REMARKS

  • Apologise or face censure motion, BJP warns TMC's Kalyan Banerjee for remarks against Lal Bahadur Shastri December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The political parties are up in arms against the use of unparliamentary language for any leader. The Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday threatened to bring censure resolution against Trinamool Congress MP Kalyan Banerjee if he does not apologise for objectionable remarks against former prime minister Lal Bahadur Shashtri. Banerjee...
  • Inappropriate to use such such language: Ashwani Kumar on Niranjan Jyoti December 2, 2014

    Congress leader Ashwani Kumar hit out at BJP minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti for her controversial remarks and said, "It is very inappropriate to issue such comments and use such language and it has never been used before. From this we understand where politics is heading in the next couple of...
  • Complaint filed against Bihar CM Manjhi for 'upper caste' remark November 25, 2014

    Chapra (Bihar): A complaint was filed against Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi in a court in Saran district, charging him with sowing discord in society by questioning the origin of upper caste people. In his complaint, filed in Chief Judicial Magistrate Radheshyam Shukla's court, advocate Rajkishore Giri charged Manjhi with...
  • AMU students back Vice Chancellor, say remarks misinterpreted November 12, 2014

    Aligarh Muslim University students backed Vice Chancellor Zameeruddin Shah remarks and said that his remarks were misinterpreted. One of the students said, "We raised the demand to use the central library during university polls. There is a space problem. His remarks were misinterpreted." ...
  • MEA rubbishes reports of gender discrimination in passport matters October 31, 2014

    The Ministry of External Affairs clarified on Friday that the state does not countenance insensitivity or gender discrimination in passport matters. External affairs ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin strongly denied a media report saying that a lawyer appearing for the ministry had told the Bombay High Court that an unwed mother...
  • Kerala: FIR filed against singer Yesudas for his remarks on women wearing jeans October 4, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: An FIR has been filed on Saturday against the music legend KJ Yesudas on his women wearing jeans remarks. On Thursday sparking a controversy, Yesudas resented women wearing jeans, saying this went against Indian culture. "Women should not cause trouble to others by wearing jeans. What should be covered should be...
  • PM should practice what he preaches: Singhvi September 21, 2014

    Reacting on 'Muslim of India will live and die for India.' remark Abhishek Manu Singhvi of Congress said that the Prime Minister Narendra modi should practice what he preaches. ...
  • Asian Games coach Manoj Rana, gymnast Chandan Pathak accused of harassing girl in training camp September 17, 2014

    New Delhi: A woman gymnast accused Asian Games coach Monoj Rana and an international level gymnast Chandan Pathak of making obscene and lewd remarks against her at the Indira Gandhi Sports Complex in New Delhi on Wednesday. The accusation comes just days before the start of the Asian Games in...
  • Unfortunate that police found no case against Tapas Pal despite proof: Calcutta HC September 12, 2014

    Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court has rapped the Trinamool Congress government in West Bengal over party MP Tapas Pal. The Judge observed, "It is unfortunate that despite prima facie evidence of Tapas Pal being accused on two counts making hate speech and carrying fire arms the police found...
  • Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi clarifies remark on black marketing by small traders September 4, 2014

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Thursday clarified that he had never supported black marketing by small traders but merely said that those indulging in such activities out of ignorance must be treated sympathetically. "I never backed black marketing by small traders per se, but merely said that those...
  • Sofia Vergara hits back at the 'sexist' criticism for her Emmys skit August 27, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actress Sofia Vergara has hit back at criticism following her "sexist" skit at the Emmy Awards, saying she was merely poking fun at herself. The 'Modern Family' star was slammed for posing on a rotating platform while the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences president Bruce Rosenblum gave his...
  • 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...
  • Rape remark: Calcutta HC extends stay on CID probe against TMC's Tapas Pal August 13, 2014

    Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court has extended the stay on a CID probe into the case against Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal by another three weeks. The case has been transferred to Chief Justice's bench court. Earlier, the TMC had appealed against a single bench order to transfer the case...
  • Uproar in Rajya Sabha over TDP MP Murli Mohan Maganti's sexist remarks August 8, 2014

    New Delhi: There was high drama in the Rajya Sabha on Friday with outrage over TDP MP Murli Mohan Maganti's sexist comments. On Thursday, during a debate on atrocities against women in Lok Sabha, Maganti said that women should dress in a dignified manner. Maganti went on to say that...
  • Dave's comment on the introduction of Gita in schools against the social fabric of India: Katju August 3, 2014

    Strongly criticising Supreme Court judge Justice AR Dave's statement that Indians should revert to their ancient traditions, and texts such as Mahabharata and Bhagwad Gita should be introduced to children at an early age, Press Council of India Chairman and former judge of Supreme Court Justice Markandey Katju said that...
  • Shiv Sena should apologise, says Congress's Rita Bahuguna Joshi August 2, 2014

    Congress leader Rita Bahuguna Joshi demanded apology from Shiv Sena for its remarks saying, "Nothing can be more against a woman's dignity. Its shocking. Shiv Sena should apologise." The remarks came in the backdrop of Shiv Sena saying that it has become fashionable to level rape and harassment charges. ...
  • 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 VicePresident 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 actorcumTrinamool 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...
  • Tapas Pal apologises for his 'rape for revenge' remark July 1, 2014

    TMC MP Tapas Pal has issued an unconditional apology for his 'rape for revenge' comment. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who has been vocal in her comments against violence by CPM workers, was silent when asked to comment on Pal. ...
  • 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 wrongdoing 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 socalled "sex education" should be banned in schools. Cyrus Broacha is shocked! Are you too? ...