Madras High Court
Opinion  /  Published 13.01.21

In order: right to life over religion

At a time when the Constitution appears to many to be under stress, a clarification of the reasoned order behind its directive principles is always welcome. The occasion may be limited in scope, as in...
By The Editorial Board in

Calcutta  /  Published 09.01.21

Film festival: a test of full-attendance

Cinema halls in Bengal can operate with 100 per cent attendance, chief minister Mamata Banerjee said on Friday. “Halls are operating with 50 per cent audience because of the pandemic. I will as...
By Debraj Mitra, Sudeshna Banerjee, M.R. Venkatesh in Calcutta, Chennai

Opinion  /  Published 09.11.20

Speed up: Criminal cases against legislators

Nothing undermines society like lawlessness at the top. In the latest count, there are 4,400 criminal cases against sitting and former members of parliament and members of the legislative assembly pen...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 05.09.20

SC bins TN judges’ plea on appointments

The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a petition filed by some district judges of Tamil Nadu challenging Madras High Court collegium’s decision to recommend certain district judges for appointme...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 19.08.20

Sterlite: HC bins reopen plea

Madras High Court on Tuesday rejected a plea from mining giant Vedanta for permission to reopen its Sterlite copper unit at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu, which has been closed since May 2018 over pollution...
By PTI in Chennai


Opinion  /  Published 19.05.20

Act now: migrant workers must be saved

While declining to entertain a public interest litigation that sought to direct district magistrates to identify and provide food and shelter to thousands of migrant workers desperate to return home, ...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 15.05.20

SC stays ban on liquor sale

The Supreme Court on Friday stayed a Madras High Court order banning the sale of liquor during the lockdown and suggesting that Tamil Nadu explore the possibility of online sale to avoid chaos on the ...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 07.09.19

Justice Tahilramani, who was transferred from Madras HC to Meghalaya, resigns

Days after the Supreme Court Collegium declined her request for reconsideration of transfer to Meghalaya, Madras High Court Chief Justice Vijaya K. Tahilramani has resigned.She tendered her resignatio...
By The Telegraph in New Delhi

India  /  Published 25.10.18

Court blow to Dinakaran, relief for Palani

Madras High Court on Thursday confirmed the disqualification of the 18 AIADMK legislators loyal to T.T.V. Dinakaran, nephew of jailed and ousted party leader V.K. Sasikala, bringing relief to the 20-m...
By Sathyamoorthy Govindarajan in

India  /  Published 05.06.19

Copyright suit win for Ilaiyaraaja

Madras High Court has prohibited monetising songs of music composer Ilaiyaraaja through television reality shows, concerts and online radio channels without his permission.Justice Anita Sumanth passed...
By PTI in Chennai


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