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Aaj Ki Baat October 3 episode

Opinion | Why Shiv Sena decided to field Aaditya Thackeray in assembly

Oct 04, 2019, 01:30 PM IST

Shiv Sena was founded in 1966 by Aditya's grandfather Balasaheb Thackeray, and in the last 53 years, the party had never fielded any member of the Thackeray clan to contest elections. 

Aaj Ki Baat October 2 episode

Opinion | Modi fulfills one big promise, an open defecation free India

Oct 03, 2019, 11:39 AM IST

According to official data, all 699 districts in India have been declared ODF. The data show 100,748,884 toilets have been built in 599,963 villages across India. From 38.7 per cent coverage of toilet cover in rural India in 2014, it has now reached 100 per cent.  

Aaj Ki Baat October 1 episode

Opinion | Why Amit Shah said Bengali Hindus will not be deported

Oct 02, 2019, 01:15 PM IST

The Home Minister said, "Bengali Hindus are being harassed in the name of NRC, and I have come here to clear the confusion. Mamata Banerjee's contention that Hindu refugees will also be driven out is absolutely false. No Bengali Hindu refugee will have to leave India."

Opinion | Aaj Ki Baat September 30 episode: How civic apathy caused deluge in Patna, Varanasi

Opinion | How civic apathy caused deluge in Patna, Varanasi

Oct 01, 2019, 11:44 AM IST

This was the second heaviest rainfall in Patna in the last 50 years, and among those marooned was Bihar's deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi. He and his family members had to be rescued by boats by the State Disaster Response Force. Thousands of vehicles in the city were completely submerged in the deluge. Marooned people were forced to live for three days without drinking water.

Opinion | Aaj Ki Baat September 27 episode: Why PM Modi

Opinion | Why PM Modi refrained from naming Pakistan at UNGA

Sep 28, 2019, 12:34 PM IST

Modi's speech in Hindi was measured, and it outlined the vision of his government. The Prime Minister spoke like a true statesman, a world leader with clear views on world peace and global climate change. His speech outlined India's intention of leading the world on several global issues including climate change and terrorism.

Aaj Ki Baat September 26 episode

Opinion | Pakistan's soft attitude towards terror leaders exposed

Oct 01, 2019, 11:46 AM IST

The soft attitude shown towards the Lashkar terror mastermind by the Pakistani government clearly exposes the hollowness of its claims of combating terrorism.

Aaj Ki Baat September 25 episode:

Opinion | Why Imran Khan said he is 'disappointed'

Sep 26, 2019, 10:25 AM IST

Clearly, Imran Khan and the Pakistani army have lost the diplomatic battle over Kashmir. They tried their utmost to internationalize the issue of revocation of Article 370, which was clearly a domestic matter for India. 

Aaj Ki Baat September 24 episode:

Opinion | Trump gives a sound rebuff to Pakistan on Kashmir

Sep 25, 2019, 12:37 PM IST

Indian officials in New York say, Prime Minister Modi had conveyed to Trump that he was not averse to talks with Imran Khan, but Pakistan would first have to take concrete steps against terror.

Aaj Ki Baat September 23 episode

Opinion | Modi has now brought India-US relationship on an even keel

Sep 25, 2019, 12:35 PM IST

For the first time, a US president, holding hands with the Indian prime minister inside a stadium, could have felt that his stature would rise and this would work to his advantage.

Aaj Ki Baat September 20 episode

Opinion | A bold and historic move by Finance Minister Sitharaman

Sep 21, 2019, 02:06 PM IST

This was the third time in last three weeks that Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has made announcements to give a boost to business and economy.  The announcement was in a sense historic. 

Aaj Ki Baat September 19 episode

Opinion | Why Modi spoke about Kashmir and Savarkar in Nashik rally

Sep 20, 2019, 10:45 AM IST

The PM's speech makes it quite clear that Kashmir will be at the top in the list of poll issues that will figure in Maharashtra, Haryana and Jharkhand, where the BJP is seeking another term. 

Aaj Ki Baat September 18 episode

Opinion | Why SC wants to deliver its Ayodhya verdict in November

Sep 19, 2019, 10:17 AM IST

The verdict is going to be pronounced on or before November 17, the day Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi retires. 

Aaj Ki Baat September 17 episode

Opinion | Why Modi is a successful Prime Minister

Sep 18, 2019, 11:33 AM IST

Many people think Narendra Modi is a hard task master and does not spare others. But I can say, Modi is a hard task master only for himself. 

Aaj Ki Baat September 16 episode

Opinion | Significance of Trump at Modi's Houston event

Sep 17, 2019, 11:21 AM IST

The coming together of President Trump and Prime Minister Modi at a mega rally inside the US signifies the emergence of our PM as one of the top leaders of the world. 

