'Provide gender-neutral bathrooms': Madras HC judge counsels on LGBTQIA+ issues

The court issued guidelines to the State and Union government to ensure the protection of LGBTQIA+ persons in consensual relationships, including to ban conversion therapy.

07 Jun 2021

Madras HC treats letter seeking pipeline to supply drinking water as PIL, orders inquiry

The letter prayed for a direction to the Salem District Collector to instruct his subordinates to lay a pipeline for the supply of 24-hour drinking water to residents of Tharamangalam town

04 Jun 2021

Madras HC upholds nomination of 3 BJP MLAs to Puducherry Assembly

The court observed that the only grievance of the petitioner appears to be that the nominees are members of the BJP.

02 Jun 2021

Former AIADMK minister moves anticipatory bail plea in 'cheating' case filed by actress

The actress had recently filed a police complaint alleging that the former minister had sexually abused her and forced her to abort. The Chennai police had registered a case on her complaint.

02 Jun 2021

#MeToo: POCSO court grants Chennai police custody of PSBB teacher for three days

According to the prosecution, several students of Class XI and XII and alumni alleged that the teacher sexually misbehaved with them

01 Jun 2021

Marriages lost 'sacrament' due to recognition of live-in relationships, says Madras HC

The court made the observations on a plea moved by a government veterinarian against the criminal proceedings initiated against him by his wife

01 Jun 2021

Madras HC tells auto plant workers to drop strike, officials to inspect unit

The issue pertains to a petition moved by the workmen’s union of Renault-Nissan, alleging their employers are not adhering to the Covid-19 protocol.

01 Jun 2021

'Follow Covid protocol during hospital inspections': Madras HC to politicians

The first bench comprising the Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy made the observations in the suo motu plea pertaining to the Covid-19 management by the state.

31 May 2021

Sanction funds to feed stray animals during lockdown, HC tells State

The Madras High Court on Thursday observed that the committee appointed by the court to feed stray animals has come up with a “lovely report” to ensure that they are fed during the lockdown.

28 May 2021

Don't display party symbols or flags while distributing financial aid: Madras HC to TN govt

The issue pertains to a plea moved by an AIADMK member, seeking to provide the Rs 4,000 financial aid through direct bank transfer and restrain the state government from using the ruling party symbol

24 May 2021

Madras High Court orders TN to upload all Covid-related government orders online

The court recorded the submissions and emphasised that all future notifications and government orders be published in chronological order online and made available at the click of a button

21 May 2021

Form panel to help stray animals during lockdown: Madras High Court to TN govt

During the hearing on Thursday,  R Neelakandan, the government counsel, informed that necessary steps have been initiated with the animal welfare department to provide food to the strays.

20 May 2021

Activist moves Madras HC to protect stray animals during lockdown

According to VE Shiva, the founder of Mothers of Animals Welfare Trust, stray animals are among the worst-affected due to the pandemic due to lack of food and water.

19 May 2021

Madras High Court suspends all judicial work in courts in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry

Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee said the decision was taken because of the surge in COVID-19 cases in the state and the death of a district principal sessions judge in Tirunelveli due to the virus

17 May 2021

Sale of Remdesivir to be shifted to Nehru Indoor Stadium in Chennai due to crowding at KMC

The state also said there will be additional counters at the new location, adding that it proposes to sell at least 20,000 vials per day

13 May 2021