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Madras High Court: High court in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu
The Madras High Court is one of the oldest High Courts of India. 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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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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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

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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

The court was hearing a PIL which sought to restrain the DGP from permitting any kind of anti-CAA protest in Tamil Nadu.
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'Why not limit people from buying more than one house?' asks Madras High Court

Concerned about homelessness, the Madras High Court had directed the question to central and state government authorities
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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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Madras HC grants interim stay on proceedings against Karti Chidambaram in tax evasion case


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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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Madras High Court permits welcome banners to be put up for Modi-Xi Summit

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Rajiv Gandhi assassination case convict moves Madras HC, seeks 30-day leave for son's marriage


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'Khalistani' sends bomb threat to Madras HC

A bomb threat letter was sent to the Registrar General of the Madras High Court threatening to bomb the court's premises. The letter was sent by a man who claimed to be from Delhi.
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Rajiv Gandhi assassination convict Nalini sent back to prison after Madras HC refuses to extend parole

The parole granted to her came to an end on Sunday after 51 days.
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Madras High Court slams Tamil Nadu govt over techie's death, awards Rs 5 lakh compensation

Madras HC has also directed the Tamil Nadu Government and Chennai corporation to take disciplinary action against officials who failed to remove illegal hoardings.
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Chennai techie's death: Madras HC raps TN parties, banner culture; orders Rs 5 lakh compensation to victim's family

The Court lashed out at government officials for not implementing the orders saying that negligence of officials was the reason behind the death of Subhasri.
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Chennai techie's death: Madras HC comes down hard on TN govt, orders Rs 5 lakh ex-gratia

The High Court came down hard on government officials for failing to implement its orders against illegal hoardings.
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Transferred to Meghalaya, Madras HC Chief Justice V K Tahilramani resigns

She tendered her resignation to President Ram Nath Kovind and sent a copy of it to Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Friday night, official sources said. The collegium, headed by Chief Justice..
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Madras CJ quits protesting transfer to Meghalaya HC

Miffed by the Supreme Court collegium's decision to transfer her to Meghalaya high court from the historic Madras HC, Chief Justice VK Tahilramani on Friday tendered her resignation to President Ram..
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SC collegium recommends transfer of Madras HC chief justice V K Tahilramani to Meghalaya HC

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Madras HC dismisses Nalini's plea on premature release

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Nalini, convicted for life in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, gets one month parol for daughter's wedding

Nalini, a life convict, walked out of the Vellore Central Prison. She was granted the 30-day parole by the Madras High Court on July 5 to make arrangements for her daughter's wedding.
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Madras HC dismisses petition filed by Nalini for her early release

A division bench comprising Justices R Subbaiah and C Saravanan held that Article 361 of the Constitution insulated the Governor of a state from being questioned or answerable before any court with..
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Saravana Bhavan founder Rajagopal, facing life term for murder, dies in Chennai hospital

Earlier, Rajagopal had surrendered before a local court to serve life sentence in a murder case and had been shifted to Vijaya Hospital, after the Madras High Court passed an interim order on a..
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SC refuses to intervene Madras HC order against Kiran Bedi

The Supreme Court on Friday declined to intervene in the appeals filed by Centre and Puducherry lieutenant governor Kiran Bedi challenging the Madras high court order, which had curbed the latter's..
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Overqualified candidates can't be appointed to menial jobs, rules Madras High Court

Overqualified candidates cannot claim infringement of rights, the court ruled.
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Jayalalithaa gift case: Supreme Court refuses to interfere with 2011 Madras HC order

In 2011, the Madras High Court quashed a case against former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and two others for receiving an unaccounted gift of over Rs 2 crore.
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A division bench of Justices S Manikumar and Subramonium Prasad admitted the plea and directed the Employee Provident Fund Organisation to respond
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Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Madras HC grants Nalini Sriharan 30-day parole for arranging her daughter's wedding

The High Court has granted the parole on condition that during the period, Nalini would not be allowed to meet politicians or interact with the media.
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Why are you afraid of trial: Madras HC asks TN Minister Balaji

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