As India sees another record surge of 1.84 lakh Covid cases in a day, we raise these questions on the show: Second wave much dangerous than the first? Will it get worse in next one month? What is the best way to tackle the second Covid wave?
Are centre and state govts losing control over Covid-19? Was the govt unprepared for a second surge? Watch as panelists debate these and more on the show.
Addressing chief ministers during a virtual meeting on Covid-19 on Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "April 11 is the birth anniversary of Jyotiba Phule and April 14 is the birth anniversary of Dr BR Ambedkar. We should organise a &..
The Health Ministry on Tuesday said that Covid-19 is spreading at a faster pace now than compared to last year and the next four weeks will be very critical in India's fight against the pandemic. Delhi government imposed a night curfew f..
As Maharashtra recorded an alarming single-day spike of over 57,000 Covid cases, the daily night curfew from 8 pm to 7 am began in the state.?
West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said that she had dialled Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and a senior Election Commission (EC) official to inform them about certain poll-related issues.
Maharashtra reports close to 40,000 Covid cases; Vaccination drive for people above 45 to start from tomorrow; more
As Maharashtra reported close to 40,000 fresh infections in a day, BMC Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal assured that there is no shortage of beds in Mumbai. He told India Today that there will be no 24x7 lockdown in the Maximum City.
India's daily Covid cases cross 50,000 for first time since November; Phase 1 campaigning ends in Bengal, Assam; more
India's Covid cases crossed 50,000 daily infections for the first time since November. Maharashtra recorded its biggest ever spike with over 35,900 cases in a day while over 5,500 cases were reported in Mumbai.
New double mutant Covid variant identified in India; Maharashtra records over 31,800 Covid cases; more
A new "double mutant variant" of SARS-CoV-2 has been detected in India as the country recorded its highest case surge since November.
After facing charges of running an extortion racket levelled by former Mumbai Police chief Param Bir Singh, now Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Vasantrao Deshmukh is again under fire.
Ex-Mumbai top cop Param Bir Singh has moved the Supreme Court seeking a probe against the Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh for alleged malpractices. Param Bir Singh’s sensational claims have rocked the Maharasthra government as the oppo..
Sachin Waze was arrested in the NIA probe into recovery of explosives from a car near industrialist Mukesh Ambani's residence. Vaze has now been remanded to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) custody till March 25 by a court in Mumbai.
PM Modi asks states to take decisive steps to stop second Covid wave; Over 23,000 Covid cases reported in Maharashtra; more
As Covid cases continue?to rise in parts of the country, PM Modi today held a virtual meeting with all the chief ministers. He asked states to be quick and take decisive steps to stop second the Covid wave.
As European nations including Germany, Italy and France halt the use of Coronavirus vaccine made by AstraZeneca over blood clot concerns, watch the Doctors' Roundtable on this episode of News Today where doctors answer all your Covid-19 r..
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who was on a two-day campaign trail in Nandigram constituency, alleged that she was injured after she was pushed by 4-5 people.
Watch this report to know if political parties only do lip service on women empowerment?
Our big talking point tonight is women's representation in politics and the entry of celebrities in politics who are set to contest the upcoming election in West Bengal. Watch all this and more only on News Today with Rajdeep Sardesai.
An already high-voltage battle in West Bengal will get even more interesting as TMC chief Mamata Banerjee confirmed that she would contest the Bengal election from Nandigram only. On News Today, the big question is whether the West Bengal P..
Our big talking point tonight is Mamata Banerjee and her list of 291 TMC candidates who are set to contest the upcoming election in West Bengal.? Also, is there a second wave that is haunting cities like Pune? Watch all this and more only o..
I-T alleges Rs 600 crore tax evasion by Anurag Kashyap's Phantom Films; Centre raiding those supporting farmers: Rahul; more
The Income Tax Department has alleged Rs 600 crore manipulation by Anurag Kashyap's Phantom Films and Rs 25 crore by actress Taapsee Panni and her company. The duo grilled for over 8 hours.
I-T dept grills Taapsee Pannu, Anurag Kashyap; Covaxin's Phase 3 results out, shows 81% interim efficacy; more
The Income Tax Department today grilled actor Taapsee Pannu and filmmaker Anurag Kashyap over alleged tax evasion. The Mumbai residences of the actors were also raided.
Over 50 lakh people have registered on the Co-WIN portal for vaccination since the window opened on Monday morning.
India's 2nd phase of Covid vaccination drive: PM Modi takes first dose of Covaxin; BJP vs TMC in Bengal; more
The second phase of Covid-19 vaccination drive took place on Monday in which the coverage has been expanded to include everyone over 60 and those aged between 45-59 who have co-morbidities.
Today the focus on News Today with Rajdeep Sardesai is the assembly elections to four states and one Union Territory will be held between March 27 and April 29. As per the poll schedule, assembly elections to Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry ..
Rajdeep Sardesai is a senior journalist and author of the best-selling book, '2014: The Election that Changed India'. With 26 years of journalistic experience in print and TV, Sardesai was managing editor of the NDTV network before he set up the IBN 18 network with channels like CNN IBN as founder editor. He began his career with the Times of India and was the city editor of its Mumbai edition at the age of 26. He is presently a consulting editor with the India Today Group and anchors a prime time show on India Today. Specialising in national politics, Sardesai has won numerous awards for journalistic excellence including the prestigious Padma Shri for Journalism in 2008, the International Broadcasters Award for coverage of the 2002 Gujarat riots, and the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Award for 2007. He has also won the A.. SHOW MORE
Rajdeep Sardesai is a senior journalist and author of the best-selling book, '2014: The Election that Changed India'. With 26 years of journalistic experience in print and TV, Sardesai was managing editor of the NDTV network before he set up the IBN 18 network with channels like CNN IBN as founder editor. He began his career with the Times of India and was the city editor of its Mumbai edition at the age of 26. He is presently a consulting editor with the India Today Group and anchors a prime time show on India Today.
Specialising in national politics, Sardesai has won numerous awards for journalistic excellence including the prestigious Padma Shri for Journalism in 2008, the International Broadcasters Award for coverage of the 2002 Gujarat riots, and the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Award for 2007. He has also won the Asian Television Awards 2014 for Best News Presenter in Asia for the coverage of the 2014 general elections. He has been News Anchor of the Year at the Indian Television Academy for eight of the last ten years and his programme Big Fight won the Asian TV award for best talk show twice in a row. He has been the President of the Editors Guild of India and was also chosen as a Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum in 2000. Sardesai writes a fortnightly column across several newspapers, including the Hindustan Times.
An Oxford blue at cricket, he completed his Masters and LLB from Oxford University after graduating in economics from St. Xavier's College in Mumbai.
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