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madras high court

Madras High Court is the highest Court in the state of Tamil Nadu, exercising Original Jurisdiction over the City of Madras. Although the name of the city was changed from Madras to Chennai in 1996, the court as an institution did not follow suit and retained the name as the Madras High Court. More

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  • Govt tried to 'hush up' excesses in father-son duo case: MDMK Jul 06, 2020 02:06 PM IST

    Govt tried to 'hush up' excesses in father-son duo case: MDMK

    The Vaiko-led party said the directives and guidance of the Madras High Court in this case have given confidence that the guilty would be punished.

  • Madhya Pradesh govt approaches SC over GI tag for Basmati-growing regions Jun 19, 2020 04:29 PM IST

    Madhya Pradesh govt approaches SC over GI tag for Basmati-growing regions

    Earlier this year, the state government and a Basmati growers association lost two separate cases in the Madras high court filed in 2016, challenging the exclusion of 13 districts of the state from a map submitted by the Agriculture and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) for GI tags.

  • State cannot be ungrateful to migrant workers: Madras High Court Jun 03, 2020 05:15 PM IST

    State cannot be ungrateful to migrant workers: Madras High Court

    Petitioner-advocate AP Suryaprakasam submitted that thousands of migrant labourers are without food and shelter and they are loitering in the railway stations and so, they should be provided with food, shelter and medical facilities.

  • Jaya's nephew and niece entitled to her properties: Madras HC May 29, 2020 08:46 PM IST

    Jaya's nephew and niece entitled to her properties: Madras HC

    With regard to self acquisitions of Jayalalithaa, the petitioner and the respondent are the legal heirs as per Section 15(1)(d) of the Hindu Succession Act,1956.

  • SFI seeks postponement of board exams till COVID-19 goes May 21, 2020 07:10 PM IST

    SFI seeks postponement of board exams till COVID-19 goes

    SFI, referring to a news report saying the Centre had said the exam centres cannot be set up in containment zones, submitted that it would be difficult for students from containment zones to attend the exams.

  • Housing for all: Madras HC proposes ban on NRIs from buying houses in India Feb 04, 2020 08:47 PM IST

    Housing for all: Madras HC proposes ban on NRIs from buying houses in India

    The court on its own impleaded the Union housing and finance ministries as party respondents. It has directed them to answer a series of questions including as to how many families have basic amenity of housing in India as well as in Tamil Nadu, population and housing ratio in the country and in the state, when 'Housing for All' mission of the central government would be achieved.

  • Madras HC rejects plea to conduct consecration of Thanjavur temple Jan 31, 2020 09:15 PM IST

    Madras HC rejects plea to conduct consecration of Thanjavur temple

    The court said it was reluctant to interfere with the religious functions and ceremonies of temples, unless a strong case had been made out and established that religious practices were violative of the Constitution.

  • SC stays Madras HC proceedings on plea challenging DMK leader Kanimozhi's election in Lok Sabha polls Jan 30, 2020 12:53 PM IST

    SC stays Madras HC proceedings on plea challenging DMK leader Kanimozhi's election in Lok Sabha polls

    A bench comprising Chief Justice S A Bobde and Justices B R Gavai and Surya Kant took note of the submissions of the DMK leader's lawyer and stayed the ongoing proceedings before the Madras High Court.

  • Madras HC grants interim stay on proceedings against Karti Chidambaram in tax evasion case Jan 21, 2020 12:44 PM IST

    Madras HC grants interim stay on proceedings against Karti Chidambaram in tax evasion case

    Justice M Sundar, before whom the petition by Karti and his wife, seeking to stall the proceedings before the special court constituted to hear cases related to MPs and MLAs came up for hearing, granted an interim injunction till January 27.

  • Politics | No light at the end of the tunnel for convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi case Jan 14, 2020 12:42 PM IST

    Politics | No light at the end of the tunnel for convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi case

    If the AIADMK-led state government does not firmly stand for their release, the seven convicts would soon commence their fourth decade behind bars.

  • Madras HC concludes hearing on Vedanta plea challenging closure of Sterlite plant Jan 09, 2020 12:25 PM IST

    Madras HC concludes hearing on Vedanta plea challenging closure of Sterlite plant

    Concluding the hearing of arguments after 39 days, a special bench of Justices TS Sivagnanam and V Bhavani Subbaroyan said on Wednesday it would try to deliver the order as expeditiously as possible.

