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Aaj Ki baat with Rajat Sharma February 6 episode

Opinion | How Modi silenced his critics on Kashmir, CAA citing facts and figures

Feb 07, 2020, 11:32 AM IST

The problem with Rahul Gandhi is that he is under the false impression that one can become a mass leader if one shouts and attacks opponents mercilessly. In the process, Rahul has been committing blunders. Nearly four years ago, Rahul had bragged that there would be an earthquake if he was allowed to speak for five minutes inside Parliament. Modi made fun of his earthquake remark during his reply, leading to guffaws inside the House.

Aaj Ki Baat

Opinion | Leaders should learn from common people to accept Ayodhya verdict peacefully

Feb 07, 2020, 11:29 AM IST

I remember, when the apex court was about to give its verdict, the RSS and BJP leaders had directed their supporters to maintain peace at all cost, and refrain from celebrating in public. The Ayodhya verdict was finally accepted peacefully by all sides.

Aaj Ki Baat February 4

Opinion | How Modi rescued Indians from China and how Pakistan is still dithering

Feb 05, 2020, 10:25 AM IST

In several video messages going viral, these trapped Pakistani students are openly praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his quick action and slamming their own Pakistani government for refusing to rescue them in this hour of distress. 

Aaj Ki Baat Feb 03 episode

Opinion | BJP's aggressive campaign on Shaheen Bagh could prove costly for Kejriwal

Feb 04, 2020, 10:26 AM IST

Kejriwal has now changed his style of making statements. He has started making adjustments to suit his political ends. He has not visited the Shaheen Bagh protesters even once. On Monday, Kejriwal recited Hanuman Chalisa at an event.

Aaj Ki Baat Jan 30 episode

Opinion | Let negotiations begin to end the prolonged sit-in at Shaheen Bagh

Jan 31, 2020, 10:46 AM IST

The women protesters openly spoke about their concerns, their fears about CAA and NRC, and were indeed hurt over the insinuations that were being made in social media that some of them had been hired to sit on a daily payment basis. 

Aaj Ki Baat Jan 29 episode

Opinion | AAP cannot say that Shaheen Bagh is not a major election issue

Jan 30, 2020, 09:53 AM IST

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal wants the voters of Delhi to decide on water, electricity, education and hospital issues and avoid issues like CAA and Shaheen Bagh. Amit Shah's reply is simple: Is Shaheen Bagh not in Delhi? 

Aaj Ki Baat Jan 28 episode

Opinion | Arresting Sharjeel not enough, unmask those who planned anti-national conspiracy

Jan 29, 2020, 09:55 AM IST

Sharjeel Imam is facing sedition charges in five states (UP, Assam, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh and Delhi) for giving an inflammatory speech in Aligarh Muslim University, where he was seen giving a call for Northeast to be cut off from India.

Aaj Ki Baat Jan 27 episode

Opinion | World's largest cricket stadium in Ahmedabad is ready for inauguration

Jan 28, 2020, 09:42 AM IST

The stadium at Motera has 75 corporate boxes, compared to only 20 to 25 corporate boxes found in other stadiums of India. There will also be a presidential suite. 

Aaj Ki Baat Jan 22 episode

Opinion | How the Ganga ghats of Patna have been miraculously transformed

Jan 23, 2020, 02:25 PM IST

Now, elderly people come for a morning walk and students come here to sit and study under street lights. In the evenings, families come to these ghats for a pleasant stroll.

Aaj Ki Baat Jan 21 episode

Opinion | How Centre is bringing about positive changes in Kashmir

Jan 22, 2020, 11:07 AM IST

Before Article 370 was revoked, the annual fee charged from every student in a government school was Rs 250, inclusive of books and uniform. Now that J&K is a union territory, the students will not have to pay a single paisa. 

Nadda will have to face critical challenges as the new BJP

Nadda will have to face critical challenges as the new BJP chief

Jan 21, 2020, 12:25 PM IST

The challenge before Nadda is a huge one. Under his leadership, the party has to win the Delhi and Bihar assembly elections this year. Steering India's biggest political party at such a critical juncture is surely a challenging task. Nadda is a leader who prefers to keep a low profile but he knows the nitty gritty of his party organisation very well.

Aaj Ki Baat with Rajat Sharma Episode 17 January

Opinion | Take stringent action against those who brainwash children to spout venom against Govt

Jan 18, 2020, 12:25 PM IST

I consider exploitation of children in order to incite communal feelings towards political ends must be treated as a big crime. Adults and elderly persons have the right to sit on peaceful protests and air their views against the policies of the government. But exploiting children to incite communal feelings is not only injustice, but also an act of cruelty towards them. 

