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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.
MJ Akbar filed a criminal defamation case against journalist Priya Ramani | Getty Images

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.
MJ Akbar filed a criminal defamation case against journalist Priya Ramani | Getty Images

‘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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Editors Guild of India suspends MJ Akbar and Tarun Tejpal

Akbar and Tejpal are accused of sexual harassment and rape. The Editors Guild has also sought response from former Times of India editor Gautam Adhikari.
(L-R) Suhel Seth, Vinod Dua, Rahul Johri, MJ Akbar, Gaurav Sawant

India’s #MeToo accused are back in action – with wedding bells & celebratory cake

The #MeToo movement in India exposed some high-profile men as alleged sexual predators, but their 'misdeeds' may already have been forgotten.
Representational image | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

#MeToo effect: Congress youth wing to set up panel to probe harassment complaints

Move by the Indian Youth Congress comes after a member of its student wing NSUI accused its president Fairoz Khan of sexual harassment.
Attendees listen during a panel discussion at a #MeToo event in Mumbai | Representational image | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Mallika Akbar, Hillary Clinton, The Good Wife: Why women stand by predatory men

Although it seems illogical, many women have defended men accused of sexual misconduct.
MJ Akbar filed a criminal defamation case against journalist Priya Ramani | Getty Images

Top editor in the US accuses MJ Akbar of rape, physical assault

Pallavi Gogoi, a chief editor at National Public Radio in the US, alleges M.J. Akbar raped her when she worked under him at The Asian Age in the 1990s.

On Camera

File photo of Smriti Irani | Facebook

Smriti Irani’s makeover: From being most disliked Modi minister to dynasty slayer in Amethi

After causing the biggest upset in 2019 elections, Smriti Irani has ensured she can no longer be ignored by PM Modi and Amit Shah.
elections

Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.

Defence

Ministry of Defence building

On new govt’s defence agenda — 4 key projects to boost India’s military prowess

Indian Air Force and Indian Navy are in dire need of fighter jets, helicopters and submarines, and the new government has to ensure that they get them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.