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Aaj Ki Baat August 8 episode, Let us work unitedly in creating a paradise in Kashmir, One key thing

Opinion | Let us work unitedly in creating a paradise in Kashmir

Aug 09, 2019, 07:35 PM IST

One key thing that the PM said in his speech was that every Indian citizen should come forward to convince our Kashmiri brethren that they are now part of the mainstream and are co-partners in the march towards progress.

Aaj Ki Baat August 7 episode

Opinion | The passing away of Sushma Swaraj has created a big void

Aug 08, 2019, 11:35 AM IST

Her biggest quality was her communication skill. She was known for her superb oratory, as if the Goddess of Learning, Saraswati, had given her this divine blessing in the form of oratory. She had the knack of dealing with the most difficult topic in a simple manner, understandable to all. 

Aaj Ki Baat August 6 episode

Opinion | Modi, Amit Shah deserve credit for heralding a new era in Kashmir

Aug 07, 2019, 01:03 PM IST

A news channel showed how Farooq Abdullah was coming out of a hotel in Srinagar on Tuesday, instead of attending the historic debate in Lok Sabha. Farooq later lied to mediapersons from the balcony of his house by alleging that he was under custody.

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Opinion | How Modi rewrote the history and geography of Jammu & Kashmir

Aug 06, 2019, 08:22 PM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday took historic decision by taking several vital steps - a Presidential order repealing the previous 1954 President's order incorporating Article 35A, a Presidential order rendering all provisions of Article 370 except one ineffective, a Reorganisation Bill for bifurcating Jammu and Kashmir.

Opinion | Why Centre has deployed more troops in Kashmir

Opinion | Why Centre has deployed more troops in Kashmir

Aug 03, 2019, 11:25 AM IST

The situation in Kashmir valley appears to be tense after the state Home department on Friday advised all tourists and Amarnath Yatra pilgrims to leave the valley at the earliest.

Aaj Ki Baat August 1 episode

Opinion | How social media is being misused to foment communal unrest

Aug 02, 2019, 12:17 PM IST

Chandauli SP said that some anti-social elements including the boy's uncle had tutored him to add the 'Jai Sri Ram' angle. He said, the victim's statements were inconsistent, because the sequence of events and location changed in each narration. CCTV cameras on each location were checked and the victim's versions were found to be incorrect.

Aaj Ki Baat July 31 episode

Opinion | Beware of Delhi's polluted air before it's too late

Aug 01, 2019, 09:03 AM IST

We sent our reporters to speak to these patients, and also leading doctors from AIIMS and other reputed hospitals to check whether the conclusion was correct or not. Almost all medical experts agreed that polluted air in Delhi could be the cause behind rise in lung cancer cases. 

Aaj Ki Baat July 30 episode

Opinion | Aaj Ki Baat July 30 episode: Historic passage of Triple Talaq Bill will act as a deterrent

Jul 31, 2019, 10:13 AM IST

It was a historic day in Parliament, when the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday passed the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill by 84 votes to 99. The enactment of this law will pave way for gender justice to Muslim women who had been suffering from the social practice of instant oral divorce over centuries.

Aaj Ki Baat July 29 episode

Opinion | Foul play in Unnao rape survivor accident cannot be ruled out

Jul 30, 2019, 10:01 AM IST

On Sunday, an empty truck, with black paint over its number plate, dashed into a car driven by Unnao rape survivor's lawyer in Rae Bareli. Two aunts of the rape survivor died, and the victim and her lawyer are presently in critical condition.   

Aaj Ki Baat July 26 episode

Opinion | Azam Khan must apologize unconditionally in Lok Sabha

Jul 27, 2019, 01:50 PM IST

In the Lok Sabha, during the debate on Triple Talaq bill, Azam Khan was using objectionable language against ruling party MPs, and the presiding officer, Rama Devi, directed him to address the Chair. Flummoxed, Azam Khan said in Hindi that he liked her very much and he wanted to look into her eyes. 

Aaj Ki Baat July 25 episode

Opinion | Why Triple Talaq Abolition Bill is necessary to ensure gender justice

Jul 26, 2019, 09:27 AM IST

Some Muslim leaders have tried to link this bill with religion. The ground reality is that 22 Islamic countries including Pakistan, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan and Bangladesh have outlawed 'triple talaq'.

Aaj Ki Baat July 24 episode

Opinion | Only Congress can tell why it is opposing amendments to UAPA

Jul 25, 2019, 11:12 AM IST

While replying to the debate, Home Minister Amit Shah hit out at those whom he called 'urban Naxals' who provide direct and indirect support to Maoists and other terrorists. Congress and Trinamool Congress members walked out, and the bill was passed by majority vote after division. 

