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Tag: M J Akbar

MJ Akbar
Ramani Records Statement In Akbar Defamation Case

New Delhi: Journalist Priya Ramani on Saturday recorded her statement as a witness in a defamation plaint filed against her by former Union Minister M.J. Akbar. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal’s court is recording her statement. In her statement as a witness, Ramani said: “At 7 p.m. my friend Nilofer dropped me at Oberoi […]

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Priya Ramani's allegations not true: M.J. Akbar

New Delhi: Former Union Minister M.J. Akbar on Saturday told a Delhi court that sexual misconduct allegations levelled against him by journalist Priya Ramani were not true. During his cross-examination, the former Minister of State for External Affairs told Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal that he was not selective in filing a defamation suit […]

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M J Akbar case: Defamation charges framed against Priya Ramani

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Wednesday framed charges against journalist Priya Ramani in a defamation case filed by former Union Minister M.J. Akbar. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal framed the charges. As Ramani pleaded not guilty and claimed trial, the court listed the matter for May 4 for recording of evidences in the […]

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Akbar case: Court to decide on Ramani on Jan 29

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Tuesday said it will decide on January 29 whether to summon journalist Priya Ramani or not in the defamation case filed by former Union Minister M.J. Akbar. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal reserved the order after Akbar’s counsel and senior advocate Geeta Luthra and lawyer Sandeep Kapur concluded […]

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Akbar denies rape allegations, says relationship 'consensual'

New Delhi: Former Union Minister M.J. Akbar on Friday termed allegations of rape by US-based journalist Pallavi Gogoi a “lie” and claimed they had entered into a “consensual relationship”. Akbar in a statement to ANI said Gogoi’s November 2 article in the Washington Post had detailed “false allegations of rape and violence against me”. “I […]

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Ramani's allegations were defamatory, Akbar tells court

New Delhi: Former Minister M.J. Akbar on Wednesday told a Delhi court that journalist Priya Ramani’s allegations levelled against him were defamatory in nature. Akbar told Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal that the allegations were false and defamatory and in the process his reputation has been tarnished. The court recorded Akbar’s statement as a […]

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Delhi court to hear Akbar's defamation suit on Oct 31

New Delhi: A court here on Thursday admitted a criminal defamation suit filed by former Minister M.J. Akbar against journalist Priya Ramani, the first in a long list of female journalists to have accused him of sexual harassment. After taking cognisance of the defamation suit, the Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate at the Patiala House court […]

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Akbar files defamation case against woman journalist

New Delhi: Union Minister M.J. Akbar on Monday filed a criminal defamation complaint against a woman journalist, Priya Ramani, who had accused him of sexual harassment, alleging that “scandalous allegations” have been made to bring down his image in the society. Seeking her prosecution under Section 500 of the Indian Penal Code that provides for […]

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M J Akbar returns home, says there will be statement later

New Delhi: Union Minister M J Akbar returned here Sunday from a tour of Africa amid mounting demand for his resignation over allegations of sexual harassment by a number of women journalists in the last few days. The Minister of State for External Affairs evaded a barrage of questions from the media over the allegations […]

Allegations against Minister Akbar need to be verified: Shah

New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah has said that he was not in a position to comment on M.J. Akbar, who is facing multiple allegations of sexual misconduct, as the claims against the Union Minister needed to be “looked into”. “It’s difficult to comment on something that comes on a website. One can […]

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CPI-M demands Akbar's resignation

New Delhi: The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Thursday demanded the resignation of Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar over allegations of sexual assault against him by several female journalists. “Seven women journalists have come forward recounting their experience of sexual harassment and unacceptable behaviour from M.J. Akbar when he was the […]

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India fully committed to building South Asian University campus

New Delhi: India is committed to bearing the entire expenditure of Rs 2,500 crore to build the permanent campus of the South Asian University (SAU) here, Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar said on Monday. “India is fully committed to bear 100 per cent of the captive cost which has been budgeted at […]

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