Defamation

  • Defamation case: Court warns Kejriwal to appear on May 24 or face action 19-04-2014 01:38 PM

    A Delhi court on Saturday warned Arvind Kejriwal and three other AAP leaders that it would initiate "coercive process" if they fail to appear before it on May 24 in a criminal defamation complaint filed against them by Union Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal's lawyer son Amit Sibal. Metropolitan Magistrate (MM)...
  • Defamation case: Manish Tewari asked to pay Rs 10,000 to Nitin Gadkari 07-04-2014 01:33 PM

    New Delhi: Union Minister Manish Tewari has been summoned by a Mumbai Magistrate court in connection with a defamation suit filed by BJP leader Nitin Gadkari. The court has directed Tewari to pay a bond of Rs 10,000. The suit was filed by Gadkari in December 2010 after Tewari accused...
  • Defamation complaint: Court asks Kejriwal to appear on May 21 07-04-2014 12:22 PM

    Former Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday was directed by a court in New Delhi to "positively appear" before it on May 21 in connection with a criminal defamation complaint filed against him by BJP leader Nitin Gadkari. The court's observation came after Kejriwal, who was summoned for as...
  • Bombay HC dismisses Abu Azmi's appeal against Thackeray's acquittal in defamation case 05-04-2014 05:27 PM

    The Bombay High Court has dismissed an appeal filed by Samajwadi Party leader Abu Asim Azmi against the acquittal of late Balasaheb Thackeray in a defamation case filed against him in 1998. The appeal was dismissed by Justice Mridula Bhatkar as Azmi did not appear on Friday when the matter...
  • Plea seeks registration of FIR against Rahul Gandhi over his RSS remarks 12-03-2014 05:32 PM

    A plea was on Wednesday filedin a court in Lakhimpur Kheri seeking registration of an FIR against RahulGandhi for alleged defamation for his remarks holding RSSresponsible for Mahatma Gandhi's killing. Chief Judicial Magistrate P Shrivastav fixed April 4 fortaking up the matter.Lawyer Shanu Shukla approached the court with the plea...
  • Woman in ad on Nirbhaya Fund shocked, to sue Kerala government 21-02-2014 01:46 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: The "Nirbhaya Keralam Surakshitha Keralam" project of the state government to ensure the dignity and safety of women inaugurated by Congress president Sonia Gandhi has run into a controversy. Daisy Sunny, a mother of two is planning to file a defamation case as her photo was featured in the...
  • Nitin Gadkari files defamation suit against Kejriwal 18-02-2014 04:45 PM

    BJP leader Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday filed a criminal defamation complaint before a court against former Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for allegedly defaming him by including his name in the Aam Aadmi Party's list of "India's most corrupt". The petition came up for hearing before Metropolitan Magistrate Gomati Manocha...
  • SC issues defamation notice to Kejriwal, three other AAP leaders 07-02-2014 11:34 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has issued a defamation notice to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia and Aam Aadmi Party leaders Prashant Bhushan and Shazia Ilmi. The notice has been issued on a petition by Union Union Law Minister Kapil Sibal's lawyer son Amit Sibal....
  • Gadkari sends defamation notice to Kejriwal for corruption allegations 31-01-2014 10:39 PM

    New Delhi: Former Bharatiya Janata Party chief Nitin Gadkari on Friday sent a legal defamation notice to Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal for making baseless allegations. Earlier in the day, Gadkari hit back strongly at Kejriwal for calling him 'corrupt'and asked him to apologise within...
  • Sheila Dikshit skips court, deposits Rs 5,000 for defamation case 27-01-2014 06:58 PM

    Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Monday deposited in a Delhi court Rs 5,000 as costs imposed on her for non-appearance in a defamation case lodged by her against BJP leader Vijender Gupta. Dikshit, who was earlier directed by the court to remain present before it without any excuse,...
  • Danapur: Man files defamation suit against son for inter-caste marriage 04-01-2014 06:20 PM

    A man in Bihar disowned his son and filed a defamation case against him on Saturday for marrying out of caste. Sidhnath Sharma, a Patna lawyer, also asserted that his son Sushant Jasu could no longer use his name and will have to pay Rs.10,000 copyright fees every time he...
  • Tom Cruise drops defamation lawsuit against American magazine 21-12-2013 03:09 PM

    Los Angeles: Actor Tom Cruise has avoided going to trial with owners at America's In Touch and Life and Style magazine after reaching a settlement over his $50 million defamation lawsuit. The 51-year-old launched legal action against owners at Bauer Media Group in November over the magazines' 2012 suggestions that...
  • Congress sends defamation notice to Ramdev for calling party workers 'homosexuals' 20-12-2013 08:04 AM

    Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee's Legal and Human Rights Department's General Secretary Pramod Kumar Dwivedi sent a defamation notice on Thursday to yoga guru Ramdev for his controversial remarks against fellow party workers on the issue of homosexuality. The yoga guru had reportedly said, "It appears that many Congress activists were...
  • Defamation complaint: Congress MP Sanjay Nirupam put on trial 19-12-2013 11:31 PM

    New Delhi: Congress MP Sanjay Nirupam was on Thursday put on trial by a Delhi court on a criminal defamation complaint filed by BJP MP Smriti Irani for allegedly using derogatory and indecent language against her during a debate on a private news channel. Metropolitan Magistrate Jay Thareja framed notice...
  • Chouhan filing defamation suit to save his votes: Jagdambika Pal 18-11-2013 02:44 PM

