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Javed Akhtar had approached the court in November.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Magistrate court records Javed Akhtar’s statement against Kangana Ranaut

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Charul Shah
PUBLISHED ON DEC 03, 2020 04:26 PM IST
Javed Akhtar’s statement was recorded by the magistrate under the process of verification of the complaint that he had lodged for defamation.
The prominent US magazine columnist alleged earlier this year that Trump raped her in a dressing room at the Bergdorf Goodman department store in Manhattan in the mid-1990s following a chance encounter.(Reuters image)
The prominent US magazine columnist alleged earlier this year that Trump raped her in a dressing room at the Bergdorf Goodman department store in Manhattan in the mid-1990s following a chance encounter.(Reuters image)

US writer sues Donald Trump for defamation after alleged rape

New York | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2019 08:03 AM IST
E. Jean Carroll, 75, filed the lawsuit in a New York court, claiming Trump’s denials of the alleged sexual assault had damaged her reputation and career.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday sent a defamation notice of Rs 10 billion to prominent TV anchor .(AFP File Photo)
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday sent a defamation notice of Rs 10 billion to prominent TV anchor .(AFP File Photo)

Imran Khan sends defamation notice of Rs 10 bn to TV anchor

Islamabad | By Imtiaz Ahmad & Agencies
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2019 10:28 PM IST
Khan’s counsel Imran Babar Awan has sent the defamation notice to Sethi for his “propaganda” about PM’s personal life.
The Bombay high court said the word ‘impotent’ in its plain and grammatical sense, reflects adversely upon the manhood of a person and has the tendency to invite derisive opinions about such person.(File Photo)
The Bombay high court said the word ‘impotent’ in its plain and grammatical sense, reflects adversely upon the manhood of a person and has the tendency to invite derisive opinions about such person.(File Photo)

Calling a man impotent amounts to defaming him, says Bombay high court

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Kanchan Chaudhari, Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2018 09:35 AM IST
Referring somebody as an “impotent person” reflects badly on his manhood and prima facie amounts to defamation, the Bombay high court said and refused to quash criminal proceedings against a resident of Andhra Pradesh by her estranged husband for terming him ‘impotent’.
Last year, Tathagat Satpathy introduced into Parliament the “Speech Bill”, which aimed to replace criminal defamation with a detailed, statutorily codified regime of civil defamation(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Last year, Tathagat Satpathy introduced into Parliament the “Speech Bill”, which aimed to replace criminal defamation with a detailed, statutorily codified regime of civil defamation(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

In the Age of MeToo, why criminal defamation must go

By Gautam Bhatia
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2018 05:15 PM IST
Criminal defamation – set out under Section 499 of the Indian Penal Code – is an anachronistic, colonial-era legal provision, that has been historically used by powerful individuals, corporations, and governments, to silence and suppress inconvenient speech
File photo of Jagannath temple in Puri, Odisha.(AFP)
File photo of Jagannath temple in Puri, Odisha.(AFP)

Puri temple priests allege defamation over President visit row

Bhubaneswar, Hindustan Times | By Debabrata Mohanty
PUBLISHED ON JUN 29, 2018 04:30 PM IST
Though the president’s office did not file a complaint, chief administrator of Jagannath Temple, Pradipta Mohapatra said there was a “breach in protocol”.
Jignesh Mevani, member of legislative assembly (MLA) from Gujarat, was booked for defamation and identity theft, for sharing a picture of Yogi Adityanath, chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, self-proclaimed spiritual leader and Shefali Vaidya, a columnist from Pune.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Jignesh Mevani, member of legislative assembly (MLA) from Gujarat, was booked for defamation and identity theft, for sharing a picture of Yogi Adityanath, chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, self-proclaimed spiritual leader and Shefali Vaidya, a columnist from Pune.(HT FILE PHOTO)

MLA Jignesh Mevani booked for defamation in Pune

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2018 05:01 PM IST
A case under Section 500 (punishment for defamation) of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Section 66(c) (punishment for identity theft) of Information Technology Act, 2000 was registered at Paud police station in Pune rural police jurisdiction on Sunday.
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