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Last updated: Feb 22 2017 13:24 IST RSS 2.0
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The feature phones era is not over yet! 22.2.2017 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
Feature phones still hold the majority of the 270 million handsets market in the country/
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UP polls 2017: BJP pulls all stops in the battle for Bundelkhand 21.2.2017 Business Standard: News Now
BJP dominates campaigning in the region with Uma Bharti promising statehood to Bundelkhand
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Radio Charminar and Deccan Radio face 'frequency clashes' 20.2.2017
MUMBAI: A common issue faced by community radio stations, day in and out are ‘frequency clashes’. Stations across India are given same frequencies and nobody pays any heed to this issue. The station owners are left with no option but to keep knocking the big doors that refuse to solve the problem. Hyderabad-based community radio station in Radio Charminar is currently going through a similar situation. The station has been facing frequency clashes with Deccan Radio which is placed at an aerial distance of three km. The two station share frequency 107.8 FM. A complaint has been lodged and the government officials have also inspected the issues but all they say is, ‘we need time’. Radio Charminar station head Abdul Samad said, “It has been six months since we lodged a complaint, all we can do is wait for their answers. It is causing trouble for both of us as the listeners are unable to listen to any of our radio stations in the frequency clash areas.” The clashed areas are business surrounded places namely ...
Close to nature 16.2.2017 Hindu: Home
An ongoing exhibition examines the complex relationship between development and environment, and how artists respond to ecological changes
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CRS free to get ads from any source, Govt opposition only to political news 15.2.2017
NEW DELHI: Community Radio Stations are free to get advertisements from anywhere including the government agencies or private organizations. Reiterating this, Information and Broadcasting Ministry Joint Secretary Mihir Kumar Singh has said the government wants community radio to be commercially independent and that was the objective of the scheme for funds for content as well as equipment. He also said that the only reason for the bar on privately-produced news was that it might be misused by some political or anti-social parties. But the Government had specified several areas on which private radio could broadcast news and this included local news, sports news and so on. “The only bar is on political news which can be misused.” Addressing a meet organized by UNESCO to coincide with World Radio Day on “Radio is you: Community, Diversity, Volunteerism”, Singh said CRs were free to broadcast news that could stand up in Court. He was referring to a petition pending in the Supreme Court where the Government ...
Why not let private FM radio air news: Supreme Court 15.2.2017 TOI: India
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Why can’t pvt radio broadcast news? Supreme Court to Centre 14.2.2017 TOI: India
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Not keen on allowing news on private FM stations due to security risk: Government 13.2.2017 DNA: Wide Angle
Allowing private FM radio stations, including community radios, to broadcast news could pose a "possible security risk" and may be "exploited" by foreign radical outfits to broadcast fabricated or radical views, government has told the Supreme Court. Opposing a plea seeking direction for allowing news on private radio stations, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has said there is no mechanism to monitor the contents of news bulletins of every such station and it has to be ensured that community radios are not used as a tool by vested interests. An affidavit, filed by the Ministry in pursuance to notice issued by a bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar, said community radio stations also air programmes involving chats with NRIs and the local population settled abroad. "These stations may be exploited by foreign radical organisations to broadcast fabricated/radical views of some of these NRIs, as due to paucity of funds, the radio stations would not be able to afford authentic news sources," ...
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Rider's Music Festival re-defines biking and entertainment for Delhi NCR 13.2.2017

MUMBAI: With multiple music, food and biking festivals across India, Delhiites are busy making travel plans to witness the festival mayhem in various nooks and corners of the country. Right from the planning stage, to applying for leave to finally getting to the festival is a lengthy process. All Delhiites need is a weekend that promises entertainment like no other within the city!

Community Radio Stations do not require prior permission to purchase equipment 13.2.2017
NEW DELHI: Community Radio Stations will no longer have to wait for prior approval of the grant by the government to purchase equipment. This relaxation applies to both existing and new CRS, the Information and Broadcasting Ministry has said. The Ministry has revised the existing guidelines and process for release of grants for purchasing equipment by existing and new Community Radio Stations (CRSs) Revised guidelines for providing grants to CRSs are available on Ministry's website Under the relaxation, the eligible organisations would be required to apply for the release of grant in the prescribed format after setting up of CRS and operationalising it for three months. Already operational stations may apply for the release of grant immediately after purchasing and installation of equipment. Interested organisations/CRs may apply for the release of grant according to the procedure mentioned in the guidelines. The Ministry had last month announced that Operational Community Radio Stations, ...
Loving radio in the internet age 13.2.2017 TOI: Goa
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Community Radio Stations in Bhubaneshwar to launch 'Radio on Wheels' campaign 11.2.2017
NEW DELHI: Twelve functional community radios in Odisha are all set to mark the World Radio Day next week. The event at the initiative of the Community Radio Association of Odisha will demonstrate radio’s ability to provide a platform to the community to air their opinion, grievances, good deeds etc. A ‘Radio on Wheels’ will move around Bhubaneswar’s underprivileged areas and take their opinions which will be broadcast live. The campaign ‘Radio on Wheels’ will be flagged off by Central Reserve Police Force IGP Kamal Kant Sharma from the CRPF Campus, Bhubaneswar at 10 am on 13 February 2017. It will in the course of the day reach communities of Satyakali Basti in Satya Nagar, the members of Odisha Association for the Blind (OAB) and finally Scientists, Students and farming communities at OUAT, Bhubaneswar. It will also interact with people during the journey to allow the community to speak about themselves which will be broadcast live through Radio SOA 90.4 F.M. This will also be broadcast through all the ...
