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About Doordarshan News and DD India (DD News and DD India)
DD News and DD India are two news channels of Prasar Bharati, India’s Public
Service Broadcaster. Both News Channels are operational on a 24×7 basis to
bring to the people of the country and viewers abroad, news and current affairs
programs in Hindi and English languages respectively. These channels have been
successfully discharging their responsibilities by providing balanced, fair,
accurate and authentic news without sensationilism. This practice has resulted in
DD News network becoming the nation’s most trusted news channel as per
various surveys (Reuters Institute 2022, CSDS).

DD News is currently producing news content in Hindi, Sanskrit and Sign
languages. The channel broadcasted over 18 hours of LIVE transmission
including telecast of more than 30 news bulletins in aforesaid languages. The
channel telecast daily current affairs programs and special shows on Sports,
Health, Youth issues, Cinema, Art & Culture, flagships schemes, Ground Reports,
international events etc in addition to regular news bulletins and prime time
shows. The channel also produces and telecasts special DD Conclaves from time
to time on important occasions and during electoral processes in various states
from ground zero.

DD News Network also takes pride in live broadcasting entire Republic day
parade on Kartavya Path every year. Also as a public service broadcaster the
channel has been fulfilling its responsibilities in coverage of constitutional
dignitaries and institutions such as the President, Prime Minister, Chief Justice of
India, Election commission of India and helping disseminate information to wider
public domestic or abroad regarding their events/activities and programs.
DD India has been started as a News and Current Affairs channel to showcase
Indian story at the global level. The channel migrated to High Definition Platform
in the month of October 2020. The DD India channel has now been recognized by
BARC as an English News Channel and is constantly competing neck and neck
with other top private English News channel. The channel broadcasted live Yoga
events organized from across more than 180 countries on International day of
Yoga 2022 through special program named Guardian Ring.
News Wing of DD News is also producing news content for its sister channels i.e.
DD Urdu and DD Sports.

DD News has 31 functional Regional News Units / Bureaus which are
broadcasting over 145 news bulletins in more than 22 languages/dialects with a
consolidated more than 50 hours of daily telecast of bulletins and programmes.
RNUs besides producing regional news also cater to DD News and DD India in
Reporting, Visual feeds & Special Programming. All States have a Regional News
Unit (RNU), except Sikkim. Jammu and Kashmir has 2 RNUs, while there is one
in Leh for Ladakh UT. Over 900 stringers are working for the DD News Network,
across the country in all districts covering the entire length and breadth of the

Keeping in line with the recent developments in the field of digital/social media,
DD News/DD India network has been able to establish its strong presence across
digital space through its website and other social media platforms be it Twitter,
Facebook, Instagram or YouTube, catering to millions of followers with authentic
news developments on real time basis. Through its vast presence across social
media platforms DD News/DD India network has been contributing in countering
fake news in digital space by instant dissemination of fact based information
across social media platforms.

DD News Twitter Handles: and
DD News You Tube: //
DD News Instagram:
DD India Twitter:
DD India YouTube: https: and
DD India Instagram:

S.No. Name Designation Landline No (O) E-mail ID
1. Ms.Priya Kumar  Director General 23097601 
2. Sh. Kripa Shankar Yadav ADG(Newsroom & Prog (DD News & DD India ), Administration, Assignment and Special Projects)

(RNU, Social Media, Coordination Urdu/Sanskrit/Sports Desk, Library & Archives ), DD News

4. Shri S. Vadivazagan DDG(E) 23097618 
5. Shri Anurag Jain Director (Assignment) DD News 9871579974
6. Sh. Pankaj Pandey Director(News) 9891926898
7. Sh.A. K. Pathak Director (Engg.) 23097662
8. Ms. Parvathy Rahul Joint Director (Admn. , DD India & Social Media) 8826853547 
9. Sh. Anshuman Mishra Joint Director (New, Progg. & Campaign), DD News 9958586459
10. Sh.Arvind Kumar Jain Joint Director (RNU & Coordination) 9654086465 
11. Shri Ramesh Singh Chouhan DDA, DDNews 9013515375
12. Sh. Narendra Kumar Pandurang Vispute Deputy Director (News), DD News 9969048491
13. Sh. Umesh Sadashivrao Ujgare Deputy Director (News), DD News 9833888473
14. Sh.Akhlesh Kumar Sharma Dy. Director (HR/Coord.) 9990240279
15. Sh.Ritesh Choudhary Dy. Director ( DD India) 23097625
16. Sh.Nitin Nilkant Sapre Deputy Director (News) 9869375422 
17. Sh.Shuhaib T Deputy Director (Assignment & VVIP Coverage), DD News 9567633533
18. Ms.Athira Thampi Deputy Director (News) 23097630
19. Sh.Sanjay Pratap Singh Deputy Director (News) 9838897714
20. Sh.Vinod Shankar Bairwa Deputy Director (News) 9414607759
21. Ms. Ekta Khatri Deputy Director (News) 9999772974
22. Ms. Anjana Unnikrishnan Deputy Director (Assignment & VVIP Coverage) 9447374954
23. Shri Vasanth Meshach. J Deputy Director (Social Media)  9444367178
24. Sh.Gopal Kumar Gupta Deputy Director (Engg.) 9868277398
25. Sh.Ajay Sharma Deputy Director (Engg.)  9013496085
26. Ms. Ismeet Kaur Assistant Director (HR) Assistant Director (News)
27. Ms.Manupriya Assistant Director (DD India) 8376929244
28. Sh. Jairaj Kishore Assistant Director 

(Social Media) 

29. Sh. Sunil Bhatt HOP (DD News and DD India) 9013370280 
30. Sh. Vinod Kumar DDO 9868121624
31. Administration Section 23097606
32. Accounts Section 23097622
33. RNU Section 23097656
34. Assignment Desk

