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Doordarshan Bhawan | Commons

Govt marks 5 Aug with special shows on AIR, DD but there’s no mention of Articles 370, 35A

AIR and DD have been told to avoid mentioning the scrapping of Articles 370, 35A, political statements on it and the anniversary celebrations in the programmes.
All India Radio

AIR’s Urdu service, popular in both India and Pakistan, truncated to 3 hours from 18

The AIR Urdu service has a wide listener base in both countries, and it also airs programmes to counter propaganda from Pakistan.
All India Radio broadcasting house | Twitter

PoK weather forecasts will now be a regular feature on DD, AIR news bulletins

The move comes days after New Delhi issued a warning to Islamabad over Gilgit-Baltistan, which India considers a part of Ladakh union territory.   
All India Radio

AIR’s Sardar Patel lecture gets a Modi-Shah twist — annual event changed after 60 years

The lecture has been an annual feature since 1955 and involves eminent personalities addressing a select audience, which is then broadcast on AIR.
Prasar Bharati House

Prasar Bharati is considering a name change for Radio Kashmir — to All India Radio

Radio Kashmir Jammu and Radio Kashmir Srinagar were set up to counter anti-India propaganda by stations based out of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.
All India Radio broadcasting house | Twitter

Not govt staff, minister Javadekar wants consultants to fill up 15,000 DD and AIR posts

The minister has made it clear after taking charge of the ministry that no regular government staff needs to be hired for these vacant positions.
Prasar Bharati House

Prasar Bharati wants to switch off AIR short-wave service, India’s voice around the world

Prasar Bharati's decision might hurt India's reach, but public broadcaster justifies move, saying 'short-wave transmissions hardly have any impact anymore on global opinion-making'.
Regional newspapers in India | Commons

Indian media controlled by a few, a risk to press freedom and pluralism: Study

Study by Reporters Without Borders says though the Indian media market is huge, it is owned and controlled by a handful, thus establishing a pattern of monopoly.
PM Narendra Modi during an election rally in Coimbatore | PTI

Modi got over 1,000 hours of AIR coverage as PM, 6 times more than Manmohan

Modi’s foreign visits got 321 hours of airtime, over 11 times the number for Manmohan Singh. Officials say this is because Modi has been a more ‘active’ PM.
Doordarshan Bhawan | Commons

I&B ministry tells DD & AIR to ensure level-playing field for all parties after EC rap

I&B ministry tells Prasar Bharati to ensure DD News does not betray 'preferential' or 'disproportionate' treatment to any particular political party.

On Camera

An Indian Army truck on a Kashmir highway leading to Ladakh | Representational image | ANI

Close combat is so last century. China will use drones, PGMs, high-end tech against India

The three new areas of warfare, which constitute cyber, electronic and space domains, have been adopted well by the Chinese PLA.
A labourer at work in Mumbai | File Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Asia faces $4.7 trillion labour loss by 2050 due to climate change, McKinsey warns

The loss of outdoor labour could shave off 7% to 13% off GDP in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

Defence

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses CII Annual Session 2020 via a video conference in New Delhi Tuesday. | Photo: ANI

Submarines, AK 203 rifles — two Make in India projects Modi govt set to push on priority

Tenders for the submarines are expected to be issued ‘soon’ while the Indo-Russian AK 203 rifles could be finalised by October.
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.