Aaj Ki Baat September 13 episode

Opinion | Why Imran Khan sounds desperate?

Sep 14, 2019, 02:09 PM IST

​Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan addressed a rally in Muzaffarabad, Pak Occupied Kashmir on Friday and in a belligerent tone he asked the crowd "not to cross the Line of Control towards Kashmir valley but wait for his signal" after he completes his visit to the United Nations.   

Aaj Ki Baat September 11 episode with India TV

Opinion | Let us all join the noble mission to banish single-use plastics

Sep 12, 2019, 01:23 PM IST

Time has now come to say goodbye to use of plastics. The government may call for a ban on single-use plastics, but its successful implementation depends on our wholehearted cooperation. We must spread awareness about the risks posed by single-use plastics.

Latest Opinion News Prime Minister Narendra Modi, recalling Jaitley as 'mera chhota dost' (my young

Opinion | Aaj Ki Baat September 10 episode: All of us sorely miss the absence of Arun Jaitley

Sep 12, 2019, 12:05 PM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, recalling Jaitley as "mera chhota dost" (my young friend) said "I miss my young friend each moment...We all have so many memories about Arunji , but think about me who had a long association with him for 30-35 years".

Aaj Ki Baat September 9 episode with India TV Editor-in-Chief and Chairman Rajat Sharma

Opinion | We must keep the morale of our ISRO scientists high

Sep 10, 2019, 01:41 PM IST

Chandrayaan-2's lander Vikram had a hard landing on September 7 and an ISRO official told PTI that the lander was "intact and not broken". He also said that "it is in a tilted position. Though the lander hit the Moon's surface hard while landing, it was still very close to the scheduled touchdown site as per the image sent by the orbiter's onboard camera".

Opinion | Aaj Ki Baat September 6 episode: India firmly stands by our ISRO scientists despite Vikram

Opinion | India firmly stands by our ISRO scientists despite Vikram setback

Sep 07, 2019, 11:51 AM IST

Vikram was descending with reduced velocity even as the brakes were being applied. When it was 2.1 km away from the Moon's surface, it slightly veered off its trajectory and then suddenly lost contact with the Earth stations. Initially, there was suspense at the Mission Control Centre, as scientists awaited for the faintest signal from Vikram which never came. 

Aaj Ki Baat September 5 episode with India TV Editor-in-Chief and Chairman Rajat Sharma

Opinion | How Chidambaram failed in his bid to avoid going to Tihar jail

Sep 06, 2019, 12:17 PM IST

Chidambaram and his top lawyers made desperate attempts, both in the Supreme Court and then in the Special Court, to prevent him from being sent to prison, but the Special CBI Judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar declined to free him on bail after completion of 15 days in CBI custody.

Aaj Ki Baat September 4 episode with India TV Editor-in-Chief and Chairman Rajat Sharma

Opinion | Pakistan is totally confused over how to deal with PM Modi

Sep 05, 2019, 01:06 PM IST

In the last one month since the revocation of Article 370, the statements emanating from the Pakistani's Prime Minister, his ministers and the army, clearly indicate that there is total confusion both in their army and the civilian government. Nobody in Pakistan knows how to tackle an astute statesman like Prime Minister Narendra Modi who can always spring surprises.

Aaj Ki Baat September 3 episode

Opinion | Centre must fulfill its promises to Kashmir at the earliest

Sep 04, 2019, 03:08 PM IST

For the first time since the revocation of Articles 370 and 35A of the Constitution, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday met a delegation of panchs and sarpanches from Jammu & Kashmir and assured them that the government would provide them security and life insurance cover of Rs 2 lakhs.   

India TV Editor-in-Chief and Chairman Rajat Sharma

Opinion | Consular access to Jadhav was nothing less than a sham

India | Sep 03, 2019, 01:13 PM IST

On Monday, the Indian Charge d'Affaires Gaurav Ahluwalia was allowed to meet Jadhav in a 'sub-jail' near Islamabad, in the presence of Pakistani officials. "It was clear that Jadhav appeared to be under extreme pressure to parrot a false narrative to bolster Pakistan's untenable claims", said our External Affairs Ministry spokesperson. 

India TV Editor-in-Chief and Chairman Rajat Sharma

OPINION | Aaj Ki Baat August 30 episode: Why is Imran Khan desperate over Kashmir issue?

Aug 31, 2019, 01:17 PM IST

In an op-ed piece in New York Times, Imran Khan threatened the world with the spectre of a nuclear war. He wrote: "If the world does nothing ...(on Kashmir) .....there will be consequences for the whole world as two nuclear-armed states get even closer to a direct military confrontation."

