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Aaj Ki Baat June 4 episode

Opinion | How Delhi Police foiled secret plan to revive Shaheen Bagh movement

India | Jun 05, 2020, 12:13 PM IST

India TV reporters went out to investigate and confirmed that a major attempt was made to revive the movement on June 3. The plan was carried out secretly and the aim was to mislead several thousand people to gather at the site all of a sudden, without giving any clue to the police.

Aaj Ki Baat June 3 episode

Opinion | Danger is far from over as COVID cases increase, do not let your guard down

India | Jun 04, 2020, 11:55 AM IST

The death toll reported on Wednesday in India was 254, as it crossed the 6,000-mark at 6,079. This was India's second-highest single-day death toll, the highest was  270 on May 29. For the sixth consecutive day, the death toll crossed the daily 200-mark. 

Aaj Ki Baat June 2 episode

Opinion | The world must hold China accountable for hiding crucial details about coronavirus

India | Jun 03, 2020, 08:47 AM IST

China had, on December 31, 2019, first told the world that a new type of fever having symptoms of pneumonia has surfaced, and the nature of the virus was not known. In reality, the Chinese government was lying. It had the detailed genome of the new virus, but it deliberately decided to keep it under wraps.

Aaj Ki Baat June 1

Opinion | Boycott Chinese goods, teach China a bitter lesson for border intrusions

India | Jun 02, 2020, 11:44 AM IST

Voices of dissent are mounting inside China and President Xi Jinping's government is facing problems on multiple fronts. In order to divert people's attention from domestic issues, the Chinese army is deliberately carrying out intrusions on the LAC to foment India-China tensions.

Aaj Ki Baat May 29

Opinion | With COVID-19 cases and fatalities rising, situation seems to be grim in several hospitals

India | May 30, 2020, 02:13 PM IST

At least seven states, including Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Delhi, recorded the highest jump in COVID-19 cases. The situation is particularly grim in 13 cities including Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad and Jaipur. 

Aaj Ki Baat May 28 episode

Opinion | Pakistan must be ready to face consequences for its misadventures

India | May 29, 2020, 10:21 AM IST

I want to wholeheartedly praise our intelligence agencies for this spectacular success in averting a major attack. While hunting for the failed suicide bomber, our security agencies must also find out who are the moles inside our establishment who pass on crucial information about the movement of our security forces.

Aaj Ki Baat May 27

Opinion | China will have to move back in Ladakh, though it may take some time

India | May 28, 2020, 01:28 PM IST

The Indian army was building a road and a small bridge near Pangong Lake and Chinese troops raised objections. The Chinese troops brought rocks, stick and barbed wire to fence off the area and the confrontation soon began.

Aaj Ki Baat May 26 episode

Opinion | Trains are waiting, migrants desperate to go, who’s stopping them?

India | May 27, 2020, 02:15 PM IST

Sixty-eight trains were scheduled to leave on Tuesday for UP, 27 for Bihar, and one train each were to leave for Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Uttarakhand and Rajasthan. Till 12 noon, only one out of 18 trains scheduled to depart for UP had left. At Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (Kurla), thousands of migrants were brought in packed buses to board special trains.

Aaj Ki Baat May 25 episode

Opinion | My appeal to states: Spare common people while you are busy in confrontation with Centre

India | May 26, 2020, 10:53 AM IST

I feel Sadananda Gowda should not have taken that flight if he had no intention to go for quarantine. If he went on a regular flight, he should have followed rules which were applicable to other flyers. There cannot be a different set of rules and norms for VVIPs and common people. 

Aaj Ki Baat May 22 episode

Opinion | How timely enforcement of lockdown saved 54,000 to 78,000 lives in India

India | May 23, 2020, 12:00 PM IST

Nearly 23 lakh people were thus protected from infection and 68,000 lives were saved. Public Health Foundation of India has calculated that 78 thousand lives were saved, while Boston Consulting Group's model claimed that 1.25  to 2.10 lakh lives were saved in the nick of time. 

Aaj Ki Baat May 21 episode

Opinion | Centre now faces a Catch-22 situation on return of migrants

India | May 22, 2020, 09:06 AM IST

In the present situation, the number of special trains cannot be reduced, nor can the migrants be allowed to enter their villages without being quarantined. Local police and district authorities have a huge task on their hands right now. 

Aaj Ki Baat May 20

Opinion | Mumbai, Ahmedabad continue to be hotspots, graves being readied in advance

India | May 21, 2020, 11:15 AM IST

I am waiting for the day when people will not find a single migrant walking on foot on highways. The constant refrain of these migrant workers, who had lost their source of earnings, has been: "we want to go home". They were unwilling to listen to promises and pleas. 

Aaj Ki Baat May 19

Opinion | Railway's decision to run 400 trains daily for migrants is a welcome step

India | May 20, 2020, 02:02 PM IST

Rumour mongers are having a field day spreading baseless news on social media. On Tuesday, thousands of migrants assembled at Bandra terminus, Mumbai,  to catch special trains. Many of them told India TV that they had got calls from people claiming to be speaking from police stations, asking them to reach Bandra station soon. 

Aaj Ki Baat May 18 episode

Opinion | With lakhs of migrants returning, the writing on the wall is clear: the virus is spreading

India | May 19, 2020, 09:58 AM IST

On Monday, India TV spoke to most of the chief ministers about the migrants' problem. Almost all of them agreed that the time for persuading migrants to stay home was now over, and arrangements must be made so that they reach their home states safely. 

Aaj Ki Baat with Rajat sharma

Opinion | Life in metros will change completely after ease of restrictions during Lockdown 4.0

India | May 16, 2020, 02:33 PM IST

The total number of COVID-19 cases in India shot up to 85,786 with a spike of 3,787 new cases on Friday. For the sixth consecutive day in a row, the number of fresh cases have been in the 3,500+ range. 

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Opinion | Five big cities are now the hot spots, but a larger danger awaits in rural areas

India | May 15, 2020, 02:34 PM IST

The total number of COVID-19 cases in India crossed 82,000 on Thursday with 3,995 fresh cases and 99 deaths reported during the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 2,646. Nearly 27,686 patients have recovered. It was the fifth consecutive day of the graph rising at the rate of more than 3,500 a day. 

Aaj Ki Baat May 13

Opinion | Harrowing tales emerge as exodus of migrant workers continues

India | May 14, 2020, 10:57 AM IST

With the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announcing a Rs 3 lakh crore lifeline for micro, small and medium industries and relief for income tax payers and employees in organized sector, the first steps towards Atmanirbhar Bharat have begun. But the exodus of lakhs of migrant workers still continues and it has become a worry for state governments.

Aaj Ki Baat May 12

Opinion | Modi's historic ₹20 lakh cr stimulus package will certainly build a new self-reliant India

India | May 13, 2020, 05:34 PM IST

Normally big foreign investors will never say this, but the harsh ground reality is that there have been instances in the past when cases lingered on in our courts, the entire law was changed, and big infrastructure and investments made by foreign companies went waste.

Aaj Ki Baat May 8

Opinion | Why thousands of migrant workers are still walking on foot along railway tracks

India | May 09, 2020, 11:48 AM IST

The victims, tired after walking along railway tracks for 38 km, sat on the railway tracks, had a frugal meal of rotis and chutney, and then dozed off. By the time, the goods train ran over them, only five of them could jump away to safety. 

Aaj Ki Baat May 7

Opinion | Why private doctors refuse to open their clinics

India | May 08, 2020, 12:56 PM IST

Doctors in both government and private hospitals are, no doubt, putting in their best while treating COVID-19 patients. They undertake risks to their own lives. The nation respects these doctors and health workers.