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MJ Akbar defamation case against Priya Ramani: Hearing in Delhi court on January 22

Former Union minister M J Akbar had sued journalist Priya Ramani, seeking her prosecution under Sections 499 and 500 of the Indian Penal Code for defamation. 

Two former colleagues defend MJ Akbar: Never heard any complaint against ex-editor

Sandal said that Ramani’s allegations came as a shock to her, and that they caused “irreparable damage” to Akbar’s reputation.


Modi retains India's top newsmaker tag on Yahoo 2018 'Year in Review'

Rahul Gandhi secured the second spot while Former Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra wrote his way into the list with third position after landmark verdicts on triple talaq and Article 377, among others, Yahoo said.

Ramani’s allegation destroyed Akbar’s reputation: Ex-colleague

Akbar had resigned as a Union minister on October 17 and filed a defamation complaint against Ramani, who in an article published in lifestyle magazine Vogue India had accused him of sexual harassment, but not named him.

#MeToo: M J Akbar case may come on Rajya Sabha ethics panel radar

Some of Akbar’s former colleagues who have spoken out against him are learnt to have informally approached members of the panel.

M J Akbar raped me, says US journalist; he says relationship was consensual

Over a dozen women have accused the editor-turned-politician and Rajya Sabha MP of sexual harassment but Gogoi’s account, published in the Washington Post Thursday, is the first to level serious allegations of rape against him.


'It was consensual': M J Akbar denies rape accusations by US-based journalist, wife defends him

In a column for The Washington Post, Gogoi, Chief Business Correspondent of National Public Radio, accused Akbar of raping her while she was working as the editor of The Asian Age two decades back in India. 

Former Asian Age editor accuses M J Akbar of rape

Pallavi Gogoi, who was 23 at the time, said M J Akbar would "defile me sexually, verbally, emotionally".

'We are all #MeToo': The several battles of the women from Agra

One of the many women who accused M J Akbar of sexual harassment said she had ‘fought several battles’ in home town Agra to become the first woman in her family to step out to work. The Indian Express goes back to Agra to see what #MeToo means for the women starting out there.

The Urdu Press: #MeToo and Akbar

Inquilab on October 16, a day before M J Akbar’s resignation asks in its editorial, after detailing Harvey Weinstein’s case; “ (but) can in India without evidence proved in Court, such behaviour by men be checked?”.