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India

Suchitra Mohanty

M.J. Akbar sues woman alleging sexual harassment for defamation

4:55pm IST

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI Union minister M.J. Akbar filed a defamation suit against one of at least 10 women accusing him of sexual harassment on Monday, calling her allegations false and malicious.

Supreme Court lifts Sabarimala temple ban on women of menstruating age

28 Sep 2018

NEW DELHI India's Supreme Court lifted a ban rooted in a centuries-old tradition that prevented women of menstruating age from entering a prominent Hindu temple in southern Kerala state, upholding rights to equality of worship. | Video

Supreme Court decriminalises adultery in landmark judgment

27 Sep 2018

NEW DELHI The Supreme Court on Thursday decriminalised adultery in a landmark judgment aimed at upholding the right to equality and freedom, scrapping a law first brought in under British colonial rule in 1860.

Supreme Court imposes curbs on use of Aadhaar

26 Sep 2018

NEW DELHI The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the validity of a controversial biometric identity system, known as Aadhaar, but flagged privacy concerns and reined in a government push to make it mandatory for everything from banking to telecom services.

Supreme Court to test live-streaming of cases

26 Sep 2018

NEW DELHI India's Supreme Court decided on Wednesday it would start live-streaming some of its cases in a bid to increase transparency and prevent overcrowding in the courtrooms.

Supreme Court urges separate laws against mob killings

17 Jul 2018

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.

India's social media monitoring plan worries Supreme Court

13 Jul 2018

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.

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

12 Jul 2018

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.

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

11 Jul 2018

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

Supreme Court upholds death for 2012 Delhi gangrape convicts

09 Jul 2018

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.

World News

BlackRock and Blackstone CEOs withdraw from Saudi conference - source

BlackRock Chief Executive Larry Fink and Blackstone Group CEO Stephen Schwarzman will no will no longer attend a high profile conference in Saudi Arabia, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Monday, becoming the latest senior executives to withdraw amid concerns about a missing journalist.