Uproar

  • Anti-government marches enter Pakistan's capital August 16, 2014

    Islamabad: Thousands of participants in two anti-government marches arrived in Pakistani capital Islamabad late on Friday to stage a sit-in and demand the resignation of the country's prime minister. Cricketer-turned-politician and opposition leader Imran Khan, and religious cleric Tahir ul Qadri, who led the protesters, are later scheduled to address their...
  • Hindi row: Government issues clarification after uproar by political parties June 20, 2014

    The Ministry of Home Affairs' directive that Hindi be used in all official social media posts has sparked a row. BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi's comment showed a dislike towards the English speaking classes. Thus, leading many to believe the focus was somewhere else. There were extensive protests from the...
  • JD-U, SP create uproar in Rajya Sabha over Vanzara's charges September 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Rajya Sabha on Thursday witnessed uproar by Left, SP and JD(U) members over charges by jailed IPS officer D.G. Vanzara against Narendra Modi and his aide Amit Shah. Members belonging to Left parties staged a walkout after they were not allowed to raise the issue. As soon as the House...
  • Parliament lost 106 hrs in Winter session December 20, 2012

    New Delhi: Parliament lost over 106 hours during the month-long Winter session which was marred by turmoil over issues like foreign direct investment and quota in promotions, but managed to pass some key legislations including banking reforms bill. Much of the time of both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya...
  • Afzal clemency debate: Uproar in J&K Assembly September 29, 2011

    New Delhi: The Afzal Guru clemency debate was stalled after there was uproar in Jammu and Kashmir Assembly for the second day on Thursday. Earlier, Assembly proceedings in Jammu and Kashmir was adjourned for the day on Wednesday. There was a scheduled debate and a vote on the resolution seeking mercy...
  • Uproar in Parliament over military pact with US July 22, 2009

    New Delhi: Under attack from the Opposition for "compromising" national sovereignty by agreeing to allow US inspection of military installations, the government on Tuesday asserted it has not bargained India's interest by going in for the End-User Monitoring Agreement with America. External Affairs Minister S M Krishna said "nobody should have...
  • Racism on radio: One man's innuendo, country's mindset October 3, 2007

    Last week, the hills of Darjeeling erupted in a mass outrage following an idle chatter by a radio jockey of a Delhi-based FM radio station, in which the RJ described recently crowned Indian Idol Prashant Tamang, as ‘chowkidwar se Indian Idol’. The radio jockey's racist remarks on Prashant Tamang's win...
  • Prashant Tamang furore: Red FM's clarification September 29, 2007

    New Delhi: The hills of Darjeeling have erupted in mass outrage following idle chatter by a radio jockey of a Delhi-based FM radio station, in which the RJ described recently crowned Indian Idol Prashant Tamang, as ‘chowkidwar se Indian Idol’. BSF has been called in Siliguri to control the situation...
  • Decision on Afzal to take time: Centre December 12, 2006

    New Delhi: A day ahead of the fifth anniversary of the December 13 Parliament attack, the Afzal issue has returned to haunt Parliament on Tuesday when the Opposition created an uproar in the House questioning the delay in the President's decision on Mohammed Afzal Guru's mercy petition. Responding to the Opposition...
  • Uproar in Parliament over Soren issue November 29, 2006

    New Delhi: The Shibu Soren issue rocked Parliament on Wednesday with the Opposition targeting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for inducting ‘tainted’ ministers but the ruling alliance hit back reminding the Opposition that L K Advani had continued as Deputy Prime Minister despite being chargesheeted in the Babri Masjid demolition case. It...