High Court rejects PILs seeking extension of Athi Varadar festival

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The Madras High Court on Friday dismissed two PILs seeking extension of the 48-day-long Lord Athi Varadar festival which is ending Saturday. A bench comprising S Manikumar and Justice Subramonium Prasad rejected the prayer of the public interest litigation petitioners who sought more time citing the huge rush of devotees thronging the Devarajaswamy temple in… Read more »

This High Court’s ruling on land laws has thrown infrastructure projects in this State out of order

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Big projects such as the second phase of Metro Rail & expansion of Airport are stuck as the Govt. agencies cannot take possession of Private Land. Land acquisition for phase-2 of Chennai metro rail has been stalled. `69,000 crore project requires 117 hectares of land spread over Chennai, Kancheepuram & Tiruvallur districts. Metro rail official has stated… Read more »

Why not make Transport Corporations private-public entities: High Court

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Criticizing the transport corporations in the state for failing to serve the people & generate revenue for the government, the Madras high court has suo motu impleaded the transportsecretary & questioned whether the government can bring all transport corporations under the public-private partnership model to improve efficiency. The Court asked the Govt. if it wants to denationalize the Public Transport Corporations…. Read more »

Chopper deal: Ratul Puri moves HC seeking anticipatory bail

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Businessman Ratul Puri, nephew of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, on Tuesday approached the Delhi High Court seeking anticipatory bail in connection with a money laundering case related to the VVIP chopper scam. A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar agreed to list the matter for hearing post… Read more »

Supreme Court asks wife to approach HC to file plea against reduction of maintenance

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The Supreme Court of India has instructed the petitioner-wife to approach the High Court for appropriate relief on reduction of maintenance due to change of circumstances in which it was earlier reduced. The High Court has allowed the reduction in maintenance on the ground that the respondent-husband has been paying E.M.I. of Rs.42,000/- for the home loan which he… Read more »