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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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