DOORDARSHAN

  • Prakash Javdekar defends live telecast of RSS chief's address on October 3 October 5, 2014

    Nagpur: Defending the live telecast by Doordarshan of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's address on Dussehra, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javdekar on Sunday said that the Government wants to instill professionalism. The hour-long broadcast on October 3 by DD for the first time of an RSS function had stoked...
  • Congress to gherao Doordarshan over airing of RSS chief Bhagwat speech October 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Slamming the government for live telecast by Doordarshan of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat's address in Nagpur, Delhi Congress on Saturday said it will gherao the state broadcaster on Sunday to protest against the "misdeeds". Chief spokesperson of Delhi Congress Mukesh Sharma said the RSS was a controversial...
  • Government sees no wrong in live DD telecast of RSS chief speech October 3, 2014

    Mumbai: Government on Friday saw nothing wrong with the state broadcaster Doordarshan telecasting live the hour-long address of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on the ground that the event was "news worthy". Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said here that Prasar Bharati, under which Doordarshan comes, took its own decisions and...
  • Government slammed over live telecast of RSS chief address on DD October 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The live telecast of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's address in Nagpur by Doordarshan on Friday stoked a controversy with opposition slamming the government for "misusing" the state broadcaster while BJP defended it. Congress spokesman Sandeep Dikshit termed the hour-long telecast as a "dangerous tradition", saying RSS is a controversial...
  • RSS chief Bhagwat's speech covered just like a news event: Doordarshan October 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Amidst a controversy over the national broadcaster telecasting live a speech of Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat, Doordarshan on Friday said it was covered like any other news event and no special arrangements had been made. "It was just like a news event to us. So we covered...
  • PM Modi to connect with people through radio on October 3 September 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will connect with the people through radio on Friday when he will share his thoughts on a variety of issues. While deciding to reach out to the people through radio, Modi had sought suggestions from the public on the format as well as frequency...
  • PM Modi's radio address may dominate broadcasting space September 29, 2014

    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...
  • DD's new howler: Channel runs Manmohan's image instead of Modi's on PM's US trip coverage report September 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Adding to recent howlers, a visual of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was run on Doordarshan instead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi before a news segment relating to his current visit to the United States. Sources told PTI that the "inadvertent error" happened in one of the late evening...
  • Doordarshan anchor loses job after naming China's Xi 'Eleven' September 19, 2014

    New Delhi: An Indian TV news anchor has been sacked after she referred to Chinese President Xi Jinping as 'Eleven' Jinping, apparently confusing Xi's name with the Roman numerals XI, a senior official at the state television channel said on Friday. Xi left India on Friday after a visit to boost...
  • Doordarshan news anchor sacked for referring to Chinese President Xi Jinping as 'Eleven' Jinping September 19, 2014

    A Doordarshan news anchor has been sacked after she referred to Chinese President Xi Jinping as 'Eleven' Jinping, apparently confusing Xi's name with the Roman numerals XI, a senior official at the state television channel said on Friday. Xi left India on Friday after a visit to boost trade and economic...
  • Now you will see Beyonce, Antonio Banderas, Stevie Wonder making public service announcement on Doordarshan August 27, 2014

    New Delhi: International celebrities like Beyonce, Nicole Kidman, Christina Aguilera, Stevie Wonder and Antonio Bendaras will be seen on Doordarshan making public service announcement on the United Nation's Millennium Goals. The announcements will be made during a new programme which will be aired from August 29 at 9 PM, every...
  • Remember 'Mr Yogi' and 'Tamas'? 30 wonderful TV serials from the 80s and 90s we definitely want to see remade in 2014 August 9, 2014

    The 80s and 90s were the best times for television as far as content was concerned. Original shows produced and written by some of the country's best names connected a culture that thrived on intense domestic dramas and situational comedies inspired from American and British television.Doordarshan, the state broadcaster, had...
  • Chhattisgarh government asks officials to make contingency plan keeping in view delayed monsoon June 26, 2014

    Keeping in view the delayed monsoon, the Chhattisgarh government has asked the officials to prepare a contingency plan to deal with any exigency. The agriculture department has been asked to continuously help the farmers with agriculturerelated suggestions though mobile SMS. Looking at the predictions of delayed monsoon, the state government is gearing...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha's take on Doordarshan back in the days and now June 22, 2014

    Cyrus Broacha talks about the transition of media from the Doordarshan era to the era of the modern electronic media. However, he says that mistakes are common to both the eras. ...
  • Travelogue, documentary series, dance competition Doordarshan announces five new shows June 6, 2014

    New Delhi: A travelogue documentary series and a show based on transformation in rural India are among five fresh shows being offered by the national broadcaster Doordarshan. Starting Friday, DD National will roll out "Nadiyaan Gaati Hain", the first of the five shows, which promise to offer a whiff of fresh...
  • DD's Modi interview: Prasar again writes to I&B Ministry May 11, 2014

