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DD Kashir is a regional subsidiary studio of Doordarshan India, focusing on tradition of Kashmiri culture and heritage, 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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382 news items

I am in dna of India

I am in dna of India
Tue, 02 Feb 2016 06:15:00 -0800

“Since 2010, Information and Broadcasting Ministry has been giving a cold shoulder to DD Kashir. Regional DD-Kendra has been affected and payments of programs made by them for DD Kashmir is not being done,” explained Zameer Ashai, one of valley's ...

Kashmir Reader

Rising Kashmir Daily English Newspaper
Tue, 02 Feb 2016 13:17:13 -0800

Official callousness and al¬leged indifference have left the oldest Doordarshan station DDK Srinagar and its offshoot DD Kashir in a state of complete disarray with producers and artists deciding to launch state-wide agitation through 'Nukkad shows'.
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

NEW DELHI: Prasar Bharati is under the scanner with the I&B ministry ordering a series of probes including one on DD Kashir and another on the number of consultants hired by the public broadcaster. Ministry sources said there have been several ...

Economic Times

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

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 ...
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 ...

Economic Times

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 ...

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