COMMENTS

  • Speaker's clean chit to Maharashtra Home Minister for rape comment June 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Giving a clean chit to Home Minister R R Patil over his reported comment on checking rape, Maharashtra Assembly Speaker Dilip Walse Patil on Thursday said he would see if there could be a code of conduct for the media for coverage of legislative proceedings. Walse Patil said he...
  • Goa: Protests over police action on man who posted antiModi comments on Facebook May 24, 2014

    Political parties and social activists on Saturday protested police action against a Goan youth, who had allegedly posted comments against Prime Minister designate Narendra Modi on Facebook in March when the Lok Sabha campaign was on. The cyber crime cell of Goa Police had moved the court here seeking custodial interrogation...
  • Mulayam's 'boys make mistakes' rape comment and other unbelievable things politicians have said during elections 2014 April 11, 2014

    From calling their opponents deranged and comparing them to demons, political candidates and their party members are keeping things classy this election season. In a highly shocking statement on rapists, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav said that "sometimes boys make mistakes." Yadav was referring to the Shakti mills gangrape case...
  • 'Impotent, hawa hawai, bimbo': You won't believe what some of these trash-talking politicians said ahead of Lok Sabha polls March 31, 2014

    From calling their opponents deranged and comparing them to demons, political candidates and their party members are keeping things classy this election season. A day after Bharatiya Janata Party's PM candidate Narendra Modi criticised Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar over the state of the hailstorm-hit farmers in Maharashtra, Pawar said Modi...
  • The most hilarious YouTube comments. Ever. March 27, 2014

    If you don't know what snark means, read the comment threads on some of these videos and die laughing. Warning: There's graphic language. ...
  • CPI(M) expels rebel leader Abdur Rezzak Mollah February 26, 2014

    Kolkata: The Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Wednesday expelled former Left Front Minister and West Bengal state committee member Abdur Rezzak Mollah from party. Mollah's indulgence in anti-party activities and tarnishing the image of the party have been stated as cause behind his expulsion. The decision was taken at the...
  • Sunil Gavaskar set to make Ranji Trophy commentary debut January 3, 2014

    The former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar is all set to make his Ranji Trophy debut. The BCCI has roped in Gavaskar for commentary in a Ranji Trophy game. The Little Master, who has played 125 Tests, has travelled all over the world but has never taken up the mic for...
  • Growing number of websites reining in nasty online comments December 28, 2013

    New York: Mix blatant bigotry with poor spelling. Add a dash of ALL CAPS. Top it off with a violent threat. And there you have it: A recipe for the worst of online comments, scourge of the Internet. Blame anonymity, blame politicians, blame human nature. But a growing number of websites...
  • I'm an entertainer, what I said was satirical, says Palash Sen December 25, 2013

    Mumbai: Popular Indian band Euphoria's lead singer Palash Sen has stirred a controversy after he reportedly made a sexist remarks against women during the band's performance at IITBombay on Saturday. Speaking to CNNIBN, Palash said he has been misquoted. "This is not the comment that I made, this is...
  • Bob Dylan investigated in France for 'racist' comments December 3, 2013

    Paris: The American singer Bob Dylan is being investigated in France after a Croatian community organisation alleged that comments he made to Rolling Stone magazine last year amounted to incitement to racial hatred, Paris prosecutors said on Monday. In the interview, published in the magazine's September 27, 2012 edition, the singer...
  • Singer Lily Allen caught in a racist storm November 16, 2013

    Los Angeles: Singer Lily Allen has courted criticism for using 'black women as props' in her new music video. The pop star wanted her comeback song 'Hard out here' to tackle sexism by mocking twerkers such as Miley Cyrus. But she has been accused of racism after critics complained black dancers...
  • YouTube comments overhaul draws ire from cofounder, users November 9, 2013

    Mumbai: Google rolling out a new style of commenting on YouTube videos has not gone down well with loyal users of the videosharing service. Funnily enough, the move doesn't seem to have gone down well with one of the founders of YouTube either. In his first comment in eight years,...
  • Voice of cricket Richie Benaud stable after car crash October 24, 2013

    Sydney: Former Australia captain Richie Benaud, the voice of cricket for millions of television viewers, has been injured in a car accident and will remain in hospital for the next few days, Channel Nine said on Thursday. The 83yearold, who led Australia to three successive Ashes series victories in the 1950s...
  • Watch: Miss America Nina says US society is evolving September 20, 2013

    Nina Davuluri created history earlier this week becoming the first Miss America of Indian origin. But her victory was greeted with an onslaught of racist reactions. She is looking only at the positives and said American society is evolving. ...
  • English papers break out egg jokes to mock Jose Mourinho September 19, 2013

