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Panel suggests national media policy, regulation of media education


July 26th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Bringing out a National Media Policy to address the new media landscape, regulation of media education in the country, a National Film Policy to ... Read more...

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Long-time aide Omita Paul is President Mukherjee’s secretary


July 25th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The government Wednesday appointed Pranab Mukherjee's long-time aide Omita Paul as the secretary to the new president on the day when he took oath."The ... Read more...

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First lady media advisor appointed for J&K;


July 25th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 25 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government will now have its first woman media advisor, an official statement said Wednesday.Bharti Vaid, 52, who is currently the Additional Director ... Read more...

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Noted radio commentator Suresh Saraiya dies


July 19th, 2012 - 1:24 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Suresh Saraiya, well-known cricket commentator on radio, died following a heart attack Wednesday evening. He was 76 and survived by daughter Neeta.Saraiya was popular commentator ... Read more...

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Solo theatre reflects on life and times of Manto (With Image)


May 12th, 2012 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) When he does not wield a pen, he is Saadat Hasan, just another man pilloried by the wars of survival.The "asfana" (short story) that keeps ... Read more...

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Take pledge to look after health, says Manmohan


April 7th, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said every citizen should have access to affordable health care and asked citizens to take a pledge to look ... Read more...

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Cash-strapped Prasar Bharati asked to raise revenue


March 27th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) A parliamentary panel has voiced concerns over the precarious financial condition of Prasar Bharati and suggested that the public broadcaster take a host of initiatives ... Read more...

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Bangladesh to honour 129 foreigners for 1971


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 22 (IANS) The Bangladesh government will honour 129 foreign personalities and organisations from 25 countries for helping the country during the 1971 Liberation War.A Bangladesh official told ... Read more...

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Reaching out to Bihar’s poorest, via radio


February 1st, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 1 (IANS) Come July, special radio programmes will be aired in Bihar for Mahadalits, the poorest of the poor in the state, to educate them about the importance ... Read more...

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President to address nation on Republic Day eve


January 24th, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil will address the nation Wednesday on the eve of the 63rd Republic Day.It will be telecast over all channels of Doordarshan ... Read more...

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T.R. Ramachandran re-elected Press Club of India president


January 22nd, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Press Club of India Sunday formally announced that veteran journalist T.R. Ramachandran of G-Files has been re-elected president and Anil Anand of Greater Kashmir ... Read more...

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Legendary woman nagaswaram artist Ponnuthai dead


January 18th, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 18 (IANS) M.S. Ponnuthai, a legendary woman nagaswaram (traditional Indian music instrument) artist, died at her residence in Madurai after a short illness, her family said. She was ... Read more...

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Communicable diseases a major health challenge: Minister


December 21st, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) Calling communicable diseases a "major public health challenge", union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Wednesday said various socio-economic and environmental reasons underlie the growing burden ... Read more...

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An online guidebook on safe sex


November 18th, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) A website promising to offer clear and non-judgemental information to the young on safe sex, homosexuality and other sex-related issues has been launched, it was ... Read more...

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Mahalaya invokes Goddess Durga, puja countdown begins


September 27th, 2011 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 27 (IANS) Many Bengalis woke up before the crack of dawn Tuesday for their annual tryst with Mahalaya, an auspicious occasion invoking mother Goddess Durga to descend on ... Read more...

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28 PIOs to learn more about India


September 22nd, 2011 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Twenty-eight people of Indian origin (PIOs) from different countries will get an opportunity to understand India better at a three-week study programme starting Thursday.According to ... Read more...

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DD to have 150 channels on DTH platform by year-end


September 12th, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sept 12 (IANS) Doordarshan, India's public broadcaster, is poised for a major expansion, with the Prasar Bharati Board clearing the decks for 150 channels on its direct-to-home (DTH) ... Read more...

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Prasar Bharati approves expansion of DD’s DTH platform


September 6th, 2011 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) The Prasar Bharati board Tuesday approved further expansion of national broadcaster Doordarshan's Direct to Home (DTH) platform so as to reach 150 channels by December, ... Read more...

