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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  • Is a woman in live-in-relationship entitled to pension? Jun 09, 2021 09:26 PM IST

    Is a woman in live-in-relationship entitled to pension?

    Justice S Vaidyanathan, before whom the petition came up for hearing recently, observed that the matter has to be referred to a larger bench to arrive at a finality.

  • Madras High Court orders Tamil Nadu to set uniform COVID-19 rules for carmakers Jun 08, 2021 12:55 PM IST

    Madras High Court orders Tamil Nadu to set uniform COVID-19 rules for carmakers

    Workers at the Indian unit of Renault-Nissan had asked the Madras High Court for operations to be halted, saying social distancing norms were being flouted and the risk to their lives outweighed the health benefits provided by the company.

  • Workers' safety can't be compromised for production volume: Madras HC to Renault Nissan May 31, 2021 08:31 PM IST

    Workers' safety can't be compromised for production volume: Madras HC to Renault Nissan

    The court also asked the company workers to resume duty on Tuesday and the state government to depute a senior officer to the factory to see the Covid-19 safety protocols there.

  • Renault-Nissan fights court battle with Indian workers on operations during COVID-19 surge May 23, 2021 01:45 PM IST

    Renault-Nissan fights court battle with Indian workers on operations during COVID-19 surge

    Renault-Nissan India and workers at its plant in the southern state of Tamil Nadu have been locked in a legal tussle after workers petitioned a court to halt operations because social distancing norms were being flouted and company-provided health benefits were outweighed by the risk to their lives.

  • Election Commission's SC panel counsel resigns, says 'values not in consonance with current functioning of ECI' May 07, 2021 05:24 PM IST

    Election Commission's SC panel counsel resigns, says 'values not in consonance with current functioning of ECI'

    "I have found that my values are not in consonance with the current functioning of the ECI; and hence I withdraw myself from the responsibilities of its panel counsel," advocate Mohit D Ram reportedly stated in his resignation letter.

  • EC moves Supreme Court against Madras HC over ‘murder charges' remark May 01, 2021 08:20 PM IST

    EC moves Supreme Court against Madras HC over ‘murder charges' remark

    The Madras HC had observed that the Election Commission “should be put on murder charges” for not taking action against political parties that flouted COVID-19 protocol while holding election rallies in poll-bound states at a time the country was seeing a surge in coronavirus cases.

  • Madras HC judge books session with psychologist to learn about same-sex relationships Apr 29, 2021 08:31 PM IST

    Madras HC judge books session with psychologist to learn about same-sex relationships

    The judge passed an interim order in a plea where a lesbian couple from Madurai had eloped and moved to Chennai and was seeking protection from their parents who objected to their relationship.

  • Explained | Did COVID-19 cases surge due to election rallies? Apr 28, 2021 01:25 PM IST

    Explained | Did COVID-19 cases surge due to election rallies?

    In India, COVID-19 cases started rising from the end of February and early March. With little or no social distancing, cases increased in all the states where polling took place.  But, while the polls and rallies are being blamed for the surge in these battleground states, Maharashtra and Delhi are the two worst-affected states, which have seen a humongous rise in cases without having any polls or religious events.

  • Plea in Madras HC against alleged use of Aadhaar info by Puducherry BJP for sending WhatsApp invite to voters Mar 26, 2021 04:15 PM IST

    Plea in Madras HC against alleged use of Aadhaar info by Puducherry BJP for sending WhatsApp invite to voters

    The court, after taking note of the charges levelled by the petitioner, asked the Election Commission to submit a report by April 2.

  • Cutting cake with Tricolour, Ashoka Chakra on it not insult to flag: Madras High Court Mar 22, 2021 07:44 PM IST

    Cutting cake with Tricolour, Ashoka Chakra on it not insult to flag: Madras High Court

    Quashing a magistrate’s direction to take punitive action against those cutting cakes appearing like the tricolour, Justice N Anand Venkatesh said that such “hyper and surfeit nationalism goes against the prosperity of our nation".

  • Madras HC quashes Income Tax proceedings against Karti Chidambaram and his wife Dec 12, 2020 08:08 PM IST

    Madras HC quashes Income Tax proceedings against Karti Chidambaram and his wife

    The Court, while ruling that the action is "not maintainable and premature", clarified that proceedings may be initiated again if the authority concerned deemed the same is required after proper assessment.

  • 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.

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