Play ‘Tamil thai Vazhthu’ at all events, Tamil Nadu govt tells IIT-Madras – Times of India

CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu higher education minister K Ponmudy has written to IIT-Madras director Bhaskar Ramamurthi asking him to ensure that ‘Tamil thai vazhthu’, the state invocation song, is sung at all the functions of the institution including convocations. There was an issue over the anthem not being played at the recently held convocation. “It is […]

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Private schools move Madras HC over temporary recognition from Tamil Nadu govt – Times of India

CHENNAI: An association of all India private educational institutions has approached the Madras high court challenging the Tamil Nadu government’s decision to grant only temporary recognition to schools. Right to establish an educational institution is a fundamental right and restricting and forcing the institutions to beg for recognition every year amounts to an unreasonable restriction, […]

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Don’t lease out defence properties, use them for own use: Madras HC – The Indian Express

Instead of leasing out its landed properties to commercial establishments for rent, the Defence department can retain them with it for providing more infrastructural facilities, the Madras High Court has suggested. Justice S M Subramaniam gave the suggestion on November 23 while dismissing a batch of writ petitions from Major C Sathia Moorthy Gopalan, proprietor […]

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Madras HC refuses to stay Rs 82 crore income tax notice sent to former CM O Panneerselvam – Times of India

CHENNAI: In a setback to former chief minister O Panneerselvam, the Madras high court on Thursday refused to stay operation of notices issued by the income tax department demanding payment of 82.3 crore tax arrears. The notices were issued by the department based on materials seized during the raids conducted in industrialist J Sekhar Reddy’s […]

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Conversion can’t undo caste status, says Madras HC; refuses inter-caste certificate to man – Times of India

CHENNAI: Conversion from one religion to another religion will not change the caste of a person which he belongs to, Madras high court has ruled, nixing a bid by a Dalit man, who embraced Christianity, to obtain an inter-caste marriage certificate to get priority in government jobs. Dalit-converts are treated as backward community (BC) members […]

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