Face The Nation

  • FTP: Are celebrities trying to create sympathy for Subrata Roy Sahara? March 5, 2014

    Subrata Roy's friends especially from film industry has extended their support to the Sahara chief. During a special press conference in Mumbai, they conveyed their personal opinion on the Sahara chief. ...
  • Kerry condemns Russia's 'incredible act of aggression' in Ukraine March 2, 2014

    Western powers are prepared "to go to the hilt" to isolate Russia for its military incursion into Ukraine, "an incredible act of aggression" that may lead to visa bans, asset freezes, trade and investment penalties, and a boycott of a Russian-hosted economic summit of global powers in June, Secretary of...
  • 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...
  • Watch: Khirki Extension residents defend Somnath Bharti raid January 23, 2014

    CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose gauges the public mood at Khirki Extension, where Delhi's Law Minister Somnath Bharti carried out a midnight right on complaints of sex and drug racketeering against the African nationals residing there. ...
  • FTP: Are Nigerians in Goa victims of stereotypes or do they have a lot to answer for? November 7, 2013

    The diplomatic row between India and Nigeria over the tension caused by Nigerian nationals who blocked the national highway in Goa last week could further worsen with the Goa government hardening its stand calling the Nigerian community a 'cancer' to the state. ...
  • FTP: BSP MP, wife arrested after maid's death: Is abuse of domestic help increasing? November 6, 2013

    Bahujan Samaj Party MP Dhananjay Singh and his wife Jagriti Singh were taken into police custody after they were arrested in connection with the death of their 35 year old household help. Another of the Singh's domestic help, a minor, has also spoken about how Jagriti used to hit, beat,...
  • FTP: What does the rise of Aam Aadmi Party mean for Indian Politics? October 31, 2013

    Delhi is slipping away from the ruling Congress with even the image of Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, who has scored a hat-trick of victories in Assembly elections, taking a massive beating this time. The third player in the fray, Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is likely to both eat...
  • FTP: Is the Nitish government failing to maintain law and order in Bihar? October 29, 2013

    As serial blasts hit Patna on Sunday, IBN18 Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose discusses with a panel of experts whether the Nitish Kumar government has failed to maintain law and order in Bihar. ...
  • FTP Has Akhilesh Yadav proved to be a total letdown as UP Chief Minister? September 18, 2013

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has come under criticism from Opposition for trying to protect its MLAs against the arrest over Muzaffarnagar riots. The Akhilesh government was earlier attacked for the mishandling of the riots. ...
  • Face the People: Does social media play a role in inciting violence? September 9, 2013

    Assuring that the situation in the riot-hit area of Muzaffarnagar will be brought under control, Uttar Pradesh Akhilesh Yadav said that maximum forces have been deployed in the area. Akhilesh also said officials have been ordered to act tough against rioters. ...
  • Face the People: Do the best and brightest no longer want to become teachers? September 5, 2013

    Teacher's Day is being celebrated across the country to commemorate the birth anniversary of former president and eminent scholar Dr Sarvepalli Radhakhrishnan. ...
  • FTP: Do Kashmiris support the separatist opposition to Zubin Mehta's concert? August 28, 2013

    The separatists in Jammu and Kashmir have opposed the musical maestro Zubin Mehta's 'Ehasas-e-Kashmir' concert to be held in Srinagar on September 7 calling it inappropriate at a time when the region is under turmoil. ...
  • FTP: Is the Food Security Bill good politics but bad economics? August 26, 2013

    The Food Security Bill, which seeks to provide cheap foodgrains to 82 crore people in the country, is the biggest programme in the world to fight hunger. ...
  • FTP: Are godmen like Asaram Bapu a product of blind faith? August 22, 2013

    Self-styled godman Asaram is in the middle of yet another controversy with a case of sexual assault registered against him on the basis of a complaint by a 16-year-old girl. ...
  • FTP: Is the Indian preference for fair skin becoming an obsession? August 21, 2013

    'Dark is Beautiful' is the name of a new campaign launched to campaign against the Indian obsession with fair skin. It was the second most shared article last week. The article has once again has once again reignited the debate on whether the Indian preference for fair skin is now...
  • FTP: Is there no help available for those who fall on bad times? August 19, 2013

