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MJ Akbar vs Priya Ramani: New judge urges both sides to consider settlement of defamation case

November 21, 2020 2:45 pm

Ramani had levelled allegations of sexual misconduct and harassment against Akbar, following which he resigned from the Union Council of Ministers and sued her.

Defamation case: Ramani couldn’t prove remarks made for public good, says MJ Akbar

November 11, 2020 6:59 am

Ramani had levelled allegations of sexual misconduct and harassment against Akbar, who sued her and resigned from the Union Council of Ministers in 2018.

Akbar defamation case against Priya Ramani sent back to same judge

October 23, 2020 1:21 am

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vishal Pahuja had said on October 13: “There has been directions from the Supreme Court… This case has to be placed before the District and Sessions Judge for further directions. This court will deal with cases against MP/MLAs.”

Akbar vs Ramani: Judge warns lack of jurisdiction can vitiate trial

October 15, 2020 7:27 am

The case, after two years of hearing, was in its last stages when Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vishal Pahuja — of the Special MP/MLA court at Rouse Avenue District Court — Tuesday said that he can no longer hear the matter.

Akbar vs Ramani: Two years later, court says case not under its jurisdiction

October 14, 2020 7:48 am

The defamation case was in its last stages after the two sides had concluded final arguments. At the last hearing on September 19, Akbar's counsel, Geeta Luthra, had sought the court's permission to rebut the final arguments of Ramani’s lawyer Rebecca John and was granted two days to conclude.

A vacuum in law 25 years ago: Ramani on delay in #MeToo allegations against MJ Akbar

September 08, 2020 7:44 pm

"When the incident took place in 1993 there was a gap in the law...whom could have I complained to? Legally I could not have evoked sexual harassment act because it was not in place," Ramani said.

For some, reputation may be more valuable than their life: Akbar’s lawyer to court

March 01, 2020 3:12 am

Luthra, who was arguing before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vishal Pahuja, submitted, “Educated people like journalists have to act responsibly.

M J Akbar's defamation case: ‘Moment you call someone media’s worst predator then it is per se defamatory’

February 29, 2020 7:26 am

Journalist Priya Ramani had levelled allegations of sexual misconduct and harassment against Akbar, who subsequently resigned as MoS for External Affairs and filed a defamation case.

Journalist says wrong to suggest allegations against MJ Akbar fiction

December 12, 2019 4:46 am

Akbar had to resign after journalist Priya Ramani levelled allegations of sexual misconduct on Twitter, following which he filed a defamation lawsuit against her.

Journalist tells court MJ Akbar sexually harassed her: Was numbed with fear

December 11, 2019 8:58 am

Akbar had to resign after Ramani levelled allegations of sexual misconduct on Twitter, following which he filed a defamation lawsuit against her.

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Elections 2014: Journalist MJ Akbar joins BJP; Nagma, Anita Pratap join campaign bandwagon

March 25, 2014 5:32 pm

Akbar, who was earlier known to be close to Congress, switched over to the BJP bandwagon ahead of the Lok Sabha polls.

MJ AKBAR VIDEOS

Timeline: The story of Me Too started in 1997

June 22, 2020 6:13 pm

#MeToo is a year old but the tag ‘Me Too’ dates back to 1997.

MJ Akbar and the #MeToo campaign: A timeline

June 22, 2020 6:13 pm

Junior minister MJ Akbar has filed a case of criminal defamation against Priya Ramani, the first woman to have publicly accused him of sexual harassment and inappropriate behaviour. Here's a timeline the case so far.

MJ Akbar better positioned to speak on allegations of sexual harassment: Smriti Irani

June 22, 2020 6:14 pm

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.

Six women journalists accuse union minister MJ Akbar of sexual harassment

June 22, 2020 6:14 pm

At least 6 women journalists, who have previously worked with MJ Akbar, the Minister of State for External Affairs, accused him of sexual harassment during his time as a journalist and editor.

Congress not 'best suited' to discuss democracy: BJP

January 27, 2016 9:02 am

New Delhi, Jan 27 (ANI): Blaming Congress for the political crisis in Arunachal Pradesh, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson MJ Akbar on Wednesday said that the Congress is not 'best suited' to discuss democracy as they have never practised it externally or internally. The Congress, which is determined to stall the ratification of President's rule in Arunachal Pradesh, is mulling both legal and political options to fight the decision.

Congress not 'best suited' to discuss democracy: BJP

January 27, 2016 9:02 am

New Delhi, Jan 27 (ANI): Blaming Congress for the political crisis in Arunachal Pradesh, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson MJ Akbar on Wednesday said that the Congress is not 'best suited' to discuss democracy as they have never practised it externally or internally. The Congress, which is determined to stall the ratification of President's rule in Arunachal Pradesh, is mulling both legal and political options to fight the decision.

Congress not 'best suited' to discuss democracy: BJP

January 27, 2016 9:02 am

New Delhi, Jan 27 (ANI): Blaming Congress for the political crisis in Arunachal Pradesh, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson MJ Akbar on Wednesday said that the Congress is not 'best suited' to discuss democracy as they have never practised it externally or internally. The Congress, which is determined to stall the ratification of President's rule in Arunachal Pradesh, is mulling both legal and political options to fight the decision.

Congress not 'best suited' to discuss democracy: BJP

January 27, 2016 9:02 am

New Delhi, Jan 27 (ANI): Blaming Congress for the political crisis in Arunachal Pradesh, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson MJ Akbar on Wednesday said that the Congress is not 'best suited' to discuss democracy as they have never practised it externally or internally. The Congress, which is determined to stall the ratification of President's rule in Arunachal Pradesh, is mulling both legal and political options to fight the decision.

Congress not 'best suited' to discuss democracy: BJP

January 27, 2016 9:02 am

New Delhi, Jan 27 (ANI): Blaming Congress for the political crisis in Arunachal Pradesh, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson MJ Akbar on Wednesday said that the Congress is not 'best suited' to discuss democracy as they have never practised it externally or internally. The Congress, which is determined to stall the ratification of President's rule in Arunachal Pradesh, is mulling both legal and political options to fight the decision.

Congress not 'best suited' to discuss democracy: BJP

January 27, 2016 9:02 am

New Delhi, Jan 27 (ANI): Blaming Congress for the political crisis in Arunachal Pradesh, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson MJ Akbar on Wednesday said that the Congress is not 'best suited' to discuss democracy as they have never practised it externally or internally. The Congress, which is determined to stall the ratification of President's rule in Arunachal Pradesh, is mulling both legal and political options to fight the decision.