Advertisement
Tuesday, Aug 09, 2022
Outlook.com
Outlook.com

M.J. Akbar

M.J. Akbar Defamation Case: Court Reserves Order To Summon Journalist Priya Ramani As Accused

Jan 22, 2019 Outlook Web Bureau

M.J. 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 amid the #MeToo Movement.

MeToo: Former Union Minister M J Akbar Suspended From Editor's Guild

Dec 12, 2018 Outlook Web Bureau

The Editor's Guild has also suspended the membership of senior journalist Tarun Tejpal who is facing a trial in a rape case, besides writing to Gautam Adhikari over the allegations of sexual hrassment against him.


#MeToo Movement: Court Records Statements Of Two Witnesses In Defamation Complaint By M J Akbar

Akbar, who resigned as Union minister on October 17, had filed a private criminal defamation complaint in the court against Ramani after his name cropped up on the social media when he was in Nigeria, as the #MeToo campaign raged on in India.

MJ Akbar, Tarun Tejpal Feature In Editor's Guild Of India's Updated Members List

Nov 17, 2018 Outlook Web Bureau

The guild had earlier directed Akbar to withdraw the defamation case he had filed against journalist Priya Ramani, who was one of the first women to openly name the former minister.


Ramani's Allegation Destroyed Akbar's Reputation, Former Woman Colleague Tells Delhi Court

The journalist said that she has worked with Akbar for 20 years and had not heard anything "untoward" from the staff of the organisation where they worked together.

03 November, 2018

Relation Based On Coercion, Abuse Of Power Is Not Consensual: US-Based Journalist Counters MJ Akbar

Outlook Web Bureau

Former Union Minister M J Akbar on Friday denied allegations of rape by US-based journalist and said it was a "consensual relationship".


02 November, 2018

'Relationship Was Consensual': M J Akbar Denies Rape Charges By US-Based Journalist

Outlook Web Bureau

Pallavi Gogoi, a US-based journalist on Thursday accused Akbar of raping her years ago when she worked with the Asian Age.


02 November, 2018

#MeToo: US-Based Journalist Accuses Former Minister MJ Akbar Of Rape

Outlook Web Bureau

Pallavi Gogoi, now chief business editor for NPR, wrote in The Washington Post that Akbar had raped her when she had worked under him as a 23-year-old at Asian Age.


31 October, 2018

#MeToo: M J Akbar Appears Before Court To Record Statement In Defamation Case Against Priya Ramani

Outlook Web Bureau

Akbar on October 15 filed a private criminal defamation complaint against journalist Priya Ramani for her allegations of sexual misconduct against him.


23 October, 2018

All Indians Want Ram Temple To Be Constructed, It Is Not An Electoral Issue: Shahnawaz Hussain

Outlook Web Bureau

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat had last week demanded a law to enable construction of the Ram temple, saying it was necessary for the "self-esteem" (of the people) and to usher in an "atmosphere of goodwill and oneness".


18 October, 2018

#MeToo | M J Akbar To Testify In Defamation Case On October 31

Outlook Web Bureau

The court has fixed the matter for recording Akbar's statement on October 31 and after being satisfied it may issue notice to Ramani for appearing and facing the trial in the defamation complaint.


18 October, 2018

Radhika Apte Expresses Her Full Support For #MeToo Campaign

Outlook Web Bureau

Actress Radhika Apte said she will support sexual harassment survivors, who are calling out their alleged tormentors under the #MeToo campaign


17 October, 2018

Delhi Court To Hear M J Akbar's Criminal Defamation Case Against Priya Ramani Tomorrow

Outlook Web Bureau

Akbar on Wednesday tendered his resignation as Minister of State for External Affairs.


17 October, 2018

'Will Challenge False Accusations Levied Against Me': Full Text Of MJ Akbar's Resignation

Outlook Web Bureau

MJ Akbar, who has been accused of sexual harassment by several women journalists, resigned as Minister of State for External Affairs


17 October, 2018

Union Minister M J Akbar Resigns Over #MeToo Allegations, Says Will Challenge 'False Accusations'

Outlook Web Bureau

Many journalists from multiple media platforms have come forward with their stories of harassment against veteran journalist MJ Akbar under the social media campaign '#MeToo' against sexual misconduct.


17 October, 2018

20 Women Journalists Support Priya Ramani, To Testify Against MJ Akbar

Outlook Web Bureau

Akbar, however, has denied the allegations and on Monday filed a private criminal defamation complaint against Ramani.


16 October, 2018

Save Your Daughters From BJP Minister, Says Rahul Gandhi

Outlook Web Bureau

The Congress chief's remarks came in the wake of over a dozen journalists naming Akbar for sexual harassment and molestation during his long stint as editor of various publications.


15 October, 2018

'Ready To Fight': Priya Ramani Responds To M J Akbar's Defamation Suit Against Her

Outlook Web Bureau

Ramani in her statement also said that Akbar has paid "no heed to the trauma and fear of survivors or the courage to speak truth to power."


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
Advertisement

Outlook Latest Issue

Subscribe Now
Short Story

‘Laab’ In The Mountains

He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.

Graphic Novel

Play Us A Memory, Violin Man

They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.

Chinki Sinha
Play Us A Memory, Violin Man

Fact-Check

It’s Just Numbers, Love

Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.

Rukmini S.
It’s Just Numbers, Love

Opinion

The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

Jan 15, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz