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Kuldeep Sengar (L) and M.J. Akbar (R)

Sengar, Akbar, Tejpal: Hearings in these cases less about justice, more about victim shaming

Supreme Court outlawed two-finger test in 2013 but that's been replaced by "indecent and scandalous" questions posed to the victim in Tarun Tejpal's case.
MeToo

One year after India’s big #MeToo wave, a reality check

October 2018 was a watershed in India’s fight for gender justice, with survivors of sexual abuse calling out powerful men. The question is what next.
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‘My tweets were the truth, will give evidence’, says Priya Ramani in MJ Akbar case

Journalist Priya Ramani, who alleged sexual harassment by editor M.J. Akbar, appeared before a Delhi court Friday in the defamation case filed by him.
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No one mentioned sexual harassment ever: Two more ex-colleagues defend MJ Akbar

Witnesses Tapan Chaki and Sunil Gujral cross-examined. Next hearing on 2 August.
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No substance in sexual harassment allegations: Ex-colleague defends MJ Akbar in court

Columnist Veenu Sandal, who had worked with Akbar in The Asian Age, said none of her colleagues indicated distress to her regarding his behaviour.
MJ Akbar filed a criminal defamation case against journalist Priya Ramani | Getty Images

MJ Akbar gets cross-examined in Priya Ramani case, denies every detail she recounted

Journalist Priya Ramani had accused former junior foreign minister M.J. Akbar of sexual harassment. He then filed a criminal defamation case against her.
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When MJ Akbar says ‘I don’t remember’, he mocks the trauma of sexual abuse survivors

It is cruel to place the responsibility of assault, suffering, healing and reclaiming their story with ‘perfection’ on just the survivor.
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‘I don’t remember’: MJ Akbar says of ‘meetings’ with Priya Ramani, at defamation hearing

MJ Akbar was cross-examined by journalist Priya Ramani's lawyer Saturday over his defamation suit, amid much drama.
Priya Ramani outside Patiala House Court | Suraj Singh Bisht / ThePrint

Defamation charges framed against journalist Priya Ramani in MJ Akbar case

Former minister MJ Akbar filed a private criminal defamation case against Priya Ramani after she accused him of sexual misconduct last year.
Priya Ramani outside Patiala House Court | Suraj Singh Bisht / ThePrint

Journalist Priya Ramani granted bail in criminal defamation case by M.J. Akbar

Delhi court grants bail to Priya Ramani on a surety bond of Rs 10,000. Ramani also files plea for permanent exemption from personally appearing in the case.

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Social sciences

Covid-19 put brake to academic activity, but digital libraries can ensure continuity

Covid-19 has paced up the transition to distance learning. While institutes are racing to shift courses online, students are engaging en masse with e-books.

Can India balance its domestic pharma needs and also be a global player in Covid-19 fight?

India has lifted the ban on the export of 24 pharmaceutical ingredients, including anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine.

Defence

A picture of items found on the dead terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Keran sector. | Photo: By special arrangement

Masala tikka-flavoured snacks to AK-47s: What 5 slain Lashkar terrorists brought from Pakistan

Indian Army calls Pakistan's complicity in aiding and abetting infiltration, especially at a time when the world is fighting coronavirus, 'reprehensible'.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.