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Vedanta moves Supreme Court challenging Madras HC refusal to reopen Sterlite copper plant

On 18 August, Madras HC had rejected the plea of the mining giant seeking to reopen its copper plant in Tuticorin, which has been shut since May 2018 over pollution concerns.
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‘Martyred’ constable case similar to Jeyaraj-Benicks, but why no condolences, asks Madras HC

Madras HC notes the difference in political reactions to the two cases. It also asks Tamil Nadu govt's response on enacting law similar to Maharashtra Control of Organised Crimes Act.
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‘In economy vs environment, latter reigns supreme’ — why HC upheld Vedanta plant closure

Madras HC dismisses Vedanta’s claims of being ‘victimised’ with the closure of its Sterlite Copper plant in Tamil Nadu’s Thoothukudi.
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Patanjali can’t use Coronil trademark, says Madras High Court, fines it Rs 10 lakh

The Madras HC was hearing a suit filed by a Chennai firm which claimed it owned the 'Coronil' trademark since 1993. The court also noted Patanjali's drug was not a Covid cure.
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Vested interests are acting against development of Siddha medicine, says Madras HC

The Madras HC has rebuked the Union Ayush ministry and Tamil Nadu government for not promoting the benefits of Siddha to treat Covid.
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Madras HC takes cognisance of custodial deaths of father-son, directs police to file report

A Madurai bench of the High Court has instructed police to inform the public about the suo motu cognisance it has taken of the deaths.
The companies of the two brands have been locked in a legal battle over the use of the words 'magic' and 'masala' in their branding | Grofers.com

Cannot monopolise words like ‘magic’, ‘masala’ — Madras HC ends Nestle-ITC noodles feud

In a suit filed against Nestle India for using the phrase 'magical masala' for its Maggi noodles, ITC claims it was lifted from the branding for its Sunfeast Yipee! noodles.
File image of Tablighi Jamaat attendees being moved out of the Nizamuddin Markaz mosque in New Delhi | Photo: ANI

‘They aren’t criminals’: Madras HC gives bail to 31 foreigners who took part in Tablighi event

The high court also said it viewed the petitioners as 31 individuals instead of 'collectively thingifying them as Tablighis’.
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HC junks case against Congress MLA for ‘defaming’ Jayalalithaa, says fair criticism needed

Congress MLA S. Vijayadharani had expressed disappointment over opening of Tasmac shops in 2015. A complaint was filed, alleging her speech harmed Jayalalithaa’s reputation.
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Madras HC asks TN govt to reconsider converting Jayalalithaa’s residence into memorial

The bench also suggested that 'Veda Nilayam' be converted into the official residence of the CM, while a portion of the property can be a memorial if needed.

On Camera

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden (R) and US President Donald Trump speak during the first US presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio, on 29 September

Trump-Biden debate had no highlights, only lowlights

The first presidential debate between President Donald Trump and his democratic challenger Joe Biden must have been one of the nastiest presidential debate in US history.
File image of Department of Economic Affairs Secretary Tarun Bajaj | Photo: ANI

India will not meet its Rs 2.1 lakh crore disinvestment target in 2020-21, DEA secretary says

Govt retains its Rs 12 lakh crore borrowing limit for the full financial year, which means it can borrow Rs 4.34 lakh crore in the second half.

Defence

File image of the OFB pavilion at DefExpo 2016 | Representational image | Twitter | @SpokespersonMoD

Ordnance factories hit back at Army claims, cite export orders, accidents of other equipment

In a statement, OFB said only 19 per cent of the accidents involving defence ammunition between January 2015 and December 2019 could be attributed to the board.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.