The Great Debate (India)

Should Manmohan Singh resign?


Prime Minister Manmohan SinghPrime Minister Manmohan Singh has been criticised by the Supreme Court over why he failed to probe what could potentially emerge as the country’s biggest corruption scam.

The telecoms scandal is the biggest challenge to Singh, 78, since he became prime minister in 2004, and how the next few days unfold will be key to his political survival.

Telecoms Minister Andimuthu Raja was sacked last week after months of pressure from the opposition and Indian media.

The Supreme Court publicly criticised Singh for “alleged inaction” in taking 16 months to decide if Raja should be charged and investigated, a blow to the image of a prime minister seen as one of the country’s most honest politicians.

Attorney General G.E. Vahanvati will defend the prime minister in person at the Supreme Court on Tuesday, and he is expected to say Singh followed correct procedure.

Should “Bigg Boss” be moved to a late-night slot?


Pamela Anderson on 'Bigg Boss'. REUTERS/Handout/BiggBossIndia’s Information and Broadcasting Ministry has directed television channels to move two controversial reality shows to the late-night slot, saying the programmes were not suitable for universal viewing.

Media reports say that “Bigg Boss”, which airs on Colors and “Rakhi Ka Insaaf”, telecast on Imagine, can now be aired only after 11 p.m.

Congratulate Indian winners at Asian Games


Pankaj Advani won the first of India’s gold medals at the Asian Games in Guangzhou. Here’s your chance to congratulate all the athletes who made India proud.

Congratulate the Indian cricket team


India's Cheteshwar Pujara plays a shot during the fifth day of their second test cricket match against Australia in Bangalore October 13, 2010. REUTERS/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds

India cruised to a seven-wicket win over Australia in the second test on Wednesday to sweep their two-match series 2-0.

Here’s your chance to congratulate the Indian cricket team.

India at the Commonwealth Games


Abhinav Bindra (L) and Gagan Narang of India pose after they won gold medals in the men's 10m pairs air rifle shooting competition at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi October 5, 2010. REUTERS/B Mathur

Here’s your chance to congratulate all the athletes who made India proud.

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Who should open the 2010 Commonwealth Games?


The latest controversy to hit the Delhi Commonwealth Games is the question of who is going to inaugurate it.

A labourer stands in front of boards advertising the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi September 23, 2010. REUTERS/Mansi ThapliyalThe opening ceremony for the two-week sporting event, held every four years for former British colonies, is on Oct 3.

Should gambling on cricket be legalised?


CRICKET-WORLD/INDIAThe Pakistan spot-fixing scandal has once again shone the spotlight on illegal betting in the sub-continent and reopened the debate on the legalisation of gambling in India.

Media reports suggest the Indian sports ministry is now examining gambling regulations in other countries, particularly the UK, in a possible move towards legalising sports gambling.

Do you like the Commonwealth Games theme song?


Oscar winning Indian composer A.R. Rahman on Saturday launched the theme song for Commonwealth Games 2010, which will be held in Delhi October 3-14.

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Rahman, who performed the song titled “Jiyo, Utho, Bado, Jeeto” to a cheering crowd, said he hoped “people like it and it becomes the spirit of whole Commonwealth Games.”

Congratulate Arjun Atwal


Arjun Atwal became the first Indian and just the sixth Asian-born player to win on the PGA Tour when he secured a one-stroke victory at the Wyndham Championship.

The 37-year-old, who now lives in Florida, sank a pressure-packed seven-foot par putt at the final hole to edge American David Toms at Sedgefield.

from Global Investing:

PIGS, CIVETS and other creature economies…

Given the ubiquity of BRICs and PIGS, it seems everyone else in the financial and business world is attempting to conjure up catchy acronyms to group economies with similar traits. All with varying degrees of success. BRITAIN-WEATHER/

HSBC chief Michael Geogehan has been championing 'CIVETS' to describe Colombia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Egypt, Turkey and South Africa as the next tier of developing economies poised for spectacular growth.