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'BBC World-like' Doordarshan channel to share 'India's point of view'

20 May 2021

'BBC World-like' Doordarshan channel to share 'India's point of view'

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."

Ayodhya's Ram Temple ceremony viewed widely across the world

06 Aug 2020

Ayodhya's Ram Temple ceremony viewed widely across the world

The live telecast of the Ram Temple ceremony in Ayodhya, which took place on Wednesday, was reportedly viewed widely across the world.

Facts about BR Chopra's 'Mahabharat' you never knew

16 May 2020

Facts about BR Chopra's 'Mahabharat' you never knew

Mahabharat is not just another TV serial. The brainchild of BR Chopra, which halted everything when it aired between 1988 and 1990, has stood the test of time.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

'Ramayan' fans claim scenes were edited; DD clarifies

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.

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

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.

'Hum Paanch' is returning, but Ashok Saraf had no clue

10 Apr 2020

'Hum Paanch' is returning, but Ashok Saraf had no clue

After the return of classic shows like Ramayan and Shaktimaan, another much-loved family show from the good ol' 90s Hum Paanch is coming back on the small screen.

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

03 Apr 2020

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

26 Mar 2020

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

India is on a binge-watch mode.

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

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.

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

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.

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

10 Feb 2019

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.

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

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.

Chhattisgarh: Maoist attack kills two cops and Doordarshan cameraman

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.

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

22 Aug 2018

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.

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

18 Aug 2018

'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.

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

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.

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

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

05 Apr 2018

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

06 Mar 2018

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.

How Doordarshan's revolutionary Free Dish helped private companies instead

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.

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

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.

War of words after Doordarshan rejects Tripura CM's speech

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.

Do you know who created the classic Doordarshan logo?

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.

Doordarshan invites public entries for new logo

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".

Mumbai: Former DD anchor dies after tree topples on her

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.