India TV Editor-in-Chief and Chairman Rajat Sharma

Opinion | Utmost vigil against any terror strike is the need of the hour

Aug 31, 2019, 01:47 PM IST

The Gujarat sea coast has been put on high alert following intelligence reports that 'commandos' trained by Pakistani army may try to enter the Gulf of Kutch through Harami Nala (Sir Creek) area.

Aaj Ki Baat August 28 episode:

Opinion | Why Pakistan is resorting to jingoism, sabre rattling over Kashmir

Aug 29, 2019, 05:05 PM IST

India, on its part, will be getting next month nearly 100 Spice 2000 air-to-ground guided bombs from Israel to counter the enemy threat. 

Aaj Ki Baat

Opinion | PM Modi will surely miss the absence of Arun Jaitley

Aug 28, 2019, 06:49 PM IST

Modi Ji is an emotional man and he gives the highest importance to personal relationship. Few people can fathom the depth of his pain after the loss of a friend, but being a 'karmayogi', he, like Arun Jaitley, believes in carrying on with his duty.

Aaj Ki Baat: August 24 episode

Opinion | Arun Jaitley: My friend, guardian and guide

Aug 25, 2019, 08:18 PM IST

Normally my show 'Aaj Ki Baat' is not aired on weekends on India TV, but Saturday (August 24) was a special day. Today I want to share my sorrow and grief with my viewers, because my best friend Arun Jaitley is no more.

OPINION: Fresh fiscal measures to boost growth welcome, but more needed

OPINION: Fresh fiscal measures to boost growth welcome, but more needed

Aug 24, 2019, 12:46 PM IST

The Finance Minister also announced that violation of corporate social responsibility regulations by corporates will now be taken as a civil offence and not a criminal offence. 

Aaj Ki Baat: August 22 Episode

OPINION: A clear and tough message has now gone after Chidambaram's arrest

Aug 23, 2019, 01:13 PM IST

The dramatic arrest of former Finance Minister and former Home Minister P. Chidambaram by the Central Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday night in connection with the INX Media case signifies the determinaton of the Modi 2.0 government to combat and root out corruption.

Aaj Ki Baat August 20 episode

Shameful: Freshers in UP medical college had to shave off their heads due to ragging | OPINION

Aug 21, 2019, 11:34 AM IST

India TV on Tuesday night in its prime time 'Aaj Ki Baat' show, telecasted a special investigative report on mass scale ragging inside the campus of Uttar Pradesh University of Medical Sciences based in Saifai, Etawah.   

Aaj Ki Baat August 19 episode

Opinion | Pakistan must tone down anti-India rhetoric on Kashmir

Aug 20, 2019, 05:01 PM IST

Following the abrogation of Article 370, Pakistan has snapped trade relations with India, expelled our High Commissioner, unilaterally suspended railway and bus services, and escalated the situation along the Line of Control by resorting to shelling.

Rajat Sharma, Editor-in-Chief and Chairman, India TV

OPINION | Early assembly polls in J&K will be a resounding slap for Pakistan

Aug 17, 2019, 09:38 AM IST

​With the situation fast returning to normal, Jammu & Kashmir government on Friday announced that schools will reopen in the Valley from Monday. State government offices reopened on Friday after a 12-day gap, and people offered Friday prayers in mosques.

Rajat Sharma, Editor-in-Chief and Chairman, India TV

OPINION | Why Modi appealed for population control, polythene ban and water conservation

Aug 16, 2019, 02:54 PM IST

Watching Prime Minister Narendra Modi speak for 92 minutes on Independence Day from the ramparts of Red Fort reaffirmed my earlier view that he knows how to touch the pulse of the people. Modi refrained from political rhetoric and spoke on public issues that touched the people at large.

Rajat Sharma, editor-in-chief and chairman, India TV

OPINION | Why is Imran Khan afraid of another Balakot-type strike by India?

Aug 15, 2019, 02:33 PM IST

India TV on Wednesday showed video clips of common Pakistani citizens expressing their anger against Imran Khan and his government because of runaway inflation in the prices of essential commodities and mounting debts that his country is facing.

Opinion | Aaj Ki Baat August 12 episode: Regaining POK is

Opinion | Regaining POK is the only unfinished task left

Aug 13, 2019, 11:56 AM IST

​On August 12, Eid ul Azha, people throughout the Kashmir valley offered namaaz peacefully in mosques and not a single bullet was fired by security forces. The attendance was in thousands, with the largest turnout in Baramulla. The only problem that common people are facing is the lack of internet and cellphone facilities. They are unable to connect with their relatives and other acquaintances.