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India’s foreign office could not afford a man like MJ Akbar: Nirupama Rao on ThePrint

Foreign offices are projectors of the national identity and character. M.J. Akbar’s continuation in office would have been awkward to explain. 
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Hang in there women, MJ Akbar is a victory, but the #MeToo fight is just starting

Now that Akbar is freed from shackles of political scrutiny, he can drag Priya Ramani’s name through the mud without dirtying BJP’s image.
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Worried about ‘untenable’ situation, BJP gets minister MJ Akbar to quit

Accused of sexual harassment, M.J. Akbar resigns as MoS external affairs. BJP members say his marching orders came from the 'very top'.
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Shiv Sena slams govt on MJ Akbar, says Cabinet has people involved in misconduct

The veiled attack by Shiv Sena comes amid several allegations of sexual harassment and assault against union minister M.J. Akbar.
Raian Karanjawala

Karanjawala: Lawyer friend of India’s rich & famous who’s an expert in harassment cases

Raian Karanjawala, who co-founded Karanjawala & Co with wife Manik, has had close friendships & lifelong associations with the big names in business & politics.
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MJ Akbar returns home amid pressure to resign, says will release statement later

Akbar is facing sexual harassment allegations by several women as part of the #MeToo movement and pressure has been increasing on the government to sack him.

On Camera

Vir Das incident proves rogue sneezing and coughing are the new guns during Covid-19

Comedian Vir Das’s Twitter post showing a neighbour threatening to sneeze on him points to a growing global trend of people using sneezes & coughs as threats.

Yogi vs Uddhav vs Piyush Goyal: Will politics over migrant workers hurt economic revival?

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray’s accusation that the Railways is not running enough trains to ferry migrant workers sparked a Twitter war with Railway minister Piyush Goyal.

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Indian Army

Ladakh stand-off, Kashmir, ammunition & training — agenda for Army commanders’ meet tomorrow

The biannual event is attended by the top Army leadership to brainstorm on new security and administrative issues, and plan a roadmap.
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PM, CM, DM: India’s 3 big power centres have been exposed by one disaster

The prime minister, chief minister and district magistrate are the three engines of India’s governance, but their handling of the coronavirus pandemic is going awry.