TN strongly opposes Karnataka’s move to construct Mekedatu dam

Expressing its strong opposition, the Tamilnadu government reiterated that it will never allow Karnataka to build the Mekedatu dam across river Cauvery, Water Resources Minister Duraimurugan said. Continue Reading

Editorial: Free and fair

In a crucial ruling, the Supreme Court has said State election commissioners have to be ‘independent persons’ not occupying a post under the Centre or State governments. It termed the Goa government’s move to give its Law Secretary the additional charge of the SEC a ‘mockery’ of constitutional mandate. Continue Reading

Editorial: Unity in ‘divorceity’

In a crucial development, the Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to consider forming a uniform code in matters of divorce laws to remove the anomalies in different personal laws and implement a uniform system. Continue Reading

Supreme Court turns down DMK’s plea

The Supreme Court today rejected DMK’s plea seeking urgent hearing of the petition filed by AIADMK MLA Inbadurai in the Radhapuram recounting case. Continue Reading

TN, Kerala CMs agree to resolve river water-sharing issues

A high-level meeting between Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and his Tamilnadu counterpart Edappadi K Palaniswami yesterday agreed to review the 60-year-old Parambikulam-Aliyar Project (PAP) after forming a secretary-level committee to discuss the matter. Continue Reading

SC agrees to hear plea of disqualified Karnataka MLAs

The Supreme Court today agreed to hear the plea of 17 disqualified Karnataka MLAs who are seeking to contest by-polls for 15 Assembly seats in the State. Continue Reading

SC allows TN State Cricket Assn hold elections for office-bearers

The Supreme Court today allowed the Tamilnadu State Cricket Association to hold elections to elect office bearers but said the results will be subject to its decision.
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Supreme Court expresses serious concern on manual scavenging

Expressing serious concern over people dying during manual scavenging and sewage cleaning in India, the Supreme Court today said nowhere in the world people are sent to “gas chambers to die”. Continue Reading

SC judge recuses from hearing plea of disqualified MLAs

Supreme Court judge Justice M M Shantanagoudar today recused himself from hearing petitions filed by 17 disqualified MLAs of Karnataka challenging the decision of the then Speaker to disqualify them from the Assembly. Continue Reading