Thursday, 1 December, 2022

Topic: Controversy

Rakesh Sachan — ‘controversial’ UP minister who pulled ‘disappearing’ act after guilty verdict

Lucknow: The recent disappearance of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) minister Rakesh Sachan from court, and his subsequent reappearance has caused much drama in Uttar...

Fuss over Ranveer Singh’s nude photos isn’t a first, Milind Soman-Madhu Sapre ad is a reminder

A 1995 advertisement for the shoe brand courted controversy for featuring nude photographs of the two models. The brain behind the campaign was advertising legend Elsie Nanji.

J&K’s ‘Singham’ IPS officer Basant Rath resigns, may join ‘noble profession’ of politics

The suspended IPS officer made headlines often for the wrong reasons, but enjoyed a huge fan base in J&K because of his unorthodox but effective style of policing.

CLAT question on Brahmin Pandit ‘raping’ child causes stir, forces publishers to apologise

The question asks who could claim compensation for a child victim kidnapped and raped by a ‘Brahmin Pandit’. The publishers, Oswaal Books, have said they are recalling the books.  

Are there no checks? How offensive Layer’r SHOT body spray ads reached your TV

Two advertisements released by Layer'r SHOT for their body spray have been accused of distasteful innuendo. They have been pulled down from all platforms.

Who is Nupur Sharma? DUSU ex-president & LSE alum now suspended by BJP for remarks on Prophet

Sharma, who lost to Arvind Kejriwal in 2015 Delhi assembly polls and was made BJP national spokesperson in 2020, is a popular figure on TV debates & known for controversial statements.

Karnataka BJP chief calls Rahul Gandhi a ‘drug peddler & addict’, Congress wants him sacked

Nalin Kumar Kateel’s comments on Rahul Gandhi comes just weeks after he called former Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah a 'terrorist'.

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Congress MP Shashi Tharoor (Photo/ANI)

Operation ‘Discipline Tharoor’ failed in Kerala. But battle against Pinarayi won’t be easy

If his attacks on Modi and the BJP are any indication, Tharoor would rather be measured than go all-out, especially as an exponent of positive politics.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.