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Madras High Court directs Tamil Nadu government to give relief to kin of manual scavengers

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The Madras High Court today directed the Tamil Nadu government to pay due compensation to the families of three manual scavengers who died while cleaning a septic tank at a hotel in Kancheepuram district last week. The first bench of Chief Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice Abdul Quddhose gave the direction when A Narayanan, representing […]

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Madras HC seeks status of missing fishermen

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The Madras High Court today directed the Centre and the Tamil Nadu government to inform it about the fate of 551 fishermen from Kanyakumari region who are reported missing in the aftermath of cyclone Ochki. Issuing notices on a petition filed by a resident of Kanyakumari district, which bore the brunt of the cyclone fury, […]

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Madras HC directs TN govt to stop sand mining in six months

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The Madras High Court today directed the Tamil Nadu Government to stop all sand mining and quarrying activities in the state within six months and to not open any new sand quarries. Justice R Mahadevan in his order said that sand had been quarried beyond permitted level affecting the flow of water in rivers and […]

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Madras HC sets aside govt orders, lifts ban on two Tamil books

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The Madras High Court today set aside government orders banning two Tamil books written by K Senthil Mallar with a condition that “provoking contents” in the books be altered or deleted. A full bench, comprising Justices M M Sundresh, Pushpa Sathyanarayana and R Mahadevan, passed the order while disposing two pleas by the author of […]

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Madras HC issues notice to TN govt on Jaya residence

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The Madras High Court today issued notice to the Tamil Nadu government on a petition challenging the latter’s proposal to convert the Poes Garden residence of Jayalalithaa into a memorial. Justice K Ravichandra Baabu sought the government’s response by October 23 on the petition filed by J Deepa, niece of the late AIADMK leader. The […]

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33,487 teachers are on strike: TN govt tells Madras HC

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The Tamil Nadu government today informed the Madras High Court that a total of 33,487 government teachers, affiliated to six unions, were abstaining from work across the state. Additional Advocate General Venkatramani representing the state government informed this to the court in an affidavit containing replies to various other queries raised yesterday by Justice N […]

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Ensure no agitation takes place over NEET: SC to TN govt

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The Supreme Court today directed the Tamil Nadu government to ensure that no agitation takes place in the state over the NEET examination issue. The apex court directed that anybody involved in any kind of activity that stalls normal life of citizens in the state should be booked under the appropriate law. A bench headed […]

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Madras HC stays indefinite strike by TN govt employees, teachers

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The Madras High Court today stayed an indefinite strike by government employees and teachers in Tamil Nadu, after a PIL was filed seeking ban on the stir. Hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by T Sekaran, Justices K K Sasidharan and G R Swaminathan of the High Court’s Madurai bench passed an interim order […]

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Explore possibility of banning Blue Whale game : Madras HC

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Taking a serious view of the Blue Whale Challenge game, the Madras High Court today directed the Central and Tamil Nadu governments to explore possibilities of banning it. Initiating suo motu proceedings in the matter, Justices K K Sasidharan and G R Swaminathan of Madurai bench issued notice to the Union Information and Broadcasting Secretary […]

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Madras HC directs govt to change name, gender of person in education

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The Madras High Court today directed authorities to change the name and gender in the education certificates of a person, who underwent sex reassignment surgery from female to male. Justice N Kirubakaran gave the direction to the School Education Department, Controller of Examination, Madras University and the Controller of Examinations, Anna University on a petition […]

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Rajiv case: Madras HC seeks TN govt’s reply by Aug 16 on HCP

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The Madras High Court today directed the Tamil Nadu government to file by August 16 its counter to a petition by two life convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, seeking to be included in the list of 180 accused proposed for premature release on Republic Day eve. When the Habeas Corpus Petition filed by […]

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DySP accused in idol case suspended: TN govt informs Madras HC

