The Bombay high court has directed Amazon Prime Video to take down a Telugu movie until the makers of the film deleted a scene in which a Mumbai-based actor's photograph was allegedly used without prior permission. Photograph: Abhishek N Chinnappa/Reuters Justice Gautam Patel on Tuesday heard a defamation suit filed by model and actor Sakshi Malik against Venkateshwara Creations Pvt Ltd for allegedly using her photograph without permission in their movie. Malik's advocate Saveena Bedi said the scene showed Malik's photograph, referring to her as a commercial sex worker. 'Simply using another's image, and most especially a private image, without consent is prima facie impermissible, unlawful and entirely illegal. In a given case, it may also be defamatory, depending on the type of use,' the court said in its order. 'The fact that the image has been illicitly used is bad enough. It only makes matters worse when used in a plainly derogatory and demeaning ... » Learn More about HC asks Amazon to remove Telugu film
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Apart from being a dynamic leader, Rajiv Gandhi -- prime minister of India between October 1984 and November 1989 -- was a skillful photographer and throwback pictures of his wife Sonia Gandhi reveal his gift for preserving fine images for posterity. The Congress posted on its Instagram account some of Rajiv's photographs of Sonia. The post captioned, 'The grace and charm of #SoniaGandhi captured through the lens of #RajivGandhi' featured the United Progressive Alliance chairperson when she was young. While it is difficult to imagine her wearing anything other than her signature cotton saris, in the pictures, Sonia can be seen donning Western outfits. Everything about the snaps, from the perfectly applied lipstick and kajal to the shining long black hair falling over her shoulder, to a small but bright smile, radiates a feeling of happiness, which has been beautifully captured by Rajiv Gandhi. Sonia Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi wed in February 1968. ... » Learn More about Can you recognise this politician?
Video Player Close SHANGHAI, March 3 (Xinhua) -- Registered volunteers account for over 21 percent of the permanent population in Shanghai, with the registration rate and number of volunteers hitting record highs, figures on the official website of the city's voluntary service information system showed on Wednesday. As of Dec. 31, 2020, there were more than 5.2 million volunteers registered with real-name authentication in the system, accounting for over 21 percent of the city's permanent residents, up 3 percentage points from 2019. The Shanghai municipal government, the Shanghai Volunteers Association, the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences and a research center for volunteer service in Shanghai jointly conducted a research, which obtained 19,039 valid questionnaires from volunteers and 14,478 from citizens. The research showed that the prevention and control of COVID-19 since last year has further stimulated the enthusiasm for volunteering among citizens. Volunteer ... » Learn More about One out of every five Shanghai residents a registered volunteer