Wednesday, 5 October, 2022
Topic#MeToo

Topic: #MeToo

Yes, we still need a Women’s Day. But it’s not about flowers, cards or discounts

Surrounded by consumerism, Women's Day is a celebration of the 'invisible sex' and of all the invisible ways it suffers.

Peng Shuai saga shows Communist Party doesn’t want US-style #MeToo movement in China

Peng, a former Wimbledon champion, has disappeared since she penned a social media post accusing former Chinese Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli of sexual misconduct.

Between #MeToo second chance and cancel culture, Apple TV’s ‘The Morning Show’ finds its feet

The Morning Show, starring Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Steve Carell, shows the power of a second chance in its latest season.

China says Indian ‘govt-backed’ group Evil Flower is attacking it, shuts down airlines data

Chinese Weibo users are also asking why the country hasn’t ‘recovered’ Chumi Gyatse waterfall in Arunachal Pradesh from India. Some suggest occupying it.

#MeToo hits Chinese Communist Party, tennis star alleges sexual assault by former vice-premier

Peng Shuai purportedly made the allegation against China’s former vice-premier Zhang Gaoli in a Weibo post that soon 'disappeared' from the website.

Singer R Kelly faces life in US prison for trafficking, child pornography, sexual violence

Sexual abuse allegations against the R&B artiste, known for songs like 'I Believe I Can Fly', date back to 1994 when he married singer Aaliyah who was just 15 years old at the time.

‘Highly objectionable’ — NCW chief seeks Punjab CM Channi’s resignation over #MeToo allegations

Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi had allegedly sent an inappropriate message to a woman IAS officer of the Punjab cadre in 2018.

‘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.  

Chinese actress Zheng Shuang fined $46 mn as Beijing continues crackdown on entertainment industry

Zheng Shuang's fine was penalty for alleged tax evasion. Broadcasters and video service platforms have been prohibited from including the actress in any show, Global Times has reported.

Alibaba and Kris Wu, the faces of China’s new #MeToo movement. But politics has final say

The differences in response to Kris Wu and Alibaba cases shed light on the Chinese Communist Party’s growing discontentment with celebrity culture.

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The BMW i4 eDrive40. Photo Credit: BMW

Ukraine crisis gave auto sector a crude shock. See how India is responding

The PLI scheme as well as other sops for manufacturing, show that despite some public missteps, government is trying to coax manufacturing into India.

Indian refiners scout for oil deals ahead of EU ban on Russian crude imports

European Union ban on Russian crude imports from 5 Dec will drive European refiners to buy more Middle East oil, putting them in competition with Asian buyers.

Defence

File photo of a BrahMos firing by a Su-30 MKI | Credit: IAF

IAF to increase Sukhois armed with BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with over 500km-range

The IAF currently has 40 SU-30 MKI with BrahMos, the only supersonic cruise missile in the world.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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