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Madras High Court: High court in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu
The Madras High Court is the second oldest High Court of India after the Calcutta High Court in Kolkata. It is located in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The court is one of the three High Courts in India established in the three Presidency Towns of Madras, Bombay and Calcutta by letters patent granted by Queen Victoria, bearing date 26 June 1862. It exercises original jurisdiction over the city of Chennai and appellate jurisdiction over the entire state of Tamil Nadu and Union territory of Puducherry, as well as extraordinary original jurisdiction, civil and criminal, under the letters patent and special original jurisdiction for the issue of writs under the Constitution of India. Covering 107 acres, the court complex is one of the largest in the world, next only to Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, London.

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‘What were you doing for 15 months’: Madras high court slams Centre on Covid situation

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Covid surge: No 'victory rallies' after results on May 2, EC orders

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EC singularly responsible for second COVID wave, officials should be booked for murder: Madras HC

The Madras High Court on Monday lashed out against the Election Commission and said "it is the most irresponsible institution in the country".
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DMK moves Madras HC for elimination of old EVMs in Tamil Nadu polls


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Madras HC grants bail to Justice Karnan in 10 cases


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Madras HC upholds EC order on voting through postal ballot facility


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Madras High Court asks Tamil Nadu government to form policy on ownership of elephants

To put an end to the exploitation of elephants by temples and private owners for joyrides or as beasts of burden, the HC has sought a uniform policy.
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What has been done to regulate firecracker industry, prevent accidents? Madras High Court asks TN Govt

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Punishing teens in love not aim of Pocso, says Madras HC

Punishing an adolescent boy who enters into a relationship with a minor girl by treating him as an offender was never the objective of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act,..
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Right to religion not higher than right to life: Madras HC

The Madras high court asserted on Wednesday that the right to religion is not higher than the right to life. “Religious rights are subject to public interest and the right to life,” the HC said. If..
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Chennai: Madras HC orders probe after 103 kg gold goes 'missing' from CBI custody

Reportedly, the CBI seized at least 103 kg of gold from an importer in a raid which went missing.
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Couple take oath as judges of Madras HC


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Anna University VC probe: TN government appoints retired Madras HC judge as inquiry officer

Based on petitions filed by different individuals, six allegations have been listed against Anna University Vice-Chancellor MK Surappa. One of the major allegations against Surappa has been that of..
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Tamil Nadu govt denies permission for BJP's Vel Yatra; state party unit awaits word from Delhi

Advocate General Vijay Narayan has informed the Madras High Court that the rejection order would be served to the BJP State unit office bearers on Thursday.
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23 HCs for special courts to try netas, Madras HC dissents

The Supreme Court’s idea of setting up enough number of special courts for speedy trial of sitting and former MPs and MLAs facing criminal charges has gathered momentum with the endorsement of as..
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Jayaraj-Bennix case: Madras HC rejects bail plea of accused cops; trial to begin on Nov 11

The Madras High Court rejected the bail plea of Raghu Ganesh and Murugan, the police personnel who had been arrested in connection with the Jayaraj-Bennix father-son duo custodial deaths case.
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Rajinikanth pays Rs 6.5 lakh property tax, calls approaching court 'mistake'

Actor Rajinikanth has paid Rs 6.5 lakh as property tax to Chennai Corporation that became a matter of controversy after he approached the Madras High Court over it.
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Unfortunately 'holy India' has become land of rapists, observes Madras High Court judge

The advocate urged the court to intervene in the matter and ensure that the impoverished, vulnerable victim be provided food, shelter, necessary medical relief.
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Madras High Court grants 30-day parole to Rajiv Gandhi assassination convict Perarivalan

The Madras High Court has granted 30-day parole to Rajiv Gandhi Assassination case convict AG Perarivalan.
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Cash doles from political parties, govt jobs to kin encouraging NEET suicides: Madras High Court

This comes at a time when the NEET(National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) issue is at the forefront of debate in Tamil Nadu, after three students took the extreme step(on a single day) ahead of the..
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Madras HC judge seeks contempt proceedings against actor Suriya

While fearing for their lives amid coronavirus pandemic and delivering justice via video conferencing, the court orders students to go without fear and write the exams, Suriya had said.
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Madras HC issues notice to AR Rahman over tax evasion case

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CBI to Madras High Court: Team that examined SSR forensic samples to probe Sathankulam case

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SC refuses to entertain plea against Madras HC order on Patanjali's use of 'Coronil'


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Madras HC permits individuals to install and immerse Ganesha idols in Tamil Nadu

