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Press, Trust and India: Govt Mulls Its Own News Service

Oct 17, 2020 Bhavna Vij-Aurora

The proposal to launch a full-fledged news agency involves using the huge network of Doordarshan and All India Radio.

Staff Crunch Halts Airing Of Modi's Mann Ki Baat In 10 Countries

Oct 09, 2020 Jeevan Prakash Sharma

The External Service Division (ESD) of AIR, which broadcasts radio programmes in 15 countries, doesn’t have translator-cum-announcers to interpret and air it.

Over 160 Million Watched Live Telecast Of Ram temple Event: Prasar Bharati CEO

Prasar Bharati CEO Shashi Shekhar Vempati said the viewership was of Doordarshan's live coverage was carried by nearly 200 TV channels during the main events between 10.45 am and 2 pm on Wednesday.

Doordarshan Journalists Serving Country Like Army Jawans: Minister

Nov 01, 2018 Outlook Web Bureau

Union minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore was speaking at a condolence meeting for the DD cameraman, Achyutanand Sahu, who was killed in a Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh on October 30

We Would Have Got Killed Had We Raised Our Body: DD Cameraman Who Survived Maoist Ambush

Mormukut Sharma, whose video from the ambush site went viral, reveals even more dreadful stories from the ground.

31 October, 2018

An Officer And A Gentleman: Dantewada SP Who Broke Down Recounting Maoist Ambush Is Known To Have A Soft Heart

Outlook Web Bureau

A doctor-turned IPS officer, Abhishek Pallav had last year saved the life of a Maoist whom he himself had shot at.

31 October, 2018

Video | 'Mummy, I Love You, Not Scared To See Death Before My Eyes': DD Cameraman's Message During Maoist Ambush

Outlook Web Bureau

In a video clip shared by Union Minister Smriti Irani on Twitter, Doordarshan's assistant cameraman is seen saying “I may be killed in this attack, but Mummy, I love you.”

30 October, 2018

Doordarshan Cameraman, Two Security Personnel Killed In Maoist Attack In Chhattisgarh

Outlook Web Bureau

Rathore has announced an ex-gratia relief of Rs 10 Lakh to the next of the kin of the persons killed in the LWE attack.

22 August, 2018

Fire Breaks Out In Delhi's Doordarshan Bhawan

Outlook Web Bureau

No casualties or injury has been reported yet, he added.

02 March, 2018

Govt Slams 'Defamatory' Media Report Of I&B Ministry Withholding Funds For Doordarshan, AIR

Outlook Web Bureau

The Prasar Bharati in an autonomous body that runs Doordarshan and All India Radio but receives grant from the I&B ministry.


16 February, 2018

Prasar Bharati Not To Hire Siddharth Zarabi, Abhijit Majumder For Top Edit Posts, Blocks I&B Ministry's Proposals

Outlook Web Bureau

Prasar Bharati CEO Shashi Shekhar Vempati tweeted that the reports were based on a false account of proceedings.

14 February, 2018

Prasar Bharati Shortlists Journalist Abhijit Majumder For Top Edit Job, Siddharth Zarabi May Head DD News

Outlook Web Bureau

According a report, a high-level committee has identified Zarabi for head of TV News in DD News and Majumder for the position of chief editor, Prasar Bharati News Service.

07 January, 2018

Nirmala Sitharaman Slams Doordarshan For Cutting Off Tyagaraja Aradhana's Telecast, CEO Assures 'Strict' Action

Outlook Web Bureau

The musical event is held to honour Telugu saint-composer Tyagaraja in Tamil Nadu's Thiruvaiyaru between January to February.

17 August, 2017

Yes, Prasar Bharati Did Ask Tripura CM Manik Sarkar To Censor Independence Day Speech: Doordarshan

Outlook Web Bureau

UK Sahoo, DD’s Agartala centre head, said after recording Sarkar’s speech on August 14, he felt that it was controversial, but Sarkar’s words meant he could not edit it.

16 August, 2017

Doordarshan Finally Issues Statement, Refutes Allegation Of Blackout Of Manik Sarkar's I-Day Speech

Outlook Web Bureau

Doordarshan said it gave wide coverage to the chief minister’s Independence Day programme and telecast report running to 29 minutes and 45 seconds.


16 August, 2017

Parliament Answerable For Banning Tripura CM's I-Day Speech, Says Dy. Assembly Speaker

Outlook Web Bureau

" If this kind of things can be done, then how India can be a federal state?"

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

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Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz