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cops Said : ‘ No proof to prosecute Nana Patekar in Tanushree Dutta molestation case ‘

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In a relief to veteran actor Nana Patekar, Mumbai Police informed a local court that it has no evidence to prosecute him in a molestation case lodged against him by actor Tanushree Dutta. Dutta’s complaint against Patekar last year sparked a nationwide ‘#MeToo’ movement on social media. The suburban Oshiwara police on Wednesday filed a […]

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Congress Claim:’Conspiracy of silence over Rafale deal’

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New Delhi:-The Congress today accused the central government of stonewalling questions over the Rafale fighter deal, saying there was a “conspiracy of silence” and an attempt to “bypass the national interest”. Party spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi also claimed that the then Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar was not in the loop when the agreement to procure 36 […]

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Debate on simultaneous polls a healthy sign of democracy; tribute to Vajpayee: PM

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New Delhi -Describing the debate on holding the Lok Sabha and assembly polls together a healthy sign for democracy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said it was an appropriate tribute to former premier Atal Bihari Vajpayee who changed the country’s political culture.He said efforts were afoot and discussions being held about simultaneously holding the […]

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AG informs SC as Centre withdraws social media hub policy

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New Delhi: The Centre today told the Supreme Court it will undertake a complete review of its social media policy and has withdrawn its notification proposing a social media hub, which some alleged could become a tool to monitor online activity of citizens. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra considered the submission of Attorney […]

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Kamal Haasan and his production to file reply by Monday

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Chennai: The Madras High Court on Friday ordered actor Kamal Haasan and his production house Rajkamal Films International to file a reply by Monday in connection with a suit seeking to stall the release of his “Vishwaroopam 2” on August 10. When the civil suit moved by Pyramid Saimira Productions International against Haasan for recovery of […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Bombay HC notice to “Kya Kool Hain Hum” team

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The Bombay High Court today issued notices to the producers, director and writers of the film ‘Kya Kool Hain Hum 3’ and sought a response to a public interest litigationseeking a ban on it for allegedly vulgar content. The division bench of Justices N H Patil and G S Kulkarni, however, said it cannot stay […]

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Bombay HC refuses to stay release of ‘Bajirao Mastani’

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Even as protests in Pune stalled the shows of Ranveer Singh-Deepika Padukone-starrer film, the Bombay High Court on Friday, refused to interfere with the release of the film Bajirao Mastani.  A division bench headed by Justice Naresh Patil, while hearing a petition filed in HC seeking a stay on the release of the film, said […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Court dismisses suit for ban on ‘Bajirao Mastani’

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A Pune court today dismissed a suit seeking a ban on Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming film “Bajirao Mastani” for allegedly distorting history relating to late king Shrimant Bajirao Peshwe and his family members. The court opined that the plaintiff could approach the Central Board of Film Certification, commonly known as Censor Board, with his grievances […]

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Plea seeks ban on “Bajirao Mastani” for “distorting” history

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A petition has been filed in a Pune court seeking a ban on Sanjay Leela Bhansalis upcoming film “Bajirao Mastani”, alleging that it has distorted history relating to late king Shrimant Bajirao Peshwe and his family members. The case will come up for hearing on November 26 before Pune Metropolitan Magistrate S S Bhule, according […]

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Piracy: ‘Bombay Velvet’ producers move HC

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Producers of upcoming Bollywood crime drama “Bombay Velvet” have moved the Delhi High Court seeking a restraint on local cable operators and websites from showing or providing online access to pirated versions of the Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma starrer movie. Distributors Fox Star Studios India Ltd has moved the court on the ground that piracy […]

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Salman Khan hit and run case: Court orders FIR against Abhijeet and Farha Ali Khan

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A district court today ordered that an FIR be registered against Bollywood singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya and jewellery designer Farha Ali Khan for their remarks against people sleeping on roads following conviction of actor Salman Khan in a 2002 hit-and-run case.Hearing a complaint case filed by advocate Sudhir Kumar Ojha, Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate (ACJM) Ram […]

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Salman Khan hit-and-run case: Court to decide perjury application on May 6

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A Sessions Court conducting the 2002 hit-and-run trial involving Bollywood actor Salman Khan today said that before giving the judgement in the case on May 6, it would decide on the same day an application seeking action against police for perjury (giving false evidence). (Read: Chronology of events) Salman Khan is facing charge of ‘culpable […]

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Court bars Shruti Hassan from taking up new film project

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A local court has passed an interim injunction order restraining actress Shruti Hasan to act in a feature film before completion of shooting of an untitled movie, produced by Picture House Media Ltd, till April 8. The XXV Additional Chief Judge at City Civil Court passed the order on a petition filed by Picture House Media […]

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Court rejects intervenor’s plea in suit against Godse movie

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A Pune court has rejected a plea by a group of people seeking to intervene in a civil suit which prayed for a ban on the release of forthcoming film ‘Desh Bhakt Nathuram Godse’. The suit, filed by activist Hemant Patil, urges the court to restrain the defendant Akhil Bhartiya Hindu Mahasabha from releasing the […]

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Rape videos on WhatsApp : SC orders CBI probe

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Taking suo motu note of a letter on posting of two rape videos on WhatsApp, the Supreme Court on Friday asked CBI to launch a probe “forthwith” to nab the culprits and sought responses from the Centre and governments of Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Odisha, Delhi and Telangana. “The fact of the matter is that […]

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Comment on govt F’book page to vent grievance no offence: SC

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It is not an offence for any person to post grievance on a page created by a law enforcement agency on a social networking site as such an interface is meant to help the public, the Supreme Court has held. The court quashed an FIR against a Bangalore couple who had failed to get relief […]

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