Jegadeeswari Pandian

Thoothukudi firing: NHRC, TN govt in Madras HC’s line of fire

The litigant wanted the court to direct NHRC to reopen the case.

26 Jun 2021

Will Dindigul lock on to minister Sreenivasan for second straight time?

Caste-wise, Pillaimars, Vanniyars and Mukkulathor are predominant in the constituency and there is also a sizeable population of Yadavars, Naidus and SC community members.

03 Apr 2021

Big names feature in poaching case

The judges pointed out that a copy of Rajan’s personal diary, having addresses and mobile numbers of his customers, was also enclosed in the report.

20 Feb 2021

Madras HC saves couple from jamaat’s snub

Deen submitted that he gave a representation to the jamaat’s president on January 27, seeking to schedule his daughter’s marriage.

14 Feb 2021

Madras HC relieves trader from paying license fee to govt during lockdown

The judge observed that the force majeure clause is a clause in a contract specifying certain events, which would excuse the non-performance of a contractual obligation.

05 Feb 2021

Alleged vaccine death: Madurai bench asks if autopsy was performed as per guidelines

The bench gave the direction while hearing a petition filed by Ambika of Thoothukudi, the wife of the deceased Manokaran

04 Feb 2021

Faced with trials, courts set bar high

The panic spread by the Coronavirus has revamped the Indian judiciary system and taught the people to adapt to new challenges. 

25 Dec 2020

Unemployment, a factor to be considered in theft cases: Madras HC

The Madurai Bench of Madras High Court saw the pleasant side of the virus when two youth, accused of lifting bikes, were granted relief on Friday.

14 Nov 2020

Thank God, it’s Friday!

Without any hustle or bustle, officers like him have been working quietly to empower some of the most downtrodden members of our society.

08 Nov 2020

Justice for kin of electrocuted man as judge directs Tangedco to give Rs 13.86 lakh relief

The judge advised Tangedco to conduct safety audits and suggested it encourage young scientists to come up with a solution for rodent intervention and bird hits so that such mishaps could be avoided.

03 Nov 2020

Won't proceed with MBBS admissions till Governor decides on NEET quota bill, TN govt assures HC

Upset by the prospect that the interests of so many government school students will be put in jeopardy if the decision is not taken on time, Justice Kirubakaran broke down in tears during the hearing

16 Oct 2020

Doing justice to his job by settling 355 cases in 12 hours

Though hearings normally start at 10.30 am and end at 4.45 pm, Justice Swaminathan started one-and-a-half hours early at 9 am and continued for 12 hours straight.

04 Oct 2020

Madras High Court Bench quashes tender notification by executive officer of Palani temple

Justice GR Swaminathan quoted from The New Indian Express editorial on concerns regarding the administration of temples in Andhra Pradesh and said the view was relevant to Tamil Nadu as well.

23 Sep 2020

A suicide that revealed the sad demise of humanity

Kaapaathunga (save me) — Malathi’s screams echoed all around before she fell on the road, fully consumed by the flames she had set herself upon.

04 Sep 2020

Virtual reality: Pros and cons of running online courts

The jury’s still out on the efficacy of virtual hearing. However, the feeble murmurs for physical hearing of cases are now reaching a fever pitch...

16 Aug 2020

Sathankulam custodial deaths: Can slap murder charges on cops 

Constable’s statement should be recorded by a separate magistrate, says Madurai bench

01 Jul 2020

CCTV footage at Sathankulam police station deliberately erased, reveals magistrate

The judicial officer further stated that a woman constable, who was an eye-witness to the incident, was 'terrified' to reveal the truth

01 Jul 2020

Sathankulam police not cooperating with judicial inquiry; HC orders revenue officials to take control of police station

The judges further directed the Additional Director of Forensic Sciences department to send a team of experts to collect materials from the station.

29 Jun 2020

Madurai Bench now combines virtual, physical hearing

The Secretary of Bar Council of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry was impleaded suo motu in the case and standing counsel intimated through mobile.

04 Jun 2020

Life in home quarantine not so easy say these Madurai residents

Take 45-year-old Arun* for instance. Arun, who lives in Vilangudi in Madurai, had gone to Oman at the end of February and returned on March 9.

20 Apr 2020

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