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19 Mar 2018, Edition - 979, Monday


  • J&K minister opposes anti-encroachment drive; J&K minister pelts stones during demolition drive
  • All opportunities being diverted to Gujarat. Nothing is given for Maharashtra by the central govt, says MNS chief Raj Thackeray
  • Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath launches a direct hotline to the state CM’s office
  • MNS workers vandalise shops, assault cabs in Vasai area, near Mumbai.
  • After nothing was allocated in the Finance bill, I decided that TDP is not going to be in alliance with the NDA govt: AP CM Chandrababu Naidu
  • Lok Sabha adjourned for the second time in two hours. Will be adjourned till Tuesday.
  • Shyama Prasad Mukherjee’s name plate vandalised in Presidency University, Kolkata
  • Supreme Court asks Centre to visit Rohingya refugee camps after lawyer filed PIL alleging human rights violations at the camps.
  • Union Minister Jitendra Singh says there is nothing to fear if non-confidence motion is moved against the government.
  • Morally, BJP govt has failed in fulfilling the promises made to the state of AP, says Congress party’s Renuka Chowdhury


15 new judges for Madras HC

Covai Post Network

Chennai: The Madras High Court is set to get 15 new judges with the process for issuing the warrant of appointment being set in motion.

This will increase the sitting strength of the judges in the court from the existing 39 to 54, against the sanctioned strength of 75. Of the 30 names recommended by the High Court collegium in February 2015, 15 have been selected for appointment as judges, court sources said.

Six of the proposed judges are from the sub-ordinate judiciary while nine are from the Bar. The nine lawyers who are being elevated as judges on Monday wrote their names in the Devanagari script fulfilling a formality before their appointments are officially made.

They are V Parthiban, R Subramanian, M Govindaraj, M Sundar, R Sureshkumar, Nisha Banu, M S Ramesh, S M Subramanian and Anitha Sumanth.

Similarly, six other persons in the cadre of district judges are also being elevated as the judges of the High Court. The list includes present Registrar General of the High Court Ravindran, Velmurugan, Bhaskaran, G Jayachandran, Basheer Ahmed (retired) and Karthikeyan.