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    #MeToo: Takes courage to talk about it, says ‘Veere Di Wedding’ actress Shikha Talsania

    New Delhi: Actress Shikha Talsania, who featured in “Veere Di Wedding”, says she is glad to see women coming out and talking about their unsavoury experiences of sexual misconduct, harassment or assault. “I am so glad it’s happening right now and reached the scale that it has. It takes a lot of courage to talk about it,” Shikha told IANS when asked about her take on #MeToo movement in India. “I’m glad that

  • MeToo: Another woman journalist accuses MJ Akbar of sexual harassment

    Another woman journalist on Tuesday accused Union minister MJ Akbar for sexual harassment and misconduct, till now more than 12 women have accused MJ Akbar. The woman Tushita Patel, used to work with Akbar for the Deccan Chronicle, she revealed three incidents where Akbar tried to allegedly harass her and forcibly kiss her after calling her to discuss work.

  • #MeToo fallout: KWAN founder Anirban Blah asked to step down

    Mumbai: KWAN Entertainment founder Anirban Das Blah, a popular Bollywood celebrity manager, has been asked to step aside from his position in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations against him. Multiple accounts, as reported by a daily, indicated that Blah had made sexual advances towards women.

  • Shiv Sena hits out at Centre for not taking action against MJ Akbar

    Mumbai: People involved in misconduct towards women are in the Cabinet, Bharatiya Janata Party ally Shiv Sena said on Tuesday. Sena, without naming anyone, attacked at the Centre for not taking any action against Union minister M J Akbar, who is facing allegations of sexual harassment. Several women journalists have come out and accused Akbar, a former newspaper editor and now the Union minister of state for external affairs, of sexually harassing

  • Varun Grover pens open letter against sexual harassment charges, says ‘Revolutions can’t be unjust’

    Mumbai: Writer-lyricist Varun Grover has penned an open letter in response to an anonymous allegation of sexual harassment against him on Twitter, saying there is an ‘earnest need’ from his side to prove his innocence as he wants closure. Grover, who has been a vocal supporter of #MeToo movement, said the allegation against him has not only affected his mental health and professional life but also his ability

  • People need to stop taking things personally: Tanishaa Mukerji on online trolls

    New Delhi: Tanishaa Mukerji is showing her changed avatar on social media profile these days with photos flaunting her fit frame, but one such picture didn’t go down well with some social media users. The actress and soon-to-be-producer finds such comments funny as for her, trolls only reflect their “sad, depressed and negative” life. The daughter of veteran actress Tanuja and sister of actress Kajol, suggests people

  • Watch: Woman in Karnataka thrashes bank manager for allegedly demanding sexual favours to approve loan

    In a wake of #MeToo movement, a woman beat a bank manager in Karnataka’s Davanagere district for allegedly demanding sexual favours in return of sanctioning her loan. Getting angry at him, the woman starts beating up the man in public with a cane and later with her footwear. Then, when the manager takes the cane, the woman then kicks, punches and slaps him left, right and centre. The video of the same

  • MeToo way forward bumpy, long-winded

    The last two weeks in India have been jolted by allegations of sexual harassment, molestation, stalking and sexual assault levelled by women from various fields, especially in media, entertainment, and even IT companies against men in high and powerful positions. It is evident that neither Vishaka guidelines nor The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 (‘SHW Act’) were followed by the organisations, as most of the

  • BJP MLA Usha Thakur questions validity of MeToo accusations

    Indore (Madhya Pradesh): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Usha Thakur on Monday questioned the validity of accusations made as part of MeToo campaign, saying there is no point in levelling allegations years after ‘compromising on moral grounds for selfish gains’.

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