All India Radio

  • PM Modi's radio address may dominate broadcasting space Yesterday

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first radio address, to be carried on October 3 on All India Radio, may dominate the entire broadcasting space as audio and visuals could be provided to all FM and community radio stations as well as news and current affairs TV channels. Officials said...
  • All India Radio launches free news SMS alerts in five languages September 19, 2014

    New Delhi: After the launch of its English language free news SMS alerts, All India Radio (AIR) on Friday launched a similar service in five Indian languages Hindi, Marathi, Sanskrit, Dogri and Nepali. Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday launched the free news SMS service of AIR News...
  • Rahul's Parliamentary constituency gets AIR FM channel February 19, 2014

    Congress vicepresident Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday inaugurated an All India Radio (AIR) FM station in Amethi. According to the AIR, the FM Rainbow station will offer digital sound quality to the listeners of Amethi, which is a Congress stronghold and currently represented by Rahul Gandhi. "Programmes, along with hourly news broadcasts from...
  • AIR hands over Jinnah speech recordings to Pakistan September 4, 2013

    Islamabad: The All India Radio (AIR) has handed over to Pakistan the recordings of two important speeches by the country's founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) is planning to broadcast these speeches, delivered June 3 and August 11, 1947, after checking the quality and authenticity some time next week,...
  • Jinnah wanted peace between India and Pakistan, reveals RTI query September 2, 2013

    New Delhi: As cease fire violations continue along the LoC straining Indo-Pak relations, an RTI has found that Pakistan's father of the nation Mohammad Ali Jinnah had promised friendly relations with India and also propagated communal harmony. Senior BJP leader LK Advani had faced the ire over his praise for Pakistan's...
  • Chhattisgarh: Naxal attacks AIR station, 3 dead May 12, 2013

    Jagdalpur: The All India Radio ( AIR) station on Sunday near Jagdalpur in Bastar district of Chhattisgarh was attacked by a naxal group. Three policemen have been killed and one suffered injuries in the standoff between the naxal group and security personnel. "The attack took place at the Doordarshan TV tower at...
  • I&B mulling launching 24hour news channel on AIR April 13, 2013

    Amritsar: Information and Broadcasting Ministry on Saturday said it is considering a 24hour news channel on All India Radio (AIR) on the pattern of DD News. "The Centre is exploring various aspects and technicalities involved in launching a 24hour news channel on AIR," I&B Secretary Uday Kumar Varma said here...
  • All India Radio launches services on social media March 19, 2013

    New Delhi: To carve a niche for itself on the social media, the All India Radio (AIR) has launched live streaming of its Urdu service, FM Gold on Youtube and an android based mobile phone application of for its news service. The services were launched by Information and Broadcasting Minister...
  • Panel to look into sexual harassment allegations at AIR office March 6, 2013

    New Delhi: The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has constituted a committee to look into allegations of sexual harassment at an All India Radio channel office made by some news presenters. The panel will submit its findings within three days. In a statement, the ministry said that on the directions of Information...
  • Veteran radio commentator Suresh Saraiya no more July 18, 2012

    Mumbai: India's noted radio commentator, Suresh Saraiya, has died in Mumbai. The commentary veteran, who commented on over 100 Test matches, the last of which was between India and New Zealand in Nagpur in 2010, was 76. A collegelevel cricketer, Saraiya made his commentary debut for AllIndia Radio in...
  • As Durga marches in, radio greets her with prayers October 10, 2007

    Kolkata: As Birendra Krishna Bhadra started reciting shlokas welcoming Devi Durga early morning on Wednesday, thousands of people tuned in to All India Air (AIR) for a 77yearold tradition. Mahalaya marks the beginning of goddess Durga's journey from Mt Kailash, and since 1930 AIR has broadcast Chandi Paths each festival. Bhadra...