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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 45

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 83

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 63

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 95

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 147

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 108

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 91

31 October, 2018 7:13 AM M J Akbar appears before Delhi court to record his statement in defamation case filed against Priya Ramani

Former Union minister M J Akbar on Wednesday appeared before a Delhi court to record his statement in a criminal defamation case filed by him against journalist Priya Ramani. Ramani has accused Akbar of sexual misconduct around 20 years ago. Akbar appeared before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal and the recording of the statement 64

27 October, 2018 10:23 AM Those betrayed by Congress may soon start #MeToo campaign: Rajnath Singh

Rajnath Singh is chairing a Group of Ministers (GoM) constitured by the Centre to examine the existing legal and institutional frameworks for dealing with matters of sexual abuse amid the #MeToo campaign. NEW DELHI: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday hit out at turncoat leaders who are joining Congress saying that they may soon be betrayed 73

18 October, 2018 1:49 PM Not aware of any meeting between Sushma Swaraj, MJ Akbar on allegations against him: MEA

MJ Akbar attended official meetings on October 15 and 16 as the junior external affairs minister after returning from a trip abroad, the ministry said, in first comments on the issue. At a press conference, MEA Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar, replying to a question, said he was not aware of any specific meeting between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj 68