CONTROVERSIES

  • Controversial sackings, resignations, appointments in the 9 months of NDA rule February 21, 2015

    New Delhi: One issue which has constantly plagued the NDA government at the Centre in the last nine-odd months is the controversies involving appointments, resignations and sackings at senior official positions. The latest in the series of such cases is the reported denial of a second term to Nobel laureate Amartya...
  • Bihar: Manjhi's tenure as chief minister as controversial as several remarks he made February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Jitan Ram Manjhi's tenure as Bihar chief minister was as controversial as several remarks he made during the last nine-odd months. Manjhi was accused of being a remote-controlled chief minister but he spoke his mind when it came to making controversial statements. He remained in the news also...
  • Varun Dhawan: AIB Roast issue should not be given importance; we have many more important things in the country to discuss February 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Actor Varun Dhawan has called on the media to put an end to the AIB Roast controversy and instead focus on other important matters like rape and corruption. Varun, who will be next seen in revenge drama 'Badlapur', said by now the issue should have died down. "My request...
  • Bombay HC tells government to reply to PIL against AIB comedy show February 10, 2015

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday asked the Centre, Maharashtra government and I&B Ministry to respond to a petition seeking action against organisers of All India Bakchod (AIB), a roast show, held here on December 20 last year in which allegedly obscene and vulgar words were used by participants...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay February 4, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Modi rubbishes AAP internal survey, says wind blowing decisively in BJP's favour February 4, 2015

    During his rally, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday took a dig at surveys ahead of the February 7 polls that predicted the Aam Aadmi Party having an advantage. ...
  • Justin Bieber threatens to sue over new Calvin Klein pictures January 11, 2015

    Los Angeles: Pop sensation Justin Bieber is fuming over supposedly unairbrushed images from his Calvin Klein shoot which show him with fewer muscles and a smaller bulge. The 20-year-old singer threatens to take legal action if the pictures are not taken down and apology is not issued, reported Ace Showbiz....
  • India in Australia: No love lost in this modern-day rivalry December 8, 2014

    There is no love lost when it is India vs Australia. On-field animosity goes up a few notches, exchange of words is never pleasant, heated moments are way too regular and sarcasm from close-in fielders is at its best to make the Australian summer more scorching. It's not just the...
  • Can German be continued as third language in Kendriya Vidyalayas for current academic year: SC asks Centre November 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court stepped in over the row over Sanskrit replacing German in Kendriya Vidyalaya schools across the country on Friday. The SC has asked the Attorney General if German can continue as a third language for this academic year only. The matter will come up for hearing...
  • Final hearing of Singur land allocation case in SC today November 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on Wednesday hold the final hearing in the case related to the land allocated for the Nano plant. Tata Motors had moved the Supreme Court seeking an order to restrain the West Bengal government from taking back and distributing land to farmers earlier allocated...
  • From the offensive ISIS Pakistan T-shirt to the shocking ones promoting rape: 10 most controversial shirts that sparked outrage and had to be banned November 8, 2014

    In a bizarre incident in Jharkhand, a teenager was arrested for wearing a T-shirt that had ISIS and Pakistan printed on it. It is also reported that he was carrying a Pakistani national flag. The 16-year-old was detained by the police along with his relative who is believed to have...
  • 'Dear Deepika, our point of view': Times of India responds to cleavage row, asks her, 'Why the hypocrisy?' September 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Actress Deepika Padukone, who had earlier lashed out at a prominent Indian publication for using a titillating headline to describe an almost yearold footage of hers in a plunging neckline, had posted a stronglyworded statement on her official Facebook page defending her decision to call out blatantly sexist...
  • RSS practicing politics of hatred: SP attacks Bhagwat for controversial remarks August 18, 2014

    RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Monday came under attack from Samajwadi Party for his controversial remarks that India is a Hindu nation and Hindutva is its identity. It accused the Sangh of practising politics of "hatred and separatism." "They use such words and language to fan social tension," SP spokesperson Rajendra...
  • Two controversial bills to amend labour laws introduced in Lok Sabha on Thursday August 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Amid objections by opposition, two controversial bills were introduced in Lok Sabha on Thursday to amend labour laws that seek to relax night shifts by women, increase the limit of overtime for workers and apprenticeship training for nonengineering graduates. The Factories (Amendment) Bill, 2014 and the Apprentices (Amendment) Bill...
  • Remember 'Ek Chhoti Si Love Story'? 'PK' revives Bollywood's old tiff with racy and controversial film posters August 1, 2014

    One of the key questions that determines the understanding of huge box office collections in Bollywood is simply this: How do you sell the film? At a time when the benchmark of Bollywood BO success has been raised to an elite figure of Rs 100 crore, filmmakers are not...
  • Poll panel's notice to Ashok Chavan in paid news case July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Sunday issued notice to former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan in a paid news case, asking why he should not be disqualified. The poll panel said Chavan has failed to file his election expenses in the prescribed format. "The commission has hereby decided that the respondent...
  • All political parties rock Bihar Assembly, protest against Dhankar's controversial remarks July 8, 2014

