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News on Phone Service

          AIR news on Phone was introduced on February 25, 1998 from Delhi. The service provides the latest news highlights in Hindi and English to a listener anywhere in the world on phone on dialing the specified numbers. Later, the News on Phone' service in Tamil from Chennai, in Telugu from Hyderabad, in Marathi from Mumbai and in Hindi from Patna were also introduced. This same service has also been started from the Regional News Units at Ahmedabad, Thiruvananthapuram, Bangalore and Jaipur in 2006 and from Imphal and Lucknow in 2007.

New Facilities

          NSD has set up new News Studios with facilities for inclusion of "Phone-in's" and has arrangement for holding Radio bridge conferences on special occasions.

Source of News

          The bulk of AIR news comes from its own Correspondents spread all over the country. It has 90 regular Correspondents in India and five abroad at Colombo, Dhaka, Dubai, Kathmandu, and Kabul . Apart from this, AIR has around 500 Part-time Correspondents based at nearly all district headquarters. The PTCs are to meet the requirements of Doordarshan News also.
          NSD subscribes to the news agencies - UNI, PTI and their corresponding Hindi services - Univarta and Bhasha, and ANI to make its bulletins broad-based. Another source of news are the Monitoring Units (English and Hindi) attached to the General Newsroom and the Central Monitoring Services, which monitor the bulletins of major broadcasting organisations of the world. A Radio News Exchange Programme was initiated with the members of the Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union to broaden the news coverage. An Information Technology Unit was set up at Delhi to take care of the IT requirements of NSD. The Unit has set up an internal Website to cater to the news requirements of the Regional News Units and others.

Set up of NSD

          The News Services Division is headed by a Director General (News) (PB) who is one of the senior most officers of the Indian Information Service. He is assisted by a team of Additional Directors General (News), Directors (News) and Joint Directors (News). The different operational wings of NSD at headquarters in Delhi include: General News Room, Hindi News Room, Reporting Unit, Talks Units (English and Hindi), Newsreel Unit, New Format Cell, Indian Language Units, Monitoring Unit, Reference Unit and Administrative Wing. The Regional News Units in various States are headed by a Joint Director or a News Editor or an Assistant News Editor assisted by Correspondents, Reporters and Newsreaders-cum-Translators.
          This is an Anytime, Anywhere News Service on Telephone. News on Phone Service was launched on 25th February, 1998 from New Delhi. All India Radio is running the service from Chennai, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Patna, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Thiruvananthapuram, Imphal, Lucknow Guwahati, Kolkata, Raipur and Shimla. The service is accessible through STD, ISD and local telephone calls.

          The details of the existing News-on-Phone service and access numbers are:
S.NoStationTelephone No.Language
1.Chennai044-24671111/125800 Tamil
044-24672222/125900 English
2. Delhi 011-23324242/1258 Hindi
011-23324343/1259 English
3. Mumbai 022-22815420/1258 Hindi
022-22817009/1259 Marathi
4. Hyderabad 040-125900 Telugu
040-23319774/125800 English
5. Patna 0612-2222745 Hindi
6. Ahmedabad
079-27542119/125900 Hindi
079-27542120/125800 Gujarati
7. Bangalore 080-22377530/125900 English
080-22377525/125800 Kannada
8. Thiruvanan-thapuram0471-2335700/125800 English
0471-2335702/125900 Malayalam
9. Jaipur0141-2228632/125800 Hindi (National)
0141-2228662/125900 Hindi (Regional)
10. Imphal0385-2440814/125800 Manipuri
0385-2441303/125900 English
11. Lucknow0522-2210007/125800 Hindi
0522-2210008/125900 English
12. Raipur0771-2446122/125900 Hindi
0771-2446111/125800 English
13. Guwahati0361-2667712/125800 Assamese
0361-2667711/125900 English
14. Shimla0177-2658806/125800 Hindi(Regional)
0177-2658807/125900 Hindi(National)
Each call will be charged at "Premium Call Rates" i.e Rs.1.20 and Rs. 2.40 per minutes respectively for intra and inter calls GSM subcribers and 60 & 30 seconds pulse rate for intra circle respectively for PSTN
 
 
 
 
 
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