HC refuses to hear AIADMK lawyer’s plea against restricting Pongal cash gift

The Madras High Court has refused to hear a plea against the restriction it placed on distributing Rs 1,000 as Pongal gift to all ration card-holders in Tamilnadu.

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Judiciary vs bureaucracy

Close on the heels of ordering the arrest of Tamilnadu Higher Education Secretary Mangat Ram Sharma for his failure to appear in a contempt case despite advance notice (it was recalled after he tendered an unconditional apology), the Madras High Court, while hearing another case, expressed disappointment with the ‘apathy shown by authorities’ in providing civic amenities to people. Continue Reading

Indira Banerjee among three judges elevated to SC

Notifications announcing the appointments of Uttarakhand High Court Chief Justice KM Joseph, Madras HC Chief Justice Indira Banerjee and Orissa HC Chief Justice Vineet Saran to the Supreme Court were issued today. Continue Reading