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DD Kashir is a Indian Central Government owned TV channel telecasting from Doordarshan Kendra Srinagar, Jammu and Leh.

Doordarshan launched the Kashmir Channel to counter extremist Pakistani propaganda in the Kashmir valley. DD Kashmir includes programmes focusing on Kashmiri culture and traditions and the history of Kashmir valley.[1] One programme on Kashmir featured was Budhshah, which told the life of the historical Sultan Zain-ul-Abidin.[2] It has in association with All India Radio established high power transmitters along the India-Pakistan border to counter Pakistani propaganda.[3]

Doordarshan Kashir
Type Broadcast television network
Country India India
Availability India and parts of Asia, China and Gulf Countries.
Headquarters Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, India,
Owner Prasar Bharati
Launch date
2003 (as Doordarshan Kendra Srinagar, Jammu and Leh)
Former names
Doordarshan Kendra Bhubaneshwar
Official website


DD Kashir is the Urdu language satellite channel supported by Doordarshan studios in Srinagar, Jammu and Leh. Launched in 2003 DD Kashir has entertainment serials, infotainment programmes, news & current affairs, social and cultural programmes and film programmes as its major content. In terrestrial mode, DD Kashir is available to 96% of the population of the valley.

It used to be operated from Delhi but in the year 2006, the Centre decided to shift the operations of Doordarshan's 'Kashir' channel back to Srinagar from Delhi after more than 17 years since the outbreak of violence in Kashmir in late 1980s, thus fulfilling a long-standing demand of the people of the Valley. DD Kashir also became a 24-hour channel from 15 August 2000. the channel used to telecast a 14 and half-hour programme daily. Out of these, commissioned programmes account for six hours, another four and half hours are taken by in-house and news/current affairs programmes while the archival programmes take four hours daily. The special audience programmes cover Gojri, Pahari, Ladakhi, Dogri, Sheena, Balti, Pushtu,

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28 news items

Calcutta Telegraph
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:45:00 -0700

DD Kashir began operations in 2003 under the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government with the twin objectives of competing with the Pakistani channel, Pak TV, and creating jobs for youths in Jammu and Kashmir. The UPA I government launched DD Urdu in 2006.
Times of India
Sun, 07 Sep 2014 14:33:29 -0700

Ministry sources said there have been several complaints by private producers of serials and documentaries on the inordinate delay in commissioning fresh programming for DD Kashir and Urdu channels, prompting the government to demand a report.
Business Standard
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 05:18:45 -0800

"Prasar Bharati has informed that there are complaints with regard to fresh commissioning of programmes on DD Kashir and settlement of payment liabilities for some in-house productions. There also has been a complaint from some displaced persons ...
Economic Times
Thu, 16 Jul 2015 11:00:00 -0700

NEW DELHI: Several producers working for Doordarshan today presented a memorandum to Prasar Bharati officials in which they raised questions about delay in sanctioning programmes for channels like DD-Kashir and DD Urdu. Producers said that even ...


Mon, 08 Dec 2014 04:35:09 -0800

According to Prasar Bharati there have been some allegations of irregularities in the production of programmes and outsourcing them, mainly regarding the in-house productions done at DD Kendra in Srinagar for telecast on the DD Kashir channel.
Economic Times
Sun, 26 Jul 2015 15:30:00 -0700

These include DD Urdu, DD Bangla, DD Girnar, DD Kashir, DD Marathi and DD Odiya. Last year, the government increased spending on Doordarshan and prepared for a major turnaround of the public broadcaster. Ministers were asked to give interviews to ...

Daily News & Analysis

Daily News & Analysis
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 04:00:48 -0800

"We have today resumed round the clock transmission of DD Kashir after the restoration work was completed," Shabir Ahmad Buch, Head of Doordarshan Kendra Srinagar, told PTI. Unprecedented floods in Kashmir in first week of September had marooned ...
Thu, 26 Oct 2006 11:03:38 -0700

DD Kashir is finally on its way to where it ideally should have been –Srinagar. A welcome step indeed, but still a lot more needs to be done to appropriate the role of a television channel running on the public exchequer. The Minister for Information ...

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