Innocent

  • Another actor sues Google over 'Innocence of Muslims' movie trailer 4 days ago

    A second actor has sued Google over a movie trailer called Innocence of Muslims that mocked the Prophet Mohammad and led to riots in 2012, six months after a US appeals court ruled for another actor and ordered the film taken off YouTube. Gaylord Flynn said he has received death threats...
  • Apple offers users option to delete free U2 album following complaints 4 days ago

    San Francisco: Apple on Monday began helping people boot U2 off their iTunes accounts after a cacophony of complaints about not wanting the automatically downloaded free album by the Irish rock band. U2 performed at the close of an Apple event last week marked by the unveiling of new large-screen iPhones,...
  • Apple releases U2's new album 'Songs of Innocence' for free on iTunes September 10, 2014

    Los Angeles: Veteran Irish rockers U2 pulled off a surprise at Apple's event to launch new products on Tuesday, making its latest album available for free on Apple's iTunes online store. The Grammy Award-winning band performed at the Cupertino, California event, at which Apple unveiled two new iPhones, a smart watch...
  • Politician-humourist Innocent's cancer ward memoir now a part of Kerala state syllabus textbook June 14, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: After winning the Lok Sabha polls as an LDF-independent, actor and humourist Innocent has earned another credit with Kerala Government including in an school textbook excerpts from the memoir he penned when he underwent treatment for cancer. Innocent, who survived cancer just a few months before he plunged into the...
  • Will Innocent be able to change the fortunes of Malayalee actors in politics? April 6, 2014

    Chalakudy: If huge crowds are anything to go by, then veteran Malayalee actor Innocent could be a front-runner in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Innocent is the Independent candidate from Chalakudy, supported by the Left. The actor-turned-politician has been inspired by his recent battle with cancer, to work for the...
  • LS polls: Innocent, Annadurai, Kamaraj, Swami Vivekanand in the fray March 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The candidates with peculiar names contest in the Lok Sabha elections from across India every time. But, their number is more in Southern and North Eastern states. The CPM candidate from Chalakkudy is Innocent. He is neither innocent, nor unknown in Kerala. Innocent is a famous film actor in...
  • US court orders Google to remove anti-Islamic film 'Innocence of Muslims' from YouTube February 27, 2014

    San Francisco: A US appeals court on Wednesday ordered Google to remove from its YouTube video-sharing website an anti-Islamic film that had sparked protests across the Muslim world. By a 2-1 vote, a panel of the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Google's assertion that the removal of the film...
  • Response to 'Punyalan Agarbathis' is encouraging: Ranjith Sankar December 6, 2013

    Kozhikode: The response to the Malayalam movie 'Punyalan Agarbathis' has been very encouraging in the state, the film's director and producer Ranjith Sankar said today. The film deals with the story of a Thrissur-based entrepreneur Joy Thakkolkaran, enacted by actor Jayasurya, who conceives the idea of making...
  • The Sea Of Innocence by Kishwar Desai is un-put-down-able August 1, 2013

    The Sea Of Innocence came in the mail one day. I didn't remember agreeing to review it or the author/publisher (Simon & Schuster India) writing to me. But, the cover and the blurb of the book intrigued me and I thought, I will definitely read it but let me first...
  • Bangladesh lifts ban on YouTube June 5, 2013

    Dhaka: Bangladesh on Wednesday lifted a ban on popular video sharing website YouTube, eight months after it was imposed to prevent the viewing of an anti-Islam film which had sparked worldwide protests. "The ban has been lifted," a spokesman of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) Sunil Kanti Bose said. Talking to state-run...
  • Bijapur encounter: Govt concedes innocent villagers died in gunbattle May 21, 2013

    Over 48 hours since the Bijapur encounter, the government has conceded that those killed were innocent villagers, not Naxals. One COBRA personnel and seven villagers were killed in an encounter at Ehadsameta village of Bijapur district in Chhattisgarh late Friday night. CRPF and state police involved in the operation had...
  • Attitude towards women in India needs to be changed: Kishwar desai April 26, 2013

    Goa, south India. A beautiful holiday hideaway where hippies and backpackers while away the hours. But beneath the clear blue skies lies a dirty secret. Simran Singh is desperate for a break and some time away from her busy job as a social worker-come-crime investigator. And so the unspoilt idyll...
  • Kishwar Desai's 4th book 'Age of Innocence' on crimes against women April 25, 2013

    Author Kishwar Desai has released a book which reflects the increasing crimes against women in the country. CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose was part of the panel discussion at the launch. ...
  • Government blocked 254 URLs in 2013 March 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Government has blocked a total of 254 URLs (web addresses) or uniform resource locators in 2013, Parliament was informed on Wednesday. Of the total URLs blocked, 60 URLs were of sites hosting videos of the film Innocence of Muslims and 194 URLs were blocked in compliance of court...
  • Kerala CM visits actor Innocent on his birthday March 3, 2013