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has served a Rs 10 crore defamation notice to Congress President Sonia Gandhi and State Congress President Kanti Lal Bhuria. The defamation notice has been served on a Congress advertisement on corruption in the Shivraj Singh Chouhan family. Congress leader Jagdambika Pal slammed...
  • MP CM Chouhan serves Rs 10 crore defamation notice to Sonia Gandhi 18-11-2013 10:34 AM

    Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan has served a Rs 10 crore defamation notice to Congress President Sonia Gandhi and State Congress President Kanti Lal Bhuria. The defamation notice has been served on a Congress advertisement on corruption in the Shivraj Singh Chouhan family. The ad says, "A...
  • Court frames charges against Kejriwal in defamation case 28-10-2013 10:00 PM

    A court on Monday framed charges against Aam Admi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal in a defamation case filed against him by an aide of Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit for his alleged "derogatory remarks" against her during protests against the power tariff hike. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Sanjay Bansal...
  • Court imposes Rs 5000 fine on Sheila Dikshit for non-appearance in defamation case 28-10-2013 05:22 PM

    A cost of Rs 5,000 was imposed by a court in New Delhi on Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Monday for her non-appearance in a defamation case lodged by her against BJP leader Vijender Gupta. The court also directed her to be present before it on January 27 without "any...
  • Delhi court to hear Jethmalani's defamation suit against BJP today 25-10-2013 08:44 AM

    New Delhi: The defamation suit against the BJP parliamentary board filed by expelled leader Ram Jethmalani is set to come up for hearing in the Delhi High Court on Friday. Jethmalani had alleged that he was expelled from the party wrongfully. He was expelled from the party after he openly...
  • BJP to file case against Rahul for alleged derogatory remark on tribals 22-10-2013 08:49 AM

    Shahdol: Taking strong objection to Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's alleged derogatory remark against tribals during his Shahdol rally, BJP's Vice-President Prabhat Jha said that the party would file two separate cases against him (Rahul) in a court in Bhopal on Tuesday. Addressing a Congress rally in Shahdol on October...
  • Ram Jethmalani moves court against BJP, seeks crores as damages 21-10-2013 12:14 PM

    New Delhi: Renowned criminal lawyer and expelled Rajya Sabha member of the Bharatiya Janata Party Ram Jethmalani has slapped a defamation case against the Parliamentary Board of the party for sacking him. He had filed a petition in the Delhi High Court on October 5. In his defamation petition Jethmalani...
  • Defamation case against Vijayakant adjourned to Sept 20 13-09-2013 11:49 AM

    The hearing in the defamation case filed by the Tamil Nadu government against actor-turned- politician Vijayakant, in which he was to have appeared in a local court on Thursday, was adjourned to September 20. The case was posted to that date before the Second Additional Sessions Judge Vanangamudi as the...
  • Tamil Nadu govt files defamation case against Karunanidhi 11-09-2013 04:26 PM

    Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday filed a defamation case against former Chief Minister and DMK chief M Karunanidhi in a Sessions Court in Chennai. M L Jegan, City Public Prosecutor, filed it over a news item which appeared under the title 'Question and Answers' by Karunanidhi in the DMK mouthpiece...
  • Mumbai: School sues parents for Rs 1 crore for filing FIR 06-09-2013 09:50 PM

    Mumbai: Antonio Da Silva school in Mumbai has sued the parents of a former student for Rs 1 crore in a defamation case for filing an FIR against the teachers. The parents have been summoned to the court on September 16. The parents claimed that their 6-year-old son was tied...
  • Medha Patkar deposits Rs 9,000 in cross-cases of defamation 13-08-2013 06:31 PM

    Narmada Bachao Andolan activist Medha Patkar on Tuesday deposited in a Delhi court costs of Rs 9,000 which was imposed on her in cross-cases of defamation lodged against her and the head of an Ahmedabad-based NGO. Patkar's counsel handed over the cash amount of Rs 9,000 to the advocate of...
  • BJP leader to face defamation trial on Sheila Dikshit's plea 07-08-2013 05:48 AM

    A Delhi court on Tuesday framed criminal defamation charges against BJP leader Vijender Gupta on a complaint lodged by Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit. Metropolitan Magistrate Namrita Aggarwal, framing the charges against Gupta, also directed Dikshit to appear in court Oct 28 to record evidence. The judge said: "Charge under...
  • KBC 7: Complaint against Amitabh for defaming the legal profession 01-08-2013 11:59 AM

    Bhopal: A private complaint was filed today in a court here, alleging promos of the upcoming season of TV quiz-show Kaun Banega Crorepati present the legal profession in a derogatory manner. It names actor Amitabh Bachchan, the show's host, as one of the respondents. The complaint was filed in the...
  • Defamation case: Army ex-chief VK Singh to appear in court today 27-07-2013 11:58 AM

    New Delhi: Former Army Chief VK Singh will appear in court on Saturday regarding the defamation case that was filed against him by Lt Gen Tejinder Singh and four other senior serving Army officers. A city court had issued a bailable warrant against him earlier when he failed to appear...
  • HC issues notice to Smriti Irani on Sanjay Nirupam's plea 10-07-2013 05:38 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to TV actress-turned-BJP MP Smriti Irani on a plea filed by Congress MP Sanjay Nirupam for quashing the summons issued by a trial court on a defamation suit filed against him by her. Irani had filed a complaint against Nirupam for...