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31-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Priya Ramani's allegations were defamatory, Akbar tells court

Former Union Minister M.J. Akbar on Wednesday told a Delhi court that journalist Priya Ramani's allegations of sexual harassment levelled against him were defamatory in nature.Akbar told Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal that the allegations...

31-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Ramani's allegations were defamatory, Akbar tells court

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...

15-Oct-2018 New Delhi

M.J. Akbar files defamation case against woman journalist

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...

14-Oct-2018 New Delhi

M.J. Akbar calls charges wild and false, mum on quitting

Giving no indication of resigning from the government, Union Minister M.J. Akbar, who is facing charges of sexual harassment and wrongdoing by around a dozen women journalists, on Sunday called the allegations "false, wild and baseless" and vowed to take legal...

14-Oct-2018 New Delhi

M.J. Akbar calls charges 'baseless', to take legal action

Union Minister M.J. Akbar on Sunday described the allegations of sexual harassment against him as "false, baseless and wild" and said he will take appropriate legal action."Accusations without evidence have become a viral fever among some sections. Whatever...

14-Oct-2018 New Delhi

#MeToo : M.J. Akbar returns home, says will issue statement

Union Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar, accused of sexual harassment by several women journalists, returned to India on Sunday and said he will issue a statement over the allegations.Replying to a volley of questions from reporters gathered...

22-Mar-2018 New Delhi

Shared prosperity key to peace in Indo-Pacific region : M.J. Akbar

Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar on Thursday said that shared prosperity is the key to peace in the Indo-Pacific region, which has emerged as the most prominent source of prosperity in the world.Delivering the keynote address at a workshop on...

15-Dec-2017 Panaji

Only nationalism, nation-state can combat terrorism : M.J. Akbar

Only nationalism and the nation-state can ideologically combat terrorism, Minister of State for External Affairs MJ Akbar said on Friday.Speaking at the inaugural session of the India Ideas Conclave, which got underway here on Friday, he also contended that...

12-Oct-2017 Panaji

Freedom of thought and voice demands of 21st century: M.J. Akbar

The 21st century is controlled by popular will and demands freedom of thought and voice, Union Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar said on Thursday."The 21st century is becoming a century in which demand for freedom -- not only political, but...

17-Aug-2017 Accra

M.J. Akbar kicks off 'Namaskar Africa 2017' in Ghana

India has a different approach in its developmental relationship with other countries as it believes in sharing knowledge without any hidden agenda, Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar said at the opening of a two-day "Namaskar Africa 2017" India-West...

23-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Indian passports to be bilingual : Sushma Swaraj

Indian passports will henceforth be in both English and Hindi and 10 per cent discount will be given in passport fees to applicants below the age of eight and above 60, the government announced on Friday."From now on, all Indian passports will be in Hindi and...

09-Jun-2017 United Nations

Don't turn seas into areas of conflict : M.J. Akbar

Declaring the inviolable right of all countries to freedoms of overflights and navigation on high seas, Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar has said that seas should not be turned into areas of conflict."Secure and open sea lanes are critical for...

18-May-2017 Kolkata

India to double wealth in 10 years : M.J. Akbar

Union Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar on Thursday said India will double its wealth in 10 years and the process to achieve that has begun."It took 80 years from the rise of the first industrial revolution for Britain to double its wealth....

27-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Dara Shikoh was a child of India : M.J. Akbar

Dara Shikoh, the great grandson of Akbar, was a child of India, Minister of State for External Afffairs M.J. Akbar said here on Thursday.Inaugurating the "Dara Shikoh: Reclaiming Spiritual Legacy of India" event, organised by the Indian Council for Cultural...

10-Mar-2017 New Delhi

India, Africa need to jointly tackle terrorism : M.J. Akbar

India on Friday called for united action against terrorism and said the country shares this problem in common with the African continent."The principal security threat which exists in Africa and our region is terrorism," Minister of State for External Affairs...

25-Feb-2017 New Delhi

M.J. Akbar to visit Mali, Congo

To strengthen Indias bilateral relations with Mali and Congo, Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar will be visiting the two countries next week, an official said on Saturday.Akbar's visit to Mali will be from February 28 to March 4 March and...

28-Dec-2016 Kolkata

India committed to rediscover its past : M.J. Akbar

Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar on Wednesday said India is committed to rediscover its past and make it a "very essential" part of the world's future."I want to reinforce the commitment of our ministry, the ICCR and also the academics here and...

19-Dec-2016 New Delhi

M.J. Akbar meets Czech Foreign Minister

Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar on Monday held a meeting with visiting Foreign Minister of the Czech Republic Lubomír Zaorálek."In the closing weeks of 2016 diplomacy continues in Delhi. MoS @mjakbar holds talks with Czech FM Lubomír Zaorálek,"...

09-Dec-2016 New Delhi

SAARC going through teething problem : M.J. Akbar

Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar has said the South Asian University (SAU) is functioning better than SAARC -- its parent organisation."While SAARC is going through teething problem... South Asian University is functioning far more smoothly than...

09-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Time for India, China to become manufacturing hub again : M.J. Akbar

The time has come for India and China to regain the reputation of being a global manufacturing hub, Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar said on Friday.Speaking at the first ever "India-China Think-Tanks Forum: Towards a Closer India-China Developmental...

15-Nov-2016 New Delhi

“Hunar Haat” Inaugurated at India International Trade Fair 2016

The Minister of State for Power and Coal (Independent Charge) Piyush Goyal, the Minister of State for Minority Affairs (Independent Charge) and Parliamentary Affairs, Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi along with the Minister of State for External Affairs Shri M J...

07-Nov-2016 New Delhi

M.J. Akbar meets Palestinian leader

Ahead of the India-Palestine Joint Commission meeting, Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar on Monday met Saeb Erkat, Secretary General of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organisation."Expanding outreach in West Asia. MoS @mjakbar...

05-Oct-2016 Brussels

India to work on strengthening Afghanistan's economy: M.J. Akbar

India has underlined its commitment and desire to work with Afghanistan in maintaining peace, stability and progress in the country and the region.This message was conveyed by Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar on Tuesday evening at an event...

24-Sep-2016 United Nations

India, G4 partners reaffirm 'unwavering commitment' to UNSC reforms

The G4 nations, including India, at a meeting on the sidelines of the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly, have reaffirmed "unwavering commitment" to reforms in the UN Security Council (UNSC) reflecting the realities of the 21st century."The G4 Ministers...

23-Sep-2016 United Nations

Debate over rights should not impede development for poor : M.J. Akbar

Debate over rights must not impede development demanded by the hundreds of millions trapped in dire poverty who will not wait, M.J. Akbar, India's Minister of State for External Affairs, told the UN on Thursday."Sometimes we get lost in debate over civil, political,...

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