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  • All India Radio launches free news SMS alerts in five languages 4 days ago

    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...
  • Australian Radio station prank leads to nurse's death, donates USD 550,000 to her family September 13, 2014

    Melbourne: An Australian radio station, which aired a prank on an Indiaborn nurse who later took her life after the broadcast of the prank, has donated USD 550,000 to her family to help them rebuild their lives. Southern Cross Austereo said it was donating the money to a trust fund...
  • J&K: Flood puts radio services on hold September 7, 2014

    Jammu: Radio transmission in the Kashmir Valley was cut off after flood waters inundated the transmitter installations of staterun Radio Kashmir, officials said. The local Doordarshan centre is already operating from makeshift facilities after its studios got flooded. Over 100 people have died in floods due to incessant rainfall this week in...
  • Now, PM Narendra Modi to connect with people over radio September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will now connect to people over radio, seeking suggestions and answering questions on issues concerning the common man. Having made up his mind to reach out to people over radio, he has sought suggestions from the public on how to go about in terms...
  • Radio Sharda seeks to preserve the spirit of Kashmiriyat among Kashmiri Pandits August 27, 2014

    Jammu: Radio Sharda is the brainchild of an enterprising Ramesh Hangloo, in his desire to preserve the spirit of Kashmiriyat among Kashmiri Pandits. "The important thing is to sustain the sense of belonging for those who were once a part of Kashmir. Radio Sharda has been instrumental in...
  • Government cracks the whip on RJs for mimicking MPs: Are we becoming a humourless society? August 14, 2014

    The government has said that it will take action against Radio Jockeys on FM channels airing jokes on MPs and mimicking them. Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Bachchan had raised the issue in the Rajya Sabha demanding action against such RJs. ...
  • No jokes please, we are politicians! Government to act against RJs airing jokes on MPs, mimicking them August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The government has said that it will take action against Radio Jockeys on FM channels airing jokes on MPs and mimicking them. Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Bachchan had raised the issue in the Rajya Sabha demanding action against such RJs. "The language used by radio jockeys on private...
  • FM radio to have news soon July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Private FM radio channels may soon be able to broadcast news, with the government keenly inclined in this favour and promising to take a decision soon. Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said he has given "in principle" approval for broadcast of news on private FM Radio and...
  • Indianorigin woman honoured with international radio award June 25, 2014

    Melbourne: An Indianorigin woman in Australia has been honoured with an international radio award for her documentary exploring family and domestic violence. Manpreet Kaur Singh won the Silver medal at the New York Festival's International Radio Programme Awards this year for her documentary feature 'The Enemy Within'. Manpreet works as an executive...
  • How iconic radio announcer Ameen Sayani shattered Amitabh Bachchan's dream of becoming an RJ June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Very few are aware that Amitabh Bachchan had nurtured a dream of becoming a radio presenter before trying his luck in Bollywood and even visited Mumbai studio Of All India Radio for auditions. The versatile radio announcer Ameen Sayani, who is back on Radio with his new show 'Sitaron...
  • Queen musical 'We Will Rock You' to close after 12-year run March 13, 2014

    London: Hit musical 'We Will Rock You', based on the tracks of legendary band Queen will be coming to a close after a 12-year run. Written by Ben Elton, the musical that opened twelve years ago at the London's Dominion theatre, will have its last performance on May 31, reported BBC. It...
  • 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...
  • How a CJ is using a mobile phone to register his protest against coal mining in his village January 12, 2014

    CJ Kripanath Yadav a resident of a remote Madhya Pradesh village is making use of basic IT tools like a mobile phone and a local radio station in his fight against coal mining in his village. He is being helped by our partners Greenpeace and Radio Sangharsh in his fight...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show January 12, 2014

    This week, stories that expose injustice and inefficiency across the country. A woman fights for justice, a villager in Madhya Pradesh is using his mobile phone to save the environment around his village, Video Volunteers report in how elderly in UP are deprived of their old age benefits, your pictures...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show January 10, 2014

