MADRAS Top Stories

The Hindu: In a breather to Annamalai University and students from other States pursuing distance education, the Madras High Court on Monday stayed a recent order of the University Grants Commission (UGC), which cancelled its...
The Times of India: Madras or Chennai, the soul of Carnatic music, has produced many a skilled artiste but it is an achievement to make a mark and be remembered for it a century later. S Sarada or `Periya Sarada teacher' is one such with her former students and close associates...
Deccan Chronicle: As frenzy over a young girl’s presumed murder three years ago gripped the media, I wracked my brains to think if I had ever met SheenaBora while visiting my son when he lived in Bandra, Mumbai. No, his wasn’t a party-hopping circle. Had I run into Upendra...
The Times of India: The government order to close more than 500 private schools, before the 2014-15 academic year, have reduced the number of private schools in the state. In the last seven years, the number of private schools had been going up year over year, largely due to a...
The Times of India: BENGALURU: The BBMP has proposed to increase property tax by 15%, days before the formation of its new council. Anticipating that the new elected representatives may not be keen to fill its coffers, the Palike sent the proposal to the government when counting...
The Hindu: Expressing shock over a Sessions Court having convicted the accused on only one count in a triple murder case, the Madras High CourtBench here has warned lower court judges that failure to frame appropriate charges in criminal cases and “paving way for...
The Hindu: A delegation of the opposition Congress submitted a memorandum to Lieutenant GovernorLt. Gen.A.K. Singh on Monday demanding a thorough probe into large scale irregularities in distribution of free house site pattas to Scheduled Caste people in Embalam...
The Hindu: The Madras High Court has appointed two retired judges K. Chandru and K. Sampath to head two separate committees which would go into the allegations of...
Deccan Chronicle: New Delhi: In a major legal reform, the Law Commission has recommended abolition of death penalty for all crimes other than terrorism related offences and waging war. The commission...
The Times of India: Nagpur: Several projections have predicted an increase in the proportion of elderly people in Indian population over the next decade. Medical services meant for them, however, are not seeing much improvement, with medical science also giving geriatrics very...
The Times of India: CHENNAI: A Madras high court-appointed committee has slammed the Tamil Nadu government for shoddy renovation and poor upkeep of centuries-old heritage temples in the state. Ancient inscriptions have been casually removed and replaced with tiles, enamel...
The Times of India: CHENNAI: The Madras high court has stayed an UGC order directing Annamalai University not to admit students in its distance education programme for the academic year 2015-2016. The university was told to suspend admissions for not adhering to the rule that it...
The Times of India: CHENNAI: Shrugging off its initial reluctance to take over "municipal duties" and order demolition or regularization of illegal buildings dotting popular tourist destinations Ooty and Kodaikanal, the Madras high court has formed two committees headed by two...
Deccan Chronicle: The Madras Boat Club was recently the place to be for the...