Friday , 19 October 2018

National News

Delhi court agrees to hear Akbar’s defamation complaint

NEW DELHI: A Delhi court Thursday agreed to hear the criminal defamation case filed by M J Akbar against journalist Priya Ramani, who has accused him of sexual harassment around 20 years ago, and will record the statement of the former Union minister on October 31. Please like & share: Read More »

Ex-MP’s son surrenders; sent to police custody

NEW DELHI: Ashish Pandey, a former BSP MP’s son who is accused of brandishing a pistol in the foyer of a five-star hotel here, surrendered before a Delhi court on Thursday and was remanded to one-day police custody. Please like & share: Read More »

Akbar resigns as minister over #MeToo allegations

PTI   NEW DELHI Minister of State for External Affairs M J Akbar stepped down Wednesday in the face of mounting pressure following a spate of allegations of sexual harassment against him by several women journalists, who welcomed his resignation as a “vindication”. The 67-year-old journalist-turned-politician’s sudden announcement to quit came a day ahead of hearing of a criminal defamation ... Read More »

Singer Shweta Pandit accuses Anu Malik of harassment

PTI   MUMBAI Singer Shweta Pandit Wednesday accused music composer Anu Malik of harassment when she was a minor. In a lengthy post on Twitter, the singer accused Malik of being a “paedophile and sexual predator”, saying he misbehaved with her when she was a greenhorn in the Hindi music industry. “It was the year 2000 when I was launched ... Read More »

Goa likely to witness thunderstorm

UNI PUNE Thunderstorm accompanied by lightning and gusty winds is very likely to occur at isolated places over south Konkan, Goa, south Madhya Maharashtra, coastal Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Rayalaseema, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala and Lakshadweep during the next 24 hours, predicted the India Meteorological Department in a bulletin here on Wednesday. The Met said that heavy rain is very likely ... Read More »

BSP may chart its own course in Rajasthan

PTI   JAIPUR The Bahujan Samaj Party is planning to contest all 200 assembly seats in Rajasthan, a party leader said amid plans by BSP chief Mayawati to hold rallies in different parts of the state. Earlier this month, Mayawati ruled out any alliance with the Congress in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh in the upcoming assembly polls. In Chhattisgarh, the ... Read More »