DEBATE

  • Roomates stab each other, steal car over Android vs iPhone debate April 18, 2015

    New Delhi: A heated debate over whose smartphone was better landed two roommates behind the bars in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The roommates, Jiro oMendez and Elias Ecevo allegedly stabbed each other as they argued over whether Android smartphones were better than Apple iPhones. On April 17, the local police received reports of...
  • Not just you, the dress colour divides Hollywood stars as well! February 28, 2015

    New Delhi: The colour of a dress has sparked a huge debate online with Hollywood celebrities from Taylor Swift to Juliane Moore commenting on it. The funny phenomenon was started by a tumblr user named bellasfault. She posted the image of the dress and asked others' opinion about its colour saying,...
  • Police bans TV debates in public spaces ahead of Delhi elections January 18, 2015

    New Delhi: In the run-up to the Assembly polls, Delhi Police has prohibited shooting of TV debates in public spaces after a violent clash between BJP and AAP activists in south Delhi's Tughlakabad area on January 3 left at least 12 people injured. A decision in this regard was taken...
  • Censor board member says he objected to 'PK' prior to its release, Shankaracharya Swaroopanand demands a CBI probe January 6, 2015

    Narsinghpur: A film censor board member on Monday said he had objected to some scenes of Aamir Khan's 'PK' ahead of its release but was ignored, as Shankaracharya Swaroopanand Saraswati demanded a CBI probe over how the movie got the censor board certificate. Some censor board members Monday visited the ashram...
  • 'PK' should not be opposed on flimsy grounds by people who haven't even seen the film: Swami Agnivesh January 3, 2015

    New Delhi: Aamir Khan-starrer 'PK' should not be opposed on "flimsy" grounds by people who haven't even seen the film, Arya Samaj leader Swami Agnivesh said Friday. "I think it is high time that a film like 'PK' must be welcomed by one and all. It should not be opposed on...
  • 'PK' is against religious frauds: Ved Pratap Vaidik January 1, 2015

    New Delhi: As Hindu right-wing groups continue their protests over 'PK', veteran journalist and activist Ved Pratap Vaidik says people are opposing the Aamir Khan movie because of a "misunderstanding" and they should watch it before going against it as the movie is actually against religious frauds and people who...
  • Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore: 'PK' detractors free to move court December 31, 2014

    New Delhi: It was beyond the scope of the information and broadcasting ministry to restrict the viewing of Aamir Khan's movie "PK" and those opposed to it were at liberty to move court, union minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore said Tuesday. "The information and broadcasting ministry has no legal right whatsoever to...
  • Bangalore rape: Such incidents happened earlier as well, says ex-student October 31, 2014

    Speaking to CNN-IBN, an ex student of the school claimed that there had been more such incidents in the school in the past. "This incident has come out now but there was another man, over 60 years old, who used to do the same thing but that never came out...
  • Retirement age necessary in politics as well: Congress leader Janardhan Dwivedi August 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Days after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) dropped senior leaders from its Parliamentary Board, senior Congress leader Janardhan Dwivedi sparked off a debate. Dwivedi said on Thursday that there should be a retirement age in politics. He went on to say that in active politics, preference must be given...
  • Social media not a vehicle of debate, instead encourages selfcensorship: Study August 27, 2014

    Washington: People who use Facebook and Twitter are less likely than others to share their opinions on hotbutton issues, even when they are offline, according to a surprising new survey by the Pew Research Center. The study, done in conjunction with Rutgers University in New Jersey, challenges the view of social...
  • Making schools safe: Need to frame clear policies to curb violence against children July 21, 2014

    The arrest of a school skating instructor for the rape of a 6yearold child in a Bangalore school has sparked a nationwide debate on the need to reascertain and frame the right policies to safeguard the security of children in school, and to curb the incidences of violence against students....
  • Karnataka CM seen sleeping in Assembly during debate on sexual offences July 18, 2014

    Bangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Friday found himself in an embarrassing spot as video footage on TV channels showed him apparently dozing off during a debate on sexual offences against women in the Legislative Assembly. Siddaramaiah was seen in the video grab tilting his head in the front with eyes...
  • High drama in Rajya Sabha as MP lists debate on Gaza without Sushma Swaraj's consent July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: There was high drama in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday due to confusion over a debate on the Gaza crisis. Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar had listed the debate, but External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj wrote to the Rajya Sabha Chairman claiming that her consent wasn't sought before...
  • Rape law debate: Should juveniles get the same punishment as adults? July 14, 2014

