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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......

'Shashi Kapoor didn't need to pretend'

A beloved actor and filmmaker, a generous promoter of theatre, a family man... the late Shashi Kapoor was all this and more. In Shashi Kapoor: The Householder, The Star, Aseem Chhabra gives us......

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......

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......

Cilic blames closed roof for slow start against Federer

'I think that it was just little bit difficult to adjust, especially the beginning of the match' IMAGE: Marin Cilic of Croatia poses with the runners-up trophy after losing the 2018 Australian......

Closed roof for Australian Open final draws criticism

Absolutely ridiculous that the roof is closed for the Australian Open IMAGE: A fan of Roger Federer holds up a sign reading 'Roger - Forever Our No. 1' at the final between Roger Federer of......

EPL: United's Carrick recovering from heart operation

IMAGE: Manchester United's Michael Carrick. Photograph: Michael Regan/Getty Images Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has undergone an operation for an irregular heart rhythm, he said......

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......
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Guardiola refuses to blame City players after Wigan upset

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola refused to blame his players after the runaway Premier league leaders, reduced to 10 men at half-time, were... ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/sports/report-fa-cup-pep-guardiola-refuses-to-blame-manchester-city-players-after-wigan-athletic-upset-2586718
On India's prime time TV debates, women are mostly invisible

Mumbai: On any evening, those watching primetime television news debates in India may get the impression that women rarely have opinions worth... ...

http://www.sify.com/news/on-indias-prime-time-tv-debates-women-are-mostly-invisible-news-national-sctpSfadccafh.html
Nolan won't direct next James Bond

Filmmaker Christopher Nolan has debunked rumours he's next in line to direct James Bond."I won't be the man (to direct the next Bond). No,... ...

http://www.prokerala.com/news/articles/a811474.html
If only we could take care of birds...

Earlier this week, I was walking outside the airport. I was surprised to see a tall, bald Peepal tree, which was almost ‘laden’ with... ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/ahmedabad/column-if-only-we-could-take-care-of-birds-2581314
BBC women denounce unequal pay as heat rises for broadcaster

Women working for the BBC have complained they were paid less than men in equivalent jobs and have accused managers of misleading them about their... ...

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/656672/bbc-women-denounce-unequal-pay.html

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