SPEECH

  • Victory for free speech: Bollywood rejoices after scraping of 66A 2 days ago

    Mumbai: After the Supreme Court struck down Section 66A of the Information Technology Act on Tuesday, many well known faces from Bollywood, including Gul Panag, Ayushmann Khurana, Konkana Sensharma, and Shekhar Kapur, welcomed the verdict. The court held that Section 66A violated Article 19(1)(a) of the constitution that guaranteed freedom...
  • Kapil Sibal welcomes Supreme Court's judgement on Section 66A 3 days ago

    The Supreme Court on Monday struck down the validity of the controversial Section 66A of the IT Act. The section had given police powers to arrest anyone for sending offensive messages from mobiles and computers with up to 3 years in jail. former Union minister Kapil Sibal said, "Section 66A...
  • Here is what Supreme Court said while striking down Section 66A of IT Act 3 days ago

    New Delhi: In a landmark judgement, the Supreme Court on Tuesday quashed Section 66A of the Information and Technology Act. The apex court called the section unconstitutional and untenable adding that it affects the Freedom of Speech and Expression. Here are the major observations made by the Supreme Court: 1. The ...
  • What is Section 66A? 3 days ago

    Full text of the controversial Section 66A of the Information Technology Act, 2000:Punishment for sending offensive messages through communication service, etc.66A. Any person who sends, by means of a computer resource or a communication device,-(a) any information that is grossly offensive or has menacing character; or(b) any information which he...
  • Patricia Arquette clarifies Oscar night comments March 7, 2015

    Los Angeles: Oscar-winning actress Patricia Arquette said she could have made her backstage remarks in a more eloquent way at this year's Academy Awards. Arquette, 46, who is facing backlash from media for her backstage speech while collecting her Best Supporting Actress Oscar for 'Boyhood', reported The Wrap. "You can't go...
  • Patricia Arquette clarifies Oscar night comments March 6, 2015

    Los Angeles: Oscar-winning actress Patricia Arquette said she could have made her backstage remarks in a more eloquent way at this year's Academy Awards. Arquette, 46, who is facing backlash from media for her backstage speech while collecting her Best Supporting Actress Oscar for 'Boyhood', reported The Wrap. "You can't go back...
  • Bangladesh rallies for free speech after US blogger's murder March 2, 2015

    Dhaka: Bangladeshis gathered on Sunday to pay tribute to an American blogger and critic of religious extremism who was hacked to death in Dhaka, in the latest of a series of attacks on writers in the predominantly Muslim nation. Avijit Roy, an engineer of Bangladeshi origin, was killed by machete-wielding assailants...
  • Oscars 2015: Speeches filled with political activism, pet issues February 23, 2015

    Much of the chatter going into the Oscars was about the lack of diversity in the Academy's choices, specifically the dearth of nominations for 'Selma.' But while there were plenty of references to racial justice during the ceremony - drawing tears from the movie's David Oyelowo at one point - issues...
  • Why Patrica Arquette's Oscar acceptance speech got the loudest cheer including that of fellow nominee Meryl Streep February 23, 2015

    Actress Patricia Arquette, who won the award for the best supporting actress for 'Boyhood', at the 2015 Oscars gave one of the best acceptance speeches this year. In a very emotional moment, Arquette talked about wage equality and women's rights on the stage. Arquette's speech was received with a huge...
  • Watch: TVF's Arnub decides to tackle the much discussed topic that is 'Freedom of Speech' February 18, 2015

    It is always a lot of fun watching TVF's Arnub interview people in the trademark loud voice and mannerisms. And this episode of was particularly insightful. 'Freedom of Speech' has probably been the most discussed topic this year, so far and we still haven't managed to come to a conclusion...
  • Maintained sustained dialogue with Saudis to promote free speech: Obama to Fareed Zakaria January 27, 2015

    New Delhi: US President Barack Obama has said his country has maintained sustained dialogue with Saudi Arabia and all other countries on promoting free speech. In an exclusive interview to CNN's Fareed Zakaria, Obama said, "What I found effective is to apply study-consistent pressure. Even we are getting business done that...
  • Obama hails India says 'Jai Hind' to end townhall speech January 27, 2015

    US President Barack Obama on Tuesday addressed a gathering at Siri Fort townhall event. To end his speech, the US president used Hindi word 'Jai Hind' which means 'Hail India'. ...
  • Nations are more successful when their women are successful: Obama January 27, 2015

    US President Barack Obama on Tuesday emphasised on the women empowerment during his townhall address. Nations are more successful when their women are successful, said Obama ...
  • Obama quotes Mahatma Gandhi, Vivekanad at townhall speech January 27, 2015

    Complimenting the role of Indians in the world, Obama invoked Martin Luther King and Mahatma Gandhi in his speech. "India represents an intersection of two people who inspire me - Martin Luther King and Mahatma Gandhi. Those two great souls are why we can gather here today. Indians & Americans...
  • 'Bahut Dhanyavad' greets Obama to town hall audience January 27, 2015

