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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 https://www.twitter.com/ddnewslive and https://www.twitter.com/ddnewshindi and its YouTube channels are https://www.youtube.com/ddnews and https://www.youtube.com/ddindia .

S.No. Name Designation Landline No (O) E-mail ID
1 Sh.Mayank Kumar Agrawal Principal Director General 23097601 dgnews2012.ddnews@prasarbharati.gov.in
2 Ms.Priya Kumar ADG (Admn., Newsroom & Progg.) 23097641 priya.kumar@nic.in
3 Ms. Rina Sonowal Kouli ADG (RNU, Social Media, Library & Archives) 9560988099 adgddnews2022@gmail.com
4 Sh. K.K Maurya DDG(Admn.) 23114555 kkmaurya@prasarbharati.gov.in
5 Shri Sanjay Sethi DDG(E) 9013475947 sanjaysethi@prasarbharati.gov.in
6 Sh.Santosh Kumar Director (Newsroom & Prog.) 23097605 sasasee@nic.in
7 Shri Anurag Jain Joint Director (Assignment) DD News 9871579974 anurag.j@nic.in
8 Sh.Sudhir Singh Joint Director (Assignment) 23097625 sudhir@pib.gov.in
9 Sh.Arvind Kumar Jain Joint Director(RNU) 9654086465 jain.arvind@nic.in
10 Sh.A. K. Pathak Director (Engg.) 23097662 ashok.pathak@gov.in
11 Sh.Himanshu Goel Director (Engg.) 23097612 himanshugoel@prasarbharati.gov.in
12 Sh. A Dhanasekaran Dy. Director (RNU) 8130302362 a.dhanasekaran@gov.in
13 Sh.Akhlesh Kumar Sharma Dy. Director (Coord.) 9990240279 akhlesh.sharma@gov.in
14 Sh.Ritesh Choudhary Dy. Director (GNR & DD India) 23097625 ritesh.chaudhary@gov.in
15 Sh.Nitin Nilkant Sapre Deputy Director (News) 9869375422 nitin.sapre@prasarbharati.gov.in
16 Sh.Manish Shiva Zole Deputy Director  (News &HR) 9679146668 manish.shiva@gov.in
17 Shri Ramesh Singh Chouhan DDA, DDNews 9013515375 rschouhan@prasarbharati.gov.in
18 Sh.Shuhaib T Deputy Director (Assignment & VVIP Coverage), DD News 9567633533 shuhaib@prasarbharati.gov.in
19 Ms.Athira Thampi Deputy Director (News) 9446493463 athirathampi@prasarbharati.gov.in
20 Sh.Sanjay Pratap Singh Deputy Director (News) 9838897714 sanjay.pratapsingh@gov.in
21 Sh.Vinod Shankar Bairwa Assistant Director (News) 9414607759 vinod.shankarbairwa@gov.in
22 Ms. Ismeet Kaur Assistant Director (News) Assistant Director (News) Ismeetk.g141701@gov.in
23 Sh.Vikas Narain Assistant Director (News) 9748611519 vikas.narain@prasarbharati.gov.in
24 Sh.Deepak Kumar Assistant Director (News) 9122378045 deepak.kumar1@prasarbharati.gov.in
25 Ms.Manupriya Assistant Director (News) 8376929244 manupriya@prasarbharati.gov.in
26 Sh. Manoj Roorkiwal Assistant Director (News) 8368644653 r.manoj@gov.in
27 Sh.Prashant Sharma Assistant Director (News) 9179192596 sharma.prashant38@gov.in
28 Ms. Ekta Khatri Assistant Director (HR) 9999772974 ekta.khatri@gov.in
29 Ms. Anjana Unnikrishnan Assistant Director (Assignment & VVIP Coverage) 9447374954 anjana.u@gov.in
30 Shri Jairaj Kishore Assistant Director (News) 7999596903 jairaj.kishore@prasarbharati.gov.in
31 Shri Vasanth Meshach. J Assistant Director (News) 9444367178 vasanth.meshachj@prasarbharati.gov.in
32 Sh.Gopal Kumar Gupta Assistant Director (Engg.) 9868277398 gopalkumargupta@prasarbharati.gov.in
33 Sh.Ajay Sharma Assistant Director (Engg.) 9013496085 ajaysharma@prasarbharati.gov.in
34 Sh.Satish Kumar Galhotra Assistant Director (Engg.) 8054340949 satishkumar6@prasarbharati.gov.in
35 Sh. Rajeev Kumar Gupta Assistant Director (E) 9414780534 rajeevkumargupta@prasarbharati.gov.in
36 Sh.Prakash Pant News Editor 9868418961 prakash.pant@gov.in
37 Administration Section 23097606 doordarshannewsdelhi@gmail.com
38 Accounts Section 23097622
39 RNU Section 23097656 doordarshanrnu@gmail.com
RNUs OFFICE LIST AS ON 21.12.2021
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/