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President to address nation


August 13th, 2011 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil will address the nation Sunday evening, the eve of Independence Day.The address will be telecast live over Doordarshan and All India ... Read more...

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Cabinet approves expansion of private radio service (Lead)


July 7th, 2011 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) The union cabinet Thursday approved expansion of FM radio broadcasting services through private operators to 227 new cities and allowed channels to broadcast news ... Read more...

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Highlights of new FM radio policy


July 7th, 2011 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Highlights of the new policy on FM radio channels:-- FM radio expected to cover over 300 cities with 839 new channels-- FM channels to be allowed to carry news from ... Read more...

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FM radio licenses to be auctioned, set for huge expansion


July 7th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) The government Thursday approved a proposal to auction FM radio licenses, which could net the exchequer over Rs.1,733 crore($391 million), and also hiked the ... Read more...

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Cabinet approves expansion of private radio service


July 7th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) The union cabinet Thursday approved expansion of FM radio broadcasting services through private operators to 227 new cities. It also listed categories which ... Read more...

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Khans in Bollywood: Afghan traces their Pathan roots


May 17th, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 17 (IANS) Over a year ago, when Kabul resident Mehboobullah Khan came to India to work with All India Radio, he could not have imagined that his ... Read more...

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I see world through Tagore songs, says sightless singer


May 4th, 2011 - 9:35 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 4 (IANS) For Swapan Gupta, songs written and composed by Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore are the prism through which he sees the world. But the famed 65-year-old singer ... Read more...

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Big B to brush up his ham radio skills


April 15th, 2011 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) It's known that Bollywood's megastar Amitabh Bachchan was refused a job by All India Radio (AIR) even though his rich baritone became his USP ... Read more...

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Ahead of Singh-Jintao meet, Beijing issue normal visas to Kashmiri journalists


April 11th, 2011 - 10:07 pm ICT by ANI
By Naveen KapoorNew Delhi, Apr 11(ANI): Ahead of the BRICS summit in China's resort town of Sanya, where Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh will be meeting Chinese President Hu Jintao ... Read more...

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Veteran Jasdev Singh misses the flair of radio commentary


April 1st, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) A day after India defeated Pakistan in Wednesday's World Cup semifinal in Mohali, veteran sports commentator Jasdev Singh received telephone calls from some of his ... Read more...

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Private FM channels to be allowed to broadcast news


March 29th, 2011 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, March 28 (IANS) Private FM radio channels will soon be allowed to broadcast news sourced from All India Radio (AIR), an official said Monday.FM radio channels will be able ... Read more...

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Bengali singer Biman Mukhopaddhyay passes away


March 16th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 16 (IANS) Renowned Bengali Singer Biman Mukhopaddhyay passed away Wednesday at a nursing home in North Kolkata. He was 81.He breathed his last Wednesday afternoon and was admitted ... Read more...

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Himachal’s British era assembly gets makeover


February 27th, 2011 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 27 (IANS) It is a Raj era relic that the Himachal Pradesh government takes obvious pride in. The Council Chamber, built in 1925 and which now houses the state legislative ... Read more...

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Varavara Rao appeals to Maoists to release Orissa official


February 17th, 2011 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 17 (IANS) Maoist sympathiser and revolutionary poet Varavara Rao Thursday appealed to Maoists in Orissa to release unharmed Malkangiri District Collector R. Veenel Krishna, who hails from Andhra Pradesh.In ... Read more...

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India eyes supercomputer for accurate weather predictions


February 17th, 2011 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The India Meteorological Department (IMD) is planning to acquire an advanced supercomputer to carry out cutting edge research in weather predictions and the future of earth's climate, ... Read more...

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President Patil to address nation on eve of Republic Day tomorrow


January 24th, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 24 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil will address the nation on Tuesday on the eve of the 62nd Republic Day.The address will be telecast over all channels of ... Read more...

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Post-stampede, divinity of Samarimala light questioned


January 18th, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
By Sanu George Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 18 (IANS) With 102 lives lost in a stampede on the day the revered Makar Jyothi appears three times on the horizon soon after dusk above the famed ... Read more...

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