World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday June 18, 2015
A British artist who created a controversial sculpture at the Palace of Versailles that has become known as the "queen's vagina" lashed out at French "intolerance" today after his work was vandalised.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday May 18, 2015
The Kejriwal government's controversial defamation circular against the media came under fresh attack on Sunday with an article in the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) mouthpiece calling it "draconian" and an attempt to take away the freedom of speech and expression.
India News | Reported by Sonal Mehrotra, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Sunday May 10, 2015
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is arguing in favour of freedom of speech in the Supreme Court after a couple of defamation cases were filed against him. But the Delhi government has apparently decided to take the media to court for news that might damage its reputation.
Delhi News | Reported by Shilpa Johnson, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Thursday April 16, 2015
A student of Delhi's prestigious St Stephen's college has gone to court after being suspended for launching an online magazine, a controversial move that has raised a freedom of speech debate.
India News | Reported by Manish Kumar and Alok Pandey, Edited by Shyam Balasubramanian | Wednesday April 1, 2015
Giriraj Singh of Bihar has a high hit rate in delivering maximally offensive remarks, but that hasn't impeded his political growth. In November, he was made a Union Minister though he was on bail at the time in a case that accused him of a hate speech in his home state. Ahead of the national election, Mr Singh had vowed publicly that critics of Nar...
India News | Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Sunday March 29, 2015
Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal asked delegates at the party's National Council meeting on Saturday to choose between him and dissident founder members Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav.
India News | NDTV.com | Sunday March 29, 2015
A day after the controversial National Council meeting of the Aam Aadmi Party, in which founding members Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan were voted out of the 21-member National Executive, the party has released a video of Mr Kejriwal's speech at the meeting.
India News | Edited by Shyam Balasubramanian | Tuesday March 24, 2015
The Supreme Court has quashed Section 66(A) of the Information Technology Act on Tuesday, terming it "vague" and "unconstitutional". The controversial section has long been decried by activists, freedom of speech and internet freedom campaigners as being aimed solely at muzzling dissent and differences of opinion on the internet.
India News | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Tuesday March 24, 2015
The end of a controversial law seen as an infringement of freedom of speech online marks a big victory for Shreya Singhal, the young law student who first challenged it in the Supreme Court.
India News | Reported by Ketki Angre; Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Monday February 2, 2015
Despite the Prime Minister's private warnings to his party to restrain from controversial comments, a new hate speech has been delivered by the BJP's Sadhvi Prachi.
World News | Associated Press | Tuesday January 20, 2015
Some countries have allowed Muslims to establish autonomous neighborhoods in cities where they govern by a harsh version of Islamic law, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal said on Monday at a speech in London.
India News | Written by Nikita Niraj Arora | Monday January 5, 2015
An invited plenary speaker at the Indian Science Congress in Mumbai today, raised eyebrows after he delivered a 30 minute speech on ancient Indian aviation technology. Captain Anand Bodas said planes were invented in the Vedic Age by a sage. He also said they could travel from one planet to another, halt mid air and move in any direction thereafter...
India News | Written by Kashish | Wednesday December 10, 2014
The BJP-led government is likely to defend before the Supreme Court a controversial provision in the Information Technology Act, sources have told NDTV.
India News | Reported by Akhilesh Sharma; Edited by Mala Das | Friday December 5, 2014
The controversial minister whose hate speech has provoked demands for her resignation will continue to campaign in Delhi, said BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu today. He is the Parliamentary Affairs Minister.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Friday December 5, 2014
A public meeting to be addressed on Thursday evening by controversial union minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti was cancelled at the last minute, with the BJP saying she could not attend because of "urgent personal work."
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday December 2, 2014
Congress today questioned the "culpable silence" of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the controversial remarks by Union Minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti and suspected a political motive behind her utterances ahead of Delhi assembly polls.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday September 14, 2014
In controversial remarks, BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj today alleged that madrassas were giving "education of terrorism".
India News | Reported by Sandeep Phukan | Wednesday August 13, 2014
In Parliament today, BJP lawmaker Yogi Adityanath delivered a controversial speech, which included the declaration that "Hindus, when threatened, must be prepared to organize themselves and fight back."
South | Press Trust of India | Saturday August 2, 2014
Police have sought the video of writer and activist Arundhati Roy's controversial speech at Kerala University last month following a complaint.
Elections News | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Tuesday April 22, 2014
Narendra Modi's close aide Amit Shah has clarified his controversial "revenge" speech in the riot-scarred Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh, which led to a brief ban on his rallies in the state.
Cheat Sheet | Reported by Rohit Bhan; Edited by Abhinav Bhatt | Tuesday April 22, 2014
In a series of tweets this morning, Narendra Modi, the BJP's prime ministerial candidate, appeared to express firm disapproval of controversial remarks made recently by two leaders, one a member of his party, and the other a senior representative of the right-wing Vishwa Hindu Parishad or VHP.
Elections News | Reported by A Vaidyanathan, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Friday April 18, 2014
Amit Shah, the controversial aide of Narendra Modi, who was banned from campaigning in Uttar Pradesh after he delivered a hate speech, accepted his mistake, said Election Commission sources, justifying the decision to let him get back to the campaign trail.
Elections News | Indo-Asian News Service | Tuesday April 1, 2014
The Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday said it was not satisfied with NCP chief Sharad Pawar's explanation over his controversial statement asking people to vote from more than one place, but said it would not pursue the matter further.
India News | NDTV.com | Thursday February 20, 2014
Amid massive sloganeering and chaos, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced a special package for Seemandhra in a debate on in the Rajya Sabha on the controversial bill which creates a Telangana state by bifurcating Andhra Pradesh.