    Innocent got a surprise visit from Kerela Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on his birthday at his home in Irinjalakuda, Trichur. Innocent, who turned 65 Thursday, is under treatment for throat cancer. Chandy was traveling when he came to know about Innocent's birthday and decided to drop in at the actor's place. Innocent...
  • Pakistan to continue ban on YouTube February 14, 2013

    Islamabad: Five months after YouTube was banned in Pakistan for hosting clips from a controversial anti-Islam film, authorities have said there are no plans to remove restrictions on the popular video-sharing website in the immediate future. The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority informed a Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology on Wednesday...
  • US judge refuses to order anti-Islam film off YouTube December 1, 2012

    Los Angeles: An actress who said she was duped into appearing in an anti-Islam film that stoked violent protests against the United States across the Muslim world on Friday lost her second legal bid to force the video off of YouTube. Denying a request by actress Cindy Lee Garcia for...
  • Moscow court declares anti-Islam US film extremist October 3, 2012

    Moscow: A Moscow court Monday declared as extremist the anti-Islam US film 'Innocence of Muslims'. The announcement by Moscow's Tverskoi Court came as the latest in a series of legal moves against the controversial movie in Russia. The judge noted that anyone dissatisfied with the verdict will have the opportunity to...
  • Pak: Men charged with blasphemy for damaging temple September 30, 2012

    Islamabad: A group of Muslim men who damaged a temple and attacked homes of Hindus during a recent protest in Karachi against an anti-Islam film have been charged under Pakistan's harsh blasphemy law, a media report said on Sunday. Nine men, including Maulvi Habibur Rehman and his accomplices, have been...
  • At UN, Muslim world questions Western freedom of speech September 29, 2012

    United Nations: Muslim leaders were in unison at the United Nations this week arguing that the West was hiding behind its defense of freedom of speech and ignoring cultural sensitivities in the aftermath of anti-Islam slurs that have raised fears of a widening East-West cultural divide. A video made in California...
  • US: 'Anti-Islam' film director held in Los Angeles September 28, 2012

    Los Angeles: The California man behind a crudely produced anti-Islamic video posted to YouTube that has inflamed parts of the Middle East was arrested for violating terms of his probation, authorities said on Thursday. Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, 55, was convicted in 2010 for federal check and sentenced to 21 months in...
  • Anti-Islam film: Pak court orders to lodge case against PTA September 28, 2012

    Lahore: A court in Lahore on Thursday ordered police to register a criminal case against the chairman of the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority and the heads of Google and YouTube over the anti-Islam film 'Innocence of Muslims'. Additional District and Sessions Judge Abdus Sattar Langa further directed officials of Islampura police station...
  • Watch: Rally against 'anti-Islam' film turns violent in Kolkata September 27, 2012

    An anti-US rally called in by a Muslim group in Kolkata against the 'anti-Islam' film turned violent as protesters tried to break through police barricades and enter the American Centre. The police, however, managed to pacify the crowd and bring them under control, thus preventing any untoward incident, said sources. The film,...
  • Kolkata: Rally against 'anti-Islam' film turns violent September 27, 2012

    Kolkata: An anti-US rally called in by a Muslim group in Kolkata against the 'anti-Islam' film turned violent as protesters tried to break through police barricades and enter the American Centre. The police, however, managed to pacify the crowd and bring them under control, thus preventing any untoward incident, said sources. The...
  • Brazilian court asks YouTube to remove 'anti-Islam' film September 27, 2012

    Rio De Janeiro: A court in Brazil said it has ordered YouTube to remove clips of the movie that has touched off deadly protests across the Muslim world, the latest in a spate of court-ordered content-removal cases against the video-sharing site in Rio De Janeiro. Sao Paulo-based judge Gilson Delgado Miranda...
  • Malayalam Review: 'Husbands In Goa' aims at fun September 25, 2012

    No brainy entertainer here in Saji Surendran's 'Husbands in Goa'. Just think of the title, watch the posters and get ready with a story before you land up in the cinema halls. For your kind surprise or lack of it, you will find the makers sincerely following your plot without...
  • Obama to address UN today, may speak on 'anti-Islam' film September 25, 2012

    Addressing the UN General Assembly on its 67th annual session, the US President is likely to express his views on the repercussions of the film that allegedly mocks Prophet Mohammed. ...
  • Bounty on US film director not official policy: Pak September 24, 2012

    Islamabad: The Pakistan government today made it clear that one of its minister's offer of a bounty of USD 100,000 for the maker of an anti-Islam film did not represent official policy but did not say whether any action would be taken against him. Foreign Office spokesman Moazzam Khan said Railway...
  • Bombay HC to hear plea against 'anti-Islam' film September 24, 2012

    Bombay: The Bombay High Court will on Monday hear a writ petition seeking a ban on the 'anti-Islam' film that is at the centre of a huge controversy currently. The film, 'Innocence of Muslims' by US director Sam Bacile purportedly shows Islam in bad light. The movie, that went viral on...
  • 'Anti-Islam' film is ugly: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad September 24, 2012

    In an exclusive interview to CNN, Ahmadinejad accused the West of abusing the freedom of speech and said a war between Israel and Iran was imminent. ...