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Tag: Madras High Court

Madras High Court
After Actor Vijay, Dhanush Faces Court's Heat Over Rolls Royce Tax Exemption

Days after the Madras High Court rapped popular Tamil actor Vijay over tax exemption for his imported luxury car, the HC came down heavily on actor Dhanush for seeking a similar tax exemption on the import of a luxury car.

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How safe is WhatsApp? Your messages can easily be traced, says IIT professor

Chennai: In what could be considered as a serious concern for all social media users, an IIT-Madras professor recently informed the Madras High Court that it was technically possible to trace the original sender of messages shared on platforms such as Facebook and WhatsApp. Going against the stand of social media companies, professor V Kamakoti […]

TikTok parent ByteDance to set up India data centre

New Delhi: Facing pressure from the Indian government to store data within the country borders, Beijing-based ByteDance that owns the popular short video-sharing app TikTok on Sunday said it was planning to set up a data centre in India. “As a testimony to ByteDance’s recognition of India’s efforts to frame a new data protection legislation, […]

SC rejects TikTok plea seeking transfer of cases

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday declined Chinese social media app TikTok’s plea seeking transfer of cases relating to the ban on it from the Madras High Court to the apex court. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi rejected the TikTok plea that all matters pending in the Madurai bench of the […]

Madras High Court curbs Kiran Bedi's powers

Chennai: The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Tuesday struck down the Union Home Ministry’s clarification order giving Lt. Governor of Puducherry Kiran Bedi with administrative power. Deciding on the case filed by Puducherry Congress legislator K. Lakshminarayanan against Bedi, the High Court said the Lt. Governor has no power to interfere in the […]

TikTok still unavailable on Google, Apple app stores

New Delhi: TikTok remained unavailable for download on both Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store on Thursday – a day after the Madras High Court’s Madurai Bench lifted the ban on the short video-sharing app. Sources in the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology said that official communication to the technology companies would be […]

Madras High Court lifts ban on TikTok app

Chennai: The Madras High Court’s Madurai Bench on Wednesday lifted the ban on video mobile application TikTok, owned by Chinese company ByteDance, subject to certain conditions. Deciding the case filed by advocate Muthukumar, the bench vacated its interim order banning the app, subject to conditions that pornographic videos will not be uploaded on it, failing […]

Google, Apple block TikTok download in India

New Delhi: Google and Apple have blocked the download of TikTok from Play Store and App Store respectively in India, following a request from the government to ban access to the Chinese short video-sharing app that has been downloaded over 230 million times in the country. The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology had asked Google […]

Madras High Court initiates contempt proceeding against BJP leader

Chennai: The Madras High Court on Monday suo moto initiated contempt proceedings against BJP National Secretary H. Raja over his alleged derogatory remarks against the judiciary. Raja was alleged to have made the remarks during heated arguments with the police in Pudukottai district on Saturday when a Ganesh idol procession was stopped citing court orders […]

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CBSE to publicise 'no homework' rule in media

In a major development, the Madras High Court has ordered the Central Board of Secondary Education to publicise in media that stringent action would be taken against institutes not following the board’s ‘no homework’ rule for class 1 and 2 students. Justice N Kirubakaran passed the order on a plea by advocate M Purushothaman seeking […]

Madras High Court suspends Justice Raghupathy Commission

Chennai: The Madras High Court on Friday ordered the Tamil Nadu government to suspend Justice R. Raghupathy Commission probing the alleged irregularities in construction of the new secretariat-cum-assembly complex here by the DMK government in 2011. The court also said the state government is not monitoring the functioning of various commissions. Ordering the suspension of […]

Dayanidhi Maran to face trial in telephone exchange case

New Delhi: Former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran is to face trial in the illegal telephone exchange case. The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed his plea challenging a Madras High Court order directing the trial court to frame charges against him. Dismissing the petition by Maran against the High Court order, Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice R. […]

CBI challenges Maran brothers' discharge in telephone exchange case

Chennai: The CBI on Tuesday moved the Madras High Court, challenging the discharge of former Union Minister Dayanidhi Maran and his elder brother and Sun TV group Head Kalanithi Maran and others in the illegal telephone exchange case. The court, admitting the criminal revision petition, issued notice to the Maran brothers and other accused. A […]

CBSE NEET exam: HC approached for re-allotment of exam centres

Chennai: A petition was filed in the Madras High Court today seeking a direction to the CBSE for re-allotment of NEET examination centres for candidates from Tamil Nadu who were assigned centres outside the state. First Bench comprising Chief Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice Abdul Quddhose posted it for hearing tomorrow before a bench headed […]

Madras HC summons senior EC official over Jaya's thumb impression

Chennai:The Madras High Court on Wednesday ordered the Principal Secretary of the Election Commission of India to depose before it on October 6 in connection with affixing of the thumb impression on poll documents by late Chief Minister and AIADMK General Secretary J. Jayalalithaa while she was in hospital last year. The senior Election Commission […]

CBI moves SC on Karti Chidambaram

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday moved the Supreme Court against a Madras High Court order staying a lookout notice against Karti Chidambaram in a 2G related matter. Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta mentioned the matter for an early hearing before a bench of Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar and Justice D.Y. […]

Karti Chidambaram moves Madras HC against lookout notice

Chennai: Karti Chidambaram, son of former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, on Friday moved the Madras High Court, seeking to know from the central government whether a lookout notice was issued against him. According to reports, the lookout notice for Karti Chidambaram was issued by the Enforcement Directorate and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) […]

SC permits CBSE to declare NEET 2017 results

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday stayed a Madras High Court order restraining the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) from declaring the result of NEET 2017 for under graduate medical courses. Permitting the board to declare the results and go ahead with consequential steps including counselling and admissions, the vacation bench of Justice […]

Madras High Court dismisses paternity suit against actor Dhanush

Chennai: The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Friday quashed a petition filed by a couple in the Melur magistrate court claiming that actor Dhanush is their biological son and should pay them a monthly maintenance of Rs.65,000. Popular Tamil movie hero Dhanush, born to Tamil film director and producer Kasthuri Raja, is […]

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Rajinikanth casts vote at Producers Council poll

Chennai: Megastar Rajinikanth was among the first stars on Sunday to cast his vote in the Tamil Nadu Film Producers Council election here. The voting for the office-bearers for 2017-19 began from 8 a.m. and will go on till 4 p.m. here. The counting will take place at 5 p.m. and results will be announced […]

Dhoni is not higher than the game of Cricket: Zee to HC

Facing a Rs 100 crore defamation suit from India cricket captain M S Dhoni over its reports on IPL betting scam, Zee TV on Wednesday defended itself in Madras High Court, saying it merely reported the deposition of a suspended IPS officer

SC refuses to discharge Jayalalithaa from income tax case

In a setback to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, the Supreme Court on Thursday refused to discharge her and her associate S Sasikalaa from three cases against them for not filing income tax returns from 1991-94 and set a time limit of four months to complete the trial