Prasar Bharti

  • Prasar Bharati mulling 'krishi' channel for farmers June 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Doordarshan could soon launch a channel devoted exclusively to farmers and agriculture with public broadcaster Prasar Bharati actively considering such a proposal. It is learnt that consultations are already underway for the launch of a 24hour agriculturebased channel which could leverage the expertise Doordarshan has in creating programmes for...
  • Prasar Bharati board yet to get a new chairperson June 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The positions of chairperson and some other key members of Prasar Bharati's board that have been lying vacant for sometime now are yet to be filled up. The post of the chairperson of the Prasar Bharati board has been lying vacant since the tenure of Mrinal Pande ended...
  • 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...
  • Prasar Bharti Chairperson Mrinal Pande to head Haridev Joshi University's advisory council February 22, 2014

    Rajasthan Governor Margaret Alva on Fridaynominated Prasar Bharti chairperson Mrinal Pande as thechairperson of the advisory council of Haridev JoshiUniversity of Journalism and Mass Communication, Jaipur. Alva also nominated senior journalist Kumar Ketkar, ChiefEditor of Dainik Divya Marathi, Siddharth Varadarajan, formereditor of The Hindu, Sachidananda Murthy, Resident Editor ofThe Week, Nupur...
  • Noted Hindi author Rajendra Yadav passes away October 29, 2013

    Noted Hindi author Rajendra Yadav, a pioneer of the literary movement 'Nayi Kahani', died in New Delhi on Monday night. 84yearold Yadav experienced difficulty in breathing last night and was rushed to hospital. However, he died on the way, his family said on Tuesday. Yadav is survived by his wife Mannu Bhandari,...
  • Prasar Bharati gets Rs 2,180 cr as grants-in-aid February 28, 2013

    New Delhi: National broadcaster Prasar Bharati was allocated a sum of Rs 2,180 crore as grants-in-aid under the annual budget for 2013-14, which is a 26 per cent increase over the amount received in the previous fiscal. As per the revised estimates for fiscal 2012-13, Rs 1,729 crore had been...
  • Shunglu panel blames Emaar, LG for CWG mess March 24, 2011

    New Delhi: The VK Shunglu Panel in its second report on irregularities in Commonwealth games has severely indicted the Delhi Lt Governor Tejinder Khanna for neglect and the developer of the games village EMAAR MGF for its tardy approach. The panel has fixed the overall loss caused to the exchequer to...
  • PM refers Shunglu report on Lalli to CBI February 18, 2011

    New Delhi: In a quick follow up action, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday referred to CBI the Shunglu Committee report that had indicted suspended Prasar Bharti chief BS Lalli and Doordarshan Director General Aruna Sharma in the award of broadcasting rights of Commonwealth Games causing Rs 135 crore loss...
  • Prasar Bharti CEO denies corruption charges December 10, 2010

    New Delhi: Hours after President Pratibha Patil gave her assent for a Supreme Court inquiry into charges of financial irregularities against Prasar Bharti CEO BS Lalli, the officer came out strong in his defence. Lalli said, "I am sad that I have to face this after nearly 40 yrs of...
  • Presidential assent to remove Prasar Bharti CEO December 9, 2010

    New Delhi: President Pratibha Patil has given her assent for a Supreme Court inquiry into charges of financial irregularities against Prasar Bharti CEO BS Lalli, causing a major embarrassment for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. The President's assent came on a reference made by Manmohan Singh as required under the Prasar Bharti...
  • CWG broadcast scandal: CBI visits Prasar Bharti October 26, 2010

    New Delhi: Trouble continues for Prasar Bharti chief BS Lalli. The Information and Boradcasting Ministry and the board chief Mrinal Pande have distanced themselves from the SIS Live Communications deal saying no documents were provided to them. This even as the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has begun its investigation into...
  • Prasar Bharti CEO defends CWG broadcasting deal October 25, 2010

    New Delhi: The multicrore Commonwealth Games broadcast deal followed all rules Prasar Bharati CEO BS Lalli claims the payment was approved by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry. Following allegations of corruption involved in the Commonwealth Games broadcasting rights Prasar Bharti CEO BS Lalli has come out to defend...
  • Broadcasting rights scam now hits CWG May 19, 2011

