Sameet Thakkar Appeals Against Delhi High Court Direction To Take Down Tweets Against TV Today Network

first_imgNews UpdatesSameet Thakkar Appeals Against Delhi High Court Direction To Take Down Tweets Against TV Today Network LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK21 Nov 2020 8:30 PMShare This – xTwitter celebrity Sameet Thakkar has appealed to the division bench of the Delhi High Court against the interim order passed by a single bench last week directing him to take down his tweets against the TV Today network.On November 18, a single bench of Justice Mukta Gupta had passed an interim order directing Thakkar to take down within 48 hours the tweets made by him against TV Today…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginTwitter celebrity Sameet Thakkar has appealed to the division bench of the Delhi High Court against the interim order passed by a single bench last week directing him to take down his tweets against the TV Today network.On November 18, a single bench of Justice Mukta Gupta had passed an interim order directing Thakkar to take down within 48 hours the tweets made by him against TV Today network, which runs the channels India Today and Aaj Tak. On the failure of Thakkar to do so, Twitter was directed to remove the tweets within 72 hours.The order was passed in a suit filed by TV Today Network alleging that Thakkar’s tweets were defamatory. The plaintiff had sought the removal of 29 sets of URLs.In the appeal filed against the order, Thakkar has contended that the single bench has overstepped the jurisdiction for interim relief by passing a “blanket order” which in effect amounts to granting the final relief.The appeal filed through Advocates Pratyush Prasanna and Snigdha Singh states that Thakkar intends to plead the defence of truth in the defamation suit. However, the interim order has frustrated his defence and has deprived him of the opportunity to contest the suit, states the appeal.”Ld. Single Judge despite being vehemently apprised of the core defense of truth being pleaded in the Written Statement including the above mentioned I.As, Ld. Single Judge passed a blanket order depriving the Appellant of its valuable right to contest the suit and prove the same in trial”, reads the appeal.A division bench headed by Justices Hima Kohli and Subramonium Prasad will hear the appeal on Monday, November 23.Nagpur-resident Thakkar came in news recently after the Maharashtra police arrested him on October 24 over his tweets against Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and State Minister Aditya Thackarey. The Maharashtra police had arrested him three times in different cases registered over his social media posts.Last week, he had filed a habeas corpus petition in the Supreme Court contending that his arrest and custody were politically motivated to suppress online dissent against the Maharashtra government.The Supreme Court refused to entertain the plea asking him to avail alternate legal remedies.He was released from custody on November 17, after a Mumbai court granted him bail in the third FIR. Earlier, he was granted bail in the other two cases registered against him.Background of TV Today’s case against ThakkarThe allegations of the Plaintiff was that the Defendant No.1 (Sameet Thakkar) had, on 15th April, 2020, during the lockdown period, published 35 tweets on his Twitter handle at one go, making various allegations against the Plaintiff (T.V. Today Network Limited), and its top management.Thereafter, as alleged by the plaintiff, the Defendant No.1 continued to publish several tweets using very disparaging and derogatory language against the Plaintiff and its management as also news anchors who appear on the Plaintiff’s channels Aaj Tak and India Today.Court’s May 06th OrderIn this backdrop, the Delhi High Court, in its 06th May Order, had observed,”The tweets make wild allegations and also use derogatory and defamatory language against the Plaintiff, its management and its employees. The tweets are also very offensive and some contain abusive language. Such a campaign against the Plaintiff, its management and employees can be extremely damaging to their reputation and also cause personal injury to them and their family members. The tweets are in bad taste and use objectionable language including abuses.”Further, the Court had opined,”This Court is of the opinion that a prima facie case is made out for grant of interim relief to protect the Plaintiff until the Defendant enters appearance in the matter. Balance of inconvenience is also in favour of the Plaintiff and irreparable injury could be caused to the reputation of the Plaintiff which is a well established media company as also its management and employees if protection is not granted.”Lastly, the Court had directed Defendant No.1 (Sameet Thakkar),”To restrain from publishing any defamatory or derogatory posts/tweets or making abusive remarks against the Plaintiff, its management, employees including news anchors and their family members either through his Twitter handle or on any other social media platform or any other print/electronic medium.”In the order passed on November 18, the Court directed :”Defendant No. 1 is directed to take down the said ULRs from its Twitter account within 48 hours of the receipt of copy of such replication from the learned counsel for the plaintiff, failing which the plaintiff would write a letter to the learned counsel for the defendant No. 3 (Twitter) giving the specified 29 sets of ULRs as provided in Para 11 of the replication, which the defendant No. 3 (Twitter) will take down within 72 hours thereafter.” Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. 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Joan Osborne Teaming With DSO, Phil Lesh & Friends Members For All-Star Grateful Dead Tribute

