Remarks

  • Bhiwandi court summons Rahul Gandhi for his remarks against RSS July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: A Bhiwandi court in Maharashtra's Thane district on Friday summoned Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for his remarks against the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh. While addressing a Lok Sabha election rally, Rahul had linked the RSS with Mahatma Gandhi's killing. The court's directive came on a case filed by secretary...
  • Suspended Kerala Congress leader sticks to remarks against Rahul July 8, 2014

    Kochi: Unremorseful over his controversial 'joker' remarks against Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi despite his suspension, former Kerala Minister TH Mustafa on Tuesday said he had not committed anything wrong. Mustafa, suspended from the party for his May 28 remarks, told reporters that he had not called Gandhi a 'Joker', but only...
  • 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...
  • Watch: Cyrus's spoof on TMC MP Tapas Pal July 5, 2014

    In this episode of The Week That Wasn't, Cyrus Broacha takes on TMC MP Tapas Pal. A huge controversy was sparked over Pal's comment that party workers would be sent to rape women from the Opposition. Addressing a rally in West Bengal in May, Pal said he would not...
  • Throw out Tapas Pal from party: Amar Singh July 5, 2014

    Kolkata: Rashtriya Lokmanch Party leader Amar Singh on Saturday said Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal should be thrown out of the party for his controversial 'shoot and rape' comments. "No apology should be accepted in such a case. The leader of the party should throw him out of the party. He...
  • SC moved seeking CBI probe against Tapas Pal's remarks July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: A PIL on Friday was filed in the Supreme Court seeking a CBI investigation into the allegedly inflammatory remarks made by actor-cum-Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal. The PIL was filed by advocate Bijayan Ghosh seeking a probe by CBI as he alleged that the West Bengal Police were acting...
  • 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...
  • TMC MP's 'rape as revenge' comment: Should Mamata sack Tapas Pal? July 1, 2014

    In a very insensitive statement, Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal on Monday threatened to rape and murder women members of the Opposition. Addressing party workers, Pal said, "If CPM tries to kill and intimidate our workers here, I will not spare them. I will ask our boys to go and...
  • I act against my own men found guilty, says Mamata Banerjee July 1, 2014

    Kolkata: Amid controversy surrounding Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Paul's rape remark that sparked widespread outrage across the country, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday emphasised her government's fairness in dealing with wrong-doing and said that those found guilty, even within the party, will be subjected to necessary action. "If...
  • 'I apologise unreservedly': TMC MP on his controversial remarks July 1, 2014

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal, whose controversial remarks against women sparked outrage, on Tuesday tendered an unconditional apology saying that in making such comments he has let down his constituents and the people of Bengal. "Some remarks made by me in the heat and dust of the election campaign have...
  • Police complaint registered against TMC MP Tapas Pal July 1, 2014

    Kolkata: More trouble is in store for Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal as a police complaint has been filed against him for his controversial remarks wherein he said that he would send party workers to rape women in the opposition party. A BJP worker in Nadia, West Bengal, has registered a...
  • 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? ...
  • Kerala: College magazine with anti-Modi remarks withdrawn June 16, 2014

    Guruvayur: Faced with legal action and protests from BJP, the Sree Krishna College here on Monday withdrew its campus magazine which contained unsavoury remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A meeting of the College Staff Council, which took the decision, also decided to recall the copies of the magazine already...
  • I need to step up and own actions: Justin Bieber June 6, 2014

    London: Pop sensation Justin Bieber has apologised after a second video of him making racist jokes emerged online and claims he needs to "step up and own" his actions. The 20-year-old singer said he needs to "take responsibility" for new footage, filmed when he was 14, reported Contactmusic. "At the end of...
  • TMC MP on back foot after his alleged rigging remarks against party June 1, 2014

    Trinamool Congress MP Subhendu Adhikari, who sparked a controversy with his assertion that he knew how many have conducted and won the recent Lok Sabha elections, today claimed that he meant the CPI(M) and not his party colleagues. "Many others have won by large margins too, and I thank them, but...
  • Smriti Irani terms Akhilesh's comment on Badaun gangrape as 'outrageous' May 31, 2014

