PM Modi's 'Mann ki Baat': As it happened on February 28, 2016

PM Modi's 'Mann ki Baat': As it happened on February 28, 2016

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed the nation through his popular radio programme 'Mann ki Baat'. Sachin Tendulkar and Viswanathan Anand also joined him. Here is all what they said:-

President Pranab Mukherjee to address nation on Republic Day eve

President Pranab Mukherjee will on Monday address the nation on the eve of 67th Republic Day, an official statement said.

DD didn't cover Indira Gandhi death anniversary programme: Congress

Scores of Indian Youth Congress (IYC) members on Saturday protested against Doordarshan for the state broadcaster's "failure" to cover programmes organised on the occasion of death anniversary of former prime minister Indira Gandhi.

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SC should take notice of 'blatant misuse' of DD, AIR: Congress

Congress on Monday made a strong pitch for Supreme Court to take notice of "blatant misuse" of Doordarshan and AIR by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government to help BJP-led NDA in Bihar elections.

Doordarshan brings four new TV shows for prime time

From crime series, daily soaps to a singing talent hunt, Doordarshan is strengthening its prime time with a new bouquet of TV shows.

Amitabh Bachchan denies contract with DD for endorsing Kisan TV

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Monday denied charging Rs.6.31 crore to promote the DD Kisan channel, saying he had no contract with national broadcaster Doordarshan.

DNA: Analysis of Big B endorsing DD Kisan for Rs 6.31 crore

Doordarshan has roped in Superstar Amitabh Bachchan for the endorsement of DD Kisan at a huge sum of Rs 6.31 crore.

DD brings out shows on Emergency

After the coverage of the yoga day events, public broadcaster Doordarshan has now focussed on special programmes on Emergency, forty years after it came into effect.

Demand raised for digitisation of DD and AIR's archives

Amidst Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for a 'Digital India', there is an increasing demand for digitisation of archives of Doordarshan and All India Radio, to make it available on digital and online platforms.

DD to air special programmes on Emergency

 Doordarshan has planned to air special programmes to mark four decades of declaration of Emergency.

DD seeks action against Tata Sky for not airing its channels

National Broadcaster Doordarshan has sought action against leading Direct to Home(DTH) operator Tata Sky for allegedly taking off 'DD Bharati' and some other channels from its platform, saying it was in violation of the norms.

Govt considers Kajol as Prasar Bharti board member

Govt considers Kajol as Prasar Bharti board member

Doordarshan, the national television channel is going for a remodelling exercise and if reports are to be believed then Kajol may be one of the people who would help in the facelift.

PM Modi to launch 'Kisan TV' on 1st anniversary of NDA govt on May 26

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch Doordarshan's 'Kisan TV' on May 26 to coincide with the first anniversary celebrations of the NDA government.

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Modi calls for strengthening counter-terrorism cooperation between India, China

Following the recent terror attacks in Kabul and Karachi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday emphasised on the need to strengthen counter-terrorism cooperation between India and China.

DD News to telecast news programme in Sanskrit over weekends

In order to attract a niche audience and meet the long standing demand from a section of its viewers, Doordarshan is set to launch a news programme in Sanskrit on weekends.

Prasar Bharati gets request for DVDs of Manmohan's speeches as PM

Public Broadcaster Prasar Bharati has received a request from the office of former prime minister Manmohan Singh seeking DVDs of speeches delivered by him during his stints as Prime Minister.

DD to telecast weekly programme on Ayush

The Ayush department is launching a weekly programme on public broadcaster Doordarshan to keep people informed on alternate systems of medicine like homeopathy and ayurveda, an official statement said on Thursday.

'Archives with DD, AIR should be freely available or monetised'

Archives including speeches and music with Doordarshan and All India Radio are a national resource that should be made freely available or monetised, Prasar Bharati chairman A Surya Prakash on Wednesday said, underscoring the need to look at relevant copyright issues.