No compensation for man cleared of murder

WELLINGTON - A New Zealand man, who spent 10 years in prison for a murder the Court of Appeal found he did not commit, was denied compensation Thursday after a lawyer’s report that he probably had carried out the crime.

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Orissa moves court against Andhra’s new irrigation project

BHUBANESWAR - Orissa has filed a suit in the Supreme Court seeking suspension of work of a mega irrigation project by neighbouring Andhra Pradesh, an official said Thursday. Full article »

Explain strikes in Tamil Nadu judiciary, says apex court

NEW DELHI - The Supreme Court Thursday issued notices to the Madras High Court and various advocate bodies of Tamil Nadu seeking an explanation for the on-going strikes on issues ranging from welfare of Tamils in Sri Lanka and changes in criminal laws in India.

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Police, lawyers clash outside Madras High Court

CHENNAI - What started as an argument between an angry lawyer and a police officer in the Madras High Court Thursday afternoon soon turned into violent clashes, creating a crisis for Tamil Nadu’s three-year-old DMK government.

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