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Madras High Court


Udumalpet honour killing: Shankar's father-in-law acquitted by Madras HC

June 22, 2020 2:20 pm

A division bench of Justice M Sathyanarayanan and M Nirmal Kumar had acquitted Chinnaswamy and set aside all the charges including that of criminal conspiracy. The death sentence of five others was commuted to life, “25 years of imprisonment” in the sensational murder case.

Laudatory expressions like 'Magic Masala,' 'Magical Masala' cannot be monopolised: HC

June 19, 2020 4:14 pm

Justice C Saravanan gave the clarification while dismissing a plea by ITC, seeking to restrain Nestle India from using the expression 'Magical Masala' on their noodles product. The court observed that 'Magic' was laudatory and a laudatory epithet cannot be given monopoly or protection.

Can’t allow state to put lives of 9 lakh students at stake: Madras HC to Tamil Nadu

June 09, 2020 1:55 pm

The court was hearing a plea moved by the Tamil Nadu High and Higher Secondary School Graduate Teachers Association against the government’s plan to conduct exams this month.

Covid distress: High Courts ask questions while SC is restrained

May 22, 2020 7:19 am

“One cannot control his/her tears after seeing the pathetic condition of migrant labourers shown in the media for the past one month. It is nothing but a human tragedy,” the Madras High Court court noted.

Cannot control tears... nothing but a human tragedy: Madras HC on migrants

May 16, 2020 8:31 pm

The bench observed though the governments have taken care of every section of the society to the maximum extent possible, the guest workers and agricultural workforce were neglected. This was evident from the reports of the print and visual media in the past one month.

SC stays HC order to close liquor vends in TN

May 16, 2020 3:33 am

A bench of Justices L Nageswara Rao, S K Kaul and B R Gavai, which took up the plea by TASMAC through video-conferencing, issued notice and ordered an ad-interim stay on the May 8 high court order.

COVID-19 in Tamil Nadu: SC stays order against opening of TASMACS; Govt offices to operate with 50 per cent workforce from May 18

May 15, 2020 11:35 pm

According to a circular issued by the Tamil Nadu government, the workforce will be halved to ensure social distancing and continue regular functioning of the offices.

SC stays Madras HC order asking TN govt to close liquor shops in state

May 15, 2020 3:24 pm

The Tamil Nadu government on May 8 had moved the Supreme Court challenging the high court order saying that the closure of such shops would lead to "grave losses" in revenue and complete halt in commercial activities.

Tamil Nadu challenges HC order on closure of Tasmac liquor shops

May 10, 2020 8:22 am

Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation (TASMAC), the government firm that sells liquor in the state, moved the apex court seeking sales through vends as well. The HC had said the government could use online and home delivery models to sell liquor during the lockdown period.

Madras HC orders closure of Tasmac liquor shops, allows online sale and home delivery

May 08, 2020 8:39 pm

The Madras High Court order was passed a day after the Tamil Nadu government registered a sale of about 20 lakh litres of liquor worth Rs 172 crore.