Madras HC tells cops to protect, not harass queer woman fleeing kin

The issue pertains to a plea moved by a queer woman who was forcibly married to a male by her parents when she was 17 years old.

07 Jul 2021

Access facilities for disabled must in new public buildings: Madras HC

During the hearing on Monday, the State submitted a status report on government buildings and its facilities.

06 Jul 2021

Madras High Court asks why Jaya death probe panel should not be wound up in three months

The petitioner Thondan Subramani had urged the court to direct the authorities to wind up the commission, saying it is defunct and public money is being spent on it

02 Jul 2021

Right to practise religion can take backseat when right to life is under threat, says Madras HC

The court refused to entertain a petition that sought full reopening of temples that were shut due to the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions

02 Jul 2021

Ensure that homeless people are vaccinated against COVID-19, Madras High Court tells govt

The court was hearing a plea moved by a petitioner urging it to direct the authorities to ensure that the homeless and less privileged are protected against the virus by vaccination

01 Jul 2021

Even if you build a Taj Mahal on a waterbody, we will tear it down, Madras HC warns railways

During the hearing on Wednesday, the counsel for the petitioner alleged that one or more waterbodies have been completely destroyed in undertaking the construction of a subway

30 Jun 2021

Chennai court denies bail to former AIADMK minister M Manikandan

The prosecution during the hearing submitted that if the accused is released on bail at this earliest point of time, there is every chance to tamper with the investigation.

25 Jun 2021

40 pharma companies have shown interest in anti-COVID drug 2-DG, says DRDO

As of July 17, 40 companies have expressed interest to manufacture it and the applications are being processed, said R Sankara Narayanan, Additional Solicitor General representing DRDO

25 Jun 2021

Madras HC wonders why licence for DRDO’s new anti-COVID drug given to only one company

The petitioner said giving the licence to several medical companies may bring the price down. He sought the court to direct the authorities to provide the licence to multiple pharmaceutical firms.

24 Jun 2021

No scientific basis to expect third wave of COVID-19, says Madras High Court

The court also said there is even less scientific basis to fear that the third wave may attack children more

22 Jun 2021

COVID-19 cash relief will be given to all transgenders in state, says Tamil Nadu government

Transgender rights activist Grace Banu had moved the court seeking extension of the COVID cash relief to all transgenders in the state even if they don't possess any valid registration papers

18 Jun 2021

Madras High court refuses to stay auction of Tamil Nadu police's Chippiparai dog

The first bench comprising Chief Justice  Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy refused to pass any interim directions on staying the auction notice.

16 Jun 2021

Covid lockdown: Holistic plan required to feed stray animals, says Madras High Court

The issue pertains to a plea moved by an animal activist VE Shiva praying for a direction to the State government to feed the stray animals, which are starving due to the pandemic.

14 Jun 2021

Carnatic musician TM Krishna moves Madras High Court against Centre's new IT rules

Krishna stated that the rules violate the fundamental rights to freedom of expression and privacy and are unconstitutional. He said they affect his rights as an artist and cultural commentator.

10 Jun 2021

Covid-19: Madras High Court to continue virtual hearing

The notification issued by the Registrar General of the court said that the decision has been made in view of the recent surge of Covid cases and to avoid further spike of cases.

10 Jun 2021