first_img[Video: rober fontneau]AXIAL TILT will be open to all ages, with the option to buy first-come-first-served General Admission tickets or special VIP tickets, with the latter also including a private catered meet-and-greet reception with the band prior to the show, a limited-edition show poster, and early entry into the venue before GA ticket holders. The show will also offer free valet parking and a limited dining menu and full bar throughout the performance.For more information and for ticketing to the upcoming AXIAL TILT All-Star tribute to the Grateful Dead on Friday, October 19th, led by Joan Osborne and featuring members of Dark Star Orchestra, Phil Lesh & Friends, and more, head here.[Cover Photo by Marc Millman] [Video: TheFatManRocked]This will be a nice, long show, including one full acoustic set and two full electric sets of Grateful Dead nuggets. Keeping in the spirit of fully honoring the Grateful Dead’s immense history, for AXIAL TILT, the Grateful Dead’s own audio guru Howard Danchik will also be on hand to mix sound for the show.Dark Star Orchestra – “Eyes Of The World” – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – 7/8/18 On Friday, October 19th, famed Grammy-winning singer Joan Osborne will lead an all-star celebration of the Grateful Dead dubbed AXIAL TILT, featuring members of Dark Star Orchestra, Phil Lesh & Friends, and more. AXIAL TILT has been a hugely popular annual two-night event at Jazz Fest in New Orleans since its debut—timed with the Grateful Dead’s 50th-anniversary celebration—four years ago. The upcoming October show marks the first AXIAL TILT show outside New Orleans and will feature an A-list band comprised of some of the most beloved members of the Grateful Dead’s extended family, ensuring what will be a fitting tribute to the Grateful Dead’s enduring musical legacy.In addition to her own successful solo career, Joan Osborne has been associated with Grateful Dead-inspired spinoffs, having frequently performed with The Dead and Phil Lesh & Friends over the years. For AXIAL TILT, Osborne will be joined by guitarist Stu Allen (Phil Lesh & Friends), guitarist Rob Eaton (Dark Star Orchestra), keyboardist Mitch Stein (Groove Division), bassist Robin Sylvester (Bob Weir’s Ratdog), and drummer Dino English (Dark Star Orchestra) at 210 Live in Highwood, Illinois, just north of Chicago.The Dead (with Joan Osborne) – “Fire On The Mountain” – Bonnaroo 2004last_img read more

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USC men’s basketball head coach Andy Enfield receives extension through 2023 season

first_imgMen’s basketball head coach Andy Enfield was granted a contract extension through 2023, Athletic Director Lynn Swann announced on Wednesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.In four years, Enfield has revived the Trojans basketball program from dead last in the Pac-12 to a NCAA Tournament contender winning more games each and every season. The 47 wins in the last two seasons mark the most in any two-year stretch in program history. In 2016-2017, USC started 14-0, its best start since the 1971 season, and finished with a program record 26 wins, including two victories in the NCAA Tournament.“With Andy Enfield as our head coach, we have built consistency and stability in our men’s basketball program,” Swann said. “Extending Andy’s contract will allow that consistency and stability to continue. The record-setting season we just had is proof that Andy has established the USC program as an annual contender on the national level.”The team continued to succeed under Enfield this season, battling against mid-season injuries and cross-country doubters to clinch a spot in the play-in game for the No. 11 seed in the NCAA tournament. After storming back in a redemption matchup against Providence, Enfield led his Trojans to upset No. 6-seeded SMU.The team’s time in the big dance ended with a 4-point loss to Baylor, a No. 3 seed expected to walk over USC on their way to the Sweet Sixteen and beyond. This year’s performance was a massive improvement, giving the team its second consecutive tournament berth after only a single NCAA appearance over the four years of Enfield’s predecessor, Kevin O’Neill.And the team’s run in the NCAA tournament turned heads across the country, earning Top 15 rankings in premature Top 25 predictions from USA Today, Sports Illustrated and NBC Sports.Katlyn Lee | Daily TrojanBefore coming to Los Angeles, Enfield coached at Florida Gulf Coast University, leading the program its first No. 15 seed in the 2013 NCAA Tournament. Under Enfield, the team went on to upset No. 2 seed Georgetown and No. 7 seed San Diego State, becoming the first No. 15 seed to reach the Sweet Sixteen.The run came to an end against No. 3 Florida, but Enfield’s success after such a short time with a young program made its mark in the national attention. His impact on the Trojans’ program has been similar in the last two years, but the six-year extension will help to give him the time he needs to cultivate a winning program that can compete in a Pac-12 that is consistently growing as a national powerhouse in basketball.Between sophomore forward Bennie Boatwright’s declaration for the NBA Draft and the possibility that fellow sophomore forward Chimezie Metu could follow, the team’s future isn’t entirely etched in stone. But the Trojans’ performance in his first two seasons has given Enfield and his team confidence as they look forward.“Our coaching staff is proud of our players’ development and accomplishments both in the classroom and on the court,” Enfield said. “With the core of veteran returnees and incoming talented freshmen, we are excited about the future of USC basketball.”last_img read more

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