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18 October, 2018 9:59 AM Judge Hearing MJ Akbar Case Has Many High-Profile Cases On His List

MJ Akbar, who was not present in court on Thursday, has been asked to record his statement before the court on October 31. MJ Akbar's case of defamation against a journalist who accused him of sexual harassment is the latest in the list of high-profile cases being heard by a judge at a court in Delhi. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal 31

18 October, 2018 7:21 AM Editors Guild Of India Urges MJ Akbar To Withdraw Case Against Journalist

"It would be paradoxical for a veteran editor (MJ Akbar) to employ the instrument of criminal defamation," the Editors Guild of India said. The Editors Guild of India has come out in support of the women journalists who have named journalist-turned-politician MJ Akbar, accusing him of sexual harassment. The top body of editors representing the media 30

15 October, 2018 10:04 AM MJ Akbar files criminal defamation case against woman who accused him of sexual harassment

Claiming that he was being framed, Akbar had on Sunday threatened to take legal action against those who have levelled allegations against him.  Union Minister MJ Akbar on Monday filed a criminal defamation case against the journalist who levelled sexual harassment allegations on him. He filed the case on Monday in Delhi's Patiala House Court against 63

11 October, 2018 8:24 AM Malaysia To Abolish Death Penalty, Says Minister

Malaysia's cabinet has agreed to abolish the death penalty, a senior minister said Thursday, in a decision hailed by rights groups. Capital punishment in Malaysia is currently mandatory for murder, kidnapping, possession of firearms and drug trafficking, among other crimes. The penalty is exclusively carried out by hanging in Malaysia -- a legacy of British 66

9 October, 2018 7:18 AM SEBI plans to merge NRI, portfolio investment scheme routes with FPIs

NRIs are currently allowed to invest in Indian markets directly and indirectly through multiple routes. A SEBI panel may suggest merging the non-resident Indians (NRI) portfolio investment schemes (PIS) routes with that of foreign portfolio investors (FPIs), which will help in establishing a uniform regime for all foreign portfolio investors, as per a report 63

4 October, 2018 1:07 PM Bhima-Koregaon case: Bail application filed for activist Sudha Bhardwaj in Pune Sessions Court

Sudha Bhardwaj is currently under house arrest following the Supreme Court's order. New Delhi: A bail application has been filed for activist Sudha Bhardwaj in Pune Sessions Court on Thursday. Bhardwaj is one of the five rights activists arrested in connection with Bhima-Koregaon case. She is currently under house arrest following the Supreme Court's 115

4 October, 2018 10:52 AM "No Place Safer Than Jail": Chief Justice On Delhi Journalist's Bail Request

Abhijit Iyer-Mitra was arrested after he allegedly made objectionable remarks about the Sun temple, Lord Jagannath and the "vulgar sculptures" in a video that he posted on Twitter Journalist-political commentator Abhijit Iyer-Mitra, who was arrested last month over alleged derogatory remarks on the Konark Sun temple and Odisha, did not get protection 53

26 September, 2018 8:27 AM SC dismisses plea challenging appointment of Justice Ranjan Gogoi as next CJI

SC said the petition challenging the appointment of Justice Ranjan Gogoi as CJI was "devoid of merits". NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a petition challenging the appointment of Justice Ranjan Gogoi as the next Chief Justice of India. The petition was filed by advocate RP Luthra seeking to quash Justice Gogoi's appointment. A bench 33

3 September, 2018 2:58 AM Rafale deal: Will move court when we get documents, says Kapil Sibal

Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal claimed the Narendra Modi government did not have answers in the Rafale fighter jet deal and his party would wait for getting the necessary documents before moving court on the matter. The Congress has been relentlessly attacking the NDA government over its deal with Dassault Aviation to buy 36 fighter aircraft, with the opposition 63

29 August, 2018 10:47 AM #MeTooUrbanNaxal Trends On Twitter After Activists Raided, Arrested

A day after multi-city raids at the homes of 10 activists over suspected Maoist links led to the arrests of five of them, #MeTooUrbanNaxal became the second-most popular Twitter trend. The Pune Police say that their investigation into the Koregaon Bhima violence led them to these activists. Their arrests were heavily criticised and described as "absolutely 88