"Since I have made a decision to seek justice in a court of law in my personal capacity, I deem it appropriate to step down from office and challenge false accusations levelled against me, also in a personal capacity". He said that Ramani "began this campaign a year ago with a magazine article" but had not named him earlier "as she knew it was an incorrect story". The Vishakha Guidelines issued by the Honourable Supreme Court in 1997 and the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 ("POSH Act") have clearly laid down the steps to be taken to protect women at their workplaces.
The Minister of State for External Affairs has accused Ramani of "wilfully, deliberately, intentionally and maliciously" defaming him and has sought her prosecution under the penal provision on defamation. Yet a number of accused men have denied allegations in public statements or hit back at women for speaking out. "I look forward to the day when I will also get justice in court #metoo", Ramani tweeted.
Modi has remained silent as the accusations against Akbar have mounted, but the ruling Bharatiya Janata party's president, Amit Shah, and several female ministers have acknowledged the allegations and said they are being examined.
Responding to the allegations after returning to India from an official visit overseas, Akbar called the allegations "false and fabricated" and questioned their timing, hinting at a political campaign against him. His resignation has come two days after he filed a defamation case against one of the accused, Priya Ramani.
"The only office where I worked with her was that of The Asian Age".
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Virginia Tech has had its top performances this season when playing on the road against Atlantic Coast Conference opponents. The mistakes began on the first play of the game when Antonio Williams fumbled the ball away battling for extra yardage.
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Harry and Meghan were flourished with hugs and happy cheers as the kiddos excitedly met the royal couple . Meghan holds an umbrella as Prince Harry speaks to an outback community in a rare downpour.
Journalist Tushita Patel, writing in the news portal Scroll.in, has recounted her experience of working with Mr. Akbar in 1992 as a trainee with The Telegraph newspaper in Kolkata and later working as a senior sub-editor in the Deccan Chronicle in 1993 in Hyderabad. "I would prefer believing the latter, so here is something to refresh his memory", Wahab wrote.
Modi's Hindu nationalist government has said very little about the accusations against one of its members or about the upsurge in #MeToo allegations.
The opposition Congress had also been relatively muted in its criticism of the government over the allegations against Akbar.
"By ignoring this defining moment, and watching silently while a government minister sues a woman who has spoken out, your government is giving a regressive message: that the fundamental right to life, safety and dignity of a sizeable section of the workforce does not matter", it said.
Over the past week, lists of lawyers willing to work on sexual harassment cases pro bono have circulated on social media, and new allegations against men on social media have emerged.
The rest include seven members of the Basij force, a volunteer wing of the guard, as well as regular Iranian border guards. Armed Sunni Muslim separatist groups in eastern Iran have stepped up attacks against security targets in recent months.
Doroshov said at least nine other students received a cookie, and some ate them not knowing they were made with human ashes. In comments to the Bee , Davis Police Department spokesperson Lieutenant Paul Doroshov clarified the order of events.
A plane carrying Melania Trump was forced to land after a "haze of smoke" was spotted on board, according to USA media reports. Stephanie Grisham, the first lady's communications director, told CNN the incident was a " minor mechanical issue ".
A much-needed bye week arrives for the Oakland Raiders , who could use a reset after another disappointing loss . Retooling a roster midseason, four games under.500, doesn't exactly prove that Oakland isn't tossing its season.
For comparison, pathologists are on average 81pc accurate at detecting these cells when under time constraints. Google has invested enough money in artificial intelligence applications for health care.
England spinner Liam Dawson has been ruled out of the rest of the ODI series in Sri Lanka with a side strain. There is no guarantee the weather will have improved by the time the Test series starts on November 6.
Including bonuses, total earnings rose by 2.7% in the period, slightly above the poll's median forecast of 2.6%. The Consumer Prices Index figure surprised to economists who had been expecting inflation to fall to 2.6%.
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Wenger added that he wants to return to management in January, saying that he has received "enquiries from all over the world". He is not certain that he will return to club management, instead saying that he could manage a national team.
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An autopsy will be performed to determine whether the child died before being placed in the oven, authorities said. Police were called Monday night to a home on Martin Luther King Drive in the small city of Shaw, Williams said.
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Her swift response likely saved their lives, as the home was destroyed and debris was scattered throughout the neighborhood. Beersheba, which is some 30 miles from Gaza, is the biggest city in southern Israel, with a population of around 200,000.