Articles about Prasar Bharati

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

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."

#WeeklyRecap: Twitter hacked, Huawei banned, Jio's 5G strides, and more

19 Jul 2020

#WeeklyRecap: Twitter hacked, Huawei banned, Jio's 5G strides, and more

A lot has happened this week!

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.

'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.

Government advises against alcohol-based sanitizers while lighting diyas on Sunday

04 Apr 2020

Government advises against alcohol-based sanitizers while lighting diyas on Sunday

Ahead of the lights-out event on Sunday, the government has issued an advisory against the use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers while lighting lamps and candles.

'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.

Five Chartered Accountants who pursued their dreams and passions

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.

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

08 Dec 2018

#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.

8-member committee formed to recommend names for Lokpal

28 Sep 2018

8-member committee formed to recommend names for Lokpal

On Thursday, the government constituted an eight-member search panel for Lokpal.

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.

Unnao, Kathua rapes are post-independent India's "darkest hour", say ex-bureaucrats

16 Apr 2018

Unnao, Kathua rapes are post-independent India's "darkest hour", say ex-bureaucrats

In an open letter to PM Narendra Modi, a group of 49 retired civil servants said this is India's "darkest hour" post-independence.

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.

IAS officer Sunil Arora appointed as the Chief Election Commissioner

31 Aug 2017

IAS officer Sunil Arora appointed as the Chief Election Commissioner

The law ministry has appointed former IAS officer Sunil Arora as the new Chief Election Commissioner of India. Sunil Arora is a 1980 batch ex-IAS officer of Rajasthan cadre who earlier served as I&B Secretary and as an advisor to Prasar Bharati.

Star India triumphs against Prasar Bharati, wins sports broadcast case

23 Aug 2017

Star India triumphs against Prasar Bharati, wins sports broadcast case

In 2007, a case against Prasar Bharati for broadcasting premium sports content on Doordarshan channels, was filed by Nimbus Communications and BCCI. It was later joined by Star India and ESPN Software India in 2013.

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.

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".

IDBI Bank flouted norms to offer Mallya Rs 950-crore loan

28 Jan 2017

IDBI Bank flouted norms to offer Mallya Rs 950-crore loan

Vijay Mallya's KFA was reportedly Rs 6,000 crore in debt when it approached IDBI bank, with un-repaid credits of IDBI itself. The first loan of Rs 150 crore was sanctioned within a week.

Senior journalist Girish Nikam passes away from heart attack

08 Nov 2016

Senior journalist Girish Nikam passes away from heart attack

TV anchor and senior journalist Girish Nikam passed away on Monday due to a major heart attack.