Should India Abolish the Death Penalty?
Jul 30, 2015
Opinion | Ashok Malik | Friday July 31, 2015
How does one compare wrongdoing? Why should an Ajmal Kasab hang if those who killed Rajiv Gandhi don't need to? How is Yakub Memon designated more evil and less capable of redemption than Surendra Koli, the child killer of Nithari?
Opinion | Shashi Tharoor | Wednesday July 29, 2015
Our media sees every debate in the binary terms made famous by George W. Bush: "are you with us or against us?"
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday July 27, 2015
President Barack Obama delivered a withering critique of the vitriol-filled 2016 US presidential debate Monday, saying its tone was not worthy of voters.
World News | Reuters | Monday July 27, 2015
U.S. Republican presidential contender Rand Paul said on Sunday he plans to push Congress to cut federal funding for the non-profit reproductive healthcare organization Planned Parenthood in a debate over its treatment of aborted fetal tissue.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday July 26, 2015
Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today joined the debate over capitat punishment to Yakub Memon saying the critical question was whether the Mumbai blast convict returned to India on the back of an understanding.
India News | Reported by Vishnu Som, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Saturday July 25, 2015
Delhi Police chief BS Bassi today told NDTV that he did not think chief minister Arvind Kejriwal was tarnishing the image of the Delhi police, since every party that ruled Delhi has wanted to bring the police under the government's control.
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Abhinav Bhatt | Friday July 24, 2015
As the ruling BJP, cornered by a united opposition, launched counter-attacks on the Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a pitch for parliamentary debate on Thursday saying, "People have a lot of expectations from MPs, we need to work towards fulfilling those.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday July 22, 2015
Tunisian lawmakers began a three-day debate today on a new anti-terrorism bill aimed at beefing up powers to confront a jihadist threat following a spate of deadly attacks.
Tamil Nadu News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday July 22, 2015
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is expected to discuss farmers' issues including the Land bill that has led to a raging debate between the NDA and opposition, during his one-day visit to the state tomorrow.
Diaspora | Press Trust of India | Wednesday July 22, 2015
Indian-American Bobby Jindal is unlikely to figure in the first Republican presidential debate on August 6 as his national poll ratings has kept him out of the list of popular top 10 candidates so far.
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Tuesday July 21, 2015
As Parliament began its Monsoon Session, the government said that it is ready for a debate on "Lalitgate" - the controversy that has engulfed two of its top leaders. But raucous protests by the opposition prevented that.
Opinion | Maitreesh Ghatak | Monday July 20, 2015
Any mention of poverty or human development and you will be called a 'jholawalla' or a socialist who somehow does not understand the magical power of growth to lift people out of poverty, or has a vested interest in keeping the poor in poverty.
Buckingham Palace has refused to be drawn into the debate over the royal family's private archives amid mounting pressure to release historical documents following the publication of a video showing the Queen performing a Nazi salute in the 1930s.
India News | Written by Sandeep Phukan | Thursday July 16, 2015
The Joint Parliamentary Committee, examining the controversial land acquisition bill, today sought one-week extension to submit its report to Parliament amid a 'no show' by senior government officials.
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday July 15, 2015
Appealing to the opposition for smooth running of Parliament, the government today said that it is prepared for any debate, seeking their co-operation for passage of important bills during the upcoming monsoon session.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday July 14, 2015
New York announced on Monday that it had reached a $5.9 million settlement with the family of a black man who died after being placed in a choke hold, sparking a bitter nationwide debate about police tactics and racism.
Karnataka News | Press Trust of India | Monday July 13, 2015
The issue of farmers' suicide rocked the Assembly today with BJP members entering the Well of the House, demanding a debate on it and dubbing the Siddaramaiah government as "anti-farmer".
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday July 11, 2015
Bosnia commemorates today the 20th anniversary of the massacre of some 8,000 Muslim men and boys in the UN-protected enclave of Srebrenica, as debate continues to rage over its description as genocide.
Diaspora | Press Trust of India | Thursday July 9, 2015
Nearly a decade after its inception, Jaipur Literature Festival is heading to Boulder in the US this September for three days of books, ideas, performance art, dialogue and debate on contemporary issues.
India News | Reported by Alok Pandey and Manish Kumar; Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Thursday July 9, 2015
A ban on alcohol in Bihar? A remark by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today has swiftly fashioned a debate on whether the politician, hoping to be re-elected for a third term in November is pledging prohibition.
Thomson Reuters | Thursday July 9, 2015
But a growing divide between consumer and wholesale inflation has revived a long-standing debate on which inflation measure should be used to determine India's interest rates.
World News | Reuters | Thursday July 9, 2015
The South Carolina legislature passed a bill early today to remove the Confederate battle flag from the state capitol grounds after an emotional 13-hour debate over the controversial banner.
Agence France-Presse | Wednesday July 8, 2015
The paper was released a day after the FBI Director called for public debate on the use of encrypted communications.
Agence France-Presse | Tuesday July 7, 2015
Comey's comments in a blog post appeared to seek more public support for his view, first expressed last year.