Doordarshan

  • Doordarshan's 'Best of Indian Cinema' series to screen 'Shevri', 'Kantatar' and other critically-acclaimed films 07-04-2014 04:54 PM

    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' 05-04-2014 04:56 PM

    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...
  • Modi's fantasies are like Mungerilal's day dreams, says MP Congress chief Arun Yadav 31-03-2014 03:54 PM

    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...
  • 'Lakshaya' has not been made for entertainment: Niret Alva 22-02-2014 01:33 PM

    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 26-episode environment series that went on air in January on Doordarshan. "The show is logical...Through the show, we...
  • AIADMK cadres seen eating food off the floor to seek blessing for CM Jayalalithaa on her birthday 15-02-2014 04:38 PM

    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 06-12-2013 03:27 PM

    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...
  • No telecast of Sachin match on DD, Prasar Bharati asks amendments in rules 15-11-2013 10:02 PM

    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...
  • Senior DD official accused of sexual harassment suspended 05-10-2013 12:05 AM

    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,...
  • Prasar Bharati CEO writes to Manish Tewari, accuses I&B Ministry of interference 30-09-2013 08:30 AM

    Accusing Information and Broadcasting Ministry of trying to micro-manage 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...
  • Tata Communications to digitise Doordarshan, Films Division archives 21-06-2013 06:57 PM

    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...
  • Onir unhappy with DD, says late night slot won't help indie films 03-05-2013 03:35 PM

    New Delhi: National-award 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...
  • I&B mulling launching 24-hour news channel on AIR 13-04-2013 08:35 PM

    Amritsar: Information and Broadcasting Ministry on Saturday said it is considering a 24-hour 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 24-hour news channel on AIR," I&B Secretary Uday Kumar Varma said here...
  • Doordarshan to screen one art house film every week 12-11-2012 12:33 PM

    Kolkata: In support of art films, public service broadcaster- Doordarshan has decided to screen one parallel cinema every week. "As the state broadcaster, we have the responsibility of supporting the best of Indian cinema and so we have taken this decision," Jawahar Sircar, CEO Prasar Bharati, said today. He said...
  • Jaspal Bhatti: The legacy of the actor and satirist 25-10-2012 07:56 PM

    Popular satirist and filmmaker Jaspal Bhatti, the man behind hit comedy shows like 'Ulta Pulta' and 'Flop Show', died in a road accident in the wee hours today after his car rammed into a tree. Bhatti's son Jasraj, who was driving the car and actress Surilie Gautam, the heroine of...
  • TV serial on Gandhi soon on Doordarshan 12-09-2011 12:35 PM

    Mumbai: A television serial based on Mahatma Gandhi's life will soon be telecast on Doordarshan. The serial titled 'Gandhi - a journey of Mahatma', will have over 300 episodes depicting the life of the Father of The Nation. Rajendra Upadhayay, a well known theatre activist, who has done extensive research...
  • 'Hum' recreates the 'Hum Log' magic 16-07-2011 04:15 PM

    New Delhi: Remember "Hum Log", that revolutionized the genre of TV soaps in India? Producer Shobha Doctor has brought a new show titled "Hum", which she says is imbued with the spirit and soul of the popular 1984 serial. "'Hum Log' was the first hugely successful daily soap of India....
  • PM refers Shunglu report on Lalli to CBI 18-02-2011 10:21 PM

    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...
  • DD offers 'unconditional apology' to Malawi 10-10-2010 12:46 PM

    New Delhi: After the Prime Minister's Office and Ministry of External Affairs step in, Doordarshan offered an "unconditional apology" the African nation of Malawi. One of the DD commentators had allegedly introduced the African nation as among the world's least developed countries during Commonwealth Games opening ceremony on October 3....
  • Popular show 'Hum Log' is back on DD 19-07-2010 10:45 PM

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  • Tweet on Doordarshan ads creates Twitter history 03-02-2010 10:01 AM

    The tweet asked people about their fav ads that featured in Doordarshan. ...
  • 30 Minutes: A tribute to 50 years of Doordarshan 28-09-2009 02:40 AM

    A look back to the days when the entire nation turned to one channel. ...
  • Blast from the past: 50 years of Doordarshan 19-09-2009 12:15 PM

    CNN-IBN salutes Doordarshan for completing 50 years in India. ...
  • Those were the days: Nostalgic look at 50 years of DD 16-09-2009 01:04 AM

    Those who witnessed evolution of TV in India get nostalgic about DD days. ...
  • Doordarshan@50: Shows you won't forget 15-09-2009 04:32 PM

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