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Suchitra Mohanty

Indian court orders release of journalist held for Twitter post on Hindu leader

Jun 11 2019

NEW DELHI India's top court on Monday ordered the release of a journalist arrested for a social media post about a Hindu nationalist state chief minister, in a case that highlighted growing concerns over free speech and media freedom.

BJP activist gets bail for sharing meme of West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

May 14 2019

NEW DELHI The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted bail to a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activist who was arrested last week for sharing a meme of opposition leader Mamata Banerjee, one of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's challengers in the general election.

Protests erupt in India after top judge cleared of sexual harassment

May 07 2019

NEW DELHI Dozens of protesters gathered outside India's Supreme Court on Tuesday, a day after a panel of judges dismissed a sexual harassment complaint against the chief justice, carrying placards demanding a new and impartial investigation.

Indian judges' panel clears chief justice of sexual harassment

May 06 2019

NEW DELHI India's Supreme Court said on Monday a panel of its judges had dismissed a complaint of sexual harassment made against Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi by a former court employee, as it lacked substance.

India's top court halts ArcelorMittal payment to buy Essar Steel: lawyer

Apr 12 2019

NEW DELHI India's Supreme Court on Friday ordered ArcelorMittal SA to stop a payment to lenders to buy Essar Steel, a lawyer involved in the case said, delaying billionaire Lakshmi Mittal's entry into the country's fast-growing steel market.

India Supreme Court to hear Dassault jet deal in setback for Modi

Apr 10 2019

NEW DELHI India's Supreme Court said on Wednesday it will hear a request for an investigation into a $8.7 billion (£6.6 billion) fighter jet deal with France's Dassault Aviation, in a setback for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government.

India Supreme Court to hear Dassault jet deal in setback for Modi

Apr 10 2019

NEW DELHI India's Supreme Court said on Wednesday it will hear a request for an investigation into a $8.7 billion fighter jet deal with France's Dassault Aviation, in a setback for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government.

Indian low-caste leader says statues of herself reflect popular will

Apr 02 2019

NEW DELHI A powerful leader of India's low-caste community on Tuesday told a court that setting up dozens of statues of herself reflected the will of the people to honor her and others at the bottom of the rigid Hindu caste hierarchy.

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.

World News

Trump says Iran may have shot down U.S. drone by mistake

U.S. President Donald Trump played down Iran's downing of a U.S. military drone on Thursday, saying he suspected it was shot by mistake and that "it would have made a big difference" to him if the remotely-controlled aircraft had been piloted.