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About Madras High Court

Madras High Court is one of the leading and the oldest court in India. It is is a senior court located at Chennai in India. The court buildings, which are believed to be the second largest judicial complex in the world, are located near the beach, in one of the city's major business districts. The jurisdiction of the Madras High Court covers Tamil Nadu and Pudhucherry.

Recent Prominent Madras High Court cases


December 11, 2012Madras high court has awarded Rs 50 lakh compensation to an actor who was convicted based on the rape charges levelled by a woman. Maverick actor Mansoor Ali Khan was accused of rape by a 23-year-old woman 16 years ago.

Madras High Court in News

Supreme Court gives clarification on live-in relationships
Supreme Court of India has given an important clarification on live-in relations

Madras High Court dismisses case against Sachin Tendulkar
Madras High Court Bench dismissed a public interest litigation (PIL) filed challenging the nomination of former cricket Sachin Tendulkar for Rajya Sabha

Nokia files writ to protest Tamil Nadu tax department claim
Espoo, Finland - Nokia has today filed a writ to the Madras High Court to contest a claim from the Tamil Nadu tax department, which has moved to assess sales tax on the export of devices from the company's Chennai facility.

The PoleStar Foundation Announces Winners of 14th Annual PoleStar Awards
The PoleStar Foundation, an independent trust established in 1998 to recognise Excellence in Business and IT Journalism, announced the winners of the 14th Annual PoleStar Awards in a ceremony held at the ITC Sheraton Park Hotel & Towers, on Wednesday, November 28, 2012. The award ceremony was inaugurated by the Chief Guest, Hon’ble Dr

Congress slams BJP for demanding Chidambaram's resignation
With the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) mounting pressure on the UPA Government to sack Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram, Congress leader Rashid Alvi termed their demands to be illogical and advised the opposition leaders to first sort out their internal fight before talking about baseless issues.

Madras HC order not a setback for me, but for petitioner: Chidambaram
Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Thursday said that the Madras High Court's order on a case pertaining to the validity of his election, in 2009, from the Sivaganga parliamentary constituency in Tamil Nadu, was not a setback for him, but a setback for the petitioner.

BJP, Congress war of words intensifies over Chidambaram
Hours after the Madras High Court declined to dismiss a petition challenging the election of P Chidambaram to the Lok Sabha in 2009, the bitter war of words between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the ruling Congress party intensified with the later coming out again in support for the Home Minister.

BJP wants Chidambaram sacked
After the Madras High Court declined to dismiss a petition challenging P. Chidambaram's election to the Lok Sabha in 2009, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari on Thursday demanded that the Congress government to immediately 'sack' the Home Minister.

Subramanian Swamy tells PM sack Chidambaram or step down
Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy on Thursday demanded Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh's resignation for not asking Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram to step down from his post.

Election row: Madras HC blow to Chidambaram, to face trial
In a major blow to Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram, the Madras High Court (HC) on Thursday refused to reject a plea filed by All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader RS Raja Kannappan challenging the former's election from the Sivaganga constituency in the May 2009 Lok Sabha elections, making way for the home minister's trial.

Confident Vaiko extends support to Rajiv Gandhi's assassins
Marumalaichi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) chief Vaiko on Tuesday extended his support to the three accused, convicted in the 1991 assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

Rajiv Gandhi assassins' pardon pleas moved from Chennai court to Supreme Court
The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that it will hear the petitions of three convicts, who are challenging the death sentence given to them for their role in the 1991 assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

Madras HC dismisses plea seeking lifting of prohibitory orders at Kudankulam
The Madras High Court on Monday dismissed a public interest petition challenging the prohibitory orders clamped in about 50 villages in Radhapuram Taluk in Tirunelveli District as part of measures taken for commissioning the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant.

Anti-nuclear activist questions Russian ambassador's comment against protests
Anti nuclear activist S. P. Udayakumar on Sunday questioned the right of the Russian ambassador Alexander M. Kadakin to comment against the anti-nuclear movement.

India unblocks access to video, file-sharing sites
India has now allowed access to video and file-sharing sites, including The Pirate Bay, which were blocked earlier over the issue of Internet piracy.

Govt. to pass Pension Bill after consulting TMC: Mukherjee
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has said the government will pass the Pension Bill after consulting its key ally Trinamool Congress.

Vaiko terms ban on LTTE as illegal
Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) chief Vaiko has termed the ban on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) as illegal.

Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: TN Govt. moves Madras High Court
Tamil Nadu Government today brought to the notice of the Madras High Court the 30th August resolution of the state assembly, urging President Pratibha Devisingh Patil to reconsider the mercy petitions of the three accused facing death sentence for their alleged role in the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

Supporters of Rajiv Gandhi's killers protest in Chennai demanding their release
Women supporters of assassins of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi staged a mass demonstration here on Saturday demanding the immediate release of the three convicts- Santhan, Murugan and Perarivalan.

Sterlite Industries (India) Limited Unaudited Consolidated Results for the Second Quarter and Half Year Ended 30 September 2011
Sterlite Industries (India) Limited (“SIIL” or the “Company”) has announced its unaudited consolidated results for the Second Quarter (“Q2”) and Half Year (“H1”) ended 30 September 2011.

Rajiv Gandhi's assassins bail plea deferred till Nov. 29
The Madras High Court on Friday adjourned to November 29 the hearing on the bail petitions filed by assassins of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

PM, Sonia must make efforts to release Rajiv Gandhi assassination accused: Karunanidhi
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief said in a statement on Thursday that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi should make efforts to release the three convicts on death row in connectiopn with the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.

Justice Markandey Katju appointed Press Council of India Chairman
Former Supreme Court Judge Justice Markandey Katju was on Wednesday appointed as the Chairman of the Press Council of India.

Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Nalini meets husband Murugan in Vellore Jail
Nalini Sriharan, who spent 20 years in prison for her role in the May 1991 assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, met her husband Murugan at the Vellore jail today.

Chennai Congress activists on hunger strike, demand hanging of Rajiv Gandhi's assassins
Nearly 1000 Congress activists alongwith kin of those who died during the assassination of late former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi sat on a day long hunger strike here on Friday and demanded that Gandhi's assassins should be hanged.

Congress workers protest in Chennai, demand hanging of Rajiv Gandhi's assassins
Approximately 1000 members of the Congress party's youth wing staged a protest here on Tuesday to demand the withdrawal of a Tamil Nadu State Assembly resolution that seeks mercy for the assassins of assassinated former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi.

Omar's Afzal tweet draws sharp criticism from Shiv Sena
The activists of the radical Shiv Sena outfit staged a demonstration here on Thursday to protest Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah's remarks on the issue of execution of Afzal Guru, who was convicted of conspiracy in the December 2001 attack on the Parliament.

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