FTP

  • PCB happy with bilateral series deals in new FTP July 9, 2014

    Karachi: A top official of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said that it had got a good deal in finalising its bilateral series with other countries in the new future tours program of the International Cricket Council (ICC) that will run from 2015 to 2023. "The new FTP is good for...
  • FTP: Agenda for HRD Minister: What should be the HRD Minister's top priorities? May 29, 2014

    A day after Smriti Irani took charge of the Human Resource Development Ministry, a controversy stirred up over her educational qualification. However, new HRD Minister requested the people to judge her for her work. CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose asks the panel of experts what should be the HRD Minister's...
  • FTP: Will more women in Cabinet lead to greater women's empowerment? May 27, 2014

    Seven MPs represent the female brigade of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 45-member Council of Ministers. Six out of the seven enjoy Cabinet rank. CNN-IBN Deputy Sagarika Ghose asks the panel of experts if more women in Cabinet would lead to greater women's empowerment. ...
  • FTP: Will Modi critics be totally isolated now? May 21, 2014

    Noted writer Ananthamurthy has been placed under police protection at his Bangalore home as he has been targeted with hate calls, abusive e-mails and threatening messages by loyalists of PM-designate Narendra Modi. CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose discusses with a panel of experts whether Modi critics would be totally isolated...
  • FTP: Is Modi's oratory the hallmark of his leadership? May 20, 2014

    An emotionally high Bharatiya Janata Party Parliamentary party on Tuesday elected Narendra Modi as its leader, officially making him the Prime Minister-in-making. The meeting saw party patriarch LK Advani and Modi break down while speaking of the party and their service. CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose asks the panel of...
  • FTP: Is this election going to be marked by a culture of violence? March 5, 2014

    The day the Election Commission announced the dates for 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the Aam Aadmi Party and the Bharatiya Janata Party workers clashed in the national capital, Lucknow and Gujarat. CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose asks the panel of experts whether this election going to be marked by a...
  • FTP: Rajnath apologises to Muslims: Are young Muslims willing to give the BJP a chance? February 27, 2014

    BJP chief Rajnath Singh on Tuesday while addressing a gathering of Muslims in New Delhi apologised for the 'mistakes' made in the past and appealed to the minority community to give the party a chance. CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visited the Jamia Millia Islamia in New Delhi and asked...
  • FTP: Health Secretary transferred: Do honest bureaucrats have little chance in the system? February 26, 2014

    Union Health Secretary Keshav Desiraju was removed by the PMO earlier this month due to issues with the Cabinet Secretariat. Desiraju has been transferred to Consumer Affairs Ministry. CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose asks the panel of experts, whether honest bureaucrats have little chance in the system. ...
  • FTP: Kejriwal, Shinde attack journalists: Is the media a soft target for politicians? February 25, 2014

    The recent attacks by Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde and former Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on the media has raised serious questions on the journalists becoming a soft target for politicians. ...
  • FTP: Does Tarun Tejpal have a valid case to project himself as a victim? February 19, 2014

    After being charged with rape, sexual harassment and outraging the modesty of a woman by the Goa Police on Monday, Tehelka founder-editor Tarun Tejpal issued a statement on Tuesday evening alleging political vendetta. Tejpal has also got no relief from custody as his bail plea has been adjourned till March...
  • FTP: Has the pepper spray incident heightened public disgust with politicians? February 13, 2014

    The Lok Sabha witnessed chaotic scenes on Thursday morning. The moment Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde tabled the Bill in the Lok Sabha, industrialist and suspended Congress MP L Rajagopal, from Vijayawada, did the unthinkable. He sprayed pepper sprays in the House. It caused burning sensations to several MPs...
  • FTP: Attacks on Northeast students: Time for icons of the region to speak up? February 12, 2014

    With the reports of attack on Northeast people in the last week and the death of Arunachal Pardesh boy Nido Taniam, serious questions have been raised over their security. CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose asks the panel of experts if the time has come for icons of the region to...
  • FTP: Is Hasiba Amin being targeted for appearing in Rahul Gandhi ad? February 4, 2014

