MDMK leader Vaiko goes on appeal to Madras HC in sedition case

Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) general secretary Vaiko, who was recently convicted in a sedition case and sentenced to a year in prison by a special court, has gone on appeal to the Madras High Court. Continue Reading

Editorial: Take them to task

For the second time in 30 days, the Madras High Court has pulled up May 17 Movement founder Thirumurugan Gandhi, facing a slew of cases over his remarks against the Centre and Tamilnadu government on various issues. Continue Reading

Saravana Bhavan hotel owner Rajagopal admitted to Stanley Hospital

According to the police, “He is in the IMCU. After his surrender in court yesterday, he was brought here at 6.15 pm. He is stable. He has giddiness and is taking treatment for it. Doctors will decide on his discharge from hospital. But once discharged, he will be taken for remand to Puzhal.” Continue Reading

Editorial: Long arm of law

The Supreme Court delivered Tuesday two important verdicts in cases related to Tamilnadu. While one is about Saravana Bhavan chain of hotels owner P Rajagopal, the other one is a case against former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and two others for receiving unaccounted gift of over Rs 2 crore. Continue Reading

Much needed break

Nalini, in prison for over 27 years, wanted the court to direct the Superintendent of Police, Special Prison for Women in Vellore, to produce her before the court so that she could argue her case for leave as party-in-person. Continue Reading

Tight security for Nadigar Sangam polls; 3,161 members to cast votes

The HC allowed the association to conduct the elections as scheduled on 23 June. The Judge, however, directed that the results shall not be declared till further orders. Continue Reading

Bad buzz

The Madras High Court imposed a ban on ‘Bus Day’ celebrations in 2011 owing to public nuisance and threat to road-users. The police, too, had issued warnings against the practice many a time. Despite the ban and vigil, students continue to indulge in it. Continue Reading

Setback for Kiran Bedi: Supreme Court refuses to grant interim stay

The Supreme Court has refused to grant interim stay on the Madurai bench of the Madras High Court order that clipped the powers of Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi. Continue Reading