CNN-IBN takes out 30 Minutes to look at issues of national interest and issues that have got the nation talking.

30 Minutes: The battle for power in poll-bound Punjab

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30 minutes: Story of the Indian blue collar workers

The Indian blue collar workers have been working in the Middle East as domestic help with no one to listen to their grievances. Popularly known as 3D workers they work as truck drivers, construction workers and so on. According to the report presented by the Reserve Bank of India 70 million dollars was obtained as foreign exchange in 2012.

09:41 AM, Aug 02, 2014
30 Minutes: Story of the 'Third Gender'

What if your gender does not confirm to the conventional definition? CNN-IBN brings you a report on the ordeal a person of the 'third gender' has to face in everyday life.

08:40 PM, Jul 05, 2014
30 Minutes: From Porn star to Bollywood diva, the story of Sunny Leone

Born Karanjeet Vohra to an immigrant Indian family in America, Sunny Leone discusses her childhood from a girl uninterested in learning how to cook or learn niceties, to her daring venture in the adult film industry to her surprising entry into Bollywood.

03:06 PM, Jun 29, 2014
The Great Indian Football Frenzy but no Indian team in the World Cup

The Football World Cup fever has gripped India with the same intensity as it has the rest of the world. An Indian football fan can give stiff competition to fanatic fans even in a Brazil stadium. Unfortunately, for all the football frenzy that India exhibits, the country itself never qualified for the Football World Cup except in 1950, when it did not play because our players were not allowed to play bare feet.

03:17 PM, Jun 22, 2014
30 minutes: The aftermath of Muzaffarnagar riots

Four months after six women came forward and registered cases of rape, none of the accused have been arrested till date. The Special Investigation Team handling these cases has asked the police to nab 22 accused, some of whom were roaming freely when CNN-IBN team traveled to Phugana village in Muzaffarnagar.

11:20 PM, Jan 18, 2014
30 Minutes: Inside China

The programme covers all about rise and success of China as well as the challenges facing the country. China has changed its face in the recent past with Beijing and Shanghai emerging beaming with skyscrapers.

08:12 PM, Jan 11, 2014
30 Minutes: Why is Mumbai crumbling?

CNN-IBN brings you how builder-politician-bureaucrat nexus is choking Mumbai and why housing policies like slum, clusters redevelopment have failed?

09:58 PM, Nov 02, 2013
30 Minutes: No country for children

The programme shows the plight of children suffering from Encephalitis. Encephalitis is an acute inflammation of the brain.

11:06 PM, Oct 26, 2013
30 Minutes: Girls in bondage

CNN-IBN investigation exposes how minor girls are sold as domestic labour to illegal placement agencies which in turn run trafficking racket. The investigation exposes how minor girls are trafficked from rural India and sold in metros.

08:38 PM, Oct 19, 2013
30 Minutes: Military - The Apolitical Force

Has Former Army chief General VK Singh's claims that money from the secret fund was used to pay Kashmiri politicians damaged the credibility of the Army?

02:14 PM, Sep 29, 2013
30 Minutes: Lynched, exiled and killed - India's dishonour killings

In a suspected case of honour killing, a couple was lynched in Haryana on Wednesday. This came after they allegedly eloped from their village to get married.

08:51 PM, Sep 21, 2013
30 Minutes: 48 people died in communal clashes in Muzaffarnagar

Three days after Muzaffarnagar riots, which shook the foundation of communal harmony in Uttar Pradesh, the death toll on Wednesday increased to 48. According to reports, 42 people have died in Muzaffarnagar while six died overnight in the adjoining towns. Curfew will be relaxed from 10 am to 5 pm.

11:35 PM, Sep 14, 2013
30 Minutes: Has India become 'No country for women'?

Women in Delhi and Mumbai share the candid stories of daily sexual harassment.

08:01 PM, Sep 07, 2013
30 Minutes: Diaries of rape survivors

The rape victims share their trauma and the stigma that they go through after they survive the untoward incident.

09:40 AM, Sep 02, 2013
30 Minutes: Saving our rhinos

Around Two-thirds of the world's famed one-horned rhinoceroses live at Kaziranga National Park.

09:39 PM, Aug 24, 2013
30 Minutes: Jiah Khan's suicide puts focus on the grim world of Bollywood

Young actor Jiah Khan's suicide reminds us of the long and lonely battle that Bollywood stars go through to achieve success. It reveals the grim picture behind all the fame and glitz.

10:52 PM, Jul 06, 2013
30 Minutes: The massive damage Uttarakhand suffered due to floods

Thousands of people have lost their lives in the flood-hit Uttarakhand state. The survivors remember the fateful day when they lost their relatives, homes. The state has also witnessed infrastructure loss with hundreds of roads, bridges damaged in the rain-ravaged state.

06:19 PM, Jun 29, 2013
30 Minutes: Are we to be blamed for Uttarakhand catastrophe?

On 17th June, Uttarakhand witnessed nature's worst fury, damaging hundreds of buildings and submerging entire village. Over 1000 people are feared dead and thousands are stranded in the state. But was it just nature's fury or an ecological disaster in the making? Watch the show to unravel the mystery behind the disaster.

11:00 PM, Jun 22, 2013
30 Minutes: Punjab fights to steer students away from a life of drugs

Punjab, the land of plenty. The state today is faced with an enemy within - drugs. And it's most lethal attack has been on one of the holiest cities for the Sikhs - Amritsar.

09:50 PM, Jun 08, 2013
30 Minutes: Chit fund scams

Year after year millions of Indians are cheated of their life savings. Fourteen people committed suicide and thousands in West Bengal lost their life savings after Saradha group went bust.

01:11 PM, Jun 02, 2013

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