Doordarshan

  • Doordarshan anchor loses job after naming China's Xi 'Eleven' 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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. ...
  • Shyam Rajak booked for causing mental harassment to a Doordarshan employee December 6, 2013

    A case has been lodged against Bihar minister Shyam Rajak for mental harassment of a woman staff of a media organisation prompting the opposition on Friday to seek his resignation but the minister rubbished it as a "political conspiracy." An FIR has been lodged with Sashtri Nagar police station of the...
  • No telecast of Sachin match on DD, Prasar Bharati asks amendments in rules November 15, 2013

    With Doordarshan missing out the telecast of cricket great Sachin Tendulkar's last two tests due to present rules of coverage, Prasar Bharati has written to the Information and Broadcasting Ministry seeking immediate amendment of these for the benefit of fans. In a communication to the ministry, Prasar Bharati has sought amendment...
  • Senior DD official accused of sexual harassment suspended October 5, 2013

    Public Broadcaster Prasar Bharati has suspended a senior Doordarshan official against whom a sexual harassment complaint had been made by a colleague. Sources told PTI that Prasar Bharati yesterday released an order suspending the officer and asked a senior lady offical, who is higher in rank than the accused official, to...
  • Prasar Bharati CEO writes to Manish Tewari, accuses I&B Ministry of interference September 30, 2013

    Accusing Information and Broadcasting Ministry of trying to micromanage the affairs of public broadcaster Prasar Bharati, its CEO Jawhar Sircar has written a letter to Minister Manish Tewari complaining that he does not get enough cooperation. In his letter, Sircar also raised questions about the ministry's interference in the affairs of...
  • Tata Communications to digitise Doordarshan, Films Division archives June 21, 2013

    Singapore: Rare and historical documents from the archives of major libraries, films and documentaries of Doordarshan and Films Division of India can now be preserved in electronic form through digitisation. Tata Communications Media Services soon plans to digitise such documents of historical and cultural significance. "We see great scope of digitising and...
  • Onir unhappy with DD, says late night slot won't help indie films May 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Nationalaward winning filmmaker Onir says Doordarshan's decision to screen independent movies in the late night slot will not help indie films in getting more eyeballs. The filmmaker, who was here Thursday to participate in Save Indie Cinema campaign along with several other filmmakers, also pointed out that the Central...
  • 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...
  • Delhi: Fire at Doordarshan office in Mandi House March 3, 2013

    New Delhi: A fire broke out on the fifth floor of Doordarshan's office in Mandi House in New Delhi on Saturday night. 20 fire tenders have been rush to the spot. There have been no reports of casualties so far. While the fire was brought under control, officials are yet to...