Controversies

  • Desh vs patni prem: Modi supporters come out with Nehru-Lord Mountbatten's wife posters 11-04-2014 09:02 PM

    With Congress targeting Narendra Modi on the issue of his marital status, BJP supporters, on Friday, released a poster that may raise eyebrows as its terms him "desh premi" (patriot) while calling leaders of Congress and Samajwadi Party as "patni premi" (having love for wives). The poster was released by...
  • Mulayam's 'boys make mistakes' rape comment and other unbelievable things politicians have said during elections 2014 11-04-2014 11:36 AM

    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...
  • Polling official clears Farooq's nomination, AAP to approach CEC 11-04-2014 08:55 AM

    Srinagar: The Srinagar Returning Officer has rejected a complaint filed by the Aam Aadmi Party and has cleared National Conference (NC) President and Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy Dr Farooq Abdullah's nomination. The AAP had accused Abdullah of filing incorrect information but the returning officer in Srinagar has...
  • Avoid controversies, Arun Jaitley tells to BJP workers 06-04-2014 02:49 PM

    Against the backdrop of the row generated by Amit Shah's "revenge" comment, BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Sunday said party workers should avoid controversies to maintain focus on campaign issues and warned them against being complacent. "The party supporters must measure their wards. We must remain focused on campaign issue...
  • 'Impotent, hawa hawai, bimbo': You won't believe what some of these trash-talking politicians said ahead of Lok Sabha polls 31-03-2014 01:49 PM

    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...
  • Lok Sabha Elections 2014's bizarre controversies in pictures: Eggs, ink, tears, jokes, nude photoshoots and bad Photoshop 26-03-2014 04:41 PM

    The 2014 Lok Sabha elections are already promising to be rather interesting, if 'interesting' is the word that can describe the strange controversies that have haunted the polls from eggs being hurled at Arvind Kejriwal to models stripping for politicians (and bachelors) Rahul Gandhi and Narendra Modi. The Aam Admi...
  • EC likely to issue notice to TMC actor candidate Dev over 'rape' comments 25-03-2014 06:09 PM

    The Election Commission is likely to issue a notice to Bengali cine star Deepak Adhikari, alias Dev, a Trinamool Congress candidate from West Bengal, for his controversial comments on comparing poll campaign with rape. This was conveyed to a joint delegation of several women's organisations, who met Election Commissioner H...
  • Controversy marks Newsweek's comeback 08-03-2014 02:25 PM

    A mystery man. A splashy reveal. A media frenzy. Newsweek staked its return from the dead on a story it knew would get attention. A cover story claiming it had uncovered "the face behind bitcoin," the world's most popular digital currency. It got plenty of attention, all right. Twenty-four hours...
  • Controversy over swastikas carved on UK building 28-02-2014 06:47 PM

    Swastikas carved into the walls of a county hall building in a small town in the east of England have triggered a row, with a Hindu group claiming that Nazis "abused" the symbol of peace for selfish purposes. A Freedom of Information (FOI) request by a member of public questioning...
  • MS Dhoni rues unlucky dismissals in second innings 09-02-2014 11:24 AM

    Auckland: India skipper MS Dhoni had high praise for his bowling attack for bringing them into the game but rued few unlucky dismissals in the second innings as the visitors went down by 40 runs against New Zealand in the first cricket Test on Sunday. "The bowlers bowled fantastically well...
  • AAP's 15 controversies in first month in power 04-02-2014 12:45 PM

    New Delhi: The AAP has been in the news for the wrong reasons since it came to power in Delhi on December 28, 2013. As someone said, "AAP means a day a controversy, sometimes two-three controversies." Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who came to power promising a clean and efficient government,...
  • I could have avoided controversies, says Somnath Bharti 26-01-2014 12:00 AM

    Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti, who has recently found himself in controversies, on Saturday said his intentions were good but he was projected in "wrong way" and had he been "aware" of procedures, he could have avoided the wrangles. Bharti, an Aam Aadmi Party MLA from Malviya Nagar, is facing...
  • Unfair to call us inhuman: Alia Bhatt on Saifai controversy 22-01-2014 10:36 AM

    New Delhi: Days after Bollywood bigwigs Salman Khan and Madhuri Dixit were slammed for participating in the star-studded Saifai Mahaotsav, actress Alia Bhatt, who will soon be seen in Imtiaz Ali's 'Highway', speaks about the lesson she has learned from the so-called controversial event. For the uninitiated, the Mahotsav, which...
  • David Ferrer shoves Australian Open line judge 21-01-2014 05:24 PM

    Melbourne: It was a tense moment, according to David Ferrer. That's why he shoved the line judge. "It was nothing," the No. 3-ranked Ferrer said. The incident occurred during Ferrer's quarter-final loss to Thomas Berdych at the Australian Open on Tuesday. The Spaniard was two sets down and had just...
  • Shashi Tharoor: Not new to controversies 16-01-2014 02:36 PM

