The Tamil Nadu government on Friday informed the Madras High Court that disciplinary and departmental action, including suspension from service, has been initiated against 21 officers, including an IAS officer and two IPS officers, in connection with the police firing on anti-Sterlite protesters in Thoothukudi in 2018. The submission was made in a status report filed through Advocate General (AG)… Continue reading "Disciplinary action initiated against the then Collector over Thoothukudi firing: T.N. to HC"
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What research was done to understand the ‘Sanatana Dharma’ before the controversial remarks on it, the Madras High Court asked Tamil Nadu Minister Udhayanidhi Stalin on Wednesday. The remarks were made by Justice Anitha Sumanth, who was hearing petitions, that questioned why Udhayanidhi Stalin, HRCW Minister Sekar Babu, and MP A Raja continue to hold office, despite their remarks on… Continue reading "What research done on Sanatana: Udhayanidhi asked to present texts in court"
The Madras High Court on Tuesday barred ousted AIADMK Leader and former CM O Pannerselvam from using the name, flag and symbol of AIADMK. The High Court also prevented the former AIADMK leader from continuing with the claim as coordinator and using the party’s letterhead. The HC gave the order while hearing a Civil Suit filed by AIADMK General Secretary… Continue reading "HC restrains OPS from claiming he is AIADMK leader"
A division bench of the Madras High Court comprising justices R Suresh Kumar and G Arul Murugan on Thursday directed Anna University to complete within three months the selection process for appointing 372 assistant professors to constituent colleges. Allowing the varsity to go ahead with the selection process, the bench made it clear that the concession in written examination and… Continue reading "High Court orders to fill 372 vacancies in Anna University and affiliated colleges"
The Madras High Court on Friday upheld a 2011 trial court order convicting over 200 forest, revenue and police department officials for raping tribal women and ransacking tribal habitations at Vachathi village in Dharmapuri district during a raid for smuggled sandalwood in 1992. Justice P Velmurugan also ordered the state to pay Rs 10 lakh as compensation to each of… Continue reading "31 yrs on, HC holds all officials guilty in Vachathi rape case"
The Madras High Court on Friday held that the Enforcement Directorate (ED) had the right to subjugate minister Senthilbalaji into police custody under PMLA act in the cash for jobs scam case after hearing the Habeas Corpus Petition (HCP) filed by Senthilbalaji’s wife Megala. Justice CV Karthikeyan, who was named as the third judge to hear the HCP after the… Continue reading "Senthil Balaji’s arrest by ED, judicial custody legal"
The Tamil Nadu government has moved a petition in the Madras High Court appealing for a ban on two-wheeler taxis. The state government in its petition said that the two-wheeler taxis cannot be considered safe for commercial purposes as it puts safety at risk for the consumers travelling in it. The Tamil Nadu Transport department had started seizing bike-taxis ever… Continue reading "TN govt moves High Court to ban bike-taxis"
The Supreme Court Collegium headed by Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud on Tuesday recommended the elevation of seven judicial officers and two advocates as judges of different high courts. The Collegium in its meeting approved the proposal for the elevation of Judicial Officers — Ramachandra Dattatray Huddar and Venkatesh Naik Thavaryanaik as judges in the Karnataka High Court. “The Supreme… Continue reading "SC recommends nine names for elevation as High Court judges"
Forty-four judges will be cleared for appointment to the higher judiciary in three days, the government told the Supreme Court on Friday, after it was asked to “follow the law of the land” and told not to delay the process. Hearing a petition on the delay in the appointment of judges to the higher judiciary, the Supreme Court asked the… Continue reading "44 Judges will be cleared for appointment in three days: Centre to SC"
The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Monday said parents have greater responsibility than the government in raising their children in a healthy manner. A public interest litigation petition filed by S Ayyaa of Palayamkottai, Tirunelveli seeking the prohibition of usage of gambling apps by minor participants, came up for hearing before a division bench of Justices R… Continue reading "Parents should monitor childrens’ online activities: High Court"