WAR OF WORDS

  • After 'donkey', Mamata calls Modi 'Mr Riots', says he'll sell the PM's chair May 9, 2014

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee fired yet another salvo at BJP prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi calling him 'danga babu' (which translates to 'Mr Riot'). During a public meet in Kolkata on Friday, Mamata accused Modi of instigating riots in Gujarat. Mamata also slammed Modi for 'declaring' him as...
  • SP wants Beni Prasad Verma out of Cabinet March 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Congress on Saturday maintained silence over Union Minister Beni Prasad Verma's renewed attack on outside ally Samajwadi Party, which is hopeful that he will be removed during a minor Cabinet reshuffle being talked about soon. Targeting the SP yet again on Saturday, he said that there will be...
  • 'Cong to suffer due to Beni's 'baseless' statements' March 30, 2013

    Lucknow: Reacting sharply to Union Minister Beni Prasad Verma's remark on its poll prospects, Samajwadi Party on Saturday said Congress would suffer due to such "baseless" statements and demanded his removal from the Union Ministry. Talking about the poll prospects of various parties in UP, Beni had said that Mulayam...
  • Onfield exchange part of the game: Ganguly January 27, 2012

    Adelaide: Former captain Sourav Ganguly feels that the onfield verbal exchange between Virat Kohli and Ben Hilfenhaus in the ongoing fourth and final Test between India and Australia is part and parcel of international cricket and signifies "competitive spirit." Young India batsman Kohli, who notched up his maiden Test hundred on...
  • GovtTeam Anna war over Lokpal continues June 17, 2011

    New Delhi: The Lokpal draft bill is reduced to a war of press conferences. Even as Anna Hazare said he will go on fast from Aug 16, the government said it won't be threatened, promising a strong draft bill by the end of the month. A day after the Lokpal committee...
  • Your dad, my dad: GadkariDiggy war of words July 15, 2010

    BJP President Nitin Gadkari and senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh stoop down to a verbal duel. ...
  • Tata gone, West Bengal wonders who to blame October 5, 2008

    As Tata pulls out of Singur, is it a disaster for Bengal and who is to blame? Karan Thapar debated these pertinent issues on War of Words with CPIM leader Niloptpal Basu, TMC leader Dinesh Trivedi, Chairman of Bajaj industries Rahul Bajaj and Chairman of RPG enterprises Sanjeev Goenka. The Tata...
  • estop: In the war of words, may the best Khan win March 14, 2008

    Mumbai: Though both SRK and Aamir claim to be good friends and keep saying that they 'would like to' work with each other, the fact is that it's seriously Khan vs Khan at the boxoffice. While of Shah Rukh's last three releases two were superthit, and Don did average...
  • SRK says 'thanks' to Aamir's No. 2 remark | Aamir's dig March 13, 2008

    Mumbai: After Aamir Khan's tongueincheek dig at fellow actor Shah Rukh Khan on Wednesday, labelling him number two, King Khan reacted with witticisms on Thursday, saying it was a great compliment to him. Ob being asked to react to Aamir Khan's widelyreported remark when he asked SRK how it feels to...
  • 1857 Mutiny hits political roadblock May 11, 2007

    New Delhi: On the 150th anniversary of the 1857 war of independence, the war of words its generated though is just beginning. It was an event that ran into controversy from the word go. The occasion to commemorate 150th years of the first war of independence resulted in a...
  • The great Indian reservation war December 21, 2006

    In CNNIBN's special series Ideas 2006 we bring you the big ideas of 2006. On Wednesday, the focus was on the big reservation debate. 2006 was a year when India witnessed the big reservation debate. New Delhi: The announcement of 27 per cent quota for Other Backward Castes (OBC) sounded the...
  • Bugti killing sparks IndoPak verbal war August 29, 2006

    New Delhi/Islamabad: The killing of Baloch leader Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti has triggered an IndoPak war of words with New Delhi asking Islamabad to address the 'aspirations' of people of Balochistan through talks rather than use of military force, drawing rejection by the neighbouring country. New Delhi, which has been decrying...