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Journalist Prashant Kanojia arrested for ‘objectionable’ social media post about Yogi Adityanath; charged with defamation, sections of ITA
India

Journalist Prashant Kanojia arrested for ‘objectionable’ social media post about Yogi Adityanath; charged with defamation, sections of ITA

A journalist has been arrested for allegedly sharing an objectionable post against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on social media, police said.

Johnny Depp accuses Amber Heard of having 'painted on bruises', causing him 'serious bodily injury'
Entertainment

Johnny Depp accuses Amber Heard of having 'painted on bruises', causing him 'serious bodily injury'

Johnny Depp stated that Amber Heard abused him while she was under the influence of a mix of 'prescription amphetamines and non-prescription drugs with alcohol.'

Rahul Gandhi's 'khoon ki dalali' remark: Delhi Police finds no cognisable offence in sedition complaint, but says defamation suit may be filed
India

Rahul Gandhi's 'khoon ki dalali' remark: Delhi Police finds no cognisable offence in sedition complaint, but says defamation suit may be filed

No cognisable offence is made out in the sedition complaint against Congress president Rahul Gandhi, the Delhi Police told a special court in Delhi on Wednesday. The case pertains to Rahul's remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in context of the 2016 surgical strikes.

Tesla CEO to go on trial to defend himself after calling British diver as a pedophile
News & Analysis

Tesla CEO to go on trial to defend himself after calling British diver as a pedophile

Elon Musk called Unsworth a “pedo” in a July 15 post on this Twitter account.

Divya Spandana wins defamation suit; Bengaluru court tells Asianet, Suvarna News to pay Rs 50L for linking her to 2013 IPL betting scam
India

Divya Spandana wins defamation suit; Bengaluru court tells Asianet, Suvarna News to pay Rs 50L for linking her to 2013 IPL betting scam

Two programs aired by Suvarna News (which is owned and controlled by Asianet) in May 2013 had hinted at the alleged involvement of some Kannada film actresses in the 'betting' and 'spot-fixing' scandal. Still, pictures of Divya Spandana, a former brand ambassador of the Royal Challengers Bangalore team, were shown in the programs, suggesting connivance on her part.

Bombay HC denies Lodha Group's request for injunction in defamation case: Verdict is victory for free speech on online platforms
India

Bombay HC denies Lodha Group's request for injunction in defamation case: Verdict is victory for free speech on online platforms

The Bombay High Court, in a judgment delivered last week, rejected Lodha Developer’s request for an injunction to restrain an online citizen journalist.

BJP mulling defamation suit against Rahul Gandhi over claim that Narendra Modi govt passed a law allowing 'shooting of tribals'
India

BJP mulling defamation suit against Rahul Gandhi over claim that Narendra Modi govt passed a law allowing 'shooting of tribals'

Rahul Gandhi was seemingly referring to the draft of the Indian Forest Act, 2019, that proposes an overhaul of the Indian Forest Act, 1927

Sushil Kumar Modi files defamation suit against Rahul Gandhi for claiming that 'all thieves share Modi surname'
Politics

Sushil Kumar Modi files defamation suit against Rahul Gandhi for claiming that 'all thieves share Modi surname'

The Bihar deputy chief minister, Sushil Modi claimed that Rahul had hurt the sentiments of several people who have 'Modi' as their surnames. "He (Rahul) has referred to crores of people with 'Modi' surname as 'chor' and hurt their sentiments. Is it a crime to have 'Modi' surname?" Sushil asked.

Congress promise to repeal criminal defamation, sedition nonsense, impractical, says jurist Soli Sorabjee
India

Congress promise to repeal criminal defamation, sedition nonsense, impractical, says jurist Soli Sorabjee

Noted jurist Soli Sorabjee has dubbed as nonsense and "impractical the promises made by the Congress in its election manifesto that it would repeal the colonial-era laws on criminal defamation and sedition if voted to power in the upcoming general election.

