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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......

Federer to face debutant Zverev in ATP Tour Finals

IMAGE: Roger Federer is placed in the Pete Sampras group. Photograph: Mark Runnacles/Getty Images for Andy Murray Live Six-time champion Roger Federer was paired in the same group as German......

Sports shorts: First female referee to officiate at FIFA U-17 World Cup

IMAGE: Referee Esther Staubli. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images In line with FIFA’s objective to further develop women’s football, a new milestone has been achieved in India......

There is no stop to the national anthem controversy in the US...

Trump trying to divide us, cries NBA star LeBron James even as Cowboys, Cardinals link arms amid anthem protests    IMAGE: Cleveland Cavaliers' forward LeBron James has come down hard on......

London's Oval cricket stadium evacuated

London's Oval cricket stadium evacuated after crossbow bolt lands on pitch IMAGE: Middlesex tweeted an image of the arrow. Photograph: Middlesex Cricket/Twitter The Oval cricket stadium in London......
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Federer paired with Zverev

Six-times champion Roger Federer was paired in the same group as German debutant Alexander Zverev for next weeks ATP Tour Finals when the draw was... ...

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/641681/federer-paired-zverev.html
Facebook, Twitter, Google questioned over 'Russian meddling'

Washington : Facebook, Twitter and Google lawyers defended themselves to US lawmakers probing whether Russia used social media to influence the... ...

http://www.sify.com/news/facebook-twitter-google-questioned-over-russian-meddling-news-international-rlbiahfjdijfb.html
Tom Jones speaks up about sexual abuse in music industry

Singer Tom Jones has said that it is not just Hollywood that is reeling under the allegations of sexual harassment post Harvey Weinstein... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/tom-jones-speaks-up-about-sexual-abuse-in-music-industry-117102000112_1.html
no clear case for rate hike soon

LONDON (Reuters) - Bank of England Deputy Governor Jon Cunliffe said on Thursday it was not clear that interest rates needed to rise soon, showing... ...

http://www.sify.com/finance/bank-of-englands-cunliffe-no-clear-case-for-rate-hike-soon-news-economy-rktxxOibbadcd.html
First female referee to officiate at FIFA U-17 World Cup

IMAGE: Referee Esther Staubli. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images In line with FIFA’s objective to further develop women’s... ...

http://www.rediff.com/sports/report/sports-shorts-first-female-referee-to-officiate-at-fifa-under-17-world-cup/20171012.htm

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