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India

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.

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17 Jul 2018

Supreme Court urges separate laws against mob killings

NEW DELHI The 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.

13 Jul 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.

12 Jul 2018

Gay sex not an aberration, Supreme Court 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.

11 Jul 2018

Activists hopeful as India's Supreme Court hears challenge to gay sex ban

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

09 Jul 2018

Supreme Court upholds death for 2012 Delhi gangrape convicts

NEW DELHI The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the death penalty for three men convicted in the gangrape 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.

04 Jul 2018

Supreme Court upholds power of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal in setback for Modi

NEW DELHI The Supreme Court upheld the powers of Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal, 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.

01 May 2018

Explain stand on gay sex: India's Supreme 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.

02 Apr 2018

Seven reported killed as Dalits lead protests against Supreme 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.

02 Apr 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.

02 Apr 2018

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

NEW DELHI, April 2 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.

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