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Drunk drivers get jail terms

A mobile court in the city has begun slapping jail term on offenders, instead of just letting them off with fines, to curb drunken driving.

Two mobile courts were established in the city for North an

Provoked act not murder: HC

The Madras high court has held that if an offence was committed when the offender has lost his power of selfcontrol because of grave and sudden provocation, it will not be a murder but culpable homici

‘Colleges to return fees to MBA, MCA students’

Dismissing petitions from M. Arunkumar and 67 other 2-year MBA/MCA students in various self-financing colleges and holding their admission as illegal, Justice V. Ramasubramanian of the Madras high cou

HC: No leniency to killer drivers

Holding that if any indulgence is shown to drivers who commit accidents, killing passengers or others, it will send the wrong signal to other rash drivers, the Madras high court has upheld the dismiss

Mother wins six-month battle for son


An Indian medical scientist in Australia has won the custody of her seven-year-old son through the Madras high court after he was taken away by her husband in the pretext of spending a brief holiday a

Consider plea for law college: HC

Observing that imparting legal education to rural students assumes importance and it cannot be denied on flimsy grounds, the Madras high court has directed the state government to consider the applica

Chennai roads still unsafe for women


While we celebrate the ‘independent woman’ who has no qualms taking up a night shift, enjoys partying the night away at a club and does not depend on anyone to drop her home, we have to ask, “Are the

HC: Minor can’t stop joint property’s sale

The Madras high court has held that the restriction (getting prior permission of the court for disposing any immoveable property of a minor) on the natural guardian in respect of property of a minor a

Over damages to victim: HC upholds state order in police torture case

The Madras high court has upheld the order of the state government to recover from two police officers the compensation amount awarded by the court to the family of a deceased who died because of poli

Court sets record straight, disallows dance at temple fest

Record dances, also known as cabarets, during temple festivals are a strict no-no, Madras High Court has ruled. Reason: They portray women in an indecent manner.

Justice K. Chandru recently dismissed

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