CARTOONS

  • Traffic Police's jibe at Gadkari, poster shows him on scooter with helmet flying off January 16, 2015

    Raigarh: Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari's gaffe of not wearing a helmet while riding a scooter has came back in a humourous way in Raigarh district in Chhattisgarh. A traffic police poster issued by the police has a cartoon of the Union Minister riding a scooter, with the helmet flying...
  • Arson attack on German newspaper for reprinting Charlie Hebdo cartoons January 11, 2015

    Berlin: An arson attack took place on Sunday on a German newspaper in the northern port city of Hamburg that reprinted Prophet Mohammed cartoons from the French satirical paper Charlie Hebdo, police said. With security services on high alert after a killing spree in Paris by Islamic extremists, police in Hamburg...
  • Paris shooting: Kouachi brothers' journey to jihad January 11, 2015

    What drove the two orphaned Kouachi brothers to execute the massacare at the Charlie Hebdo office? The brothers are the exact kind of jihadis western intelligence fears. ...
  • More than 700,000 rally in France after Islamist attacks January 11, 2015

    Paris: More than 700,000 people on Saturday took to streets across France in tribute to the 17 people killed in three days of violence by Islamist extremists, the interior minister said. From Nice and Marseilles in the south to Besancon in the east and Lille in the north, people poured onto...
  • Paris: New audio clip emerges of terrorist Amedy Coulibaly defending his act January 11, 2015

    A new recording of terrorist Amedy Coulibaly who was killed in this weeks siege has now emerged where he tried to justify himself to his hostages he held captive at a grocery store in Paris. Coulibaly can be heard saying his attack was revenge for the French military attacking Muslims...
  • Sleeper cell awakes France's worst fears in 3 days of terror January 11, 2015

    Paris: Blood-curdling, al-Qaida-inspired murder that tore at the heart of the nation which raised him wasn't ghoulish enough for Cherif Kouachi. His body, felled by elite soldiers' bullets and stun grenades, wasn't yet cold when he also came back from the dead. Kouachi had picked up the phone when a reporter...
  • Suspect hunted over Paris attacks left France last week: Sources January 11, 2015

    Paris: A woman hunted by French police as a suspect in the attacks on a satirical paper and Jewish supermarket in Paris left France several day before the killings and is believed to be in Syria, Turkish and French sources said on Saturday. After killing the gunmen behind the worst assault...
  • Danish newspaper says won't print Prophet cartoons January 10, 2015

    Copenhagen: Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten, which angered Muslims by publishing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad 10 years ago, will not republish Charlie Hebdo's cartoons due to security concerns, the only major Danish newspaper not to do so. "It shows that violence works," the newspaper stated in its editorial on Friday. Denmark's other major...
  • Paris makes Charlie Hebdo "honorary citizen", support pours in Paris January 10, 2015

    Paris: Paris made the Charlie Hebdo journal an honorary citizen and the creator of Asterix offered to draw for it on Friday as support poured in for the satirical weekly decimated by Islamist gunmen for mocking Prophet Mohammad. French Culture Minister Fleur Pellerin said the government was ready to grant the...
  • French siege ends as Charlie Hebdo suspects killed; 4 hostages also dead, others freed January 9, 2015

    PARIS: The siege in Paris ended as two brothers suspected for shooting 12 people at the offices of satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo were killed on Friday in a police assault on the print works north of Paris where they had been holed up with a hostage. While four hostages were...
  • Cartoon of the day: BSP leader Yakub Qureshi who announced Rs 51 crore reward for Paris attackers, booked January 9, 2015

    Uttar Pradesh Police is conducting raids to arrest Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Yakub Qureshi who had praised and announced Rs 51 crore reward for the gunmen who attacked Charlie Hebdo's Paris office. ...
  • World defends freedom of expression, rallies held with people holding pens in hand January 8, 2015

    From Berlin to Bangkok, tens of thousands took a stand against living in fear, as rallies defended the freedom of expression and honored the victims of a Paris newspaper attack. Viewing the Paris killings as a cold-blooded assault on democracy, people from all walks of life - journalists and police officers,...
  • Charlie Hebdo shooting: France hunts for two brother suspects; nation mourns their victims January 8, 2015

    Paris: Scattered gunfire and explosions shook France on Thursday as its frightened yet defiant citizens held a day of mourning for 12 people slain at a Paris newspaper. French police hunted down the two heavily-armed brothers suspected in the massacre to make sure they do not strike again. French President Francois...
  • Timeline: Major security incidents in France January 7, 2015

    Paris: Gunmen stormed the Paris offices of the weekly satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, renowned for lampooning radical Islam, killing at least 12 people, including two police officers in the worst militant attack on French soil in recent decades. Here is a timeline of some major security incidents over the last 40...
  • Attacked French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo often lambasted religion, especially Islam January 7, 2015