    Bihar Assembly witnessed ruckus for the second consecutive day on Tuesday with members of all major parties trooping into the well on separate issues forcing adjournment of the House till recess. Right from the word go, the House saw members of JD(U), RJD, Congress and BJP rushing to the well to...
  • FIR against Dhankar for 'Bihari brides' remark, government seeks data on girls sent to Haryana for marriage July 8, 2014

    A JD(U) MLA on Tuesday lodged an FIR in Patna demanding the arrest of Haryana BJP leader O P Dhankar for his controversial 'Bihari bride for Haryana boys' remark. Manjit Kumar Singh, JD(U) MLA from Baikunthpur in Gopalganj district, lodged the FIR against Dhankar under various sections of the IPC with...
  • BJP hits back at Congress over Gopal Subramanium controversy July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP on Wednesday hit back at Congress for its remarks against Narendra Modi government over Chief Justice of India's criticism on Gopal Subramaniam row, saying Congress has no moral right to raise the issue as it has caused "the most damage" to institutions during its rule. While holding the...
  • Congress sends pink skirt to Goa minister's office address July 1, 2014

    Panaji: The Congress party in Goa on Tuesday sent a pink skirt to state public works department minister Sudin Dhavalikar to protest against his remarks supporting Sri Ram Sene Chief Pramod Muthalik and claiming that wearing skirts was not Goan culture. Congress' Goa spokesman Durgadas Kamat said that a pink colour...
  • Another video of Tapas Pal exhorting TMC workers to murder CPM members surfaces July 1, 2014

    Kolkata: More trouble is in store for Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal as a second tape has now surfaced which shows him making more controversial remarks against CPM workers during a public speech. The new video shows Tapas exhorting TMC workers to murder CPM members. In the address, Tapas asked TMC...
  • TWTW: Cyrus's take on Harsh Vardhan's comment on banning sex education June 29, 2014

    Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare has been facing the heat for his views on his website where he stated that the socalled "sex education" should be banned in schools. Cyrus Broacha is shocked! Are you too? ...
  • Cartographic depiction doesn't change facts: MEA June 28, 2014

    China on Saturday released a new map showing Arunachal Pradesh as a part of it. The Ministry of External Affairs maintains that the northeastern state is a part of the Indian nation. "Cartographic depiction doesn't change facts. Arunachal Pradesh is an integral part of India and has already been raised...
  • Controversial Nazithemed Indonesian cafe reopens June 21, 2014

    Indonesia: A controversial Nazithemed cafe in Indonesia that closed shop last year after sparking international outrage reopened on Saturday with its walls still bearing swastikas and a painting of Adolf Hitler. The SoldatenKaffee ("The Soldiers' Cafe") was voluntarily shut down last July following death threats to the owner Henry Mulyana,...
  • Watch: Locals oppose to raising the height of Narmada dam June 13, 2014

    The permission to raise the height of the Sardar Sarovar dam has created controversy. There has been opposition to the move by locals whose lands will be submerged. The locals who are opposing the dam height being raised said that their life depends on the Narmada river. ...
  • Unlike other teenagers, Smriti Irani wasn't bothered about her looks, have always been an achiever, say her school teachers May 29, 2014

    While the controversy over the educational qualifications of Human Resources Development Minister Smriti Irani rages on, her teachers at Holy Child Auxilium School, New Delhi believe her consistent efforts and ability to think critically have helped her carve a niche for herself in Indian politics and showbiz industry, and prove...
  • Exclusive photos: A ponytailed 17yearold Smriti Irani as the sports captain of Delhi's Holy Child Auxilium school in class 12 May 29, 2014

    A raging controversy has broken out over the disparity in the affidavits filed by Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani in 2004 and 2014 Lok Sabha elections. In 2004, while taking on Congress leader Kapil Sibal from Chandni Chowk in New Delhi, she claimed to have completed her BA in...
  • 'Congress doesn't know when it'll see so many followers again': The best reactions to @PMOIndia's Twitter handle controversy May 21, 2014

    New Delhi: It speaks volumes about the digital acumen of India's politicians when barely days after a general election the Bharatiya Janata Party swept, a controversy has hit Twitter over who would stake claim over the @PMOIndia Twitter account. The Prime Minister's Office, which previously handled that account, shifted from...
  • Shahnawaz attacks SP leader Abu Azmi over controversial remarks May 2, 2014

    Taking strong exception to controversial comments of Samajwadi Party leader Abu Asim Azmi that DNA test of Muslims who do not vote for SP should be conducted, senior BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain today asked him why he was trying to act as "pope of Muslims." "Abu Azmi shall get his DNA...
  • Allahabad judges approached to head 'Snoopgate' commission: sources May 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The UPA government has approached two sitting judges in the Allahabad High Court to head the commission set up to probe the 'Snoopgate' controversy involving Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, say sources. Both the judges have reportedly expressed their willingness to take over the post. However, a...