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AIR Punjabi is quite popular in the US, the UK, Canada, Pakistan, Australia, Finland, Ireland, and Germany.

Fiji has moved ahead of the US to become the country (excluding India) where All India Radio (AIR) live-streams on 'News On Air' app are most popular. In a statement on Monday, the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting said: "Fiji has toppled the US to take the first position. The UK and United Arab Emirates have slipped to 7th and 10th spot respectively. New Zealand, Japan, Ireland and Papua New Guinea have entered the top 10, while Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Kuwait are no longer in the top list."'

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Kolkata, May 11, 2017: Ham radio operators will help check whether fishermen along West Bengal coast receive weather updates via radio broadcast in the deep seas, an operator said on Thursday.

A joint inspection for measuring the signal strength of All India Radio broadcast in the deep seas will be held on May 14 and 15 by the Coast Guard, AIR, state fisheries department, fishermen’s association, and ham radio operators.

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NEW DELHI/INDIA, 16NOV08 -Narendra Modi, Chief Minister of Gujarat, India, speaks during the welcome lunch at the World Economic Forum's India Economic Summit 2008 in New Delhi, 16-18 November 2008. Copyright World Economic Forum ( by Norbert Schiller. Wikimedia

New Delhi, Nov 27, 2016: In his first monthly radio address after demonetisation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged small businesses and workers to embrace cashless transaction through mobile banking and plastic money.

“I would like to tell our small and micro businesses to take up this opportunity to enter the digital world. You too should download mobile banking applications, install POS (point of sale) machines for swiping cards,” Modi said in his customary ‘Mann Ki Baat’ speech on All India Radio.

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August 24, 2016: President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday, August 23 launched the “Akashvani Maitree” Channel at a function organised at Raj Bhawan in Kolkata. The channel that was launched is a unique venture of All India Radio and is aimed at strengthening ties between India and Bangladesh.

Whole of Bangladesh and most of South East Asia will be covered through this channel. Apart from that, All India Radio has also come up with a multimedia website in Bangla and it can be easily accessible through live streaming, text, and video. Apart from listeners in Bangladesh, it will also cater to Bengali Diaspora across the globe, reported IANS.

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