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AROI has sent a fresh reminder to the government to seek a licence fee waiver for the private FM radio industry

Private FM radio operators ask Centre for help, point to how Canada has done it

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2020 12:39 PM IST
AROI pointed to the Canadian government’s $ 30 million licence fee waiver for its television and radio industry to help the sector tide over the crisis
The body of private Radio FM channels have written to Prakash Javadekar seeking a financial bailout(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
The body of private Radio FM channels have written to Prakash Javadekar seeking a financial bailout(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

FM Radio channels body seeks bailout, cites coronavirus impact

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 21, 2020 08:34 PM IST
The letter sought one-year waiver on all licence fees and charges by the government and Prasar Bharti, along with restoration of government advertising on radio.
Random checks will also be carried out to see if customers ask retailers for bills.(HT PHOTO)
Random checks will also be carried out to see if customers ask retailers for bills.(HT PHOTO)

Tax sleuths to pose as customers to catch traders not issuing bills in Chandigarh

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Munieshwer A Sagar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 10, 2020 12:55 AM IST
A seller has to mandatorily issue a bill for every transaction above 200
The prisons department in Telangana has started an internal radio station for prisoners as part of its rehabilitation programme to provide them entertainment and unearth their hidden talents.(HT photo)
The prisons department in Telangana has started an internal radio station for prisoners as part of its rehabilitation programme to provide them entertainment and unearth their hidden talents.(HT photo)

Jail Radio in Hyderabad prison launched to entertain inmates, unearth talents

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2019 09:49 AM IST
The prisons department in Telangana has started an internal radio station for prisoners as part of its rehabilitation programme to provide them entertainment and unearth their hidden talents.
Prasar Bharati, of which AIR is the radio broadcast arm, wants FM stations to be allowed to only replay the news that is aired on AIR, and wants these radio stations to pay for the content.(File Photo)
Prasar Bharati, of which AIR is the radio broadcast arm, wants FM stations to be allowed to only replay the news that is aired on AIR, and wants these radio stations to pay for the content.(File Photo)

FM channels may soon get to air AIR news bulletins

New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran and Vidhi Choudhary
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2018 10:46 PM IST
Public broadcaster Prasar Bharati will soon set up a joint committee with private radio stations to figure out how much it can charge FM channels for broadcasting news aired by All India Radio (AIR).
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