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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Kanankumar appointed as Station Director

Source: e-pao.net | Hueiyen News Service
Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014

Imphal, April 22 2014: M Kanankumar Singh, a Senior Grade Officer of IP(P)S, has been appointed as the new Station Director and Controlling Officer of All India Radio, Imphal since February 28, conveyed a press release from Prasar Bharati, AIR Imphal.

Source link: http://e-pao.net/GP.asp?src=Snipp6..230414.apr14 

LOL: Doordarshan to Sue Delhi Daredevils for Defaming Initials

Source: TheIndianRepublic.com
Tuesday, 22 April 2014 17:46

Doordarshan, the TV network stuck in the 1990s, is not the most powerful, or the most popular brand in India. Most people would feel that DD stands for every brand that is old, boring and out of date. Its approval rating will probably not be very high, no matter who you ask.

But even this brand has realized that it could fall lower. We have heard that Doordarshan may be suing the Delhi Daredevils (also known as DD) for defaming the initials they both share.

We asked a top executive at Doordarshan why this was happening, and he shed some light on the case. He acknowledged that Doordarshan had been lagging behind every one of its competitors for decades, that it lacked on at least 7 fronts: programming,............

Read more at http://www.theindianrepublic.com/lol/lol-doordarshan-sue-delhi-daredevils-defaming-initials-100033379.html 

Monday, April 21, 2014

Cabinet allows Prasar vacancies to be filled as per existing

Source: Business Standard | Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi  
April 17, 2014

To allow public broadcaster Prasar Bharati to fill key positions, the Union Cabinet has given a go-ahead to an Information and Broadcasting ministry proposal which sought that individuals upto the age of 62 years be considered for these posts.

A highly-placed source said the tenure of current Prasar Bharati chairperson Mrinal Pande is about to end soon and another important position, Member (Personnel) has also been vacant for some time.

Sources said a Group of Ministers (GoM) had earlier recommended that..........

Read more at
http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/cabinet-allows-prasar-vacancies-to-be-filled-as-per-existing-114041701360_1.html 

Prasar Bharati’s woes on vacant key positions

Source: IndianTelevision.com | By indiantelevision.com Team
Posted on : 19 Apr 2014 12:01 pm

NEW DELHI: The union cabinet has decided to maintain status quo in Prasar Bharati with regard to recruitment of people up to the age of 62 to allow the public broadcaster to fill key positions that have been lying vacant or are likely.
 
These include the posts of Member (Finance) who has put in his papers but whose resignation has not yet been accepted, Member (Personnel) whose tenure has ended, and Board Chairperson Mrinal Pande whose tenure is ending on 30 April.
 
The cabinet decision came on a proposal by the ministry of information and broadcasting.  
 
Interestingly, a group of ministers (GoM) had earlier recommended that............

Read more at http://www.indiantelevision.com/television/tv-channels/terrestrial/prasar-bharati%E2%80%99s-woes-on-vacant-key-positions-140419 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Hema Malini, Jaya Prada’s films banned on Doordarshan

Source: The Free Press Journal
April 17, 2014, 10:50 am

Lucknow:  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.

After programmes and films were brought under the ambit of the model code of conduct, official said these will now be viewed as objects that influence voters.

Polling in parliamentary constituencies from where Raj Babbar (Congress), Nagma (Congress) and Jaya Prada (Rashtriya Lok Dal) are contesting have been completed, while polling is yet to take place in constituencies of Hema Malini (BJP), Jaaved Jaaferi (AAP) and Smriti Irani (BJP).

Poll panel officials said they had received several complaints that the film and television stars were getting undue advantages through their films and programmes in an election that should be a level playing field.

Source link: http://freepressjournal.in/hema-malini-jaya-pradas-films-banned-on-doordarshan/ 

Hema Malini, Jaya Prada's films banned on Doordarshan

Source: zeenews.india.com | IANS,
First Published: Thursday, April 17, 201

Lucknow: 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.

After programmes and films were brought under the ambit of the model code of conduct, official said these will now be viewed as objects that influence voters.

Polling in parliamentary constituencies from where................

http://zeenews.india.com/news/general-elections-2014/hema-malini-jaya-prada-s-films-banned-on-doordarshan_925125.html 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Ads, films of celebrity contestants allowed on private TV channels, in cinema halls

Source: Times of India | Bharti Jain,TNN
Apr 15, 2014

NEW DELHI: The Election Commission on Tuesday allowed private television networks and cinema theatres to air films and commercial advertisements featuring actors who are contesting the election, but barred the state-run Doordarshan from telecasting such feature films.

