Wednesday, 26 January, 2022
TopicM.J. Akbar

Topic: M.J. Akbar

‘Akbar in power has chilling effect’: 158 journalists demand M.J. Akbar’s removal from WION News

Akbar was among the most high-profile people to be named in India's #MeToo movement. In August 2021 he was reported to have made his comeback in the media industry.  

Court acquits Priya Ramani in Akbar defamation case, says woman can put grievance after decades

Delhi court said it took consideration of systematic abuse at workplace and noted that a woman has the right to put forth her grievance even after decades.

Delhi court defers verdict in MJ Akbar’s defamation case against Priya Ramani to 17 February

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Ravindra Kumar Pandey said the written submissions by Akbar were submitted late.

My tweet was aimed at exposing ‘predator’ M J Akbar: Priya Ramani tells court

Priya Ramani said that she felt compelled to speak up about her experience with Akbar & hence removed anonymity that she had given to Akbar in her Vogue article.

Moon Moon Sen finds #MeToo irrelevant in India today

Actor and Trinamool MP Moon Moon Sen says sexual abuse incidents need to be spoken about immediately, and that women come out with #MeToo stories for ‘personal motives’.

Priya Ramani summoned in MJ Akbar defamation case for her allegations of sexual conduct

Ramani and other women have accused MJ Akbar of sexual misconduct during the #MeToo movement in India.

Maneka Gandhi: The rare outspoken minister in the Modi government

Be it the #MeToo case involving M.J. Akbar or Avni killing, Maneka Gandhi has spoken her mind, demanding punishment for the 'guilty'.

Best boss I worked with: MJ Akbar’s first witness tells court in MeToo hearing

Sunday Guardian editor Joyeeta Basu appears as a witness for former minister M.J. Akbar in his defamation suit, calls him a 'perfect professional'.

‘Relationship based on coercion not consensual’: Pallavi Gogoi hits back at MJ Akbar

US-based journalist Pallavi Gogoi, who has accused former minister M.J. Akbar of rape, has refuted his and his wife's allegation that they were in a relationship.

It was consensual: Akbar denies rape charge, wife says US journalist Pallavi Gogoi is lying

MJ Akbar’s wife Mallika claims her husband and Gogoi were in a consensual romantic relationship over 20 years ago that caused ‘discord’ in her family.

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Dear Oxfam, stop looking for inequality in India, go back to distributing blankets

Oxfam India's 2022 report titled makes sweeping recommendations to fight 'extreme inequality', including reintroducing a ‘wealth tax’. Oxfam, leave economics alone.
Bottles of sunflower oil at a plant in Alekseyevka, Russia | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

India to look at Brazil, Russia for sunflower oil as invasion threat looms over Ukraine

Ukraine is India's biggest supplier of sunflower oil. Any escalation in Russia-Ukraine tension is likely to hit edible oil prices in the country as 70% of its requirement is imported.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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