All India Radio (AIR): News

17 Nov 2020

Narendra Modi

Modi's 'Mann ki Baat' helped generate Rs. 30 crore: RTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's monthly radio show has helped the state-owned radio broadcaster generate Rs. 30.28 crore, a Right to Information (RTI) query has found.

24 Apr 2020


After 'Ramayan', Ramanand Sagar's 'Shri Krishna' to return on DD

After the blockbuster rerun of Ramanand Sagar's Ramayan, Doordarshan is all set to re-telecast another classic mythological series from the director, Shri Krishna.

20 Apr 2020


'Ramayan' fans claim scenes were edited; DD clarifies

As the rerun of Ramanand Sagar's Ramayan came to its conclusion a few days ago, fans did not seem satisfied.

31 Dec 2019


General Manoj Mukund Naravane takes charge as 28th Army Chief

On Tuesday, General Manoj Mukund Naravane took charge as the 28th Chief of the Indian Army, succeeding General Bipin Rawat, who has been appointed as the first Chief of Defense Staff.

29 Sep 2019

Narendra Modi

PM Modi is inspired by tennis star Medvedev: Here's why

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi conducts a radio show on All India Radio (AIR), named 'Mann Ki Baat', where he talks about a host of issues.

26 Jul 2019


Five Chartered Accountants who pursued their dreams and passions

Chartered Accountancy (CA) is one of the most sought-after and toughest professional courses in the country.

12 Jul 2019


Five famous and successful alumni of IIM-Ahmedabad to know about

The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) are the most sought-after business schools in the country that provide quality management education.

18 Jan 2019

Jammu And Kashmir

Ahead of Republic Day, two attacks rock Srinagar within 24hrs

With less than 10 days to go for Republic Day, two attacks have taken place in Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar.

08 Dec 2018

Sexual Harassment

#MeTooImpact: AIR employee, accused of harassment, found guilty

An employee of All India Radio (AIR), who was accused of sexual harassment by at least nine women, was found guilty. The National Commission of Women informed about it on Friday and said the employee has been demoted and his salary reduced.

15 Nov 2018


#MeToo in AIR: Maneka Gandhi orders probe after allegations surface

After numerous sexual harassment allegations surfaced against All India Radio employees, Woman and Child Development (WCD) minister Maneka Gandhi has asked the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to probe the accusations.

30 Oct 2018


'Saaz' music composer Yeshwant Deo passes away at 91

Veteran Marathi musician Yeshwant Deo, who had composed music for many films including Shabana Azmi-starrer 'Saaz', passed away today. He was 91.

26 Oct 2018


Ajit Doval: India needs strong govt for 10yrs; enemies abound

On Thursday, National Security Adviser Ajit Doval that many internal enemies are abound in India, and that the country needs a strong government for the next 10 years if it wants to achieve glory.

14 Oct 2018


#CareerBytes: List of government websites to follow for UPSC preparation

The Indian Civil Services exam, commonly referred to as the IAS exam, is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) each year.

03 Oct 2018


UPSC: Top apps and websites to crack the IAS exam

The Indian Civil Services exam, commonly referred to as the IAS exam, is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) each year.

30 Aug 2018


WhatsApp to take training classes for fake news awareness

WhatsApp has already taken several steps to combat misinformation on its platform. And now, the messaging service is going to conduct training classes at specific locations in a bid to spread awareness about the menace of fake news.

07 Jul 2018


Famous Kumaoni singer Kabutari Devi dies of cardiac arrest

Famous Kumaoni folk singer Kabutari Devi, 70, today passed away at a hospital in Uttarakhand's Pithoragarh, following a cardiac arrest.

28 Jan 2018


Mann ki Baat: Modi speaks about female empowerment

In his first Mann Ki Baat radio show of 2018 aired on All India Radio (AIR), Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke about Nari Shakti among other things and hailed female achievers who contributed immensely to India's transformation.

26 Jan 2018


India celebrates 69th Republic Day

Today, India celebrates its 69th Republic Day. The parade this time is historic: there are 10 chief guests, the leaders of the 10 ASEAN nations.

01 Dec 2017

Tamil Nadu

Cyclone Ockhi: At least 80 fishermen missing from Kerala, TN

At least 80 fishermen are missing since Cyclone Ockhi hit coastal TN and Kerala yesterday. Eight have been confirmed dead in these states.

