The legal counsel of BJP national secretary H Raja has argued that the two-judge bench of the Madras High Court that initiated contempt proceedings against him has no authority to do so. Raja submitted before the Chief Justice of the Madras High Court that a division bench of the court had no locus standi to suo moto initiate contempt proceedings… Continue reading "HC division bench can’t take up sup moto contempt plea: H Raja tells CJ"
Category: Chennai News
A court in Gobichettipalayam today acquitted all nine accused in the sensational abduction case of Kannada matinee idol Dr Rajkumar by forest brigand Veerappan in July 2000. Additional district judge K Mani, while acquitting all the nine accused, tore into the prosecution for not presenting a watertight case. Judge Mani, in his judgment on Tuesday, stated that the prosecution did… Continue reading "Rajkumar kidnap case: Court acquits all accused"
The three-member committee formed by the National Green Tribunal to survey the Sterlite copper smelter plant in Thoothukudi held a public hearing in Chennai today during which many people from the southern town asked for the reopening of the factory, contradictory to the public sentiment some months ago. The team, led by retired judge Justice Tarun Agarwal, heard public opinion… Continue reading "Sterlite: NGT team in Chennai, holds hearing with stakeholders"
Arputham Ammal, mother of A G Perarivalan, one of the seven life convicts in the former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, today met Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit and urged him to release her son, who was languishing in jail for the last 27 years. Speaking to reporters later, she expressed hope that the Governor would take a positive… Continue reading "Perarivalan’s mother meets Governor, seeks son’s release"
Recently, the ruling AIADMK announced state-wide protests against the main opposition DMK on September 25, holding that party and the Congress, as well, responsible for the genocide in Sri Lanka. And on Sunday, the DMK announced it would stage state-wide protests against the ruling AIADMK on corruption, in a bid to counter the arch rival’s move against it on the… Continue reading "AIADMK, DMK announce protests against each other"
The Chennai police today arrested MLA and actor Karunas for his recent remarks against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and a police officer. In an early morning operation, special teams of police arrested him from his Saligramam residence amid tight security. The legislator, who got elected from the Tiruvadanai Assembly constituency in 2016 with the support of AIADMK,… Continue reading "Karunas arrested for hate speech"
Thoothukudi District Collector Sandeep Nanduri has said as the National Green Tribunal-appointed committee is to begin its inspection of Sterlite Copper premises from Saturday, evacuation of the chemicals stored on the factory premises will resume under its supervision. Talking to journalists, he said around 90 per cent of chemicals including sulphuric acid, phosphoric acid, petro products etc. were evacuated from… Continue reading "National Green Tribunal panel inspection at Sterlite plant from today"
DMK president M K Stalin on Friday challenged Tamil Nadu electricity minister P Thangamani to file a defamation case against him within one week failing which he would file a case against the latter. Speaking to reorters, Stalin denied the Minister’s charge that he was providing wrong information to the media on the issue. Stating that he had alleged irregularities… Continue reading "File case against me or I will sue you: Stalin to Thangamani"
The Chennai police booked a criminal case against MLA and actor Karunas for issuing a death threat to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and a police officer. The legislator, who got elected from the Tiruvadanai Assembly constituency in 2016 with the support of AIADMK, has landed in trouble when he ‘overstepped’ the bounds of speaking up in passing… Continue reading "Cops book Karunas, but actor-MLA says he is very much at home"
A Special Court to hear pending cases against MPs, MLAs was inaugurated in Chennai on Thursday. The court was set up after the State government issued a Government Order earlier this month in compliance of the Supreme Court’s order dated 1 November 2017, which said 12 fast track courts should be set up in different States to try criminal cases… Continue reading "Chennai gets special court to hear cases against MLAs, MPs"