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June 2, 2022
June 2, 2022

Depp vs Heard: Depp wins his pursuit of truth in the times of cancel culture

The trial of Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard has been plastered across all social platforms, tabloids and news outlets. After six weeks of testimonies, the jury unanimously rewarded damages to both parties — against Heard for defaming Depp, and against Depp’s ex lawyer for calling Heard’s allegation a hoax. In effect, both were found culpable to a degree of defaming each other. They awarded Depp $15 million in damages from Heard, and awarded Heard $2 million from Depp.

September 3, 2019
September 3, 2019

Barrister Mainul sent to jail

A Dhaka court has sent barrister Mainul Hosein to jail after rejecting his bail petition in connection with a defamation case filed by a female journalist last year.

March 12, 2019
March 12, 2019

RCBC files defamation case against Bangladesh Bank

Philippine’s Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation says it filed a defamation suit against the central bank of Bangladesh for “baseless allegation” in connection with the $81-million cyber heist three years ago.

January 30, 2018
January 30, 2018

Journo sued for ‘hurting religious sentiment’

Anis Alamgir, former editor of Daily Manabkantha, is sued for posting a “defamatory status on Facebook about his infatuation with Hindu Goddess of learning Saraswati” on January 22.

January 15, 2018
January 15, 2018

Bangladesh Protidin editor, publisher get bail in defamation case

The High Court grants an anticipatory bail to Bangla daily Bangladesh Protidin Editor Naem Nizam and its Publisher Moynal Hossain Chowdhury in a defamation case.

July 3, 2017
July 3, 2017

Defamation trial of MK Anwar stayed

Trial proceedings against BNP leader MK Anwar in a defamation case has been stayed for next six months following an order delivered by the High Court.

June 14, 2016
June 14, 2016

HC stays 10 cases against editor

The High Court yesterday stayed for three months the proceedings of 10 cases against The Daily Star Editor and Publisher Mahfuz Anam.

June 8, 2016
June 8, 2016

Star editor gets HC bail in 10 cases

The High Court yesterday granted anticipatory bail to The Daily Star Editor and Publisher Mahfuz Anam for eight weeks in 10 cases.

May 15, 2016
May 15, 2016

Comment on Joy: Defamation case filed against Khaleda

A defamation case is filed against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia for saying that the prime minister's son Sajeeb Wazed Joy has US$300 million in a bank account.

May 3, 2016
May 3, 2016

Comment on Joy: Tk 1cr defamation case against Khaleda

A Tk 1-crore defamation case is filed with a Comilla court against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia for her saying that prime minister’s son Sajeeb Wazed Joy has US$300 million in a bank account.