Wednesday, 10 August, 2022
TopicAir India Radio

Topic: Air India Radio

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.

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.

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.

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

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Representational image | Indian Navy/Facebook

Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
Representational image | Rupixen/Unsplash

‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.

Defence

Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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