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Akali Dal president Sukhbir Badal surrenders in Chandigarh court in 2017 defamation case, gets bail

By Tanbir Dhaliwal | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 09:07 AM IST
Akhand Kirtani Jatha spokesperson Rajinder Pal Singh had moved the court, saying Sukhbir made defamatory remarks against him by associating him with terrorist outfit Babbar Khalsa International
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BJP MP Ramesh Bhiduri had filed a defamation case against Kejriwal in 2016(File photo)
BJP MP Ramesh Bhiduri had filed a defamation case against Kejriwal in 2016(File photo)

Delhi CM Kejriwal acquitted in defamation case filed in 2016

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2020 06:37 PM IST
The complaint was filed against him by Bidhuri, MP from South Delhi parliamentary constituency, under section 500 (defamation) of the IPC.
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Former minister of state for external affairs, Akbar had filed a defamation case against Ramani.(PTI photo)
Former minister of state for external affairs, Akbar had filed a defamation case against Ramani.(PTI photo)

Delhi court to decide on transfer of MJ Akbar’s defamation case against Priya Ramani on Thursday

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Niyati Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2020 08:27 PM IST
On October 17, 2018, Akbar resigned as Union minister of State for External Affairs after he was named in the #MeToo movement that created a storm on social media.
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The Delhi Police has registered a case against journalist Vinod Dua for allegedly making statements incite trouble through his YouTube channel.(@VinodDua7/Twitter)
The Delhi Police has registered a case against journalist Vinod Dua for allegedly making statements incite trouble through his YouTube channel.(@VinodDua7/Twitter)

Vinod Dua given anticipatory bail in defamation case

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2020 06:58 AM IST
A defamation case was lodged against senior journalist Vinod Dua by a Delhi BJP leader for a statement on his YouTube show.
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Delhi High Court on Tuesday stayed the proceedings in a criminal defamation case filed against chief minister Arvind Kejriwal(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Delhi High Court on Tuesday stayed the proceedings in a criminal defamation case filed against chief minister Arvind Kejriwal(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Delhi HC stays proceedings in defamation case against Arvind Kejriwal

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2019 03:40 PM IST
Justice Suresh Kait also sought the response of the complainant Vikas Sanskrityayan seeking his response on the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Kejriwal’s plea challenging the summons issued to him in the case by a trial court.
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Ramya Krishnan plays Jayalalithaa in new webseries, Queen, on the former Tamil Nadu chief minister.
Ramya Krishnan plays Jayalalithaa in new webseries, Queen, on the former Tamil Nadu chief minister.

Jayalalithaa’s nephew objects to Gautham Menon’s web series Queen, plans to file a defamation case

By HT Correspondent | Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2019 05:01 PM IST
Jayalalithaa’s nephew Jayaram says, ‘I have no objection if he (Menon) has portrayed her political life. However, no one has any right to portray her private life without taking proper consent from me and my sister Deepa.’
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Vaiko, now an ally of the opposition DMK, entered the upper house of parliament with the support of the Dravidian major only last month.(ANI PHOTO.)
Vaiko, now an ally of the opposition DMK, entered the upper house of parliament with the support of the Dravidian major only last month.(ANI PHOTO.)

In Chennai, special court acquits Vaiko in 2006 defamation case

By MC Rajan | Hindustan Times, Chennai
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2019 06:08 PM IST
The case pertains to Vaiko accusing Karunanidhi of attempting to split the MDMK and also writing a letter to then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, complaining about this. And the DMK which was in power at that time filed a defamation case under Sections 499 and 500 of the IPC.
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Former Union Minister MJ Akbar on Saturday appeared before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal for his cross-examination in connection with a defamation case filed by him against journalist Priya Ramani.(REUTERS)
Former Union Minister MJ Akbar on Saturday appeared before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal for his cross-examination in connection with a defamation case filed by him against journalist Priya Ramani.(REUTERS)

MJ Akbar appears for cross-examination in defamation case against journalist Priya Ramani

By Asian News International | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2019 11:18 AM IST
The former Union Minister appeared for cross-examination in connection with a defamation case filed by him against journalist Priya Ramani.
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The court issued summons against Rahul Gandhi and Yechury but dismissed the complaint against Sonia Gandhi and the CPI(M), saying a party cannot be held liable for comments made by individuals.(AFP FILE)
The court issued summons against Rahul Gandhi and Yechury but dismissed the complaint against Sonia Gandhi and the CPI(M), saying a party cannot be held liable for comments made by individuals.(AFP FILE)

Rahul Gandhi arrives at Mumbai court for defamation case hearing

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2019 10:50 AM IST
RSS’s Dhrutiman Joshi had filed the complaint in 2017 against Rahul Gandhi, the then Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and its general secretary Yechury.
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The claim was that AAP Leaders have harmed the reputation of the BJP by blaming it for the deletion of the names of “voters” from electoral rolls.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
The claim was that AAP Leaders have harmed the reputation of the BJP by blaming it for the deletion of the names of “voters” from electoral rolls.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Delhi court grants bail to AAP leaders Atishi and others in defamation case

