Central, state govt departments owe over Rs 79 crore to DD

Various central and state government departments, including Public Sector Undertakings, owe Rs 79.66 crore to national broadcaster Doordarshan, the government said.

Urdu`s journey over centuries to be shown on television

`Dastan-E-Urdu`, a 13-episode miniseries will bring on television for the first time evolution of Urdu over centuries and will aim to break misconceptions about the language among the youth.

Prasar Bharati mulling `krishi` channel for farmers

Doordarshan could soon launch a channel devoted exclusively to farmers and agriculture with public broadcaster Prasar Bharati actively considering such a proposal.

Doordarshan nixed docu-drama on Mahatma Gandhi’s killing: Report

Amid the controversy over Doordarshan`s censorship of Narendra Modi`s interview, it has come to light that the national broadcaster recently nixed a docu-drama on the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi – the Father of the Nation.

Modi`s DD interview row to be probed? Prasar Bharti to decide today

Prasar Bharti on Monday is likely to take a final call on whether a probe is required on the row surrounding the interview of Bharatiya Janata Party`s (BJP) prime ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi, by Doordarshan.

Modi questions press freedom, Tewari denies government involvement

The debate over press freedom came full circle Saturday with Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari refuting allegations that he had any role to play in editing Narendra Modi`s Doordarshan interview, even as the BJP leader compared the controversy to the media repression witnessed during the Emergency.

Prasar Bharati to take a call on Monday about probe into Modi interview

The decision on whether a probe is needed or not into the row surrounding an interview of BJP leader Narendra Modi by Doordarshan will be taken by Prasar Bharati on Monday.

Worry about press freedom in Gujarat: Manish Tewari to Narendra Modi

Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari on Saturday joined the issue with BJP`s prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi over the controversy concerning Doordarshan editing out portions of the latter`s interview, and said his ministry played no role in the alleged `censorship`.

Narendra Modi compares `DD censoring his interview` to Emergency-era suppression

Amid the raging controversy over state broadcaster Doordarshan editing out portions of his interview before telecast, BJP`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Saturday said that the development reminded him of the Emergency.

UPA govt exercising control over Prasar Bharati: BJP

BJP on Friday attacked the UPA government accusing it of exercising control over Prasar Bharati after a controversy broke out over a letter written by the CEO of the public broadcaster.

Prasar Bharati CEO admits Narendra Modi interview edited

In the wake of a massive controversy over Narendra Modi`s interview to Doordarshan, Prasar Bharati on Friday distanced his organisation from the row saying it was completely left to the editorial team of DD News to go ahead and telecast it.

Narendra Modi never said Priyanka Gandhi was like his daughter: BJP

As a controversy raged over Narendra Modi`s interview to Doordarshan, BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad said the Gujarat Chief Minister had never said that Priyanka Gandhi was like his daughter and the interview aired on the public broadcaster was deliberately "distorted".

Narendra Modi a serial liar: Congress

The Congress on Friday called Narendra Modi a "serial liar" following the BJP leader`s reported reference to Congress leader Ahmed Patel as a good friend in an interview to Doordarshan.

Row over `omission` of parts of Modi interview to DD News

A row erupted today over reports that DD had "censored" Narendra Modi`s interview, with BJP alleging that it was due to government "pressure" even as the public broadcaster insisted that there was no interference by any authority.

Hema Malini, Jaya Prada`s films banned on Doordarshan

Films of stars Hema Malini, Jaya Prada, Nagma, Smriti Irani and Jaaved Jaaferi, who are all contesting Lok Sabha election, have been banned from being telecast on the national television channel Doordarshan, officials said Thursday.

EC holds DD News guilty of violating Model Code in Delhi polls

The Election Commission has held the state-run Doordarshan guilty of violating the Model Code of Conduct by telecasting news about reduced prices of vegetables on the day of Delhi assembly polls and asked its Director General to fix responsibility of officers involved.

Doordarshan`s live streaming of Republic Day gets good response

In a first, national broadcaster Doordarshan Sunday broadcast High Definition live streaming of the Republic Day Parade on internet.

Fan of indie cinema? Catch rare collection on DD

Here is a rare chance to watch as many as 104 award-winning and critically acclaimed films in `Best of Indian Cinema`

Doordarshan eyes makeover, local talent

Doordarshan is set to discard its dowdy and boring image as a public service broadcaster, make its regional channels more attractive and entertaining.

Doordarshan looks to past to shore up its viewership

Doordarshan has decided to repeat telecast of its serials `Buniyaad`, so popular in late 1980s, as also `Chanakya`, `Byomkesh Bakshi` and `Parsai Kehte Hain` to attract more viewers.