In a communication sent to Prasar Bharti CEO; Director General, Doordarshan; and state chief electoral officers, the Commission said the telecast of films and commercials featuring actors and celebrities contesting these polls would not be restrained on private TV channels or in cinema halls. "However, telecast of such feature films (other than commercial advertisement) will not be allowed on Doordarshan during the period of the enforcement of model code of conduct, considering that Doordarshan is run on public funds," the EC said while asking action to be taken accordingly.

Among the filmstars in the fray in these polls are Hema Malini, Jaya Prada, Raj Babbar, Nagma, Vinod Khanna and Shatrughan Sinha.

Source link: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/lok-sabha-elections-2014/news/Ads-films-of-celebrity-contestants-allowed-on-private-TV-channels-in-cinema-halls/articleshow/33790917.cms 

DD Cannot Show Films of Actors in Poll Fray: EC

Source: Outlook | NEW DELHI | APR 15, 2014

Doordarshan cannot telecast films involving actors contesting the Lok Sabha polls, the Election Commission ruled today.

However, private T V channels and theatres are free to show such films, it said.

"Telecast of films other than commercial advertisement involving films actors who are contesting elections will not be restrained on TV channels or cinema theatres.

"However, telecast of such feature films (other than commercial advertisements) will not be allowed on Doordarshan during the period of the enforcement of Model Code of Conduct, considering that Doordarshan is run on public funds," the EC said in an order.

CEO, Prasar Bharti and..................

Read more at http://news.outlookindia.com/items.aspx?artid=837305 

Channels except DD can show films of actors in fray

Source: The Economic Times | By PTI | 15 Apr, 2014

NEW DELHI: Doordarshan cannot telecast films involving actors contesting the Lok Sabha polls, the Election Commission ruled today.

However, private TV channels and theatres are free to show such films, it said.

"...telecast of films other than commercial advertisement involving films actors who are contesting elections will not be restrained on TV channels or cinema theatres.

"However, telecast of such feature films (other than commercial advertisements) will not be allowed on Doordarshan during the period of the enforcement of..............

Read more at:
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/33789347.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst 

Friday, April 11, 2014

DD Podhigai facilitates interaction between voters and political leaders

Source: Times of India | Manish Raj,TNN
Apr 11, 2014

CHENNAI: As part of its special programmes on Lok Sabha elections, the regional channel of Doordarshan, DD Podhigai, aired a one-hour programme called 'Janvaani' in Tamil on Thursday.

The programme was an interaction between voters and representatives of various political parties. It was held at St Joseph College in Trichy.

It also had a debate moderated by commentator Sumant Raman. Political leaders like Panrutti Ramchandran (AIADMK), Kovai Chezhiyan (DMK), K T Raghavan (BJP), A R Elango (DMDK), Jerome Arockiya Raj (Congress), D Lenin (CPI), Mohammed Ali (CPM), and G M Hashim (IUML) presented their views on various issues in the country and replied to the queries of voters.

"Jaanvani programme is an election special event to provide a platform to the voters so that they know the stand of political parties on crucial issues" said a press release.

Source link: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/DD-Podhigai-facilitates-interaction-between-voters-and-political-leaders/articleshow/33590189.cms 

When Doordarshan was the only candidate

Source: Hindustan Times | Sona Sethi, Hindustan Times  Chandigarh
April 11, 2014

As I watch the Indian election fervour escalate from half a world away, I'm reminded of my growing years in India and how we looked forward to the elections every five years. No, it wasn't for any sense of patriotism or for the love of any one candidate.

It was primarily because of Doordarshan. We grew up before cable television made its spectacular entrance into the Indian living room. We belong to the Doordarshan era. The lone channel would telecast the best of movies while the ballots were being counted.

Many of us remember watching "Chupke Chupke", "Baaton Baaton Mein" and, of course, the quintessential Indian election movie, "Aandhi", that was rumoured to be based loosely on the life of the late prime minister Indira Gandhi.

The cable-TV generation probably cannot relate to us, the Doordarshan generation. They are...............

Read more at http://www.hindustantimes.com/punjab/chandigarh/when-doordarshan-was-the-only-candidate/article1-1206826.aspx