Headlines Today is a 24-hour English news channel in India. The channel is based out of Mumbai and is owned by the India Today Group. Launched in 2003, the channel aims at round-the-clock coverage of the latest news in India and around the world. Headlines Today live news coverage delivers breaking news and information on top stories, weather, business, entertainment, sports, politics, and more. It also features talk shows and interviews that revolve around topics like entertainment, health, technology and travel. Some of the popular shows on the channel include Fast Track 50, Wheel Spin, On the Couch With Koel, Centre Stage, The Big Cricket, and Grand Stand.
Jacintha’s suicide coverage
Headlines Today recently covered an extensive show on the suicide of Jacintha, a nurse at King Edward VII’s Hospital in central London. The nurse killed herself after a prank call from 2Day FM, whose DJs pretended to be the Queen and Prince Charles. Three suicide notes were found along with her belongings. However, the contents of the notes were not disclosed in spite of Jacintha’s family demanding for details of the same.
On The Couch With Koel
On The Couch With Koel is a celebrity interview show hosted by actress Koel Purie. The show is aired every Saturday at 7.30 PM. The interviews on the show involve a line of questions around what makes the celebrity guests tick, putting them in a spot. No matter how controversial the question, Koel phrases them with compassion and understanding. The celebrities on the show include actors, cricketers, political leaders, business heads, and spiritual gurus. The episode also has Koel talking to Zaheer Bagh, cameraman of On The Couch With Koel, about her experience of hosting the show and interacting with celebrities.
Centre Stage is a primetime show on Headlines Today aired at 9 PM from Monday to Friday. The programme is hosted by Rahul Kanwal, Editor of Headlines Today, who analyses the day’s top story on the show. The topic of discussion is chosen based on its impact or potential influence on the world. The show is popular for covering major stories for the day with its in-depth analysis and investigative stories. The recent episode of Centre Stage on iStream features the story of a medical student gang raped on a moving bus. The brutal act on the 23-year-old student that shook the country was discussed by Rahul Kanwal questioning the safety of women in India. Rahul, on the show, calls for death penalty for the rapists detailing the poor conviction rate in the country that allows rapists to go scott free.
Fast Track 50
Fast Track 50 is a countdown show on Headlines Today that carries out top stories of the day and is aired between 7 AM and 8 AM every morning. The top fifty stories of the day are summarized in a nut shell with quick updates of what’s happening in politics, crime, sports and business, in the country and abroad.
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