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MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar addressing a media briefing in New Delhi on October 18.(ANI Photo/Twitter)

Not aware of any meeting between Sushma Swaraj, MJ Akbar on allegations against him: MEA

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON OCT 18, 2018 09:21 PM IST
MJ Akbar, a former journalist, stepped down Wednesday in the face of mounting pressure following a spate of allegations of sexual harassment against him by several women journalists
Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar(PTI File Photo)
Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar(PTI File Photo)

#MeToo: Prakash Javadekar says women should be treated well everywhere, not just at workplaces

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2018 12:12 AM IST
Javadekar, however, refused to comment on the resignation of his cabinet colleague MJ Akbar following a series of sexual harassment allegations against him.
Shatrughan Sinha does not mind working with Subhash Ghai even if he is proven guilty.(IANS)
Shatrughan Sinha does not mind working with Subhash Ghai even if he is proven guilty.(IANS)

MeToo: Shatrughan Sinha would work with Subhash Ghai even if proven guilty and punished for it

Indo Asian News Service, Mumbai | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2018 02:58 PM IST
Shatrughan Sinha has expressed that he would work with Subhash Ghai even if he is proven guilty and serves the punishment given to him.
Former union minister MJ Akbar has been accused of sexual harassment by several woman journalists.(HT file photo)
Former union minister MJ Akbar has been accused of sexual harassment by several woman journalists.(HT file photo)

Delhi court takes cognisance of defamation case filed by ex-minister MJ Akbar against journalist over MeToo allegation

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2018 06:04 PM IST
The former minister in his petition said journalsit Priya Ramani “intentionally put forward malicious, fabricated and salacious” allegations to harm the editor-turned-politician’s reputation.
Union minister M J Akbar resigned on Wednesday over sexual harassment allegations(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Union minister M J Akbar resigned on Wednesday over sexual harassment allegations(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Withdraw case against woman journalist: Editors Guild asks MJ Akbar

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2018 12:30 PM IST
Many women journalists have accused MJ Akbar, a former editor of The Asian Age newspaper, of inappropriate behaviour, joining the global #MeToo campaign.
BJP MP MJ Akbar had stepped down as the minister of state for external affairs after journalist Priya Ramani and a number of other women accused him of sexual harassment and inappropriate behaviour at various stages of his journalistic career.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
BJP MP MJ Akbar had stepped down as the minister of state for external affairs after journalist Priya Ramani and a number of other women accused him of sexual harassment and inappropriate behaviour at various stages of his journalistic career.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

MJ Akbar’s defamation case against journalist to be heard today

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2018 09:05 AM IST
The lawsuit said Priya Ramani “intentionally put forward malicious, fabricated and salacious” allegations to harm the editor-turned-politician’s reputation.
Union minister M J Akbar, who is facing allegations of sexual harassment by a number of women journalists, at his residence after his arrival from a foreign tour, in New Delhi on Sunday.(PTI Photo)
Union minister M J Akbar, who is facing allegations of sexual harassment by a number of women journalists, at his residence after his arrival from a foreign tour, in New Delhi on Sunday.(PTI Photo)

‘Deem it appropriate to step down’: Full text of MJ Akbar’s resignation

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2018 05:38 PM IST
MJ Akbar’s resignation came a day before a Delhi court is to take up the defamation case filed by Akbar against one of the journalists who accused him.
Minister of state for external affairs MJ Akbar resigned on Wednesday after facing charges of sexual misconduct.(HT file photo)
Minister of state for external affairs MJ Akbar resigned on Wednesday after facing charges of sexual misconduct.(HT file photo)

Union minister MJ Akbar resigns over #MeToo allegations; ‘vindicated’, says Priya Ramani

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2018 11:26 PM IST
MJ Akbar, accused by multiple women of sexual misconduct in a tidal wave of #MeToo stories shared on social media, has step down as union minister.
Many journalists from multiple media platforms have come forward with their stories of harassment against MJ Akbar under the social media campaign ‘#Metoo’ against sexual misconduct.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
Many journalists from multiple media platforms have come forward with their stories of harassment against MJ Akbar under the social media campaign ‘#Metoo’ against sexual misconduct.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)

17 journalists want Delhi’s Patiala Court to hear them in case against MJ Akbar

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2018 07:57 AM IST
The journalists have urged the court to hear their testimonies against MJ Akbar, claiming that some of them suffered sexual harassment by the minister and others have been a witness to it.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday waded into the controversy over allegations of sexual harassment against Union minister MJ Akbar and attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accusing him of not speaking up when ruling party lawmakers and ministers are involved in crimes against women.(PTI File Photo)
Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday waded into the controversy over allegations of sexual harassment against Union minister MJ Akbar and attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accusing him of not speaking up when ruling party lawmakers and ministers are involved in crimes against women.(PTI File Photo)