    In an effort to strike a chord with the common man in India, US President Barack Obama on Tuesday delivered a well thought of speech at a townhall to focus on the Indo-US ties. Giving an Indian touch, Obama began his speech in Hindi with 'Namaste' and 'Dhanyawaad'....
  • 'Why blame me of hate speech when government is targeting minorities' January 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Claiming that he was being unfairly targeted, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) President Asaduddin Owaisi justified his 'all individuals born in India are Muslims' comment saying that the government is targeting the minorities. He also denied reports that his brother made objectionable comments on Facebook, adding that he did...
  • Watch: Bharat Ratna Vajpayee's best speeches & poetry December 24, 2014

    Finally, it has come true. Bharat Ratna by the Narendra Modi led NDA government at the Centre has conferred Bharat Ratna on iconic leader and statesman Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Here we bring to you some of his best speeches and poetry. ...
  • Deadlock over Niranjan Jyoti's hate speech resolves in Rajya Sabha December 8, 2014

    New Delhi: After a week of uproar by opposition parties over Minister of State Food Processing Industries Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti's hate speech, the deadlock has finally ended in Rajya Sabha on Monday. As the Narendra Modi government refused to adopt a resolution condeming Jyoti's speech, which could be seen as a...
  • Deadlock to continue in third week of winter session over Niranjan Jyoti's hate speech December 8, 2014

    New Delhi: As the winter session of Parliament enters its third week on Monday, the deadlock over Minister of State for Food Processing Industries Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti's hate speech is showing no signs to end. Cornering the BJP government in Lok Sabha, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi had led the opposition...
  • Disruptions in Parliament continue over BJP minister's controversial remark December 4, 2014

    Opposition protests over BJP minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti's hate speech stalled Parliament yet again with leaders from all parties seeking an explanation from the PM in the House. ...
  • Complaint filed against Sadhvi Niranjan for use of abusive language in public rally December 3, 2014

    New Delhi: A formal complaint was filed against Union Minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti for use of abusive language in Monday's public rally on Wednesday. A complaint under section sections 153-A, B and 295-A IPC has been filed in New Delhi's Tilak Marg Police Station. The charges against the Union Minister include...
  • Narendra Modi must apologise to people of Kashmir: Omar Abdullah December 3, 2014

    Nagrota: In the wake of the controversy over the hate speech by Union Minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi must apologise to the residents of Kashmir. "Kashmir is a Muslim majority state and the Prime Minister who will...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories December 2, 2014

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Karma Paljor December 2, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Karma Paljor on India @ 9. ...
  • It was fantastic and passionate: Cate Blanchett on Emma Watson's UN speech November 28, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actress Cate Blanchett says she's so extremely proud of Emma Watson's speech on gender equality at the United Nations. "I was so f--king proud of Emma Watson's speech at the UN. It was brilliant, such an incredible use of her airspace, and really passionate. It was fantastic," Blanchett said...
  • 13 points Sachin Tendulkar jotted down for his farewell speech November 16, 2014

    The batting institution called Sachin Tendulkar, also probably the greatest gentleman this game has ever seen, bid adieu to cricket on November 16, 2013. And a year on from the day every Sachin fan had a tear rolling down his cheek, let's hear it from the master himself how he...
  • Islamic State releases Baghdadi's speech November 14, 2014

    There have been contradictory accounts out of Iraq following US air strikes on Friday about whether Baghdadi was wounded in a raid. The Islamic State released a audio recording on Thursday putting to rest all the rumours of Baghdadi's death. ...
  • PM Modi stresses on Act East Policy while pitching for a strong India-ASEAN partnership November 12, 2014

    Nay Pyi Taw: While addressing the 12th ASEAN-India summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that the world and the region demands a strong India-ASEAN partnership. The PM is on a three-nation trip and arrived at Myanmar on Tuesday. He will also be attending the East Asian summit. PM Modi...
  • Watch: 'One is from Pakistan. One is from India. But we need to fight for the rights of every human being': Malala Yousafzai's powerful Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech October 15, 2014

    This year's Nobel Peace Prize winners - Kailash Satyarthi from Indiam and Malala Yousafzai from Pakistan - are both child rights activists who have been tirelessly working to provide education to children. While Kailash Satyarthi has been rescuing children for over three decades, Malala Yousafzai is only 17 years of...
  • Congress to gherao Doordarshan over airing of RSS chief Bhagwat speech October 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Slamming the government for live telecast by Doordarshan of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat's address in Nagpur, Delhi Congress on Saturday said it will gherao the state broadcaster on Sunday to protest against the "misdeeds". Chief spokesperson of Delhi Congress Mukesh Sharma said the RSS was a controversial...