The Great Debate (India)

Can Congress survive without DMK?


Can the Congress survive without the DMK?

The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) put off its plan to resign ministerial posts until Tuesday, offering respite to the Congress-led government fighting to win back public trust after a raft of corruption scandals.

The DMK, which gives Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s coalition vital support in parliament, had said its six ministers would quit the coalition on Monday because of a row over seats to be contested in the Tamil Nadu election next month.

But can the Congress survive without the DMK? Share your views.

Has the dignity of the CVC been restored?


A view of the Supreme Court building is seen in New Delhi December 7, 2010. REUTERS/B Mathur/Files

The Supreme Court on Thursday quashed the appointment of the central vigilance commissioner (CVC) for involvement in a palmolein import case, in another rebuke for the Congress-led coalition government.

The rejection of P.J. Thomas’s appointment as CVC comes as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s government is trying to defend itself against a series of graft scandals including a $39 billion telecoms licensing scam.

How do you rate the 2011 Budget


Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee presented the 2011 Union Budget in parliament on Monday. Did it meet your expectations? Share your views.

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Are you happy with the Railway Budget?


Are you happy with the Railway budget?Railways Minister Mamata Banerjee unveiled a populist budget on Friday that froze both passenger and freight fares, disappointing hopes for major reform in a lagging sector key to the country’s infrastructure growth.

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Did the Railway budget meet your expectations? Share your views.

What do you expect from Budget 2011?


Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will present the annual budget in parliament on February 28.

The government is already facing criticism over high inflation. What are your expectations from the finance minister?

The Godhra verdict: Will there be closure?


A special court in Ahmedabad on Tuesday handed down death sentences to 11 people convicted in the Godhra train burning case. 20 others were given life-terms.

A policeman walks towards the entrance of a train carriage set ablaze in Godhra February 27, 2002. REUTERS/Stringer/FilesThe deadly train fire in Godhra killed 59 passengers, most of them Hindu pilgrims, and triggered riots in the Hindu-dominated state of Gujarat. A mob of Muslim men was blamed for starting the fire.

What can ICC do to avoid rush for World Cup tickets?


The website selling just 1000 tickets for the cricket World Cup final in Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium on April 2 crashed seconds after they went on sale on Monday sparking furious complaints from fans.

ICC President Sharad Pawar(C), ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat (2nd R) and ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 Tournament Director Ratnakar Shetty (2nd L) pose with the 2011 Cricket World Cup trophy during an event in Mumbai January 19, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/FilesICC official ticketing partner buckled under the pressure of huge traffic.

Who will win the 2011 cricket World Cup?


Who will win the 2011 cricket World Cup?Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his men will have to work hard to justify their favourites’ tag as India begins its quest for World Cup glory in the Feb. 19 – April 2 cricket tournament.

Fourteen teams have been divided into two groups for the tournament, co-hosted by India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, with the top four from each division advancing to the quarter-finals.

PM defends himself in rare media roundtable


Prime Minister Manmohan Singh speaks during a news conference in Washington November November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Molly Riley/Files Prime Minister Manmohan Singh defends himself against accusations his government was a lame duck, saying it was trying to bring justice in some of the country’s biggest corruption scandals in decades.

The 78-year-old Singh has been under increasing pressure to stamp out corruption.

Congratulate Sachin Tendulkar


Sachin Tendulkar celebrates his century against South Africa on the fourth day of the first cricket test match in Pretoria, December 19, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Sachin Tendulkar is the first player to score 50 test centuries, reaching 107 not out on the fourth day of India’s first cricket test against South Africa on Sunday. Here’s your chance to congratulate Sachin, share your views and comments.

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