Monday, 8 August, 2022

Topic: pornography

Mumbai court remands Raj Kundra to 14-day judicial custody in pornographic films case

The police had told the court that Kundra set up Armsprime Media, which bought 'Hotshots' app to upload objectionable videos on social media and also planned to sell 119 adult films.

Pornography in India: What is illegal, what is not and what else the law says

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

Raj Kundra moves Bombay HC, challenges ‘illegal arrest’ in pornography-related case

In his petition, Kundra contended that the material police claim to be pornographic does not depict 'explicit sexual acts'.

Mumbai court extends Raj Kundra’s police custody in porn films case till 27 July

Mumbai Police arrested Kundra, Shilpa Shetty's husband, on 19 July & booked him under relevant sections of the IPC & IT Act for allegedly being a 'key conspirator' of the case.

Raj Kundra planned another app after ‘Hotshots’ was blocked, says Mumbai Police

Screenshots of alleged WhatsApp chats of Kundra with others have surfaced on social media discussing 'Plan B', which involved launching a new app to carry on the business.

Watching, publishing, sharing pornography: What is a crime in India and what isn’t

Actor Shilpa Shetty’s husband Raj Kundra has been arrested for allegedly being a ‘key conspirator’ in a case pertaining to pornographic films. Here’s what the laws say.

Mobile app ‘Hotshots’ is at the centre of porn case against Shilpa Shetty’s husband Raj Kundra

Actor Shilpa Shetty’s husband Raj Kundra was arrested Monday for allegedly being a ‘key conspirator’ in a case pertaining to production and publishing of porn through the Hotshots app.

Has Pornhub become safer after NYT report? Its new steps aren’t enough

Pornhub is a cesspool of rape videos, including child rape, revenge pornography, sex trafficking and private videos that are hacked and uploaded.

Watching pornography rewires the brain to a more child-like state

The much greater irony is that while porn promises to satisfy and provide sexual gratification, it delivers the opposite.

Most youths turn to porn to seek information about sex, says rights activist Vithika Yadav

At a Democracy Wall event, human rights activist Vithika Yadav says her website ‘Love Matters’ is blocked by most social media platforms as it talks about sex.

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Opposition leaders protest outside Parliament | Representative image | ANI

Confused, aimless—why Opposition parties live up to Ronen Sen’s ‘headless chicken’ remark

From ‘compromising national security’ to 'playing havoc' with institutions, the Opposition continues to attack Modi while failing to reflect on own actions.
A suspension pylon in Tamil Nadu | Commons

You thought power subsidy is a Delhi-Punjab problem? Check out Tamil Nadu’s power sector mess

RBI data shows Indian discoms owe power generation firms over Rs 4.5 lakh crore, almost a third of which is owed by Tamil Nadu, where power subsidy cost is twice that of food subsidy.


The Flying Dolphin — how a former Indian Navy submariner qualified as a commercial pilot 

Vivek Chaudhary retired from the Indian Navy in 2017 after serving on the  Short-Service Commission. After that, his dreams took flight. 

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.