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Pressure cooker symbol : Supreme Court refuses to acknowledge TTV Dhinakaran outfit’s claim

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The Supreme Court Tuesday refused to acknowledge the claim of the TTV Dhinakaran-led outfit over ‘pressure cooker’ as common election symbol. The Supreme Court, however, directed the Election Commission (EC) to consider granting common free election symbol to the candidates of the Dhinakaran-led outfit for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls and assembly by-elections in Tamil […]

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Madras HC: Relief for 18 AIADMK MLAs

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CHENNAI: The case will now be referred to a third judge,nine months after 18 AIADMK MLAs were disqualified by the Tamil Nadu Speaker P Dhanapal, the Madras High Court delivered a split verdict Today. The first bench of the High Court led by Chief Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice M Sundar came out with differing […]

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Madras HC to decide fate of Edappadi Palaniswami-led govt

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CHENNAI: The decision on Edappadi Palaniswami will be made in Madras High Court on Thursday when it pronounces its verdict on the disqualification of 18 AIADMK MLAs. The judgement, which was reserved by the High Court on January 24, comes nine months after the 18 MLAs were disqualified. The 18 AIADMK MLAs were disqualified by […]

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Delhi court grants bail to accused in EC bribery case involving AIADMK

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 A Delhi court today granted bail to a senior advocate, who is an accused in the Election Commission bribery case involving AIADMK (Amma) faction leader T T V Dhinakaran. Special judge Arvind Kumar granted bail to Chennai-based B Kumar and asked him to furnish a personal bond of Rs 50,000 and two sureties of the […]

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EC bribery case: Delhi HC asks police for detailed report on accused

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The Delhi High Court today directed the Delhi Police to file a consolidated status report on the bail plea of a middleman arrested in the Election Commission bribery case, allegedly involving AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran and others. Justice Mukta Gupta asked the Delhi Police Crime Branch to be ready to answer the questions relating to […]

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Delhi HC reserves order on Sasikala-Dhinakaran plea for ‘hat’ symbol

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The Delhi High Court today reserved its order on an interim plea by V K Sasikala-T T V Dhinakaran group of AIADMK for using the ‘hat’ symbol in the upcoming R K Nagar constituency by-poll. Justice Indermeet Kaur heard arguments on behalf of the Sasikala-Dhinakaran group, the poll panel and the faction of Tamil Nadu […]

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Madras HC confirms jail term for kin of Sasikala in DA case

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The Madras High Court today upheld a CBI court order convicting son-in-law and daughter of jailed AIADMK leader V K Sasikala’s sister in a Rs 1.68 crore disproportionate assets (DA) case registered two decades ago. Justice G Jayachandran dismissed appeals filed by S R Baskaran, a Reserve Bank of India employee, and his wife B […]

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SC summons ex-MP in decade old case of breaching contract

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The Supreme Court has directed a former AIADMK MP to appear before it or face arrest in a more than a decade old case of breaching contract with a company over transfer of its subsidiary firm. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra issued notice to former MP K C Palanisamy asking him to […]

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SC rejects plea alleging jailed Sasikala holding party post

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The Supreme Court today dismissed a plea for issuance of a direction to the poll panel to decide on a representation seeking to bar AIADMK General Secretary V K Sasikala from heading the party after her conviction and imprisonment in a disproportionate assets case. The bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar refused to […]

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SC rejects as premature Sasikala Pushpa’s plea on immunity

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The Supreme Court today dismissed as premature a plea by Rajya Sabha MP Sasikala Pushpa seeking immunity from the anti-defection law as she has not been after ‘expelled’ from the AIADMK. A bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra said that her plea was “premature” after Pushpa claimed that she had not received any expulsion letter […]

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Madras HC disposes of plea against Dinakaran’s candidature

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Observing that it cannot interfere in policy matters of government, the Madras High Court today disposed of a petition challenging AIADMK Deputy General Secretary T T V Dinakaran’s candidature for the April 12 RK Nagar Assembly bypoll on the ground he had been penalised in FERA cases. When the PIL came up before the first […]

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Jaya, Sasikala had jewellery, cars worth crores: SC

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Gold and diamond jewellery worth Rs 2.51 crore and wrist watches worth Rs 15.9 lakh were part of the Rs 55 crore assets amassed by late AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa, her close aide V K Sasikala and two others. Besides Jayalalithaa against whom the proceedings got abated owing to her death, Sasikala and her two […]

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Swamy hails SC verdict convicting Sasikala and others

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BJP leader Subramanian Swamy today hailed the Supreme Court verdict convicting AIADMK General Secretary V K Sasikala in disproportionate assets case, saying the 20-year-old wait has yielded results and it does not matter which party does corruption but the courts will take a tough stand. Swamy, who had filed the first complaint in 1996 as […]

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AIADMK in HC for quashing plea to prevent Sasikala from becoming Gen Secy

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AIADMK today filed a petition in the Madras High Court seeking quashing of the plea by expelled AIADMK MP Sasikala Pushpa and her husband to restrain the ruling party from appointing former chief minister Jayalalithaa’s aide V K Sasikala as party General Secretary. The petition was filed by AIADMK Presidium Chairman E Madhusudanan. Justice K […]

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Centre politicising Cauvery issue, alleges AIADMK

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The ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu today accused the Centre of politicising the Cauvery water sharing issue and asked it to withdraw the petition submitted yesterday seeking modification in the Supreme Court order. The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) MPs, led by Deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha M Thambidurai, took out a protest […]

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K’taka govt moves SC against Jaya’s acquittal in DA case

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The Karnataka government today moved the Supreme Court challenging the state high court verdict acquitting Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in the disproportionate assets case. The state government in its appeal, filed through advocate Joseph Aristotle, has sought setting aside of the Karnataka HC order and also pleaded that the disqualification of the AIADMK […]

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Supreme Court pulls up Jayalalithaa for filing 4 nominations in 2001

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa was pulled up by The Supreme Court for filing four nominations during the 2001 Assembly polls. “You had held top post in the state and held post only below to his excellency. You are a public figure in the state and you run a party. How can you do this?” […]

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Implement uniform school syllabus: Madras High Court

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In a major set back for Tamil Nadu’s AIADMK government led by J. Jayalalithaa, the Madras High Court Monday ordered implementation of a uniform system of school education for Classes 1 to 10 from the current academic year. In a much-awaited judgment, the first bench of Chief Justice M.Y. Eqbal and Justice Sivagnanam struck down […]

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