    New Delhi: The High Definition Television (HDTV) coverage of the Commonwealth Games may have beamed better resolution images to your homes, but the credentials of the firm that bagged these telecast rights are hazy. The Income Tax (IT) department investigating the broadcasting rights appears to have found that London based...
  • Dubious firm bagged CWG broadcasting rights October 22, 2010

    New Delhi: The broadcasting rights for the Commonwealth Games are also under the scanner. The Income Tax department has found that Rs 246 crore contracts were given to Londonbased SIS Live despite its dubious legal status. Prasar Bharati allegedly cleared the payment, even though the firm was redflagged in September. ...
  • DD refutes Kalmadi's claim on free commercial time August 7, 2010

    New Delhi: In a fresh controversy involving Indian Olympic Association President and Chairman of Commonwealth Games Organising Committee (CWG OC) Suresh Kalmadi, India's national broadcaster Prasar Bharti has rebutted the claim that it has committed free commercial time for the games. In a letter written to the Organising Committee, Prasar...
  • Cong seeks ban on telecast of actorpoliticians' films March 16, 2009

    Hyderabad: The ruling Congress in Andhra Pradesh on Monday sought extension of the ban on telecast of actorpoliticians by Doordarshan and private television channels. A Congress delegation led by state finance minister K Rosaiah submitted a memorandum to state Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) IV Subba Rao asking how could private...
  • Govt decides not to impose tax on TV sets July 11, 2007

    New Delhi: Sources have told CNNIBN that the Government will not impose a proposed licence fee on the purchase of television sets. A Group of Ministers had proposed to impose a levy of Rs 500. The Government was considering imposing a recurring annual 'licence fee' for each television set. The levy...
  • Debate: Should viewers pay to run Doordarshan? July 11, 2007

    New Delhi: Doordarshan has to survive, so you the viewer has to pay. The Government is considering imposing a recurring annual 'licence fee' for each colour television set. The levy could be between five to 10 per cent Rs 500 for each colour television set and Rs 200 for...
  • Nimbus gets notice over racist ad June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: If the telecast row hadn't got private broadcaster Nimbus shaken up, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has issued a second showcause on them for showing commercials with racial overtones. The I&B Ministry has come down heavily on a series of commercials shown on Neo Sports during the recently...
  • Nimbus gets showcause from Govt June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: After Prasar Bharti served a notice to Nimbus Communications for giving it a delayed feed of a cricket match and defying a government ordinance, the Government also came down heavily on it. The Government on Wednesday sent a show cause notice to Nimbus over the telecast of the India,...
  • QOTD: Is DD monopolising cricket? June 18, 2007

    New Delhi: Talks between Prasar Bharati and Nimbus have failed and the tussle between the two over the telecast of the ongoing IndiaWest Indies OneDay series has now reached the courts. Nimbus has approached the Delhi High Court against Prasar Bharatis demand to telecast the matches on Doordarshan. The Government...
  • DD and it's history of tussles June 18, 2007

    New Delhi: Nimbus shelled out $ 612 million for a fouryear period and now, it wants its feed to be encrypted by Doordarshan (DD). This would mean the feed reaches only houses on the terrestrial network, and not through cable television that includes Prasar Bharti's DTH platform. But this isn't a new...
  • FM music replaces J&K gunshots October 27, 2006

    Jammu: The sound of the gun can rest a bit. It's the sound of music which is booming in and around the Valley. It's going to be music 24 x 7 in Jammu and Kashmir now. Reliance has launched its firstever FM service in the Valley and in the Jammu...
  • DD to air Patwardhan's controversial film October 7, 2006

    Mumbai: Documentary filmmaker Anand Patwardhan's elevenyear battle in the courts for the telecast of his controversial film Father, Son and Holy War has finally ended. The national awardwinning hardhitting documentary on communalism will air on Doordarshan on Sunday in keeping with Supreme Court (SC) orders. Patwardhan had appealed to the SC...
  • Patwardhan's film out of troubled waters August 25, 2006

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Anand Patwardhans decadelong battle with Prasar Bharati over his film ended in victory on Friday with the Supreme Court (SC) ordering that the documentary be shown on the network. Patwardhan said he felt vindicated by the apex court verdict and hoped it would set a precedent for other films...