Aaj Ki Baat July 23 episode: Why India must not trust Trump's offer that is based on lies

Opinion | Aaj Ki Baat July 23 episode: Why India must not trust Trump's offer that is based on lies

Jul 24, 2019, 11:09 AM IST

Several leading US newspapers have published reports on how Trump had been telling lies over the years. The Washington Post published a report based on Fact Checker to say that Donald Trump is the US President who has told the largest number of lies. The report said, in the last 869 days, Trump made 11,769 remarks which were outright lies.

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Opinion|Aaj Ki Baat July 22 episode: Perfect launch of Chandrayaan2 is a feather in the cap of our space scientists

Jul 23, 2019, 12:18 PM IST

India will then become the fourth country in the world after USA, Russia and China to send a lunar probe. Needless to say, India has already joined the club of major space powers, with its tremendous success with Mangalyaan (the mission to Mars) and Chandrayaan-1 (mission to Moon).

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Opinion | Why Team India lost to the Kiwis in World Cup semi-final

Jul 11, 2019, 06:35 PM IST

Ravindra Jadeja and Mahendra Singh Dhoni fought valiantly and raised hopes with a surprising comeback, and yet luck eluded them. A fantastic throw by Martin Guptill preceded Dhoni by a few centimetres and the ex-captain was run out. We can only say that it was bad luck for Dhoni, who stood like a rock with Jadeja, amidst the ruins.

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Opinion | The political drama in Karnataka was bound to happen

Jul 09, 2019, 10:24 AM IST

Kumaraswamy shed tears in public several times and the Congress, itself a house divided, alleged that the main opposition party BJP was 'poaching' its MLAs. There is nothing to be surprised about because any opposition party will definitely try to reap benefits from the infighting that is going on inside the coalition.

Aaj Ki Baat July 5 episode

Opinion | Union Budget outlines PM Modi's dreams about a New India

Jul 06, 2019, 11:01 AM IST

The budget presented by Sitharaman outlines the electoral promises made by Prime Minister Modi, and the main focus is on 'Gaon, Gareeb, Kisaan' (Village, Poor and Farmers). 

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Opinion | Nitesh Rane must be punished for manhandling engineer

Jul 05, 2019, 01:47 PM IST

This is not the first time Nitesh Rane has indulged in such acts. He had manhandled officials twice in the past. Once he had a dispute with a hotel owner and his men ransacked the hotel. Nitesh Rane had to go to jail for this incident. He had once threatened Gujaratis to leave Maharashtra. 

Aaj Ki Baat with Rajat Sharma

Opinion | Congress lost LS polls because of Rahul's ineptitude and arrogance

Jul 04, 2019, 01:59 PM IST

Rahul must understand and admit that the farmers, youth, women, tribals, Dalits and minorities, after assessing the five-year rule of Narendra Modi made him victorious by a thumping majority, and as the leader of the oldest political party, he should humbly accept the people's mandate.

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

Opinion | Modi has sent the right message by denouncing Vijayvargiya's son

Jul 03, 2019, 10:18 AM IST

The Prime Minister has taken the right step in denouncing such acts of hooliganism. Till now, brats of VVIPs used to openly breach the law and they were given protection and patronage, but Prime Minister Modi has bucked this trend. He has sent a correct message to the nation. 

Aaj Ki Baat

Opinion | Why Amit Shah said, Kashmiri separatists shut schools, but send their kids abroad

Jul 02, 2019, 01:14 PM IST

The Home Minister also said, 'Congress must answer for the historical blunders done by them. Why did Nehru government go to the United Nations despite Kashmir's accession to India? Why did he agree for a plebiscite that is in any case out of question today?'.

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

Opinion | Why Amit Shah said, Article 370 is not a permanent provision

Jun 29, 2019, 02:27 PM IST

For the first time, the Home Minister of India has unambiguously said in Parliament that  Article 370 is not sacrosanct. This has given rise to speculations about fresh delimitation in Jammu & Kashmir that had been put on hold by the Assembly, and the Centre's stand on Article 35A issue, which is presently before the Supreme Court. 

Aaj Ki Baat June 27 episode

Opinion | Why former ministers and ex-MPs should vacate their official bungalows

Jun 28, 2019, 01:27 PM IST

When former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee died, his family vacated the government bungalow within four weeks and shifted to their house in Gurugram.  After former PM Chaudhary Charan Singh's death, his son Ajit Singh stayed in that bungalow for several years, but when he lost the LS elections, police had to be called in to forcibly evict him from the bungalow.

