The Madras High Court directs removal of unauthorised flag poles in TN by Apr 1

The Madras High Court has directed election officials to remove all unauthorised flag poles of political parties in public places throughout Tamil Nadu by April 1. A bench comprising justices S Manikumar and Subramonium Prasad gave the direction Monday on a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking a complete ban on erection of poles in public […]

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HC dismisses PILs challenging bus fare hike in Tamil Nadu

The Madras High Court today dismissed two PILs challenging the Tamil Nadu government’s recent order increasing bus fares, saying it cannot interfere in policy decisions. The First Bench comprising Chief Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice Abdul Quddhose before which the PILs filed by V Munikrishnan and George Williams, an advocate, came up, refused to interfere […]

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Madras HC refuses to stay eviction of slum-dwellers in city

The Madras High Court today refused to stay eviction of residents from 36 slums in the city saying a blanket order cannot be granted without hearing the state government’s version. Refusing any interim relief, a vacation bench headed by Justice MS Ramesh ordered notice to the state government returnable by January 5, 2108 on a […]

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HC demands uninterrupted power in courts

The Madras High Court granted two weeks’ time to the Law Secretary to file a counter on a plea seeking a direction to take steps to provide generators or inverters in every court in the state for uninterrupted power. It also directed the Law Secretary to deposit Rs 5000 with the mediation centre. When the […]

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