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Prasar Bharati to shut down All India Radio’s national channel, five regional academies

The AIR's overnight channel and training academies have been shut down as a cost-cutting and rationalisation measure. 
File image of Narenda Modi | @MannKiBaat_PMO/Twitter

Govt has big plans for golden jubilee edition of PM Modi’s Mann Ki Baat

The 50th episode of PM Modi’s Mann Ki Baat radio programme will be peppered with success stories, features and interviews highlighting its positive impact.
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Here’s why AIR bid to check Pakistan’s radio propaganda in Punjab is doomed to fail

Certain key parameters have been compromised to rush its inauguration ahead of 2019, when it is likely to be projected as an achievement of the Modi govt.
Doordarshan (DD) and All India Radio |

Modi govt may turn DD and AIR into public sector firms, disband Prasar Bharati

Move raises concerns of increased state interference. Centre to cite Prasar Bharati’s ‘inefficiency’ as the reason for its dissolution.
Archana Kapoor at Democracy Wall, Mumbai | theprint.in

Only 217 community radio stations in India. Government does not want to empower its people: activist Archana Kapoor

Speaking at Democracy Wall, Kapoor, also a filmmaker, says the biggest challenge to the growth of community radio is the administration itself.
All India Radio

With an eye on 2019, AIR launches programme to promote Modi and his schemes

The talk show, ‘Jan Seva Samvad’, is set to feature ministers and legislators. I&B minister Smriti Irani was the first guest, and showered praise on the PM.
School children carrying Indian flags

In 2018, Team Modi plans to unleash uber-nationalism on your television & radio

The Modi government is planning a media campaign on television, radio and other platforms to promote 'national integration', and is roping in private companies as well.

On Camera

Udit Raj

BJP is denying ticket to vocal Dalit MPs like Udit Raj because they just won’t fall in line

Most sitting MPs whom BJP denied ticket to contest the 2019 elections were vocal about issues of caste and social justice in India.
congress

3 months of Congress’ Priyanka Gandhi in active politics: Has she lived up to the hype?

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was appointed Congress’ general secretary of Uttar Pradesh (East) on 23 January 2019.

Defence

Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.