Why India has decided to invite Imran Khan to SCO summit

Why India has decided to invite Imran Khan to SCO summit

Jan 17, 2020, 11:12 AM IST

This invitation should neither be linked to the current bilateral relations between India and Pakistan nor should this be considered as India's invitation to Imran Khan to come on an official visit to India.

Aaj Ki Baat Jan 15 episode

Opinion | Rescue visuals that should make every Indian proud of our army

Jan 16, 2020, 10:36 AM IST

In Lachhipora village of Baramulla, on Wednesday, two men, Tariq Iqbal and Zahoor Ahmed Khan, while going towards Bijhama were trapped in a landslide. The guard commander at an army base camp, nearly 200 metres away, swung into action. 

Aaj Ki Baat Jan 14 episode

Opinion | Congress must avoid giving communal colour to terror cases

Jan 15, 2020, 10:50 AM IST

The arrested DSP has reportedly confessed that he was helping terrorists as he wanted money for his daughter's marriage. Looking at his under construction house in Kashmir, one can easily conclude that he was no ordinary policeman. 

Aaj Ki Baat Jan 13 episode

Opinion | Thousands travel in overcrowded trains in Bihar to appear for exam

Jan 14, 2020, 11:39 AM IST

India TV in its programme 'Aaj Ki Baat' showed videos of students clinging on to the engines and doors of overcrowded coaches. Hundreds of them were sitting on rooftops. Railway officials who arrived at the scene with police force tried to unload the aspirants who were clinging to the engine of the train. 

Aaj ki Baat jan 10 episode

Opinion | JNU violence by masked goons was a result of political group rivalry

Jan 11, 2020, 11:13 AM IST

A special investigation team of Delhi Police on Friday disclosed the names of nine student activists, who they alleged had indulged in violence in the JNU campus. These included the JNU students union president Aishe Ghosh. Of them, seven are from Left groups and the remaining two are from Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad. 

Aaj Ki Baat Jan 9 episode

Opinion | Why Mehbooba expelled 8 party leaders as 15 foreign envoys visited Srinagar

Jan 14, 2020, 11:57 AM IST

The people of the valley have given their reply to Mehbooba Mufti. Five months have elapsed since the revocation of Article 370, cellphone and SMS services have been resumed, leaders are being released from detention in phases.

Aaj Ki Baat Jan 8 episode

Opinion | Why Trump wants escalation of tension with Iran

Jan 09, 2020, 09:52 AM IST

While Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei described the missile attacks as "a slap" on the US, American President Donald Trump in a televised speech on Wednesday night claimed that "Iran appears to be standing down".

Aaj Ki Baat Jan 7 episode

Opinion | Justice for Nirbhaya alone will not do, the entire system needs to be changed

Jan 08, 2020, 11:40 AM IST

It would be wrong to blame the court alone. The fault lies in the entire criminal jurisprudence system. Posts of judges are lying vacant right from lower to higher courts, there is a lack of infrastructure for courts, and for a country of 1.3 billion people, we have only seven forensic labs. 

Aaj Ki Baat Jan 6 episode

Opinion | Rampage by goons in JNU has brought a bad name to India

Jan 07, 2020, 11:13 AM IST

I have no hesitation in saying that Congress and Left parties are behind most of the protests that took place in India. These two political parties have quite a large base in these universities. 

Aaj Ki Baat December 26 episode

Opinion | How Congress-led UPA govt had planned a major NPR exercise in 2010

Dec 27, 2019, 11:38 AM IST

It is not that Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not try to remove misgivings and fears in the minds of minorities. Time and again, he has spoken clearly about Citizenship Amendment Act and National Register of Citizens. 

Aaj Ki Baat December 25 episode

Opinion | Why PM Modi said, protecting public properties is the duty of all citizens

Dec 26, 2019, 10:07 AM IST

It is now almost common to see protesters damaging railway tracks and setting fire to buses and police vehicles during violent protests. Nobody stops rioters from doing this because people, in general, do not consider public property as national property.

Aaj Ki Baat December 24 episode

Opinion | Why Amit Shah said, NPR has nothing to do with NRC

Dec 25, 2019, 01:03 PM IST

Amit Shah clarified that the NPR process was a Constitutional requirement and it was not part of BJP's political agenda.  Throughout his interview, the Home Minister refrained from making remarks against opposition parties. 

