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Shashi Tharoor defamation case: Delhi High Court asks Arnab Goswami to put down the rhetoric
The Delhi High Court has issued a notice to Arnab Goswami and his channel Republic TV demanding his reply to Congress leader Shashi Tharoor's defamation plea.

The court reprimanded Goswami for his rhetoric-styled journalism.

A report in The Indian Express quoted Justice Manmohan as saying, "Bring down the rhetoric. You can put out your story, you can put out the facts. You cannot call him names. That is uncalled for."

Goswami and Republic TV have been given time till August 16 to file their replies.

Tharoor had filed a defamation case against Goswami and his channel. Tharoor has alleged that Goswami made defamatory remarks against him during a news broadcast that was covering the death of his wife, Sunanda Pushkar. Tharoor has sought compensation of Rs 2 crore for having suffered humiliation in public life and for loss of reputation.

He has alleged in his petition that the programme was deliberately broadcast in a sensational manner in order to malign his public life and image. He has also alleged that such a broadcast has the potential of hampering the ongoing investigation in the case.

Tharoor was being represented by senior advocate Salman Khurshid. The lawsuit was filed through advocates Muhammad Ali Khan and Gaurav Gupta.

Tharoor has also claimed Goswami had aired such news earlier as well when he was with Times Now but was restrained by the National Broadcasting Standards Authority.

Shashi Tharoor's wife, Sunanda Pushkar had been found dead in a five-star hotel room on the night of January 17, 2014.

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