Dignity in death: 3-year jail term for those who prevent funeral of ‘notified disease’ victims in TN.

Any move to prevent the burial or cremation of a victim of any “notified disease” could land you in jail for three years along with a fine in the state. Section 74 of the the Tamil Nadu Public Health Act of 1939 now specifies that any move to prevent “dignified burial or cremation of those […]

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Madras High Court Gets Its First All-Women Bench ahead of the International Women’s Day

For the first time in the history of 157 years of the Madras HC that an all-women Full Bench has been constituted to hear a case. Chief Justice of Madras High Court Amreshwar Pratap Sahi took this step ahead of the International Women’s Day when he established the women justices-led bench composing of Justices Pushpa […]

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Delhi High Court bids Farewell to Justice G.S. Sistani.

The Delhi HC on Friday bid farewell to Justice G.S. Sistani, the 2nd senior most judge, whose retirement brings down the total number of judges in the court to 33 as against the sanctioned strength of 60. The HC organised a farewell for Justice Sistani, who will retire on Mar 10, on Friday owing to the […]

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Conduct Of Some Lawyers Diminishing Reputation Of Law Profession Among Public : Madras HC

While directing a lawyer to vacate the building rented out to him by a Doctor, the Madras High Court observed that the law profession is already under severe criticism and due to the activities of lawyers in the State, it further started diminishing its reputation among public. Justice S.Vaidyanathan came down heavily on a lawyer observing […]

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Doctors Have No Right To Go On Strike/Boycott Under Any Circumstances : Madras High Court

The Madras High Court has observed that Doctors do not have the right to go on strike/boycott under any circumstances. Justice N. Anand Venkatesh observed thus while considering petitions challenging the charge memos and the transfer and posting orders issued to Doctors by the Director of Medical Education and the Director of Medical and Rural Health […]

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Centre and TN govt oppose Rajiv Gandhi assassination case convict Nalini’s plea.

The Centre has reaffirmed in the Madras High Court its stand that the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case convicts cannot be set free without its consent and said the Tamil Nadu cabinet recommendation for their premature release would have ‘zero’ effect. The oral submission was made on Thursday by Additional Solicitor General (ASG) G Rajagopalan before […]

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Madras High Court quashes .defamation cases against two leading Tamil dailies.

The Madras High Court has quashed the criminal defamation cases filed by the Tamil Nadu government against a leading English Daily and a Tamil newspaper for publishing an interview of BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on late J Jayalalithaa, in 2014. Justice M Dhandapani had recently quashed the government orders issued in 2014, for prosecuting the publisher […]

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Madras High Court concludes hearing on Vedanta plea challenging closure of Sterlite plant

The Madras High Court has reserved orders on a petition moved by mining major Vedanta Limited challenging the closure of its copper smelter unit in Thootukudi in Tamil Nadu in May 2018. Concluding the hearing of arguments after 39 days, a special bench of Justices TS Sivagnanam and V Bhavani Subbaroyan said on Wednesday it […]

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Madras High Court junks plea to remove Governor

The Madras High Court on Friday dismissed a plea seeking a direction to the Union government to remove Banwarilal Purohit as Tamil Nadu Governor for not passing orders on the Council of Ministers’ advice to release the seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. A Division Bench, comprising Justices M Sathyanarayanan and R Hemalatha […]

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Bombay HC directs P Chidambaram and others to file statement in 10,000 cr damage suit by 63 Moons Technologies.

The Bombay high court on Friday asked Congress leader P Chidambaram, former forward market commission (FMC) chairman Ramesh Abhishek and serving bureaucrat KP Krishnan to file their statements in the the Rs 10,000 crore damage suit by 63 Moons Technologies within four weeks. The bench said that if the trio fail to submit the statements within […]

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