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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. These National News Channels are operational on a 24×7 basis to bring to the people of the country and viewers abroad, news and current affairs programmes in English and Hindi. These channels are successfully discharging their responsibilities to give balanced, fair, accurate and authentic news without sensationalizing as well as by carrying different shades of opinion. DD News was launched as a separate channel on 3 November, 2003. Its satellite footprint is available across the country. 

DD News is currently producing news content in Hindi, Sanskrit and Sign languages. The channel does over 18 hours o f LIVE transmission including telecast of more than 30 news bulletins in these languages. The channel telecast daily current affairs programmes apart from special shows on Sports, Health, Youth issues, Cinema, Art & Culture, flagships schemes, international events etc are produced and telecast by the News Channel. 

Channel DD India is also in the process of being transformed into a News and Current Affairs channel to showcase India at the global level. The channel migrated to High Definition Platform in the month of October 2020, Aiming for the transformation of DD News into National Hindi News channel and DD India into complete English Global News channel various new initiatives have been taken in the past two years. The DD India channel has now been recognized by BARCas an English News Channel and is constantly competing neck and neck with other top private English News channel.

News Wing of DD News is also producing news content for its sister channels i.e. DD Bharati and DD Urdu. 

DD News has 31 functional Regional News Units / Bureaus which are broadcasting over 140 news bulletins in 22 languages/dialects with a consolidated more than 49 hours of daily telecast of bulletins and programmes. RNUs besides producing regional news also cater to DD News in Reporting, Visual feeds & Special Programming. All the 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. 

On Social Media, DD News and DD India have significant presence on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. DD News Twitter handles are and and its YouTube channels are and .

S.No. Name Designation Landline No (O) E-mail ID
1 Sh.Mayank Kumar Agrawal Principal Director General 23097601
2 Ms.Priya Kumar ADG (Admn., Newsroom & Progg.) 23097641
3 Ms. Rina Sonowal Kouli ADG (RNU, Social Media, Library & Archives) 9560988099
4 Sh. K.K Maurya DDG(Admn.) 23114555
5 Shri Sanjay Sethi DDG(E) 9013475947
6 Sh.Santosh Kumar Director (Newsroom & Prog.) 23097605
7 Shri Anurag Jain Joint Director (Assignment) DD News 9871579974
8 Sh.Sudhir Singh Joint Director (Assignment) 23097625
9 Sh.Arvind Kumar Jain Joint Director(RNU) 9654086465
10 Sh.A. K. Pathak Director (Engg.) 23097662
11 Sh.Himanshu Goel Director (Engg.) 23097612
12 Sh. A Dhanasekaran Dy. Director (RNU) 8130302362
13 Sh.Akhlesh Kumar Sharma Dy. Director (Coord.) 9990240279
14 Sh.Ritesh Choudhary Dy. Director (GNR & DD India) 23097625
15 Sh.Nitin Nilkant Sapre Deputy Director (News) 9869375422
16 Sh.Manish Shiva Zole Deputy Director  (News &HR) 9679146668
17 Shri Ramesh Singh Chouhan DDA, DDNews 9013515375
18 Sh.Shuhaib T Deputy Director (Assignment & VVIP Coverage), DD News 9567633533
19 Ms.Athira Thampi Deputy Director (News) 9446493463
20 Sh.Sanjay Pratap Singh Deputy Director (News) 9838897714
21 Sh.Vinod Shankar Bairwa Assistant Director (News) 9414607759
22 Ms. Ismeet Kaur Assistant Director (News) Assistant Director (News)
23 Sh.Vikas Narain Assistant Director (News) 9748611519
24 Sh.Deepak Kumar Assistant Director (News) 9122378045
25 Ms.Manupriya Assistant Director (News) 8376929244
26 Sh. Manoj Roorkiwal Assistant Director (News) 8368644653
27 Sh.Prashant Sharma Assistant Director (News) 9179192596
28 Ms. Ekta Khatri Assistant Director (HR) 9999772974
29 Ms. Anjana Unnikrishnan Assistant Director (Assignment & VVIP Coverage) 9447374954
30 Shri Jairaj Kishore Assistant Director (News) 7999596903
31 Shri Vasanth Meshach. J Assistant Director (News) 9444367178
32 Sh.Gopal Kumar Gupta Assistant Director (Engg.) 9868277398
33 Sh.Ajay Sharma Assistant Director (Engg.) 9013496085
34 Sh.Satish Kumar Galhotra Assistant Director (Engg.) 8054340949
35 Sh. Rajeev Kumar Gupta Assistant Director (E) 9414780534
36 Sh.Prakash Pant News Editor 9868418961
37 Administration Section 23097606
38 Accounts Section 23097622
39 RNU Section 23097656
S.No. RNU State Name & Designation of Head of RNU Designation Mobile E-mail 
1. Agartala Dr.Nongmaithem Reena News Editor, RNU, AIR & DD (Additional charge) 0381-2370076/



