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MJ Akbar defamation case: The case came at great personal cost to me, says Priya Ramani

Journalist Priya Ramani, against whom former Union Minister M J Akbar has filed a defamation case for levelling sexual harassment allegations, on Monday told a Delhi court that the case came at a great..
IndiaTimes - Published

Priya Ramani records statement in Akbar defamation case

Journalist Priya Ramani on Saturday recorded her statement as a witness in a defamation plaint filed against her by former Union Minister MJ Akbar. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar..
Mid-Day - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

Defamation case: Priya Ramani narrates her encounter with MJ Akbar in hotel room - Published

MJ Akbar diverting attention from misconduct through defamation case, Priya Ramani tells Delhi court

Journalist Priya Ramani told a Delhi court on Friday, 23 August, that ex-Union minister MJ Akbar had filed a "false and malicious case" against her to create a "chilling effect"..
Firstpost - Published

Supreme Court dismisses Tarun Tejpal's plea for quashing sexual assault charges

*New Delhi*: The Supreme Court refused to quash the charges against Tarun Tejpal, the former editor-in-chief of Tehelka Magazine on Monday in connection with the 2013 sexual assault case registered by..
Mid-Day - Published

Editor of paper founded by M.J. Akbar defends him

Scribe says she has no personal knowledge of sexual misconduct
Hindu - Published

Never heard of allegations of sexual misconduct by MJ Akbar, witnesses tell court

Tapan Chaki, a corporate communications consultant based in Kolkata, and Sunil Gujral, a businessman and Akbar's neighbour and family friend in Kolkata, deposed before Additional Chief Metropolitan..
DNA - Published Also reported by •Hindu

Witnesses depose before Delhi court in MJ Akbar defamation case - Published

MJ Akbar's defamation case against Priya Ramani: Witnesses sing praises of ex-editor, say his image 'shattered' after 'false' allegations

In the court of Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, witness Tapan Chaki claimed that Priya Ramani's tweets had caused 'enormous damage' to MJ Akbar's reputation.
Firstpost - Published

MJ Akbar spearheads a quiet revamp of Nehru Museum at NMML

Akbar is said to be actively involved with editing and vetting all written literature on Nehru that will be displayed at the museum.
IndiaTimes - Published

Wrong to suggest Priya Ramani's tweets were meant to raise awareness on sexual harassment: MJ Akbar

*New Delhi:* Former Union Minister MJ Akbar on Saturday stated in a Delhi court that it is wrong to suggest that the articles and tweets of journalist Priya Ramani were meant to raise awareness..
Mid-Day - Published Also reported by •

MJ Akbar's cross-examination concludes before Delhi court; ex Union minister claims Ramani's articles, tweets 'a web of fabrication'

Cross-examination of MJ Akbar concluded on Saturday before a Delhi court in a criminal defamation case filed by him against scribe Priya Ramani.
Firstpost - Published

MJ Akbar appears for cross-examination in defamation case - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

AB shares MeToo accused’s article; faces flak

Amitabh Bachchan on Tuesday took to his Twitter account to share an article written by MJ Akbar which talks about cricket.
IndiaTimes - Published

MJ Akbar defamation case: Cross-examination adjourned to July 6 - Published Also reported by •Mid-DayIndiaTimes

MJ Akbar: I did not offer drinks to Priya Ramani, never met her in hotel

Ex-Union minister MJ Akbar stated to a Delhi court on Monday that he did not ask scribe Priya Ramani, who has accused him of sexual misconduct in #MeToo campaign, to meet him in his hotel room back in..
Mid-Day - Published

#MeToo: MJ Akbar denies calling Ramani to hotel in 1994

IndiaTimes - Published Also reported by •DNA

MJ Akbar's defamation case against Priya Ramani posted for 6 July; ex-minister will be questioned in next hearing

The defamation case filed by MJ Akbar against journalist Priya Ramani over sexual harassment case, which was one of the most prominent cases in the Me Too movement in India, has been posted for further..
Firstpost - Published

MJ Akbar's defamation case against Priya Ramani to be taken up by Delhi court today, hearing to begin with cross-examination

The defamation case filed by MJ Akbar against journalist Priya Ramani is likely to be taken up by a Delhi court on Monday, and the hearing before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal..
Firstpost - Published

Priya Ramani's allegations defamatory: MJ Akbar to court

IndiaTimes - Published

'I don't remember': MJ Akbar resorts to refrain during #MeToo cross examination by Priya Ramani's counsel at Delhi court

Senior advocate Rebecca John, appearing for Priya Ramani, then began her cross examination of MJ Akbar, represented by senior advocate Geeta Luthra, on the intricacies regarding Ramani joining The..
Firstpost - Published

'I don't remember': Fiery day in court as MJ Akbar questioned by Priya Ramani's lawyer

In a heated courtroom drama that lasted for almost two hours, former Union minister M J Akbar Saturday recorded his statement and was cross examined in a defamation case filed by him against journalist..
DNA - Published

Priya Ramani pleads not guilty after Delhi court frames defamation charge against journalist in case filed by MJ Akbar

MJ Akbar, who resigned as Union minister on 17 October 2018, filed a private criminal defamation complaint against Priya Ramani after his name cropped up on social media as the #MeToo campaign raged on..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •DNA

'Is Tejasvi Surya another MJ Akbar in the making,' asks Karnataka Congress after businesswoman alleges abuse

Days after the BJP picked Tejasvi Surya, a young lawyer who has been working closely with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), as its candidate for..
Firstpost - Published

MJ Akbar removes 'chowkidar' from Twitter handle after users troll him for taking part in BJP campaign, adds it again

It is to be noted that although MJ Akbar resigned after at least 20 women accused him of sexual misconduct, he is still a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party.
Firstpost - Published

#MeTooChowkidar: Twitterati slams MJ Akbar for participating in BJP's 'Main bhi chowkidar' campaign

While the BJP stepped up its 'Main bhi chowkidar' campaign on Sunday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other prominent party leaders prefixing the word 'chowkidar' to their names on Twitter, the..
Firstpost - Published

#MeToo India: Priya Ramani to appear in Delhi court today in defamation case filed by MJ Akbar

Journalist Priya Ramani is expected to appear in a Delhi court on Monday morning in connection with a defamation case filed by former Union minister MJ Akbar over allegations of sexual harassment..
Firstpost - Published

Priya Ramani gets bail in defamation case filed by MJ Akbar on surety of Rs 10,000; next hearing on 10 April

Journalist Priya Ramani on Monday got bail in the criminal defamation case filed against her by former Union minister MJ Akbar. He had sued her for defamation after several women, including Ramani,..
Firstpost - Published

Journalist Priya Ramani gets bail in MJ Akbar criminal defamation case

Journalist Priya Ramani was granted bail by a Delhi court on Monday after she summoned as an accused in the criminal defamation complaint filed by former Union minister MJ Akbar. The court granted bail..
IndiaTimes - Published

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