DEFAMATION

  • SC stays defamation trial of Arvind Kejriwal, seeks Centre's response Yesterday

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday got a reprieve from the Supreme Court which not only stayed his prosecution in two criminal defamation cases but also sought a reply from the Centre on his plea challenging constitutional validity of the penal provisions. "Issue notice returnable in six weeks,"...
  • SC stays proceedings against Kejriwal in two defamation cases Yesterday

    New Delhi: In a relief for Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the Supreme Court has stayed proceedings in two defamation cases filed against him. The SC order came after the Delhi CM challenged the law dealing with defamation cases. The SC has issued a notice to the Ministry of Law...
  • Delhi: Court to hear afresh defamation plea against AAP, Arvind Kejriwal 2 days ago

    New Delhi: A sessions court in New Delhi has asked a magisterial court to hear afresh a defamation complaint filed against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and its leaders including Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Additional Sessions Judge Dinesh Kumar Sharma set aside the November 14 last year judgement passed by the...
  • Rahul Gandhi exempted from personal appearance till 8th May in Bhiwandi defamation case March 30, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has been exempted from personal appearance till 8th May in Bhiwandi defamation case. Rahul's advocate filed an application before the Bhiwandi court saying Rahul has taken leave from Parliament. His advocate has assured court that when required he will present himself before the court...
  • Nitin Gadkari appears in court in defamation case against Arvind Kejriwal March 21, 2015

    New Delhi: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Saturday appeared before a Delhi court in connection with a criminal defamation complaint filed by him against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways, was cross-examined for over two-and-a half hours by the counsel for Kejriwal, who has...
  • Mirach to file USD 400 million defamation suit against Sahara March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: US-based Mirach Capital said on Tuesday it is initiating a $ 400 million defamation lawsuit against Subrata Roy-led Sahara group, alleging that the failed financing deal with the Indian conglomerate has caused "irreparable harm" and "shaken investor confidence". Accusing Mirach Capital of cheating and forgery in the failed $2.05...
  • Arvind Kejriwal has no respect for law, says Delhi court; asks him to appear in a defamation case today March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: The Karkarduma Court in Delhi took a strong view on Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's absence in a defamation case, ordering him to appear before it at 2 pm on Tuesday. Stating that no reason was given for the absence, the court also summoned Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia...
  • Woman gets 70 lashes for insulting Saudi man on WhatsApp March 16, 2015

    Jeddah: A 32-year-old woman will receive 70 lashes and have to pay USD 5,332 fine for defaming a Saudi man on an instant messaging application. The woman was found guilty by a criminal court in Eastern Saudi Arabia of tarnishing the reputation of the complainant through WhatsApp, local media said on...
  • Woman fined with $12,500 for defaming husband on Facebook January 2, 2015

    Sydney: A court has directed a woman to pay $12,500 to her estranged husband after she defamed him on Facebook by accusing him of "domestic violence". The December 12 Facebook post read that Robyn Greeuw had "separated from Miro Dabrowski after 18 years of suffering domestic violence and abuse", the Sydney...
  • Rahul Gandhi seeks quashing of defamation case against him December 20, 2014

    Thane (Maharashtra): Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has filed a writ petition in the Bombay High Court seeking quashing of a case filed against him over his alleged remarks against Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh in connection with Mahatma Gandhi's assassination he had made during a rally. The petition was filed two days...
  • Defamation case: Delhi court slaps fine of Rs 10,000 on Nitin Gadkari December 20, 2014

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Saturday imposed a cost of Rs 10,000 on Union Minister Nitin Gadkari for his failure to comply with its order in a criminal defamation case filed by him against former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. Metropolitan Magistrate (MM) Gomati Manocha observed that Gadkari had not...
  • Defamation case: Naqvi acquitted after Sabir Ali withdraws plea November 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi was on Saturday acquitted in a criminal defamation case against him by former JD(U) leader Sabir Ali after the court was told that the two have reached a settlement. Ali had on September 16 sought a "written apology" from Naqvi, who is minister state...
  • Defamation plea: Nitin Gadkari, Digvijaya Singh come face to face in court November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and Digvijaya Singh on Monday traded charges in a Delhi court which was hearing a defamation complaint filed by the BJP leader against the veteran Congressman who stood by his statement. The proceedings began with Gadkari ruling out any possibility of reaching any compromise...
  • Delhi court issues bailable warrant against Digvijaya Singh in defamation case November 1, 2014

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Saturday issued bailable warrant against Congress leader Digvijay Singh for his failure to appear before it in connection with a criminal defamation case filed against him by BJP leader Nitin Gadkari. Metropolitan Magistrate Gomati Manocha also directed Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Gadkari,...
  • Actor Vijay, director Murugadoss sued for defamation October 28, 2014

    Madurai: Tamil actor Vijay, director A.R. Murugadoss and producers Lyca Production have been slapped with a defamation suit for making a reference to the 2G spectrum case in their recently released Tamil actioner "Kaththi". The defamation case was filed here Tuesday in the magistrate's court. According to complainant R. Ramasubramanian, a dialogue...
  • Court exempts Rahul Gandhi from appearance in defamation case October 7, 2014

    Thane: A magisterial court in Bhiwandi in Maharashtra's Thane district today granted exemption to Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi from personal appearance in a case in which he has been accused of making defamatory references to RSS while campaigning during Lok Sabha polls. First Class Judicial Magistrate SV Swami granted Rahul's...
  • Court fixes defamation case against Smriti Irani for February 28 September 27, 2014

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Saturday fixed February 28 next year for hearing a criminal defamation complaint filed by Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam against Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani. Metropolitan Magistrate Dheeraj Mittal, who had earlier summoned Irani as an accused asking her to appear on Saturday,...
  • Court summons Subramanian Swamy in defamation case filed by Tamil Nadu CM Jaya September 10, 2014

    Chennai: Bharatiya Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy has been issued summons by a court in connection with the defamation case filed against him by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa. Swamy has been asked to appear in court on October 10. Jayalalithaa had filed a defamation case against Swamy as he...
  • HC asks Gadkari, Kejriwal to 'shake hands' in larger public interest July 31, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on suggested to Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and Arvind Kejriwal to "bury" the hatchet over the alleged statement made by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and "shake hands" with each other in larger "public interest". A bench of justices Reva Khetrapal and SP Garg...
  • Vyapam scam: Congress leader gets bail in defamation suit by Chouhan July 28, 2014

    Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Congress spokesperson KK Mishra was on Monday granted bail in a defamation suit filed by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. The CM had filed a case against Mishra after he accused him of involvement in the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board scam better known as the Vyapam scam....
  • MPPEB scam: Local court files defamation case against Congress spokesperson KK Mishra June 26, 2014

    A local court on Thursday registered a case of defamation against Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee's Chief spokesperson KK Mishra for levelling allegations of involvement of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and his family in the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board scam. Two days ago, Chouhan had filed a defamation suit against...
  • MP CM files defamation case against Congress leader over PMT scam allegations June 24, 2014

    Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has filed a defamation case against Congress spokesperson KK Mishra for alleging the role of his family in the PreMedical Entrance Test scam. He had earlier rejected the allegation that his family members are involved in the scam saying that there is...
  • Kerala: College Principal arrested for 'defaming' Narendra Modi in magazine June 13, 2014

    Thrissur: The principal of a government polytechnic college has been arrested for defaming Prime Minister Narendra Modi by featuring his photo in the college magazine under a list of "negative faces" with Adolf Hitler, George W Bush, Osama bin Laden and a few others. The principal M N Krishnan Kutty,...
  • Smriti Irani summoned in defamation complaint filed by Sanjay Nirupam June 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani was on Friday summoned as an accused by a Delhi court in a criminal defamation complaint filed by Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam. Metropolitan Magistrate (MM) Dheeraj Mittal issued the summons against Irani asking her to appear before it on September 27. Nirupam,...
  • Arvind Kejriwal charged in Nitin Gadkari defamation case, faces 2 years in jail June 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party National Convenor and former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal is in trouble in the defamation case filed by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari. A Delhi court on Friday framed charges against Kejriwal in the case but also exempted him from personal appearance. The charges have been framed...
  • Gadkari defamation case: Court says bury the hatchet, Kejriwal refuses to withdraw statement June 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari both appeared in court on Friday in connection with the defamation case filed against the AAP chief. This was the first time the two were in court in the matter. The judge urged Gadkari and Kejriwal to bury...
  • Court grants bail to Arvind Kejriwal, 2 others in defamation complaint June 4, 2014

    Former Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and two other AAP leaders were on Wednesday granted bail by a Delhi court in a criminal defamation complaint filed against them by an advocate after they furnished personal bond. Metropolitan Magistrate Muneesh Garg released Kejriwal, AAP leaders Manish Sisodia and Yogendra Yadav on...
  • Gadkari defamation case: Kejriwal agrees to furnish personal bond May 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday agreed to furnish a personal bond in the Nitin Gadkari defamation case after the Delhi High Court told him to. Kejriwal had approached the High Court to challenge the magistrate court order which sent him to 14 days judicial...
  • HC advises Kejriwal to furnish bail bond and come out of jail May 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday advised Arvind Kejriwal, who has been lodged in Tihar Jail, to furnish a bail bond in the criminal defamation complaint filed against him by BJP leader Nitin Gadkari. A bench of justices Kailash Gambhir and Sunita Gupta said Kejriwal can raise whatever legal...
  • Delhi High Court agrees to hear plea against Arvind Kejriwal May 26, 2014

    New Delhi: A petition was filed on Monday in the Delhi High Court seeking action against former chief minister Arvind Kejriwal for writing an open letter to his supporters from the Tihar Jail. Aam Admi Party chief Kejriwal is currently lodged in the Tihar Central Jail as he refused to furnish...