    Union Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday termed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's remarks on the Badaun gangrape case as "outrageous" and said the whole nation shared her anguish. On Friday, when a journalist had asked Yadav about the law and order situation in the state against the backdrop...
  • HC refuses to entertain petition against Amit Shah May 12, 2014

    Allahabad High Court on Monday refused to entertain a petition seeking its direction to Election Commission for action against Amit Shah for his controversial remark in which he had described Azamgarh district of Uttar Pradesh as a "haven for terrorists". A Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Dhananjaya Yeshwant Chandrachud and Justice...
  • Ramdev faces Rs 1,000 cr defamation suit for remark on Rahul May 9, 2014

    Ahmedabad: An NGO in Ahmedabad has filed a civil defamation suit against yoga guru Ramdev, seeking damages of Rs 1,000 crore, for making an anti-Dalit remark while taking a dig at the Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi. The yoga guru landed in a controversy last month when he said that Rahul...
  • Honeymoon remark: Supreme Court stays proceedings against Ramdev May 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday stayed all proceedings against yoga teacher Ramdev in different parts of the country for his controversial "honeymoon" remark targeting Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi over visiting homes of Dalits. A bench of Chief Justice RM Lodha also issued notice to police in all states...
  • SC to hear Ramdev's plea to club all the FIRs on his honeymoon remark May 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will hear yoga teacher Baba Ramdev's plea to club all the FIRs from different parts of the country on his controversial 'honeymoon' remarks against Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi. Ramdev has also sought that that the police must be restrained from taking coercive action against...
  • Karnataka: DSS stages protest against Ramdev May 6, 2014

    Mangalore: Karnataka Dalita Sangharsha Samiti (DSS) on Monday staged a protest against yoga guru Ramdev for his recent alleged anti-Dalit remarks aimed at Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi. Ramdev had attacked Gandhi at a function in Lucknow on April 25, saying he visits Dalit homes for honeymoon and picnic. The protestors demanded his...
  • BJP deviated from development issue in eastern UP: Umer Nadvi May 6, 2014

    Senior research fellow Umer Nadvi said the remark on Azamgarh by BJP's Uttar Pradesh in-charge Amit Shah is a planned strategy. He said, "Statements that provoke the people and divert attention from main issues are not appreciated whoever they come from (Azam Khan or Amit Shah)." He added, "The BJP...
  • Jaitley defends Amit Shah, says BJP not polarising voters May 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party dismissed the allegations by the Congress and the Samajwadi Party that it was trying to polarise voters in Uttar Pradesh. Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley defended party's Uttar Pradesh in-charge Amit Shah's controversial statement that SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav's constituency Azamgarh has become...
  • Cyrus Broacha scoffs at Ramdev for his 'honeymoon' remark May 5, 2014

    Yoga teacher Ramdev came under fire for his remarks that Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi visits Dalit homes for 'honeymoons and picnics'. Four FIRs have been filed against him....
  • 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...
  • Has Ramdev become an embarrassment for the BJP? April 29, 2014

    There is no stopping Baba Ramdev. The popular yoga expert on Tuesday held yet another press conference in Himachal Pradesh, despite a ban on his campaigns by Election Commission in the state. At the press conference in Chamba, Ramdev accused the Congress of pressuring the Election Commission to act against...
  • After Ramdev's 'honeymoon' remark, EC issues fresh guidelines April 27, 2014

    New Delhi: In the backdrop of Yoga guru Ramdev's 'honeymoon' remark against Rahul Gandhi, the Election Commission has come out with fresh guidelines barring people from making "malicious" statements about the private life of individuals and said those violating the directive would not be allowed to hold programmes during polls....
  • Dalits unsure about voting for BJP after Ramdev's honeymoon remark April 27, 2014

    Raebareli: Yoga guru Ramdev's recent 'honeymoon' remark on Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi could cost BJP a great deal of votes in Raebareli. Lambasting him for his comments, Dalits in Raebareli said that though they were thinking about voting for the BJP in this election, Ramdev's statement has driven them...
  • Ramdev in trouble over 'honeymoon' remark, Dalits up in arms April 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The Dalit community in Haridwar is up in arms against Yoga teacher Ramdev for his controversial remark that Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi goes to Dalit homes for picnics and honeymoon. Even some Dalit organisations in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar have given a call to vote against the...