Cutting cake depicting national flag not unpatriotic or an insult, rules Madras High Court

The court observed that people should not be exposed to criminal proceedings for innocuous acts

22 Mar 2021

Offences under POCSO Act not compoundable even if victim agrees for compromise: Madras HC

The court ruled that if a female victim gives a complaint about an offence under the POCSO Act, it becomes an offence against the State and a compromise won't take away the offence.

19 Mar 2021

Court cites ‘shabby’ probe by cops, acquits rape-and-murder convict

HC tells State to act against those behind lapses, orders release of man awarded death 

19 Mar 2021

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

Private school teacher held under POCSO Act

A 26-year-old physical education teacher was arrested under POCSO Act for allegedly raping a 17-year-old student.

29 Oct 2019

Cab aggregator directed to pay Rs 15k for failing to send car on time

Four years after a call taxi company failed to send a car at the right time, a consumer forum directed the company to pay `15,000 as compensation.

29 Oct 2019

Snail meat hot delicacy in Tamil Nadu's Cuddalore

Those meant for export markets are cleaned by boiling to take out the calcium-rich shells, which go to the paint industry.

22 Apr 2018

Theni forest fire: Do not let anyone make such trips alone, say inconsolable members of Thittagudi victim

It was a plunge into darkness for the residents of Thittagudi. The death of S Subha (pic)(28), hailing from the town, in the Theni forest fire left them grieving.

13 Mar 2018