    Sunita Naik might look like a beggar today but once she owned two flats in Mumbai's posh Worli and rode in chauffeur driven cars. She is well educated and speaks five languages. ...
  • FTP: Are peaceniks being edged out of the Indo-Pakistan equation? August 8, 2013

    Under sustained attack from the Opposition over his statement on the killing of five Indian soldiers in Poonch sector in Jammu and Kashmir, Union Defence Minister AK Antony on Thursday made a U-turn and blamed the Pakistan Army for the "brutal" and "unprovoked" act. ...
  • FTP: Do young Kashmiris continue to face discrimination from the government? August 6, 2013

    Just a day after CNN-IBN highlighted the bureaucratic hassles faced by a 15-year-old girl from Jammu and Kashmir in getting her passport, the state government has issued the document to Sufaira Nazir on Tuesday. ...
  • FTP: Is the IAS dream becoming a nightmare? August 6, 2013

    Durga Shakti Nagpal, the 28-year-old SDM of GB Nagar, who led the crackdown on sand mining mafia in her district, was suspended on July 27 ostensibly for ordering the demolition of the wall allegedly without following the due process. ...
  • FTP: As an Indian citizen, I don't want Modi as my PM, says Amartya Sen July 23, 2013

    Nobel laureate Amartya Sen has come out strongly against Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP poll panel chief Narendra Modi saying he would not like to see Modi as the Prime Minister of India. ...
  • FTP: Is it becoming increasingly difficult to become a doctor in India? July 18, 2013

    The Supreme Court on Thursday quashed the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for admissions into all medical and dental colleges. The apex court ruled that the Medical Council of India cannot conduct a unified examination. ...
  • Face The People: Should 18 become the legal age for drinking? July 17, 2013

    A pub in Gurgaon's DT City Mall is in trouble after police found that alcohol was being served to school children. At the time of the raid, 115 people between ages of 15 and 20 were present in the pub and consuming alcohol. ...
  • FTP: Modi and Muslims: Will there always be a trust deficit? July 16, 2013

    In the last few days Modi has been facing severe criticism over his 'puppy' remark over the 2002 Gujarat riots and 'Hindu nationalist' remark. ...
  • FTP: Is the veil of silence over domestic violence being broken at last? July 12, 2013

    Former Miss World and actress Yukta Mookhey has lodged an FIR against her husband Prince Tuli for alleged domestic violence. ...
  • FTP: Is sexual abuse of men not given due attention by law and police? July 9, 2013

    Former Madhya Pradesh finance minister Raghavji has been remanded to judicial custody till July 22 in the alleged sodomy case against him. ...
  • FTP: Should Hindu spiritual leaders organise the Char Dham Yatra? July 3, 2013

    The Uttarakhand government on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that rescue operations in the state are now over. The Supreme Court has now asked the Uttarakhand government to file an affidavit in this regard by July 10. ...
  • FTP: Is exemplary punishment needed for medical negligence? July 2, 2013

    The Calcutta High Court on Monday has orders 17 Kolkata doctors including former West Bengal medical council members to stand trial for criminal conspiracy in 1998 Anuradha Saha medical negligence case. ...
  • FTN: Is there still no political will to create safety of women? June 19, 2013

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is in the middle of a controversy yet again. She lost her cool yet again and went to the extent of saying that the Barasat gangrape and murder accused are CPM workers and those protesting are CPM cadre. ...
  • FTN: US surveillance: Is complete privacy impossible in the quest for security? June 13, 2013

    A 29-year-old contractor who claims to have worked at the National Security Agency and the CIA allowed himself to be revealed on Sunday as the source of disclosures about the US government's secret surveillance programmes, risking prosecution by the US government. ...
  • FTN: Young actors in danger of succumbing to the pressures of the industry? June 12, 2013

    The Mumbai Police on Tuesday claimed to have found five letters written by Bollywood actress Jiah Khan at the residence of her boyfriend, son of actor Aditya Pancholi, Suraj Pancholi. The content of the five letters is not known yet. ...