    Public broadcaster Prasar Bharati has again sought an assurance from the Information and Broadcasting Ministry that its reccommendations would not be ignored if an inquiry is held into the controversial editing of Doordarshan's Narendra Modi interview. Sources said that Prasar Bharati's Principal Advisor V A M Hussain has written a letter...
  • Prasar Bharati to take a call on Monday about probe into Modi interview May 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The decision on whether a probe is needed or not into the row surrounding an interview of BJP leader Narendra Modi by Doordarshan will be taken by Prasar Bharati on Monday. "We will look at papers on Monday and take a call," Prasar Bharati CEO Jawhar Sircar told PTI...
  • The autonomy of Prasar Bharati is still a joke May 3, 2014

    New Delhi: India's national broadcaster Doordarshan (DD) is in the news again for all the wrong reasons. The controversy over alleged editing of the BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's interview to DD has led to a huge controversy prompting the Prasar Bharati CEO Jawahar Sircar to issue a clarification...
  • I&B Ministry at an arm's length with Prasar Bharati, says Manish Tewari May 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The row over Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial Narendra Modi's interview with Doordarshan News has escalated. Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Manish Tewari has hit back at the BJP and the national broadcaster saying that the ministry is at an arm's length with Prasar Bharati. "The...
  • Modi wishes journalists on World Press Freedom Day, slams DD row May 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has slammed the row over his interview to Doordarshan. Taking to Twitter on World Press Freedom Day, the BJP PM candidate said, "On days such as this, I feel very sad to see our National TV channel struggling to maintain...
  • Shadow of government leading to lack of credibility: Prasar Bharti CEO May 2, 2014

    New Delhi: In the wake of a massive controversy over 'censoring' of Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's interview, Prasar Bharati's CEO Jawhar Sircar has distanced himself from the issue saying that Doordarshan lacks autonomy. He has claimed that a "shadow" still looms over government servants posted at...
  • Never wanted to stoke a controversy with Modi interview: DD anchor May 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Doordarshan news anchor Ashok Srivastav who is in the eye of the storm for interviewing BJP prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi where the Gujarat CM allegedly calls Priyanka Gandhi his daughter, tweeted on Thursday, "I never wanted to create storm I just tried to do my job as...
  • Modi called Congress's Ahmed Patel a 'good friend' in DD interview May 2, 2014

    New Delhi: A row broke out over Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's interview to Doordarshan as the party alleged that the public broadcaster has censored a part of the interview. In the unedited version of Modi's interview, the BJP showed that Modi had referred to Congress leader...
  • Modi releases DD interview, says it had no 'Priyanka daughter' remark May 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Television news channel Doordarshan was hit by a controversy for allegedly editing out portions of Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's interview. Modi's office has now released the full interview, pointing out that Modi never said that Congress President Sonia Gandhi's daughter Priyanka Gandhi is like...
  • Narendra Modi's office releases 'omitted' daughter remark on Priyanka May 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Following a row, Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's office has released the full interview that was edited out by Doordarshan. In a comment, Modi said that he will not be angry even if Congress President Sonia Gandhi's daughter Priyanka Gandhi hurls a hundred curses at...
  • Doordarshan's 'Best of Indian Cinema' series to screen 'Shevri', 'Kantatar' and other critically-acclaimed films April 7, 2014

    As many as 104 award-winning and critically acclaimed films are being showcased by Doordarshan under the initiative 'Best Of Indian Cinema'. As a part of the bi-weekly initiative which started in November 2013, DD has been screening multi-lingual films such as 'Maati Maay' by Chitra Palekar, 'Harud' by Aamir Bashir...
  • Ruskin Bond's Rusty making a comeback on TV with 'Ek Tha Rusty II' April 5, 2014

    Mussoorie: 'Ek Tha Rusty II', the second season of popular TV series 'Ek Tha Rusty' is all set to return to the television screen, this time with two female actors from Sikkim. The shoot of 'Ek Tha Rusty II' is currently underway here, and it will be telecast on Doordarshan from...
  • Modi's fantasies are like Mungerilal's day dreams, says MP Congress chief Arun Yadav March 31, 2014

    Drawing parallels between BJP's Prime Ministerial nominee Narendra Modi and the protagonist of a popular TV show 'Mungerilal Ke Haseen Sapne', Madhya Pradesh Congress chief Arun Yadav said the Gujarat strongman was "day-dreaming" of occupying the top post. "Voting for the Lok Sabha polls hasn't commenced yet, and Modi has already...
  • 'Lakshaya' has not been made for entertainment: Niret Alva February 22, 2014

    New Delhi: 'Lakshaya: EK Living Planet' is not meant to entertain, but to educate and to create awareness about environmental issues, says its host Niret Alva. 'Lakshaya: EK Living Planet' is a 26episode environment series that went on air in January on Doordarshan. "The show is logical...Through the show, we are trying...
  • AIADMK cadres seen eating food off the floor to seek blessing for CM Jayalalithaa on her birthday February 15, 2014

    This photo which was tweeted by the official handle of Doordarshan News shows AIADMK cadres eating food off the floor to seek blessings for Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on her birthday. ...