    Jose Mourinho's description of his Chelsea players as "beautiful, young eggs" came back to haunt him as English newspapers dredged up a wealth of egg-related puns to mock his team's defeat to Basel in their Champions League group. "Mourinho has egg on his face" and "Mourinho shell shocked" appeared in more...
  • Does prejudice against dark skin persist in India? September 18, 2013

    The crowning of the first Miss America of Indian origin sparked a racist reaction on social media. On Twitter, some users uncharitably referred to Nina Davuluri as an Arab and a terrorist with ties to Al Qaeda. ...
  • FTP: Do the dark-skinned face prejudice all over the world? September 17, 2013

    The crowning of the first Miss America of Indian origin sparked a racist reaction on social media. On Twitter, some users uncharitably referred to Nina Davuluri as an Arab and a terrorist with ties to Al Qaeda. ...
  • New Yorkers hit out at racism over the crowning of Indian-origin as Miss America September 17, 2013

    The crowning of the first Miss America of Indian origin sparked a racist reaction on social media on Monday. However, the New Yorkers have hit out at racism, saying she's American regardless of her colour. ...
  • 9 racist tweets against Miss America Nina Davuluri September 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Within seconds of Nina Davuluri clinching Miss America title, Twitter burst in to a flurry of wrath. For, the victory of Nina, an aspiring doctor who wants to use the prize money worth the $50,000 (£31,000) to finance her studies, left many miffed. While Nina made history by...
  • Indian-origin Miss America Nina Davuluri unfazed by racist comments September 17, 2013

    The crowning of the first Miss America of Indian origin sparked a racist reaction on social media on Monday but 24-year-old Nina Davuluri played down the issue, saying she had to "rise above" such things. On Twitter, some users uncharitably referred to Davuluri, the daughter of a gynaecologist who emigrated from...
  • Pakistan's legendary commentator Muneer Hussain dies July 29, 2013

    Karachi: Muneer Hussain, Pakistan's most famous cricket voice and a man credited with pioneering Urdu language commentary, has died after a prolonged illness, his family said on Monday. The 84yearold became a national legend for millions of Pakistanis through his more than three decades of delivering commentary in Urdu, allowing those...
  • Trying to make a comeback, Kamran ready to open for Pakistan July 19, 2013

    Karachi: In his quest to make another comeback to the national team, Pakistan's outoffavour wicketkeeperbatsman, Kamran Akmal is ready to compromise on his batting positing, saying he can even play as an opening batsman. Kamran, 31, who has played 53 Tests, 154 oneday internationals and 50 T20 matches for his country...
  • We don't pick commentators, clarifies ICC July 6, 2013

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Saturday made it clear that it had nothing to do with the absence of former Indian captain Ravi Shastri from the panel of commentators for last month's ICC Champions Trophy in England. An Indian newspaper on Saturday reported that Shastri was not included in...
  • You can now add images to your Facebook comments June 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Having introduced new reply to comments and hashtags features lately, Facebook has now added a new feature that allows users to reply to posts and comments with a picture. The new feature will let users add images in comments. Facebook is rolling out this new feature globally to both...
  • F1's Murray Walker diagnosed with cancer June 18, 2013

    Former Formula One commentator Murray Walker has been diagnosed with cancer. Walker has told the BBC he has been diagnosed with a form of lymphatic system cancer, but says the condition is treatable. Walker, who lives in Hampshire, was the voice of Formula 1 for more than 30 years, first with the...
  • Garcia leaves apology note for Tiger over racial jibe June 12, 2013

    Pennsylvania: Sergio Garcia on Tuesday made repeated apologies for the "fried chicken" jibe he directed at Tiger Woods last month, saying he "felt terrible" and had left a note for the American in his locker. Though the two players shook hands on the practice range at Merion Golf Club on Monday...
  • Ashok Gehlot hits out at Raje for bangle comment May 18, 2013

    Jaipur: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot On Friday slammed BJP leader Vasundhara Raje for attacking him over CBI action against Gulab Chand Kataria and reportedly saying that "we are not wearing bangles". "Bangle is a symbol of women's dignity and use of such a language shows that she has lost...
  • Prior approval must to arrest under Section 66A: SC May 17, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday said no person would be arrested under Section 66A of the IT Act for posting objectionable comments on social networking websites without prior approval from an officer not below the rank of inspector general of police. A vacation bench of Justice BS Chauhan and...
  • Maha Assembly to reconvene after remaining paralysed over Ajit Pawar April 15, 2013

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra Assembly will reconvene on Monday after almost a week of not operating. Both Houses of the Assembly were adjourned on April 9 after the opposition created a ruckus over Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar's 'urine' comment. The Lower House was adjourned after censure motion against Ajit Pawar...
  • Facebook adds 'reply' button to comments for Pages March 26, 2013

    New Delhi: After launching Graph Search and the new News Feed, Facebook has now introduced one more feature that lets users reply to comments, which is said to be designed to improve conversations. It allows users to reply directly to comments left on their Page content and start conversation threads, which...