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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......

Outlook magazine's founder editor Vinod Mehta dies

  Vinod Mehta, distinguished editor and commentator who successfully launched a number of newspapers and magazines, passed away in New Delhi on Sunday after prolonged illness. He was 73.......

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......

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......

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    ......

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......

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......

'America didn't know what to make of Saeed and Madhur Jaffrey'

Sakina Jaffrey looks back at her parents, Saeed and Madhur Jaffrey’s acting journey, to map the changing Hollywood landscape for desi artists. Arthur J Pais listens in. Sixty years after......

'Thank you, Satyajit Ray, for a lifetime of wonder'

Here's what your favourite celebrities are tweeting.   Bollywood stars turned to Twitter to remember legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray on his 92nd birth anniversary. Here's what they tweeted:......

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......

Rosberg takes Monaco hat-trick after Mercedes gaffe

Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes GP celebrates winning the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit de Monaco. Photograph: Paul Gilham/Getty Images Germany's Nico Rosberg celebrated a surprise......

Goal difference sees Bournemouth all but promoted to EPL

AFC Bournemouth players are ecstatic after their Sky Bet Football League Championship match against Bolton Wanderers at the Goldsands Stadium, Dean Court on Monday. Photograph: Andrew......

We will never see the likes of him again

'If Richie Benaud was born to play cricket and born to lead, he was also born to commentate on the game he graced with his inspirational presence.' Haresh Pandya pays tribute to the legendary......

Former Australia captain and broadcaster Benaud dies

'There will never be another Richie Benaud. He was a one-off' Former Australian Captain and Channel 9 commentator Richie Benaud. Photograph: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images Former Australia captain Richie......
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British PM David Cameron meets Polish counterpart Ewa Kopacz on EU reform tour

WARSAW: British Prime Minister David Cameron met Poland's premier in Warsaw Friday on a whistlestop European tour to gather backing for EU reforms... ...

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/international/business/british-pm-david-cameron-meets-polish-counterpart-ewa-kopacz-on-eu-reform-tour/articleshow/47468518.cms
England FA chairman says World Cup boycott possible

LONDON: English FA chairman Greg Dyke said England would support a possible boycott of the 2018 World Cup if Sepp Blatter was re-elected president... ...

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/football/top-stories/England-FA-chairman-says-World-Cup-boycott-possible/articleshow/47468509.cms
Cameron's Challenge to Hollande over EU

LONDON: David Cameron has told Francois Hollande, the French president, to be more "flexible and imaginative" if he wants to keep Britain in the... ...

http://www.newindianexpress.com/world/Camerons-Challenge-to-Hollande-over-EU/2015/05/29/article2838801.ece
Getting fired from 'Top Gear' was my 'own silly fault'

Getting kicked off of "Top Gear was my own silly fault," Jeremy Clarkson told BBC2 Radio's Chris Evans last week . In his first live interview... ...

http://www.businessinsider.in/Jeremy-Clarkson-Getting-fired-from-Top-Gear-was-my-own-silly-fault/articleshow/47463744.cms?utm_source=ten_minutes_with&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=Content_Patnership
Oxford University Press children's word of year is #

Social media sensation hashtag has been named children's word of the year by Oxford University Press (OUP) here on Thursday. The use of the hashtag... ...

http://www.millenniumpost.in/NewsContent.aspx?NID=116292

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