Harish Murali

HC commutes death penalty to lifer for man who murdered, chopped off his neighbour

The issue pertains to the convict Yasar Arafat of Melapalayam village in Tirunelveli, challenging the conviction orders and death sentence of the trial court.

18 Mar 2021

Madras HC recommends suspension of Tamil Nadu top cop accused of sexual harassment

The accused officer, who cannot be named because of an earlier High Court order, was serving as the special director general of police when he misbehaved with the woman officer

16 Mar 2021

No full resumption of Chennai's suburban train services as COVID-19 cases rising: Madras HC

The judges also noted that even physical court hearings have been deferred due to the surge in COVID-19 cases.

16 Mar 2021

TTV Dhinakaran withdraws himself from case filed by Sasikala challenging AIADMK leadership

However, a counsel who appeared on behalf of VK Sasikala did not file a petition and told the court that they will file a counter after getting instructions from the client

15 Mar 2021

EWS quota in Anna University courses creating confusion: HC

The plea pertains to the Special Government Pleader, E Manoharan, mentioning before the court that the 10 per cent EWS quota was being implemented in admissions.

11 Mar 2021

Madras HC orders collection of satellite images of water bodies and public lands across TN

The court also directed that the master data of the entire state should be submitted to the Chief Secretary of the state government and the High Court registry

02 Mar 2021

Woman IPS harassment case: HC to oversee CB-CID probe against top police official

The State government had also ordered a probe by a committee headed by a senior IAS officer. 

02 Mar 2021

Policy required to prohibit private ownership of elephants by temples, individuals: Madras HC

This came after Rangarajan Narasimhan, a devotee of the Srirangam temple, moved a plea seeking that the court direct the state to file a report on the protection of temple elephants.

23 Feb 2021

TN govt says it stopped all ads on its achievements after DMK moved court on February 18

Countering the submissions made, senior advocate G Rajagopal appearing for the Election Commission said that it was still awaiting a reply from the AIADMK on the issue.

22 Feb 2021

Madras HC notice to Centre, Serum Institute on plea seeking to declare Covishield unsafe

The petitioner Asif Riaz of Chennai said he had volunteered for the vaccine trial and suffered from several side effects.

19 Feb 2021

Is Centre indirectly trying to impose its reservation policy on Tamil Nadu, asks Madras HC

The court was hearing a plea relating to the central government's insistence that Anna University follow 49.5% reservation in the admissions to two courses run under the Centre's scholarships

15 Feb 2021

Iron hand needed to deal with political parties trying to grab lands, says HC

He also submitted a photo showing some persons illegally occupying his property by putting up a shamiana there.

14 Feb 2021

Gutka case: Madras HC quashes fresh breach of privilege notices against Stalin, other DMK MLAs

On September 7 last year, the Assembly privileges committee issued fresh notices to the 18 MLAs including Stalin

10 Feb 2021

Any more space for memorials at Marina, asks Madras HC

The Madras High Court on Thursday wondered whether the Marina stretch has any more space for building memorials?

05 Feb 2021

POCSO not to punish teens in love, says Madras HC

The issue pertains to a case booked against an auto driver, in his early twenties, under the Act, in 2018, for marrying a minor girl.

30 Jan 2021

Kattupalli port expansion: Madras HC orders TNPCB to respond to public hearing plea

The petitioner said that due to the plan for a 14-fold increase in the capacity of the port, the shoreline will be majorly impacted where fishing hamlets are located.

22 Jan 2021

Madras HC issues notice to DMK's Udhayanidhi Stalin in case filed by TN Deputy Speaker

Seeking damages of Rs 1 crore, the Deputy Speaker said Udhayanidhi Stalin has been making false allegations that he was involved in the Pollachi rape scandal

22 Jan 2021

Centre not in favour of reservation for government school students in medical admissions

While the reservation for government school students in Tamil Nadu was provided through legislation by the state government, the Puducherry Cabinet forwarded the proposal to the Lieutenant Governor.

21 Jan 2021

Dispose of domestic violence cases in 60 days: HC

The court found out that around 1,000 such cases were pending, in which a majority of them have come to a grinding halt, without any progress for over three years.

19 Jan 2021

Staff shortage leaves consumer courts crippled

When the Centre passed the new Consumer Protection Act last year, many expected the consumer to finally become the king of the market economy.

17 Jan 2021

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