MJ Akbar

Former Union Minister MJ Akbar denies meeting journalist Priya Ramani at Oberoi hotel

Advocate John questioned Akbar about the job interview, which took place when Akbar was 42 years old and Ramani, 23.

published on : 20th May 2019

Former Union Minister MJ Akbar cross-examined in defamation case against journalist Priya Ramani​

The hearing saw a heated exchange of arguments between the advocates of Akbar and Ramani.

published on : 20th May 2019

#MeToo: MJ Akbar records statement, gets cross-examined by Ramani's counsel

Akbar, who appeared before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal, said the allegations made by Ramani were "malafide" and "defamatory".

published on : 4th May 2019

Journalist Priya Ramani gets bail in MJ Akbar defamation case 

Journalist Priya Ramani was granted bail by a city court on Monday in a defamation case filed against her by former Union minister M J Akbar after she accused him of sexual misconduct.

published on : 26th February 2019

MJ Akbar harassment row: Summoned by Delhi court, Priya Ramani says time to tell her story

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal’s court, which recorded statements of seven witnesses, including Akbar’s, summonedRamani.

published on : 30th January 2019

MJ Akbar defamation case: Time to tell our side of the story, says journalist Priya Ramani after court summons

Ramani, who accused Akbar of sexual misconduct 20 years ago when he was a journalist, took to Twitter to react after the court summoned her for February 25.

published on : 30th January 2019

MJ Akbar defamation case: Court reserves order on summoning scribe Priya Ramani as accused

Akbar, who resigned as Union minister on October 17 last year, filed a private criminal defamation complaint against Ramani after his name cropped up on social media during #MeToo campaign.

published on : 22nd January 2019

Controversy over MEA booklet featuring MJ Akbar at Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas

However, sources in the ministry said Akbar is not at all associated with the event and that the booklet was published in May last year, months before he quit as minister.

published on : 21st January 2019

Court records statements of three witnesses in defamation complaint by MJ Akbar against scribe Priya Ramani

The three witnesses -- Tapan Chaki, Manjar Ali and Rachna Grover -- who were associated with Akbar earlier deposed before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal.

published on : 11th January 2019

Hashtag nightmare for male in India

#MeToo was one of the top-trending Twitter hashtags this year, claiming big scalps accused of sexual harassment at the workplace.

published on : 30th December 2018

MJ Akbar case: Court records statements of two witnesses

During the height of the #MeToo campaign, Ramani accused Akbar of sexual misconduct around 20 years ago, a charge which was denied by him.

published on : 7th December 2018

#MeToo: MJ Akbar's reputation destroyed due to Priya Ramani's allegation, former colleague tells Delhi court

Joyeeta Basu, the editor of Sunday Guardian, who appeared as a witness, told the court that Ramani posted all her tweets "intentionally with a purpose to harm" Akbar's "reputation and goodwill".

published on : 12th November 2018

US journalist Pallavi Gogoi slams MJ Akbar's 'consensual' statement

With over a dozen journalists accusing him of sexual harassment and assault, Akbar quit as Minister of State for External Affairs on October 17.

published on : 3rd November 2018

Akbar's wife defends him, says US journo Pallavi Gogoi expressed her love in her presence

Akbar in a statement said Gogoi's November 2 article in the Washington Post had detailed "false allegations of rape and violence against me".

published on : 2nd November 2018

Women should be treated equally everywhere: Prakash Javadekar

For the past few weeks, Akbar had been facing flak over the allegations, with opposition parties also mounting attack on the government and demanding his ouster.

published on : 18th October 2018
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