Debate

  • Jayalalithaa accepts Karunanidhi's challenge for open debate on Cauvery 15-04-2014 05:54 PM

    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...
  • Parliament to take up Telangana Bill for discussion on Tuesday 17-02-2014 02:36 PM

    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 11-02-2014 02:15 PM

    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 10-02-2014 10:59 PM

    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. CNN-IBN 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 21-01-2014 07:13 PM

    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...
  • BJP ambivalent on homosexuality law, says debate not yet over 20-12-2013 05:35 PM

    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.......
  • Rising Girl: A film to increase public dialogue on gender 01-11-2013 06:05 PM

    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...
  • Democracy Debate: First past the post system helps mirror diversity 25-10-2013 12:01 PM

    After 15 elections to the Lok Sabha and an equal (if not more) number of elections to the State Legislative Assemblies, the debate on the suitability of the First Past the Post (FPTP) system is still very much alive. Advocates of a Proportionate Representation (PR) system argue that the nature...
  • Proportional representation: A difficult choice 24-10-2013 01:49 PM

    As the debate on electoral reforms gathers momentum, thanks to the latest verdicts delivered by the apex court, be it in the case of disqualification of convicted legislators or bringing political parties under the ambit of the RTI Act, some commentators and NGOs are now arguing that the FPTP (first...
  • A case for proportional representation system in India 21-10-2013 12:02 PM

    It is being argued that India is a case for proportional representation system (PR). The current system of winner takes it all, even if the winning party gets just 1 vote more than all other candidates in the fray is also known as First Past The Post (FPTP). In a...
  • Manual scavenging is a pernicious practice, sanctified by the caste system: Jairam Ramesh 10-10-2013 11:22 AM

    New Delhi: As the temple vs toilet debate refuses to die, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh, who no longer holds the sanitation portfolio, is using every opportunity to push the case for more toilets to end open defaecation, eradication of the pernicious practice of manual scavenging and the rehabilitation of...
  • Full text: Nawaz Sharif's statement at UNGA 27-09-2013 11:51 PM

    Mr. President, Excellencies, Distinguished Delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen, I congratulate you on your election as the President of the United Nations General Assembly. It is a fitting recognition of your distinguished career. I also commend Mr. Vuk Jeremic, for his outstanding leadership of the General Assembly in the past one...
  • Antony skips ASEAN meet in Brunei for Food Bill debate 27-08-2013 07:54 PM

    New Delhi: In view of the ongoing Parliament session and related political activities, Defence Minister A.K. Antony has decided to pull out of the three-day ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting (ADMM) Plus starting in Brunei on Wednesday. The Defence Ministry took the decision in view of the ongoing Parliament session and...
  • Food Bill is a vote-securing bill, says BJP 26-08-2013 06:49 PM

    BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi spoke on the Food Security Bill and said that it will provide adequate food to all. He asked on what basis is 'adequate' being calculated. Do they mean calorie intake, protein intake or productivity? The bill said that it is universal, but it provides food...
  • Modi dares PM for a debate in his Independence Day speech 15-08-2013 03:34 PM

    Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi dared Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for a debate. Soon after Singh ended his address to the nation, Modi delivered speech attacking the PM and Congress and blamed the dynasty politics for the current situation. ...
  • Modi should debate with me then think about PM: Digvijaya 15-08-2013 02:33 PM

    Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh said Gujarat Chief Narendra Modi is playing politics over the Prime Minister's speech to acquire his office. He should forget the PM, I am ready to debate with Modi on his achievements. ...
  • Sonia may be first Cong speaker in LS debate on Food Bill 13-08-2013 10:37 PM

    New Delhi: UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi is likely to be the first speaker from the Congress in the debate in Lok Sabha on the Food Security Bill, termed a game-changer by the ruling party. She was to speak on Tuesday after BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi initiated the debate on...
  • Congress issues whip to MPs to attend Food Bill debate in Lok Sabha 13-08-2013 05:10 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress on Tuesday issued whip to party MPs to be present in the Lok Sabha during debate on Food Security Bill on Wednesday. The Bill was introduced in Parliament by Food Minister KV Thomas on August 7 to replace the an ordinance passed by the Cabinet in...
  • Junglistan's poverty line: Meal for Rs 12 is possible

    Life As It Is |  Rajesh Kumar
    Panchayat elections are almost a year away but already Junglistan is talking about them. Every day begins with a cup of chaya at Ittooppu's tea...

  • Can one get a meal for Rs 5? CNN-IBN finds out 26-07-2013 06:56 PM

    A day after Congress leaders claimed that one can get a complete meal at Re 1, Rs 5, Rs 12 and Rs 15, CNN-IBN did a ground check which shows that the politicians not related by the ground reality. ...
  • Can one get a meal for Rs 5? Not in Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata 26-07-2013 01:50 PM

    New Delhi: A day after Congress leaders claimed that one can get a complete meal at Re 1, Rs 5, Rs 12 and Rs 15, CNN-IBN did a ground check which shows that the politicians not related by the ground reality. Mumbaikars have slammed Congress spokesperson Raj Babbar, who had...
  • Mumbaikars' answer to Raj Babbar: A meal cost Rs 12, twenty years back 26-07-2013 08:22 AM

    Mumbai: A day after Congress spokesperson Raj Babbar claimed that he can get a complete meal in Mumbai for Rs 12, CNN-IBN did a ground check which shows that it's just another bogus comment by a politician. Mumbaikars have slammed Babbar for his comment and said that the claim is...
  • Raj Babbar hits back at BJP, says he can get a meal for Rs 12 25-07-2013 08:27 AM

    New Delhi: Congress leader Raj Babbar hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party over the poverty figure debate and said he can have a proper meal for Rs 12 in Mumbai. "Even today, I can have a proper meal in Mumbai for Rs 12," Babbar said. The Congress leader remarks...
  • Brazil's Rousseff proposes reform to quell protests 25-06-2013 07:02 AM

    Sao Paulo: Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Monday proposed a popular referendum to embark on a sweeping political reform in response to the country's largest public protests in 20 years. Rousseff called for a public vote to eventually amend Brazil's constitution as she sought to seize the momentum in a...
  • Telangana Cong MPs to hold sit-in at Parliament on Monday 28-04-2013 08:25 PM

    Hyderabad: Some Congress MPs from Telangana region, who have been in the forefront of the campaign for separate statehood, would undertake sit-in on the premises of Parliament house on Monday. Congress Lok Sabha member from Karimnagar Ponnam Prabhakar said MPs from Telangana would observe the sit-in at Gandhi statue in...
  • BJP PM candidate: After Yashwant, Shivraj backs Advani 15-04-2013 06:20 PM

    New Delhi: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has raked up the BJP Prime Ministerial candidate debate again with a statement clearly backing party leader LK Advani. "There is no doubting the fact that LK Advani is our tallest leader," Chouhan said in an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN. Chouhan's...
  • Delhi gangrape: Should nature of crime and not age determine punishment? 29-01-2013 11:08 PM

    The Juvenile Justice Board has ruled that the sixth accused in the Delhi gangrape case, allegedly the one who most brutally assaulted the braveheart, is a minor. ...
  • Congress tides over difficult 2012 25-12-2012 12:05 PM

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