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The Tamil Nadu government today told the Madras High Court that a police officer, wanted for his alleged role in an illegal sale of ancient idols worth Rs 20 crore, has been suspended and efforts were on to nab him. Recording the submission, Justice R Mahadevan reserved orders on a petition seeking transfer of the […]

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Plea on appointment of law officers: HC notice to TN govt

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The Madras High Court today directed the state government to file its response on a petition seeking steps to appoint qualified law officers in various courts in a transparent and objective manner. The petitioner, Vasanthakumar, who is an advocate, also sought quashing of the Government Order with regard to “appointment of law officers of High […]

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‘Panel formed to study ‘seemai karuvelam’ trees’

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The Tamil Nadu government has formed an expert committee to study the impact of ‘Seemai Karuvelam’ (Prosopis Juliflorais) trees, which were being removed as they were considered harmful for ecosystem, the Madras High Court was informed today. Additional Advocate General (AAG) Ayyadurai made the submission before the full bench, comprising Chief Justice Indira Banerjee and […]

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TN Govt to open additional fodder depots, HC told

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The Tamil Nadu government today told the Madras High Court that relevant officials have been asked to open additional fodder depots in areas facing acute paucity of the animal feeds. The government made this submission to the court in its status report filed by the Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services in reply to […]

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Govt’s demonetisation move fit for country’s security, devp: Madras HC

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Holding that the move to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes is fit for the country’s security and development, the Madras High Court today dismissed a PIL seeking scrapping of the government notification on the ground it cannot interfere in policies related to monetary system. Dismissing the PIL, challenging the central government’s notification, the […]

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Look into suggestions on wetland to halt deluge: Madras HC

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Madras High Court today directed the Tamil Nadu government to look into suggestions made in a PIL against mindless conversion of wetland areas so as to avert flooding in the city like last year. A bench comprising Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice R Mahadevan gave the directive while disposing of the petition which […]

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Govt told not to issue admit cards to MBBS aspirants

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The Madras High Court today restrained Tamil Nadu government from issuing admission cards to MBBS course aspirants this year till an appeal on allowing students of previous year for the course was settled, but allowed the counselling process to proceed. A division bench comprising justices Sathish K Agnihotri and M Venugopal gave the directive on […]

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HC comes down on TN Govt for violation of norms

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Madras High Court has criticised the Tamil Nadu Government for violation of norms in construction of tenements for rehabilitation of displaced slum dwellers in Coimbatore by the state housing board. “We must express displeasure at the manner in which the project had been undertaken-Putting the cart before the horse. The government cannot be the violator […]

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Tamil Nadu to feed kids nutritious nuggets

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The Tamil Nadu government has decided to offer nutritional supplementation to malnourished children in schools, in addition to the mid-day meal programme, to improve their body mass index, an official said Saturday. The scheme, to be introduced soon in Perambalur district, around 275 km from the state capital, will cover nearly 26,000 government school students […]

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SC grants TN time to take stand on Sethusamundram

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The Supreme Court granted two weeks’ time to Tamil Nadu government to apprise it of its stand on the controversial Sethusamundram project after the Centre had said it intended to pursue its implementation. “File your (Tamil Nadu) response affidavit within two weeks and give copies (of affidavit) to the Solicitor General and others at least […]

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HC disposes of contempt plea against TN Govt

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A contempt petition  has been disposed by Madras High court after the Tamil Nadu Government informed it about the decision to grant permission for starting a private law college in Tindivanam in Villupuram District. Advocate General A Navaneethakrishnan produced a copy of the February 25 G.O. Issued by the state Law Department in this regard complying […]

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PIL seeking to extend tenure of DGP dismissed

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A PIL has been dismissed by the Madras High Court, seeking to quash Tamil Nadu government’s order extending the tenure of Director General of Police K Ramanujam for two more years from November 30. A Division Bench, comprising Justices V Ramasubramanian and M M Sundaresh, cited the Supreme Court judgement in the Prakash Singh case and […]

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