Doordarshan: News

20 Apr 2024


'Hurts to see..': Ex-Prasar Bharati CEO on Doordarshan's saffron logo 

Doordarshan revealed its new logo for its news channel, DD News, on April 16, when the first phase of the Lok Sabha elections was just days away.

31 Jan 2024

Ramanand Sagar

Guide to watch Ramanand Sagar's 'Ramayan' on TV

Ramanand Sagar's iconic television series Ramayan is set to return to the television screens once again.

11 Oct 2023

OTT releases

'Bharat Hain Hum': Anurag Thakur unveils trailer and release date

Union Minister Anurag Thakur recently unveiled the trailer for Krish, Trish and Baltiboy - Bharat Hain Hum, an animated series that shares stories from the Indian freedom struggle.

05 Jun 2023


Is 'Shaktimaan' film happening? Here's what Mukesh Khanna said

Sony Pictures International, in collaboration with Mukesh Khanna's Bheeshm International, announced in early 2022 that they would be producing the biggest Indian superhero film, Shaktimaan.

25 Jun 2022


'Shaktimaan' to 'Malgudi Days': OTT platforms streaming beloved old shows

If you can hum the title track of the iconic show Malgudi Days then you grew up in the times when "Skip Intro" was not an option.

26 Apr 2022


'Azadi Ki Amrit Kahaniyan': Netflix, I&B collaborate for women-centric tales

Netflix and the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (I&B) announced the launch of a series of short videos, Azadi Ki Amrit Kahaniyan, on Tuesday.

16 Apr 2022


Veteran TV personality Manju Singh passes away in Mumbai

Veteran Hindi television personality and actor Manju Singh passed away on Thursday reportedly due to cardiac arrest. She was 74 years old.

06 Oct 2021


Arvind Trivedi, who played Ravana in 'Ramayana,' passes away

Arvind Trivedi, who had immortalized the role of Ravana in the landmark TV show Ramayana, passed away last night due to a heart attack.

15 Sep 2021


Doordarshan turns 62 today: Celebrating some of its top shows

When Netflix and other streamers didn't exist, Doordarshan was the binge-watching channel for people born in the late '80s and '90s.

22 Jul 2021


Mrinal Sen's Hindi short film posted by son on YouTube

Kunal Sen, son of acclaimed director Mrinal Sen, has decided to post on YouTube one of the 12 short films made by his father as part of a Doordarshan series telecast in the late 1980s.

20 May 2021


Modi government to launch 'BBC World-like' Doordarshan channel

As India is facing criticism over its COVID-19 response, the Narendra Modi government is looking to launch a new "BBC World-like" channel to provide "India's point of view."

10 May 2020


Monotony, injuries, technical issues: The many challenges of making 'Ramayan'

Ramanand Sagar's three-decade-old mythological epic Ramayan recently returned on TV, and it was a smash hit.

01 May 2020


With 7.7cr viewers in one day, 'Ramayan' creates world record

Even 33 years after its original release, Ramanand Sagar's Ramayan is not only relevant, in fact, it is smashing viewership records around the world.

24 Apr 2020

All India Radio (AIR)

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.

23 Apr 2020


Not so cool! Fans catch Bhishma using cooler in 'Mahabharat'

While kind-hearted viewers in the good ol' 80s may have been quite forgiving, today's hawk-eyed Twitter-loving generation is plain brutal.

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.

20 Apr 2020


TV-shoots to resume from May 4? Producers could approach government

Indian television viewers don't have anything new to watch since shoots have been stalled due to coronavirus.

03 Apr 2020


'Ramayan' breaks records, garners 17 crore viewers in first weekend

Three-decades-old Ramayan is a hit on TV, once again!

28 Mar 2020


Doordarshan starts 'Ramayana' and 'Mahabharat' reruns from today; details here

National broadcaster Doordarshan has started airing reruns of the iconic 80s shows Ramayana and Mahabharat.

27 Mar 2020


On public demand, 'Ramayan' to air on Doordarshan again

Ramanand Sagar's iconic television series, Ramayan, which kept all Indian families glued to their television sets every Sunday morning in the late 1980s, is coming back to the small screen.

26 Mar 2020


DD classics 'Ramayan' and 'Mahabharat' to return to TV?

India is on a binge-watch mode.

27 Aug 2019


India's first woman DGP, Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya passes away

Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya, India's first woman Director General of Police (DGP), passed away late last night in Mumbai, following a long illness. She was 72.

17 Aug 2019


DD News' award-winning founding anchor Neelum Sharma passes away

Neelum Sharma, an award-winning senior anchor and news presenter of Doordarshan News, passed away on Saturday after working for over 20 years with the news channel.

10 Feb 2019

Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal: Arun Prabha to be linked to Airtel, Dish TV-services

'Arun Prabha', the 24th Doordarshan satellite channel inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Itanagar, the capital of Arunachal Pradesh, yesterday, will be linked to Airtel and Dish TV platforms, a senior official said.

31 Oct 2018


Chhattisgarh: DD-cameraman records message for mother thinking it's his last

A video on social media shows Doordarshan camera/lighting assistant Mormukut Sharma recording a message for his mother after they were attacked in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district on Tuesday.

30 Oct 2018


Chhattisgarh: Maoist attack kills two cops and Doordarshan cameraman

On Tuesday, two policemen, along with a cameraman from national broadcaster Doordarshan was killed when Maoists attacked the channel's crew in poll-bound Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district.

22 Aug 2018

Delhi Fire Services

Delhi's Doordarshan Bhawan hit by minor fire; no casualties reported

A fire broke out in an AC plant of Doordarshan Bhawan at Delhi's Mandi House.

18 Aug 2018

Pankaj Kapur

'Zabaan Sambhal Ke' is coming back, this time on ALTBalaji

One of the most popular sitcoms of 1990s 'Zabaan Sambhal Ke' is coming back on ALTBalaji, the streaming platform confirmed.

30 Jul 2018


#HopOnNostalgia: 5 television-shows of 90s we are still fan of

Indian television shows were great in the 90s, and most of us grew up on some pretty fascinating content.

14 May 2018


Prasar Bharati-I&B tussle nears close? Former to discuss rightsizing, Free-Dish

After months of a standoff with the I&B Ministry, the Prasar Bharati (PB) board is expected to discuss key issues of contention at a board meeting today.

IPL 2018: Key matches to be broadcast on Doordarshan

For the first time ever, select IPL matches including the opening and closing ceremonies, are set to be telecast on a one hour deferred live basis by Doordarshan, the national broadcaster.

Doordarshan may soon have Kaun Banega Crorepati for Kashmir

The central government is mulling over creating a Kaun Banega Crorepati with Doordarshan exclusively for Kashmiris.

17 Oct 2017


How Doordarshan's revolutionary Free Dish helped private companies instead

In 2002, Doordarshan launched DD Direct, a direct-to-home (DTH) service run by Prasar Bharati, to compete with emerging competitors.

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.

25 Jul 2017


Doordarshan invites public entries for new logo

Doordarshan is changing its decades-old logo to reflect the choices of the "children of liberalization".

23 Jul 2017


Mumbai: Former DD anchor dies after tree topples on her

In a shocking incident, a former Doordarshan anchor Kanchan Nath, succumbed to death after a coconut tree feel on her in Chembur on Thursday.