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Suchitra Mohanty

Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Jul 17 2018

India's top court urges separate laws against mob killings

NEW DELHI India's Supreme Court on Tuesday urged the government to enact laws separate to those against murder to act as a deterrent against lynchings, following a series of attacks in which mobs have beaten people to death.

Jul 13 2018

India's social media monitoring plan worries Supreme Court

NEW DELHI A government plan to monitor social media could turn India into a "surveillance state", the Supreme Court was cited as saying on Friday as it asked the government to respond to such worries within two weeks, a lawyer involved in the case said.

Jul 12 2018

Gay sex not an aberration, Indian judge says ahead of ruling on homosexuality ban

NEW DELHI Gay people in India face deep-rooted trauma and live in fear, the Supreme Court said on Thursday before deciding whether or not to scrap a colonial-era ban on homosexuality.

Jul 11 2018

Indian activists hopeful as top court hears challenge to gay sex ban

NEW DELHI India's top court on Tuesday began hearing arguments challenging a colonial-era law banning homosexuality, and activists said they were optimistic it would be overturned it despite opposition from some ruling lawmakers. | Video

Jul 09 2018

Indian court upholds death for 2012 Delhi gang rape convicts

NEW DELHI India's Supreme Court on Monday upheld the death penalty for three men convicted in the gang rape of a young woman in Delhi in 2012, a landmark case that brought an unprecedented level of attention to violence against women in the country.

Jul 04 2018

India's top court upholds power of Delhi opposition chief in setback for Modi

NEW DELHI India's Supreme Court upheld the powers of the chief minister of Delhi on Wednesday in a win for his political party embroiled in a protracted fight with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government that has compounded the capital city's problems.

May 01 2018

Explain stand on gay sex: India's top court issues notice to government

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India's government must explain its stand on consensual sexual relations between same sex adults, the Supreme Court said on Tuesday, setting a July deadline for a response.

Apr 02 2018

Seven reported killed as India's Dalits lead protests against court ruling

NEW DELHI At least seven people were killed on Monday as protesters led by India's Dalits set fire to police posts and blocked railway tracks after the Supreme Court barred the immediate arrest of people accused of discriminating against them, local media said.

Apr 02 2018

India's lower-caste Dalits lead nationwide protests against court judgment

NEW DELHI Protesters led by India's lower-caste Dalit community on Monday set fire to police posts and blocked railway tracks as they opposed a Supreme Court ruling that bars immediate arrest of individuals accused of discriminating against them, media said.

Mar 09 2018

India's top court upholds passive euthanasia, allows living wills in landmark judgment

NEW DELHI Individuals have a right to die with dignity, India's Supreme Court upheld on Friday in a landmark verdict that permits the removal of life-support systems for the terminally ill or those in incurable comas.


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