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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.
MJ Akbar has filed a criminal defamation case against Priya Ramani | @mjakbarofficial/Facebook

MJ Akbar says Ramani damaged his ‘stellar reputation’, calls her charges baseless in court

Journalist Priya Ramani was the first among nearly 20 women to accuse MJ Akbar, a former editor, of sexual misconduct.
Barkha Dutt’s open letter to #Metoo criticsvideo

Barkha Dutt’s open letter to #MeToo critics Tavleen Singh, Seema Mustafa & Manjeet Kripalani

Barkha Dutt takes on #Metoo critics and senior women journalists Tavleen Singh, Seema Mustafa & Manjeet Kripalani
MoS for shipping and finance Pon Radhakrishnan | Twitter/@PonnaarrBJP

#MeToo launched by people with perverted minds, says union minister Radhakrishnan

MoS for shipping and finance Pon Radhakrishnan alleged that the #MeToo movement has tarnished the image of India.
MJ Akbar resigns over sexual harassment charges | Getty Images

MJ Akbar: The brilliant editor who’s now seen as India’s most high-profile sexual predator

Star editor MJ Akbar now stands exposed by a series of brave women journalists for being a sexual predator.
Ex-union minister M.J. Akbar | PTI

#MeToo blow could prove mortal to MJ Akbar the politician

MJ Akbar will find it difficult, if not impossible, to return to mainstream politics even if he wins the defamation case.

On Camera

The Servant of Sahibs | Source: Sandeep Krishnan

Ghulam Rassul Galwan — The man who named the Galwan river, the site of India-China stand-off

It was unusual in the 19th century for rivers to be named after their regional discoverers. But Galwan, and his love for exploration, stood out.

Inter-state movement curbs: Are Indian states being paranoid or practical during Covid?

Karnataka CM B.S. Yediyurappa has said there is no ban on flights and trains to the state, a day after after his govt banned flights from certain states after a spike in Covid cases.

Defence

An army convoy moving towards the Zojilla pass, in Drass, Ladakh on 28 May 2020 (representational image) | ANI

Chinese troops blacktopping track in disputed ‘finger’ area in Ladakh amid border tensions

The fresh Chinese construction activity is happening around Finger 4 in Pangong lake area. China also blocked the route of Indian patrol teams in the disputed region.

The Chinese are so predictable, Modi & Shah should’ve seen them coming on 5 August 2019

India should’ve anticipated the Chinese appearance in Ladakh, even the timing of it, when the status of Jammu & Kashmir was changed.