World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday October 1, 2015
The US state of Oklahoma was set to execute a man Wednesday over the fatal beating of a motel owner after the Supreme Court rejected a last-ditch appeal by his lawyers.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday September 30, 2015
The US state of Georgia executed its first woman in 70 years early Wednesday, despite an appeal for clemency by Pope Francis.
World News | Reuters | Tuesday September 29, 2015
Pope Francis waited until his historic US visit was over to make his most direct comments on the nation's debate over gay marriage, saying government officials should have the right to refrain from actions that violate their religious beliefs.
Press Trust of India | Wednesday September 16, 2015
The Supreme Court of the State of New York has rejected a plea by Hong Kong-based JTS Trading Ltd that had sought attachment of Sahara's prized hotels Plaza and Dream Downtown in the US as part of a lawsuit over a deal that went sour.
World News | Reuters | Monday September 7, 2015
The lawyer for a Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses said his team filed on Sunday a notice of appeal over a contempt ruling that landed her in jail.
Agence France-Presse | Thursday August 20, 2015
The petition "will present at least two substantial questions concerning design-patent liability and damages."
Offbeat | Amrita Kohli | Friday August 14, 2015
As India marks its 69th Independence Day, the Internet finds itself flooded with celebratory videos. Several are versions of the National Anthem but none are as powerful a reminder of what it means to be independent in India than this one.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday August 12, 2015
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said today his government would remain opposed to gay marriage during the current parliament, but suggested the issue could be put to a popular vote after the next election.
Indians Abroad | Press Trust of India | Wednesday August 12, 2015
An Indian man is among three persons who have pleaded guilty to stealing thousands of dollars from their employer, a luxury accessories company, in the US.
Indians Abroad | Press Trust of India | Saturday August 8, 2015
Annoyed with Supreme Court rulings on Obamacare and same sex marriages, Republican presidential aspirant Bobby Jindal has said if given a chance he would toss out half-a-dozen judges of the top court, including two nominated by Presidents George W Bush and Ronald Reagan.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday August 1, 2015
A death row inmate in Oklahoma who unsuccessfully sought to ban a controversial drug used in lethal injections will ask the Supreme Court to consider if capital punishment is constitutional, his lawyer said Friday.
Indians Abroad | Press Trust of India | Wednesday July 29, 2015
A 29-year-old Indian software engineer, facing death penalty for a double murder, has told a US court that he would present himself during an appeal to the State Supreme Court in Pennsylvania.
India News | Reported by Saurabh Gupta (with inputs from Agencies) | Friday July 24, 2015
Activist Teesta Setalvad, who was denied bail today in a case brought against her by the CBI, said she believes "this is an attempt to intimidate and possibly eliminate us by the powers that be."
Reuters | Thursday July 23, 2015
The move by Oracle is its first since the US Supreme Court allowed the case to continue.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday July 19, 2015
Seeking to speed up disposal of cases, government is weighing the option of introducing the system of 'pre-trial hearings' on the lines of the UK and the US under which the main dispute is identified before the beginning of the trial helping the courts decide the matter fast.
World News | Reuters | Friday July 17, 2015
When the US Supreme Court upheld same-sex weddings in the same week that South Carolina debated keeping a controversial Civil War battle flag, Twitter user @xTomatoez posted "Gay marriage and the Confederate flag going down everywhere. Tough week for your redneck uncle on Facebook."
World News | Reuters | Wednesday July 15, 2015
A Wal-Mart Stores Inc employee sued the retailer on Tuesday, saying its prior policy of denying health insurance to the spouses of gay employees violated gender discrimination laws.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday July 12, 2015
Slapped with a $350 million lawsuit seeking attachment of its two prized hotels here, crisis-ridden Sahara has told a US court in New York that it has been wrongly dragged into a dispute between two entities over "a potential business relationship gone sour".
World News | Press Trust of India | Saturday July 11, 2015
The US Department of Education has dismissed a complaint filed against Harvard University earlier this year by 64 Asian-American groups, including four Indian-American organisations, that had accused the Ivy League institution of discriminating against Asian-origin applicants in its admissions process.
World News | Reuters | Wednesday July 8, 2015
An Iraqi court sentenced 24 people to death today over the killing of hundreds of soldiers last year at a former US base near Tikrit during an offensive by Islamic State militants, an official said.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday July 4, 2015
Gay marriage may now be legal across the United States, but that doesn't mean people won't get fired if their boss sees the wedding photos.
Indians Abroad | Indo-Asian News Service | Friday July 3, 2015
One week after the US Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples can marry nationwide and states cannot ban such marriages, Louisiana's Indian-American governor Bobby Jindal has finally fallen in line.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday July 2, 2015
The US Episcopal Church announced Wednesday that it approved ceremonies for same-sex marriages, shortly after the Supreme Court legalized the practice across country.
South | Indo-Asian News Service | Wednesday July 1, 2015
An Indian student has received an LGBT scholarship from California University to investigate how political tensions have led to the proliferation of new notions of sexual identity in Tamil Nadu.