  • Cartel of doctors, pharma firms, labs fleecing patients: Madras HC Jan 08, 2020 08:38 PM IST

    Cartel of doctors, pharma firms, labs fleecing patients: Madras HC

    A division bench of Justices N Kirubakaran and P Velmurugan passed the order while expanding the scope of the plea moved by Fourrts (India) Labs Pvt Ltd a pharmaceutical company challenging its income tax assessment.

  • Tax evasion case: Karti Chidambaram to move Madras HC Jan 08, 2020 01:10 PM IST

    Tax evasion case: Karti Chidambaram to move Madras HC

    The matter relates to the alleged non-disclosure of Rs 1.35 crore received by Karti, son of former union minister P Chidambaram, and his wife Srinidhi in cash for sale of land at Muttukadu near here.

  • Madras HC directs police to videograph DMK anti-CAA rally Dec 23, 2019 10:00 AM IST

    Madras HC directs police to videograph DMK anti-CAA rally

    It gave the interim direction late Sunday night on PILs opposing the rally after the Tamil Nadu government counsel informed that police have denied permission for the protest as there was no firm commitment from the organisers on owning responsibility in case of any violence and damage to property.

  • Madras HC dismisses plea challenging J-K Reorganisation Act Oct 31, 2019 06:30 PM IST

    Madras HC dismisses plea challenging J-K Reorganisation Act

    The Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019, provides for reconstituting the state into two Union territories -- Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.

  • NSE co-location scam: Madras HC issues notices to SEBI, CBI, 4 others Oct 11, 2019 06:38 PM IST

    NSE co-location scam: Madras HC issues notices to SEBI, CBI, 4 others

    The co-location facility allowed brokers to take on rent specific racks and co-locate their servers and systems within the exchange premises.

  • PM Modi-Xi Jinping meet: Madras HC nod to Centre, TN govt to allow banners Oct 03, 2019 08:20 PM IST

    PM Modi-Xi Jinping meet: Madras HC nod to Centre, TN govt to allow banners

    The court had banned hoardings along the road and it recently pulled up the government for not effectively implementing its order following the death of a woman techie.

  • State has powers to shut hazardous units like Sterlite: TN Aug 06, 2019 09:10 PM IST

    State has powers to shut hazardous units like Sterlite: TN

    The state made the submissions on the plea moved by Vedanta challenging the government order directing closure of its unit.

  • Madras HC dismisses Cognizant's plea challenging Rs 2,912 cr dividend distribution tax Jun 25, 2019 09:55 PM IST

    Madras HC dismisses Cognizant's plea challenging Rs 2,912 cr dividend distribution tax

    Justice K Kalyanasundaram granted liberty to the petitioner to raise all the issues before the Dispute Resolution Panel (DRP) within two weeks.

  • Centre moves SC against quashing of land acquisition for Salem-Chennai green corridor project May 31, 2019 06:40 PM IST

    Centre moves SC against quashing of land acquisition for Salem-Chennai green corridor project

    A vacation bench comprising Justices M R Shah and A S Bopanna fixed the appeal of the central government against the April 8 order of the high court for hearing on June 3 after the counsel said that the plea was of utmost importance.

  • Madras High Court grants pre-arrest bail to Kamal Haasan over Godse remark May 20, 2019 03:26 PM IST

    Madras High Court grants pre-arrest bail to Kamal Haasan over Godse remark

    Allowing his plea, the judge said the court was inclined to grant bail as the election process was still pending and he was the leader of a registered political party.

  • Puducherry CM V Narayanasamy demands Lt Governor Kiran Bedi's resignation May 05, 2019 03:55 PM IST

    Puducherry CM V Narayanasamy demands Lt Governor Kiran Bedi's resignation

    The Madras High court had laid down very clearly that the Lt Governor had no powers to act independently and that she must work "in tandem with the Chief Minister and the Council of Ministers."

  • Policy | For whom the law Tik-Toks Apr 30, 2019 08:26 AM IST

    Policy | For whom the law Tik-Toks

    Why the Madras High Court’s actions against Tik-Tok are not in keeping with available legislation and case law.

  • Sexual harassment case: HC admits plea by 10 women lawyers Apr 27, 2019 09:45 PM IST

    Sexual harassment case: HC admits plea by 10 women lawyers

    The incident pertains to a a gang allegedly trying to strip a 19-year-old woman inside a car near Pollachi, a town near Coimbatore, recording the act and blackmailing her using the visuals.

  • Madras High Court moves to lift ban on Chinese video app TikTok: lawyers Apr 24, 2019 07:34 PM IST

    Madras High Court moves to lift ban on Chinese video app TikTok: lawyers

    Earlier this month, the court in Tamil Nadu ordered the central government to prohibit TikTok downloads, saying the app was encouraging pornography.

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