In veiled reference to MJ Akbar’s MeToo row, Rahul Gandhi targets PM Modi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2018 08:50 PM IST
Gandhi is on a two-day tour of Madhya Pradesh where Assembly polls are scheduled to take place on November 28.
Policemen walk past the under construction ‘Statue of Unity’ portraying Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, one of the founding fathers of India, in Kavadia, Gujarat.(Reuters)
Policemen walk past the under construction ‘Statue of Unity’ portraying Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, one of the founding fathers of India, in Kavadia, Gujarat.(Reuters)

Patel’s order banning RSS should be displayed at base of Statue of Unity: Congress

Pune | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON OCT 16, 2018 12:02 PM IST
Congress leader Anand Sharma raised several issues targeting the BJP, including the Rafale deal, NSA Ajit Doval heading the new Strategic Policy Group and the allegations of sexual harassment against MJ Akbar.
Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati on Monday demanded action against Union minister MJ Akbar, who is accused by various women of sexually harassing them in his media career (File photo)(PTI)
Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati on Monday demanded action against Union minister MJ Akbar, who is accused by various women of sexually harassing them in his media career (File photo)(PTI)

Mayawati supports MeToo Movement, demands action against MJ Akbar

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2018 06:13 PM IST
The #MeToo Movement has provided a platform and courage to the working women in various fields to raise their voice against sexual exploitation and misconduct but the BJP are acting as mute spectators to it, Mayawati said.
Minister of state for External Affairs, MJ Akbar in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Minister of state for External Affairs, MJ Akbar in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

MJ Akbar has given his version, says BJP after minister rejects sexual harassment allegations

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2018 03:17 PM IST
Minister of state of External Affairs MJ Akbar had Sunday rejected the allegations as “false, fabricated and deeply distressing” and said he was taking appropriate legal action against the accusers
Union minister MJ Akbar(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Union minister MJ Akbar(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

MJ Akbar files case against journalist who accused him of sexual harassment

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2018 11:52 PM IST
Junior foreign minister MJ Akbar has rejected the allegations as “false and fabricated”.
Allegation of sexual misconduct by over half a dozen women journalists who had worked with MJ Akbar when he was an editor sparked a firestorm.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
Allegation of sexual misconduct by over half a dozen women journalists who had worked with MJ Akbar when he was an editor sparked a firestorm.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)

Political storm after MJ Akbar refuses to resign, rejects sexual harassment allegations

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2018 11:37 AM IST
In a statement released hours after he returned to India from an official trip, MJ Akbar described the charges as politically motivated, “false and fabricated, spiced up by innuendo and malice”, and said he would take legal action.
(ANI Photo)
(ANI Photo)

‘Lies do not have legs:’ Full text of MJ Akbar’s statement on Me Too allegations

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2018 05:14 PM IST
Many female journalists have accused MJ Akbar of sexual harassment and inappropriate behaviour at various stages of his career in media.
Minister MJ Akbar arrived in the national capital on Sunday morning after a tour of Africa.(HT File Photo)
Minister MJ Akbar arrived in the national capital on Sunday morning after a tour of Africa.(HT File Photo)

MJ Akbar rejects sexual harassment allegations as ‘false’, threatens legal action

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2018 09:20 PM IST
Allegation of sexual misconduct by over half a dozen women journalists who had worked with MJ Akbar when he was an editor sparked a firestorm.
Senior Congress leader Anand Sharma(PTI File Photo)
Senior Congress leader Anand Sharma(PTI File Photo)

Break silence over MJ Akbar, Congress tells PM Modi

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2018 03:29 PM IST
Congress leader Anand Sharma said it was the Prime Minister’s Constitutional and moral duty to speak.
Minister of state MJ Akbar(HT File Photo)
Minister of state MJ Akbar(HT File Photo)

MJ Akbar back in India, to issue statement on sexual harassment allegations

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2018 01:54 PM IST
In the last few days, several women journalists have accused MJ Akbar of sexual misconduct.
Amit Shah has said that he was not in a position to comment on MJ Akbar, who is facing multiple allegations of sexual misconduct.(HT File Photo)
Amit Shah has said that he was not in a position to comment on MJ Akbar, who is facing multiple allegations of sexual misconduct.(HT File Photo)

Can put anything on website, allegations against minister MJ Akbar need to be verified, says Amit Shah

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2018 05:55 PM IST
More than half a dozen women journalists have accused MJ Akbar of sexual harassment and inappropriate behaviour at various stages of his journalistic career, during which he launched and edited several newspapers.
Amid the ongoing #MeToo campaign, Union minister Smriti Irani said in Indore on Friday that the country has very strict laws in place to protect women, who can approach police and the courts to get justice.(HT File Photo)
Amid the ongoing #MeToo campaign, Union minister Smriti Irani said in Indore on Friday that the country has very strict laws in place to protect women, who can approach police and the courts to get justice.(HT File Photo)