    Hasiba Amin, who is the face of Congress party's pre-election TV commercial 'Yuva Josh', is being targeted on social media. People allege she is a tainted Congress worker. CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose discussed with a panel of experts whether Hasiba Amin is being targeted as she featured in a...
  • FTP: Asha Mirje controversial remarks: Do members of women's commissions obstruct gender justice? January 29, 2014

    Asha Mirje, a member of the Maharashtra Women Commission, stirred quite a controversy by putting the onus of blame on women for rape rather than on the perpetrators. She said, during a speech in Nagpur, "women too are responsible to an extent (for rape). Their clothing and behaviour too play...
  • FTP: One month of AAP government in Delhi: Is AAP honeymoon over? January 28, 2014

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government completes one month on Tuesday. The AAP government has been in the news mostly for the wrong reasons ever since it took charge on December 28. ...
  • FTP: Birbhum gang rape: Is the Khap mentality spreading across India? January 27, 2014

    The 20-year-old woman was gangraped for falling in love with a man from a different community. The young woman had been gangraped by 12 men on orders of a Panchayat as punishment. The investigation officer, Bahadur Mondal, a sub-inspector with Labhpur PS, Birbhum, has been removed following criticism over the...
  • FTP: Khirki Chaupal: Is moral policing the correct way to make cities safe? January 23, 2014

    CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits Khirki Extension in Malviya Nagar which is the epicentre of the controversies surrounding Delhi's Law Minister Somnath Bharti. While some women activists argued that Bharti should have followed the law, many residents defended his decision to conduct a midnight raid at the house of...
  • FTP: Can AAP style protests bring real change? January 21, 2014

    The AAP dharna was called off on Tuesday evening only after high drama on the streets of Delhi with AAP supporters breaking barricades at several places and clashing with the police. 15 people, including some policemen, were injured in the scuffle. AAP leaders claimed that those who spurred the violence...
  • FTP: Is there an housing apartheid when it comes to castes and communities? November 11, 2013

    A leading property portal is in the line of fire after a broker posted an advertisement for the sale of a flat in Mumbai clearly mentioning that Muslims are not welcomed. The advertisement about a flat located at Dadar's Hindu Colony in Mumbai was put up on 99acres.com by broker...
  • FTP: Does India need universal toilets more than it needs temples? October 7, 2013

    Build toilets first and temples later, said Hindutva icon and BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi last week. Speaking at a function organised in New Delhi for the youth, Modi said he dared to say so even though his image as a Hindutva leader did not allow him. A similar...
  • FTP: Ordinance rolled back, Lalu goes to jail: Has middle class power come of age? October 3, 2013

    With the Cabinet rolling back the ordinance shielding convicted legislators, Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad was sentenced to jail for five years in the fodder scam. CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose discusses with a panel of experts with ordinance being rolled back, has middle class power come of age. ...
  • Indo-Pak Test series not possible before 2013 January 22, 2012

    Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has admitted that any realistic chance of a bilateral Test series with India would not be possible before 2013. Chief Operating Officer Subhan Ahmad told PTI that in the new ICC Future Tour Programme (FTP) to be enforced from April this year, it appeared that...
  • Warne bemoans too much cricket December 20, 2011

    Melbourne: Australian spin legend Shane Warne has urged the sport's administrators to pack the cricket calendar in a better way if they want to ensure that the careers of modern-day players are not derailed by injury. "The bottom line is they have to play too much cricket - there's just too...
  • PCB to lure teams with foolproof security December 10, 2011

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board has reportedly finalized foolproof security plans for the visiting cricket teams, official sources revealed on Saturday. The first step for the PCB will be trying to convince Bangladesh, where the Pakistani cricket team is playing these days, Xinhua reported. According to sources, the PCB's newly-appointed chairman Zaka...