• Thu, Oct 18, 2018
  • A court here on Thursday admitted a criminal defamation suit filed by former Minister MJ Akbar against journalist Priya Ramani, the first in a long list of female journalists to have accused him of...
    #MeToo: Delhi court to hear MJ Akbar's defamation suit on October 31
    After taking cognisance of the defamation suit, the Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate at the Patiala House court listed the matter for October 31 when the statements of the plaintiff and his witnesses would be recorded. Akbar, through his counsel, told the court that Ramani's defamatory statements had damaged his image, lowering his esteem in the eyes of the public. The BJP leader is facing a long string of sexual harassment accusations from women journalists who worked with him at several publications that he edited at various stages of his journalistic career.  Akbar has denied the charges as false, wild and baseless . Akbar, in his plaint, said that it was apparent that the false narrative against him was being circulated in a motivated manner and for the fulfillment of an agenda. He resigned as Minister of State for External...
  • Oil companies cut petrol, diesel prices after 13 days Oil companies cut petrol, diesel prices after 13 days

    Petrol and diesel prices on Thursday were reduced for the first time in over two months because of a drop in the cost of production, according to state-owned oil firms.

  • Kerala remains tense on 2nd day of Sabarimala season Kerala remains tense on 2nd day of Sabarimala season

    Tension prevailed on Thursday a day after the opening of the short five-day pilgrimage season as the state observed a shutdown against the alleged police attack on protesters even as a senior member...

  • Re-verification of mobile subscribers' KYC not mandatory post Aadhaar verdict Re-verification of mobile subscribers' KYC not mandatory post Aadhaar verdict

    Updated: Oct, 18, 201803:29 PM

    The joint statement from the DoT and UIDAI said, the Supreme Court has prohibited issue of new SIM cards through Aadhaar eKYC authentication process and there is no direction to deactivate the old...

  • Truck hits Delhi-bound Rajdhani Express, 2 coaches derail Truck hits Delhi-bound Rajdhani Express, 2 coaches derail

    Passengers of the Delhi-bound Rajdhani Express had a miraculous escape on Wednesday when two of its coaches derailed after being hit by a truck at a manned level crossing near Thandla in Madhya...

  • Ex-BSP MP's son who brandished gun at 5-star hotel surrenders before Delhi court Ex-BSP MP's son who brandished gun at 5-star hotel surrenders before Delhi court

    Former BSP MP's son, who had threatened a man with a gun at a luxury hotel here, surrendered on Thursday in a city court a day after a non-bailable warrant (NBW) was issued against him

  • Militant involved in attack on police party killed Militant involved in attack on police party killed

    Three police personnel, including Deputy Superintendent of Police Zafar Mehdi, were injured in the attack.

  • Bhagwat demands law for Ram temple construction in Ayodhya Bhagwat demands law for Ram temple construction in Ayodhya

    There is an obvious game plan of a few elements to stall the judgement by presenting various newer interventions in the judicial process, he said, adding that it is nobody's interest to test the...

  • Sabarimala row: Devotees force woman journalist to turn back Sabarimala row: Devotees force woman journalist to turn back

    The journalist accompanied by her male colleague, a foreigner, descended the hills from Marakkoottam area in the face of mounting protest by Ayyappa devotees.

  • #MeToo: Hearing on MJ Akbar's defamation plea against woman journalist to commence today #MeToo: Hearing on MJ Akbar's defamation plea against woman journalist to commence today

    Updated: Oct, 18, 201809:34 AM

    MJ Akbar's criminal defamation complaint against journalist Priya Ramani, who has accused him of sexual misconduct around 20 years ago, is scheduled to come up for hearing today in the Patiala House...