Monday, 5 December, 2022

Topic: Defamation

Judge, jury and social media trial — Why Johnny Depp lost libel suit in UK but won in US 

Johnny Depp-Amber Heard drama kept US on edge for weeks. ThePrint explains defamation laws in the UK and US and how social media swung the verdict in favour of the ‘Pirates’ star.

‘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'.

On Camera


Megha Thakur was no run-of-the-mill pretty face, but an influencer who touched many lives

21-yr-old Indian-Canadian Instagram star and TikTok celebrity Megha Thakur, who died this week, subverted the expectations of a content creator by opening up her mind and heart.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


The National War Memorial at India Gate, New Delhi | Photo: Suchet Vir Singh | ThePrint

A walk around National War Memorial to read 8 stories of heroism on 51st anniversary of 1971 war

ThePrint walks around the National War Memorial at India Gate in New Delhi & looks back at the stories of those who sacrificed their lives in the war and were awarded top gallantry medals.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.