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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'.

Aaj Ki Baat December 05 episode

Opinion | Strong law enforcement, political will can stop gruesome crimes against women

Dec 06, 2019, 12:19 PM IST

The Unnao incident occurred close on the heels of the infamous incident in Hyderabad, when a lady veterinary doctor was gangraped and then burnt to death by four men causing nationwide outrage. 

Aaj Ki Baat December 04 episode

Opinion | Social media platforms can play big role in ensuring women's safety

Dec 05, 2019, 10:13 AM IST

Concerns have been expressed in several quarters over lack of control on fake and objectionable information dished out on social media sites like Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp. Most of the objectionable information is generally found to be fake, dangerous to national security and patently illegal. 

Aaj Ki Baat December 03 episode

Opinion | The curious case about breach in Priyanka Gandhi's security

Dec 04, 2019, 08:44 AM IST

There is no doubt that the manner in which the vehicle was allowed to enter Priyanka's residence without any physical checks was a serious breach of security and such mistakes must not be allowed to occur again. 

Aaj Ki Baat December 02 episode

Opinion | Rapist killers should not be shown mercy, they must be hanged

Dec 03, 2019, 01:42 PM IST

Whenever such horrendous incidents occur, starting from the infamous Nirbhaya gang rape in Delhi in 2012, there had been outrage, massive street protests, there had been change in laws pertaining to rape, sexual assault and sexual harassment. 

Aaj Ki Baat November 29 episode

Opinion | Sadhvi Pragya has apologized, but what about Rahul Gandhi?

Nov 30, 2019, 09:23 AM IST

BJP MP from Bhopal Sadhvi Pragya had to apologize twice in Lok Sabha on Friday for describing the assassin of Mahatma Gandhi as 'deshbhakt' (patriot). In her first apology, she targeted Rahul Gandhi, without naming him, for calling her a 'terrorist' and claimed that her 'deshbhakt' comment was twisted and misrepresented. 

Aaj Ki Baat November 27 episode

Opinion | Why Uddhav Thackeray has a lot to answer?

Nov 28, 2019, 12:06 PM IST

In my long experience as a journalist in the world of Indian politics, I have never seen an individual like Ajit Pawar. He revolted in his family, tried to break the party, attempted to foil his supreme leader's efforts to forge a coalition, and yet coolly returned to the party and family, saying "I was always with the NCP, I am in the NCP and I shall stay in the NCP." 

Aaj Ki Baat November 26 episode

Opinion | How Sharad Pawar emerged as the 'Mahanayak' of Maharashtra politics

Nov 27, 2019, 01:08 PM IST

The outgoing chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, who ran the state government for five years commendably, ultimately cut a sorry figure. For five whole years, Shiv Sena criticized his government, made caustic remarks which even the Opposition leaders never made, and yet, during election time, Fadnavis agreed to an electoral alliance. 

Aaj Ki Baat November 25 episode

Opinion | Onus is now on Maharashtra MLAs to decide at the floor test

Nov 26, 2019, 12:15 PM IST

Even in the ruling BJP camp, the party leadership is yet to trust the rebel NCP leader Ajit Pawar, who has been anointed deputy chief minister. MLAs do not trust their own party leaders and vice versa. Nobody knows who will go with whom. 

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OPINION | How Amit Shah outsmarted Pawar and Uddhav Thackeray

Nov 23, 2019, 02:40 PM IST

​Anything is possible in love, war and politics. On Friday night, the Shiv Sena camp was elated after NCP supremo Sharad Pawar declared that Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray would head a coalition government for the next five years.   

Aaj Ki Baat November 21 episode

Opinion | Let us hope SS, NCP, Congress will provide a stable government

Nov 22, 2019, 11:08 AM IST

NCP supremo Sharad Pawar wants that the coalition government must be stable, but if we look into past records, coalition governments of this nature hardly last their full tenure, because of inherent contradictions. 

Aaj Ki Baat November 20 episode

Opinion | Why Amit Shah said NRC will be implemented across India

Nov 21, 2019, 10:24 AM IST

The NRC process to be implemented across India will take time because the National Population Register(NPR) is not ready. The NPR will be updated during the 2021 Census. 

Aaj Ki Baat November 19 episode

Opinion | How normalcy is finally returning in Kashmir Valley

Nov 20, 2019, 10:05 AM IST

Shopkeepers in the valley were till now afraid of terrorists who had threatened them of retaliation if they opened their shops. Markets have also reopened in the other towns of the valley.

Aaj Ki Baat November 18 episode

Opinion | Why is Sharad Pawar keeping Shiv Sena on tenterhooks?

Nov 19, 2019, 11:54 AM IST

Sharad Pawar is an experienced politician, and he knows the political situation of his state inside out. Pawar first became the chief minister of Maharashtra 41 years ago, at the age of 38, the youngest chief minister of India at that time. 

Opinion | Aaj Ki Baat November 14 episode: SC verdict on

Opinion | Supreme Court verdict on Rafale raises questions over Rahul's credibility

Nov 15, 2019, 12:22 PM IST

Rahul Gandhi and the Congress spokesperson on Thursday, however, quoted a portion of Justice K. M. Joseph's verdict and claimed that the door for ordering an inquiry was still open.

Aaj Ki Baat November 13 episode

Opinion | Uddhav will have to bow to most of the demands of NCP, Congress

Nov 14, 2019, 11:48 AM IST

Amit Shah's clarifications have come at the right time. For the last 18 days, Shiv Sena leaders had gone to town claiming that Shah had promised 50:50 power share, meaning two and a half years each for both alliance partners and that he had agreed to give the CM post to the Shiv Sena. 

Opinion | Aaj Ki Baat November 12 episode

Opinion | How Uddhav Thackeray overplayed his cards

Nov 13, 2019, 05:07 PM IST

​With President's rule in force in Maharashtra, all hectic efforts by Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP in the last one week to form a coalition government have now somewhat abated.   

Aaj Ki Baat November 11 episode

Opinion | How Uddhav Thackeray was ‘blinded by affection’ for his son

Nov 12, 2019, 12:18 PM IST

The main reason behind Congress’ refusal to endorse the Shiv Sena-led coalition government was that senior party leaders were apprehensive about losing support of Muslim voters in the event of forging an alliance with the Shiv Sena.

Aaj Ki Baat November 04 episode

Opinion | Lawyers must curb the tendency to resort to violence

Nov 05, 2019, 01:12 PM IST

The Delhi High Court on Sunday directed immediate transfer and suspension of police officers and ordered a probe. On Monday, lawyers in Delhi went on strike, but several video clips that appeared on social media tell a different story. 

Aaj Ki Baat November 1 episode

Opinion | Why Imran Khan is suffering from Modiphobia?

Nov 02, 2019, 02:25 PM IST

On Friday, Prime Minister Imran Khan was in Gilgit Baltistan, where he alleged that the Maulana was speaking like "an Indian national". He vowed to send all corrupt politicians to jail, and recited Islamic verses to seek support from the people.