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File image of Prasar Bharati House | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

No fake accounts — Prasar Bharati’s new social media code of conduct for contractual staff

The new code by Prasar Bharati also says that the employees cannot post personal views on official social media platforms of the organisation.
Buddhist monks recording the Ratana Sutta for the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation Tuesday | By special arrangement

Sri Lanka sends goodwill via radio, airs Buddhist chants to bless India’s Covid patients

SLBC, earlier known as Radio Ceylon, began a week-long broadcast of ‘Ratana Sutta’ on 6 May. It’s available on medium wave transmitters & online every evening.
Prasar Bharati House in New Delhi | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Prasar Bharati income nearly halved in 3 yrs over govt ad cut, pro bono campaigns: MPs’ panel

The Parliamentary panel says Prasar Bharati needs to make more efforts to monetise content available with the organisation in order to generate revenues.
All India Radio station at Taleigao | Representational image | Wikipedia Commons

AIR’s Tibetan service off air since Dec, no fresh content on website and YouTube too

Former staff point out 'lack of qualified professionals' to run Tibetan World service, but AIR says move part of an operational revamp.
File photo | Usha Mehta | Wikimedia Commons

The underground Congress radio during freedom struggle and 22-yr-old woman behind its voice

In an essay in ‘Our Freedoms’, Aanchal Malhotra writes about Usha Mehta and the Congress Radio set up in 1942 to counter the British-controlled AIR.
Prasar Bharati House in New Delhi | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Pakistan is DD, AIR’s 2nd-largest online audience as Prasar Bharati records 100% digital growth

Channels across Doordarshan and Akashvani clocked over a billion digital views and over 6 billion digital watch minutes in 2020, I&B Ministery has said.
Prasar Bharati House in New Delhi | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Stop talking to media without permission — Prasar Bharati tells employees for the 3rd time

Fresh missive was issued on 3 December after similar orders in November 2019 and February 2020. Prasar Bharati said it had taken lapses ‘very seriously’.

Saeeda Bano, first woman Urdu news reader who got marriage offers and ‘go to Pakistan’ letters

Saeeda Bano landed the job of news broadcaster for All India Radio’s Urdu service with some help from Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, a keen supporter of women’s rights.
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India’s Galwan commentary through AIR not reaching China as it has ‘jammed’ radio signals

Radio experts say China has been jamming frequencies carrying AIR Chinese service with music & other noise. Meanwhile, India is yet to counter Nepal’s ‘anti-India’ broadcasts.
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India uses AIR Chinese service to broadcast commentary on Galwan ‘transgression’ by China

The service, which mostly broadcasts cultural events in Mandarin, ran a commentary Thursday detailing the “unnecessary transgressions” by Chinese troops at the LAC.

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Cybersecurity breaches are on the rise. What can we do to become more resilient?

Effective collaboration between private and public sector leaders is key to ensuring a nation is cyber resilient. They must take a proactive stance.

Modi govt defers sale of 2 public sector banks to next financial year due to delays

Finance ministry is yet to finalise modalities to seek approval in Parliament for the sale, which leaves little time for the process to be completed this year.

Defence

IAF chief Bhadauria speaks to UAE counterpart on ways to strengthen ties between two forces

Air Chief Marshal Bhadauria’s two-day 'goodwill visit' to the middle-eastern country comes nearly 8 months after the Chief of Army Staff General Naravane travelled to the country.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Why Mizoram vs Assam is a BJP project to ‘integrate’ northeast gone wrong

Assam-Mizoram violence is an outcome of BJP trying too hard to ‘integrate’ distinct northeastern states. This has unleashed latent regionalism.