(DD News and DD India)


RNUs OFFICE LIST as on 06.03.2023
S.No. Name of RNU State Name & Designation of Head of RNU Designation Mobile E-mail address
1. Agartala Shri Kunal Shinde Assistant Director & RNU Head 
2. Ahmedabad Sh. Dharmendra Tewari Director(News) & RNU Head 09426513964
26852073 (fax)
samacharahmedabad@gmail. com
Shri Utsav Parmar Assistant Director 09428520685
Shri Nishith Joshi News Editor 09427690336
3. Aizawl Shri C Vanlalsiama Prog. Executive & RNU Head 08787554330
4. Bengaluru Shri Keshav Murthy Deputy Director (News) @ RNU Head 9448490242
& 23336040 (o)
/ 080-23333990 (F)
Shri Yashwant M S Deputy Director (News) 09449813477
Shri George Mathews Deputy Director (News)
Shri Shahid T Komath Assistant Director
Ms. Madhu M News Editor 09880087597
5. Bhopal Ms. Pooja P. Vardhan Director (News) & RNU Head 09589943350
0755-2661202 poojapvardhanbhopal@gmail.c om
Shri Satyendra Sharan Assistant Director
Shri Shrikanth Sukumar News Editor 07692836599
6. Bhubaneshwar Shri B N Adhikari Director (News) & RNU Head 09437097171
Shri Abhishek Kumar Deputy Director
Mrs. Rizwana Akhtar TV ANC 099383-64002
Shri Sudarsan Sahoo News Editor 9692434667
7. Chandigarh Shri Dev Karan Singh Asstt. Director (News) & RNU Head 9557831353
8. Chennai Sh. Gurubabu Balaraman Director & Head of RNU 044-25365992 m
Shri Jaya Singh Dy. Director (News)
Shri T Shanmugam Dy. Director (News) 7904660654
Ms. S Thanmozhi Asstt. Director (News) 9600101499
9. Dehradun Shri Ashwini Kumar Sharma Deputy Director & RNU Head 09463312200
09417281846 m
10. Dibrugarh Ms. Subina Roy News Editor & RNU Head 9968723018 
11. Guwahati Shri Ankur Lohaty Deputy Director & RNU Head 08377954016
Fax- 0361-
Shri Maruf Alam News Editor 07838804503
Shri Santanu Rawmuria News Editor 09958714855
12. Hyderabad Shri Mahesh Srinivas Deputy Director & RNU Head 9985997466
040-27038753 surekha.aitabathula9@gmail.c
Ms. D Suprasanthi Devi Deputy Director  7032423900
13. Imphal Sh. Ibomcha Sharma Assistant Director & RNU Head 09402678759
14. Itanagar Shri Priyabhanshu Ranjan News Editor & RNU Head 9870151498
15. Jaipur Ms. Manju Meena  Dy. Director (News) & RNU Head 9414051285
Shi Dharmesh Bharti Asstt. Director (News) 09414203811
Shri Murari Lal Gupta Assistant Director (N) 9414061219
16. Jalandhar Ms. Gagandeep Kaur Deputy Director & RNU Head 9417259904
Shri Shishu Kumar Sharma  Assistant Director  9417222204
17. Jammu Shri R K Raina  Deputy Director (News) & RNU Head 7051221472
Fax 0191-
18. Kohima Sh. Ngathingpei Khayi News Editor & RNU Head 094360 01671
(Fax)0370- 2227008
19. Kolkata Ms Pinaki Sarkar News Editor 09143716635
Dr. Pompi Sharma Roy Chowdhari News Editor 09231500829
20. Leh 09953952918
21. Lucknow Ms. Gargi Malik Jt. Director (News) & RNU Head 09435492635/ 07080152247
Shri Rajeev Kumar Chaturvedi Assistant Director 07985842402
Ms. Aditi Agrawal Assistant Director 09369702937
Shri Amit Kumar
News Editor 09999647111
22. Mumbai Shri Sidharth S Bodke Director (News) & RNU Head 09869260989
Shri Nana S Meshram Joint Director (News) 09869087061
Ms. Manisha H Prakash Deputy Director 09870007043
Shri Narendrakumar Vaspute Deputy Director 09969048491
Ms. Sangeeta Godbole Assistant Director 08149288268 9834099517
23. Panaji Shri Raviraj Saratape Deputy Director & RNU Head 09971838028
0832 – 2223301
/ 2220159
Fax- 0832 –
2220158 /
24. Patna Shri Syed Salman Haidar Deputy Director (News) & RNU Head 9471000490
Fax- 0612-
2233838 /
Shri Ajay Kumar Deputy Director (N) 9470638155
Shri Apurva Kumar Singh Assistant Director (N) 9971402988
25. Raipur Shri Manoj Kumar Sonone Assistant Director (N) & RNU Head 09890004724
0771 – 2284150
26. Ranchi Sh. Diwakar Kumar News Editor & RNU Head 9431102799
0651- 2283139
27. Shillong Shri Pofale Sarang Bhanudas Deputy Director (N) & Head of RNU 9545282216
3642580086 &
28. Shimla Shri Pritam Singh Joint Director & RNU Head 09459910002
0177- 2803234
Ms. Nandini Mital Deputy Director 9418000038
29. Srinagar Qazi Mohd. Salman Ibrahim Joint Director & RNU Head 09419000640
Sh. Shabir Ahmad Dar News Editor 09419791008
30. Thiruvanantha puram Shri Ajay Joy Deputy Director (News) & RNU Head 09447019773
Fax-0471- 2730279
Shri M Muhsin News Editor 9400495335
31. Vijayawada Shri Ratnakar Pamula  Joint Director & RNU Head 09849846834
Shri M Srinivas News Editor 8826525345