    Paris: Charlie Hebdo, the French satirical newspaper that was victim of a bloody attack on Wednesday claiming at least 12 lives, has never pulled its punches when it came to lambasting religion, especially radical Islam. From publishing the Danish cartoons of Mohammad that sparked Middle East riots in 2005 to renaming...
  • Danish newspaper boosts security after Paris attack January 7, 2015

    Copenhagen: Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten, which angered Muslims by publishing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad 10 years ago, has stepped up security after Wednesday's attack on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris. Jyllands-Posten published 12 cartoons by various artists in September 2005, most of which depict the Prophet Mohammad. It sparked...
  • Cartoon of the day: Dhoni retires from Test cricket December 30, 2014

    Mahendra Singh Dhoni, India's most successful Test captain, has decided to call time on his Test career with immediate effect in the wake of India's series defeat against Australia. ...
  • Cartoon of the day: 'Good Governance Day' December 25, 2014

    The Narendra Modi government on Thursday celebrated the 90th birthday of Bharatiya Janata Party veteran and former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee as Good Governance Day. ...
  • Cartoon of the day: J&K witnesses record 70 per cent voter turnout in first phase of polls November 25, 2014

    The first phase of Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir recorded 70 per cent polling despite the boycott call given by separatist leaders. ...
  • Cartoon of the day: Mamata's TMC heads to Parliament with 'scam tainted' MPs November 23, 2014

    Mamata Banerjee is having a hard time defending her Trinamool Congress leaders who are under CBI scanner in connection with the Saradha scam. Her party skipped the all-party meet called ahead of Winter Session. It is to be seen what role the party plays in getting key bills passed in...
  • Cartoon of the day: SP chief Mulayam Singh's 76th birthday November 21, 2014

    As Samajwadi Party gears up for grand celebration of party president Mulayam Singh Yadav, here is what cartoonist Neelabh has to show. ...
  • Cartoon of the day: Rahul remembers his grandmother Indira Gandhi on her 97th birth anniversary November 19, 2014

    On the 97th birthday birth anniversary of former prime minister Indira Gandhi, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi pays tribute to her. ...
  • Mickey Mouse turns 86, takes ride on bus November 18, 2014

    Celebrated cartoon character Mickey Mouse turned 86 on Tuesday. The cartoon character is set to don an Indian avatar in an animation short video which has a India setting. ...
  • Cartoon of the day: Narendra Modi expands his ministry November 9, 2014

    As Prime Minister Narendra Modi inducts new faces in Union Council of Ministers, here is cartoonist Neelabh's take on the political development....
  • Watch: India's leading cartoonist Neelabh live with his election toons October 17, 2014

    First time on Indian television, as the verdict unfolds India's leading cartoonist Neelabh will be live with his toons. This shall be a new stroke in election coverage. ...
  • Cartoon of the day: Shashi Tharoor no more Congress spokesperson October 13, 2014

    Congress's Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor paid a heavy price for praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Tharoor was removed as Congress spokesperson on Monday following a recommendation by the party's disciplinary committee based on demand by the Kerala unit. Cartoon by Neelabh Banerjee. ...
  • NYT apologises for offensive cartoon on India's Mars mission October 6, 2014

    New York: Days after The New York Times published an offensive cartoon mocking India's successful Mars mission, the leading US daily today apologised following readers' complaints. The cartoon showed a farmer with a cow knocking at the door of a room marked 'Elite Space Club' where two men sit reading...
  • National Cartoon Museum thrown open for visitors August 1, 2014

    Kayamkulam: The National Cartoon Museum and Art Gallery, set up as a tribute to doyen of Indian political cartooning Shankar at his hometown here, has been opened for visitors. The memorial was inaugurated by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy at a function here last evening and was attended, among others, by...
  • Loved for three generations, Hello Kitty prepares to celebrate her 40th birthday! It can 'face the future' says its designer defending the cat against new rivals July 18, 2014

    Hong Kong: The flamboyant designer of Japanese cartoon and global megabrand Hello Kitty defended the cute cat against new rivals Thursday as the character prepares to celebrate her 40th birthday. Speaking on the sidelines of the Hong Kong Book Fair, Yuko Yamaguchi took the concept of life imitating art to another...
  • UK kids' TV star Rolf Harris jailed for child abuse July 5, 2014

    Reuters: Veteran entertainer Rolf Harris, a household name in his native Australia and adopted home Britain, was jailed for almost six years on Friday for repeatedly abusing young girls during decades as a beloved host of children's television. Handing down the sentence, Judge Nigel Sweeney said the 84yearold host of shows...