Controversy

  • Remember 'Ek Chhoti Si Love Story'? 'PK' revives Bollywood's old tiff with racy and controversial film posters 18 hours 48 minutes ago

    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 so-called "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 Nazi-themed Indonesian cafe reopens June 21, 2014

    Indonesia: A controversial Nazi-themed 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 pony-tailed 17-year-old 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...
  • Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Akhtar judges a special episode of 'Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega' April 28, 2014

    Mumbai: Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Akhtar Monday shot here for a celebrity special episode of Indian talent reality show 'Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega' with Bollywood celebrities Farah Khan and Anu Malik. He was "amazed" at the talent. "I was very excited and was looking forward to the special episode. I...
  • Desh vs patni prem: Modi supporters come out with Nehru-Lord Mountbatten's wife posters April 11, 2014

    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 Ashok...
  • 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...
  • Polling official clears Farooq's nomination, AAP to approach CEC April 11, 2014

    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 April 6, 2014

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

    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 March 25, 2014

    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 S...
  • Controversy marks Newsweek's comeback March 8, 2014

    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 after identifying...
  • Controversy over swastikas carved on UK building February 28, 2014

    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 their...
  • MS Dhoni rues unlucky dismissals in second innings February 10, 2014

    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 to...
  • AAP's 15 controversies in first month in power February 4, 2014

    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, has...
  • I could have avoided controversies, says Somnath Bharti January 26, 2014

    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 cases...