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High Court bats for migrant workers’ welfare

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The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court today directed the central and Tamil Nadu governments to implement a series of suggestions put forward by a lawyer for the welfare of migrant workers. The suggestions include a comprehensive law for all unorganised labourers, particularly inter-state migrant workers, PAN and Aadhaar cards for them, group insurance […]

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Supreme Court asks Centre to apprise it on setting up CMB

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Centre to apprise it on May 8 about steps taken for setting up of the Cauvery Management Board (CBM) for implementation of its judgement on distribution of river water among Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala and Puducherry. The Centre, which was asked by the top court to […]

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High Court asks cricket body if it will seek extra water for IPL pitches, ground

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The Bombay High Court today sought to know from the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) if it would seek additional water supply from the Pune civic body for ground and pitch maintenance for six IPL matches shifted to that city from Chennai. The MCA stadium at Gahunje in Pune will host the remaining six ‘home’ matches […]

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SC refuses to entertain woman’s plea claiming to be Jaya’s daughter

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The Supreme Court today refused to entertain a petition of a woman who claimed to be the daughter of late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. A bench of Justices M B Lokur and Deepak Gupta also refused to allow the plea of the woman to conduct DNA test for the purpose of proving her […]

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Madras HC reserves order on contempt petition by DMK

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The Madras High Court today reserved its order on a contempt plea by the DMK against the Tamil Nadu State Election Commissioner and poll body secretary for not complying with a court order on holding local body polls and excused the officials from personal appearance. The first bench, comprising Chief Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice […]

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TN SEC offers unconditional apology in Madras High Court

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Tamil Nadu State Election commissioner M Malik Ferozh Khan and its secretary S Rajasekar today tendered an unconditional apology in the Madras High Court on a contempt plea by the DMK over failure by the poll body to conduct the civic elections as directed by the court. They submitted that preparatory steps have been taken […]

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TN chief secy, 3 other IAS officers appear in HC in contempt

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Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary Girija Vaidyanathan and three other IAS officers today appeared in the Madras High Court following its directive on a contempt plea over failure by authorities concerned to reconvey the land acquired by the government for a project. A division bench comprising justices K K Sasidharan and P Velmurugan said it ordered […]

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TN SEC appears before HC in contempt plea

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Top officials of the Tamil Nadu State Election Commission today appeared before the Madras High Court in connection with a contempt plea by the opposition DMK against them for not complying with a court order on holding local body elections. State Election Commissioner M Malik Ferozh Khan and its secretary S Rajasekar appeared before the […]

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Madras HC expresses shock over enrolment of lawyers without formal education

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The Madras High Court today directed the Tamil Nadu Bar Council and Advocate General Vijay Narayan to issue notices to 713 people, who had enrolled as advocates after getting law degrees based on MA degrees of open universities from 2009 to 2016, for cancellation of their membership. Justice N Kirubakaran also ordered lodging of a […]

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Madras HC begins hearing pleas challenging disqualification of MLAs

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The Madras High Court today began hearing a batch of petitions challenging the disqualification of 18 pro-Dhinakaran MLAs by the Tamil Nadu speaker. Eight of the 18 MLAs had moved court yesterday, challenging the action against them under the anti-defection law. They attacked Speaker P Dhanapal’s order disqualifying them as MLAs as ‘unauthorised’ and ‘illegal’ […]

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Madras HC directs holding of TN civic polls by November 17

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The Madras High Court today directed the Tamil Nadu State Election Commission to complete the local body elections by November 17. The first bench comprising Chief Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice M Sundar ordered the SEC to issue by September 18 the notification for the elections, originally slated to be held in October last year, […]

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Madras HC reserves order on civil suits filed by pvt milk units

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The Madras High Court today reserved its order on civil suits filed by three private milk manufacturers claiming damages over allegations made by the Tamil Nadu dairy development minister on quality of their products. The suits were filed by Hatsun Agro Product Limited, Dodla Dairy Limited and Vijay Dairy and Farm Products Private Limited. The […]

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SC to look into bomb making plot in Rajiv case

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The Supreme Court today directed the Centre to inform it about the investigation on the aspect of conspiracy behind making of the bomb that had killed former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in 1991. The apex court asked the government about the probe being carried out on this aspect, after one of the convicts in the […]

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Arrived at ‘some conclusion’ in a case against Chidambaram’s relative: CBI to Delhi HC

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The CBI today told the Delhi High Court that it has arrived at “some conclusion” with regard to a plea alleging that a woman, related to former Union minister P Chidambaram, had grabbed a hotel in Tamil Nadu in collusion with the officials of a public sector bank. The agency, however, sought time to file […]

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Madras HC quashes TN order on medical admission as bad in law

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The Madras High Court today quashed a Tamil Nadu government order reserving 85 per cent of MBBS and BDS seats to state board students and only 15 per cent for CBSE and other boards, holding that it amounted to discrimination among equals. Allowing petitions by some CBSE students challenging the June 22 state government order, […]

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Madras HC declines to pass interim order on engg counselling plea

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The Madras High Court today declined to pass any interim order on a petition to stay the single window counselling for admission to engineering courses in Tamil Nadu’s self-financing engineering colleges. The petition was filed by Anna University Self-Financing Engineering Colleges Management Association, Tirunelveli. Declining to pass any interim order on the plea, Justice K […]

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Tamil Nadu moves SC for due share of Cauvery water

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The Supreme Court today allowed Tamil Nadu to file a fresh plea alleging that Karnataka was not giving its due share of 22.5 TMC of Cauvery water. A bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra asked the counsel for Tamil Nadu to file a proper application in this regard and assured that it would hear the […]

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Working for Rs 2 per day for 17 years, man moves HC

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Serving as a part-time sweeper for a paltry Rs two per day in Tamil Nadu animal husbandry department for the past 17 years, a man has knocked at the doors of Madras High Court seeking regularisation of his service. Admitting the petition by M Ravikumar, Justice M Govindaraju today ordered status quo on proceedings consequent […]

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TN asks Madras HC to modify order on liquor shops

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The Tamil Nadu government today urged the Madras High Court to modify its recent order restraining it from relocating or opening liquor shops in residential areas. Seeking modification of the May 8 order, AAG Venkatramani said the government s revenue has been affected and there is a huge loss to the exchequer. The special mention […]

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Arguments continue before third judge

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The Madras High Court today continued to hear arguments on appeals filed against a single judge order, which was referred to a third judge, after the split verdict of a vacation bench on pleas for fixing norms for according incentive marks to in-service government doctors for admission to post-graduate medical courses in Tamil Nadu. Justice […]

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Kerala not allowing maintenance of Mullaperiyar Dam: TN to SC

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The Supreme Court today sought response from Kerala on a plea of Tamil Nadu alleging that the neighbouring state is not allowing it to maintain the historic Mullaperiyar Dam. A bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justices D Y Chandrachud and S K Kaul issued notice to Kerala and fixed the plea of […]

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“TN should take action to provide relief to kin of farmers”

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The Supreme Court today said that there should be “affirmative action” of the Tamil Nadu government to provide relief to the families of those farmers who committed suicide. The apex court made it clear that it is not treating the plea seeking relief for farmers in the state as adversarial but participatory and would not […]

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Jaya death: Madras HC grants bail to woman doctor

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The Madras High Court today granted bail to a city-based doctor, who was arrested in February for claiming that former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa was brought dead to a private hospital here. When the bail application of Dr Rama Seetha came up, Justice S Bhaskaran granted her bail. At a public meeting held […]

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