30 Nov 2017

Tamil Nadu

Cyclone alert for Lakshadweep, heavy rains likely in TN, Kerala

As a depression over the Bay of Bengal intensified, the IMD has issued a cyclone alert for Lakshadweep.

02 Oct 2017


All India Radio plans on expanding services to new countries

While many may argue that television killed the radio, in India, but that's not the case. Radio channels are still quite popular here.

17 Aug 2017


Tripura: Doordarshan denies blocking CM's speech, claims it was aired

After a controversy erupted over Doordarshan refusing to air Tripura CM Manik Sarkar's Independence Day speech, the broadcaster has "vehemently" denied the charges.

16 Aug 2017


War of words after Doordarshan rejects Tripura CM's speech

Yesterday, Doordarshan and All India Radio refused to air Tripura CM Manik Sarkar's Independence Day speech.

10 Aug 2017


Do you know who created the classic Doordarshan logo?

Many '80s and '90s kids will remember watching Doordarshan's logo montage with the channel's signature tune playing in the background on the TV.

20 Jul 2017


All India Radio earns Rs. 10cr from Mann Ki Baat

PM Narendra Modi's signature 'Mann Ki Baat' has brought in for the All India Radio revenues of Rs. 10cr in the last two fiscals, Information and Broadcasting Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore told the Lok Sabha on July 19.

02 Jun 2017


Modi's 'Mann Ki Baat' to be translated to local dialects

PM Narendra Modi's 'Mann Ki Baat' will soon be available in regional dialects, starting with Chhattisgarh, Haryana and Jharkhand.

04 Apr 2017


Aadhaar has the potential to become a huge money-spinner

With the government pushing Aadhaar at every instance, there is scope for it to become a profitable venture on its own.

11 Jan 2017


Doordarshan, AIR could be made corporate

Prime Minister Modi's top panel of secretaries have recommended to him to make public broadcasters Doordarshan (DD) and All India Radio (AIR) corporate entities.

13 Dec 2016

South Korea

Baloch activists claim torture, rape by Pak Army

Baloch Kurd liberation activist and World Baloch Women's Forum president Naela Quadri Baloch accused the Pakistani Army of having official sanction to torture, rape and kill Baloch people.

01 Nov 2016


Doordarshan's future hinging on revival plans

After basking in the success of the 1980s and 1990s, Doordarshan's dwindling viewership of 82.66 million proves to be a concern for the broadcaster.

02 Oct 2016

South Korea

Baloch conflict: Leaders praise Modi for raising awareness

Baloch leader Mazdak Dilshad Baloch has heaped praises on PM Modi for bringing the Balochistan conflict to the global attention.

28 Sep 2016

South Korea

Baloch leader's asylum plea sent to IB

Sources have stated that Balochistan separatist leader Brahamdagh Bugti's plea for asylum in India is currently being vetted by Indian intelligence agencies at the behest of the Home Ministry.

17 Sep 2016

South Korea

India may give Baloch leaders asylum

Speculation is rife that India may be gearing up to provide asylum to Baloch leaders who are currently living in different parts of the world.

15 Sep 2016

South Korea

Baloch activists protest at UN, seek Indian intervention

Baloch activists from the Free Balochistan Movement protested outside the UN Headquarters in New York, seeking an end to the atrocities committed by Pakistan in the region.

14 Sep 2016

South Korea

AIR to launch app, website for Baloch listeners

All India Radio has announced its decision to launch a mobile application and a website catered specifically for its listeners in Balochistan and those who understand the Baluchi language.

11 Sep 2016

South Korea

Baloch activists in Australia, South Korea thank PM Modi

Baloch activists in Melbourne, Australia and Busan, South Korea have thanked PM Modi for India's show of solidarity with their cause.

29 Aug 2016

South Korea

Chinese scholars 'disturbed' by Modi's Balochistan comments

Chinese academicians and scholars have expressed concern over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's comments on the Balochistan issue.

20 Aug 2016

South Korea

Former President Karzai backs Modi's stance on Balochistan

Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai has expressed his approval of PM Modi's comments on the Balochistan issue, which he made during his Independence Day speech.

20 Aug 2016


India-Bangladesh to produce movie on 1971 war

The Information and Broadcasting ministry announced that India and Bangladesh will together present a documentary on the 1971 War of Independence of Bangladesh.