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Community Radio vital for disseminating info about programmes: Naidu 29.3.2017
NEW DELHI: Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah today said Community Radio is a useful communication medium to cater to the information needs of the people in local language/dialect. CR Stations broadcast programmes on various issues which are of immediate relevance to the community and facilitate development by disseminating information regarding education, rural development, agriculture, health, nutrition environmental, social welfare, Panchayati Raj issues and cultural needs. Community Radios (CR) have potential to bring a very significant positive social change at the community level. Addressing the meeting of the Consultative Committee of Members of Parliament on the specific subject of CRS, he said also works as a powerful means for rural empowerment, upliftment of dalits and women. Minister of State for I&B Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore, Secretary Ajay Mittal, and senior officers of the Ministry were also present. Naidu apprised the members about the various steps and initiatives being ...
Anil Ambani joins Rupert Murdoch on Atlantic Council advisory board 28.3.2017 Business Standard: Companies & Industry
The Atlantic Council today announced the induction of Anil Ambani
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Jagran Prakashan consolidates radio biz 27.3.2017 afaqs! news
Under Radio City, brand will add 8 stations as Radio Mantra bouquet is consolidated into City brand.
Don't fall prey to threat, EC tells Valley voters 25.3.2017 DNA: Mumbai
Amid separatists' poll boycott campaign, the Election Department has launched publicity blitzkrieg to convince people to exercise their franchise in the by-elections without falling prey to the threats or the inducements. Jammu and Kashmir Election Office has roped in the private FM radio stations to issue a public appeal for the voters to vote freely in the by elections in Srinagar and Anantnag parliamentary constituencies on April 9 and 12 respectively. "It is part of our awareness programme. We have to inform the voters to cast their votes. It is a part of our scheme to make people aware of their rights," Raman Kumar Keser, joint chief electoral officer, Jammu and Kashmir, told DNA. The appeals on the FM radio stations have come against the backdrop of militant threats and separatists asking people to stay away from the polls in south and central Kashmir. Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), that consists of Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Geelani, moderate Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, and Jammu and ...
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Allowing news bulletins by CRS can pose security problems: Govt 24.3.2017
NEW DELHI: The Government has reiterated that Community Radio Stations (CRS) operators and Private FM Radio stations may not be allowed to broadcast news and current affairs programmes as this may pose a possible security risk as there is no mechanism to monitor the contents of the news bulletins of every such station. The Supreme Court which is hearing a public interest litigation in this regard has been told that CRS stations are run mainly by NGO/other small organizations and private operators, several anti-national/radical elements within the country can misuse it for propagating their own agenda. Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore told Parliament that the Government had also told the apex court that Community radio stations also air programs involving chats with NRI/the local population settled abroad. These stations may be exploited by foreign radical organizations to broadcast fabricated/radical views of some of these NRIs, as due to paucity of funds, the radio ...
No plans to shift Urdu unit out of AIR HQ, Sindhi to remain in Gujarat: Rathore 24.3.2017
NEW DELHI: There is no plan to shift the Urdu Unit from the All India Radio Headquarters in Delhi, Parliament has been informed. Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore said the decision by Prasar Bharati to shift Indian language news bulletins to their respective regional units at various capital stations of AIR had been taken after the advent of satellite communication as it would cause unnecessary expenditure. The national news bulletins continues to be aired in their respective languages from the State capitals without any change in time or number of bulletins to ensure optimum utilization of News Readers-cum-Translator in various regional languages posted in News Services Division of AIR. The Sindhi Unit, which was shifted to Ahmedabad in 2005, is working effectively for more than a decade now. The casual News Reader-cum-Translators in Sindhi are adequately available in that particular region, he said. Biz ...
Bengaluru Matters - Citizen Matters Radio show on Radio Active Community Radio 24.3.2017 Citizen Matters

Citizen Matters now has a weekly radio show on Radio Active 90.4 mhz, Bengaluru's first community radio station. Tune into this, every Friday, 10am to 10.30 am!

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Zayn Malik hid in sheets to escape fans 24.3.2017

MUMBAI: Former One Direction singer Zayn Malik reportedly hid among dirty bedsheets to escape his fans outside a hotel here.

According to a source, Zayn had to hide in a "laundry cart which was wheeled over to a van that took him to the studio", reports

Malik has been busy working on his second solo album over recent months. Earlier this week Malik hinted that his fans can soon expect to hear his new track "Still Got Time", which features rap star PARTYNEXTDOOR.

(Source: IANS)

Lovato visited Disneyland to celebrate sobriety 24.3.2017

MUMBAI: Singer-actress Demi Lovato says that she celebrated her five years of sobriety by visiting Disneyland.

The 24-year-old reached the milestone last week.

"I didn't really do much. I went to Disneyland which was cool but it's something that's getting more and more comfortable to me now. So, it's kinda like your birthday," Lovato told

"When you're a kid you go all out and then as you get older, you just learn to be more appreciative of it," she added.

(Source: IANS)

'Noor' cast visits Radio Mirchi Studio 23.3.2017

MUMBAI: The mid April release 'Noor' artists Sonakshi Sinha and Kanan Gill were found giggling and enjoying at the Radio Mirchi studio, Mumbai.

Radio has emerged as an important medium of communication to common people and the Bollywood industry is making the best of it, when it comes to movie promotion. Thus, one constantly gets updates on movie stars walking in and out of radio studios and the latest stars to be pictured are the 'Noor' actors.