India has police, tough laws to protect women, says Union minister Smriti Irani

Indore (MP) | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON OCT 13, 2018 07:53 AM IST
The Union minister Smriti Irani was replying to a question about the #MeToo movement at a program organised by the BJP to mark birth centenary of its stalwart Rajmata Vijaya Raje Scindia.
MJ Akbar is expected back on Saturday or early on Sunday, people familiar with the matter said.(HT Photo)
MJ Akbar is expected back on Saturday or early on Sunday, people familiar with the matter said.(HT Photo)

BJP silent among growing calls for minister MJ Akbar’s resignation

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2018 07:50 AM IST
Both the Congress and the Communist Party of India (Marxist) have demanded that the government remove MJ Akbar from his position after the allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced
Union minister Smriti Irani speaks to journalists on Thursday.(ANI/Twitter)
Union minister Smriti Irani speaks to journalists on Thursday.(ANI/Twitter)

‘Gentleman would be better positioned to speak’: Smriti Irani on harassment charges against MJ Akbar

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON OCT 11, 2018 05:30 PM IST
Union minister Smriti Irani lent her support to the women who have come out to speak of harassment as part of the #MeToo movement in India. She, however, declined to speak on charges against junior foreign minister MJ Akbar.
Smriti Irani on Thursday lent her support to the women who have come out to speak of harassment as part of the #MeToo movement in India.(PTI)
Smriti Irani on Thursday lent her support to the women who have come out to speak of harassment as part of the #MeToo movement in India.(PTI)

It is for MJ Akbar to issue statement: Smriti Irani on harassment charges

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2018 05:56 PM IST
Union Minister Smriti Irani is the first minister in the BJP-led coalition government to have spoken up on sexual harassment allegations against MJ Akbar. Maneka Gandhi had earlier also spoken in support of the #MeToo movement.
Since 2013, the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act has been in force.(HT file photo)
Since 2013, the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act has been in force.(HT file photo)

#MeToo juggernaut is rolling; some gains are visible

Hindustan Times | By Smruti Koppikar
PUBLISHED ON OCT 11, 2018 12:32 AM IST
Only when voices like those of Dutta rose above the collective silence and were joined in by others that the law was taken seriously
The Congress said MJ Akbar should either offer a satisfactory explanation or resign immediately.(PTI/File Photo)
The Congress said MJ Akbar should either offer a satisfactory explanation or resign immediately.(PTI/File Photo)

Congress demands resignation of MJ Akbar over sexual harassment charges

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON OCT 10, 2018 11:30 PM IST
The Congress on Wednesday demanded the resignation of union minister MJ Akbar in view of the sexual harassment charges against him. The main opposition party also sought an independent probe into the charges against the former editor.
Indian shuttler PV Sindhu in action against Thailand's N Jindapol during women's singles quarterfinal badminton match at the 18th Asian Games 2018, in Jakarta on Sunday, Aug 26, 2018.(PTI)
Indian shuttler PV Sindhu in action against Thailand's N Jindapol during women's singles quarterfinal badminton match at the 18th Asian Games 2018, in Jakarta on Sunday, Aug 26, 2018.(PTI)

Sindhu too comes out in support of MeToo movement

New Delhi | By PTI
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2018 07:15 PM IST
Asked if she was aware of any such incident in sports, Sindhu replied,”I don’t know about seniors and coaches. As far as I am concerned, I have been on sports circuit for years and it has been good and fine with me.”
The Congress asked former Editor and Union Minister MJ Akbar to either come clean in the wake of sexual harassment charges against him or step down as a Minister(PTI)
The Congress asked former Editor and Union Minister MJ Akbar to either come clean in the wake of sexual harassment charges against him or step down as a Minister(PTI)

Congress says MJ Akbar, accused of harassment, should respond or resign

Indo Asian News Service, New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2018 04:25 PM IST
The Congress also targeted External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj for her silence on the issue.
Minister of state for external affairs MJ Akbar.(PTI File Photo)
Minister of state for external affairs MJ Akbar.(PTI File Photo)

On allegations against minister MJ Akbar, Congress says ‘silence not a way out’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2018 09:55 PM IST
Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari said the minister concerned needs to speak up and the matter should be investigated.
(FILES) This file photo taken on July 10, 2008 shows a Chinese soldier (L) gesturing next to an Indian soldier at the Nathu La border crossing between India and China in India's northeastern Sikkim state.(AFP)
(FILES) This file photo taken on July 10, 2008 shows a Chinese soldier (L) gesturing next to an Indian soldier at the Nathu La border crossing between India and China in India's northeastern Sikkim state.(AFP)

Rahul Gandhi’s response to Doklam showed this is not India of 60s: MJ Akbar

Panaji | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2018 11:41 PM IST
Union minister M J Akbar on Saturday said the handling of the Doklam crisis showed that “we are no longer India of the 1960s” and those criticising the government over it have “no IQ sense” about governance
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