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.

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.

Two more convicts seek acquittal in Kumbakonam School fire tragedy case

Two more officials of the Education Department, who were convicted in the 2004 Kumbakonam School fire tragedy that claimed 94 lives, filed petitions seeking suspension of sentence and bail at the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court here on Tuesday.

One held; country bombs seized in Madurai

One person was Thusday arrested and some country bombs, sickle and other weapons seized from him here, police said.

Agitation seeking removal of VC to be intensified in Madurai

Agitation would be intensifed seeking removal of Madurai Kamaraj University Vice-Chancellor Kalyani Mathivanan from the post, a representative of the association pressing the demand Thursday said.

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.

Transgender struggles for name change in school certificate

Battling all odds, a 24-year-old transgender has been running from pillar to post to get her name corrected in school certificates to enable her get a government job, which was refused to her in the past.

SC allows Alagiri trust-run college to make 2014-15 admissions

The Supreme Court Wednesday allowed Daya Engineering College in Madurai, run by former Union minister M K Alagiri`s Educational Trust, to make admissions for the academic year 2014-15.

Ganja seized, three SL refugees held in TN

Three Sri Lankan Tamil refugees were on Monday arrested after 44 kg of ganja, valued at about Rs 44 lakh, was allegedly seized from them, police said.

HC moved for CB-CID probe into girl`s mysterious death

A petition has been filed in Madras High Court Bench here seeking a CB-CID probe into the mysterious death of a teenaged nursing trainee with her mother suspecting rape and murder and alleging police pressure to withdraw her complaint.

Seeman arrested over toll plaza incident

Actor-director turned politician Seeman was arrested here on Saturday in connection with alleged altercation with staff of a toll plaza near Madurai, police said.

AI reintroduces Madurai-Mumbai-Madurai flight via Chennai

The Air India reintroduced the Madurai-Mumbai-Madurai flight via Chennai from Saturday.

Madurai: Van runs over 18 month old male toddler

Van runs over 18 month old male toddler
Madurai: An 18 month old male child was killed on the spot when the rear tyres of the school van ran over it at Malainagar while the vehicle was being reversed, police said.