May 20, 2024 10:59 (IST)
Follow us:
facebook-white sharing button
twitter-white sharing button
instagram-white sharing button
youtube-white sharing button
Helicopter carrying Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi involved in accid'nt: Reports | Arvind Kejriwal to march with AAP leaders to BJP HQs tomorrow with an 'arrest' dare | Adhir Chowdhury won't decide, he will be axed if he doesn't...': Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge on alliance with Mamata Banerjee | Swati Maliwal assault case: Arvind Kejriwal's aide Bibhav Kumar arrested by Delhi Police | DK Shivakumar offered me Rs. 100 crore to defame Modi: Arrested BJP leader G Devaraje Gowda on Karnataka sex scandal
Doordarshan unveils new saffron-coloured DD News logo, ex-CEO Jawhar Sircar slams move
DD News

Doordarshan unveils new saffron-coloured DD News logo, ex-CEO Jawhar Sircar slams move

| @indiablooms | 20 Apr 2024, 02:40 pm

New Delhi/IBNS: Autonomous public broadcaster Doordarshan has unveiled a new orange-shaded logo of DD News, drawing criticism from the Opposition.

DD News is the English news channel of Doordarshan.

Unveiling the new logo, which was earlier red-coloured, DD News has put up an X post, "While our values remain the same, we are now available in a new avatar. Get ready for a news journey like never before.. Experience the all-new DD News!

"We have the courage to put: Accuracy over speed Facts over claims Truth over sensationalism Because if it is on DD News, it is the truth!"

The opposition has lashed out for turning the colour to saffron, which is also the official colour of the country's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Slamming the move, Trinamool Congress MP and former CEO of Doordarshan's parent body Prasar Bharati, Jawhat Sircar, posted on X, "As ex CEO of Prasar Bharati it hurts to see the saffronisation of Doordarshan’s logo— just before elections!

"It will influence voters, by overlaying the colour one religion and Sangh parivar colour with a ‘neutral’ Public Broadcaster and a biassed Govt/Regime!"

Doordarshan was launched by the Government of India and owned by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in 1959.

Apart from DD News, Doordarshan serves 33 TV channels including DD National, DD Sports et al.

Support Our Journalism

We cannot do without you.. your contribution supports unbiased journalism

IBNS is not driven by any ism- not wokeism, not racism, not skewed secularism, not hyper right-wing or left liberal ideals, nor by any hardline religious beliefs or hyper nationalism. We want to serve you good old objective news, as they are. We do not judge or preach. We let people decide for themselves. We only try to present factual and well-sourced news.

Support objective journalism for a small contribution.