    Women and Child Welfare Minister Maneka Gandhi has said that juveniles who commit rape should be tried as adults. She also said that she is personally working to amend the law so that 16yearolds are brought out of the purview of the Juvenile Justice Act. ...
  • DU remains firm on its stand, decides to retain the FYUP June 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Keeping firm on its stand, the Delhi University has decided to retain its Four Year University Programme. The Academic Council of the University of Delhi held a meeting on Saturday on University Grants Commission's (UGC) letter which sought a review of the FYUP. UGC had said that to maintain...
  • Venkaiah Naidu blames Congress for Hindi directive June 20, 2014

    Chennai: Senior BJP leader and Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu has blamed the previous Congress for the directive promoting Hindi across India. Speaking to the media he said "I don't know why this controversy is happening. We have not done anything. This circular was issued on March 10. We weren't...
  • Congress opposes Hindi push, warns of backlash June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress on Friday attacked the government for directing officials to use Hindi in social media, warning that this will lead to a backlash in nonHindi speaking states. "There will be a backlash in nonHindi states, in particular in Tamil Nadu... The government is advised to proceed with caution,"...
  • Use all languages on social media: CPIM June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The CPIM today criticized the government decision to use Hindi as the sole medium of communication for government information on social media. A statement from the Communist Party of IndiaMarxist said this went "against the principle of linguistic equality and is an injustice to other national languages. "The government...
  • Watch: Cyrus Broacha moderate an election debate May 11, 2014

    In this week's 'The Election That Isn't', Cyrus Broacha conducts an election debate. ...
  • Young India Debates: Influence of social media in politics May 4, 2014

    In third show of the special series 'Young India Debates', CNNIBN's Anubha Bhonsle visits Manav Rachna International University in Faridabad and discusses the politics and social media with the students and the panel of experts. ...
  • Advani favours USstyle debate in India while addressing rally in Pithoragarh May 2, 2014

    Senior BJP leader LK Advani on Friday favoured USstyle public debate between main competing candidates for the post of Prime Minister in India. "Instead of rallies by different political parties, the Election Commission should organise discussions between main contenders for the post of Prime Minister in particular election," Advani said while...
  • Watch: 'Young India Debates' on 2014 Lok Sabha elections April 27, 2014

    In the run to 2014 Lok Sabha elections, CNNIBN brings forth the issues raised by firsttime voters. ...
  • Watch: Mumbaikars expectations from politicians in 'Young India Debates' April 19, 2014

    In 'Young India Debates' first episode IBN18 Network Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai spoke to the younsters of Mumbai that what they want from the politicians. The show also had panelists from Congress, BJP and AAP. Congress leader Milind Deora, BJP leader Poonam Mahajan and AAP leader Medha Patkar spoke about the...
  • Jayalalithaa accepts Karunanidhi's challenge for open debate on Cauvery April 15, 2014

    AIADMK supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on accepted the gauntlet thrown by her arch-rival DMK president M Karunanidhi for an open debate on the Cauvery issue, saying she was prepared to face him in the state assembly. Repeatedly charging Karunanidhi with betraying the state on the emotive inter-state...
  • Parliament to take up Telangana Bill for discussion on Tuesday February 17, 2014

    New Delhi: With just a few days left for the Parliament's Winter Session to conclude, the House will take up the controversial Telangana Bill for debate on Tuesday. The Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath on Monday told reporters that the Bill would be discussed in Parliament on Tuesday. Telangana Bill...
  • PM raps Kejriwal, calls for moderation in public debate on corruption February 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh rapped Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday saying that there was a need to trivialise debate on corruption. Calling for moderation in the public debate on corruption, Dr Singh said, "We must make sure that honest officers are not harassed for bonafide mistakes,"...
  • Infosys Prize 2013: The science and society debate February 10, 2014

    The Infosys Awards are in the 5th year. This year, these awards have been instituted to recognise excellence in the pure sciences and in the social sciences. CNNIBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose asks the panel if India is doing enough to bring its scientists back to the country. ...
  • Andhra bifurcation: State government seeks four more weeks to debate Telangana bill January 21, 2014

    Andhra Pradesh government has sought extension of the January 23 deadline by four more weeks for discussing and debating the Telangana bill in the state Assembly before it returning to the President. The Home Ministry has sent the Andhra Pradesh government's letter to the Prime Minister's Office, which in turn will...
  • BJP ambivalent on homosexuality law, says debate not yet over December 20, 2013

    BJP on Friday suggested that its stand on the Supreme Court judgement on Section 377 of IPC which upheld criminality of homosexual relations is still open, saying the debate over the issue is not yet over. "If you look at the issue, I don't think the debate is still over.... The...
  • Rising Girl: A film to increase public dialogue on gender November 1, 2013

    New Delhi: US ambassador Nancy J. Powell has announced a project, 'Girl Rising Country Partnership', which will increase public dialogue on gender and education around the world using the medium of a film. Under this project by the US Agency for International Development's (USAID), the film, 'Rising Girl' will be screened...