Well, the pictures of their visit describe the fun-loving moments that they spent at the studio.

AIR revenue from commercial ads was just over Rs 4.5 billion in 2015-16 23.3.2017
NEW DELHI: All India Radio earned Rs 4.54 billion from commercial advertisements during 2015-16. Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore told Parliament that AIR earned Rs 4.07 billion in 2014-15 and Rs 4.56 billion in 2013-14. Akashvani (AIR) has 420 broadcasting stations operational in the country including 100 Watt FM Relay Stations. There are 290 Private FM radio stations operational in the country. Replying to another question, the Minister said Regional News Units (RNUs) are functioning in all States except Uttarakhand ​and Sikkim. One RNU has been approved for Dehradun (Uttarakhand). In Jammu & Kashmir state there are three RNUs at Jammu, Srinagar & Leh. Biz ...
Govt decides to scrap condition for CRS to send recordings 23.3.2017
NEW DELHI: The Government has decided not to enforce the condition that community radio stations will need to send their recordings of broadcast through email for review on a regular basis. Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore told Parliament that this decision taken in June 2015 has not been enforced as most stations did not find it convenient due to various reasons. The Community Radio Stations, however, continue to preserve the recordings of broadcast material for a period of three months from date of broadcast under clause 8.1(a) of the Grant of Permission Agreement, signed between Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Permission holder. It also says that the station may produce it as and when required. Meanwhile, Information & Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu noted in reply to another question that only 202 CRS are operational across the country. Permission to set up CRS is granted to educational institutions, registered societies/NGOs and Krishi ...
Online radio station to go live on 7 April 22.3.2017

MUMBAI: Envisioned as an online community radio from India that will cater to the growing demand for alternative music in the country, will go live on 7 April.

The brainchild of music entrepreneur and promoter Mohammed Abood aka DJ MoCity, has been designed to showcase sounds and styles that champion underground culture, not just in India but from around the world.

Complexities in clearances cause for slow growth: Parliamentary Committee 20.3.2017
NEW DELHI: The clearance process needs to be simplified to attract more proposals for setting up of community radio stations and the Information and Broadcasting Ministry should focus on hilly and tribal areas, Left Wing Extremist (LWE) Affected Areas, the north east and union territories and other backward, rural and remote areas. The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology which also examines issues relating to Information and Broadcasting Ministry has also asked the Ministry to conduct regular training programmes for local folk so that CRS “actualizes its aim of becoming people’s radio in true sense of the term. The Committee, which said it wanted to be informed of the action taken thereon to strengthen the Community Radio Movement in India, also said it was concerned to find that only Rs 8.9 million was spent of the allocation of Rs 40 million made at the budget estimate stage for 2016-17 which had been reduced to Rs 36.3 million at the revised estimates stage. Explaining the ...
Two IPOs headed for markets this week, eye Rs 584 crore 19.3.2017 ET: IPOs
So far this year, Music Broadcast and leading stock exchange BSE have got listed. Many companies, including the BSE-promoted CDSL, are readying their IPOs too.
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Two IPOs headed for markets this week, eye Rs 584 cr 19.3.2017 Top Stories
2016 saw hectic fund-raising activity in IPO space as a total of 26 firms mobilised over Rs 26k cr
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Music Broadcast shares gain 12% on debut 18.3.2017 Business Standard: News Now
At Friday's closing price, Music Broadcast had a market capitalisation of Rs2,129 crore
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AIR has acquired 37 DRM transmitters, in talks to get cheaper radio sets: Rathore 17.3.2017
NEW DELHI: All India Radio (AIR) has introduced digital radio technology in the AIR Network by installing new state of the art Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) Technology transmitters by replacing old outlived 37 Medium Wave/ Short Wave transmitters. Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore told Parliament however that the provisions contained in Policy Guidelines on expansion of FM Radio broadcasting services through private agencies (Phase-III) do not provide for private FM broadcasters to adopt digital radio technology. He said Digital Radio allows significant improvements in service reliability, audio quality, more radio services and higher efficiency. The new AIR transmitters include 35 new state of art technology Medium Wave (MW)/ DRM transmitters as a replacement of old technology valve based MW transmitters. Additionally, two new state of the art technology Short Wave (SW) DRM transmitters have been approved for installation as a replacement of old SW transmitters. The ...
Music Broadcast lists at Rs 420, 26% premium to IPO price 17.3.2017 Business Standard: Front Page Headlines
On the National Stock Exchange, the stock opened at Rs 413, 24% higher against its issue price.
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AIR earns around Rs 1.86 billion through commercials on FM 16.3.2017
NEW DELHI: All India Radio earned gross revenue of about Rs 1.86 billion during the current Financial Year upto January 2017 through FM by commercials Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore said that in addition to this, AIR also earns revenue through monetizing its FM infrastructure with private FM broadcasters and has earned revenue of about Rs 420 million during the current financial year up to 6 March 2017. As far as All India Radio is concerned, 391 FM broadcasting stations are functioning in the country including 195 of 100 W FM Relay transmitters. He said in reply to another question that the estimated cost for setting up of a typical 10 KW FM Radio Station for AIR along with 100 meter tower is about Rs.100 million. At present, 290 Private FM radio channels are operational, the Minister told Parliament today. These include 47 in Maharashtra, 28 in Uttar Pradesh, and 22 each in Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan. All other states or union territories have less than twenty ...
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