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Despite ban, India's Daughter goes viral online

The banned documentary of Leslee Udwin was uploaded on YouTube and aired by BBC on Wednesday ahead of its original schedule of March 8. The controversial film India's Daughter — focussing on......

Amid rubble and ruin, Syrians break Ramzan fast

Striking images have been shared online showing residents in the besieged town of Douma -- a suburb of the Syrian capital Damascus -- taking part in an Iftar feast on a colourful table surrounded......

Russia claims its air strike last month killed Baghdadi

Russia on Friday said it was verifying whether the elusive Islamic State terror group chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had been killed in a targeted Russian air strike in strife-torn Syria last month.......

'We need to push back on fake news very hard'

'We have to believe that in the long run, stable and secure societies thrive on a reputable news culture and people will recognise this.'   The BBC remains one of the most popular sources of......

Is North Korea behind ransomware attack?

An Indian-origin techie has found similarities between code found within WannaCry and other tools believed to have been created by Lazarus Group, a group of North Korean hackers, in the past.......

BBC World plans MBA courses for Indian students

BBC Worldwide would offer two online MBA scholarships from a world-ranked business school in London to mark the launch of BBC Learning in India. Scholarship students would begin their study in late......

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,......

BBC's success mantra in the digital age

'We're still of the camp that editors run news organisations. Having said that, we have a lot of technology and business people high up in the decision making.' One of the six TV studios in the......

Net neutrality: Lessons from cable TV

A look at the havoc carriage fees have wreaked in TV is a good way to appreciate the benefits of net neutrality, notes Vanita Kohli-Khandekar. What do cable television and the debate around net......

Women's taxi services are struggling to make ends meet

Ironically, amid these struggles, interest in these taxi services has grown, as concerns over women's safety have escalated. Image: Viira Cabs. Photograph, Courtesy: Viira Cabs    ......

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......

The new Iron Man is a Black girl!

Comic book maker Marvel has revealed a 15-year-old black girl will be donning the famous armour of Iron Man in an upcoming episode of the series. Civil War II sees Tony Stark hang up his......

Benedict Cumberbatch marries Sophie Hunter

The Imitation Game star Benedict Cumberbatch and his pregnant fiancee Sophie Hunter secretly tied the knot on Valentines Day in presence of family and close friends. The 38-year-old......

Missing Bond actor Paul Bhattacharjee found dead

Get your lowdown on what's going on in the world of Hollywood, right here! British Indian actor Paul Bhattacharjee, who played the role of a doctor in James Bond film Casino Royale, has......

Madhumita on directing her second Tamil film

Madhumita made her debut as a film maker with the Tamil film Vallamay Tharayo. The film ran for 100 days. She also won a Tamil Nadu state award for it. While the movie was a......

Revelations by tennis players on fixing approaches come thick and fast

After startling claims, on Monday, by the BBC and online BuzzFeed News accusing tennis authorities of failing to deal with 16 players repeatedly flagged up to the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) over......

Sports Shorts: Pope Francis gets number 1 jersey from US football Hall of Famers

A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Wednesday IMAGE: Pope Francis is presented with an American football helmet and a jersey during a meeting with members of American......

Australian Boys champion Anderson charged with match fixing

Australian teenager Oliver Anderson, one of the brightest young talents in tennis, has been charged by police with involvement in match fixing following an investigation, local media reported on......

Here's what you need to know about betting in tennis

Suspicious bets mostly around tennis in 2015, report says IMAGE: (Picture for representational purpose only) Germany's Angelique Kerber plays a backhand. Photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images......

Thai player gets 18-month ban for corruption

Unranked Thai player Jatuporn Nalamphun has been suspended for 18 months and fined $5,000 after being found guilty of betting on tennis matches and not cooperating with the investigation, the......
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Elvis Presley's first music agency contract sold for 37k

American singer Elvis Presley's first music agency contract, signed by 'the King of Rock and Roll' in 1956, has been sold for 37,000 pounds at an... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/elvis-presley-s-first-music-agency-contract-sold-for-37k-117072300430_1.html
survey

Use of social networking sites such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter is making youngsters more anxious and fearful, a survey in the UK has found.... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/social-media-leads-to-anxiety-fear-in-young-survey-117071900792_1.html
US Congresswomen protest for 'right to bare arms'

In a unique protest, over 30 US Congresswomen on both sides of the aisle wore sleeveless dresses to support their "right to bare arms" in parts of... ...

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/622964/us-congresswomen-protest-right-bare.html
Britain says Fox bid for Sky gives Murdoch too much power over news

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain intends to refer Rupert Murdoch's takeover of Sky to a full investigation because the deal raises concerns about the... ...

http://www.sify.com/news/britain-says-fox-bid-for-sky-gives-murdoch-too-much-power-over-news-news-art-and-culture-rg3rfUgbjchhj.html
Survey

As much as 80 per cent of homes seekers rely on online property sites to find leads and information related to the homes they are interested in, a... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/homes-seekers-rely-heavily-on-property-sites-for-info-survey-117062200975_1.html

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