    On the Citizen Journalist show this week, your battles against corruption and inefficiency through your stories. ...
  • Want to protect interests of both sugarcane farmers, mills: Akhilesh Yadav November 22, 2013

    Amidst private sugar millers in UP threatening not to start crushing operations on the recently announced sugarcane price, Chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday said his government wanted to ensure that neither the millers nor the growers faced any problems. "The government is trying to strike a balance under which sugar...
  • Battle for States: Parties use radio to woo voters November 20, 2013

    Political parties are tuning into FM radio to woo around 10 million voters who tune into radio stations everyday. According to reports, Congress, BJP and AAP have spent almost 9 crores on radio advertisements for the Delhi elections. ...
  • Scientists build world's smallest FM radio transmitter November 20, 2013

    New York: US researchers have used graphene to create the world's smallest FM radio transmitter a nanomechanical system that can create FM signals. A team of researchers from Columbia University, led by Mechanical Engineering Professor James Hone and Electrical Engineering Professor Kenneth Shepard, took advantage of graphene's special properties...
  • Delhi polls: Rs 9 crore spent by Congress, BJP, AAP on radio ads November 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Out of nearly Rs 15 crore spent by the Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party and Aam Aadmi Party for Delhi elections so far, almost Rs 9 crore has been spent only on radio advertisements. CNNIBN finds out why political parties are using this medium so extensively. Nearly 10 million people...
  • Two French journalists abducted, killed in Mali November 3, 2013

    Two French radio journalists were killed by gunmen in northern Mali on Saturday shortly after being abducted in the town of Kidal, French and Malian officials said. The French government confirmed that 58year old Claude Verlon and Ghislaine Dupont, 51, both journalists at RFI radio, had been found dead. "The French president...
  • Pope Francis toasts 10 million Twitter followers October 27, 2013

    A jubilant Pope Francis celebrated reaching 10 million followers on messaging site Twitter on Sunday, a milestone in the Vatican's drive to spread the gospel through social media. "Dear Followers I understand there are now over 10 million of you!" the pontiff wrote on his nine accounts, which publish simultaneously in...
  • CJ Show: Lending voice to flood victims through community radio October 20, 2013

    CJ Sarita Thomas was there in the Uttarakhand documenting the misery of people after the flash floods struck the state in June. She and her group of community volunteers were training people to document their stories for a community radio Mandakini ki Awaaz. Here is how all that training helped...
  • Digital music service Rdio launches free Internet radio service October 3, 2013

    San Francisco: Digital music service Rdio is launching its free Internet radio service in the US, Canada and Australia on Thursday. The move capitalises on Rdio's tieup with traditional radio station owner Cumulus Media and helps it compete with digital rivals Pandora and Spotify. For now, the app that works on...
  • Pakistanis have given me the mandate to improve relations with India, says Sharif September 17, 2013

    Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that Pakistanis have given him the mandate to improve relations with India, a newspaper reported on Tuesday. “I have always given high priority to good relations with India for the sake of durable peace in the region,” The Nation quoted Sharif as telling Turkish Radio...
  • Pakistanis have given me the mandate to improve relations with India, says Sharif September 17, 2013

    Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that Pakistanis have given him the mandate to improve relations with India, a newspaper reported on Tuesday. “I have always given high priority to good relations with India for the sake of durable peace in the region,” The Nation quoted Sharif as telling Turkish Radio...
  • Government set to unroll e-auction process for phase III FM radio in 227 cities September 13, 2013

    Government is on the cusp of commencing the e-auction for phase III FM radio that will allow 839 radio channels to come up in 227 cities. "We are trying to put in processes which can make the whole ascending e-auction process as transparent and hassle free as possible. And I think...
  • 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...
  • Italian astronaut recounts near-drowning during spacewalk August 23, 2013

    As his helmet filled with water, blurring his vision and cutting off radio communications, Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano says his thoughts quickly turned to the possibility of drowning during a recent spacewalk outside the International Space Station. Parmitano gave a blow-by-blow account of the terrifying incident, which occurred on July 16,...