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BBC to shut down Asian Network radio

The BBC confirmed on Mondaythat it will go ahead to close down the Asian Network radio station, which is targeted at people with origins in the Indian sub-continent, by the end of 2011. The BBC......

Curry, bhangra to feature in BBC radio drama!

Curry houses, fabric shops and bhangra music are all set to be part of a radio drama planned by the BBC to give Britain's primetime TV soaps a run for their money.Set in Birmingham, 'Silver Street'......

BBC programme on Gujarat angers VHP

The UK head of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad has attacked the BBC for its anti-Hindu bias followinga radio programme which supported the thesis thatthe post-Godhraanti-Muslim riots that swept Gujarat......

BBC drops its 'clipped' accent

South Asian radio presenters with 'wog' or 'desi' accents are the flavour of the season in Britain, according to a British- Pakistani who has been sacked for sounding too posh.The clipped......

14 killed in twin attacks in Barcelona; Islamic State claims responsibility

Spanish police are in a race against time to find the van driver who ploughed into a crowd in Barcelona, after five terrorists wearing fake suicide belts who rammed civilians with a car......

BBC to shut down Asian Network

The British Broadcasting Corporation confirmed on Monday that it would close down the Asian Network radio station, which is targeted at people with origins in the Indian sub-continent, by the end......

BBC, Jhunjhunwala to buy Radio Mid-day pie

Mid-day Multimedia Ltd on Tuesday said the Netherlands-based BBC Worldwide Holdings BV will invest Rs 31.85 crore (Rs 318.5 million) to acquire stake in Radio Mid-day West (India) Pvt Ltd.BBC......

BBC eyes 20% equity in Radio Midday

BBC Worldwide wants to enter the Indian FM radio industry by acquiring up to 20 per cent equity in Mumbai's private FM radio operator, Radio Mid-Day.\nBBC Worldwide has an approval from its board......

Cameron appeals for UK to remain in EU in tight 'Brexit' race

Opinion polls have suggested big business is broadly in favour of staying in the EU. IMAGE: British Prime Minister David Cameron delivers a speech to supporters of the 'Stronger In' campaign......

How the I&B minister can clean up the media

The growth of a credible, objective news media business in India requires political will and a belief in free speech, says Vanita Kohli-Khandekar. On an hour-long Facebook interaction last week,......

British Asians find voice on BBC Asia

A lot of money and hype is involved in BBC Asian Network's radio series, Silver Street.The programme, with a budget of more than $1.8 million, will go on air on May 24.What's SilverStreet all about......

Trilok Gurtu, Panjabi MC nominated for BBC awards

Cesaria Evora, Cheb Khaled and Trilok Gurtu are among the nominees for the BBC Radio 3 World Music Awards 2004. Evora, the soulful 62-year-old 'barefoot diva' from Cape Verde, a former Portuguese......

For the great love of British TV shows

Love Sherlock, Dr Who, and Downton Abbey?  Vanita Kohli-Khandekar finds out how the UK became one the world's largest creators of television content. The Pakistan that India loves! IMAGE:......

British pop singer George Michael dies at age 53

British pop singer George Michael, who rose to fame with the band Wham! and sold more than 100 million albums in his career, has died aged 53, his publicist said. 'It is with great sadness that we......

We, the schizophrenic Indian audience

Anchors who get their guests shouting and saying intemperate things -- like Arnab Goswami on Times Now -- get the largest audiences and revenues. Not BBC or Rajya Sabha TV.  Surveys show......

BBC bags radio rights in India

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has secured exclusive radio rights for all international cricket matches in India for the next four years.The BBC was awarded the rights by Nimbus......

'God of Commentary' prepares to say goodbye

Henry Blofeld, who charmed the cricket world for more than 40 years, bids farewell to the microphone come September.Haresh Pandya salutes the Master. IMAGE: Henry Blofeld always livened up......

Here's why top Windies players won't be in action against India

IMAGE: West Indies players. Photograph: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters. Leading West Indian cricketers will prefer to play in lucrative Twenty20 tournaments around the world instead of representing......

Ibrahimovic released by Manchester United

'He wants to stay in England, he wants to stay at the top.' Manchester United released top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic after a year at Old Trafford, with the injured Swedish striker's name appearing......

'Arsenal want to win FA Cup for Wenger'

IMAGE: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been let down by the players for most of this season. Photograph: Toby Melville Livepic/Reuters Arsenal are targeting an FA Cup win to honour manager......
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John Boyega hints at Princes William and Harry in cameo in

John Boyega has hinted that heirs to the British throne Prince William and Prince Harry and actor Tom Hardy have cameos in "Star Wars: The Last... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/john-boyega-hints-at-princes-william-and-harry-in-cameo-in-117082000159_1.html
14 killed in twin attacks in Barcelona; Islamic State claims responsibility

Spanish police are in a race against time to find the van driver who ploughed into a crowd in Barcelona, after five terrorists wearing fake suicide... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/report/barcelona-attack-van-ploughs-into-crowd-toll-updates/20170818.htm
Indian descent singer DASU all set to release 1st major International single

DASU, the New Jersey based singer, songwriter and model of Indian descent is all set to launch his new track which is a collaborative release... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ani/indian-descent-singer-dasu-all-set-to-release-1st-major-international-single-117081600315_1.html
Eccleston first sparked Whittaker's interest in 'Doctor Who'

Actor Jodie Whittaker has revealed that it was Christopher Eccleston, who first sparked her interest in the show, "Doctor Who". The 35-year-old... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/eccleston-first-sparked-whittaker-s-interest-in-doctor-who-117081400481_1.html
Former UK spy chief says encryption 'very positive' despite attacks

LONDON: A former British spy chief said on Friday that encryption of online communications was "very positive" for the country's national security... ...

http://www.sify.com/finance/former-uk-spy-chief-says-encryption-very-positive-despite-attacks-news-crime-rilpVLefecfdh.html

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