Pepper Spray

  • UPA hopes to pass Telangana Bill in Parliament, AP CM likely to quit February 18, 2014

    New Delhi: After a week of chaos over the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, the UPA is all set to make another attempt to pass the Telangana Bill in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday. But the move will not be an easy one for the UPA. Sources have told CNN-IBN that Andhra...
  • LS Speaker asks Parliamentary committee to probe pepper spray incident February 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar has asked Parliament's Committee of Privileges to investigate and submit a report on the pepper spray incident of Lok Sabha. The Lok Sabha on February 13 witnessed ugly scenes with Seemandhra MP Lagadapati Rajagopal using a pepper spray and TDP MP Venugopal Reddy allegedly...
  • Singh presided over most corrupt govt in independent India: Advani February 16, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP patriarch LK Advani on Sunday took a jibe at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh saying that he presided over the most corrupt government in independent India. In his blog, Advani has written that though Singh began his tenure with clean reputation, he would leave the office giving India...
  • MPs may be frisked before entering Parliament February 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Committee on Security in Parliament complex was on Friday directed by the Lok Sabha Speaker to convene an emergency meeting on Monday to consider various options, that could also include frisking of MPs, to prevent a repeat of pepper spray attack that sparked massive outrage. Expelled Congress MP from...
  • Nitish condemns pepper spray in Parliament, says self-regulation is needed February 14, 2014

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday strongly condemned the pandemonium in Lok Sabha marked with use of pepper spray over introduction of Telangana bill and said solution to such a problem lies in self-regulation by people's representatives and not frisking. "It is highly condemnable. Words will fall short to criticise...
  • Government influenced the Speaker to suspend select MPs: Rajagopal February 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Seemandhra MP Lagadapati Rajagopal, who was suspended for using pepper spray inside the Lok Sabha, has accused Speaker Meira Kumar of being hand-in-glove with the government on the Telangana Bill. He has alleged that while over 100 MPs had entered the well of the House on Thursday, she...
  • Congress woes on Telangana far from over; Jagan calls for AP bandh February 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Time is running out this session for the creation of a separate state of Telangana. A day after unruly scenes in the Lok Sabha, the BJP has now indicated that it will not hold talks with the government, given the state of affairs while YSR Congress chief Jagan...
  • Conduct of MPs in Parliament shameful: Mumbaikars February 13, 2014

    It is a day which will go down as one of the worst days in the history of Indian Parliament. Pepper spray, broken glass and stationery were used as missiles in the Lok Sabha as a mode of protest as soon as Shinde tabled the Telangana Bill. Residents of Mumbai...
  • FTP: Has the pepper spray incident heightened public disgust with politicians? February 13, 2014

    The Lok Sabha witnessed chaotic scenes on Thursday morning. The moment Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde tabled the Bill in the Lok Sabha, industrialist and suspended Congress MP L Rajagopal, from Vijayawada, did the unthinkable. He sprayed pepper sprays in the House. It caused burning sensations to several MPs...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai February 13, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: MP uses pepper spray in LS as Shinde tables Telangana Bill February 13, 2014

    Both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha on Thursday saw ugly scenes from the anti-Telanagana MPs as the Bill to bifurcate Andhra Pradesh and create Telangana was tabled in Parliament. Expelled Congress MP Lagdapati Rajagopal used pepper spray while TDP MP Venugopal Reddy allegedly brandished a knife inside the...
  • What next for Telangana: Will Telangana be a distant dream? February 13, 2014

    With protests ranging from roads to Parliament, its impact on the government's decision on Telangana remains to be seen. It is also to be seen whether the sense of betrayal amidst the people of Seemandhara will be addressed by Parliament. Meanwhile, government sources are saying that the Bill will be...
  • MP uses pepper spray: Is this a new low for Parliament? February 13, 2014

    Parliament on Thursday saw ugly scenes from the anti-Telanagana MPs as the Bill to bifurcate Andhra Pradesh and create Telangana was tabled. Expelled Congress MP Lagdapati Rajagopal used pepper spray while TDP MP Venugopal Reddy allegedly brandished a knife inside the Lok Sabha. ...
  • Used pepper spray in self defence as a mob attacked me in LS: L Rajagopal February 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Defending his stand over using pepper spray in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, expelled Congress MP Lagdapati Rajagopal said that he used the spray only in self defence as he was attacked by a mob. "I have a right to defend myself. Pepper spray is a legally allowed...
  • Is tabling Telangana Bill in LS another mistake by Congress? February 13, 2014

    Both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha on Thursday saw ugly scenes from the anti-Telanagana MPs as the Bill to bifurcate Andhra Pradesh and create Telangana was tabled in Parliament. ...
  • Parliament pandemonium a Congress game plan: Sushma Swaraj February 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj has blamed the Congress for the pandemonium in the House. "Even before the Speaker entered the House, there was ruckus. After the Speaker entered, there was more ruckus. Spray was released and people started coughing. I believe this...
  • Watch: MPs come out coughing as Rajagopal uses pepper spray in LS February 13, 2014

    There were ugly scenes in the Lok Sabha as expelled Congress MP L Rajagopal used pepper spray inside the Lok Sabha. MPs as well as the Speaker came out of the premises coughing as the pepper spray caused irritation. ...
  • How our MPs, MLAs have shamed us in the past February 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha on Thursday saw ugly scenes from the anti-Telanagana MPs as the Bill to bifurcate Andhra Pradesh and create Telangana was tabled in both the Houses. Congress MP Lagdapati Rajagopal used pepper spray while TDP MP Venugopal Reddy allegedly brandished a...
  • Watch: CJ explains the use of pepper spray for self defence December 16, 2013

    It's been one year since the gruesome gangrape of a student in Delhi. Agenda for Change was a CJ initiative started to highlight incidents of violence against women. Here's an account of a young woman on what she does for her self defence. ...
  • Two men stabbed outside a Gurdwara in California November 12, 2012

    Washington: Two men have been stabbed outside a Gurdwara in California and more than a dozen people pepper-sprayed in violent clashes that broke out between two groups over a power struggle to control the shrine. According to an eyewitness, violence erupted outside the Tierra Buena Gurdwara in Yuba City of California...
  • OWS pepper incident: Officers placed on leave November 21, 2011

    San Francisco: A California university placed two of its police officers on administrative leave on Sunday because of their involvement in the pepper spraying of passively sitting protesters, while the school's chancellor accelerated a task force's investigation into the incident amid calls for her resignation. The president of the 10-campus University...