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In a first, Madras High Court hears case through Whatsapp; 'emergency sitting' held in Nagercoil
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In a first, Madras High Court hears case through Whatsapp; 'emergency sitting' held in Nagercoil

Justice GR Swaminathan took up the case following a submission of the hereditary trustee of Shri Abheeshta Varadaraja Swamy temple, that his village will face 'divine wrath' if the proposed 'Rath' festival was not held on Monday

Madras High Court directs Tamil Nadu not to appropriate temple fund, says 'govt cannot decide what trustees alone can'
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Madras High Court directs Tamil Nadu not to appropriate temple fund, says 'govt cannot decide what trustees alone can'

The Madras High Court in its order said, 'the government cannot decide what trustees alone can decide and execute'. An amount of Rs 45 crore was finalised and a list of temples were prepared for construction of Old Age Residences in the state

Madras HC grants living being status to ‘Mother Nature’: What does it mean and what are its legal precedents?
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Madras HC grants living being status to ‘Mother Nature’: What does it mean and what are its legal precedents?

Declaring 'Mother Nature' a living being gives it the status of a legal person, with all corresponding rights, duties and liabilities of a living person

In this era of instant noodles, people expect instant justice: CJI NV Ramana
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In this era of instant noodles, people expect instant justice: CJI NV Ramana

Judges have to sharpen their ideas and perception, expand their knowledge and become technology enabler, said CJI NV Ramana

Madras High Court upholds 7.5 per cent reservation for government school students in medical colleges
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Madras High Court upholds 7.5 per cent reservation for government school students in medical colleges

Madras High Court was hearing a batch of petitions filed by private school students challenging the constitutionality of the Tamil Nadu Admission to undergraduate courses in Medicine, Dentistry, Indian Medicine and Homeopathy on preferential basis to students of Government Schools Act, 2020

'Is it one country or divided by religion?': Madras HC on petitions over dress code in temples
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'Is it one country or divided by religion?': Madras HC on petitions over dress code in temples

The court was hearing a batch of petitions filed by Rangarajan Narasimhan of Tiruchirapalli district demanding dress code for devotees and disallowing non-Hindus from entering temples

Daughters to inherit self-acquired properties of Hindu fathers with no will, says Supreme Court
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Daughters to inherit self-acquired properties of Hindu fathers with no will, says Supreme Court

The judgment, which came on an appeal against the Madras High Court verdict, dealt with the property rights of Hindu women and widows under the Hindu Succession Act, 1956

Madras High Court frowns on a lower court order saying 'you can’t summon God'
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Madras High Court frowns on a lower court order saying 'you can’t summon God'

Madras High Court has pulled up a lower court for ordering the authorities of a Tirupur district temple to produce the 'Moolavar' idol, which had been stolen, traced and installed at the shrine

'No discrimination against women athletes with disabilities': Madras HC directs Centre, state govt
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'No discrimination against women athletes with disabilities': Madras HC directs Centre, state govt

There should not be any unfair discrimination against women athletes with disabilities on grounds of race, gender, sex, marital status, ethnic or social origin, colour, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, conscience, belief, culture, language and birth, Justice R Mahadevan said

Madras HC quashes FIR against YouTuber Maridhas for controversial tweet on IAF copter crash
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Madras HC quashes FIR against YouTuber Maridhas for controversial tweet on IAF copter crash

Police had registered the case against Maridhas under different sections of IPC including promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence

Madras HC quashes order converting Jayalalithaa's Chennai residence ‘Veda Nilayam’
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Madras HC quashes order converting Jayalalithaa's Chennai residence ‘Veda Nilayam’

The court also permitted the Income Tax department to recover dues running to several crores of rupees from the petitioners

Madras HC stays certain sub-clauses of new IT Rules, says they 'rob independence of media'
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Madras HC stays certain sub-clauses of new IT Rules, says they 'rob independence of media'

The Bombay High Court, on 14 August this year, had stayed the operation of sub-rules (1) and (3) of Rule 9 of the said Rules of 2021, the bench pointed out

Tamil Nadu extends lockdown till 15 September; bans places of worship on weekends, beaches
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Tamil Nadu extends lockdown till 15 September; bans places of worship on weekends, beaches

With the government banning public gathering for religious festivals, Ganesh Chaturthi scheduled to be celebrated on 10 September is expected to be a low-key affair

'Reply in English only': Madras HC tells Centre after minister writes to Tamil Nadu MP in Hindi
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'Reply in English only': Madras HC tells Centre after minister writes to Tamil Nadu MP in Hindi

The court said that the Centre should reply in the language in which the state government sends the application to the Central government

Madras High Court lays down instruction to overhaul, release 'caged parrot' CBI
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Madras High Court lays down instruction to overhaul, release 'caged parrot' CBI

The court observed that demands for CBI investigation has been increasing these days due to the credibility of the investigation agency

'Semen becomes Semmann': Typo leads to near acquittal of POCSO offender, Madras HC steps in on time
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'Semen becomes Semmann': Typo leads to near acquittal of POCSO offender, Madras HC steps in on time

The typographical error had led the trial court judge to treat the semen found in the genitals of the child as semmann, which was not uncommon on a child playing on the floor outside a house.

Explained: Why Madras HC has imposed Rs 1 lakh fine on Vijay in luxury car tax evasion case
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Explained: Why Madras HC has imposed Rs 1 lakh fine on Vijay in luxury car tax evasion case

"These actors are portraying themselves as champions to bring social justice in the society, but their acts are not in consonance", the court said.

Explainer: As Madras HC prohibits conversion therapy, a look at history of traumatic 'cures' for queer individuals
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Explainer: As Madras HC prohibits conversion therapy, a look at history of traumatic 'cures' for queer individuals

It is vital to note the pseudoscientific nature of conversion "treatment", which perceives sexual and gender orientation as a "mental illness" and homosexuality as "abnormal".

SC rejects EC's plea to expunge Madras HC remarks, says citizens have a right to know what transpires in courts
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SC rejects EC's plea to expunge Madras HC remarks, says citizens have a right to know what transpires in courts

The top court said it is a staunch proponent of freedom of media to report court proceedings and that the EC's contention that press should be reporting orders only and not observations struck at principles of open court

EC says it is ‘unanimous’ there shouldn’t be plea in SC for curbs on media reporting over oral observations made by judges
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EC says it is ‘unanimous’ there shouldn’t be plea in SC for curbs on media reporting over oral observations made by judges

The Election Commission had approached the top court with a Special Leave Petition against oral observations made by the Madras HC, where it said the EC was 'singularly responsible' for the second wave of COVID-19 and remarked that its officers should probably be 'booked for murder'