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India's top court finds Anil Ambani guilty of contempt in RCom-Ericsson case

Feb 20 2019

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI India's Supreme Court on Wednesday found Anil Ambani, chairman of debt-laden Reliance Communications (RCom), guilty of contempt of court for wilfully failing to pay 5.5 billion rupees ($77.29 million) to telecom equipment maker Ericsson.

Court orders Indian government to reinstate top cop

Jan 08 2019

NEW DELHI India's highest court ordered the government on Tuesday to reinstate the head of the country's top crime fighting bureau, who was suspended in October along with his deputy after they accused each other of bribery and interfering in investigations.

India's top court reinstates head of FBI-style police agency in blow to government

Jan 08 2019

NEW DELHI, Jan 8 India's highest court ordered the reinstatement of the head of the country's top crime fighting bureau on Tuesday, in a blow to the government that has been accused of undermining it.

India's top court to name panel to weigh demand for temple on disputed site

Jan 04 2019

NEW DELHI India's Supreme Court will name a panel on Thursday to hear arguments over a controversial plan to build a Hindu temple on the ruins of a 16th-century mosque.

India's top court says 'every second counts' for miners trapped for 3 weeks

Jan 03 2019

NEW DELHI India's Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the government to list the steps it plans for the rescue of at least 15 miners trapped in a so-called "rat-hole" coal mine for three weeks in a remote hilly state, warning that "every second counts". | Video

Indian opposition leader jailed for life over bloody anti-Sikh riots in 1984

Dec 17 2018

NEW DELHI An Indian court on Monday jailed for life a leader of the main opposition Congress party for his role in anti-Sikh riots that erupted after the 1984 murder of the then prime minister, Indira Gandhi, and killed nearly 3,000 people.

India court rejects challenge to Dassault jet deal; win for Modi

Dec 14 2018

NEW DELHI India's top court rejected petitions on Friday seeking an investigation of fighter jet deal worth about $8.7 billion with France's Dassault Aviation , handing a political victory to the ruling party months before a general election.

India court to review lifting of temple ban on women of menstruating age

Nov 13 2018

NEW DELHI India's top court on Tuesday agreed to review its ruling that removed a ban on women of menstruating age from entering a centuries-old Hindu temple in the southern state of Kerala, following widespread protests against the decision.

Indian minister sues woman alleging sexual harassment for defamation

Oct 15 2018

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI Indian government minister M.J. Akbar filed a defamation suit on Monday against one of at least 10 women who have accused him of sexual harassment, calling her allegations false and malicious.

India's top court lifts Hindu temple ban on women of menstruating age

Sep 28 2018

NEW DELHI India's Supreme Court lifted a ban rooted in a centuries-old tradition that prevented women of menstruating age from entering a prominent Hindu temple in southern Kerala state, upholding rights to equality of worship. | Video

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