Madras High Court

Jayaraj-Fennix custodial deaths: Madras High Court lauds CB-CID probe; orders protection, paid-leave for lady cop witness

The Madurai bench of the Madras High Court has appreciated the CB-CID for their quick investigation and searches that led to the arrest of five cops of the Sathankulam Police station in connection with the custodial death of father-son duo Jayaraj and Bennix. 

Jul 02, 2020, 15:14 PM IST

Tuticorin custodial deaths: Madras HC says evidence may be destroyed before CBI begins probe

A division bench of justices, based on the preliminary postmortem report which notes evidence of wounds and judicial inquirer's findings, also observed that there are sufficient grounds for the registration of a case against police officials in the matter. 

Jun 30, 2020, 14:57 PM IST

Tuticorin custodial deaths: AIADMK, DMK announce Rs 25 lakh aid each to kin of P Jayaraj, J Fennix

In a joint statement, CM K Palaniswami and his deputy O Panneerselvam said on behalf of the party that the two deaths were saddening and unfortunate and announced Rs 25 lakh to the bereaved kin.

Jun 27, 2020, 10:04 AM IST

Madras High Court slams Tamil Nadu government over plans to conduct board exams from June 15

The hearing was conducted after the Tamil Nadu High and Higher Secondary School Graduate Teachers Association approached the court seeking to prevent the State government from conducting Class X board exams starting 15th June.

Jun 08, 2020, 14:56 PM IST

Deepa and Jayakumar legal heirs to Jayalalithaa’s property, part of Poes Garden residence can be converted into memorial: Madras High Court

Madras High Court on Wednesday recommended that late Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa's Poes Garden residence in Chennai be used as the official residence and office of the Chief Minister, while a part of it can be used as a ‘memorial’.

May 27, 2020, 13:13 PM IST

Madras High Court orders closure of TASMAC liquor outlets in Tamil Nadu, permits online sale

On May 6, the High Court had refused to stay the decision of the Tamil Nadu government’s to re-open state-run TASMAC liquor outlets. 

May 08, 2020, 19:35 PM IST

Madras HC allows reopening of TASMAC liquor shops from May 7, Chennai to remain dry

The Court will monitor the functioning of shops and if any violation is reported, based on enquiry the TASMAC shops will be directed to be closed by the Court. 

May 06, 2020, 21:30 PM IST

Madras High Court directs TN DGP to take into custody pro/anti CAA protestors who agitate without permission

Hearing a PIL filed by advocate and Hindu Munnetra Kazhagam leader K. Gopinath, which sought to restrain the DGP from permitting any kind of anti-CAA protest in Tamil Nadu, Justices MM Sundaresh and Krishnan Ramaswamy directed the Tamil Nadu Director General of Police (DGP) to take into custody all those protesting on public roads, irrespective fo whether it was for or against the Act, if they did not posses the necessary permissions.

Mar 05, 2020, 17:22 PM IST

Madras High Court dismisses plea against Rajinikanth over Periyar remark

Justice P Rajamanickam was hearing a petition by the secretary of Dravidar Viduthalai Kazhagam, a fringe outfit, seeking direction to the police to file a case against the actor. State Public Prosecutor A Natarajan submitted the petitioner had approached the court without seeking the alternative remedy available to them.

Jan 24, 2020, 14:22 PM IST

Madras High Court permits welcome banners to be put up for Modi-Xi Summit

The Madras High Court on Thursday permitted the Tamil Nadu government to erect banners from the Chennai airport till Mahabalipuram town (60kms away) to welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping who will have an informal summit in the town over the next weekend.

Oct 03, 2019, 16:20 PM IST

Nalini Sriharan, Rajiv Gandhi assassination case convict, gets 3-week parole extension

The Madras High Court had earlier extended Nalini Sriharan's existing one month parole for 3 weeks.

Aug 22, 2019, 12:57 PM IST

Saravana Bhavan owner Rajagopal, sentenced to life for murder, dies in Chennai hospital

The founder of Saravana Bhavan chain of South Indian restaurant P Rajagopal, who surrendered last week to serve a life term for a murder committed decades back, died here on Thursday morning in a private hospital, police said.

Jul 18, 2019, 12:45 PM IST

Overqualified candidates can’t be appointed to menial jobs despite unemployment, rules Madras HC

In February this year, a major furor erupted after highly qualified candidates applied for the posts of sanitary workers in Tamil Nadu Assembly Secretariat. 

Jul 11, 2019, 14:59 PM IST

Madras HC dismisses Cognizant's plea challenging Rs 2,912 cr dividend distribution tax

Justice K Kalyanasundaram granted liberty to the petitioner to raise all the issues before the Dispute Resolution Panel (DRP) within two weeks.

Jun 26, 2019, 10:34 AM IST

Madras HC reserves orders on Kamal Haasan's anticipatory bail plea

A case was registered under sections 153A and 295A of the Indian Penal Code, which deal with "outraging religious feelings" and "promoting enmity between different groups" respectively.

May 16, 2019, 21:29 PM IST

Kiran Bedi can't interfere in day-to-day affairs of elected Puducherry govt: Madras HC

The court said that Kiran Bedi cannot interfere under the guise of supremacy or public interest when there is an elected government in power.

Apr 30, 2019, 12:56 PM IST

TikTok app set for India ban fails to remove online predators: Report

The BBC investigation found that TikTok was failing to suspend the accounts of people sending sexual messages to teenagers and children.

Apr 06, 2019, 16:30 PM IST

Ban Chinese video app TikTok for 'encouraging pornography': Madras HC tells Centre

Jokes, clips and footage related to India`s thriving movie industry dominate on TikTok, along with memes and videos in which youngsters, some scantily clad, lip-sync and dance to popular music.


Apr 04, 2019, 12:04 PM IST

Madras HC declines to transfer gang rape case to CB-CID

Justice GK Ilanthiraiyan directed a lower court to complete the trial within six months.

Apr 01, 2019, 20:54 PM IST

Man stabs wife inside Madras High Court over matrimonial dispute

According to the police, Saravanan and Varalakshmi were attending a hearing in a matrimonial dispute pending in the family court.

Mar 19, 2019, 19:39 PM IST