MJ Akbar

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KV Kamath may join Finance Ministry, Swapan Dasgupta HRD

18 Jan 2020

KV Kamath may join Finance Ministry, Swapan Dasgupta HRD

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet will soon welcome new members, including technocrats who could influence major decisions.

'Aankhon me aankhein' remark: BJP-leaders seek punishment for Azam Khan

26 Jul 2019

'Aankhon me aankhein' remark: BJP-leaders seek punishment for Azam Khan

Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan should be punished for his sexist remarks and an example should be set for all- this is what BJP leaders demanded in the Lok Sabha on Friday.

Amit Shah to head panel formed to tackle sexual harassment

24 Jul 2019

Amit Shah to head panel formed to tackle sexual harassment

At the peak of #MeToo movement in October last year, the Centre had formed a Group of Ministers (GoM) panel to deal with sexual harassment at workplace. But a few days ago, an RTI inquiry revealed the panel was "dissolved".

Formed to tackle workplace sexual harassment, government's #MeToo panel dissolved

21 Jul 2019

Formed to tackle workplace sexual harassment, government's #MeToo panel dissolved

In the wake of the #MeToo movement in October, the government had constituted a Group of Ministers (GoM) to strengthen the legal and institutional frameworks to deal with and prevent workplace sexual harassment.

MJ Akbar deposes in defamation suit against journalist Priya Ramani

04 May 2019

MJ Akbar deposes in defamation suit against journalist Priya Ramani

Former Union minister MJ Akbar on Saturday recorded his statement in the defamation case he filed against journalist Priya Ramani.

#MJAkbarCase: Defamation charge framed against journalist Priya Ramani

10 Apr 2019

#MJAkbarCase: Defamation charge framed against journalist Priya Ramani

A Delhi court today framed defamation charge against journalist Priya Ramani in a case filed by ex-Union minister M J Akbar after she leveled allegations of sexual misconduct against him.

No "defamatory" articles: Tejasvi Surya gets order to gag media

01 Apr 2019

No "defamatory" articles: Tejasvi Surya gets order to gag media

Tejasvi Surya, BJP's candidate from Bangalore South, managed to get a court order on Friday which bars 49 media houses from publishing "defamatory" articles about him.

Journalist Priya Ramani, sued by MJ Akbar, granted bail

25 Feb 2019

Journalist Priya Ramani, sued by MJ Akbar, granted bail

On Monday, journalist Priya Ramani was granted bail by a Delhi court after she was summoned as an accused in a criminal defamation case filed by former Union minister MJ Akbar.

#MeToo: MJ Akbar accuser Priya Ramani summoned by court

29 Jan 2019

#MeToo: MJ Akbar accuser Priya Ramani summoned by court

On Tuesday, Patiala House Court issued summons to journalist Priya Ramani in the defamation case filed by the former junior minister of External Affairs, MJ Akbar. She has been asked to appear as an accused on February 25.

MJ Akbar defamation: Court reserves order on summoning Priya Ramani

22 Jan 2019

MJ Akbar defamation: Court reserves order on summoning Priya Ramani

On Tuesday, a Delhi court reserved its verdict on whether to summon journalist Priya Ramani as an accused in a defamation case filed by former Union minister MJ Akbar, who the journalist had accused of sexual misconduct.

Rani Mukerji spoke on #MeToo and disappointed all of us

30 Dec 2018

Rani Mukerji spoke on #MeToo and disappointed all of us

For the actresses roundtable, Bollywood actresses, whose work stood out in 2018, sat down and chatted.

#TripleTalaqBill: Owaisi slams Modi government for 'shielding' MJ Akbar

27 Dec 2018

#TripleTalaqBill: Owaisi slams Modi government for 'shielding' MJ Akbar

Rejecting the Triple Talaq Bill moved by Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi lambasted the Narendra Modi government and said the Centre was attacking religious minorities.

#WinterSession: Triple Talaq on NDA's agenda; Rafale, CBI on opposition's

08 Dec 2018

#WinterSession: Triple Talaq on NDA's agenda; Rafale, CBI on opposition's

In the last winter session of the Parliament, before the country goes to polls in 2019, the NDA government is hoping to push the Triple Talaq Bill.

