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RSS influence over govt institutions grows with new IIMC & Prasar Bharati appointments

New IIMC DG Sanjay Dwivedi and newly formed Prasar Bharati Recruitment board’s chief Jagdish Upasane have had Sangh Parivar connections for a long time.
The committee’s report stated that IIS officers should be posted to Prasar Bharati for a specific period | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Prasar Bharati gets 5 new board members including Ashok Tandon, Salim Merchant & Shaina NC

The government is in the process of reconstituting the Prasar Bharati board as nine of the board's 13 positions had been vacant for the last few months.
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Prasar Bharati shames founding ideals by asking PTI to put nationalism ahead of journalism

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The committee’s report stated that IIS officers should be posted to Prasar Bharati for a specific period | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Prasar Bharati was a bumblebee that people thought would fly, but it did not

In episode 508 of #CutTheClutter, ThePrint’s Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta said Prasar Bharati’s threat to the PTI over its reportage is outrageous, wrong and unfair.
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After Ramayan and Mahabharat, now Shri Krishna to return on DD

The move by Prasar Bharati comes following a demand from people for a re-run of Ramanand Sagar's Shri Krishna, which was first aired in 1996 on Doordarshan.
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‘Thank you PM Modi’: Govt’s flagship schemes get publicity on DD amid Covid-19 crisis

Govt official says both All India Radio and Doordarshan are keeping people informed about Covid-19 developments.
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Ramayan on DD: Best way to keep India’s elderly indoors or show the young TV beyond Netflix?

Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan, which was a rage in the late 1980s, has made a comeback at a time when the 21-day lockdown has forced people indoors.

Not just Ramayan, Mahabharat, DD to also re-run Circus and Byomkesh Bakshi during lockdown

Doordarshan began the requisitioning process for these shows much before the lockdown. But it decided to re-telecast them now in ‘national interest’.

Prasar Bharati likely to telecast Ramayan and Mahabharat after ‘public demand’

Prasar Bharati CEO Shashi Shekhar has said the public service broadcaster was 'working' with 'rights holders' to air the mythological series.  
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How DD & AIR are helping bust fake news around COVID-19 and creating awareness

AIR has been broadcasting programmes with doctors, while informative COVID-19 videos have been set as default on DD Free Dish channels.

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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.


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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.