Outrage

  • Brief Facebook outage prompts complaints on Twitter August 2, 2014

    Washington: A brief Facebook outage on Friday prompted a flurry of complaints and comments on Twitter less than two months after a similar incident affecting users worldwide. According to the website downdetector.com, the outage began around 1600 GMT, and appeared to last less than an hour. In that time, thousands of users...
  • Egypt PM rejects public outrage against fuel price hike July 6, 2014

    Cairo: Egyptian Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab has rejected public outrage against the recent hike in fuel prices and asked them to accept the decision. Mahlab said this on Saturday during a phone interview with "90 Minutes program" on el-Mehwar TV channel. "This raise in prices is a hard way but...
  • Sexual assault case: Tehelka editor Tarun Tejpal charged with rape February 17, 2014

    Panaji: Almost three months after a woman journalist working in Tehelka accused its Editor-in-Chief Tarun Tejpal of sexually assaulting her, he was on Monday charged with rape by Goa Police. Tejpal has also been slapped with charges of sexual harassment and outraging the modesty of a woman. Police reportedly filed the...
  • Cyclone Phailin: Power outrage continues in affected districts of AP October 13, 2013

    Around 50-60 people are stranded in Srikakulam in Andhra Pradesh. It is worst hit district of Andhra Pradesh. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai August 26, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Mumbai gangrape: Do protests and outrage have only symbolic value? August 26, 2013

    Protests and rallies are being held across India following the gangrape of a 23-year-old photojournalist in Mumbai. The film and the television industry organised a march to show their solidarity with the victim. ...
  • Mumbai gangrape: Outraged nation compares it with Delhi one August 23, 2013

    The gangrape of a young photojournalist in Mumbai triggered an avalanche of outrage across the country on Friday and condemned as despicable and shameful stirring memories of a similar attack last December in New Delhi that led to nation-wide protests. As people from all walks of life voiced their anguish, Political...
  • Lanka reacts strongly to Tamil Nadu assembly resolution April 9, 2013

    Colombo: Sri Lanka on Monday reacted strongly to the recent Tamil Nadu assembly resolution against it, saying it was "disturbing" and asked the critics to visit the country to see the progress on the ground instead of going by "exaggerated" allegations of human rights abuses. The Tamil Nadu Assembly had...
  • On 'Devil' George W Bush and more: famous quotes by Hugo Chavez March 7, 2013

    Hugo Chavez, the Venezuelan President, died at the age of 58 on March 6. The firebrand socialist leader was a sharp critic of capitalism and American imperialism for which he was frequently ridiculed by western media outlets. Here are some of his most famous quotes. "Those who want to go directly...
  • Odisha: Outrage after govt officer beats up Posco protestor February 5, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: Footage of a man protesting the Posco steel plant being beaten by a government land officer in Odisha has triggered outrage with activists and politicians on February 5 demanding strong action against the culprit. Sangram Mohapatra, a land officer with the state-run Orissa Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (IDCO), was...
  • Statement by women's groups and individuals condemning sexual violence and opposing death penalty December 24, 2012

    On 16 December, 2012, a 23-year old woman and her friend hailed a bus at a crossing in South Delhi. In the bus, they were both brutally attacked by a group of men who claimed to be out on a 'joy-ride'. The woman was gang raped and the man beaten...
  • Convene Parliament to pass bills on sexual violence: protest leader Kavita Krishnan December 24, 2012

    The gang rape and physical assault of a 23-year-old girl in a moving bus in New Delhi by six men has touched the raw nerves of the Indian society. As the girl battles for her life in a hospital, protestors have clashed with police in the national capital and in...
  • 'Anti-Islam' film stupid, should've been ignored: Salman Rushdie September 21, 2012

    Celebrated author Salman Rushdie has said that the "outrage machine" should have just ignored the "stupid" anti-Islam film and get on with their lives. ...
  • 'Northern grid came close to tripping on Monday' August 20, 2012

    Lucknow: The Northern grid came close to snapping on Monday but for the timely intervention of Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited, state government officials said. The grid frequency dipped close to 48.8 at around 10.48 am on Monday as against the recommended frequency of between 49.7-50.2, Principal Secretary (Power) Anil Kumar...
  • Pune: May Day suicide at Poona College sparks outrage May 3, 2012

    Pune: A 42-year-old clerk at the Poona College allegedly ended his life by consuming a poisonous substance in the college office room as he could no longer bear the harassment at his workplace. The clerk committed suicide on May 1, which is celebrated as Labour Day across the world. The...
  • Amazon sells book offering advice to pedophiles November 11, 2010

    New York: Amazon.com Inc. is selling a self-published guide that offers advice to pedophiles, and that has generated outrage on the internet and threats to boycott the retailer. The availability of "The Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure: a Child-lover's Code of Conduct" calls into question whether Amazon has any...
  • 'Outrageous' Raju ranks high on CEO shame list November 27, 2009

    New York: It's one Forbes list where none would want to figure, but Ramalinga Raju, the founder-chairman Satyam Computers (now Mahindra Satyam), has managed the feat of being among the world's ‘10 Most Outrageous CEOs’. Raju has been ranked as the world's fourth most outrageous CEO in 2009 on the...
  • Worldwide protests to deter Israel from Gaza attacks January 11, 2009

    New Delhi: In London, around 20,000 protestors waving banners and Palestinian flags and confronted with police in riot gear outside the Israeli embassy. In Germany, 40,000 people took out marches. Demonstrations in Paris where about 30,000 took to the streets ended with people clashing with the police. Meanwhile, Israeli air...
  • Website advocates implants, diets, sparks outrage March 27, 2008

    London: Another French export has triggered a debate in Britain — a website that allows people to create and interact with doll-like characters in a virtual world. Critics however, argue that the game is sending a bad message to young girls in the real world. The website, Miss Bimbo, has been...
  • Blogger murder pits technology against Chinese control January 17, 2008

    Beijing: Wei Wenhua was a model communist and is now a bloggers' hero — a 'citizen journalist' turned martyr. The construction company manager was driving his car when he witnessed an ugly scene: a team of about 50 city inspectors beating villagers who tried to block trucks from unloading trash near...
  • India Reacts: Stripping of schoolkid a national shame October 1, 2007

    New Delhi: The entire nation reacted with outrage and indignation to the shocking incident in which a seven-year-old girl was made to strip by her teacher in front of her classmates and mocked at in a West Delhi school on Friday. While the 20-year-old teacher of the privately-run Star Shine Public...
  • Sikh outrage in US as turbans come under security check August 30, 2007

    Washington: Sikhs in the US have complained of ethnic profiling after airport authorities forced community members to remove their turbans for security checks in the wake of a new federal policy that subjects travellers wearing headgear to additional scrutiny. "The federal government has equated our most precious article of...
  • Iraq bungled Saddam hanging: Bush June 17, 2007

    Washington: US President George W Bush has said the unruly execution of Saddam Hussein "looked like it was kind of a revenge killing" and will make it harder for him to convince a skeptical US public that Iraq's government will keep promises central to Bush's plan for an American troop...
  • US lawmakers slam Bush's statement December 22, 2006

    Washington: Attacking US President George W Bush, senior Democratic lawmakers have described his statement as "outrageous" and "shameless" that he gave after signing the nuclear deal. Bush had said that he considered certain provisions in the new law on the Indo-US civil nuclear deal as mere "advisory". Senator Tom Harkin of...