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

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

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

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

 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

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

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

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

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

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

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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