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Sunday, March 29, 2020



Mysuru BJP MP expresses regret over remarks on Prakash Raj; calls social media posts in 2017 'derogatory'

August 09, 2019 3:38 am

Incidentally, the social media post was made a day after Prakash Raj criticised the Prime Minister for not making any comments on Bengaluru-based journalist Gauri Lankesh's murder.

Congress leader Shivakumar files Rs 204 crore defamation suit against BJP MLA

August 04, 2019 6:21 pm

Shivakumar said Yatnal had told reporters at Vijayapura on June 23 that he (the Congress leader) has been exerting pressure on BJP leaders and union ministers to ensure that the Income Tax department and the Enforcement Directorate do not pursue cases against him.

Defamation case: Rahul Gandhi to appear in Ahmedabad court today

July 12, 2019 2:22 am

The suit alleged that the Congress leaders had claimed that the bank was involved in a scam to swap Rs 750 crore in scrapped notes with valid currency within five days of demonetisation in November 2016.

Congress manifesto 2019: Party vows to omit sedition law, criminal defamation

April 02, 2019 3:10 pm

Congress manifesto: "Sedition has been misused and, in any event, has become redundant because of subsequent laws," the manifesto read. Rahul Gandhi announced the manifesto in Delhi today

Defamation case over voter deletion claims: Arvind Kejriwal, four others summoned

March 16, 2019 1:39 am

The complainant further claimed that Atishi and Manoj Kumar, too, addressed a press conference alleging that 30 lakh voters’ names were deleted from the list.

Mumbai woman creates fake FB page, posts derogatory remarks about chemist’s family

June 19, 2018 2:02 am

An officer from Ghatkopar police station said A More, the chemist, approached them on June 8. He said someone had created a Facebook page in the name of ‘Pawan Karegaonkar’.

Trump lawyer to seek halt to porn star's lawsuit

April 13, 2018 9:53 am

In the defamation-case filing, Cohen raised the possibility of invoking his constitutional right under the Fifth Amendment against self-incrimination if the stay is not granted, which would allow him to refuse to testify.

Defamation Suit: Arvind Kejriwal in the clear but case against Kumar Vishwas to continue

April 04, 2018 7:21 am

The defamation suit against AAP leader Kumar Vishwas will continue as he has not offered to settle the matter. Jaitley, Kejriwal and four other AAP leaders had moved a joint settlement plea before two different judges of the High Court.

Defamation, not at the cost of gagging free speech

October 30, 2017 12:10 am

The curtailment of an individual writer or author's freedom of speech and expression should never be lightly viewed. Any person who feels that his good name is being tarnished is entitled to vindicate himself by filing for damages. But to gag the press is illogical.

Speak no evil

May 14, 2016 12:02 am

Supreme Court has upheld criminal defamation, leaving important public misgivings unaddressed.