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4 January, 2019 5:55 AM As Congress govt plans to review textbooks, row over Maharana Pratap in Rajasthan

As the new government plans to review school textbooks in Rajasthan, a war of words has erupted between the Congress and the BJP over Maharana Pratap. BJP legislator Vasudev Devnani said January 3 the ruling party wants "Congressisation" of text books and sought Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's views on the Rajput warrior. "The Congress has put the pride 97

28 December, 2018 11:34 AM Kader Khan Reportedly Hospitalised In Canada. 'Prayers And Dua,' Tweets Amitabh Bachchan

Kader Khan has reportedly been admitted to a hospital in Canada for breathlessness Megastar Amitabh Bachchan prayed for veteran actor Kader Khan's well-being and recovery on Friday, after several media reports stated that he has been admitted to a hospital in Canada for breathlessness. "Kader Khan, actor-writer of immense talent, lies ill in hospital 171

21 December, 2018 1:13 PM Shemaroo Announces ShemarooMe, a Streaming Service of Its Own

As streaming gains traction in India, one of India's biggest content acquisition and distribution companies Shemaroo is stepping into the ring itself. On Friday, it announced ShemarooMe, a streaming service slated for launch in the first quarter of 2019, with the vague promise of delivering “premium, engaging content to its consumers through user-friendly 75

12 December, 2018 3:44 PM Editor's Guild suspends memberships of MJ Akbar, Tarun Tejpal

The Editors Guild of India on December 12 suspended the memberships of former Union minister M J Akbar and ex-Tehelka editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal over allegations of sexual misconduct. The Guild had sought the views of its Executive Committee (EC) on what action should be taken against Akbar, a dormant member at present and one of its past presidents 61

7 December, 2018 12:23 PM Allegations Against MJ Akbar "A Jolt", Say Witnesses In Defamation Case

MJ Akbar was one of the most high profile people to be outed in India's #MeToo movement. He was accused of sexual misconduct by over 20 women. A Delhi court on Friday recorded the statements of two witnesses in the defamation case filed by MJ Akbar against his former colleague Priya Ramani, who had accused him of sexual misconduct. MJ Akbar's two former 112

17 November, 2018 7:45 AM MJ Akbar, Tarun Tejpal Included In Editor's Guild of India Member List

The Editor's Guild of India has released an updated list of members, which includes names of former Union Minister MJ Akbar and Tarun Tejpal, both of whom have been alleged of sexual misconduct by their women colleagues. Senior journalist Gautam Adhikari, who has also been accused of sexual harassment, is also on the list. This comes despite a number 75

4 November, 2018 9:40 PM "Why Isn't Your Name Raavan?": Yogi Adityanath Defends Allahabad Renaming

Yogi Adityanath said that most names in India are related to "Ram" and is widely used by scheduled castes. He also said that the name Ram "connects us with our glorious tradition." Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday defended renaming the city of Allahabad to Prayagraj by alluding to mythological villains. After a backlash over the name change 112

4 November, 2018 11:48 AM #MeToo: Uttarakhand BJP general secretary Sanjay Kumar sacked over sexual harassment charges

Sanjay Kumar, Uttarakhand BJP general secretary, has been accused of sexual harassment by a woman. DEHRADUN: After former Union Minister MJ Akbar, another senior-level BJP leader has been accused of sexual harassment by a woman following which the party has removed him from his post. According to ANI, the BJP central leadership on Sunday removed Sanjay 172

3 November, 2018 2:14 AM "Just Like Serial Abusers": Journalist On MJ Akbar's "Consensual" Remark

Over 20 former colleagues of MJ Akbar have called him out in the raging #MeToo movement The US-based journalist, who has accused MJ Akbar of raping her 23 years ago, corrected her former boss that a relationship based on coercion and abuse of power can't be consensual. "I stand by every word in my published account," she said about her allegation on the former 131

2 November, 2018 1:03 PM Editors Guild Statement On MJ Akbar's Membership

Editor's guild said in the statement that MJ Akbar's membership is dormant. The Editors Guild of India is tracking with great concern fresh, and serious allegations of sexual misconduct against former editor M.J. Akbar. He is a past president of the Guild, and continues to be a member. In accordance with the decision of the Guild's last EGM, as ratified 106