Tuesday, 29 November, 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.

On Camera

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In Gujarat, voters want BJP’s alternative but not of Modi

After ruling Gujarat for 27 years, BJP knows how to shield election outcomes from ground realities such as people’s hardships, leaderless govt and corrupt bureaucracy.
File photo of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam Jaishankar | Maxim Shipenkov/Pool via Reuters

Modi govt asked by sanction-hit Russia for parts for key sectors, says report

Moscow has sent India a list of over 500 products including parts for cars, aircraft and trains for delivery as sanctions squeeze Russia's ability to keep vital industries running.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.