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2019 03:07 AM IST
AAP’s Rajya Sabha member Sushil Kumar Gupta and MLA Manoj Kumar were also granted relief on a personal bond of Rs 10,000 each .
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A Delhi court framed notice against rebel Aam Aadmi Party MLA Kapil Mishra in a defamation case filed by Delhi’s health minister Satyendar Jain.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
A Delhi court framed notice against rebel Aam Aadmi Party MLA Kapil Mishra in a defamation case filed by Delhi’s health minister Satyendar Jain.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Defamation case: Court frames notice against rebel AAP MLA Mishra

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 01, 2019 04:06 AM IST
Jain had moved the court against Mishra after the latter, in a press conference on May 7, 2017, accused him of handing over a bribe to Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.
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Former Union minister M J Akbar’s cross-examination continued on Monday in the criminal defamation suit that he filed against journalist Priya Ramani.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Former Union minister M J Akbar’s cross-examination continued on Monday in the criminal defamation suit that he filed against journalist Priya Ramani.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

M J Akbar cross-examined in defamation case

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 20, 2019 11:58 PM IST
He filed the suit after Ramani last year accused Akbar of sexual misconduct in 1993 when he was the editor and proprietor of the Asian Age, and she was applying for a job at the paper.
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A Delhi court on Thursday granted bail to former Union minister Jairam Ramesh in the defamation case filed by Vivek Doval, the son of National Security Advisor Ajit Doval.(HT Photo)
A Delhi court on Thursday granted bail to former Union minister Jairam Ramesh in the defamation case filed by Vivek Doval, the son of National Security Advisor Ajit Doval.(HT Photo)

Court grants bail to Jairam Ramesh in defamation case

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 09, 2019 11:45 PM IST
Ramesh appeared before additional chief metropolitan magistrate Samar Vishal in connection with the case filed against him, the editor and a reporter of Caravan magazine.
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The defamation case against the two journalists has been filed by Vivek Doval, the son of National Security Advisor Ajit Doval (in photo).(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
The defamation case against the two journalists has been filed by Vivek Doval, the son of National Security Advisor Ajit Doval (in photo).(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Journalists get bail in defamation case

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 26, 2019 11:11 AM IST
The court scheduled the hearing on Congress leader Jairam Ramesh’s bail in the case on May 9 after he moved an exemption application.
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The Bihar deputy chief minister urged the court to summon Rahul Gandhi to face trial, alleging that his election speech “ridiculed and lowered their [Modis’] reputation in the eyes of the public”.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
The Bihar deputy chief minister urged the court to summon Rahul Gandhi to face trial, alleging that his election speech “ridiculed and lowered their [Modis’] reputation in the eyes of the public”.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Sushil Modi files defamation case against Rahul over surname jibe

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Patna
PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2019 01:39 AM IST
Sushil Modi said his lawyer had filed a criminal complaint in the CJM’s court, under Section 500 of the Indian Penal Code for the remark he made on April 13 at a public meeting in Kolar, Karnataka, which he said “hurt the sentiments of a large number of people sporting the Modi surname”.
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He also objected to Gandhi’s ‘chowkidar chor hai’ jibe.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
He also objected to Gandhi’s ‘chowkidar chor hai’ jibe.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Will file defamation case against Rahul Gandhi, says Sushil Modi

By HT Correspondent | Patna
PUBLISHED ON APR 17, 2019 01:06 AM IST
Rahul Gandhi while addressing an election rally at Kolar in Karnataka on April 13 had launched a blistering attack on PM Narendra Modi.
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Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal asked Arvind Kejriwal, Rajya Sabha member Sushil Kumar Gupta, MLA Manoj Kumar and Atishi, who is the AAP’s candidate from East Delhi, to appear before the court on April 30.(File Photo)
Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal asked Arvind Kejriwal, Rajya Sabha member Sushil Kumar Gupta, MLA Manoj Kumar and Atishi, who is the AAP’s candidate from East Delhi, to appear before the court on April 30.(File Photo)

Arvind Kejriwal summoned in defamation case by BJP leader

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 16, 2019 05:14 AM IST
A Delhi court on Friday issued summons to Arvind Kejriwal and three other AAP leaders in a defamation complaint filed by BJP leader Rajiv Babbar over the Delhi CM’s comment on deletion of over 30 lakh names from the voters’ list in Delhi.
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Priya Ramani gets bail in defamation case filed by MJ Akbar(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Priya Ramani gets bail in defamation case filed by MJ Akbar(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)

Priya Ramani gets bail in defamation case by MJ Akbar

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2019 11:29 PM IST
Forty-eight-year-old Ramani filed an application before the Patiala House Court to seek exemption from appearance, saying she was a Bengaluru resident and the mother of a young child.
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The Delhi High Court Wednesday quashed the summons issued against Union minister Smriti Irani in a defamation complaint filed against her by Congress Leader Sanjay Nirupam.(HT Photo)
The Delhi High Court Wednesday quashed the summons issued against Union minister Smriti Irani in a defamation complaint filed against her by Congress Leader Sanjay Nirupam.(HT Photo)

