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MJ Akbar

DC Edit | A shining verdict

Delhi court ruling acquitting journalist Priya Ramani of defaming M J Akbar, a former minister, goes far beyond just clearing her name

19 Feb 2021 4:41 AM

Scribe in court: Was harasssed by Akbar in 1997

Akbar has denied all allegations and filed a criminal defamation case specifically against senior journalist Priya Ramani.

11 Dec 2019 2:42 AM

Priya Ramani narrates her encounter with MJ Akbar in hotel room

Ramani was the first woman to accuse Akbar of sexual harassment during the #MeToo campaign.

07 Sep 2019 3:48 PM

During cross-examination, MJ Akbar again denies charges

Akbar said he was not aware of an article written by his former colleague Ruth David, accusing him of sexual harassment.

07 Jul 2019 5:48 AM

Ramani's tweets were not meant to raise awareness on sexual harassment: Akbar

The court has posted the matter for cross-examination of Akbar's witness for July 15 and 17.

06 Jul 2019 2:55 PM


MJ Akbar appears for cross-examination in defamation case

Akbar during cross-examination on May 20 had denied meeting with Ramani in a hotel room.

06 Jul 2019 11:07 AM

MeToo: MJ Akbar records his statement in court

There were heated exchanges between Akbar and Ramani’s counsel during the proceedings in the courtroom.

05 May 2019 6:12 AM

MJ Akbar records statement, Ramani's counsel cross examines him

Akbar, who appeared before ACMM Samar Vishal, said the allegations made by Ramani were 'malafide' and 'defamatory'.

04 May 2019 11:41 AM

#MeToo: Priya Ramani pleads 'not guilty' in defamation case by MJ Akbar

A Delhi court framed defamation charge against journalist Priya Ramani in a case filed by M J Akbar.

10 Apr 2019 10:46 AM

#MeToo running out of steam?

M.J. Akbar is back in the Parliament and Suhel Seth recently got married, hosted a grand reception where the city’s who’s who attended.

07 Mar 2019 12:00 AM


#MeToo: Court grants bail to Ramani in defamation filed by MJ Akbar

Following the allegation, Akbar slapped a private criminal defamation case against Ramani on October 16.

25 Feb 2019 11:17 AM

'Time to tell our side of story': Ramani on summons in MJ Akbar defamation case

The Rajya Sabha member has denied all charges against him as 'false, wild and baseless'.

29 Jan 2019 4:50 PM

Court summons Priya Ramani in MJ Akbar's case

A Delhi court on Tuesday issued summons to Priya Ramani as an accused in the defamation case of MJ Akbar.

29 Jan 2019 4:36 PM

Court reserves order on summoning scribe in defamation case filed by MJ Akbar

Ramani accused Akbar of sexual misconduct around 20 years ago, which was denied by him.

22 Jan 2019 12:54 PM

Tornado that laid patriarchy bare

Lone voices over the years that swelled to an avalanche of testimonies, built #MeToo into the annihilating force it is today.

30 Dec 2018 12:00 AM


MJ Akbar, Tarun Tejpal suspended from Editors Guild of India

Membership of Akbar and Tejpal have been suspended by the Editors Guild of India over allegations of sexual misconduct.

12 Dec 2018 8:13 PM

Female journalist defends MJ Akbar

Ms Ramani has accused Mr Akbar of sexual misconduct around 20 years ago.

13 Nov 2018 12:15 AM

MJ Akbar a thorough gentleman, former colleague supports him in sex abuse case

Joyeeta Basu said Ramani posted her tweets ‘intentionally with a purpose to harm’ Akbar's ‘reputation and goodwill’.

12 Nov 2018 3:17 PM

Beacon of a brave new world

Women are terrified of being unemployable, I have already been told several times that no one is going to give you a job, says Sandhya Menon.

11 Nov 2018 12:02 AM

Rape 'coercion' not 'consensual': US-based journalist on MJ Akbar's remark

'I stand by every word in my published account,' Pallavi Gogoi said about her allegation on MJ Akbar.

03 Nov 2018 9:43 AM