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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......

General Jacob masterminded Pakistan's surrender in 1971

Lieutenant General Jacob Farj Rafael Jacob (retired) -- Jake to his friends -- passed into the ages on Wednesday, January 13, 2016. In tribute to the great soldier, we bring you this fascinating......

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......

A few things that you don't know about Bill Gates

Bill Gates dropped out of Harvard when he was just 19 to start Microsoft with Paul Allen in 1975. Image: Bill and Melinda Gates. Photograph: Getty Images     Microsoft co-founder Bill......

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......

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......

Saeed Jaffrey: The Great Entertainer

'Sent off to interview him in the late 1970s I met him in a cafe in New Delhi's Regal Building called The Parlour. With impromptu send-ups of Laurence Olivier, Sybil Thorndike and the rich,......

'Malala is the real deal'

'She is a genuine, real, person who wants to be with girls who are suffering the way she suffered.' The producers and director of He Named Me Malala speak to Aseem Chhabra/Rediff.com in New York.......

Emma Watson, Beyonce, J-Law: UK's TOP 10 feminist icons

Has your favourite star made the cut?A nationwide poll conducted by British fashion house Rose & Willard drew up a list of the country's top 10 feminist icons. Founder Heidy Rehman said......

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......

Athletics scandal worse than FIFA crisis: Johnson

'It doesn't make sense to me how a reset of all the world records is going to deal with the issue of people cheating' The corruption scandal that has rocked athletics is worse than the one that......

Beckham hails Zidane as the right choice for Real Madrid

Zinedine Zidane is the right man for the job of Real Madrid coach, former team-mate David Beckham said on Monday after the Spanish club sacked Rafa Benitez and replaced him with the French World......

How the world reacted to Mourinho's sacking

‘You cannot sack all the players so sack the manager -- whether right or wrong’ ‘Some major players in the dressing room have given up on him’ Following are some of the......

'Rosberg and I are never going to be best friends but we somehow make it work'

Hamilton responded to Mercedes motorsport head Toto Wolff who said that driver discord was a major weakness in the team and that they wanted 'nice guys' IMAGE: Mercedes GP's Lewis Hamilton on the......
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France vs Ireland live streaming and TV information

Johnny Sexton expects a difficult match against France in the 6 Nations Reuters France and Ireland will look to get a leg up in the Six Nations... ...

http://www.ibtimes.co.in/watch-six-nations-live-france-vs-ireland-live-streaming-tv-information-666878
In Loving Memory

For many music fans, this year and were not even two months into it began sadly, with the demise of talented and influential musicians such as... ...

http://blogs.hindustantimes.com/download-central/2016/02/13/in-loving-memory/
Tuning in to good times

A nice cup of coffee with a loud, peppy and energetic ‘Good morning... Bengaluru’ and some vibrant numbers are enough to give you that... ...

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/528511/tuning-good-times.html
`Mumbai becomes Bombay as Sena had renamed it, Kolkata not to return to Calcutta as renaming was by Left`

New Delhi: Questioning British newspaper The Independent's secular credentials over its decision to switch back to using Bombay in place of Mumbai... ...

http://zeenews.india.com/news/india/mumbai-becomes-bombay-as-sena-had-renamed-it-kolkata-not-to-return-to-calcutta-as-renaming-was-by-left_1855130.html
Man falsely accused of sexually assaulting actress feels like he has undergone 'mental torture sanctioned by the state'

A commuter wrongly accused of sexually assaulting a "well-known" actress after brushing past her at a train station has spoken of how "half a... ...

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/uk/Man-falsely-accused-of-sexually-assaulting-actress-feels-like-he-has-undergone-mental-torture-sanctioned-by-the-state/articleshow/50961075.cms

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