Suchitra Mohanty

Telcos get 10 years to pay India dues, pain not over for Vodafone

01 Sep 2020

NEW DELHI Heavily indebted Indian telecoms firm Vodafone Idea won some reprieve on Tuesday as the country's top court gave mobile carriers 10 years to settle government dues, but the company's longer-term problems are not over.

Delhi High Court halts insolvency proceedings against Anil Ambani

27 Aug 2020

NEW DELHI The Delhi High Court on Thursday halted insolvency proceedings against Reliance Group chairman Anil Ambani, the younger brother of India's richest man, and barred him from disposing of any of his assets.

Indian royal dynasty keep control of one of world's richest temples

13 Jul 2020

NEW DELHI/THIRUVANANTHAPURAM India's Supreme Court on Monday upheld the right of a former royal dynasty to run the Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple, one of the world's richest places of worship, after the state government tried to take it over when the family patriarch died.

Supreme Court lashes out at telecoms firms, says no re-evaluation of dues allowed

18 Mar 2020

NEW DELHI India's Supreme Court on Wednesday lashed out at mobile phone operators for self-assessing their outstanding telecoms dues, saying it amounted to a violation of court orders.

India's top court strikes down RBI banking ban on cryptocurrency

04 Mar 2020

MUMBAI India's Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed banks to handle cryptocurrency transactions from exchanges and traders, overturning a central bank ban that dealt the thriving industry a major blow.

India's top court orders equal roles for women in army

18 Feb 2020

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India's top court ruled on Monday that women could serve as army commanders, dismissing the government's stance that male soldiers were not ready to accept orders from female officers as "disturbing".

Vodafone Idea to pay 35 billion rupees in telecom dues this week

17 Feb 2020

NEW DELHI Beleaguered Indian wireless carrier Vodafone Idea will pay 35 billion rupees ($490 million) in telecom dues to the federal government by the end of this week, the company said on Monday.

India orders telcos to pay dues now, after top court threatens contempt

15 Feb 2020

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI The Indian government ordered mobile carriers on Friday to immediately pay billions of dollars in dues after the Supreme Court threatened the companies and officials with contempt proceedings for failing to implement an earlier ruling.

Supreme Court gives government more time to explain divisive citizenship law

22 Jan 2020

NEW DELHI The Supreme Court declined calls to suspend the implementation of a new citizenship law on Wednesday, deciding that a constitutional bench of five judges was needed to hear all the challenges to legislation that critics say discriminates against Muslims.

Supreme Court rejects plea for relief on $13 billion telco levy; Vodafone tumbles

17 Jan 2020

NEW DELHI Shares of Vodafone Idea fell as much as 40% on Friday, losing $975 million in market value, after India's top court rejected mobile carriers' petitions for a review of its order to pay billions of dollars in levies to the government.

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