8732866934

ddnewsagartala

@gmail.com

2. Ahmedabad Sh. Dharmendra Tewari Director(News) & RNU Head samacharahmedabad@gmail. com
tewari76@gmail.com
Shri Utsav Parmar Deputy director
(News)
09428520685
Shri Nishith Joshi News Editor 09427690336
3. Aizawl Sh. M Touthang Director (News) & RNU Head 09436661750
0389-2361101
/2361109
ddnewsaizawl@gmail.com
4. Bengaluru Sh. Keshav Murthy Dy. Director (News) & RNU Head 09448490242
080-23439377
& 23336040 (o)
/ 080-23333990 (F)
chandananews@gmail.com
Shri Yashwant M S Deputy Director (News) 09449813477
Shri Shahid T Komath Assistant Director
(News)
09447067629
Mr. Madhu M News Editor 09880087597
5. Bhopal Ms. Pooja P. Vardhan Jt.. Director (News) & RNU Head 09589943350
09425006662
0755-2738064-
0755-2661202
rnuddkbpl@gmail.com poojapvardhanbhopal@gmail.c om
Shri. Abhishek Kumar Deputy Director (News) 9711780773
Shri Satyendra Sharan Assistant Director
(News)
09425006663
Shri Shrikanth Sukumar News Editor 07692836599
6. Bhubaneshwar Shri B N Adhikari Director (News) & RNU Head 09437097171
0674-2951058
0674-2951048
0674-2300800
(FAX)
rnuddkbbsr@gmail.com
Mrs. Rizwana Akhtar TV ANC 099383-64002 riz.akhtar11@gmail.com
Shri Sudarsan Sahoo News Editor 9692434667
7. Chandigarh Shri Dev Karan Singh Asstt. Director (News) & RNU Head 09463702863
0172-2686595.
rnuddkchd9@gmail.com
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 rnuddghy@gmail.com neddkghy@yahoo.co.in

ankurlahoty.dff@gmail.com

Maruf Alam News Editor 7838804503
Fax- 0361-
2207728
 
Shri Santanu Rowmuria News Editor 09958714855
11. Hisar Shri Pankaj Sharma News Editor & RNU Head 09953755489 ddnewshisar@gmail.com
12. Hyderabad Ms. A. Surekha Deputy Director & RNU Head 9949038532
040-27038753
ddnews.hyd@gmail.com surekha.aitabathula9@gmail.c
om
Ms. D Suprasanthi Devi Assistant Director
(News)
7032423900
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
0385-2444974
/0385-2445825
ddrnuimphal@gmail.com na ndonongmaithem@yahoo.com
14. Itanagar Shri Priyabhanshu Ranjan News Editor 9870151498
0361-2211392
rnuddkitanagar@gmail.com
15. Jaipur Ms. Manju Meena Dy. Director (News) & RNU Head 09414051285
09828670030
0141-2705880
2711490
ddnewsjaipur@gmail.com
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
0181-2651230
2341107/
2254044
rnuddkjalandhar@yahoo.com
Ms. Usha Pawar TVANC
17. Jammu Shri R K Raina Deputy Director (News) & RNU Head 7051221472
0191-2535357
Fax 0191-
2534560
dogrinews@gmail.com Nehak243@gmail.com
18. Kohima Sh. Ngathingpei Khayi News Editor & RNU Head 094360 01671
0370-2227031
(Fax)0370- 2227008
ddnewskoh@gmail.com
19. Kolkata Shri Nijo Varghese Deputy Director & RNU Head 9821965059 ddnewskol@gmail.com
Ms Pinaki Sarkar News Editor 09143716635 pinaki.sarkar@nic.in
Dr. Pompi Sharma Roy Chowdhari News Editor 09231500829
Sh. Rajeev Bhattacharya TVANC 09432671985 rajiv_b@vsnl.net
20. Leh # Shri Ramesh R Chandra (Additional Charge) Correspondent & RNU Head 09953952918
01982-255036-
37
01982-
252219(F)
rnuleh@gmail.com
21. Lucknow Ms. Gargi Malik Joint Director (News)&
RNU Head
09435492635/ 07080152247
Ms. Aditi Agrawal Asstt. Director (News) 09415013652 ddnewslko@gmail.com
Shri Rajeev Kumar Chaturvedi Assistant Director
(News)
07985842402
Shri Amit Kumar
Kanaujia
News Editor 09999647111
22. Mumbai Shri Sidharth S Bodke Director (News) & RNU Head 09869260989
022-24965800
rnumumbai2010@gmail.com
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 /
2223301
rnuddkpanaji@gmail.com
24. Patna Shri Syed Salman Haidar Deputy Director
(News)& RNU Head
09471000490
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
rnuraipur@gmail.com
26. Ranchi Sh. Diwakar Kumar News Editor & RNU Head 9431102799
0651- 2283139
rnuddkranchi@gmail.com diwakariis@gmail.com
27. Shillong Sh.Sarang Profale Deputy Director & Head of RNU 9545282216
28. Shimla Shri Pritam Singh Deputy Director & RNU Head 09459910002
0177-
2652366(O)/
0177- 2803234
rnuddksml@gmail.com
Ms. Nandini Mital Asstt. Director (News) 9418000038
29. Srinagar Qazi Mohd. Salman Ibrahim Deputy Director (News) & RNU Head 09419000640 rnusri@gmail.com salman.m.ibrahim@gmail.com
Sh. Shabir Ahmad Dar News Editor 09419791008
30. Thiruvanantha puram Shri Ajay Joy Deputy Director (News) & RNU Head 09447019773
0471-2730317
Fax-0471- 2730279
rnuddktvpm@gmail.com
Shri M Muhsin News Editor 9400495335
31. Vijayawada Shri Ratnakar Pamula Deputy Director & RNU Head 09849846834
0866-2489748
(Phone)
0866-2489749
(Fax)
rnu.vij@gmail.com
Shri M Srinivas News Editor 8826525345
32 Dibrugarh Shri P K Nath Asstt. Director (News) 9971829862