In MJ Akbar vs Priya Ramani, more witnesses record statement

07 Dec 2018

In MJ Akbar vs Priya Ramani, more witnesses record statement

Three witnesses recorded their statements on Friday against Priya Ramani, who is facing criminal defamation suit filed by former MoS External Affairs MJ Akbar.

The curse of being a member of Lutyens' media

05 Dec 2018

The curse of being a member of Lutyens' media

Do you want to join the elite club of Lutyens' media? Well, you can't. You are born that way, or you may have to get your genes edited to get a pass.

#MeToo: Wasn't a consensual-relationship: Pallavi dismisses MJ Akbar's claims

03 Nov 2018

#MeToo: Wasn't a consensual-relationship: Pallavi dismisses MJ Akbar's claims

A relationship based on coercion, abuse of power is not consensual, said US-based journalist Pallavi Gogoi in her statement on Friday night after former MoS (External Affairs) MJ Akbar claimed they were in a relationship in the 1990s.

Pallavi and I were in consensual relationship: Akbar denies rape-allegations

02 Nov 2018

Pallavi and I were in consensual relationship: Akbar denies rape-allegations

Former editor MJ Akbar, who was accused of rape by US-based journalist Pallavi Gogoi, has denied the charges and said they were in a consensual relationship.

Pallavi caused unhappiness in our home, Akbar's wife defends him

02 Nov 2018

Pallavi caused unhappiness in our home, Akbar's wife defends him

Mallika, the wife of former MoS External Affairs Ministry MJ Akbar, has rubbished the allegations of rape leveled on her husband by journalist Pallavi Gogoi.

#MeToo: MJ Akbar raped me, journalist speaks out after years

02 Nov 2018

#MeToo: MJ Akbar raped me, journalist speaks out after years

Embattled MoS of External Affairs MJ Akbar has been accused of sexual assault by at least 20 women in the last few weeks, and now a journalist has alleged he raped her years ago.

#MeToo: Akbar records statement, says Ramani called him 'talented predator'

31 Oct 2018

#MeToo: Akbar records statement, says Ramani called him 'talented predator'

On Wednesday, former MoS of External Affairs, MJ Akbar recorded his statement in Delhi's Patiala House court in connection to defamation suit he filed against journalist Priya Ramani.

Not "56-inch seena", but a thin-skinned man: The real Modi

24 Oct 2018

Not "56-inch seena", but a thin-skinned man: The real Modi

If there is one adjective that defines Narendra Modi in totality, it has to be 'Frank Underwood'. Much like Underwood, Modi has 'limited' ethics, wants to win at any cost and the ever-astute man never forgives.

#MeToo: SC declines urgent-hearing of PIL seeking registration of FIRs

22 Oct 2018

#MeToo: SC declines urgent-hearing of PIL seeking registration of FIRs

The Supreme Court today declined urgent hearing on a PIL seeking the registration of FIRs based on allegations of sexual misconduct leveled by women across various sectors, part of India's #MeToo movement.

From #BelieveAllWomen to #Can'tBeHim: Hypocrisy galore in #MeToo era

18 Oct 2018

From #BelieveAllWomen to #Can'tBeHim: Hypocrisy galore in #MeToo era

Man is a complicated creature. He must be the only living being who wants constant attention, whose actions are determined by his surroundings and who thinks he is the chosen one.

MJ Akbar's defamation case: Court accepts suit filed against Ramani

18 Oct 2018

MJ Akbar's defamation case: Court accepts suit filed against Ramani

In the sexual harassment allegations leveled against former MoS External Ministry MJ Akbar, a Delhi court accepted the defamation case. It was filed against journalist Priya Ramani.

#MeToo: MJ Akbar's defamation-case against journalist to be heard today

18 Oct 2018

#MeToo: MJ Akbar's defamation-case against journalist to be heard today

A Delhi court on Thursday will hear the defamation case filed by former MoS External Affairs MJ Akbar, against journalist Priya Ramani.

#MeToo: MJ Akbar resigns in light of allegations against him

17 Oct 2018

#MeToo: MJ Akbar resigns in light of allegations against him

Embattled Minister of State for External Affairs, MJ Akbar, has resigned from his post in light of sexual harassment allegations against him.