2. Ahmedabad Sh. Dharmendra Tewari Director(News) & RNU Head samacharahmedabad@gmail. com
Shri Utsav Parmar Deputy director
Shri Nishith Joshi News Editor 09427690336
3. Aizawl Sh. M Touthang Director (News) & RNU Head 09436661750
4. Bengaluru Sh. Keshav Murthy Dy. Director (News) & RNU Head 09448490242
& 23336040 (o)
/ 080-23333990 (F)
Shri Yashwant M S Deputy Director (News) 09449813477
Shri Shahid T Komath Assistant Director
Mr. Madhu M News Editor 09880087597
5. Bhopal Ms. Pooja P. Vardhan Jt.. Director (News) & RNU Head 09589943350
0755-2661202 poojapvardhanbhopal@gmail.c om
Shri. Abhishek Kumar Deputy Director (News) 9711780773
Shri Satyendra Sharan Assistant Director
Shri Shrikanth Sukumar News Editor 07692836599
6. Bhubaneshwar Shri B N Adhikari Director (News) & RNU Head 09437097171
Mrs. Rizwana Akhtar TV ANC 099383-64002
Shri Sudarsan Sahoo News Editor 9692434667
7. Chandigarh Shri Dev Karan Singh Asstt. Director (News) & RNU Head 09463702863
MS. Akanksha Saxena Asstt. Director (News) 9888882888
8. Chennai Sh.Gurubabu Balaraman Director & Head of RNU 9445692016
Ms. S. Thenmozhi Deputy Director (News) 9600101499
Shri T Shanmugam Deputy Director (News) 7904660654
Shri M. Jaya Singh Deputy Director
Shri Abdu Manaf News Editor
9. Dehradun Raghwesh Pandey Deputy Director (News) & RNU Head 9424208181
10. Guwahati Sh.Ankur Lahoty Deputy Director (News) and RNU Head DDK Guwahati 8377954016

Maruf Alam News Editor 7838804503
Fax- 0361-
Shri Santanu Rowmuria News Editor 09958714855
11. Hisar Shri Pankaj Sharma News Editor & RNU Head 09953755489
12. Hyderabad Ms. A. Surekha Deputy Director & RNU Head 9949038532
040-27038753 surekha.aitabathula9@gmail.c
Ms. D Suprasanthi Devi Assistant Director
Sh.Mahesh Srinivas Assistant Director (News) 9985997466
13. Imphal Shri Ibomcha Sharma Aribam Asst.Director &  Head of RNU 9402678759  
Sh. N. Nando Singh News Editor 09436030597
08837430012 P
/0385-2445825 na
14. Itanagar Shri Priyabhanshu Ranjan News Editor 9870151498
15. Jaipur Ms. Manju Meena Dy. Director (News) & RNU Head 09414051285
Shi Dharmesh Bharti Asstt. Director (News) 09414203811
Shri Murari Lal Gupta Assistant Director (N)
16. Jalandhar Ms.Gagandeep Kaur Deputy Director & Head of RNU 9417259904  
Sh. Shishu Kumar Sharma Asstt. Director (News)  9417222204 9417222205
Ms. Usha Pawar TVANC
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 Shri Nijo Varghese Deputy Director & RNU Head 9821965059
Ms Pinaki Sarkar News Editor 09143716635
Dr. Pompi Sharma Roy Chowdhari News Editor 09231500829
Sh. Rajeev Bhattacharya TVANC 09432671985
20. Leh # Shri Ramesh R Chandra (Additional Charge) Correspondent & RNU Head 09953952918
21. Lucknow Ms. Gargi Malik Joint Director (News)&
RNU Head
09435492635/ 07080152247
Ms. Aditi Agrawal Asstt. Director (News) 09415013652
Shri Rajeev Kumar Chaturvedi Assistant Director
Shri Amit Kumar
News Editor 09999647111
22. Mumbai Shri Sidharth S Bodke Director (News) & RNU Head 09869260989
Shri Nana S Meshram Deputy Director (News) 09869087061
Ms. Manisha H Prakash Deputy Director 09870007043
Shri. Narendera Kumar Pandurang Vispute Deputy Director(News) 09969048491
Ms. Sangeeta Godbole Asstt. Director (News) 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
Shri Ajay Kumar Asstt. Director (News) 9470638155
    Shri Apurva Kumar Singh Asstt. Director 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 Sh.Sarang Profale Deputy Director & Head of RNU 9545282216
28. Shimla Shri Pritam Singh Deputy Director & RNU Head 09459910002
0177- 2803234
Ms. Nandini Mital Asstt. Director (News) 9418000038
29. Srinagar Qazi Mohd. Salman Ibrahim Deputy Director (News) & 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 Deputy Director & RNU Head 09849846834
Shri M Srinivas News Editor 8826525345
32 Dibrugarh Shri P K Nath Asstt. Director (News) 9971829862