The Great Debate (India)

Congratulate Team India

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni struck a dramatic six to bring the World Cup to India on Saturday after Sri Lanka had threatened to ruin their party.

India is only the third side to win batting second, a feat that seemed beyond them when Lasith Malinga dismissed both openers in his first four overs. India also became the first country to win the World Cup as host.

Join us in congratulating Team India on their win.

What do you expect from Budget 2011?

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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?

Indo-Pak talks: Futile effort at diplomacy?

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A day after the Pakistani and Indian foreign ministers agreed on more talks to rebuild a mutual trust fractured by the 2008 Mumbai attacks, the media on both sides of the border was abuzz with news of the dialogue having collapsed.

Foreign Minister S.M. Krishna (L) and his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi take questions from the media during a joint news conference in Islamabad July 15, 2010. REUTERS/Adrees LatifNeither Pakistan’s Shah Mehmood Qureshi nor India’s S.M. Krishna set a date for future talks or announced any concrete measures that might soothe tensions. The Mumbai attacks and recent imposition of curfew in Srinagar remained the stumbling blocks in a dialogue that went on for several hours.

India at G20: Will yuan revaluation overshadow talks?

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As India heads to Canada for the weekend G20 summit, the grouping’s agenda is expected largely to be dominated by China’s currency reforms and the global economic recovery.

An employee counts yuan banknotes at a bank in Huaibei, Anhui province June 22, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer

The United States, a major trading partner of China, has been cautious in its criticism of Beijing’s tight currency controls.

Does Kasab deserve the death penalty?

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Special Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam holds up a document with a cover of Mohammad Ajmal Kasab at Arthur Road Jail, where Kasab's trial was held, in Mumbai May 6, 2010. REUTERS/Arko Datta/FilesThe Bombay High Court on Monday upheld  the death sentence of Mohammad Ajmal Kasab over the 2008 Mumbai attacks that killed 166 people.

Kasab, the only gunman captured alive after the attacks, had been sentenced to death by a special court last year after being found guilty on more than 80 charges, including murder and waging war on India.

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