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Opinion | Rahul is yet to learn lessons from electoral defeat

Jun 22, 2019, 11:36 AM IST

Congress leaders, clearly embarrassed over the tweet, declined to react. They are still in the dark about Rahul's present position in the party hierarchy.

Aaj Ki Baat June 20 episode

Opinion | Yogi must find permanent solution to fix the ailing health care system

Jun 21, 2019, 10:12 AM IST

The basic issue is not about an ailing infant's death, it signifies the 'death' of our sick health care system. The saddest part is that though we have hospitals, doctors, medicines and equipment, the basic need called sensitivity is sorely missing.  

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

Opinion | Nothing was done for last 20-25 years to tackle Acute Encephalitis Syndrome in Bihar

Jun 19, 2019, 12:31 PM IST

Just imagine, a hospital that has witnessed the death of more than 100 kids had no thermometers or ORS devices. Cleanliness inside the hospital was in a pathetic condition and a sure invitation to death.

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Opinion | Why J. P. Nadda was appointed BJP working president?

Jun 18, 2019, 11:33 AM IST

After taking over as Union Home Minister, Amit Shah may not be able to devote much time to the party. The BJP leadership has, therefore, decided to entrust the responsibility of party to its new working president, J. P. Nadda.

Aaj Ki Baat June 13 episode

Opinion | Modi and Imran Khan: A study in contrast

Jun 14, 2019, 10:09 AM IST

Prime Minister Modi has opened his new innings by stressing on personal relationships with world leaders. He always comes up with new and out-of-the-box ideas. 

Aaj Ki Baat with Rajat Sharma

Opinion | Why PM Modi is serious about passage of Triple Talaq Bill in Parliament?

Jun 13, 2019, 11:03 AM IST

Modi has now started taking serious steps for his outreach among the Muslims, and it is in tune with this aim that the Triple Talaq Bill will be introduced again in the 17th Lok Sabha.

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

Opinion | Let politicians refrain from making snide remarks about armed forces

Jun 12, 2019, 01:15 PM IST

The transport plane had taken off from Jorhat on June 3 and then went missing on the radar. Scores of aircraft were involved in the search operations, and the IAF chief Air Chief Marshal B. S. Dhanoa himself went to Jorhat to coordinate the operations. 

Aaj Ki Baat June 10 episode

Opinion | President's Rule in West Bengal is not the solution

Jun 11, 2019, 07:26 AM IST

Mamata Banerjee should know that silence of the majority does not mean weakness. It will be a terrible political blunder. 

Aaj Ki Baat

Opinion | Punish the perpetrators of toddler's murder in Aligarh at the earliest

Jun 08, 2019, 09:07 AM IST

The government must identify such people and action must be taken against them. Inciting people in the name of religion and injecting communal poison in a civil society is a crime. 

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Opinion | Sidhu should be grateful to Capt Amarinder Singh for not being sacked

Jun 07, 2019, 11:56 AM IST

The Chief Minister had earlier alleged that Sidhu's 'inept handling' of the crucial Local Government department resulted in poor Lok Sabha election results for the Congress from urban areas of Punjab.

This is symptomatic of the depression that Mamata might

OPINION | Mamata is neither worried about Muslims, nor Hindus, she's worried about her chair

Jun 06, 2019, 12:02 PM IST

The Trinamool Congress chief told Muslims to stay united "so that we can fight for you".  She told West Bengal Muslims: "There is nothing to be scared of. ...Don't be scared, the faster they captured EVMs, the sooner they will go away".

The move for delimitation has drawn strong reactions, as

Opinion | Why Centre wants to carry out delimitation work in Jammu and Kashmir

Jun 05, 2019, 02:26 PM IST

The BJP had promised in its 2019 Lok Sabha election manifesto that it would work for abrogating Article 370 of the Constitution that gives special powers to J&K, and annulling Article  35A that gives special rights to the people of Kashmir valley. The BJP wants more seats for the Jammu region through the delimitation process. It wants to "correct disparities" with Jammu region and provide representation to all reserved categories.

Aaj Ki Baat June 3 episode

Opinion | Both Mayawati, Akhilesh Yadav failed to gauge the mood of voters in UP

Jun 04, 2019, 08:39 AM IST

The BSP supremo, according to sources, said at the meeting that Akhilesh Yadav could not even win his family seats, and his wife and cousins lost the elections. 

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