Priya Ramani gets bail in defamation case filed by MJ Akbar on surety of Rs 10,000; next hearing on 10 April
India

Priya Ramani gets bail in defamation case filed by MJ Akbar on surety of Rs 10,000; next hearing on 10 April

Journalist Priya Ramani on Monday got bail in the criminal defamation case filed against her by former Union minister MJ Akbar. He had sued her for defamation after several women, including Ramani, accused Akbar of sexual misconduct during his years as an editor and a journalist amid the #MeToo movement in India.

#MeToo India: Priya Ramani to appear in Delhi court today in defamation case filed by MJ Akbar
India

#MeToo India: Priya Ramani to appear in Delhi court today in defamation case filed by MJ Akbar

Journalist Priya Ramani is expected to appear in a Delhi court on Monday morning in connection with a defamation case filed by former Union minister MJ Akbar over allegations of sexual harassment levelled against him amid the #MeToo movement in India in 2018.

The Accidental Prime Minister: Anupam Kher's 'mimicry' comment could turn contentious, actor would do well to distance himself
India

The Accidental Prime Minister: Anupam Kher's 'mimicry' comment could turn contentious, actor would do well to distance himself

It would make sense for Anupam Kher to go on record before 11 January — the film's release date — and stress that he was not mimicking Singh but trying to emulate the man and his mannerisms

Delhi High Court quashes summons against Smriti Irani in defamation case filed by Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam
Politics

Delhi High Court quashes summons against Smriti Irani in defamation case filed by Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam

Nirupam had said he had sent a legal notice to Irani through his counsel, asking her to tender an "unconditional public apology" for allegedly making defamatory comments, but she did not reply to it.

Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong files defamation suit against 'bewildered' blogger for sharing article alleging corruption
World

Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong files defamation suit against 'bewildered' blogger for sharing article alleging corruption

Singapore prime minister Lee Hsien Loong has filed a defamation suit against a financial adviser and blogger who shared an article on his Facebook page, Lee’s spokeswoman said on Wednesday.

SC notice to Ramdev on plea against 'Godman to Tycoon' evokes question of interplay between right to privacy, freedom of speech
India

SC notice to Ramdev on plea against 'Godman to Tycoon' evokes question of interplay between right to privacy, freedom of speech

In his petition, the yoga guru had alleged that 'Godman To Tycoon: The Untold Story of Baba Ramdev' had defamatory content that could harm his economic interests and reputation.

Online censorship enforced by governments is curbing people’s power to criticise
News & Analysis

Online censorship enforced by governments is curbing people’s power to criticise

Despite people's right to criticise, there are laws which enable the govt to act against online speech.

Rakhi Sawant files defamation suit worth 25 paise against Tanushree Dutta for 'maligning her reputation'
Entertainment

Rakhi Sawant files defamation suit worth 25 paise against Tanushree Dutta for 'maligning her reputation'

Rakhi Sawant, in her suit, also urged court to order Tanushree Dutta to tender an unconditional apology in 'print, television and social media'.

MJ Akbar resigns: Editors Guild of India calls on ex-minister to 'display grace to withdraw defamation case'
India

MJ Akbar resigns: Editors Guild of India calls on ex-minister to 'display grace to withdraw defamation case'

Editors Guild of India hopes that Akbar will display the grace to withdraw the criminal defamation case he has filed.

Criminal defamation law: As MJ Akbar files case against Priya Ramani, it's time to re-examine this instrument
India

Criminal defamation law: As MJ Akbar files case against Priya Ramani, it's time to re-examine this instrument

While the gravity of the defamation law was subdued by one stroke, the law of contempt which deters even ‘constructive criticism’ and highlighting of genuine cases of judicial corruption, still remains unbridled.

Journalists' groups 'disappointed' with MJ Akbar's statement on sexual misconduct charges, demand that he step down from post
India

Journalists' groups 'disappointed' with MJ Akbar's statement on sexual misconduct charges, demand that he step down from post

The statement by a group of journalists' associations came the day MJ Akbar filed a criminal defamation case against Priya Ramani, who was the first to publicly accuse him of sexual misconduct.