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.

Provide exact details of roadside statues, temples, flagposts: HC

The Madras High Court bench on Thursday directed a PIL petitioner to provide exact details on roadside statues, temples and flagposts which disturbed free traffic flow and caused accidents so it could pass appropriate orders.

Police oppose bail plea of accused in murder of Alagiri aide

Police have opposed in the Madras High Court Bench here the anticipatory bail application of Pandi, alias 'Attack' Pandi, declared a proclaimed offender in the case related to the murder of a close associate of former union minister MK Alagiri.

Establishment of Lokayukta under consideration of govt: TN

Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday told the Madurai bench of the Madras High Court that establishment of Lokayukta in the state was under its consideration.

Madurai: Denmark national, 3 others admitted with symptoms of swine flu

Four persons, including a tourist from Denmark, were Wednesday admitted with symptoms of swine flu at a private hospital here, Health Department officials said.

No possibility of BJP, AIADMK coming together: Rao

Insisting that BJP wanted to emerge as an "alternative" force in Tamil Nadu, party general secretary P Muralidhar Rao on Saturday said Union Minister Arun Jaitley meeting AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa did not mean that the two parties were coming together.