Jegadeeswari Pandian

Avaniyapuram jallikattu begins with fervour in Madurai amid COVID-19 pandemic

Commercial Taxes and Registration minister P Moorthy and Finance Minister PTR Palanivel Thiagarajan, in the presence of Lok Sabha MP Su Venkatesan flagged off the event at around 7.30 am.

14 Jan 2022

Madras HC confirms death sentence awarded to youth for rape and murder of a seven-year-old girl

A Division Bench of Justices S Vaidyanathan and G Jayachandran was satisfied that there was no infirmity in the order of conviction passed by the Pudukkottai Mahila Court on M Samivel alias Raja.

12 Jan 2022

Judge flays Madras HC order on CCTV cameras in spas

Justice GR Swaminathan says installing the equipment would violate the right to privacy and go against SC verdict

05 Jan 2022

Just calls, be it human rights or wildlife protection

In June, Justice N Anand Venkatesh made it clear that the limitation period prescribed in Registration Act, 1908, does not apply for registration of orders passed by a civil court.

02 Jan 2022

No need to stand up for Tamil Thai Vaazhthu: Madras HC

Controversy erupted when Kanchi Mutt Seer Vijayendra Saraswathi remained seated while Tamil Thai Vaazhthu was played during a book release function at Chennai on January 24, 2018.

11 Dec 2021

In rare order reversal, man convicted for abetting woman’s suicide

High Court uses suo motu revisional powers, sentences person acquitted of abetting suicide

06 Dec 2021

Madras HC quashes Vanniyars internal reservation; calls it unconstitutional

The Bench discussed if the State has power to provide reservation based on caste without any quantifiable data on population socio-educational status and representation of the backward classes.

02 Nov 2021

Tamil Nadu Advocates want physical hearings to resume

The Bar Council of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry (BCTNP), in a meeting on October 8, passed a resolution urging the reopening of the Madras High Court and the Madurai Bench.

18 Oct 2021

Compensation of 2013 road mishap victim cut by 20% as he was riding ‘triples’

This was decided after an insurance company filed an appeal in 2018 challenging an order of the Devakottai Motor Accident Claims Tribunal, where the victim’s family had filed a petition.

17 Oct 2021

'One must be careful when categorising POCSO case as elopement', say experts  in Tamil Nadu

Though aimed at reducing caseload of special courts, stakeholders caution that all such cases may not be consensual and more needs to be done to tackle delays.

11 Oct 2021

Domestic violence case referred to larger bench of Madras HC

During the hearing, counsels appearing for the two petitioners informed Justice Shankar that two contrary judgments have been passed by the Madras High Court in similar matters.

06 Oct 2021

TN’s legal aid authorities visit Madurai prison on court orders

“Every court has its legal services committee with the senior-most judge as its chairman.

22 Sep 2021

Permanent Lok Adalat helps woman get back excess amount charged by private hospital

The chairman directed the hospital to return the excess fee to Susila within a week, and based on the directions the hospital returned the amount to Susila recently.

19 Sep 2021

HC attempts to free 'caged parrot' CBI, suggests special Act giving more powers to it

The agency should have autonomy like the Comptroller and Auditor General and Election Commission, so that it is free from the government’s control or any political interference, the court said

18 Aug 2021

Try to complete Madurai AIIMS construction in three years: Madras HC to Centre

The judges directed the Centre to take a decision on the appointment of a project consultant at the earliest. 

18 Aug 2021