Govt reiterates inability to permit news on private radio, says no monitoring mechanism 11.2.2017
NEW DELHI: Reiterating its long held stand that it was difficult to monitor news bulletins on FM and community radio channels, the Centre has permitting privately produced news bulletins could endanger "national security and public order". The government has already announced that Community Radio Stations and private FM in Phase III can air bulletins of All India Radio without any payment. The government in an affidavit in the Supreme Court said it could not permit news content on FM as it might be misused by anti-national elements in the country and outside to propagate their agenda and radical views, posing a grave danger to the country. Answering the Court’s query in this regard, the Government said there was no mechanism in place to monitor the content of live broadcast of all radio stations and law and order problems may arise if they transmit sensitive news. It also said several community radio stations were run by NGOs and could be used as platforms to manipulate the minds of local ...
Centre says ‘no’ to news broadcast via FM 11.2.2017 Hindu: National
Affidavit favours news on radio to be ‘exclusive preserve’ of AIR; anti-nationals, radicals could misuse radio
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Sixty-six FM channels in 48 cities sold provisionally in second batch of Phase III 10.2.2017
NEW DELHI: Having failed to get any bidders for 23 cities in the first batch of the third phase of FM e-auctions, the Government claims that 66 channels in 48 cities were provisionally sold out of 266 channels put to auction in 92 cities. The second batch auctions were held between 26 October 2016 and 14 December 2016, Minister of State of Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore told Parliament that the proposal to auction 839 FM Radio channels in 294 cities was approved by the Cabinet in its meeting held on 7 July 2011. However, the Ministry had later announced that the auction would be conducted in thatches given the large number of FM channels. The e-Auction of the first batch of FM Phase-III comprising 135 vacant channels in 69 cities which were already covered by FM was conducted from 27 July 2015 to 9 September 2015. The government received Rs.11035.1 million from winners of 96 channels in 55 cities against the cumulative reserve price of Rs.5500 million for the first batch. Biz ...
Private FM news may be security threat: Government 10.2.2017 TOI: India
It filed the response in compliance of the apex court's order which had sought explanation on why news broadcast should not be allowed on private radio stations.
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Maharashtra polls: Industrialists join hands with EC for maximum voter participation 8.2.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Top industrialists like Ratan Tata, Anand Mahindra, Harsh Goenka and others will help Maharashtra State Election Commission (SEC) with its public awareness drive to ensure maximum voting in the coming civic elections.
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UNESCO team visits Community Radio Stations in Haryana 7.2.2017
MUMBAI: The two community radio stations of Haryana – Radio Mewat and Gurgaon ki Awaaz experienced a field visit by representatives of UNESCO. The UNESCO Chair on Community Media and Radio Corax in Halle, Germany visited the stations on 30 January. The two radio stations from Germany were on a long India CR station visit, they also visited few CR stations in Hyderabad before visiting Haryana. spoke to the Station Heads of Gurgaon ki Awaaz and Radio Mewat, they said, “The team from Germany along with UNESCO visited our stations to know how our CRS works and how we benefit the community by our programs." Gurgaon ki Awaaz airs programmes on health, microfinance and social development that have evoked by the support and admiration of local communities. But programmes for subgroups such as migrants have provoked heated debates within communities. The point of variance has been whether their radio should broadcast programmes for outsiders. Folk music is a much-contested area, with local ...
Tuning in to unheard voices 6.2.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Over three hundred higher primary schools in Heggadadevanakote taluk of Mysuru district witnessed a unique classroom session for about a year from November 2014 to November 2015. Radio sets replaced Maths teachers from 12 noon to 12.30 pm for three days every week. "This 180-episode interactive series, known as 'Lekkada Katte', not only made Maths interesting for kids through its innovative approach to the subject, but also proved useful for schools that don't have a trained Maths teacher," says Juditha, a teacher at Bidarahalli Government Upgraded Higher Primary School. This is one of the many popular programmes broadcast by Janadhwani, a community radio (CR) station based in Saragur in the taluk. The radio station was launched in 2012 with an objective to enable people through timely access to information and active participation in the development process. The right wavelength "Understanding our people and their information needs is key to running a CR successfully," says Shivakumar, station manager ...
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Suprme Court asks govt to streamline grievance redressal systems against media 6.2.2017
NEW DELHI: Action was taken in 52 cases of television and two of radio in the past three years for violation of the Programme or Advertisement Code of the Government. Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore said the action in most cases was limited to apology scrolls, or switching off channels for a brief period. This included in the case of TV 19,15 and 18 cases in 2014, 2015 and 2016 respectively and one ach in the case of FM radio in 2015 and 2016. Meanwhile, the Minister said the Supreme Court had on 12 January 2017 advised the Government to formalize the complaint redressal mechanism including the period of limitation within which a complaint can be filed. The court also said the concerned statutory authority which shall adjudicate upon the same including the appellate and other redressal mechanisms, leading to a final conclusive determination. At present, an Inter-Ministerial Committee takes action on complaints forwarded to it. In addition, there is self-regulation ...
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