Aaj Ki Baat December 23 episode

Opinion | Why BJP lost Jharkhand assembly elections?

Dec 24, 2019, 04:56 PM IST

Nearly six months ago, the BJP had swept the Lok Sabha polls in Jharkhand, winning 12 of the state's 14 LS seats with a 51 per cent vote share. The party had won 57 of the total 81 assembly segments six months ago.

Aaj Ki Baat December 20 episode with Rajat Sharma

Opinion | Take stern action against political leaders who are inciting violence

Dec 21, 2019, 10:20 AM IST

The death of people in police firing in UP is saddening, but there is need for immediate action against political leaders who are fanning and inciting protests.

Aaj Ki Baat December 19 episode

Opinion | Mamata's demand for UN-monitored referendum on CAA is preposterous

Dec 20, 2019, 11:09 AM IST

People are asking whether only Muslims will be asked to submit documents to prove their citizenship and other communities will be exempted. The answer is: the NRC draft is not yet ready.

Aaj Ki Baat December 18 episode

Opinion | A look at how rapists take undue advantage of loopholes in legal system

Dec 19, 2019, 03:10 PM IST

You will be surprised to know that in Delhi alone, after the Nirbhaya incident, there were 14,384 rape cases in Delhi alone till date, and no death sentence was given in a single case. Courts gave verdicts in only about 800 cases.

Aaj Ki Baat December 17 episode

Opinion | How rumours on social media are striking fear in the minds of Muslims

Dec 18, 2019, 09:40 AM IST

The stone pelters whom India TV reporter spoke to on Tuesday openly said that they may be asked to provide documents to prove their citizenship even though their forefathers had been staying here for more than 70 years. 

Opinion | Aaj Ki Baat December 16 episode: Indian Muslims

Indian Muslims must cast aside their sense of fear over CAA | Opinion

Dec 17, 2019, 11:53 AM IST

There were protests by students against the amended Citizenship Act on Monday in Aligarh Muslim University, Jadavpur University, Mau in UP, Lucknow's Darul Uloom Nadwatul seminary and in Kochi in Kerala, even as uneasy calm prevailed in Assam. 

Aaj Ki Baat December 13 episode: Rahul should have apologized for his 'Rape in India' remark

Opinion | Rahul should have apologized for his 'Rape in India' remark

Dec 14, 2019, 10:44 AM IST

In my view, Rahul Gandhi, as an opposition party leader, has every right to criticize Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his policies, he has the right to question the government and to level allegations, but atrocities against women is a sensitive issue. Before making such a remark, he should have taken care of his language, his thoughts and his style of speech.

Aaj Ki Baat December 12 episode

Opinion | People of Assam must listen to Prime Minister's assurance on CAB

Dec 13, 2019, 10:07 AM IST

Apart from the PM's appeal for calm, people of North East must be told that the CAB will have practically no effect on northeastern states because of Inner Line Permit system which bars outsiders from taking permanent residence in most of those states.

Aaj Ki Baat December 11 episode

Opinion | Minorities from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan can now breath a fresh air of life

Dec 12, 2019, 11:08 AM IST

Indefinite curfew has been imposed and army has been called out in Guwahati and Dibrugarh of Assam after protests against CAB turned violent. Internet has been suspended in most parts of Assam and Tripura.

Aaj Ki Baat December 10 episode

Opinion | Centre must counter falsehood with truth in North-east over CAB

Dec 11, 2019, 01:42 PM IST

People in Tripura and Arunachal Pradesh are protesting against CAB, but the fact is that this Bill will have no effect on these two states. Most of the states are protected under Inner Line Permit and Sixth Schedule of the Constitution. 

Aaj Ki Baat December 09 episode

Opinion | Citizenship Amendment Bill has nothing to do with Indian

Dec 10, 2019, 10:38 AM IST

Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan are Islamic states and Muslims living there do not face religious persecution because they form the majority community. Only non-Muslims come to India from these countries because of religious persecution. 

Aaj Ki Baat Dec 6 episode: Hyderabad encounter must serve as a warning to lawmakers, lesson for judi

Opinion | Hyderabad encounter must serve as a warning to lawmakers, lesson for judiciary

Dec 07, 2019, 10:48 AM IST

As news spread about the encounter, hundreds of people gathered at the spot, showered flowers on policemen and shouted slogans in support of the police. There were similar scenes of jubilation in several other cities of India. The sister and father of the rape victim said, 'justice has finally been done'.