Delhi High Court rejects plea alleging glorification of Sati in Padmaavat

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The Delhi High Court today rejected a plea seeking penal action against the producers and the director of Bollywood movie ‘Padmaavat’ for alleged glorification of the practice of ‘sati’. ‘Sati’ is an obsolete funeral custom where a widow immolates herself on her husband’s pyre and the law prohibits it. A bench of Acting Chief Justice… Read more »

Prohibiting dubbed serial on TV violates Competition Act: SC

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Prohibition on exhibition of dubbed serial on television hinders competition in the market and such an act amounts to violation of the Competition Act, 2002, the Supreme Court has said. The apex court said such prohibition prevents competing parties in pursuing their commercial activities and amounts to “creating barriers” to the entry of new content… Read more »

PIL against Bollywood movie ‘Shorgul’

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A petition seeking stay on the release on Bollywood movie ‘Shorgul’ was today filed before the AllahabadHigh Court bench here alleging certain scenes in it threatened to disturb social harmony. The PIL was filed by a Meerut social worker Milan Som who sought a stay on the movie scheduled to be released on June 24. According… Read more »

Bombay HC refuses to ban release of ”Santa Banta”

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The Bombay High Court today refused to grant an interim stay on the release of upcoming film “Santa Banta Pvt Ltd” while hearing a petition alleging the movie had defamed members of the Sikh community and portrayed them in bad light. Justice S C Dharmadhikari, heading a division bench, said, “We cannot stop the release… Read more »

Pratyusha suicide: Rahul Singh’s bail plea rejected

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The anticipatory bail plea of TV producer Rahul Raj Singh, booked for abetment of his girlfriend actress Pratyusha Banerjee’s suicide, was today rejected by a local court after the prosecution said it could be a “pre-planned murder”. Dindoshi sessions court Judge Khwaja Farooq Ahmed dismissed the anticipatory bail application of Rahul, who was booked for… Read more »

Freedom of expression gives no right to destroy nation: BJP

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With the debate on nationalism coming to the fore, BJP today said freedom of expression does not give a right to seek the country’s destruction, as the issue found the pride of place in the political resolution adopted at its National Executive meeting here. The issue of nationalism continued to take the centre stage in… Read more »

Sooraj Pancholi hid facts: CBI

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Sooraj Pancholi, charge sheeted by CBI for allegedly abetting suicide of actor Jiah Khan, had hidden facts and fabricated information during questioning, the forensic analysis of his statements have indicated.The analysis, which is part of charge sheet filed by the agency in the suicide case of 26-year old Nafeesa Rizvi alias Jiah Khan, has “established… Read more »

Govt has no formal pact with FB, Twitter to use them: HC told

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The government has told the Delhi High Court that its media wing and IT departments are using social media sites like Facebook and Twitter by entering into standard agreements and not any formal or separate deals. The government has submitted before the high court that the agreements are “accepted” in ‘click and wrap’ mode wherein… Read more »