrested persons moves Madras HC seeking quashing lower court order

Three members of banned Tamil Nadu Liberation Army arrested in connection with two cases, including planting of bombs behind a market-chain-store here earlier this year, moved the Madras High Court seeking quashing of a lower court order extending their remand.

HC closes PIL seeking to remove 500 flexboards welcoming Tamil Nadu CM

The Madras High Court bench closed a PIL seeking to remove about 500 flexboards put up across this city to welcome Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, which eulogised her for getting the height of the Mullaperiyar dam increased to 142 feet.

HC directs change of name in certificates of transgender

Coming to the aid of a 24-year-old transgender, the Madras High Court Bench here has directed the authorities to change her name in her school final marksheet to her present identity.

Vaiko thanks Tarun Vijay for demanding for Tamil in HC

MDMK chief M Vaiko, an ally of NDA in Tamil Nadu, thanked BJP Rajya Sabha MP Tarun Vijay for urging President Pranab Mukherjee to request the Centre to take immediate steps for declaring Tamil for use as a language of the Madras High Court for passing orders and judgements.

46 candidates lost chance to get admitted in MBBS colleges in Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu Government on Monday informed the Madras High Court that at least 46 students could not be admitted to MBBS or BDS courses this year as they had not completed 17 years of age as on the cut-off date December 31, 2013.

Justice Katju stirs up fresh controversy, says ex-CJI Balakrishnan backed corrupt judge

Stoking a fresh controversy, Press Council of India Chairperson Justice Markandey Katju on Monday alleged that the then Chief Justice of India (CJI) K G Balakrishnan had pushed for the elevation of a Madras High Court judge with "bad reputation" to the Supreme Court.

Katju`s allegation a blatant lie: Karunanidhi

DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Friday dismissed as a blatant lie the allegation of Press Council of India Chairman Markandey Katju that his party had pressured the UPA regime over the appointment of an Additional Judge of Madras High Court.

Dog breeding centre given 3 months to improve facilities

The Madras High Court granted three months time to the Government Dog Breeding Centre at Saidapet in the city to improve facilities as per the recommendations of the Animal Welfare Board.

Kumbakonam mishap: HC orders appearance of former TN Chief Secy

The Madras High Court on Friday ordered the then Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary and School Education Secretary to appear before it on September 1 in a contempt petition regarding compensation to the families of 94 children who died in a fire accident in a school in Kumbakonam in 2004.

Stalin moves HC for CBI probe into building collapse

DMK Treasurer M K Stalin on Friday moved the Madras High Court seeking a CBI probe into the collapse of an under-construction multi-storeyed building in suburban Porur that left 61 persons dead in June last.