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 as the #MeToo campaign raged on in India.
In its order passed on January 14, 2019, the NCW directed Prasar Bharati to give a hearing to all 17 complainants from across the country where such allegations have been made and report back to the NCW on the action taken against the accused in all cases.
Amid scrutiny over Joe Biden's past behavior toward women, Nancy Pelosi told that he ``has to understand that in the world we are in now people's space is important to them and what's important is how they receive it, not necessarily how you intended it.''
Surya named 49 media houses as defendants in his suit filed before the civil judge. The publications named include The Times of India, The Hindu and Deccan Herald, among English publications, and Kannada newspapers like Prajavani, Kannada Prabha, Vijaya Karnataka and Udayavani.
The GoM, headed by Home Minister Rajnath Singh, was announced on October 24 last year, to examine the legal and institutional frameworks for addressing the issue of sexual harassment of women at the workplace.
Highly paid engineers and other workers in Tokyo, Singapore, London, New York, Seattle and San Francisco, staged walkouts of about an hour, reflecting rising #MeToo-era frustration among women over frat-house behaviour and other misconduct.
At a FICCI event in Mumbai, Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani said the junior minister was better positioned to speak on the allegations of sexual harassment levelled against him by at least 7 women journalists.