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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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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.

09 Mar 2018

Supreme 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.

09 Feb 2018

Empty government buildings can be homeless shelters, India top court says

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Local authorities should consider converting empty government properties into night shelters for the homeless, India's highest court said, amid growing concern about the number of deaths on the streets during winter months.

09 Feb 2018

Empty government buildings can be homeless shelters, India top court says

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI, Feb 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Local authorities should consider converting empty government properties into night shelters for the homeless, India's highest court said, amid growing concern about the number of deaths on the streets during winter months.

23 Jan 2018

Supreme Court rejects bid to reinstate ban on film 'Padmaavat' as Hindu groups protest

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected bids by two states to reinstate a ban on the disputed Bollywood film "Padmaavat", saying it stood by its previous ruling clearing the way for the movie to be shown in theatres.

14 Jan 2018

Four judges criticise India's Supreme Court in rare public spat

NEW DELHI Four justices of India's Supreme Court on Friday criticised its distribution of cases to judges and raised concerns about judicial appointments, in an unprecedented public airing of problems at one of the country's most respected institutions.

08 Jan 2018

India's Supreme Court to review past verdict on gay sex ban

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to reconsider its 2013 decision that criminalises consensual sexual relations between same sex adults, a victory for equal rights campaigners.

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