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

17 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".

India's 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 (376.99 million pounds) 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

14 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.

India's top court gives government more time to explain divisive citizenship law

22 Jan 2020

NEW DELHI India's 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.

Indian 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.

India court dismisses appeal against death penalty in grisly 2012 gang-rape and murder

18 Dec 2019

NEW DELHI India's top court on Wednesday dismissed an appeal against the death penalty by one of four men convicted of the gang-rape of a woman on a bus in New Delhi and her murder, saying it found no reason to review the sentence.

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.

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