    New Delhi: Union minister Shashi Tharoor is not new to controversies. Former UN diplomat and a celebrated author Shashi Tharoor's candidature from Thiruvananthapuram in 2009 had led to a huge controversy in Kerala. The local Congress leaders were against an 'outsider' like Tharoor contesting from there. They had even questioned...
  • The Last Word: Does focus on rape laws, gay rights, AAP show 2013 as a year of people's power? 24-12-2013 10:14 PM

    The year 2013 has seen a rise in people's participation in various issues ranging from strong rape laws to the recent protest against the Supreme Court order on Section 377. The year also witnessed the infamous IPL spot fixing scandal. People's anger against the government even led to the emergence...
  • Congress calls snooping inquiry 'Modi Bachao Commission' 27-11-2013 07:02 PM

    New Delhi: Dismissing the probe ordered by Gujarat government into the snoopgate as Narendra "Modi Bachao Commission", the Congress on Wednesday alleged that it is a concerted attempt to hoodwink the people. Party spokesman Randip Singh Surjewala and Mahila Congress chief Shobha Oza insisted that the Commission of Inquiry constituted...
  • Samsung's 'Penis mightier...' ad: Intentional, typo or tampered with? 25-11-2013 02:32 PM

    Samsung's new ad promoting its S Pen, which comes with a bunch of smartphones and tablets, is inviting ridicule and has gone viral on social networks after what seems to be a typo/misspelling made it on to a billboard in France. Advertising the power of its S Pen, Samsung changed...
  • Girl was extremely close to Modi: Suspended IAS officer on snooping 23-11-2013 06:00 PM

    New Delhi: Suspended IAS officer Pradeep Sharma has moved a notice in the Supreme Court asking for the CBI to probe into the tapes which allegedly showed Gujarat government used state police to conduct surveillance on a woman. Speaking to CNN-IBN's Bhupendra Chaubey, Sharma said the girl in question was...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 14-11-2013 11:42 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Sachin's farewell match, unbeaten at 38 14-11-2013 09:16 PM

    Sachin Tendulkar has set his sights on a special farewell for himself at Wankhede stadium in Mumbai. At 38 not out and with the blessings of his mother in attendance, Tendulkar, along with Cheteshwar Pujara (34*), took India to 157 for 2 at stumps on day one of the second...
  • 'The Good Road' now belongs to the audience: Gyan Correa 03-10-2013 10:09 AM

    New Delhi: Debutant director Gyan Correa's film 'The Good Road' is India's Oscar entry this year. The Film Federation of India selected 'The Good Road' despite a stiff competition from films like 'The Lunchbox' and 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag'. Gyan Correa explains the idea and inspiration behind 'The Good Road' in...
  • SC issues notice to Centre, CBI, RIL on gas controversy 30-09-2013 05:09 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to Centre, Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) and others on a PIL seeking cancellation of contract for exploration of oil and gas concerning the KG block and to impose penalty for failure in adhering to commitments. A bench headed by Chief Justice...
  • Manmohan Singh, Nawaz Sharif meeting a 'zero outcome meet' 30-09-2013 08:14 AM

    New York: Meeting between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif at the UNGA session was the least productive meet. Tension along the Line of Control (LoC) dominated the talks and both leaders agreed that the ceasefire must be restored. But experts believed that the meeting was...
  • National security a concern: Arun Jaitley on VK Singh controversy 24-09-2013 06:24 PM

    A day after former Army chief VK Singh admitted that the Indian Army gave funds to the J&K government to stabilise the terrorist hit areas, leader of opposition in Rayja Sabha Arun Jaitley said that India has come out weaker after this entire controversy. Jaitley also added that there could...
  • BJP against stereotype representation of Muslims at Modi rallies 24-09-2013 12:21 PM

    New Delhi: Ahead of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's rally in Bhopal, the minority cell of the Bharatiya Janata Party has tried to put a veil on the skull cap controversy. The party has issued a circular saying stereotypical representation of Muslims should be stopped. Modi had during his Sadbhavana...
  • ICC allows two extra reviews after 80 overs 18-09-2013 07:26 PM

    Dubai: Teams will be allowed two additional reviews after 80 overs of an innings in Test matches from October 1, the International Cricket Council announced on Wednesday. The ICC said a team's referrals will be topped-up to two reviews after 80 overs in Test matches where the Decision Review System...
  • Sreesanth's controversial career ends on Friday the 13th 13-09-2013 05:13 PM

    New Delhi: Tainted fast bowler Sreesanth has been found guilty of spot-fixing during the Indian Premier League season six by an internal probe conducted by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and has been banned for life - incidentally on Friday the 13th. Sreesanth - unaware of...