Women federation demands 50 pc reservation in local governance

A federation of elected women representatives on Thursday pressed for a slew of demands, including 50 percent reservation in local governance, saying it would ensure equality.

Hacked website of Meenakshi Amman temple set right

The website of the famous Meenakshi Temple here, which was hacked, has been set right now, a temple official said on Monday.

Meenakshi Temple website hacked, probe on

The website of the famous Meenakshi Temple here has been hacked, police said.

I-T raids at Madurai hospital

Income Tax officials conducted raids in the premises of Meenakshi Mission Hospital in Madurai and the residence and offices of its founder.

Madras HC quashes summons issued by magistrate court against DIG

The Madras High Court on Saturday quashed summons issued by a judicial magistrate in Kanyakumari district to Deputy Inspector General of Police Y John Nicholson on a private criminal complaint.

Information on SC benches may arouse regional feelings: CIC

Disclosure of information related to setting of Supreme Court benches outside Delhi may "arouse regional feelings" and create "needless political controversy" resulting in law and order problem, the CIC has held allowing the apex court to withhold it.

Seizure of 11 bombs from dustbin in Madurai: Three persons surrender

Three persons surrendered before local courts on Wednesday in connection with the seizure of 11 country bombs from a dustbin in a busy area of the city here on November 10.

Tamil Nadu police recovers 11 'grenade type' bombs in Madurai

In a major haul of explosives, security forces recovered eleven country bombs from a garbage bin in Anna Nagar area of Madurai in Tamil Nadu on Monday.  

Pro-Vasan Youth Congress functionaries expelled

Twelve functionaries of Tamil Nadu Pradesh Youth Congress, who are supporters of GK Vasan, have been expelled from the party as per the advice of All-India Youth Congress.

'Avail extradition treaty to bring back 5 fishermen'

Petition seeking a direction to the Indian High Commission in Colombo to avail the extradition treaty between India and Sri Lanka and bring back five fishermen, now in a jail in the island nation, to the central prison here, was filed at Madras High court bench here on Monday.

HC asks CBCID to probe case relating to missing newborn

The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Thursday directed the CB-CID to investigate into the abduction of a new born child more than a year ago from the Government Rajaji Hospital here and trace it.

Fish sale centre in prison inaugurated in Madurai

 In first of its kind in Tamil Nadu, a fish sale centre was inaugurated at the Central Prison here by DIG, Prisons(Madurai Zone) Mohammed Hanifa.

Conviction should be only on legal grounds: Madras HC

Condemning the attitude of some trial courts to convict a person not strictly on legal grounds but on moral grounds, Madras High Court bench on Tuesday set aside the conviction of an appeallant who was sentenced to 10 years rigorous imprisonment for cheating a woman by not marrying her after falling in love with her thus abetting her to commit suicide.

Demos, fasts by AIADMK workers across Tamil Nadu enters fourth day

The state-wide agitation opposing the conviction of AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa entered the fourth day on Tuesday, with AIADMK workers and sympathisers continuing their protests and fasts.

Poll-related case trial against Alagiri to commence on October 27

A court here on Thursday fixed October 27 for commencement of trial in an assault case related to 2011 Assembly polls against former union minister MK Alagiri and 20 others.

HC rejects a dental college plea to order DCI to register students admitted in excess

The Madras High Court bench on Saturday rejected the plea of a dental college, seeking a direction to the Dental Council of India and Dr. MGR Medical University to register candidates admitted in excess of the permitted level and issue them Hall tickets to write the exam for 2013-14.

Alagiri gets conditional bail in land grabbing case

The Madurai Bench of the Madras High court on Friday granted conditional bail to the former Union Minister and expelled DMK leader MK Alagiri in a case relating to alleged grabbing of land belonging to a local temple.

Alagiri offers to give land back to temple

Former union minister and expelled DMK leader MK Alagiri, against whom a case had been booked for allegedly grabbing land belonging to a local temple, on Thursday said he was not aware that it belonged to the temple and offered to give it back to them.

Tamil Nadu government to set up facilities for shooters in three cities
Tamil Nadu government to set up facilities for shooters in three cities

With a view to encourage state shooters participating in international events, Tamil Nadu government today proposed to set up facilities at a cost of Rs 40 crore in Chennai, Coimbatore and Madurai.

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.