Monday, 4 July, 2022

Topic: pornography

The hidden world of ‘Gandii Baat’ casts lights on India’s erotic fantasies and desires

Gandii Baat came out in 2018, but is almost unknown among English-speaking audience in metropolitan India. And its runaway success makes it clear that sex is never just sex

SC grants protection from arrest to actress Poonam Pandey in pornography case

Pandey has been accused in the FIR along with actor Sherlyn Chopra. In December, the apex court had granted protection from arrest to Raj Kundra in a case related to pornographic videos.

How Rajasthan man ran ‘sextortion’ racket, fleeced Rs 30 lakh from 300-plus victims

Hakmuddin from Bharatpur has been arrested by Delhi Police Cyber Cell. He, along with 3 cousins, targeted victims through Facebook and WhatsApp.

Raj Kundra walks out of Mumbai jail after 2 months following bail in pornographic films case

Chief Metropolitan Magistrate SB Bhajipale Monday had allowed Kundra's bail application on furnishing a bond of Rs 50,000. He was lodged in Arthur Road Jail under judicial custody.

Bombay HC grants interim protection from arrest to Raj Kundra in 2020 porn racket case

Kundra is currently in jail after being arrested in July in another case related to production and distribution of pornographic clips on mobile apps.

Porn films not the first Raj Kundra controversy. His life can inspire ‘how not to make money’

Actor Shilpa Shetty's husband Raj Kundra has courted trouble through the years, from cricket betting and gold scandal to alleged deals with gangsters and now porn films.

Bombay HC reserves order on Raj Kundra’s petition challenging arrest in porn films case

Mumbai Police in the court argued that Kundra was not cooperating with the probe in the case filed in February and had destroyed evidence, a claim refuted by his lawyer.

Reports based on police sources not defamatory, says Bombay HC on Shilpa Shetty’s plea

Justice Gautam Patel said articles referred to by Shilpa Shetty in her suit don't seem to be defamatory and noted that blanket gag order will have a chilling effect on press freedom.

Mumbai court rejects Raj Kundra’s bail plea in pornographic films case

Police have alleged that Kundra earned over Rs 1.17 crore between August-December 2020 by uploading pornographic content online, through Hotshots. He was arrested on 19 July.

No urgent relief to Raj Kundra in porn film case till prosecution is heard, says Bombay HC

Kundra, in his plea to the court, claimed that the 'material' found by police did not show explicit sexual acts but were in form of short movies that are 'lascivious'

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Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Indian Naval Air Squadron INAS 324 commissioned at Visakhapatnam | Twitter | @PBNS_India

India’s Eastern Seaboard gets its first naval air squadron INAS 324

With INAS 324, the Indian Navy's Eastern Seaboard will now operate a naval air squadron with HAL’s indigenously built Advanced Light Helicopter.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.