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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.

'MJ Akbar wants to silence women through intimidation': Priya Ramani after Union minister files defamation suit
India

'MJ Akbar wants to silence women through intimidation': Priya Ramani after Union minister files defamation suit

Pirya Ramani registered a "strong protest" against MJ Akbar's most recent statement, "which pays no heed to the trauma and fear of survivors or the courage required to speak truth to power".

#MeToo: Decoding validity of defamation suits, rights of accused in sexual harassment cases on social media
India

#MeToo: Decoding validity of defamation suits, rights of accused in sexual harassment cases on social media

In the wake of the #MeToo campaign afoot in India, some individuals moved the Delhi High Court on 11 October to prevent a woman from detailing her sexual harassment ordeal on social media as it implicates the petitioners.

Baba Ramdev book ban: Through her judgment, Delhi HC judge Anu Malhotra has let everyone read the juicy bits for free
India

Baba Ramdev book ban: Through her judgment, Delhi HC judge Anu Malhotra has let everyone read the juicy bits for free

Delhi High Court judge Anu Malhotra’s decision to reproduce content from Priyanka Pathak's book on Baba Ramdev, that she herself ordered excised, as part of the judgment, is a great step forward for judicial transparency

Delhi HC reinstates injunction on Baba Ramdev book; publisher Juggernaut plans Supreme Court appeal
India

Delhi HC reinstates injunction on Baba Ramdev book; publisher Juggernaut plans Supreme Court appeal

"We stand by our book and will be approaching the Supreme Court," publishers Juggernaut said, adding that they would not be selling the Baba Ramdev biography in a truncated form.

Tesla's Elon Musk sued for defamation for calling Thai cave rescuer a paedophile
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Tesla's Elon Musk sued for defamation for calling Thai cave rescuer a paedophile

The rescuer also claimed that Musk falsely called him a child rapist, sex trafficker on 30 August.

Delhi High Court discharges Arvind Kejriwal in defamation case over 'thulla' remark; complainant to challenge order
India

Delhi High Court discharges Arvind Kejriwal in defamation case over 'thulla' remark; complainant to challenge order

In his plea, a Delhi Police constable had claimed that he was defamed by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's "thulla" remark on the police.

1,662 defamatory websites were blocked by Facebook, Twitter and YouTube: Govt
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1,662 defamatory websites were blocked by Facebook, Twitter and YouTube: Govt

Facebook has blocked 956 defamatory websites, Twitter 409 URLs and YouTube 152 URLs.

Tamil Nadu cops arrest TV actress for donning police uniform in Facebook video to criticise govt action on Tuticorin protesters
India

Tamil Nadu cops arrest TV actress for donning police uniform in Facebook video to criticise govt action on Tuticorin protesters

A television actress was arrested in Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu for releasing a video against the government and the police after the firing in anti-Sterlite protests in Thoothukudi

Bhiwandi court frames charges against Rahul Gandhi in RSS defamation case; Congress chief pleads 'not guilty'
India

Bhiwandi court frames charges against Rahul Gandhi in RSS defamation case; Congress chief pleads 'not guilty'

A Bhiwandi framed charges against Rahul Gandhi under Section 499 (defamation) and 500 (punishment for defamation) of the Indian Penal Code in the RSS defamation case.

Delhi High Court refrains COAI from making disparaging remarks against Reliance Jio
Business

Delhi High Court refrains COAI from making disparaging remarks against Reliance Jio

The Delhi High Court has listed the matter for further proceedings before the joint registrar on 24 August.

Ali Zafar threatens Meesha Shafi with Rs 100 crore defamation suit over sexual harassment allegations
Entertainment

Ali Zafar threatens Meesha Shafi with Rs 100 crore defamation suit over sexual harassment allegations

After being accused of sexual harassment by singer Meesha Shafi, actor Ali Zafar has responded by sending her a legal notice.

Delhi HC asks Arvind Kejriwal why he can't apologise to constable for referring to policemen as 'thulla'
India

Delhi HC asks Arvind Kejriwal why he can't apologise to constable for referring to policemen as 'thulla'

The Delhi High Court on Monday asked Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal why he cannot apologise to a constable for allegedly using the slang 'thulla' for policemen.

Delhi HC refrains from staying defamation case against Arvind Kejriwal filed by former aide of Sheila Dikshit
India

Delhi HC refrains from staying defamation case against Arvind Kejriwal filed by former aide of Sheila Dikshit

Delhi High Court refrained from ordering an interim stay on trial proceedings in a criminal defamation case filed against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.