New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to examine Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam's appeal for quashing a defamation case filed against him by Union Minister and BJP leader Smriti Irani in 2013.
The court issued a notice to Irani in this regard. Nirupam has sought for the setting aside of the summons issued against him by a trial court in a criminal defamation complaint filed by Irani.
"Why do you go for TV debates when you enter into a fight and then go to the court," said the Supreme Court as it agrees to examine the appeal by the Congress leader
In 2012, while participating in a news debate on a private television channel, Irani and Nirupam got into a heated verbal exchange.
Nirupam reportedly questioned Irani's credentials saying: "You used to charge money to perform dance shows on TV. Now you are an election analyst?"
Irani filed the defamation suit against Nirupam in 2013. He also filed a cross-defamation suit.
In 2014, Irani, then Union Human Resource Development Minister, filed a plea in the Delhi High Court seeking to quash the complaint against her by Nirupam, and also the summons issued to her by the trial court.
In his turn, Nirupam challenged the complaint filed by Irani, and the court's 2013 order summoning him over the complaint.
The Delhi High Court then set aside the proceedings of the trial court against Irani in the 2012 defamation case filed by Nirupam.
The Congress leader, however, did not get any relief in the defamation case filed against him by Irani.
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Twitter India on Monday appointed Manish Maheshwari, former CEO of Network18 Digital, as Managing Director for the country operations -- nearly eight months after its Country Director Taranjeet Singh quit.
Balaji Krish, who has been leading Twitter India's team in the interim, will return to Twitter's global headquarters in San Francisco to resume his role as Global Head of Revenue Strategy and Operations at Twitter.
Reporting to Maya Hari, Twitter's Vice President and Managing Director of Asia Pacific, Maheshwari will be responsible for driving an integrated business strategy to accelerate Twitter's audience and revenue growth in the country, the company said in a statement.
Based out of Delhi, he will oversee Twitter India's teams in Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru, starting from April 29.
"India is one of our fastest growing audience markets for Twitter in the world and our purpose is to serve the public conversation in India. We are thrilled to have Manish join us at this important time to take our Indian business to the next level," said Hari.
Prior to Network18, Maheshwari held various positions at Flipkart, txtWeb, Intuit, McKinsey and P&G.
"With premium Indian content on the rise in multiple regions across the country, I believe we are scratching the surface of what's possible with Twitter in India," said Maheshwari.
"I'm bullish about the overall impact that Twitter India can create in the country and the influence of India on our global platform," he added.
Singh, who was elevated as Twitter's Country Director for India in May 2017, quit the company in September last year. He joined as chief revenue officer for Zee Group's video streaming service ZEE5.
Twitter, which has over 30 million users in India (according to statista.com), had appointed Krish as an interim country head.
Under Maheshwari's leadership, said the micro-blogging platform, various teams in India would continue to work closely to drive conversations and audience engagement on the platform.