Citing right to religious practices, Madras HC rejects plea against breaking coconuts on devotees' heads

The court refused to ban the traditional practice of breaking coconuts on heads of devotees in a temple festival in Tamil Nadu.

29 May 2020

Madras HC takes suo-motu cognizance of violence at doctor's burial, issues notice to authorities

The bench has issued notices to the authorities concerned.

20 Apr 2020

Rs 2 crore compensation for accident? HC slashes it to Rs 78 lakh

The presiding officer of the tribunal R Venkatasubramanian has awarded the huge compensation without any rhyme or reason, observed the division bench. 

25 Feb 2020

Intemperate language not harassment?

The complaint was well aware of the Internal Committee and ought to have faced it had her complaint been true.

23 Feb 2020

Sister becomes ‘guardian’ to comatose brother and his assets

Justice Baabu allowed the petition and directed the local committee constituted under the National Trust for the Welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation.

17 Feb 2020

Translate NCERT textbooks, SIC tells Tamil varsity

Says Tamil medium students who aspire to get  govt jobs struggle to read the books in english

16 Feb 2020

High Court asks TN to frame a policy to limit water purifying units

Madras High Court has directed the State government to produce its policy decision relating to fixing of limit on the number of water purifying units, depending upon groundwater availability.

11 Feb 2020

‘Pay subsistence allowance to managerial staff’

Underlying principle of payment is to allow an individual sustain himself, says court

11 Feb 2020

Retired HC judges join Martyrs Day rally in Chennai, irks chief justice AP Sahi

The rally was allegedly organised by several leading and senior advocates inside the High Court campus without the prior permission from police department.

01 Feb 2020

Apologise on social media for fake news for bail: Madras High Court

The court ordered Zahir Husaain to write an apology conceding that the information that he had circulated about solar power projects in the State was indeed fake.

31 Jan 2020

Second wife eligible for pension after death of first: Madras HC

The case relates to a petition filed by C Sarojini Devi whose husband married her in in February 1975, while he was still married to his first wife.

27 Jan 2020

‘Only hubby, kids woman’s legal heirs

The judge cancelled the certificate and directed the Tahsildar to issue a fresh one on or before February 5.

15 Jan 2020

Months after FASTag rolled out, writ petition against it

A writ petition has been filed in Madras High Court to quash a notification dated December 30 of Reserve Bank of India, which introduced collection of fees at toll gates through FASTag.

12 Jan 2020

Retired parents of married government staff entitled to medical reimbursement, says HC

The judge quashed an order dated April 25, 2019 of the Additional Chief Secretary for Finance (Salaries) disallowing his claim for reimbursement and directed him to re-consider Kathiravan’s claim.

07 Jan 2020

AI could monitor breast cancer

Statistics show that about 40,000 women die in a year because of breast cancer, which is one in every 13 minutes a day.

01 Jan 2020