#MeToo: Another journalist accuses Akbar of sexual-harassment, amid his denials

16 Oct 2018

#MeToo: Another journalist accuses Akbar of sexual-harassment, amid his denials

Journalist Tushita Patel is the latest addition in the long list of women who have accused MoS External Affairs Ministry, MJ Akbar of sexual harassment, just as the former editor has rubbished the allegations.

#MeToo: MJ Akbar filed defamation suit against Priya Ramani

15 Oct 2018

#MeToo: MJ Akbar filed defamation suit against Priya Ramani

MoS External Ministry MJ Akbar has filed a defamation suit against journalist Priya Ramani through his advocates Karanjawala & Co, on Monday, at Delhi's Patiala Court.

#MeToo: Accused of sexual-harassment, MJ Akbar won't resign from Cabinet

14 Oct 2018

#MeToo: Accused of sexual-harassment, MJ Akbar won't resign from Cabinet

MoS External Affairs, MJ Akbar, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by several women, will not resign and has vowed to take legal action against the accusers.

#MeToo: MJ Akbar, accused of sexual-harassment, returns; promises statement later

14 Oct 2018

#MeToo: MJ Akbar, accused of sexual-harassment, returns; promises statement later

MoS External Affairs MJ Akbar returned to Delhi on Sunday and promised there will be a statement later, just as he faces an array of sexual harassment charges.

#MeToo: BJP leader says women journalists aren't so "innocent"

13 Oct 2018

#MeToo: BJP leader says women journalists aren't so "innocent"

With the #MeToo movement having hit the BJP government, the BJP's Madhya Pradesh women wing chief Lata Kelkar has made a statement that could possibly stir up controversy.

#MeToo in Cricket: BCCI CEO accused of sexual harassment

13 Oct 2018

#MeToo in Cricket: BCCI CEO accused of sexual harassment

The latest name to join the infamous list of sexual predators after #MeToo storm hit India is Rahul Johri, the CEO of BCCI.

#MeToo: Amit Shah says charges against Akbar will be examined

13 Oct 2018

#MeToo: Amit Shah says charges against Akbar will be examined

Following sexual harassment allegations against Minister of State for External Affairs MJ Akbar, BJP chief Amit Shah has said that the allegations would be examined.

Every woman should be respected: Rahul Gandhi on #MeToo

12 Oct 2018

Every woman should be respected: Rahul Gandhi on #MeToo

Breaking his silence and coming out in favor of the #MeToo campaign, Congress President Rahul Gandhi said on Friday that it's time everyone learns to treat women with dignity.

Amid #MeToo storm, government weighing in on MJ Akbar's option

11 Oct 2018

Amid #MeToo storm, government weighing in on MJ Akbar's option

Amid the array of sexual harassment charges leveled against MoS External Affairs MJ Akbar, the government is weighing its options, IE reports quoting sources.

Take sexual allegations seriously: Maneka Gandhi to Centre

10 Oct 2018

Take sexual allegations seriously: Maneka Gandhi to Centre

At a time when Union Minister and former editor MJ Akbar is facing serious allegations of sexual harassment during his tenure as a journalist, Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi has come forward and spoken about the #MeToo movement.

#MeToo: Six-women, who accused MJ Akbar of sexual-harassment, recall horror

10 Oct 2018

#MeToo: Six-women, who accused MJ Akbar of sexual-harassment, recall horror

MoS External Affairs MJ Akbar has been accused by at least six women of sexual misconduct, becoming the latest high profile person to join the list of alleged predators in #MeToo firestorm.

#MeToo reaches Modi government, MJ Akbar accused of sexual harassment

09 Oct 2018

#MeToo reaches Modi government, MJ Akbar accused of sexual harassment

The ripples of the #MeToo movement have reached Narendra Modi government as MJ Akbar, current minister of State for External Affairs has been accused of sexual harassment by a journalist.

Those criticizing Modi-govt over Doklam have no IQ: MJ Akbar

26 Aug 2018

Those criticizing Modi-govt over Doklam have no IQ: MJ Akbar

Union Minister MJ Akbar said the government's handling of the Doklam crisis showed that India is "no longer the India of the 1960s".

Emergency@43: BJP remembers those 'Dark Days'

26 Jun 2018

Emergency@43: BJP remembers those 'Dark Days'

BJP is today observing "Black Day" to mark 43rd anniversary of the Emergency, imposed on June 25, 1975 by the then PM, Indira Gandhi.