The High Court has permitted only individuals and their families to install Ganesha idols and immerse them in nearby water bodies. Immersion in large public spaces such as Marina beach remains..
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Madras High Court refuses to allow Vedanta's Sterlite Copper plant in Thoothukudi to reopen

The Madras High Court dismissed the company's plea to resume operations at its Sterlite Copper factory in Thoothukudi, two years after it was shut down by the Tamil Nadu government for violating..
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Frame law, keep criminals out of polls: HC to govt

The Centre should legislate a law prohibiting candidates with criminal backgrounds from participating in polls, the Madras HC has observed, reports Suresh Kumar.
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Rajiv Gandhi Assassination case: Perarivalan's lawyer expresses hope in securing parole on health grounds

The Madras High Court is hearing a plea by Perarivalan who has been languishing in prison for nearly three decades in Rajiv Gandhi Assassination case.
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CB-CID submits status report to Madras High Court in Tuticorin custodial death case

In suo-moto hearings of Jayaraj-Bennix death case, the Madurai bench of the Madras High Court has passed several orders to speed up the delivery of justice.
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Online rummy to be banned in Tamil Nadu? Madras HC says govt can pass laws banning online games involving money

Central and state governments can pass laws that ban online games involving real money, such as online rummy, card games and others, Madurai bench of the Madras High Court has observed. The court drew..
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Tuticorin custodial death case: High Court orders protection, paid-leave for lady cop witness

The Madurai bench of the Madras High Court has appreciated the CB-CID police for their quick investigation and searches in the Tuticorin custodial deaths case.
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Tuticorin custodial deaths: Will seek permission from Madras HC to transfer case to CBI, says Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami

In a letter to the NHRC, she has urged the commission to investigate and initiate necessary action against the officials responsible for the "custodial" death of the father-son duo.
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Tamil Nadu govt to promote all Class X, XI students as exams cancelled due to mounting COVID-19 cases

On Monday, while hearing a case seeking the postponement of the exams, a bench of the Madras High Court had lashed out at the government.
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'Why risk lakhs of lives?': Madras HC questions Tamil Nadu govt over having Class X exams from June 15

The court wanted to know why there is a hurry in conducting exams amid the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the state.
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Madras HC verdict a landmark one, says Jayalalithaa's niece

The Madras High Court verdict declaring herself and her brother as the legal heirs of late chief minister J Jayalalithaa was a "landmark" one, the former AIADMK supremo's niece J Deepa said here on..
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Part of Former TN CM Jayalalithaa's Chennai residence can be converted into memorial: Madras High Court

The high court also stated that Deepa and Deepak Jayakumar are legal heirs to the property.
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Make it CM residence-cum-office, use a portion for memorial: Madras High Court on Jayalalithaa's Chennai residence

The high court also stated that Deepa and Deepak Jayakumar are legal heirs to the property.
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SC stays Madras HC order restricting direct sale of liquor

Liquor will flow without restriction through vends in Tamil Nadu as the Supreme Court on Friday stayed an order of Madras High Court, which had limited sales to two 750ml of liquor bottles per person..
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Tamil Nadu: Madras High Court orders closure of TASMAC liquor shops, allows online sale

On May 4, the state government had announced that TASMAC liquor shops will be allowed to open in non-containment zones from May 7.
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Madras HC refuses to stay re-opening of state-run liquor shops, shops in Chennai to remain shut

The Madras High Court has refused to stay the Tamil Nadu government's decision to re-open state-run TASMAC (Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation) liquor outlets on Thursday, across the state, barring..
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No protests until COVID-19 is under control: Madras High Court

A non-political Islamic organization, Tamil Nadu Thowheed Jamath, had staged an anti-CAA 'jail -bharo' protest in Chennai and other parts of the state on Wednesday.
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CAA protests: Madras High Court directs police to take those agitating without permission into custody

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'Why not limit people from buying more than one house?' asks Madras High Court

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Madras High Court orders cops to crack down on 'objectionable content' against officials on social media

The Court has provided the DGP until March 30th to file a report on the status of the formation of a special branch to deal with such cases.
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SC stays HC proceedings on plea challenging Kanimozhi's election in Lok Sabha polls

New Delhi, Jan 30 () The Supreme Court on Thursday stayed the Madras High Court proceedings on a petition challenging the election of DMK leader Kanimozhi Karunanidhi from Thoothukudi constituency in..
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Only eye-witnesses can prove charges of negligent driving

The Madras HC has said only eye-witnesses can prove charges of rash driving, without any such witnesses, such charge would not hold good. The observation was made while dismissing an appeal moved by..
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