Smriti Irani’s summons in defamation case cancelled, no relief for Sanjay Nirupam

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2018 01:00 PM IST
The court, however, dismissed a similar plea by Nirupam’s seeking to set aside the summons issued against him in a cross-defamation complaint filed by Irani.
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A Delhi court on Monday acquitted Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in a criminal defamation case filed by a former aide of Congress leader Sheila Dikshit.(HT File Photo)
A Delhi court on Monday acquitted Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in a criminal defamation case filed by a former aide of Congress leader Sheila Dikshit.(HT File Photo)

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal acquitted in defamation case by Sheila Dikshit’s former aide

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2018 10:05 PM IST
A Delhi court on Monday acquitted Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in a criminal defamation case filed by a former aide of Congress leader Sheila Dikshit.
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BJP MP MJ Akbar had stepped down as the minister of state for external affairs after journalist Priya Ramani and a number of other women accused him of sexual harassment and inappropriate behaviour at various stages of his journalistic career.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
BJP MP MJ Akbar had stepped down as the minister of state for external affairs after journalist Priya Ramani and a number of other women accused him of sexual harassment and inappropriate behaviour at various stages of his journalistic career.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

MJ Akbar’s defamation case against journalist to be heard today

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2018 09:05 AM IST
The lawsuit said Priya Ramani “intentionally put forward malicious, fabricated and salacious” allegations to harm the editor-turned-politician’s reputation.
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Tanushree Dutta had also alleged that the MNS was involved in vandalising her vehicle when she opted out of the 2008 film, ‘Horn Ok Pleassss’.(IANS File Photo)
Tanushree Dutta had also alleged that the MNS was involved in vandalising her vehicle when she opted out of the 2008 film, ‘Horn Ok Pleassss’.(IANS File Photo)

Maharashtra police files defamation case against Tanushree Dutta for comments against MNS chief Raj Thackeray

By Press Trust of India | Mumbai
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2018 06:03 PM IST
Tanushree Dutta, who has accused actor Nana Patekar of harassing her on the sets of a film in 2008, recently said Raj Thackeray wanted to succeed late Bal Thackeray as the Shiv Sena chief, but could not do so.
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A court on Monday discharged Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal in a criminal defamation complaint filed against him over his alleged ‘thulla’ remark against the city police.(PTI)
A court on Monday discharged Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal in a criminal defamation complaint filed against him over his alleged ‘thulla’ remark against the city police.(PTI)

Arvind Kejriwal discharged in defamation case over ‘thulla’ remark

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 11, 2018 03:36 AM IST
Additional chief metropolitan magistrate Samar Vishal granted relief to Delhi CM Kejriwal saying the complainant, a Delhi Police constable, was not a person “aggrieved” in the case, and, therefore, his complaint of defamation was not maintainable.
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Arvind Kejriwal moved the application for withdrawing his petition in the case involving advocate Amit Sibal, son of former Union minister Kapil Sibal, as the Delhi CM had settled the matter by apologising before a trial court for making “unfounded allegations” against the lawyer.(PTI)
Arvind Kejriwal moved the application for withdrawing his petition in the case involving advocate Amit Sibal, son of former Union minister Kapil Sibal, as the Delhi CM had settled the matter by apologising before a trial court for making “unfounded allegations” against the lawyer.(PTI)

Kejriwal withdraws pleas from Delhi HC for quashing criminal defamation cases

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 11, 2018 09:38 PM IST
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday withdrew from the Delhi high court his pleas seeking quashing of separate criminal defamation proceedings initiated against him by former aides of Congress leader Sheila Dikshit.
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Kejriwal had earlier apologised to Akali Dal leader Bikram Singh Majithia for alleging his involvement in the drug trade. Days later, he apologised to BJP leader and Union minister Nitin Gadkari, Congress leader Kapil Sibal and his son Amit over separate issues.(PTI)
Kejriwal had earlier apologised to Akali Dal leader Bikram Singh Majithia for alleging his involvement in the drug trade. Days later, he apologised to BJP leader and Union minister Nitin Gadkari, Congress leader Kapil Sibal and his son Amit over separate issues.(PTI)

Delhi HC acquits Kejriwal in defamation case

By HT Correspondent | Press Trust of India/Indo-Asian News Service, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2018 03:24 PM IST
Delhi CM had apologised to Union finance minister Arun Jaitley after accusing him of indulging in corruption. Both later moved joint plea to settle the matter.
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Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and finance minister Arun Jaitley during the inaugural function of Bengal Global Business Summit, on January 08, 2015.(HT File Photo)
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and finance minister Arun Jaitley during the inaugural function of Bengal Global Business Summit, on January 08, 2015.(HT File Photo)

Defamation case: Kejriwal apologises to Jaitley, both file motion to settle case

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2018 11:03 PM IST
Finance minister Arun Jaitley had filed a Rs 10 crore defamation suit after AAP leaders made allegations of financial irregularities against him in the Delhi and District Cricket Association of which he was president from 1999 to 2013.
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