Taslima Nasreen

  • Another controversy over Taslima, TV serial postponed 20-12-2013 12:21 AM

    Kolkata: The broadcast of a Bengali TV serial whose script was written by exiled Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen was postponed indefinitely on Thursday after Muslim fundamentalists raised objections, despite both the channel and the author clarifying that the story had nothing to do with religion. Minority leaders from the 'Milli...
  • SC restrains UP police from acting against Taslima Nasreen 17-12-2013 01:52 PM

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday restrained Uttar Pradesh Police from taking any coercive step against self-exiled Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen following her criticism of AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal meeting cleric Maulana Tauqeer Raza Khan just before Delhi Assembly elections. The apex court bench of Justice BS Chauhan and Justice SA...
  • Muslim cleric opposes Taslima Nasreen's TV serial 17-12-2013 10:38 AM

    Kolkata: A Muslim cleric Monday opposed the telecast of a Bengali TV serial based on Bangladesh author Taslima Nasreen's script which he felt could hurt the sentiments of the community. Maulana Nurur Rahman Barkati, Shahi Imam of the Tipu Sultan Mosque here, slammed the author for indulging in 'cheap publicity'...
  • Taslima Nasreen slams TV serials for 'glorifying submissive women' 12-12-2013 01:34 PM

    Kolkata: Foraying into television with the Bengali serial 'Dusahobas', based on her story, exiled Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen Wednesday slammed certain serials for "glorifying submissive women" and not portraying women in strong characters. She felt the makers of such small screen ventures do not see women as figures of authority...
  • I only spoke the truth: Taslima Nasreen on FIR against tweets 05-12-2013 06:08 PM

    Kolkata: Shocked to hear that an FIR was lodged in Lucknow against her for allegedly hurting religious sentiments in a tweet last month, controversial Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen on Thursday said she had only spoken the truth. "I do not know what wrong have I done with those tweets. I...
  • Taslima Nasreen booked for allegedly hurting religious sentiments of Muslims on Twitter 05-12-2013 03:51 PM

    An FIR has been lodged against controversial Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen for allegedly hurting religious sentiments following a complaint by a prominent Muslim cleric in Bareilly district of Uttar Pradesh. The case was lodged on Wednesday night at Kotwali police station by Hasan Raza Khan Noori Miyan, son of the...
  • Will support anyone who will fight communalism: Muslim cleric Tauqeer Raja 10-11-2013 05:50 PM

    Muslim cleric Maulana Tauqeer Raza Khan has defended his decision to support the Aam Aadmi party in the Delhi assembly elections. "I will support anyone who is fighting a battle against communalism and corruption, said Khan in support of AAP. Tauqeer Raza Khan has been a controversial figure ever since...
  • Karnad vs Naipaul: Is Indian secularism far too rigid? 06-11-2012 12:36 PM

    Playwright Girish Karnad strongly defended his attack on VS Naipaul saying he has no regrets for publicly targeting the eminent writer. While speaking to Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose on Face the Nation, Karnad also went on to say that he didn't mind being called a professional secularist but Naipaul had...
  • I have no regrets for publicly targeting VS Naipaul: Girish Karnad 04-11-2012 04:38 PM

    New Delhi: Playwright Girish Karnad has strongly defended his attack on VS Naipaul saying he has no regrets for publicly targeting the eminent writer. Karnad also went on to say that he didn't mind being called a professional secularist but Naipaul had no right to abuse Muslims. "I waited for...
  • Karnad attacks Naipaul for his views on Muslims 03-11-2012 09:59 PM

    New Delhi: The Mumbai Lit fest on Friday witnessed major drama when veteran actor and theatre artist Girish Karnad slammed Nobel prize laureate VS Naipaul and called him anti-Muslim. Karnad, who was present at the lit-fest on Friday to conduct a class on theatre, spoke at length about Naipaul. Karnad...
  • The hullabaloo over a cartoon

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    What has happened to the nation? The Parliament is scared of cartoons while the government resents freedom of press. News broke on Friday that the...

  • Taslima case: Cong flirting with fanatic Muslims? 02-03-2010 11:05 PM

    Taslima Nasreen denied writing an article for a Kannada newspaper. ...
  • Taslima Nasreen disowns anti-burqa article 02-03-2010 08:56 PM

    Kannada translation of the articled has triggered violence in the state. ...
  • Indian govt gave in to fundamentalists: Taslima 20-03-2008 01:42 PM

    Kolkata: The Indian cricketers will donate their cricketing gears for the proposed cricket museum at the Eden Gardens if the team wins the ongoing second Test against the West Indies, a Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) official said on Wednesday. If India defeat the Caribbean side, it will be their...
  • Taslima flees, calls Indian govt fundamentalist 20-03-2008 12:41 AM

    Cape Town: Noted cricket columnist Peter Roebuck was about to be detained over an alleged sexual assault on a Zimbabwean Facebook friend when he committed suicide at his hotel in Cape Town, his colleague Jim Maxwell has said. The English-born 55-year-old commentator was covering the ongoing Test series between South...
  • It's important to understand why I'm leaving: Taslima 19-03-2008 02:49 AM

    Taslima says she has been forced to leave India because of extreme stress. ...
  • Has India let down Taslima Nasreen? 19-03-2008 02:39 AM

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  • I'm being forced out for Muslim vote: Taslima 18-03-2008 06:31 PM

    Lahore: Pakistan spinner Danish Kaneria will know by the end of January next year whether he will be cleared to play for the national team again, a PCB official said on Saturday. The official, who did not want to be named, told PTI that by end of January next year...
  • I have to escape from the death chamber: Taslima | Next stop 18-03-2008 03:19 PM

    Cape Town: The Australian cricket was shaken to their core by the nature of its eight-wicket loss to South Africa, leaving new captain Michael Clarke questioning the team's fighting spirit and blasting their spectacularly bad performance. Just four Tests into his reign, Clarke said he'd never experienced a more disappointing...