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India's top court delays ruling on ban on women entering Hindu temple

14 Nov 2019

NEW DELHI India's top court on Thursday delayed a verdict on the lifting of a centuries-old ban on women of menstruating age entering a Hindu temple, asking more judges to consider the case involving gender discrimination and religion that has divided opinion.

Indian court gives disputed religious site to Hindus in landmark ruling

11 Nov 2019

NEW DELHI/AYODHYA, India India's Supreme Court on Saturday awarded a bitterly contested religious site to Hindus, dealing a defeat to Muslims who also claim the land that has sparked some of the country's bloodiest riots since independence. | Video

India's mobile operators face $13 billion bill after court ruling

24 Oct 2019

NEW DELHI India's top court on Thursday upheld a demand by the country's telecoms department that wireless carriers pay 920 billion rupees ($12.97 billion) in overdue levies and interest, sending their shares tumbling.

UPDATE 2-India's mobile operators face $13 bln bill after court ruling

24 Oct 2019

NEW DELHI, Oct 24 India's top court on Thursday upheld a demand by the country's telecoms department that wireless carriers pay 920 billion rupees ($12.97 billion) in overdue levies and interest, sending their shares tumbling.

India court ends hearings on disputed religious site, decision in weeks

16 Oct 2019

NEW DELHI India's Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered an end to hearings in a long-running dispute between Hindus and Muslims over a place of worship, laying the ground for a verdict that could lead to further divisions.

India's Supreme Court halts tree felling for new Mumbai metro

07 Oct 2019

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI India's Supreme Court on Monday ordered a halt to the cutting of trees in financial capital Mumbai for an ambitious subway project that has sparked protests from activists opposed to the felling to build a train parking shed.

Restore normal life to Kashmir, India's top court tells government

16 Sep 2019

NEW DELHI India's top court said on Monday the federal government should restore normal life in Kashmir as soon as possible, as a partial shutdown of the disputed region entered its 42nd day.

India's top court to hear legal challenges on Kashmir in October

28 Aug 2019

NEW DELHI India’s Supreme Court said on Wednesday it will hear challenges in October to a government order revoking the autonomy of contested Kashmir, and it allowed an opposition politician to visit the region that has been under lockdown for weeks.

India's court sends ex-finance minister Chidambaram into police custody

22 Aug 2019

NEW DELHI An Indian court on Thursday ordered a former finance minister into police custody for questioning for four days, in a case stemming from government approval of foreign investment in a local media company, a judge said.

India needs time to restore order in Kashmir - top court judge

13 Aug 2019

NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD Indian authorities need more time to restore order in Kashmir, a Supreme Court justice said on Tuesday as a security clampdown entered a ninth day since New Delhi revoked the region's special status, triggering protests.

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