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How FM Radio spread positivity and created a sense of community during the lockdown

At-home audiences increased by 22 per cent in lockdown as stations emerged as a source of local news & feel-good stories.
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Emotional emails & offers to crowdfund — how fans tried to keep BBC Hindi radio on air

The service fell silent last month with its last transmission on 31 January. The BBC management now plans to boost its digital and TV presence.
Screengrab from PM Modi's address announcing A-SAT missile test | PM Narendra Modi / Twitter

How AIR & Doordarshan beat EC’s model code to air PM Modi’s A-SAT speech

Modi govt went to YouTube with the A-SAT speech and AIR & Doordarshan only borrowed the feed, apparently circumventing the model code.

First live coverage of BJP’s flag-hoisting by DD News ends up showing Amit Shah gaffe

Norms say DD and All India Radio are mandated to cover live only government events, not those of political parties.
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Successive govts crippled Prasar Bharati, now Modi govt wants to kill it, say officials

Former and serving officers say public broadcast entity was never free of government control.

On Camera

Representational photos | Hindu priests perform evening prayers at Dashashwamedh Ghat in Varanasi | Kanishka Sonthalia/Bloomberg

Want to preserve secularism in India? Well, preserve the Hindu ethos first

Secularism in the Indian context would mean maintaining equidistance from  all religions. Unfortunately, that equidistance never happened.
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Mukesh Ambani is now world’s fourth richest man, overtakes Europe’s wealthiest

Reliance's shares have more than doubled from a low in March as its digital unit got billions in investments from companies including Facebook Inc. and Google.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Photo: ANI

Artillery guns, assault rifles, AFVs — Here’s a list of 101 items MoD won’t import in future

Contracts worth almost Rs 4 lakh crore will be placed with the domestic industry within the next six to seven years.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.