Monday, 23 May, 2022

Topic: Defamation

‘This is yellow journalism’: SC refuses relief to journalist convicted for defaming lawyer

SC upholds Karnataka HC and trial court findings, says HC took lenient approach in sentencing the journalist to just one month in jail as he ‘deserved more than that’.

HC junks RSS functionary’s plea seeking Rahul Gandhi’s speech transcript in defamation case

Gandhi is facing trial following an FIR filed against him by RSS functionary Rajesh Kunte, for a speech made in 2014, where he allegedly blamed RSS for Mahatma Gandhi's assassination.

Warrant against Kangana if she doesn’t appear on 20 September, says court in defamation case

Along with a plea seeking exemption, the Bollywood actor's lawyer submitted a medical certificate stating she had been travelling for film promotion & has developed Covid symptoms.

Telangana Congress in-charge Manickam Tagore sends defamation notice to Kaushik Reddy

Kaushik Reddy, who resigned from Telangana Congress, had alleged that Tagore had taken a Rs 50 crore bribe from the newly appointed president A Revanth Reddy to give him the top post.

Rahul Gandhi appears before Surat court in defamation case over ‘Modi surname’ remark

In a complaint, BJP legislator Purnesh Modi had alleged that Gandhi defamed the entire Modi community by saying 'How come all the thieves have Modi as the common surname?'.

IMA serves Rs 1000-crore defamation notice on Ramdev over remarks against allopathy

Terming Ramdev's remarks a 'criminal act', IMA also asked the yoga guru to make a video clip contradicting all his allegations and circulate it on social media platforms.

Madhya Pradesh court issues summons against TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee in defamation case

The complainant Akash Vijaywargiya, son of BJP's National General Secretary, alleges that Abhishek Banerjee had labelled him and his father as a goon and an outsider respectively.

Amit Shah summoned by West Bengal court in defamation case filed by TMC’s Abhishek Banerjee

The case lodged by TMC MP and Mamata Banerjee's nephew, Abhishek Banerjee, claims that Shah had made defamatory statements against him on 11 August 2018 at a BJP rally in Kolkata.

Right to reputation vs woman’s right to dignity — what court said in Akbar-Ramani verdict

Acquitting Priya Ramani in defamation case filed against her by MJ Akbar, court said a woman has 'right to put her grievance at any platform of her choice and even after decades'.

Court reserves verdict in MJ Akbar defamation case against Priya Ramani for 10 February

The court also allowed both the parties to file their written submissions, if any, within five days.

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Inflation made luxury cars even more expensive but sales remain in fast lane. See Mercedes

For years, the luxury car market in India was biased towards the entry-level. But today, cars below Rs 40 lakh account for the smallest fraction of sales.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.