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Suchitra Mohanty

Supreme Court orders release of journalist held for Twitter post on Yogi Adityanath

11 Jun 2019

NEW DELHI The Supreme Court on Monday ordered the release of a journalist arrested for a social media post about Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, 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

14 May 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 after chief justice of Supreme Court cleared of sexual harassment

07 May 2019

NEW DELHI Dozens of protesters gathered outside the 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.

Judges' panel clears Supreme Court Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi of sexual harassment

06 May 2019

NEW DELHI The 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.

Supreme Court halts ArcelorMittal payment to buy Essar Steel: lawyer

12 Apr 2019

NEW DELHI The 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

10 Apr 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.

Supreme Court to hear Dassault jet deal in setback for Modi

10 Apr 2019

NEW DELHI The 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.

Mayawati says statues of herself reflect popular will

02 Apr 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 honour her and others at the bottom of the rigid Hindu caste hierarchy.

Supreme Court finds Anil Ambani guilty of contempt in RCom-Ericsson case

20 Feb 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.

Supreme Court orders government to reinstate Alok Verma as CBI chief

08 Jan 2019

NEW DELHI The Supreme 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.

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